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The Unofficial Smiley Dictionary:

:-) Your basic smiley This smiley is used to inflect a sarcastic or
joking statement since we can't hear voice inflection over IRC. The others are all derivatives.
:-( Basic sad
:-o Wow!

:-c Real unhappy
:-| Grim
:-C Just totally unbelieving
:= | Baboon
:-B Drooling
(:-) Bald
:-)> Bearded
%+( Beaten up
R^) Broken glasses
:^) Broken nose
|:-) Bushy eyebrows
X-) Cross-eyed
:-e Disappointed
:-)' Drooling
{:V Duck
>:-) Evil grin
:'''-( Floods of tears
8) Frog
8:) Gorilla
:-') Got a cold
:-| Hmmmph!
:-C Jaw hitting the floor
.-) Keeping an eye out
:-# Kiss
:+) Large nose
:-D Laughing out loud
:-} Leering
(-: Left-handed
:-9 Licking lips
:- | Monkey
(-) Needs haircut
:8) Pig
=:-) Punk
O:-) Saint
:-@ Screaming
:-O Shocked
:-V Shouting
|-) Sleeping
:-p Tongue-in-cheek
:-&t Tongue-tied
:-/ Undecided
:-[ Vampire
:-)) Very happy
:-(( Very sad
:-(#) Wears teeth braces
;-) Winking
|-O Yawning

:-v Speaking
:-, Smirk
:-V Shout
:-|| Angry
:-w Speak with forked tongue
:-) Smiling
:-r Sticking tongue out
:-( Frowning
:-* Oops!

'-) Wink
:-T Keeping a straight face
;-) Sardonic Incredulity
:-D Said with a smile
%- Drunk with laughter
:-x Kiss kiss
:-" Pursing lips
:-[ Pouting
:-# My lips are sealed
:-X A big wet kiss!
:-P Tongue hanging out in anticipation
:-Y A quiet aside
8-| Eyes wide with surprise
>-< Absolutely livid!!
&-| Tearful


|-{ "Good Grief!" (Charlie Brown?)
:-} "Thish wine tashted pretty good"
8-] "wow, maaan"
8-O "Omigod!!" (done after "rm -rf *" ?)
:-, "Hmmmm "
|%( "Someone just busted my nose"
:^D "Great! I like it!"
B-D "Serves you right, dummy!!"


(-: User is left handed
%-) User has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight
:*) User is drunk
[:] User is a robot
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
:-)-8 User is a Big girl
:-{) User has a mustache
:-{} User wears lipstick
{:-) User wears a toupee
}:-( Toupee in an updraft
:-[ User is a Vampire
:-E Bucktoothed vampire
:-F Bucktoothed vampire with one tooth missing
:-7 User just made a wry statement
:-* User just ate something sour
;-( User is crying
;-) User is so happy, s/he is crying
:-@ User is screaming
:<) User is from an Ivy League School
+-:-) 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
:-Q User is a smoker
:-? User smokes a pipe
O-) Megaton Man On Patrol! (or else, user is a scuba diver)
O :-) User is an angel (at heart, at least)
:-P Nyahhhh!
:-S User just made an incoherent statement
:-D User is laughing (at you!)
:-X User's lips are sealed
:-C User is really bummed
:-/ User is skeptical
C=:-) User is a chef
@= User is pro-nuclear war
*<:-) User is wearing a Santa Claus Hat
:-o Uh oh!
(8-o It's Mr Bill!
*:o) And Bozo the Clown!
3:] Pet smiley
3:[ Mean Pet smiley
d8= Your pet beaver is wearing goggles and a hard hat
E-:-) User is a Ham radio operator
:-9 User is licking his/her lips
%-6 User is braindead
[:-) User is wearing a walkman
(:I User is an egghead
<:-I User is a dunce
K:P User is a little kid with a propeller beenie
@:-) User is wearing a turban
:-0 No Yelling! (Quiet Lab)
:-: Mutant Smiley
The invisible smiley
-) User only has one eye
,-) Ditto but he's winking
X-( User just died
C=}>;*{O) Mega-Smiley A drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an
updraft, a mustache, and a double chin

Note: A lot of these can be typed without noses to make midget
smileys

:] - Gleep a friendly midget smiley who will gladly be your friend
:) - Happy
:> - hmm, let me think
:D - Laughter
:I - Hmmm, not funny!
:( - Sad
:[ - Real Downer
:< - what pretences!
:{ - oh boy, the headmaster!
:O - Yelling
;( - Crying
[] - Hugs and
:* - Kisses


Now here are some abbreviations you may often see:

ROFL
= Rolling on the floor laughing
LOL
= lots of laughter
CIS = Consumer Information Service (of CompuServe)
RTFM = Read the, uh, Friggin' Manual
PITA = Pain in the "acronym"
BTW = By the way
BFN = Bye, for now
TSR = Terminate and Stay Resident program
OTOH = On the other hand
OTTH = On the third hand
FWIW = For what it's worth
RSN = Real Soon Now
WYSIWYG = What you see is what you get
PPN = Programmer Project Number. Ie, a CIS user's ID#.
OIC = Oh, I see!
IMHO = In my humble opinion [the speaker is never humble]
IMCO = In my considered opinion
g,d&r = grinning, ducking, and running
OOTB = Out of the box
BRB = be right back

BBL = be back later
evil grin
extremely evil grin
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
NRN = No Reply Necessary
BRB = Be Right Back
OBTW = Oh, By The Way
BTDT = Been There Done That
OMG = Oh My God
GAL = Get A Life
OTT = Over The Top
HHOJ = Ha Ha, Only Joking
MOTOS = Member Of The Opposite Sex
POD = Piece Of Data
IWBNI = It Would Be Nice If
JAM = Just A Minute
RUOK = Are You OK
NIFOC = Nude In Front Of Computer
TIA = Thanks In Advance

Related Links
ZAnet The South African IRC network go!
LagNET The new South African IRC Network go!
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