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Facing Up to Emoticons
ASCII 1's and 0's
Text-Messaging Shorthand

Emoticons Are Tiny-Type Masterpieces

Emoticons are pictographs that share a message. They represent teeny-tiny facial expressions. You can make them by using the keys on a typical computer keyboard in various combinations.

Find some fun ones here to share with your friends and family!

:-)    : )     Happy
:-(    : (     Sad
;-)    ; )     Winking
#-)  #)     Oh, what a night!
:-O   :O     Yelling/Shocked
:-|    : |     Frowning

:-$        Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
:-P        Sticking Out Tongue
:-@       Screaming/Swearing/Very Angry/About To Be Sick
>;->     Wicked Grin
:-#       Been Smacked In The Mouth/Wears Braces
(:-)       Bald

:-)))      Is Very Fat, with Many Chins
:-{}      Wears Lipstick
:=)        Fat Nose
8-)        Wears Glasses
B:-)      Wears Sunglasses On Head
:-T        Keeping A Straight Face/Tight Lipped

:-y         Said With A Smile
:-|         Disgusted/Grim/No Expression
:,(         Crying
:~-(      Crying/Shed A Tear
:'-(        Crying
:~(~     Crying

|-o       Bored
:-X       A Kiss/Lips Are Sealed
(:-D     Has A Big Mouth
(:+)     Has A Big Nose
:-{)     Has A Moustache
:-*      Just Ate Something Sour/Bitter Taste/Kiss

[:-)        Is Wearing Audio Headphones
:-)'        Tends To Drool
=:-)      Punk
+-:-)     The Pope
O:-)       An Angel
*<:-)>  Santa

(-:|:-)    Siamese Twins
7:-)       Fred Flintstone
C):-OC):-OC):-OC):-O        A Barbershop Quartet
3:-o      A Cow
8:-)      A Pig/A Little Girl
:\/        A Woodpecker

]:->          The Devil
#:-)          Matted Hair/Fur Hat/Crewcut/Messy Hair
&:-)          Curly Hair
=|:-)=      Uncle Sam/Abe Lincoln
+<:-|       Monk/Nun
(:I            An Egghead

b:-)          A Baseball Fan/Has A Cap On
(-)           Needs A Haircut
;-(*)        Feels Sick
[:]           A Robot
:-[           A Vampire/Count Dracula/Pouting/Sarcastic
:-F          A Bucktoothed Vampire/Has Major Dental Problems

:-8(        Condescending
;^)         Smirking
:-----}     Liar/Pinocchio
!-(           Black Eye
(:-D        Blabbermouth
:-'|         Has A Cold/Flu

:$)         Donald Trump
:-.)         Marilyn Monroe/Madonna (woman with a mole on her face
):-|:-|     Deja'vu
~:o        A Baby
8(:-)      Mickey Mouse
(|-| F      Robocop
3:*>     Rudolph the Reindeer
P-)        A Pirate

Binary Code: The Language of 1's and 0's

Computer scientists came up with ASCII, American Standard Code for Information Exchange, so teletype machines and computers could share information. Most modern character encodings used in communications devices that use text have a historical basis in ASCII. It was first published in the 1960s. It is a seven-bit code, meaning that it uses bit patterns arranged in groups of seven to represent letters of the alphabet and other information. It was developed from the codes used for telegraphs. This chart shows a typical ASCII code set.

Definitions for Text-Messaging Shorthand

Abbreviated language has always been a tool in using computers for communications. It saves time online, and it also makes it fun, because only "insiders" know the code!

People who use instant-message programs on digital devices or text-messaging on their cell phones often use shorthand to save time or space. This shorthand first emerged and became popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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@TEOTD
At The End Of The Day

14AA41
One for All and All for One

2B or not 2B
To Be Or Not To Be

2NITE
Tonight

411
This means "information."

4ever
Forever

A/S/L
Age/Sex/Location

AAF
As A Friend

AAK
Asleep At Keyboard

AAMOF
As A Matter Of Fact

AAR8
At Any Rate

AAS
Alive And Smiling

AAYF
As Always, Your Friend

ABT2
About To

ADAD
Another Day Another Dollar

ADBB
All Done, Bye-Bye

ADIP
Another Day In Paradise

ADR
Address

AEAP
As Early As Possible

AFAGAY
A Friend As Good As You

AFINIAFI
A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

AIMP
Always In My Prayers

AKA or aka
Also Known As

ALAP
As Late As Possible

ALOL
Actually Laughing Out Loud

ALTG
Act Locally, Think Globally

AMAP
As Many As Possible

AMBW
All My Best Wishes

AML
All My Love

ADN
Any day now

AYTMTB
And You're Telling Me This Because?

B/C
Because

B4
Before

B4N
Bye For Now

B4U
Before You

BBIAF
Be Back In A Few (Minutes)

BBIAS
Be Back In A Sec

BBL
Be Back Later

BCNU
Be Seein' You

BCOZ
Because

BFF
Best Friends Forever

BR
Bathroom

BTDT
Been There Done That

CID
Consider It Done

CSL
Can't Stop Laughing

CU
See You

CUL8R
See You Later

CUNS
See You In School

CWYL
Chat With You Later

DBEYR
Don't Believe Everything You Read

DGA
Don't Go Anywhere

DGT
Don't Go There

DHYB
Don't Hold Your Breath

DIKU
Do I Know You?

DKDC
Don't Know, Don't Care

DLTM
Don't Lie To Me

DMI
Don't Mention It

DNC
Does Not Compute

DYJHIW
Don't You Just Hate It When

EAK
Eating At Keyboard

EG
Evil Grin

EL
Evil Laugh

EOD
End Of Day

F2F
Face-To-Face

FE
Fatal Error

FF
Friends Forever

FOAF
Friend Of A Friend

FOFL
Falling On Floor Laughing

FTASB
Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

FTTB
For The Time Being

FWIW
For What It's Worth

FYA
For Your Amusement

GALGAL
Give A Little, Get A Little

GBH
Great Big Hug

GD&R
Grinning, Ducking and Running

GG (or) GTG
Got To Go

GIGO
Garbage In, Garbage Out

GMTA
Great Minds Think Alike

GMTFT
Great Minds Think For Themselves

GR8
Great

HAGD
Have A Great Day

HHOJ
Ha-Ha, Only Joking

HIH
Hope It Helps

I 1DR
I Wonder

IAC
In Any Case

IBTD
I Beg To Differ

ICBW
I Could Be Wrong

IDGI
I Don't Get It

IDTS
I Don't Think So

IGTP
I Get The Point

IHNO
I Have No Opinion

IIWM
If It Were Me…

ILU
I Love You!

IMHO
In My Humble Opinion

IMS
I Am Sorry

IOH
I'm Outta Here

IRL
In Real Life

ISTR
I Seem To Remember

ISWYM
I See What You Mean

ITM
In The Money

IUM
If You Must

IYKWIM
If You Know What I Mean

IYKWIMAITYD
If You Know What I Mean, And I Think You Do

IYO
In Your Opinion

JC
Just Checking

JK
Just Kidding!

JAD
Just Another Day

JM2C
Just My 2 Cents

JT
Just Teasing

KFY
Kiss For You

KIR
Keep It Real

KIT
Keep In Touch

KPC
Keeping Parents Clueless

KWIM
Know What I Mean?

L8R
Later

LMK
Let Me Know

LOL
Laughing Out Loud

LOPSOD
Long On Promises, Short On Delivery

LTIC
Laughing 'Til I Cry

LTNS
Long Time No See

LYL
Love Ya Lots

MHBFY
My Heart Bleeds For You

MOOS
Member Of the Opposite Sex

MorF
Male or Female?

MOTD
Message Of The Day

MSG
Message

MUBAR
Messed Up Beyond All Recognition

MWBRL
More Will Be Revealed Later

MYOB
Mind Your Own Business

N2M
Not To Mention

NALOPKT
Not A Lot Of People Know That

NBD
No Big Deal

NIMBY
Not In My Back Yard

NM
Never Mind (or) Nothing Much

NMP
Not My Problem

NOYB
None Of Your Business

NRG
Energy

NRN
No Reply Necessary

NTK
Nice To Know

NTYMI
Now That You Mention It

NW
No Way!

OBTW
Oh By The Way

OIC
Oh, I see

OK
All Correct

OLL
On-Line Love

OMG
Oh My Gosh

OOC
Out Of Character

OOI
Out Of Interest

OOO
Out Of Office

OOTB
Out Of The Box

OT
Off Topic

OTOH
On the Other Hand

OTP
On The Phone

OTT
Over The Top

OTTOMH
Off The Top Of My Head

P & C
Private And Confidential

PANS
Pretty Awesome New Stuff

PLS
Please

PMFJI
Pardon Me For Jumping In

PMJI
Pardon My Jumping In

Poof
Good-bye

POS
Parent Over Shoulder

POV
Point Of View

PU
That Stinks

P-ZA
Pizza

QL
Quit Laughing

QT
Cutie

R&R
Rest and Relaxation

RBAY
Right Back At Ya

RBTL
Read Between The Lines

RC
Remote Control

RE
Regards Or Hello Again

RL
Real Life

RLF
Real Life Friend

RML
Read My Lips

RN
Right Now

ROFL
Rolling On The Floor Laughing

ROTFLOL
Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud

ROTM
Right On The Money

RSN
Real Soon Now

RU
Are You?

RUOK
Are You Okay?

RX
Regards

RUUP4IT
Are You Up For It

S2R
Send To Receive

S4L
Spam For Life

SCNR
Sorry Could Not Resist

SEP
Somebody Else's Problem

SF
Surfer Friend (Or) Science Fiction

SFAIAA
So Far As I Am Aware

SFETE
Smile From Ear To Ear

SFX
Sound Effects

SMAIM
Send Me An Instant Message

SME
Subject Matter Expert

SMEM
Send Me Email

SOHF
Sense Of Humor Failure

STYS
Speak To You Soon

SWAK
Sent With A Kiss

SWDYT
So What Do You Think?

SYS
See You Soon

TAFN
That's All for Now

TAH
Take A Hike

TANSTAAFL
There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

TAS
Taking A Shower

TBA
To Be Advised

TBC
To Be Continued

TFX
Traffic

TGIF
Thanks God It's Friday

THX
Thanks

TIA
Thanks In Advance

TIAIL
Think I am In Love

TLGO
The List Goes On

TLK-2-U-L-8-R
Talk To You Later

TM
Trust Me

TNA
Temporarily Not Available

TNX
Thanks

TOM
Tommorrow

TOT
Tons Of Time

TP
Team Player

TPTB
The Powers That Be

TTFN
Ta-Ta For Now

TTG
Time To Go

TTT
That's The Ticket

TTUL
Talk To You Later

TTYL
Talk To You Later

TVM
Thank You Very Much

TWIMC
To Whom It May Concern

TWIWI
That Was Interesting, Wasn't It?

TY
Thank You

TYVM
Thank You Very Much

U
You

U2
You Too?

U-L
You Will

UNPC
Un-Politically Correct

UPOD
Under Promise Over Deliver

U-R
You Are

U-R W-S
You Are Wise

VBG
Very Big Grin

VBS
Very Big Smile

VEG
Very Evil Grin

VFM
Value For Money

VM
Voice Mail

VSF
Very Sad Face

W/O
Without

WAD
Without A Doubt

WB
Welcome Back (Or) Write Back

WBS
Write Back Soon

WC
Who Cares?

WDYS
What Did You Say

WDYT
What Do You Think?

WE
Whatever

WF
Way Fun

WFM
Works For Me

WT
Without Thinking

WTG
Way To Go!

WTTM
Without Thinking Too Much

WU?
What's Up?

WWY?
Where Were You?

WX
Weather

WYCM?
Will You Call Me?

WYP
What's Your Problem?

WYS
Whatever You Say

WYSIWYG
What You See Is What You Get

WYT
Whatever You Think

WYWH
Wish You Were Here

X-I-10
Exciting

XME
Excuse Me

XOXO
Hugs And Kisses

YGBK
You Gotta Be Kiddin'

YKW?
You Know What? (Or) You Know Who

YNK
You Never Know

YOYO
You're On Your Own

YR
Yeah Right

YSYD
Yeah, Sure You Do

YTTT
You Telling The Truth?

YW
You Are Welcome

YYSSW
Yeah, Yeah, Sure, Sure, Whatever

ZZZ
Sleeping, Bored, Tired

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