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^_^ / Joyful!  =   (Japanese)
!  =   I have a comment
!-(  =   Black eye
!-)  =   Proud of black eye
#-)  =   Wiped out, partied all night
#:-o  =   Shocked
$-)  =   Won the lottery, or money on the brain
%')  =   Finished off a fifth for lunch
%(|:-)  =   Propeller-head
%)  =   Cross-eyed; Artistic face; Picasso
%*@:-(  =   Hung Over
%*}  =   Inebriated
%*}  =   Very drunk %+\ Messed up; Spaced out; Effected; Scrambled; Out-to-lunch
%+{  =   Lost a fight
%+{  =   Got beat up
%+|  =   Beaten up
%-  =   Drunk with laughter
%-(  =   Glasses broken; Sad confused; Practical joker who got beat up
%-(  =   Confused
%-()  =   Monkey face
%-(I)  =   Laughing out loud
%-(|)  =   Laughing out loud
%-)  =   Dazed or silly
%-)  =   Stared too long at monitor; Confused; Cross-eyed;
%-)  =   Brain dead right now.
%-/  =   Brain dead; Hung over
%-6  =   Brain dead
%-<I>  =   Drunk with laughter
%-<|>  =   Drunk with laughter
%-\  =   Hung over
%-\  =   Hung over
%-^)  =   Pablo Picasso
%-{  =   Ironic
%-{  =   Sad; Not amused
%-|  =   Been working all night
%-|  =   Worked all night
%-}  =   Amused
%-}  =   Humorous or ironic
%-~  =   Pablo Picasso
%\  =   Hangover
((()))  =   Lots of hugging (initials or a name can be put in the middle of the one being hugged)
(()):**  =   Hugs and kisses
()  =   Hugging
(-:  =   Left-handed smile, or smiley from the southern hemisphere
(8(|)  =   Homer
(8<|  =   Darth Vader
(:&&#9;  =   Angry
(:-  =   Unsmiley
(:-&&#9;  =   Angry
(:-(  =   Unsmiley
(:-)  =   Smiley variation
(:-*  =   Kiss
(:-\  =   Very sad
(::()::)  =   Bandaid, meaning comfort
(:|  =   Egghead
(<>  =   ..
(='.'=)  =   Fat Cat
(B^|  =   Secret agent
(_)3 Beer  =   mug
(_x_)  =   Kiss my butt
*  =   Kiss
****:-)  =   Marge Simpson
*-)  =   Shot to death
*<:-)  =   Santa Claus
*<:-)  =   I am wearing a Santa Claus Hat.
*<:-)>  =   Santa Claus
*<|:-)  =   Santa Claus, or a clown
+:-)  =   Priest
+<:-)  =   Religious leader
+<:-|  =   Monk or nun
+<||-)  =   Knight
+O:-)  =   The Pope
-)  =   Tongue in cheek
--<--@  =   Rose, version 2
-:(  =   Punk rocker with a Mohawk
-=  =   Snuffed candle to end a flame message
-=#:-)  =   Wizard
//o-o\  =   John Lennon
/\/\/\  =   Laughter
12x--<--@  =   A dozen roses
12x@>--->---  =   A dozen roses
2B|^2B  =   To be or not to be
3:[  =   My mean pet.
3:]  =   My pet.
5:-)  =   Elvis
7:)  =   Ronald Reagan
7:^)  =   Ronald Reagan
8  =   Infinity
8)  =   Wide-eyed, or wearing glasses
8-#  =   Death
8-)  =   Wide-eyed, or wearing glasses
8-O  =   Astonished
8-o  =   Shocked
8-P  =   Yuck!
8-[  =   Frayed nerves; overwrought
8-]  =   Wow!
8-|  =   Wide-eyed surprise
8:-)  =   Wizard
:(  =   Sad
:(  =   Unhappy, frown
:( )  =   I have a big mouth.
:()  =   Loudmouth, talks all the time; or shouting
:)  =   Smile - classic
:*  =   Kiss
:*)  =   Clowning
:**:  =   Returning kiss
:+(  =   Scared
:+(  =   Got punched in the nose
:,(  =   Crying
:-  =   Male
:-#  =   My lips are sealed; or someone wearing braces
:-&&#9;  =   Tongue-tied
:-(  =   Frown
:-)  =   Smile- classic
:-*  =   Kiss
:-,  =   Smirk
:-.)  =   Cindy Crawford
:-/  =   Wry face
:-6  =   Exhausted
:-9  =   Licking lips
:-<  =   Very sad
:->  =   Smile of happiness or sarcasm
:-><  =   Puckered up to kiss
:-?  =   Licking lips, or tongue in cheek
:-@  =   Screaming
:-c  =   Very unhappy
:-C  =   Astonished
:-D  =   Laughing happily
:-D  =   Laughing
:-d~  =   Heavy smoker
:-e  =   Disappointed
:-f  =   Sticking out tongue
:-i  =   Wry smile or half-smile
:-I  =   Pondering, or impartial
:-J  =   Tongue in cheek
:-j  =   One-sided smile
:-k  =   Puzzlement
:-l  =   One-sided smile
:-M  =   Speak no evil
:-o  =   Surprised look, or yawn
:-O  =   Open-mouthed, surprised
:-o  =   Uh oh!
:-p  =   Sticking tongue out, version 2
:-P  =   Sticking out tongue
:-p~  =   Heavy smoker
:-Q  =   Tongue hanging out in disgust, or a smoker
:-Q~  =   Smoking
:-r  =   Sticking tongue out, version 3
:-s  =   What?!
:-t  =   Unsmiley
:-V  =   Shouting
:-x  =   Kiss, or My lips are sealed
:-X My  =   lips are sealed; or a kiss
:-Y  =   Aside comment
:-[  =   Unsmiling blockhead; also criticism
:-[I  =   am a vampire.
:-[x>  =   Count Dracula
:-\'|  =   Sniffles
:-]  =   Smiling blockhead; also sarcasm
:-{)  =   Smile with moustache
:-{)}  =   Smile with moustache and beard
:-{}  =   Blowing a kiss
:-|  =   Indifferent, bored or disgusted
:-| :-|  =   Deja vu
:-||  =   Very angry
:-||  =   Angry - Seriously
:-}  =   Mischievous smile
:-~)  =   A cold
:-~|  =   A cold
:.(  =   Crying
:/)  =   Not funny
:/i  =   No smoking
:>  =   What?
:@  =   What?
:C  =   Astonished
:e  =   Disappointed
:o)  =   smile a variation of :) and :-)
:oP  =   smile a variation of :) and :-)
:P  =   Sticking out my tongue
:P  =   Sticking out tongue
:p~~  =   I'm drooling
:X  =   Hear no evil
:x  =   Kiss
:[  =   Bored, sad
:\'  =   Crying
:\'(  =   Crying
:\'-(  =   Crying
:\'-)  =   Tears of happiness
:^(  =   Unhappy, frown with a nose
:^)  =   Regular smile with a nose
:^D  =   Happy, approving
:^P  =   Sticking out my tongue, and I have a nose
:`-(  =   Shedding a tear
:{  =   I am having a hard time
:{  =   Having a hard time
:|  =   Bored, sad
:~)  =   A cold
:~-(  =   Crying
:~/  =   Confused
:©)  =   Piggy
;(  =   Crying
;(  =   Crying
;)  =   Wink
;-(  =   Angry, or got a black eye
;-)  =   Winking at you
;-)  =   Winkey
;-D  =   Winking and laughing
;o)  =   smile a variation of :) and :-)
;P  =   Wink with a raspberry
<3  =   love (heart shape)
<:-(  =   Dunce
<:-)  =   Innocently asking dumb question
<:->  =   Devilish expression
<:-O  =   Eeek!; Eeek! Just saw a mouse
<:-|  =   Dunce
<:3)~~~~  =   Mouse
<:>  =   Devilish expression
<:|  =   Dunce
<;;;;;;;;;;;|===0  =   Sword
<>)  =   alienated
<chuckle>  =   the speaker chuckles
<frown>  =   the speaker is frowning
<g>  =   Grin
<grin>  =   the speaker is grinning
<smile>  =   the one writing
<smirk>  =   the one writing the message is smirking
<wink>  =   the one writing the message is winking
= O  =   Surprised
= X  =   My lips are sealed
=):-)=  =   Abraham Lincoln
=:-)  =   Punk, or hosehead
==):-)=  =   Abraham Lincoln
=====:}  =   Snake
=^*  =   Kisses
=^-.-^=  =   Kitten, version 1
=^D  =   Big grin
>-  =   Female
>-)  =   Devilish wink
>-<  =   Furious
>->  =   Winking devil
>:)  =   Little devil
>:-(  =   Annoyed
>:-)  =   Mischievous devil
>:-<  =   Mad
>:-<  =   Angry
>:->  =   Very mischievous devil
><((((o>  =   Fish
>=^  =   P Yuck
>>:-<<  =   Furious
>^..^<  =   Cat
?  =   I have a question
?(  =   Black eye
?-(  =   Black eye
@=  =   I am pro-nuclear war.
@==  =   Atomic bomb
@>--->---  =   A long-stemmed rose
@>--->----  =   Rose, version 1
@}->--  =   Rose
@}->--  =   Rose for you (to show affection)
A-OLs  =   Administrators On-Line
AAMOF  =   As A Matter Of Fact
AFAIK  =   As Far As I Know
AFK  =   Away From the Keyboard
AISI  =   As I See It
ASAP  =   As Soon As Possible ASL Age, sex, location
ATSL  =   Along The Same Line
AWTTW  =   Are We Having Fun Yet?
AYOR  =   At Your Own Risk
B*)  =   Sunglasses smile
B-]  =   Batman
B4N  =   Bye For Now
B:-)  =   Sunglasses on head
BAK  =   Back At Keyboard
BBFN  =   Bye Bye For Now
BBL  =   Be Back Later
BF  =   Boy Friend
BFN  =   Bye For Now
BIF  =   Before I Forget
BION  =   Believe it or not
BOT  =   Back On Topic
BRB  =   Be Right Back
BTAIM  =   Be That As It May
BTHOM  =   Beats The Hell Outta Me
BTOBD  =   Be There Or Be Dead
BTW  =   By The Way
BWL  =   Bursting With Laughter
BYKT  =   But You Knew That
BYOB  =   Bring Your Own Bottle
B^P  =   Sticking out tongue, and I have sunglasses
C):-)  =   Cowboy, I am
C=:-)  =   I am a chef
CMIIW  =   Correct Me If Iím Wrong
CU  =   See You
CU2  =   See You, Too
CUL  =   See you later
CUL8R  =   See You Later
CWYL  =   Chat With You Later
d:-o  =   Hats off to you!
DIIK  =   Damned If I Know.
DIKU?  =   Do I Know You?
DILLIGAD  =   Do I Look Like I Give A Darnn?.
DIY  =   Do It Yourself
DK  =   Donít Know
F2F  =   Face To Face
FCFS  =   First Come, First Served
FISH  =   First In, Still Here
FITB  =   Fill In The Blank
FOAD  =   F*** off and die
FOAF  =   Friend Of A Friend
FS  =   For Sale
FTASB  =   Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
FTF  =   Face To Face
FTL  =   Faster Than Light
FUBAR  =   Fouled Up Beyond All Repair
FUBB  =   Fouled Up Beyond Belief.
FUD  =   Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
FURTB  =   Full Up Ready To Burst
FWIW  =   For What Itís Worth
FYA  =   For Your Amusement
FYI  =   For Your Information
G  =   Grin, or Giggle
G2G  =   Got to Go
GA  =   Go Ahead
GAL  =   Get A Life
GD&R  =   Grinning, Ducking and Running
GF  =   Girl Friend.
GFN  =   Gone For Now.
GIWIST  =   Gee, I Wish Iíd Said That
GLGH  =   Good Luck and Good Hunting
GMTA  =   Great Minds Think Alike
GOWI  =   Get On With It
GTG  =   Got To Go
GTSY  =   Great To See You
H&K  =   Hugs and Kisses
HAK  =   Hugs And Kisses
IAC  =   In Any Case
IAE  =   In Any Event
IANAL  =   I Am Not A Lawyer (but) A disclaimer which is usually followed by a legal opinion
IAW  =   In Accordance With
IBTD  =   I Beg To Differ
IBTL  =   In Before The Lock
IC  =   I See
IDK  =   I Don't Know
IIIIII8^)X  =   Cat in the Hat
IIIIII8^)X  =   Cat in the Hat
IIWM  =   If It Were Me
IJWTK  =   I Just Want To Know
IJWTS  =   I Just Want To Say
IKWUM  =   I Know What You Mean
IMA  =   I Might Add
IME  =   In My Experience
IMHO  =   In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO  =   In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO  =   In My Opinion
IMPOV  =   In My Point Of View
INPO  =   In No Particular Order
IOW  =   In Other Words
IRL  =   In Real Life
ISS  =   Iím So Sure
ISSYGTI  =   Iím So Sure You Get The Idea!
ISWYM  =   I See What You Mean
ITFA  =   In The Final Analysis
ITSFWI  =   If The Shoe Fits Wear It.
IYSWIM  =   If You See What I Mean
JAM  =   Just A Minute
JAS  =   Just A Second
JFI  =   Just For Information
JIC  =   Just In Case
JK  =   Just Kidding
JMO  =   Just My Opinion
JTLYK  =   Just To Let You Know
k  =   Okay
KISS  =   Keep It Simple, Stupid
KIT  =   Keep In Touch
KMA  =   Kiss My A**
KWIM  =   Know What I Mean?
KYFC  =   Keep Your Fingers Crossed
L  =   Laugh
L8R  =   Later
LABATYD  =   or LAB&TYD Life's A B**ch And Then You Die
LJBF  =   Letís Just Be Friends
LLTA  =   Lots and Lots of Thunderous Applause
LMAO  =   Laughing My A** Off
LMHO  =   Laughing My Head Off
LOL  =   Laughing Out Loud
LSHMBH  =   Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts.
LTHTT  =   Laughing Too Hard To Type
LTNS  =   Long Time No See
LTNT  =   Long Time, No Type
LTS  =   Laughing to Self
LY  =   Love You
M-)  =   See no evil
M-), :X, :-M  =   See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
M:-) A  =   salute
MEGO  =   My Eyes Glaze Over
MLA  =   Multiple Letter Acronym
MOF  =   Matter Of Fact
MOSS  =   Member Of Same Sex
MOTAS  =   Member Of The Appropriate Sex
MOTD  =   Message of the day
MOTOS  =   Member Of The Opposite Sex
MOTSS  =   Member Of The Same Sex
MTFBWY  =   May The Force Be With You
MYOB  =   Mind Your Own Business
NAVY  =   Never Again Voluneer Yourself
NBD  =   No Big Deal
NFW  =   No Friggin' Way!
NHOH  =   Never Heard Of Him/Her
NOYB  =   None Of Your Business
NP  =   No Problem
NQA  =   No Questions Asked
NTIM  =   Not That It Matters
NTW  =   Not To Worry
NTYMI  =   Now That You Mention It
NWOT  =   New Without Tags (for selling items online)
NWT  =   New With Tags (for selling items online)
O 8-)  =   Starry-eyed angel
O+  =   Female
O->  =   Male
O8-)  =   Starry-eyed angel
O:-)  =   Angel
O>-</  =   Snowboarder
OATUS  =   On A Totally Unrelated Subject
OAUS  =   On An Unrelated Subject
OB  =   Obligatory
OBO  =   Or Best Offer
OBTW  =   Oh, By The Way
OIC  =   Oh, I See
OMG  =   Oh My God
ONNA  =   Oh No, Not Again
ONNTA  =   Oh No, Not This Again
OO  =   Over and Out (end of communication)
OOTC  =   Obligatory On-Topic Comment
OTF  =   On the Floor (laughing)
OTFL  =   On the Floor Laughing
OTL  =   Out To Lunch
OTOH  =   On The Other Hand
OTOOH  =   On The Other Other Hand
OTT  =   Over The Top
OTTH  =   On The Third Hand
OTTOMH  =   Off The Top Of My Head
o{-<]:  =   Skateboarder, I am
P*  =   French kiss
PABG  =   Packing a Big Gun
PCMCIA  =   People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms
PD  =   Public Domain
PDS  =   Please Don't Shout.
PITA  =   Pain In The A**
PMBI  =   Pardon My Butting In
PMF  =   Pardon My French or Pure Freaking Magic.
PMFBI  =   Pardon Me For Butting In
PMFJI  =   Pardon Me For Jumping In
PMIGBOM  =   Put Mind In Gear, Before Opening Mouth
PMJI  =   Pardon My Jumping In
PMSL  =   P*ssing Myself Laughing (a common UK expression)
PNCAH  =   Please, No Cursing Allowed Here
POSSLQ  =   Person Of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
PPL  =   People
PTMM  =   Please Tell Me More
Q:-)  =   College graduate
RAEBNC  =   Read And Enjoyed, But No Comment
re  =   Hello again or In Regard To
RHIP  =   Rank Has Its Privileges
RL  =   Real Life
RLCO  =   Real Life Conference
ROFL  =   Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLAS  =   Rolling On Floor Laughing And Screaming
ROFLMAO  =   Roll On Floor Laughing My A** Off
ROTF  =   Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL  =   Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAOTID  =   Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off Till I Die
ROTFLOL  =   Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROTFLOLAPMP  =   Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud And Peeing My Pants
ROTFLTIC  =   Rolling On The Floor Laughing Till I Cry
RRQ  =   Return Receipt Request
RSN  =   Real Soon Now
RSVP  =   Respondez S'il Vous Plait - please reply
RTBM  =   Read The Bloody Manual
RTFAQ  =   Read The Frequently Asked Questions
RTFF  =   Read The Freaking FAQ
RTFM  =   Read The F------ Manual
RTM  =   Read The Manual
RTWFQ  =   Read The Whole Friggin' Question
RU  =   THERE? Are you there?
RYFM  =   Read Your Friendly Manual
RYS  =   Read Your Screen
S  =   Smile
SAPFU  =   Surpassing All Previous Foul Ups
SCNR  =   Sorry, Could Not Resist
SEC  =   Wait a second
SFLA  =   Stupid Four Letter Acronym
SICS  =   Sitting In Chair Snickering
SLM  =   See Last Mail
SMOP  =   Small Matter of Programming
SNAFU  =   Situation Normal: All Fouled Up
SO  =   Significant Other
SOL  =   SH** Out Of Luck
SOS  =   Same Old Stuff or Help!
SOW  =   Speaking Of Which
SWIM  =   See What I Mean?
TAFN  =   Thatís All For Now
TANJ  =   There Ainít No Justice
TANSTAAFL  =   There Ainít No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TARFU  =   Things Are Really Fouled Up
TBYB  =   Try Before You Buy
TDM  =   Too Darn Many
TFS  =   Three Finger Salute (Ctl-Alt-Del).
TFTHAOT  =   Thanks For The Help Ahead Of Time
THX  =   Thanks
TIA  =   Thanks In Advance
TIC  =   Tongue In Cheek
TINWIS  =   That Is Not What I Said
TNSTAAFL  =   There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TNTL  =   Trying Not To Laugh
TNX  =   Thanks
TNXE6  =   Thanks A Million
TOBAL  =   There Oughta Be A Law.
TOBG  =   This Oughta Be Good.
TOY  =   Thinking Of You.
TPTB  =   The Powers That Be
TRDMC  =   Tears Running Down My Cheeks.
TSR  =   Totally Stupid Rules.
TTBOMK  =   To The Best Of My Knowledge
TTFN  =   Ta Ta For Now
TTYL  =   Talk To You Later
TTYT  =   Talk To You Tomorrow.
TYCLO  =   Turn Your CAPS LOCK Off
TYVM  =   Thank You Very Much
UOK  =   Are You OK?
WAEF  =   When All Else Fails
WB  =   Welcome Back
WDYMBT  =   What Do You Mean By That?.
WDYT  =   What Do You Think?
WE  =   Whatever
WIBAMU  =   Well, I'll Be A Monkey's Uncle
WIBNI  =   Wouldnít It Be Nice If
WMMOWS  =   Wash My Mouth Out With Soap
WNOHGB  =   Where No One Has Gone Before
WOA  =   Work Of Art
WOTAM  =   Waste Of Time And Money
WRT  =   With Regard To, or With Respect To
WT  =   Without Thinking
WTB  =   Want To Buy
WTF  =   What The F***?
WTG  =   Way To Go!
WTGP  =   Want To Go Private?
WTH  =   What the hell?
WTTM  =   Without Thinking Too Much.
WYGISWYPF  =   What You Get Is What You Pay For
X-(  =   Just died
XOXOXO  =   Kisses and hugs
YABA  =   Yet Another Bloody Acronym
YAOTM  =   Yet Another Off-Topic Message
YAUN  =   Yet Another Unix Nerd
YGLT  =   You're Gonna Love This
YGTI  =   You Get The Idea?
YGWYPF  =   You Get What You Pay For
YIU  =   Yes, I Understand
YIWGP  =   Yes, I Will Go Private
YKYARW  =   You Know You're A Redneck When
YMMV  =   Your Mileage May Vary (or your experience could be different)
[:-)  =   Wearing a Walkman
[:-]  =   Square head
[:-|  =   Frankenstein
[:]  =   Robot
[:|  =   Frankenstein
[:|]  =   Robot
[>O  =   Diamond ring
[[ ]]  =   Hug Insert a name in the brackets of the one who is being hugged, as: [[Marcia]]
[]  =   Hug
[{--Crayon--]}>  =   crayon (especially effective when typed in different font colors)
\')  =   Winky
\'-)  =   Winky
\_/  =   Empty glass
\~/  =   Full glass
]:-)  =   Happy devil
]:->  =   Devil
][  =   Back to back
ö¿ö Horizontal  =   face 2 (use Alt + 148, 168, 148)
^..^  =   Kitten, version 2
^5  =   High five
^^^  =   Giggles
^_^  =   Laugh (Normal)
____/___o/___  =   Shark
`:-)  =   Raised eyebrow
{{ }}  =   Hug; the one whose name is in the brackets is being hugged; Example: {{MJ}}
{}  =   No comment
|(  =   Sleepy (on late night email message)
|-(  =   Sleepy, struggling to stay awake, or sleeping badly
|-)  =   Hee hee!
|-<>  =   Puckered up for a kiss
|-D  =   Big laugh
|-O  =   Yawn
|-{  =   Good grief!
|-|  =   Asleep
|I  =   Asleep
|^o  =   Snoring
|^o  =   Snoring
}-)  =   Wry smile
}:[  =   Angry, frustrated
}{  =   Face to face
~ :-(  =   Steaming mad
~:-(  =   Flame message
~:-\  =   Elvis
~:o  =   Baby
~:\  =   Elvis
~= Lit  =   candle, indicating a flame (inflammatory message)
~==  =   Begins a flame (inflammatory message)
~~:-(  =   Especially hot flame message
~~:[  =   Net flame
~~~~8}  =   Snake
©¿©  =   Horizontal face (use Alt keystroke plus 0169, 0191, 0169)