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The Language of e-mails and texts

Ever wondered what those funny signs are some people use in their
emails?  Apparently it is a way of introducing some emotions into the message – O.K.
so long as the recipient understands them!

It is some time since I created
this page and, as I have no experience of texting etc., I am not sure if
these are still relevant but they still provide a bit of fun.

Here’s a quick guide to some of the basic
chat acronyms and emotions:-

🙂Original smiley
🙂Classic smiley
🙁Frown
😉Wink
😀Laughing out loud
:-OAmazement
}:-sConfusion  (Donna)
:-S
:-QTongue hanging out in nausea
😛Sticking tongue out
:-*Sent with a kiss
:-{)User has moustache
:-{)}User has moustache and beard
&:-)User has curly hair
:*)Red Nosed smile (in other words drunk)
😎Wears glasses
Xo)Feels bashful
};-)>A saucy or knowing wink

I must admit it all seems very strange to me – I am sure it must be
easier to write “I have curly hair, moustache and beard and also wear glasses”
instead of –


I have &:-) :-{)} and also 8-).


MORE SHORTHAND AND ACRONYMS USED IN TEXTS AND EMAILS

I am sure there are many more, if you know of any let us know!

AND THERE WAS, SO MUCH SO I HAVE JUST COPIED ALL THOSE SENT IN, SORRY
IF THERE ARE DUPLICATIONS!!!!

 List 1 – Thanks to Paul

🙂
                             

smile

🙂
                            

smile (with a nose)

:o)
                            

another smile

 😀
                            

smile/laughing/big grin 

😐
                             

grim face

<g>
                         

grin

<vbg>
                     

very big grin

<eg>
                      

evil grin

<wg>
                       

wicked grin

 :*
                           

kiss 

 😉
                            

wink 

 :X
                       

my lips are sealed 

 😛
                            

sticking out tongue 

 {}
                          

a hug 

{{{{{{{  }}}}}}}   

lots of hugs

 🙁
                             

frown 

 :'(
                            

crying 

 O:)
                        

angel 

‘:)
                             

raising one eyebrow

,:)
                             

raising other eyebrow

8^[
                        

stuck up and fed up

 }:>
                        

devil

>:-{
                      

hurt and angry

 :-`
                         

hint of a smile

:-@
                          

not feeling too great

:-!
                           

used unrepeatable language

<——
                     

referring to yourself

<~~~
                       

another way of referring to yourself

$)
            

I love money

:-&
                            

tongue-tied

<|:-)
                          

witch

:-)x(-:
                       

kiss

( ‘}{‘ ))
                    

boy and girl kissing


And from the world of fashion...

8~)
                      

smiley with sunglasses

:o#)
                     

man with a moustache

:-)}
                    

man with beard

?;-(
                     

bad hair day

{:-)
                       

toupee

?:?(
                      

punk smiley

*<):-)
                    

clown


Then there are those all-important
references to beverages:

(_)? [_]?
                    

coffee or tea

c[[]]
                           

a pint of beer


A category we’ll call, simply,
‘wildlife’:

>^,,^<
                        

a cat

<:3 )~
                          

mouse

/(oo)/
                         

spider

<><
                             

a small fish

<(((><
                           

a big fish

@( *o* )@
                    

koala

^~~}}}}>:
                     

scorpion

~^~^~^~8>~
                

snake

><*.*><
                         

crab

####@#####
                

centipede in a sombrero

@—>—>—
                 

a rose

@—}—}—–
                

another rose

The rich and famous:

:~]
                                    

Tony Blair

?:?(
                                 

punk smiley

(8V)
                               

Pacman

@(-_-)@
                        

Princess Leia

(_8(|)
                                

Homer Simpson

@@@@8 (|)
                   

Marge Simpson

Miscellaneous:

                                        

invisible man

       
           
<0{ o}=o}=o}=o}=o}=>
            /    /
    /    /    /

boat race

<3
                                   

a heart

(:::[]:::)
                              

Band Aid


 

 

 


List 2 – Thanks to anonymous contributor

Fun Smileys
 

_O-)

Aquanaut

  :=8)

Baboon

  @:-]

Baby

  =:-)

Bad hair day

  (:-)

Bald

  :o)

Boxer’s nose

  *:o)

Bozo the Clown

  :-{#}

Braces

  :-E

Bucktoothed Vampire

  :-F

Bucktoothed Vampire with one tooth missing

  cl:-=

Charlie Chaplin

  C=:-)

Chef

  %-)

Cross-eyed

  O-)

Cyclops

  #-)

Dead

  <:-)

Dunce’s hat

  }:->

The Devil

  :-[

Dracula

  :-3

Has eaten a lemon

  <<<<(:-)

Hat salesman

  (-:

Left-handed smiley

  8:-)

Little girl

  :-{}

Lipstick

  :-.) 

Madonna or Marilyn Monroe

  (8-o

Mr. Bill

  :<) or :-{

Moustache

  .-)

One-eyed

  :@)

Pig

  😕

Pipe smoker

  P-)

Pirate

  K:P

Propeller beenie

  =:-I

Punk Rocker

  [:]

Robot

  *<-:-{{{

Santa

  *<;{o> 

Santa

  (:)-)

Scuba-diving

  .^)

Side view

  :-Q

Smoking

  ?-(

Sorry, I don’t know what went wrong

  %-)

Stared too long at monitor

  B:-)

Sunglasses on head

  😎

Swimmer

  =|:-)= 

Uncle Sam or Abe Lincoln

  X-)

Unconscious

  [:-)

Wearing a Walkman

  {:-)

Wig

Emoticons

 0:) or 0:-)

Angel

  :II or :-II

Angry

  :@ or :-@

Angry or screaming

  >:-(

Angry, annoyed

  |-I

Asleep

  ;)=) or ;-)=)

Big grin

  :1 or :-1

Bland face

  😮 or 😮

Bored

  :c or :-c

Bummed out

  :'( or :’-)

Crying/sad

  :> or :->

Devilish grin

  :6 or :-6

Eating something sour

  }) or }-)

Evil

  :] or :-]

Friendly

  🙁 or 🙁

Frowning

  :/ or :-/

Frustrated

  8) or 😎

Glasses

  😀 or 😀

Grinning

  { }

Hug

  :*) or :-*)

Kiss

  😡 or 😡

Kissing

  :))) or :-))) 

Laughing or double chin

  :.) or :.-)

Laughing tears

  :$ or :-$

Mouth wired shut

  :X or :-X

Mute

  :l or :-I

Not talking

  :Y or :-Y

Quiet aside

  :[ or :-[

Real downer

  :< or :-<

Sad

  :> or:->

Sarcastic

  B) or B-)

Shades

  =:) or =:-)

Shocked

  :Z or :-Z

Sleeping

  🙂 or 🙂

Smiling

  :O or :-O

Surprised

  :() or :-()

Talking

  😛 or 😛

Tongue out

  :& or :-&

Tongue-tied

  I) or I-)

Trekkie

  :^(

Unhappy, looking away

  😉 or 😉

Winking

  :} or :-}

Wry smile

Fun Butties
(i.e. Bottoms not sandwiches)
Contributed by John Christensen
(no offence intended)
(_._)Normal butt
(__.__)Wide butt
(_*_)Sore butt
(_$_)Rich *******
(_._)(___.___)(__.__)Finnish sauna

A really
comprehensive list of chat acronyms can be found
here.

WOW – IT’S A DIFFERENT WORLD ISN’T IT??????

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