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NOTE: (n.a.) = Not an Acronym; (obs) = Obsolete


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Acronyms and Abbreviations - Emoticons and Symbols

This letter last updated 01 February 2003

:-) Basic smiley face; used for humor and sometimes sarcasm
:-( Basic frowney face; used for sadness or anger
;-) Half-smiley or winkey face; more often used for sarcasm
:-/ Wry
:-D laughing
|-) hee hee
|-D ho ho
  :-> hey hey
;-) so happy I'm crying
:'-) crying with joy
;-) winking; just kidding     
'-) winking; just kidding
:*) clowning
:-T keeping a straight face
:^D "Great! I like it!"
8-] Wow, maaan"
:-o  "Wow!"
^5 high five
^  thumbs up
:] Gleep, a friendly midget who wants to befriend you   
(::()::) bandaid; offering help or support
:-< really sad
:-C really bummed 
&-| tearful
:'-( crying and really sad
:'(baby crybaby
:-| grim
:-[ pouting
\_/ "my glass is empty"
>:-< angry
:[email protected] screaming
:-V  shouting
>:-< absolutely livid!!
:-( frowning; boo hoo
:-& tongue tied
:-S incoherent
:-\ undecided
_|:-) loser
:- I "hmmm..."
:-X "My lips are sealed"
:-W speaking with forked tongue
:( ) can't stop talking
:~/ mixed up
%-) brain dead
<:-I dunce
=:-) hosehead
:-]  smiling blockhead     
:-[  un-smiling blockhead   
|-O yawning
|-I  asleep
:-6 exhausted; wipeout     
:@ What?
:-o "uhh oh!" OR surprise
:-{ } "Oh no!" (Like realizing you've sent a private reply to all ... after you've hit the 'Send' key
8-| eyes wide with surprise
:-/ skeptical
8-O "Omigod!!"
:-C  just totally unbelieving
|-{ "Good Grief!" (Charlie Brown)
:-I indifferent
\-o bored
U:-o mi You bore me
,,,^..^,,,     cat peeking over a fence
O :-) angelic