Dictionary of Common E-mail Abbreviations, Emoticons, & Pictures

Abbreviations

AAMOF = As A Matter Of Fact
ADN = Any Day Now
ASAP = As Soon As Possible
BAC = By Any Chance
BBL = Be Back Later
BBS = Be Back Soon
BFN = Bye For Now
BRB = Be Right Back
BCNU = Be Seein' You
BTW = By The Way
C U L8TER = See You Later
C YA = See Ya
EOS = End Of Show
FAAK = Falling Asleep At Keyboard
FUBAR = "Fixed" Up Beyond All Recognition
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FYI = For Your Information
<g> or [g] = Giggle
<gd&h> = grinning, ducking and hiding
<gd&r> = grinning, ducking and running
<gd&r,vvf> = grinning, ducking and running, very very fast
GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike
GR8 = Great
HLOL = Hystericly Laughing Out Loud
HSIK = How Should I Know
HTH = Hope This Helps
IAE = In Any Event
IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer
IDK = I Don't Know / I Didn't Know
IMHO = In My Humble [or honest] Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
INAL = I'm Not A Lawyer
IOW = In Other Words
IRL = In Real Life
ITA = I Totaly Agree
JFYI = Just For Your Information
JK = Joke
J/K = Just Kidding
LBAKY = Lord Bless And Keep You
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
LTNS = Long Time No See
LUVYA = Love Ya
LYLAS = Love You Like A Sis
MYOB = Mind Your Own Buisness
NBD = No Big Deal
OBO or best offer
OIC = Oh, I See
OTL = Out To Lunch
OTOH = On The Other Hand
PMFJI = Pardon Me For Jumping In
PMJI = Pardon My Jumping In
PTL = Praise The Lord
ROTF = Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFWTIME = Rolling On The Floor With Tears In My Eyes
RSN = Real Soon Now
SS = So Sorry
Sysop = Systems Operator; person who manages a Forum
THSTAAFL there's no such thing as a free lunch
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TIC = Tongue In Cheek
TTFN = Ta Ta For Now
TTYL = Talk To You Later
WB = Write Back
WBS = Write Back Soon
WOA = Work Of Art
WTG = Way To Go
WYSIWYG = What you see is what you get
YCGB = You Can't Get Better
YFICAH = Your Sister In Christ And Homeschooling
YSIC = Your Sister In Christ
 
 


Emoticons

        Occasionally you'll see little cryptic codes in messages.  They are called emoticons, and are used to express the emotions of normal voice communication--for example, to indicate that the "snide" comment you just read was really a joke.
        Definition: emoticon (noun).  A figure created with the symbols on the keyboard. Read with the head tilted to the left.  Used to convey the spirit in which a line of text is typed.

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:-)     Your basic smilie. This smilie is used to inflect a sarcastic or joking statement since we can't hear voice inflection.
:)      Variation of basic smilie.
:-(    Frowning smilie. User did not like that last statement or is upset or depressed about something.
:-I    Indifferent smilie. Better than a Frowning smilie but not quite as good as a happy smilie
(-:    User is left-handed
8-)   User is wearing sunglasses
B:-)  Sunglasses on head
::-)    User wears normal glasses
B-)   User wears horn-rimmed glasses
8:-)   User is a little girl
:-{)   User has a mustache
:'-(    User is crying
:-@  User is screaming
:-#    User wears braces
:-&   User is tongue-tied.
:-p     User is sticking their tongue out
O :-) User is an angel (at heart, at least)
:-X   User's lips are sealed
:-/   User is skeptical
C:-) User is a chef
:-o   Uh oh!
*:o)  And Bozo the Clown!
3:]   Pet smilie
3:[   Mean Pet smilie
E-:-) User is a Ham radio operator
:-9   User is licking his/her lips
:-0   No Yelling!  (Quiet Lab)
(-:   User is left-handed
8-)   User is wearing sunglasses
B:-)  Sunglasses on head
::-)  User wears normal glasses
B-)   User wears horn-rimmed glasses
8:-)  User is a little girl
:-{)  User has a mustache
:-{}  User wears lipstick
{:-)  User wears a toupee
}:-(  Toupee in an updraft
:-~)  User has a cold
:'-(  User is crying
:-@   User is screaming
:-#   User wears braces
:^)   User has a broken nose
:v)   User has a broken nose, but it's the other way
:-&   User is tongue-tied.
+-:-) User is the Pope or holds some other religious office
`:-)  User shaved one of his eyebrows off this morning
,:-)  Same thing...other side
|-I   User is asleep
|-O   User is yawning/snoring
O :-) User is an angel (at heart, at least)
:-X   User's lips are sealed
:-C   User is really bummed
:-/   User is skeptical
C:-) User is a chef
@   User is pro-nuclear war
:-o   Uh oh!
*:o)  And Bozo the Clown!
3:]   Pet smilie
3:[   Mean Pet smilie
E-:-) User is a Ham radio operator
:-9   User is licking his/her lips
%-6   User is brain dead
[:-)  User is wearing a Walkman
(:I   User is an egghead
<:-I  User is a dunce
@:-)  User is wearing a turban
:-0   No Yelling!  (Quiet Lab)
:-:   Mutant Smilie
|.-)  User only has one eye
,-)   Ditto...but he's winking
X-(   User just died
8 :-) User is a wizard
C}>;*{))  Mega-Smilie. A drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft, a mustache, and a double chin
:o  Surprised
:O  REALLY Surprised
:D  Laughing/smiling
:+  Kiss
:*  Whistle
;)  Wink
:x  My lips are sealed
}:(  Mad
=)  Smily face
:(  Frown
:'(  crying
0:)  Angel (Halo is a zero)
(\O/)  Angel
\o/ \o/ \o/  Praising God
  ,-)      winking happy smiley
  ;-(      crying smiley
  O:-)     angel smiley
  :-?      smiley smokes a pipe
  :-}X     bow tie-wearing smiley
  :-{      mustache
  :=)      orangutan smiley
  @:-}     smiley just back from the hairdresser
  C=:-)    chef smiley
  X:-)     little kid with a propeller beanie
  [:-)     smiley wearing a walkman
  8(:-)    Mickey Mouse
  :----}   you lie like pinnochio
.-]          User has one eye
.-)          User has one eye
:-i          Semi-Smiley
:-]          Smiley blockhead
:-%          User has beard
:-o          User singing national anthem
:-t          User is cross
:-:          User is mutant
:-(          Drama
:-)          Comedy
:-?          User is smoking a pipe
:-=)         Older user with mustache
:-\          Undecided user
:-p          User is sticking their tongue out (at you!)
:-)'         User tends to drool
:-'|         User has a cold
:-)8         User is well dressed
:-D          User talks too much
:-#          User's lips are sealed.
:-o          User is shocked
:-*          User just ate a sour pickle
:-s          User after a BIZARRE comment
:-o          User is surprised
:-{          User has a mustache
:-|          No expression face, 'that comment doesn't phase me'
-:-)         User sports a mohawk and admires Mr. T
:-%          User has beard.
:-&          User which is tongue-tied
:-9          User licking it's lips
:-(          Sad
:-`          User spitting out its chewing tobacco
:-*          User after eating something bitter
:->          Hey hey
:-X          User is wearing a bow tie
:-6          User after eating something sour
:-0          User is an orator
:-7          User after a wry statement
:-#|         User with bushy mustache
:-@          User face screaming
:-%          User is a banker
:-}          User wears lipstick
:-)          Humor (or smiley)
:-v          Talking head Smiley
:-c          Bummed out Smiley
:-x          "my lips are sealed" Smiley
:-|          "have an ordinary day" Smiley
:-e          Disappointed Smiley
:-<          Real sad Smiley
:-I          Hmm
:-(          Boo hoo
:-8(         Condescending stare
:-#          User's lips are sealed.
:-O          Uh oh
:-Q          Smoker
::-)         User wears glasses
:<|          User attends an Ivy League school
:=)          User has two noses
:>           Midget Smiley
:>)          User has a big nose
:%)%         User has acne
:n)          User with funny-looking right nose
:u)          User with funny-looking left nose
;-)          Winking Smiley
;-\          Popeye gets his lights punched out
'-)          User only has a left eye, which is closed
(-:          User is left-handed
(-)          User needing a haircut
(:-)         Smiley big-face
(:-(         unSmiley frowning
(:)-)        User likes to scuba dive
(:I          Egghead
):-(         UnSmiley big-face
)8-)         Scuba Smiley big-face
{:-)         Smiley with its hair parted in the middle
{(:-)        User is wearing toupee.
}(:-(        User, wearing toupee in wind.
+-(:-)       User is the pope
+:-)         Smiley priest
,-}          Wry and winking
*-(          Cyclops got poked in the eye
*:o)         User is a Bozo
*<|:-)       User is Santa Claus (Ho Ho Ho)
<:I          Dunce
<|-)=        User is chinese
=:-)         User is a hosehead
=:-#}        Smiley punk with a mustache....
=:-)         Smiley punk-rocker
>:-<         Mad
%-^          User is Picasso
%-)          User is cross-eyed
#-)          User partied all night
@-)          Person submitting is Cyclops
@:I          Turban
|-)          Hee hee
|-D          Ho ho
|-)          User is asleep (boredom)
|-P          Yuk
0-)          User wearing scuba mask
8-)          User wears glasses
8            Infinity
8-|          Suspense
8-#          Death
8:-)         Glasses on forehead
8:]          Normal smiling face except that User is a gorilla
B-)          Horn-rims
B-|          User is wearing cheap sunglasses
g-)          Smiley with ponce-nez glasses
o-)          User is a cyclops
P-)          User is getting fresh
[:-)         User is listening to Walkman radio
[:|]         User is a robot
(::waving::)  Waving
(:D)  Big Grin
{{{a screen name here}}}  Personal Cyber hugs
{{{}}}  Cyber Hugs

Pictures

@->---  Rose
<*)((((((>>><  Fish
<:))))><  Fish
<><  Christian Fish
<3 <3 <3  Hearts
())))___crayola___)))>  Crayola Crayon

Keyboard Restaurant Menu...Order, print, and eat hearty!

\_/ \_/  Soda
(~~)? (~~)3  Coffee mugs
(_)?  Tea cups of fine china
(~)  Chilled cups of fresh juice
[%]D  Hot cocoa with mini marshmellows
(#$#$#$#$#$)   Plate of hash browns and onions
[:::] [:::]  Poptarts for all
(sgeg)===  Pan of scrambled eggs
\&&&&&&&&/   Pretzels
\66666666/   Shrimp
\***********/  Popcorn
^<**>^  ^<**>^   Hot steamed Maryland blue crabs
\_><{{{{">_/   Whole Fish Soup!! (Notice how the eyes follow you around the room!)
[::]  [::]  [::]  Fig Newtons
(#)  (#)  (#)   Warm peanut butter cookies
\--------/   Chicken soup for all your sick friends
(@)  (@)  (@)  Fresh cinnamon Rolls!
OooOOoOoO  Onion Rings
\__/   \__/  Chinese Take Out
) ) )  ) ) )   ('''''''')     Chips and Dip
@@@@  (_) (_) (_)  Chocolate Chip cookies and Moo juice
o o o o o Single AND O O O O O Double Stuff Oreos!
<)  <)  <)   <)  Pizza!
c(_)  c(_)  Steaming mugs of hot cocoa!
(_)D  (_)D  Freshly brewed coffee!
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  (*******)      Root Beer Float!
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