A Conversation for Internet Acronyms, Smileys and Emoticons

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26199

IMHO has big brothers IMO, In My Opinion and IMNSHO, In My Not So Humble Opinion.

Let's see... other than that, you could have WTF, What The F***, oft used as an exclamation...

Oh, and a/s/l when chatting is used to ask for 'age, sex, location'.

I'll check my ICQ logs for any more...

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Mustapha

Oh and BTW, BTW = By The Way


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Administrator-General (5+0+9)*3+0

There's also the concept of personalized smileys, like:

8) = smiley with glasses
B) = smiley with big glasses
:D = smiley with big smile
:^) = smiley with big nose
:{) = smiley with mustache
smiley - smiley> = smiley with beard

These effects can be combined, as in:

B^{D> = Administrator-General 50930


Not to mention

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Bruce

;^)#


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Cheerful Dragon

All of the above can, of course, be done with a hyphen for the nose. As a bespectacled user I always use smiley - bigeyes.


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Mike A (snowblind)

I wrote a guide entry on this ages ago! Never thought to submit it...
http://www.h2g2.com/A250101

I remember, a few weeks after I registered with h2g2, I found the page of smileys on the Hitchhikers Guide To The Internet thing. Don't tell me you've forgotten them all!
btw(smiley - winkeye), I got those smileys saved on Word.


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Post 7

Juniantara

One cannot forget the meta-language used to describe stuff IRL (in real life)
.com or dotcom – an internet-related business
e- or i- can be added to any regular word to convey the Internet
for example email, e-commerce, iMac


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Moonjack

ROFLOL,PP = Rolling on floor laughing out loud, peeing pants

=^_^= cat
;_; crying
!_! other crying
~_^ wink
O_O Big eyes, suprised
o_o generic face
^_^ other generic face
'_' other other generic face
O_o Wierd
( ^_^ ) fat
*_* stars in eyes
#_o black eye


--<[email protected] rose
@=|=====> sword
()==() dumbell
==~~* ball & chain

etc etc.... I could go on but I'm bored.


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Post 9

Mike A (snowblind)

*)* - I'm talking out of my butt!

(_o_)

(__o__)

(.}.)


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Post 10

marvthegrate LtG KEA

A few more acronyms.
HAND Have A Nice Day
IRL In Real Life
RTFM Read The Friendly* Manual *subsitute appropriate euphemisim here*
BOFH Bastard Operator From Hell


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Post 11

GidgetGirl

:9 Yummy!


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Post 12

Moonjack

Oh yeah, one for you younger folks:

PAW: Parents are watching.


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Post 13

Jonboy

Here's my favorite:
fm - magic.

Use:
Person A: How does that work?
Person B: fm


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Lonnytunes - Winter Is Here

TWAIN - Technology Without An Interesting Name

It is actually used with modern scanning programmes smiley - bigeyes


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Hexar

And don't forget JK (Just kidding) HHJK (Ha-ha just kidding) or HHJS (Ha-ha just serious)


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Mike A (snowblind)

A good few of these are on my page. Maybe I should add these new ones to it. On the other hand, maybe not.


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Fate Amenable To Change

Is there an emote for twiddling thumbs?


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canadian girl(resigned)

well, i haven't heard of twiddling thumbs, but there's always the thinking emoticon: ;-/ also, has anyone ever seen a herman type guy that's kind of peeking over a wall? I see him quite often, but he's too hard for me to figure out.smiley - smiley


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Post 19

manolan


There's also the not so useful: IRTRHGTTAIGSE (I refer the right honourable gentleman to the answer I gave somewhat earlier) which I remember seeing on usenet once (and only once).


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Post 20

Moonjack

(Didn't I already post this?)

Other long ones:

TANSTAAFL: There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
CASANTBB: Computer accelerated so as not to be boring

and another short:

TANJ: There ain't no justice


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