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Your title is very close to the name of a well-known module for working with dates. I can also tell you that what you want is as easy (or Ez) as falling off a log.
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Use two parentheses: (Like this: :) )
Use one parenthesis: (Like this: :)
Reverse direction of the smiley: (Like this: (: )
Use angle/square brackets instead of parentheses
Use C-style commenting to set the smiley off from the closing parenthesis
Make the smiley a dunce: (:>
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