Semi-napping after a long hard coding session, I was hearing local drive-time radio hosts discussing the latest social media crap. I misheard them talking about "harshtags". In semi-nap/semi-dream mode I expanded the misword into a larger thought....
Twitter missed the chance to pack more meaning into those tags when it restricted the prefix to just one # symbol.
Here's how the morpheme could be packed:
♯ Sharptag or harshtag.
Tells you that the following word sharpens or harshens the meaning of the original.
♭ Flattag or bongtag.
Tells you that the main phrase should be taken in a more mellow or toned-down way.
Undoes an implicit sharptag or flattag. If the main phrase is likely to sound sardonic, this tells you to take it as plain fact.
Give this subject a rest! Pause for coffee!
Give this subject a looooong rest! Take an ocean cruise!
Hold on a minute here! Or, the main phrase gives a surprising proof of a puzzling theorem. Or, the subject reminds me of Leela. Or, Kilroy was partly here.
You know where I'm going with these.
Watch out, I'm just about ready to hit the CAPS LOCK KEY.
OKAY, you're right. Sorry. I'll turn off caps lock.
Implies that the main phrase begins with Yeah, right,
and includes at least three somehow
s and two notion
s and must be spoken in a querulous tremulous tone. Like this.
And one final tag as a special gift for Polistra:
Freitag. You're free from mathematically precise measures! Free to use natural measures!
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Tech note: Most of the proper musical symbols are in the five-digit Unicode range, which won't be seen unless you have a special musical font on your computer. It appears that the only fully functional musical font is Adobe Sonata, which is neither standard nor free. So I used regular font for the first three, which are in the four-digit range, and made JPGs for the rest.