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These are used to express your mood. Look sideways at the typed characters.

NameType in:
No-nose Smiley
Bug-Eyed Smiley
Crying Smiley
Grimacing Smiley
Neat Smiley in Profile
Punk Rock Smiley
Scowling Smiley
Shocked Smiley
Smiley in Profile
Snubbed-Nose Smiley
Tongue Out Smiley
Unhappy Smiley
Very Neat Smiley
Very Smiley
Very Unhappy Smiley
Winking Smiley
Wry Winking Smiley

If your email program will send and receive in HTML format, you can include images like these:

Another way to convey visual or emotional information is by placing a description between the < and > signs, such as: <blushing>   <jumping for joy>    <dripping tears>    <grinning broadly>

Common Internet Abbreviations

Many of these abbreviations are as old as text-only internet communications. While some are working their way into general use, people who are new to the Internet or who do not speak English well, will be totally lost if you use these abbreviations. So be considerate of your audience and limit your use.

<bg>Big grin
<g> or <G>Grin
BCNUBe Seeing You
BTWBy the way
DLGDevilish Little Grin
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
FOTCLFalling Off The Chair Laughing
FWIWFor What It's Worth
FYAFor Your Amusement
FYIFor Your Information
IMHOIn My Humble Opinion
IMNSHOIn My Not So Humble Opinion
IMOIn My Opinion
KISSKeep It Simple Stupid
LOLLaughing Out Loud
OTFOn the floor. Short form of ROTFL.
OTOHOn The Other Hand
PDPublic Domain
ROTFLRolling On The Floor Laughing
RTFMRead The Fine Manual. Used when a stupid question is asked.
TIAThank In Advance
TNX 1.0E6Thanks a million (humorous)

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