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E-mail users have developed 'strings of characters' as clues to help assist in conveying there moods and emotions to others. Below is a list of the more commonly used 'Symbols' and 'Abbreviations'.

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Symbols

:-) Smile, Humor
;-) Wink, Sarcasm
:-( Sad, Frown
:-| Bored
:-/ Perplexed
:-> Devilish Grin, Very Sarcastic
:-# Kiss
:-D Laugh
:-@ Scream, Screaming
:-O Surprised
:-C Bumming, Bummed Out
:*) Clowning Around
:'-) Happy Crying
:'-( Sad Crying
>:-@ Angry Scream/Screaming
<:-( Concerned

 


Abbreviations

FAQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
BTW BY THE WAY
TA THANKS AGAIN
G GRIN
VBG VERY BIG GRIN
LOL LAUGHING OUT LOAD
TTYL TALK TO YOU LATER
IMHO IN MY HUMBLE OPINION
WB WELCOME BACK
AFAICT AS FAR AS I CAN TELL
AFAIK AS FAR AS I KNOW
AFK AWAY FROM KEYBOARD
AIUI AS I UNDERSTAND IT
B4 BEFORE
BAK BACK AT KEYBOARD
BBL BE BACK LATER
BCNU BE SEEING YOU
BRB BE RIGHT BACK
BSF BUT SORRY FOLKS
BTDT BEEN THERE DONE THAT
BTSOOM BEATS THE SHIT OUT OF ME
BWQ BUZZ WORD QUOTIENT
CLM CAREER LIMITING MOVE
CUL SEE YOU LATER
DWISNWID DO WHAT I SAY NOT WHAT I DO
DYJHIW DON'T YOU JUST HATE IT WHEN...
ETLA EXTENDED THREE LETTER ACRONYM
EOF END OF FILE
F2F FACE TO FACE
FOAF FRIEND OF A FRIEND
FOC FREE OF CHARGE
FWIW FOR WHAT ITS WORTH
FYE FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT
FYI FOR YOUR INFORMATION
GA GO AHEAD
GAL GET A LIFE
GIGO GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT
GR&D GRINNING RUNNING & DUCKING
HHOJ HA HA ONLY JOKING
HHOS HA HA ONLY SERIOUS
IIRC IF I RECALL CORRECTLY
IMBO IN MY BLOODY OPINION
IME IN MY EXPERIENCE
IMNSHO IN MY NOT SO HUMBLE OPINION
IOW IN OTHER WORDS
IRL IN REAL LIFE
ISTM IT SEEMS TO ME
ISTR I SEEM TO RECALL
ITRO IN THE REGION OF
ITRW IN THE REAL WORLD
IWBNI IT WOULD BE NICE IF...
IYSWIM IF YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN
JAM JUST A MINUTE
KISS KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID
L8R LATER
LOL LAUGHS OUT LOUD
MORF MALE OR FEMALE
MOTOS MEMBER OF THE OPPOSITE SEX
NRN NO REPLY NECESSARY
OAO OVER AND OUT
OBTW OH, BY THE WAY
OEM ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER
OIC OH I SEE
OMG OH MY GOD
OTOH ON THE OTHER HAND
OTT OVER THE TOP
PD PUBLIC DOMAIN
PITA PAIN IN THE ARSE
POD PIECE OF DATA
RFD REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION
ROFL ROLLS ON FLOOR LAUGHING
RSN REAL SOON NOW
RTFAQ READ THE FAQ
TCB TROUBLE CAME BACK
TDM TOO DAMN MANY
TIA THANKS IN ADVANCE
TIC TONGUE IN CHEEK
TLA THREE LETTER ACRONYM
TNX THANKS
TPTB THE POWERS THAT BE
TTFN TA TA FOR NOW
TTYL TALK TO YOU LATER
TVM THANKS VERY MUCH
VC VIRTUAL COMMUNITY
VFR HEAVEN ON TWO WHEELS
WRT WITH REGARD TO
WTH WHAT THE HELL
WYSIWYG WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET
YABA YET ANOTHER BLOODY ACRONYM
YMMV YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY
SO SIGNIFICANT OTHER
SITD STILL IN THE DARK
RUOK ARE YOU OK

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