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Emoticons & Abbreviations for Email/Chat

(See Related File: WS-669 Abbreviations Commonly Used on Cleft-Talk)


Online communications are a lot of fun but often a message can be misinterpreted because so much is lost without body language. To minimize that effect, many people use emoticons to relate emotions in shorthand fashion. Have fun!! For most of these emoticons, tilt your head to the left to see the full effect.

:-)   Smile
:)    Shorter basic smile
;-)   Winking smile. User just made a flirtatious and/or sarcastic remark
;)    Shorter winking smile
:D    Huge grin with teeth showing
:*    Kisses
:-(   Frowning smile. User did not like that last statement or is upset or depressed about something.
:(    Shorter frown
:X    Closed mouth/lips sealed or Indifferent smile
:->   Slightly sarcastic or devilish smile
>:->  Devilish smile
>;->  Winky and devilish combined. Usually denotes lewd insinuations
(-:   User is left-handed
%-)   User has been staring at a green screen for fifteen hours straight
O:-)  User is an angel
:-P   Nyahhhhh! (Also user sticking out tongue)
:-S   User just made an incoherent statement
:-O   Uh oh!
8-X   NO COMMENT! (but I really wanna say something!)
:,(   User is crying
8-)     User wears glasses
:-<) User has a moustache
:-))))))) User is very happy or excited (This is one I made up)
:-((((((( User is very sad or upset (This is one I made up)

{{{{Name}}}} Hugs 


These are used in either email or chats/instant messages:

LOL = Laughing Out Loud
ROFL = Rolling on the Floor Laughing
ROTFL = Rolling on the Floor laughing
ROTFLOL = Rolling on the Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROFLMAO = Rolling on the floor laughing my A** off
ROFLMAO-TIP = Rolling on the floor laughing my A** off til I pee
LTHTT = Laughing too hard to type

LOLSSLOLSSLOLSS (Laughing out loud, snort snort) = A special "CT" laugh :-)

<g> = grin
<bg> = Big grin
<eg> = Evil Grin
<vbg> = Very big grin
<vbeg> = Very big evil grin
*s* = smile
*g* = giggle

BTW  = By the way
FWIW  = For what it's worth
FYI = For Your Information
IMO = In my opinion
IMHO = In my humble opinion
IOW = In other words
JMO = Just my opinion
JMHO = Just my humble opinion
OTOH = On the other hand
TIA = Thanks in advance
WRT = With Regards To
WTG = Way to go

TTYL = Talk to you later
TTYS = Talk to you soon
TTFN = Ta-ta for now
BCNU = Be seeing you
BFN = Bye for now
CYA = See ya

Specific to Chats:

afk = Away From keyboard
BRB = be right back
GA = Go ahead
WB = Welcome Back

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