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Thesis headquarters CHATROOM EMOTICONS/ASSICONS and acronyms or abbreviations and/or also Known as Chat Acronyms and E-mail Shorthand, these "abbreviations" are also used in Newsgroup Postings and IRC. A smiley is a sequence of characters on your computer keyboard. If you don't see it, try tilting your head to the left -- the colon represents the eyes, the dash represents the nose and the right parenthesis represents the mouth. Smileys usually follow after the punctuation (or in place of the punctuation) at the end of a sentence. A smiley [ :) = J : (= L ] tells someone what you really mean when you make an offhand remark. They are also called emoticons because they intend to convey emotion!

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table 1 emoticons. 1

Table 2 emoticons. 5

Table 3 emoticons. 7

Table 4 assicons. 38

Abbreviations. 38

Abbreviations 2. 39

 

        A GLOSSARY OF COMPUTER ORIENTED ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

        Jargon File - This document is a collection of slang terms used by various subcultures of computer hackers

        Word list for Internet Acronyms & Lingo

        TERRELL_WEB search engine for PhD and etc.

        Domain name registries around the world

       ONLINE JOURNALS which discuss chatrooms and virtual communities

OTHER SITES WHICH HAVE UPDATED EMOTICONS AND ABREVIATIONS (ONLINE STILL AS OF Tuesday, 12 February 2002):

      Netguides emoticons: http://www.indbazaar.com/netguide/index1.asp?catid=7

      helwig's smiley dictionary http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/~helwig/smileys.html

      http://www.computeruser.com/resources/dictionary/chat.html

table 1 emoticons

commonly used emoticons

Creatively used emoticons

for the silly at heart

Many more of this type are available at:

http://www.chatropolis.com/emoticons.html

:( = frown

(_)? [_]? = coffee or tea

.-) Person who can still smile despite losing an eyeball

=|:-) Abe Lincoln

:'( = crying

(_8(|) = Homer Simpson

:-( Sad person with a nose

=|:-)= Abe Lincoln

:( L a sad face. this too has variations of despair that can be added such as :(~~ for crying and :P~~ giving someone the raspberry

*S* = Variation of Smile

:( Person who is sad because he or she has a large fish for a nose

|-[#] About to explode

:-) = smile (with a nose)

:-& = tongue-tied

:---( Person who is sad because he or she has a large nose

>-< Absolutely livid

:) J a smiley face denotes that you are joking or happy. there are many variations on this such as :-) ;-) :0 so keep smiling

^5 high five and means you're congratulating someone on a comment they

:-{8 Person who is unhappy with the results of her breast-enlargement surgery

:%) Accountant

{{{{{{{ }}}}}}} = lots of hugs

0:) an angel...

:-| Person unsure of which long-distance company to choose

d:-p Adolescent

{{{{{{}}}}}} cyberhugs. {{{{{Terrell}}}}}}}

c[[]] = a pint of beer

:-0WW Person vomiting a series of Slim Jims

:=( Adolf Hitler

{} = a hug

}:> = devil

:-D Person laughing

:-=( Adolf Hitler

<bfg> big freaking grin (big fucking grin)

<------ = referring to yourself

:-D* Person laughing so hard that he or she does not notice that a 5-legged spider is hanging from his or her lip

:-\ 8o After a cold shower

<eg> = evil grin

:* = kiss

:-Q Person who just had cybersex and is now enjoying a post-coital cybercigarette

:-{ -__-: After slamming the toilet seat

<eg> evil grin

:-| = grim face

:V:-| Person who cannot figure out why nobody wants to talk to him or her, little suspecting that there is an alligator on his or her head

:-o ^^^^: After zipping up fly too fast

<g> = grin

:D = smile/laughing/big grin

;-) Person winking

#:-0 Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

<g> is a grin and to make it a bigger one, use a capital g.

:o#) = man with a moustache

~oE]:-| Fisherperson heading for market with a basket on his or her head containing a three-legged octopus that is giving off smell rays

V(8-| Air Force pilot

<gag> <choke> <hack> <cough>

:o) = another smile

>:-[ -{9 Person who is none too pleased to be giving birth to a squirrel

=|:-) Abe Lincoln

<giggle> <tee hee>

:P = sticking out tongue

>:-Q -... Person who was enjoying a post-coital cigarette until he suddenly noticed, to his alarm, that there is some kind of discharge dribbling from his cybermember

=|:-)= Abe Lincoln

<S> = Big Smile

:-P = sticking out tongue

>8-O-(&) Person just realizing that he or she has a tapeworm

|-[#] About to explode

<s> = Smile

:X = my lips are sealed

.-) Person who can still smile despite losing an eyeball

>-< Absolutely livid

<S> a huge smile

;) = wink

:-( Sad person with a nose

:%) Accountant

<s> is a tiny smile

@@@@8 (|) = Marge Simpson

:( Person who is sad because he or she has a large fish for a nose

d:-p Adolescent

 

@---}---}----- = another rose

0:-) Angel / saint

:=( Adolf Hitler

 

@--->--->--- = a rose

0:) Angel / saint

:-=( Adolf Hitler

 

<(((>< = a big fish

O:-) Angel / saint

:-(( Al Jolson

 

<:3 )~ = A mouse

o:-) Angel / saint

:-)) Al Jolson

 

<|:-) = witch

O 8-) Angel / saint

 

<~~~ = another way of referring to yourself

O |-) Angel / saint

$-) Alex Keaton (Family Ties)

 

<>< = a small fish

:-II Angry

{ Alfred Hitchcock

 

<3 = a heart

:-@ Angry

-( Always wear safety glasses

 

<snicker>

(:-& Angry

-) Always Wear Safety Glasses

 

<vbg> = very big grin

:-(( Al Jolson

(|:-#American footballer

 

<vweg> very wicked evil grin for those people who are not faint of heart.

0:-) Angel / saint

=:-H American footballer

 

<weg> wicked evil grin?

0:) Angel / saint

C:# American footballer

 

<wg> = wicked grin

O:-) Angel / saint

_:^) American Indian

 

>:) at its mildest is someone who is mischievous and at its worst...a horny devil.

o:-) Angel / saint

%-} Amused

 

>^,,^< = a cat

:-|| Angry

|I Asleep

 

 

~ :-( Angry Particularly

(I Asleep

 

 

_o-) Aquanaut

|-I Asleep

 

 

O-) Aquanaut

:-|| Angry

 

 

@:-) Arab

~ :-( Angry Particularly

Table 2 emoticons

@>--;--

A rose

O:-)

Angel

0*-)

Angel winking

d:-)

Baseball

:-)

Basic

:)

Basic Little Kid

:~-(

Bawling

: =

Beaver

:-)^<

Big Boy

(:-)

Big Face

:-)8<

Big Girl

(((H)))

Big Hug

:-X

Big Wet Kiss

=|:o}

Bill Clinton smiley

(:-D

Blabber Mouth

?-(

Black Eye

:-]

Blockhead

:-}X

Bow Tie-Wearing

%-6

Brain Dead

:-(=)

Bucktoothed

:-E

Bucktoothed Vampire

:-F

Bucktoothed Vampire with One Tooth Missing

}|{

Butterfly

})i({

Butterfly - an even prettier one

}:-X

Cat

q:-)

Catcher

C=:-)

Chef

8^

Chicken

;-(

Chin up

:-.)

Cindy Crawford

*<):o)

Clown

:-S

Confused

H-)

Cross-Eyed

:`-(

Crying

:*(

Crying softly

:-@!

Cursing

O-)

Cyclops

>:->

Devilish

:-e

Disappointed

:3-]

Dog

:*)

Drinking every night

:#)

Drunk

.\/

Duck

<:-l

Dunce

:-6

Eating Something Spicy

5:-)

Elvis

:")

Embarrased

>:)

Evil

>-)

Evil Grin

l:-O

FlatTop Loudmouth

:-!

Foot in Mouth

=:-H

Football player

:-W

Forked Tongue

:^{=

Frank Zappa

/:-)

Frenchman with a beret

8)

Frog

%-)

Happy Drunk

l^o

Hepcat

(_8^(|)

Homer Simpson

(_8(|)

Homer Simpson

*^_^*

Huge Dazzling Grin

%*@:-(

Hungover with headache

?:^[]

Jim Carrey

(8 {

John Lennon

@:-}

Just Back From Hairdresser

:-x

Kid smiley

:-*

Kiss

>^,,^<

Kitty Cat

>:-l

Klingon

@(*0*)@

Koala Bear

(-:

Left Hand

-:

Left Handed Tongue Touching Nose

>;->

Lewd Remark

8:-)

Little Girl

|-(

Lost Contact Lenses

X-(

Mad

&-l

Makes Me Cry

:-(*)

Makes Me Sick

:-S

Makes No Sense

@@@@:-)

Marge Simpson

8(:-)

Mickey Mouse

:)

Midget

:-{

Mustache

:-3

Mustache (Handlebar Type)

:-#

My Lips Are Sealed

):-(

Nordic

8-O

Omigod!

:=)

Orangutan

:^)

Personality

3:]

Pet Dog

:8)

Pig

:---)

Pinnochio

P-(

Pirate

3:[

Pitbull

}:^#)

Pointy Nosed

+<:-)

Pope

:-t

Pouting

+:-)

Priest

X:-)

Propeller Head

=:-)

Punk

=:-(

Punk Not Smiling

:-r

Rasberry

(((((:-{=

Rave Dude

:-C

Real Unhappy

([(

Robocop

[:]

Robot

3:*>

Rudolph the red nose reindeer

:(

Sad Turtle

:-d

Said with a smile

*<|:-)

Santa Claus

:->

Sarcastic

:-@

Screaming

$__$

Sees Money

+-(

Shot Between the Eyes

:-V

Shouting

~:-P

Single Hair

:-/

Skeptical

O-)

Smiley After Smoking a Banana

;^)

Smirking

:-i 

Smoking a cig

:-?

Smoking a pipe

:-Q

Smoking while talking

:-( <|

Standing Firm

%-)

Staring at a Screen for 15 hours

:-0

Talkative

:- 

Tongue Sticking Out

:-&

Tongue Tied

:-a

Tongue Touching Nose

<:>==

Turkey

=):-)

Uncle Sam

:-\

Undecided

|:-)

Unibrow

:-[

Vampire

(:-(

Very Unhappy

:-<

Walrus

[:-)

Wearing a Walkman

8-)

Wearing Contacts

B-)

Wearing Glasses

:-{}

Wearing Lipstick

]-I

Wearing Sunglasses

{:-)

Wears a Toupee

:-"

Whistling

'-)

Winking

,-)

Winking Happy

8<:-)

Wizard

-=#:-) \

Wizard with Wand

,-}

Wry and Winking

l-O

Yawning

:-(0)

Yelling

=8-0

Yikes!

$-)

Yuppie

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 3 emoticons

This growing list is from

http://www.chatropolis.com/emoticons.html

=|:-)

Abe Lincoln

=|:-)=

Abe Lincoln

|-[#]

About to explode

>-<

Absolutely livid

:%)

Accountant

d:-p

Adolescent

:=(

Adolf Hitler

:-=(

Adolf Hitler

:-\ 8o

After a cold shower

:-{ -__-:

After slamming the toilet seat

:-o ^^^^:

After zipping up fly too fast

#:-0

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

V(8-|

Air Force pilot

:-((

Al Jolson

:-))

Al Jolson

* :-o

Alarmed !

$-)

Alex Keaton (Family Ties)

{

Alfred Hitchcock

-(

Always wear safety glasses

-)

Always Wear Safety Glasses

(|:-#

American footballer

=:-H

American footballer

C:#

American footballer

_:^)

American Indian

%-}

Amused

0:-)

Angel / saint

0:)

Angel / saint

O:-)

Angel / saint

o:-)

Angel / saint

O 8-)

Angel / saint

O |-)

Angel / saint

:-II

Angry

:-@

Angry

(:-&

Angry

:-||

Angry

~ :-(

Angry Particularly

_o-)

Aquanaut

O-)

Aquanaut

@:-)

Arab

|I

Asleep

(I

Asleep

|-I

Asleep

|-|

Asleep

|-(

Asleep and having nightmares

3-I

Asleep and having nightmares

_(D)

Astronaut

~:-o

Baby (crying)

(: )

Balaclava

(:-)

Bald

C:-|

Bald

(: )t

Bank robber

:-%

Banker

C):-O

Barbershop quartet member

d:-)

Baseball cap

q:-)

Baseball catcher

q:-#

Baseball catcher

d:-)

Baseball player

B-)

Batman

B-|

Batman (played by Michael Keaton)

~~~c___

Beach

*8-)

Beaker (The Muppets)

:-)}

Beard

:-}

Beard

:-)#

Beard

:<)=

Beard

(:-{~

Beard

:-)##

Beard long

:-)>

Bearded

%+|

Beaten Up

\:-)

Beret

/:-)

Beret

*/:-)

Beret

#:o+=

Betty Boop

(-E:

Bi-focals

:-)-8

Big girl

:-)3

Big girl

:-)-}8

Big girl

:-)8<

Big girl

:-)B

Big girl

:-)-{8

Big girl

;-)-8

Big girl winking at you

:-(=)

Big Teeth

=:o]

Bill Clinton

|-O

Birth

<>:-)

Bishop

:-*

Bitter

(:-D

Blabber Mouth

!-(

Black Eye

:-1

Bland

:-!

Bland

*L*

Blotto

:-*

Blowing a kiss

:-#

Blowing a kiss

:-x

Blowing a kiss

|-<>

Blowing a kiss

:P

Blowing a raspberry

:-r

Blowing a raspberry

:*

Blowing kisses

:-) -8

Blue balls

:-?

Blue Oyster Cult fetishist

:'O

Bob Hope

o<:-)

Bobble hat

C:-)

Bonjour, Monsieur

:-(

Boo hoo

:-)8

Bow tie

:-)x

Bow tie

:-)X

Bow Tie

c):-)

Bowler hat

C|:-)

Bowler hat

:_)

Boxer

:o)

Boxer's nose

*:o)

Bozo the Clown

:-#

Braces

:-{#}

Braces

;-)o===8

Braggart

%6

Brain dead

%-6

Braindead

R-)

Broken Glasses

(:-...

Broken Heart

:^)

Broken Nose

}:-(

Bull-headed

:C

Bummed

:-c

Bummed

|:-)

Bushey Eyebrows

~M`'~

Camel

~=

Candle

||

Car

:+)

Carl Friedrich Gauss

}:-<

Cat

:-) >

Celibate

:-/

Chagrined

=|:=)

Charlie Chaplin

C|:-=

Charlie Chaplin

C=:-)

Chef

Q=:-)

Chef (graduated)

)

Cheshire Cat

<|-)

Chinese

<|-(

Chinese and doesn't like these kind of jokes.

: .)

Cindy Crawford

;-) ===8

Circumcised

}:-{|

Clark Gable

*:o)

Clown

*:-))

Clown

<*:oDX

Clown

:*)

Clown

P-)

Colonel Klink (Hogan's Heroes)

:-D

Comedy

(V)=|

Computer game champion

:-8(

Condescending

%-)

Confused

|-(

Contact lenses, but has lost them

:-[x>

Count Dracula

:-C

Count Dracula

3:-)

Cow

C):-)

Cowboy

D)

Crash helmet

:-[

Critical

:-t

Cross

:-z

Cross

%-)

Cross-eyed

H-)

Cross-eyed

%)

Cross-eyed

X-)

Cross Eyed

:,(

Crying

:/

Crying

:'-(

Crying

:,-(

Crying

:~(~~

Crying

:~-(

Crying

&.(..

Crying

:')

Crying

=^..^=

CyberKat

0-)

Cyclops

{0-)

Cyclops

(*): I

Cyclops

(O-)

Cyclops

.)

Cyclops

@-)

Cyclops

*-(

Cyclops Poked in the Eye (or after meeting Odysseus)

:/7)

Cyrano de Bergerac

X)

Dead

#-)

Dead

X-(

Dead

8-#

Dead

~(O)|

Deep sea diver

(O)|

Deep sea diver

{:-{

Definitely unhappy

:-|:-|

Deja'vu

:-L]

Dentist

]:-)

Devil

>:-)

Devil

}:-)

Devil

> ;7)~~

Devil and winky combined

>-)

Devil rude

};->

Devil rude

>:>

Devilish

>:-)

Devilish

C=>8*)

Devilish chef with glasses and a moustache

:->

Devilish Grin (heavy sarcasm)

>:->

Devilish remark

=:-)

Dickhead

<=8:-)

Dickhead

=|:-)X

Diplomat

:-e

Disappointment

:-|

Disgusted

:-)-O

Doctor (with stethoscope)

:-) 8

Dolly Parton

===:-D

Don King

:))

Double-chinned

:-(

Drama

:)~

Drooling

:-)~

Drooling / dribbling

:-B

Drooling / dribbling

:-)'

Drooling / Dribbling

:*)

Drunk

%-<|>

Drunk with laughter

%-)

Drunk with laughter

C=}>;*{O)

Drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft, a mustache, and a double chin

C=}>;*{))

Drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft, a mustache, and a double chin.

C= 2>;*{))

Drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft, a mustache, and a double chin.

{:V

Duck

.\/

Duck

<:-)

Dumb Question

<:)

Dunce

<:I

Dunce

:-3

Eaten a lemon

:-&

Eating spaghetti

:*)

Ed McMahon

<:-O

Eeek !

(:-I

Egghead

(:I

Egghead

?8-o

Elton John

:-|K-

Evening dress

}-)

Evil

>:-)

Evil Grin

|:-|

Excessively rigid

#-)

Exhausted after partying all night

[:-)

Fankenstein's monster

:-#

Fat Lip

>-

Female

:)3

Female

*:-} 8 *

Female

*:-} 8 O

Female and on the make

%')

Finished off a fifth for lunch

(O--<

Fishy

~==

Flame Follows

@;-)

Flirt

:'''-)

Floods of Tears

:-!

Foot in Mouth

G:-)

Football helmet

:-<

Forlorn

:->X==|

Formal wear

[:-|I

Frankenstein's monster

EK(

Frankenstein's monster

7:-)

Fred Flintstone

/:-)

French

\:-)

French Hat

P-)

Fresh

8)

Frog

:-(

Frown (anger or displeasure)

:(

Frowning

(:-<

Frowning

(:-(

Frowning

:-(

Frowning smiley. User did not like that last statement or is upset or depressed

*:*

Fuzzy

@}:-)

Gardening hat

>>-O->

General Custer

(:-|

General or marshal

(: (

Ghost

(: (=|

Ghost costume

:-)O

Girl very messed up

:-X

Giving you a big wet kiss

R-)

Glasses broken

%-(

Glasses broken

::-)

Glasses broken

(8-{)}

Glasses, Moustache and a Beard

:]

Gleep...a friendly midget smiley who will gladly be your friend.

%~v

God I hate line noise!

|-{

Good Grief (Charlie Brown)

8-)

Gorilla

|<:-)

Graduate

L:-)

Graduate

Q:-)

Graduate (recent)

:<)

Graduate from an Ivy League or Oxbridge college

:^D

Great! I like it!

8^|

Grim

;-)=)

Grin

}B-i

Groucho Marx

|:['

Groucho Marx

:-):-):-)

Guffawing loudly

\:^)

Gumby

:-)

Ha ha

-)

Ha ha

/8^{~<

Hair Line, Glasses, Moustache, and Goatee

/8^{~

Hair line, glasses, moustache, and goatee

O:-)

Halo

||*

Handshake

<|##

Hangman

:-)

Happy

^L^

Happy

:-)

Happy

:^)

Happy

^(^

Happy variation

}:-}

Has a big grin

?-(

Has a black eye

!-(

Has a black eye

:-#)

Has a bushy moustache

:-~|

Has a cold

:-'|

Has a cold

:*)

Has a cold

:-')

Has a Cold

$:-)

Has a comb stuck in their hair

>:->

Has a crew cut

>:-( 8 *>-

Has a disparaging opinion of feminists

:-))

Has a double chin

:-)=

Has a goatee

:-{>

Has a goatee

:-{)

Has a handlebar mustache

:-3

Has a handlebar mustache

C:-)

Has a large cranial capacity

-:-)

Has a Mohican

=:-)

Has a Mohican

~:-)

Has a Mohican and has been out in the rain

:-|)

Has a moustache

:-{

Has a moustache

:<)

Has a moustache

:-*|

Has a moustache

:I)

Has a septum pierce

:%)%

Has acne

:-) .

Has an innie belly button

:-) ,

Has an outie belly button

:-})

Has an RAF moustache

;-\

Has been beaten up

;-|

Has been beaten up but is staying silent

:-( |

Has been beheaded

:-(O

Has been hanged

;^?

Has been punched out

o:-(

Has been shot between the eyes

+-(

Has been shot between the eyes

*-)

Has been shot dead

._/

Has been squashed

%-)

Has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight

%-|

Has been working all night

:-(=)

Has big teeth

|:-)

Has bushy eyebrows

&:-)

Has curly hair / forgot to brush their hair

:-3

Has Eaten a Lemon

8*)

Has glasses and a moustache

(:-) ?

Has had a sex-change

%-)

Has had long bangs

-(

Has had their eyes gouged out

E-(

Has had their eyes gouged out

=-(

Has had their eyes scratched out

:-s

Has heard a bizarre comment

:-B

Has just bitten their lip

:-*

Has just eaten something sour

:-S

Has just made an incoherent statement

:-#

Has just said something that shouldn't have been said

:-T

Has just zippered their lips shut

%+|

Has lost a fight

|-(

Has lost their contact lenses

#:-)

Has matted hair

:-$

Has mouth wired shut

J:-)

Has nice hair

:-|]

Has no need to go to the dentist

{:-)

Has old-fashioned hair

/;-)

Has one big thick cock-eyed eyebrow

.-)

Has only one eye

,-)

Has only one eye and is winking

:-{~

Has read too many of the toilet paper articles previous to lunch

:-R

Has the flu

:-!

Has their foot in their mouth

:-P

Has their tongue hanging out in anticipation

S:-)

Has wavy hair / uses too much hairspray

@:-)

Has wavy hair / uses too much hairspray

<<<<(:-)

Hat salesman

:-(

Have an ordinary day

>:^(

Headhunter (Amazon style)

:X)

Hear no evil

:-...

Heart-broken

|:-)

Heavey Eyebrows

|-)

Hee hee

-

Helen Keller

(|:-)

Helmet

|^o

Hepcat

<:-)`

Hero

:->

Hey hey

:->

Hey hey

<:<)}

Hippie

{-}}}

Hippie

:

Hmmm

:-I

Hmmm

:-,

Hmmm

|-D

Ho ho

(##]

Hockey player

B-)

Horn-rimmed glasses

[]

Hugs and

,`:-C

Huh? What's the matter?" / "What's wrong?

m(_)m

Humble bow of thanks or apology

%*@:-(

Hung Over

%-\

Hungover

%*@:-)

Hungover

@-)

Hypnotist

;-S

I kind of like it

(:-$

Ill

:~)

Ill with a cold

!:-)

Imaginative

):-)

Impish

:-( :-

Impotent

-]:-)[-

Impressed

8-I

In suspense

8-|

In suspense

X-)

Inconscious

:-|

Indifference

:|

Indifferent

:-I

Indifferent smiley. Better than a :-( but not quite as good as a :-).

:-I

Indifferent/sad

8

Infinity

:<)

Is a blabbermouth

(:-D

Is a blabbermouth

:-]

Is a blockhead

:-B

Is a buttmouth

*X-|

Is a dead nerd

<:-I

Is a dunce

I:-O

Is a flathead / flat-top

:-d~

Is a heavy smoker

&8-|

Is a nerd

*8-|

Is a nerd

8-)

Is a nerd

o:-)

Is a pea-brain

(:-|

Is an egghead

(:I

Is an egghead

:-=)

Is an older user with a moustache

:-[

Is an unhappy blockhead

%-6

Is brain-dead

:*D

Is drunk and laughing in church for no reason

|[*]

Is exploding NOW !!!!!

*:*

Is fuzzy

*:**

Is fuzzy with a fuzzy moustache

(:-$

Is ill

>8-0

Is in the throes of composition

@:-}

Is just back from the hairdresser

:-D*

Is laughing so much they don't realise that there's a spider hanging from their lip

(-:

Is left handed

:-H

Is missing teeth

~~:-)

Is on fire / has been flamed !

~~:-[

Is on fire / has been flamed !

:-|8( )-

Is pregnant

:::)

Is smiling despite being riddled with bullets

._)

Is suffering from Lorentz contractions

-:

Is upside down with a brick in their mouth

:-{8

Is very unhappy with the results of her breast implant surgery

:--)

Jamie Farr (Klinger from M*A*S*H)

:-C

Jaw hit Floor

:###)

Jimmy Durante

d:-)

Jockey

:-) ---

John Holmes

(:-) : 8===

John Holmes

:-) ===8`

John Holmes

:Q)

John Q. Public

-)

Jose Feliciano

8-O --*

Just before doubling over with pain

:-F]

Just came back from the dentist

8->

Just happy

:-)(-:

Just Married !

:-T

Keeping a straight face

.-)

Keeping an eye out

]:-} =]===>

King Arthur

:-*

Kiss

:-X

Kiss

:*

Kisses

:-x}

Kissing

:-x

Kissing

+<||-)

Knight

:+)

Large Nose

:D

Laughing

:-D

Laughing

(-D

Laughing

(-)

Laughing

:-)))

Laughing or double chin

%-(|)

Laughing out loud

:.-)

Laughing tears

:D

Laughter

:'-D

Lauging so much that they're crying

:,-D

Lauging so much that they're crying

;-}

Leer/ Leering

:-}

Leering

>:->

Leering

(-:

Left-handed

(}-8]

Left-handed bearded smiley with glasses and headphones

I-8)~V-|!

Left-handed general of an AF Apache radar section

: )

Leper

;->

Lewd

:-9

Licking lips

:-?

Licking lips

:d

Licking lips

:-#

Lips are sealed

:-X

Lips are sealed

:-{}

Lipstick

8:-)

Little girl

X:-)

Little kid

%+{

Lost A Fight

>:-<

Mad

>:-<<

Mad

> :-(

Mad

<:-)

Magician

<*:-)

Magician

:-!

Malcolm McUser

:-

Male

(:-)

Male

:)8-

Male

(:-) : -8

Male and on the make

(:/] > 8-

Male masochist

(:-[ : 8-

Male sadist

:-)... :-(

Manic depressive

{|:-)

Mao suit

:-.)

Marilyn Monroe / Madonna

(#-[

Marine

>X#-[

Marines never die, they just regroup in Hell

)-::-(

Married

#:-)

Matted Hair

3:[

Mean pet smiley

O-)

Megaton Man on patrol !

]:-)

Member of the Royal Family

o>8<(=

Message about interesting women

- @=

Message About Nuclear War

(:-#

Message about something that shouldn't have been said

2B|^2B

Message from Shakespeare

<{:-)}

Message in a bottle

0>-<(=

Message of interest to women

8-)*---

Miami Vice fan

:-(O)

Mick Jagger

8(:-)

Mickey Mouse

:)

Midget smiley

*(:-|

Military officer

MP(:-[

Military Policeman

o(:-)

Miner

+<:-)

Monk / nun

:-|

Monkey

<:3

Mouse / rat

<:3 )~~~~

Mouse / rat

:-#

Moustache

:<)

Moustache

:-{)

Moustache

:-{

Moustache

:^{)>

Moustache and beard

(8-o

Mr Bill

#:-o

Mr Bill

/:-|

Mr. Spock

:-:

Mutant smiley

:-X

Mute

:-#

My lips are sealed

(-)

Needs a haircut

~~\8-O

Needs to Fix Frayed Cord on Computer

:-E]

Needs to go to the dentist

~~:-(

Net.flame

~:-(

Net.Flame

E-:-I

Net.ham-radio

3:o[

Net.Pets

O |-)

Net.religion

X-(

Net.suicide

8 :-I

Net.unix-wizards

{:-{)}

New hair style, mustache and beard

:/I

No Smoking !

:-0

No Yelling! (Quiet Lab)

:>)

Nose big

(:+)

Nose big

:^)

Nose broken / pointy / cute nose

:v)

Nose broken / pointy / cute nose

:/\)

Nose extremely big

:+)

Nose has just had their broken nose set

|~(

Nose has just had their nose broken

:u)

Nose pug

:n)

Nose pug

:_)

Nose sliding off their face

:~)

Nose squiggly

:--)

Nose very large

:c)

Nose very large

:C)

Nose very large

:c<

Nose very large

:=)

Noses has two (or has no nose...)

:-)

Nosy

%-{

Not amused

:/)

Not amused

>:-(

Not keen on something

+<:-|

Nun/Monk

:-P

Nyah nyah

:-]

Obnoxious

:-o

Oh !

8-O

Omigod

.-)

One-eyed

:-O

Oops

:-*

Oops !

:-0

Orator

:-v

Orator

:-)|

Out on the town

(V)=|

Pacman Champion

#-)

Partied ALL Night

<|:-)

Party hat

*<8-)X

Party outfit with a hat and bow-tie

:-/

Perplexed or Skeptical

[:-)

Personal stereo

3:]

Pet smiley

3:o]

Pet smiley

:?)

Philosopher

%-^)

Picasso

%\v

Picasso Pablo

%-~

Picasso Pablo

%-^

Picasso Pablo

:8)

Pig

g-)

Pince-nez

:----}

Pinnochio

:-?

Pipe Smoker

oX)

Pirate

P-(

Pirate

P)

Pirate

+-:-)

Pope

+O:-)

Pope

+<:-|

Pope

+<(:-)

Pope

+-(:-)

Pope

+O:-)

Pope

!-|

Popeye

:-[

Pouting

@:-()

Presley Elvis

5:-)

Presley Elvis

+:-)

Priest

I-)

Private Eye

@=

Pro-nuclear activist

:-

Prolog programmer

K:-)

Propeller hat / beanie

8-(:-)

Propeller hat / beanie

$:-} 8 *

Prostitute

0

Pulling a Mooner

-:-)

Punk

=:-)

Punk

- -:-(

Punk Rocker

:-"

Pursed Lips

(-::-)

Putting heads together

:-I

Puzzled

E:-)

Radio ham

E-:-)

Radio ham

q:-)

Rapper

=:7)~~

Rat / mouse

0 =:--~~

Rat Holy in punker look

=:7(~~

Rat sad

=:7>~~

Rat sarcastic

=%7)~~

Rat that has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours

=;7)~~

Rat winky, sarcastic as ever

=87)~~

Rat with eyeglasses

~~(*:=

Rat/Mouse left-handed

|-)

Ray-Bans

7:)

Reagan Ronald

7:^]

Reagan Ronald

:[

Real Downer

:-C

Really bummed

:~/

Really mixed up

+-(:-)

Religious leader

|-p

Revolted

:'}

Richard Nixon

<|-)

Rickshaw driver

([(

Robocop

|:]

Robocop

(|-| F

Robocop

>|(

Robocop

|-]

Robocop

[:-]

Robot

:--]

Robot

[:]

Robot

[:|]`

Robot

<:-)<<|

Rocket pilot

3:*>

Rudolph the Reindeer

:-(

Sad

:(

Sad

8^(

Sad

%-{

Sad

:-<

Sad

(:-\

Sad Very

:-(

Sad, angry

4:-)

Sailor

0:-)

Saint

M:-)

Saluting

:-)!!!

Sam Kinnison

.-)

Sammy Davis Jr.

,-)

Sammy Davis Jr.

*<:-)>

Santa Claus

*<|:-)

Santa Claus

o-<:-}}}

Santa Claus

*<(:-)

Santa Claus

o-(:-{o{{{{

Santa Claus

o<:-}}

Santa Claus

:->

Sarcastic

:-]

Sarcastic

:-y

Saying it with a smile

( :+(

Scared

:-/

Sceptical / undecided

:-\

Sceptical / undecided

*#*!^*&:-)

Schizophrenic

*!#*!^*&:-)

Schizophrenic

:-)===

Schwarzenegger Arnold

:#

Screaming

:@

Screaming

:-@

Screaming

O-)

Scuba diver

(:)-)

Scuba diver

0-(

Scuba diver with a broken mask

(B^|

Secret agent

(-_-)

Secret Smile

M-)

See no evil

:-I

Semi-smiley

B-D

Serves you right, dummy!

C):-| *

Sheriff

:-D

Shock or Surprise

:o

Shocked

=:-)

Shocked

:-0

Shocked

:-o

Shocked / awed

:-)

Shoemaker Willie

*-)

Shot Dead

:-V

Shouting

:-()

Shouting

:-( )

SHOUTING VERY LOUD

:-O=

Showing their tongue to the doctor

(-::-)

Siamese twins

(-:|:-)

Siamese twins

.^)

Side view

)P-(

Silver Long John

:8-1

Simpson Bart

3 :-)

Simpson Bart

****:-)

Simpson Marge

:-)

Simpson Marge

B-(8

Sir Robin Day

:)%

Skateboarder

:-/

Skeptical

<:-)

Skier

:-Z

Sleeping

|-)

Sleeping

|-I

Sleeping

:-) <

Slut

^_^

Smile

(-_-)

Smile secret

:-)

Smiley basic. This smiley is used to inflect a sarcastic or joking statement

:= |

Smiley baboon

:=8)

Smiley baboon

[8-{)

Smiley bearded with glasses and headphones

: =

Smiley beaver

d8=

Smiley beaver wearing goggles and a hard hat

8^

Smiley chicken

3:-)

Smiley cow

3:-o

Smiley cow

:3-<

Smiley dog

{:V

Smiley duck

.V

Smiley duck

B|

Smiley frog

8P

Smiley frog in the mating season

8b

Smiley frog in the mating season

B)

Smiley frog wearing sunglasses

8:]

Smiley gorilla

:-|

Smiley monkey

:8)

Smiley pig

:@)

Smiley pig

| )

Smiley salamander

~~~~8}

Smiley snake

><:>==

Smiley turkey

:->

Smiley walrus

:<=

Smiley walrus

:V

Smiley woodpecker

(:[

Smiley worm (or ant)

:-j

Smiling to the left

;>)

Smirking

:-1

Smirking

:-,

Smirking

O-)

Smoked a banana

:-j

Smoker Smiling

:Q

Smoking

|:-Q

Smoking

:-I

Smoking

:~I

Smoking

:Ui

Smoking

:-G-

Smoking

:-Q

Smoking (Smoker)

:?

Smoking a pipe

:-?

Smoking a pipe

:-7

Smoking a pipe

:~j

Smoking and smiling

:Uj

Smoking and smiling

~~~~~8}

Snake

I-)

Sniggering

|-)

Sniggering

|^o

Snoring

^o

Snoring

3-O

Snoring

|^o

Snoring

:,-)

So happy that they're crying

:'-)

So happy that they're crying

:~-)

So happy that they're crying

:- ]

So shocked that their jaw has hit the ground

:-C

So shocked that their jaw has hit the ground

(:-)

Soldier

(:-|

Soldier

$(:-|

Soldier (dog-soldier)

_(:-|

Soldier from the communications corps

|-(:-|

Soldier from the radar division

(:-)"

Soldier with medals / officer

:-*

Sorry, I didn't want to say that

?-)

Sorry, I don't know what went wrong

?-(

Sorry, I don't know what went wrong

...---...

SOS

:-6

Sour (Sour Taste in Mouth)

:-M

Speak no evil

:-v

Speaking

:-W

Speaking with a forked tongue

:-h

Speaking with a forked tongue

:-w

Speaking with a forked tongue

:-w

Speaks with Forked Tongue

8:-)

Specatcles on their forehead

8-)

Spectacles or goggles

/\oo/\

Spider or bat

:-'

Spitting out chewing tobacco

%-)

Stared too long at a monitor

~ :-(

Steaming mad

:-p

Sticking out their tongue

:-d

Sticking out their tongue

:-P

Sticking out their tongue

:-b

Sticking out their tongue

:-r

Sticking out their tongue

$:-$

Stockbroker

*-)

Stoned

(:=<

Stormtrooper (Star Wars)

:-T

Straight faced

:-()

Stubbed my toe

UJ:)

Student at the Jagellonian University

<:|-|)<

Student of physics (esp. At Jagellonian University)

<:-)

Stupid question (donkey's hat)

:-)o->

Suit and tie

(:-|K-

Suit and tie

B-)

Sunglasses

B-)[<

Sunglasses and swimming trunks

B:-)

Sunglasses on head.

]-I

Sunglasses Very cool

S:-)

Superuser

:-)J

Surfer

:-J

Surfer

( o ) ( o )

Surprise

:-o

Surprise / shocker

=)

Surprised!

8-(

Surprised!

:-O

Surprised!

:-O

Surprised/shocked

8-|

Suspense / thriller

:-X

Swearing

(8-)

Swimmer

8-)

Swimmer

:X

Sworn to secrecy

:-x

Sworn to secrecy / has a taped-up mouth

:-X

Sworn to secrecy / has a taped-up mouth

:-) :-...

Taking a leak

:-} -oo-:

Taking matters into hand

d :-o

Taking their hat off to a great idea

:-v

Talking

:-()

Talking

:-Y

Talking after the no yelling smiley

:-8

Talking out of both sides of their mouth

:-p

Talking, talking, talking

*\:-)

Tam o'shanter

|:-)

Teacher

&-|

Tearful

&-(

Tearful

C:-)

Tefal employee

Q:-o

Tell William Jr.

(: )t

Terrorist

-=* :-)

TeX wizard

,':-)

That's a really interesting idea!

:))

The Chesire Cat

)

The Chesire Cat

:::-)

The Elephant Man

%-)

The Elephant Man

-8

The Invisible Man

C)B-)

The Lone Ranger

(:>-<

Thief

:->-<

Thief - hands up !

(:>-<

Thief - hands up !

>:w

Thumbing their nose

:-)o-

Tie

:-)>-

Tie

:-)x===>

Tie

:-T

Tight Lipped

:*}

Tipsy

:-}

Tipsy

:-{

Tipsy on rough wine

:-P

Tongue

:^)

Tongue-in-cheek

:-J

Tongue-in-cheek

:&

Tongue-tied

:-p

Tongue in Cheek

:-&

Tongue Tied

~(:-)

Tonto

:-+

Too much lipstick

=|:-)

Top hat

L-P

Totally scrambled

:-C

Totally unbelieving

:-a

Touching tongue to nose

:-q

Touching tongue to nose

}:-(

Toupee in an updraft.

*:-} 8 8-

Transvestite

>:-I

Trekkie

>:-|

Trekkie

:$)

Trump Donald

@:-)

Turban

:-)8>

Tuxedo

:-)x>

Tuxedo

:-)8---

Tuxedo

E-:-)

TV detector van operator

(:=)

Two Noses

^)^ ^(^

Two people talking

:-O

Uh-oh

:-o

Uh oh!

=):-)

Uncle Sam

=|:-)=

Uncle Sam

X-)

Unconscious

:-/

Undecided

:-(

Unhappy

'~;E

Unspecified 4-Legged Critter

'~;E

Unspecified four-legged critter

}:^#})

Updrafted bushy-mustached pointy nosed smiley with a double chin.

}:~#})

Updrafted bushy-mustached pointy nosed smiley with a double chin.

:-)~

User drools.

:v)

User has a broken nose, but it's the other way.

:^)

User has a broken nose.

:-~)

User has a cold.

:-{)

User has a mustache.

%-)

User has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight.

@|@

User has spent too long looking at the terminal

:=)

User has two noses.

:-)-8

User is a Big girl.

C=:-)

User is a chef.

<:-I

User is a dunce.

E-:-)

User is a Ham radio operator.

:-}

User is a happy Matthew

=:-)

User is a hosehead.

8:-)

User is a little girl.

K:P

User is a little kid with a propeller beenie.

-:-)

User is a punk rocker.

-:-(

User is a punk rocker. Real punk rockers don't smile.

[:]

User is a robot.

:-{

User is a sad Matthew

:-Q

User is a smoker.

-=* :-)

User is a TeX wizard.

8 :-)

User is a wizard.

O :-)

User is an angel (at heart, at least).

(:I

User is an egghead.

%-6

User is braindead.

:'-(

User is crying.

:*)

User is drunk.

:<)

User is from an Ivy League School.

:-D

User is laughing (at you!)

(-:

User is left handed.

:-9

User is licking his/her lips.

@=

User is pro-nuclear war.

:-C

User is really bummed.

:-@

User is screaming.

:-/

User is skeptical.

:'-)

User is so happy, s/he is crying.

+-:-)

User is the Pope or holds some other religious office.

:-&

User is tongue tied.

*<:-)

User is wearing a Santa Claus Hat.

@:-)

User is wearing a turban.

[:-)

User is wearing a walkman.

8-)

User is wearing sunglasses.

|-O

User is yawning/snoring.

:-*

User just ate something sour.

X-(

User just died.

:->

User just made a really biting sarcastic remark. Worse than a ;-).

:-S

User just made an incoherent statement.

:-7

User juust made a wry statement.

,-)

User only has one eye but he's winking.

.-)

User only has one eye.

,:-)

User shaved one of his eyebrows off this morning other side.

`:-)

User shaved one of his eyebrows off this morning.

:-?

User smokes a pipe.

:-`

User spitting out its chewing tobacco.

{:-)

User wears a toupee.

:-#

User wears braces.

B-)

User wears horn-rimmed glasses.

:-{ 2

User wears lipstick.

::-)

User wears normal glasses.

:-X

User's lips are sealed.

:_)

User's nose is sliding off of his face.

(8<|

Vader Darth

:-[

Vampire

:-<

Vampire

:-)=

Vampire

:-|<

Vampire

:-E

Vampire - buck-toothed

:-F

Vampire - buck-toothed with one tooth missing

=)

Variation on a theme...

%*}

Very drunk

:-))

Very happy

:-))

Very Happy

:-((

Very Sad

|-(

Very tired

:-c

Very Unhappy

(:-(

Very unhappy

:[

Very unhappy

:-(*)

Vomiting

8(:-)

Walt Disney

4:-)

Washington George

C|:-)

Wearing a Bowler Hat

d:-)

Wearing a Cap

(: (=|

Wearing a Ghoust Costume

xd:)

Wearing a propeller hat

{(:-)

Wearing a toupee

}(:-(

Wearing a toupee in the wind

@:)

Wearing a turban

@:]

Wearing a turban

[:)

Wearing a Walkman

:-(#)

Wearing Braces

8)

Wearing glasses

::-)

Wearing Glasses

[:-)

Wearing Headphones

:{}

Wearing lipstick

8-)

Wearing Sun Glasses

{:-)

Wears a toupee / has hair parted in the middle

}:-)

Wears a toupee in an updraft

:.-(

Weeping

(D)

Welder

:}

What should we call these

:@

What?

:<

What?

:{

What?

:C

What?

:Q

What?

:>

What?

}:-{|

Whiplash Snidley

:-"

Whistling / pursing lips

{:-)

Wig

:-)))

William Conrad

:-}

Wine tasted pretty good

;-)

Winking

'-)

Winking

;)

Winking

;-)

Winky smiley. User just made a flirtatious and/or sarcastic remark.

<:-D

Witch

8 :-)

Wizard

-=#:-)

Wizard

8<:-)

Wizard

$-)

Won the Lottery

*|-0

Working at 5 A.M.

8-]

Wow maaan!

:-7

Wry

:-}

Wry smile

:-P

Wry Smile

|0

Yawning

|-0

Yawning

|-O

Yawning

:-O

Yell

:O

Yelling

:-(0)

Yelling

:-(O)

Yelling

:-( )

You Just Backed Your Car Over My Toe

:-( )

You stepped on my toe

(@ @)

Your Joking?

(@@)

You're kidding!

|-P

Yuk

$-)

Yuppy

~~~\8-O

Zapped by Frayed Cord on Computer

->=:-)X

Zippy the Pinhead

=)||)

Zorro

-:-(

(Real punks don't smile)

=:-(

(Real punks don't smile)

:-)... :-(

Manic depressive

:-)--

98-pound weakling

 

Table 4 assicons

 

A funny take on smileys and emoticons, assicons involve another body part. Here are some examples:

(_!_) a regular ass
(__!__) a fat ass
(!) a tight ass
(_._) a flat ass
(_*_) a sore ass loser
(_o_) an ass that's been around
(_O_) an ass that's been around even more
(_o^^o_) a wise ass
(_E=mc2_) a smart ass
(_13_) an unlucky ass
(_$_) money coming out of his ass
(_?_) a dumb ass
(_x_) kiss my ass

Abbreviations

AFK = Away From Keyboard

afk away from keyboard

ATK = At the Keyboard

BAK = Back At Keyboard

bbiab be back in a bit

BBL = Be Back Later

bbl be back later

BFN or B4N = Bye For Now

BRB = Be Right Back

brb be right back

BRT = Be Right There

BTW = By The Way

btw by the way

CYA = See ya

FWIW = For What It's Worth

fyi for your information

GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike

IMHO = In My Humble Opinion

imo in my opinion

IRL = In Real Life

iyo in your opinion

L8R = Later

lmao laughing my ass off

LOL = Laughing Out Loud

LOL laughing out loud

LTNS = Long Time No See

OIC = Oh I see

pita pain in the ass

ROFL = Rolling On the Floor Laughing

ROTF = Rolling On The Floor (variation of above)

TTFN = Ta-Ta For Now!

TTYL = Talk To You Later

WB = Welcome Back

WTG = Way To Go!

Abbreviations 2

2B or not 2B

To Be Or Not To Be

4ever

Forever

A/S/L

Age/Sex/Location

AFAIC

As Far As I'm Concerned

AFAIK

As Far As I Know

AFK

Away From Keyboard

AIAMU

And I'm A Monkey's Uncle

AISI

As I See It

AKA

Also Known As

AMBW

All My Best Wishes

ANFAWFOWS

And Now For A Word Word From Our Web Sponsor

AOTS

All Of The Sudden

ASAFP

As Soon As "Friggin" Possible

ASAP

As Soon As Possible

ATST

At The Same Time

AWGTHTGTTA

Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again

AWGTHTGTTSA

Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Sh** Again

AYSOS

Are You Stupid Or Something

B4

Before

B4N

Bye For Now

BBFBBM

Body By Fisher, Brains by Mattel

BBIAB

Be Back In A Bit

BBIAF

Be Back In A Few

BBL

Be Back Later

BBN

Bye Bye Now

BCNU

Be Seein' You

BFD

Big F***ing Deal

BFN

Bye For Now

BHOF

Bald Headed Old Fart

BIF

Basis In Fact

BITD

Back In The Day

BM

Byte Me

BMOTA

Byte Me On The Ass

BNF

Big Name Fan

BOHICA

Bend Over Here It Comes Again

BR

Bathroom

BRB

Be Right Back

BRT

Be Right There

BS

Big Smile

BT

Byte This

BTDT

Been There Done That

BTSOOM

Beats The Sh** Out Of Me

BTW

By The Way

BTWBO

Be There With Bells On

BWDIK

But What Do I Know?

BWO

Black, White or Other

CIAO

Goodbye (in Italian)

CID

Consider It Done

CIO

Check It Out

CIS

CompuServe Information Service

CMF

Count My Fingers

Cof$

Church of Scientology

CRAFT

Can't Remember a F***ing Thing

CRAWS

Can't Remember Anything Worth A Sh**

CSL

Can't Stop Laughing

CTC

Choaking The Chicken

CUL8R

See You Later

CWYL

Chat With You Later

CYA

Cover Your Ass

CYL

See You Later

DBEYR

Don't Believe Everything You Read

DD

Due Diligence

DDD

Direct Distance Dial

DETI

Don't Even Think It

DGT

Don't Go There

DHYB

Don't Hold Your Breath

DILLIGAD

Do I Look Like I Give A Damn

DILLIGAS

Do I Look Like I Give A Sh**

DKDC

Don't Know Don't Care

DLTM

Don't Lie To Me

DQYDJ

Don't Quit You're Day Job

DRIB

Don't Read If Busy

DYSTSOTT

Did You See The Size Of That Thing

EG

Evil Grin

EOM

End Of Message

ESO

Equipment Smarter than Operator

F2F

Face-to-Face

FBKS

Failure Between Keyboard and Seat

FE

Fatal Error

FF&PN

Fresh Fields and Pastures New

FO

F*** Off

FOAF

Friend Of A Friend

FTASB

Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

FTL

Faster Than Light

FTTB

For The Time Being

FUBAR

F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition

FUBB

F***ed Up Beyond Belief

FUD

(Spreading) Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation

FWIW

For What It's Worth

FYA

For Your Amusement

FYI

For Your Information

FYM

For Your Misinformation

GAL

Get A Life

GG

Good Game or Gotta Go

GIGO

Garbage In, Garbage Out

GIWIST

Gee, I Wish I'd Said That

GL

Good Luck

GLYASDI

God Loves You And So Do I

GMTA

Great Minds Think Alike

GNBLFY

Got Nothing But Love For You

GR&D

Grinning Running And Ducking

GR8

Great

GRRRR

"Growling"

GSOAS

Go Sit On A Snake

GTG

Got To Go

GTGB

Got To Go, Bye

GTGP

Got To Go Pee

GTH

Go To Hell

GTSY

Glad To See Ya

GYPO

Get Your Pants Off

HAGO

Have A Good One

HAK

Hugs And Kisses

HB

Hurry Back

HD

Hold

HHO1/2K

Ha Ha, Only Half Kidding

HHOK

Ha Ha, Only Kidding

HIOOC

Help! I'm Out of Coffee

HTH

Hope This (That) Helps

HUA

Heads Up Ace

HUYA

Head Up Your A**

IAC

In Any Case

IAE

In Any Event

IANAC

I Am Not A Crook

IANAL

I Am Not A Lawyer

IBT

In Between Technology

IBTD

I Beg To Differ

IC

In Character

IDGAF

I Don't Give A F***

IDGI

I Don't Get It

IDK

I Don't Know

IDKY

I Don't Know You

IDST

I Didn't Say That

IDTS

I Don't Think So

IFAB

I Found A Bug

IFU

I F***ed Up

IGGP

I Gotta Go Pee

IIIO

Intel Inside, Idiot Outside

IIMAD

If It Makes An(y) Difference

IIRC

If I Remember Correctly

IIWM

If It Were Me

ILICISCOMK

I Laughed, I Cried, I Spat/Spilt Coffee/Crumbs/Coke On My Keyboard

ILY

I Love You

IMHO

In My Humble Opinion

IMNSHO

In My Not So Humble Opinion

IMO

In My Opinion

INMP

It's Not My Problem

INPO

In No Particular Order

IOH

I'm Outta Here

IOW

In Other Words

IRL

In Real Life

ISS

I Said So

ITM

In The Money

IYKWIM

If You Know What I Mean

IYSS

If You Say So

J/C

Just Checking

J/K

Just Kidding!

J/W

Just Wondering

JAFO

Just Another F***ing Onlooker

KFY

Kiss For You

KISS

Keep It Simple Stupid

KIT

Keep In Touch

KMA

Kiss My Ass

KWIM

Know What I Mean

KYPO

Keep Your Pants On

L8R

Later

LD

Long Distance

LDTTWA

Let's Do The Time Warp Again

LLTA

Lots And Lots Of Thunderous Applause

LMAO

Laughing My Ass Off

LMK

Let Me Know

LOL

Laughing Out Loud -or- Lots of Luck (or Love)

LTIC

Laughing 'Til I Cry

LTNS

Long Time No See

LYL

Love Ya Lots

LYLAS

Love You Like A Sister

MHOTY

My Hat's Off To You

MM

Market Maker

MorF

Male or Female?

MOTD

Message Of The Day

MOTSS

Members Of The Same Sex

MTFBWY

May The Force Be With You

MWBRL

More Will Be Revealed Later

MYOB

Mind Your Own Business

NAK

Nursing At Keyboard

NAZ

Name, Address, Zip (also means Nasdaq)

NBD

No Big Deal

NBIF

No Basis In Fact

NFI

No F***ing Idea

NFW

No F***ing Way

NG

New Game

NIFOC

Nude In Front Of The Computer

NM

Never Mind

NMP

Not My Problem

NOYB

None Of Your Business

NP

No Problem

NQOCD

Not Quite Our Class Dear

NRG

Energy

NRN

No Reply Necessary

NYCFS

New York City Finger Saluet

OAUS

On An Unrelated Subject

OBTW

Oh By The Way

OIC

Oh, I see

OMDB

Over My Dead Body

OMG

Oh My Gosh

OMIK

Open Mouth, Insert Keyboard

ONNA

Oh No, Not Again

OOC

Out Of Character

OOTB

Out Of The Box -or- Out Of The Blue

OT

Off Topic

OTOH

On the Other Hand

OWTTE

Or Words To That Effect

OZ

stands for "Australia"

PEBCAK

Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard

PIMP

Peeing In My Pants

PITA

Pain In The Ass

PLS

Please

PMFJI

Pardon Me For Jumping In

PO

Piss Off

POV

Point of View

RBTL

Read Between The Lines

RL

Real Life

RLF

Real Life Friend

RMLB

Read My Lips Baby

RMMM

Read My Mail Man!

RN

Right Now!

ROTFL

Rolling On The Floor Laughing

ROTFLMAO

Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off

ROTM

Right On The Money

RSN

Real Soon Now

RTFM

Read The F***ing Manual

RTK

Return To Keyboard

RTM

Read The Manual

RU

Are You?

SBTA

Sorry, Being Thick Again

SH

Sh** Happens

SITD

Still In The Dark

SNAFU

Situation Normal, All F***ed Up

SOL

Sh** Out of Luck

SorG

Straight or Gay?

SSDD

Same Sh** Different Day

STFU

Shut The F*** Up

STM

Spank The Monkey

STYS

Speak To You Soon

SUYF

Shut Up You Fool

SWAG

Scientific Wild Ass Guess

SWAK

Sent (or Sealed) With A Kiss

SWDYT

So What Do You Think?

TAH

Take A Hike

TANSTAAFL

There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

TARFU

Things Are Really F***ed Up

TDTM

Talk Dirty To Me

TEOTWAWKI

The End Of The World As We Know It

TFN

Thanks For Nothin'

THX or TX or THKS

Thanks

TIA

Thanks In Advance

TIAIL

Think I Am In Love

TIC

Tongue In Cheek

TLA

Three Letter Acronym

TLGO

The List Goes On

TM

Trust Me

TMI

Too Much Information

TMTOWTDI

There's More Than One Way To Do It

TPTB

The Powers That Be

TSR

Totally Stuck in RAM

TTFN

Ta Ta For Now

TTT

That's The Ticket -or- To The Top

TTYL

Talk To You Later

TWHAB

This Won't Hurt A Bit

TY

Thank You

TYVM

Thank You Very Much

unPC

unPolitically Correct

URYY4M

You Are Too Wise For Me

VFM

Value For Money

WAG

Wild Ass Guess

WAI

What An Idiot

WB

Welcome Back

WCA

Who Cares Anyway

WDYS

What Did You Say?

WDYT

What Do You Think?

WE

Whatever

WEG

Wicked Evil Grin

WG

Wicked Grin

WGAFF

Who Gives A Flying F***

WIIFM

What's In It For Me?

WIT

Wordsmith In Training

WITFITS

What in the F*** is this Sh**

WOG

Wise Old Guy

WRT

With Regard To

WTF

What The F***

WTG

Way To Go!

WTSDS

Where The Sun Don't Shine

WYP

What's Your Problem?

WYRN

What's Your Real Name?

WYS

Whatever You Say

WYSIWYG

What You See Is What You Get

WYT

Whatever You Think

YA

Yet Another

YA yaya

Yet Another Ya-Ya (as in yo-yo)

YAFIYGI

You Asked For It You Got It

YDKM

You Don't Know Me

YGBK

You Gotta Be Kiddin'

YMMV

Your Mileage May Vary

YNK

You Never Know

YOYO

You're On Your Own

YR

Yeah Right

YSYD

Yeah, Sure You Do

YTTT

You Telling The Truth?

YYSSW

Yeah Yeah Sure Sure Whatever

 

This is a work in process by Terrell Neuage for a Ph.D at the University of South Australia

Last updated Monday, 20 May 2002