Emoticons (emotional icons) are facial expressions made by a certain series of keystrokes, most often producing an image of a face sideways. They are used to compensate for the inability to convey voice inflections, facial expressions, and bodily gestures in written communication.

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?(Black eye
?-(Black eye
!-(Black eye
!-)Black eye, proud
:-cBummed out
:-)Classic smiley
%-)Dazed or silly
:-)8Dressed up
\_/Glass empty
\~/Glass full
%+{Got beat up
:+(Got punched in the nose
:)Happy person
:-)Happy person with a nose
:-d~Heavy smoker
(( )):**Hugs and kisses
>:)Little devil
>:->Mischievous devil
= XMy lips are sealed
:-#My lips are sealed
:**:Returning kiss
: (Sad
:(Sad person
:-(Sad person with a nose
:---(Sad person with a large nose
%-)Silly or dazed
: )Smile
:->Smile of happiness or sarcasm
= OSurprised
:\'-)Tears of happiness
{(:-)Wearing a toupee
8-)Wearing glasses
; )Wink
;-DWinking and laughing
>->Winking devil
>-)Winking devil
$-)Won the lottery
:-/Wry face

Acronyms are a kind of shorthand appended to a comment or written discussion. The following is a list of common acronyms.

2B or not 2BTo be or not to be
AAMOFAs a matter of fact
AFAIKAs far as I know
AKAAs known as
AISIAs I see it
AMBWAll my best wishes
ATSTAt the same time
BBFNBye bye for now
BBLBe back later
BCNUBe seein' you
BFNBye for now
BIABBack in a bit
BRBBe right back
BTDTBeen there done that
BTWBy the way
BYKTBut you knew that
CIDConsider it done
CIOCheck it out
CMIIWCorrect me if I'm wrong
CSLCan't stop laughing
DDDue diligence
DGTDon't go there
DHYBDon't hold you breath
EOLEnd of lecture
FAQ(s)Frequently asked question(s)
FITBFill in the blank
FTASBFaster than a speeding bullet
FUBARFixed up beyond all recognition
FWIWFor what it's worth
FYAFor your amusement
FYIFor your information
GD&HGrinning, ducking and hiding
GD&RGrinning, ducking and running
GIGOGarbage in, garbage out
GIWISTGee, I wish I said that
GLGood luck
GLYASDIGod loves you and so do i
GMTAGreat minds think alike
GNBLFYGot nothing but love for you
GTGGot to go
HAGOHave a good one
HAKHugs and kisses
HBHurry back
HHOKHa ha, only kidding!
HSIKHow should I know
HTHHope this helps
IACIn any case
IAEIn any event
IANALI am not a lawyer
ICLIn Christian love
IDKI don't know
IDTSI don't think so
ILYI love you
IMCOIn my considered opinion
IMHOIn my humble opinion
IMNSHOIn my not so humble opinion
IMOIn my opinion
INPOIn no particular order
IOWIn other words
JFYIJust for your information
KITKeep in touch
LMKLet me know
LOLLaughing out loud
LOLLots of luck
LTNSLong time no see
LYLLove ya lots
LYLASLove you like a sister
MGBMay God bless
MHOTYMy hat's off to you
MoFMale or female?
MTFBWYMay the force be with you
MWBRLMore will be revealed later
NBDNo big deal
NOYBNone of your business
NRNNo reply necessary
OAUSOn an unrelated subject
OBTWOh, by the way
OICOh, I see
OTOff topic
OTLOut to lunch
OTOHOn the other hand
PMFJIPardon me for jumping in
POVPoint of view
PTBPowers that be
ROFRolling on the floor
ROFLRolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLRolling on the floor laughing
RSNReal soon now
RTFPRead the fine print
SITDStill in the dark
STYSSpeak to you soon
SWDYTSo, what do you think?
TIAThanks in advance
TICTongue in cheek
TLGOThe list goes on
TMTrust me
TMIToo much information
TPTBThe powers that be
TTFNTa ta for now
TTYLTalk to you later
TWHABThis won't hurt a bit
TYVMThank you very much
unPCUnpolitically correct
URYY4MYou are too wise for me
VBGVery big gun
WBWelcome back
WDYTWhat do you think?
WOAWork of art
WOGWise old guy
WRTWith regard to
WTGWay to go!
WYSWhatever you say
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
YAYet another
YAYYet another yell!
YGBKYou gotta be kiddin'
YNKYou never know
YRYeah, right!
YYSSWYeah yeah, sure sure, whatever