You might want to try re-indexing the field or testing a recovered copy of your file. There's at least a chance that your file is damaged. If you recover the file and the recovered copy works correctly, replace your file with an undamaged back up copy.
PS. You can kill off all those pesky emoticons by inserting a space after the second colon. You can even fix your message after you post it by selecting Edit from the options menu (just above the Kudo control on the right.) :smileywink: