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Emoticons

EMOTICONS

Edited and uploaded by Don Jordan


Occasionally you'll see little cryptic codes in messages.  These are called emoticons, and are used to express the emotions of normal voice communication -- for example, to indicate that the "snide" comment you just read was really a joke.  The following list has been compiled from ten years of reading messages on bulletin  boards and CompuServe forums.

emoticon (noun).  A figure created with the symbols on the keyboard.  Read with the head tilted to the left.  Used to convey the spirit in which a line of text is typed.


Emoticon     Meaning

-]                  User has one eye
-)                  User has one eye
:-i                  Semi-Smiley
:-]                 Smiley blockhead
:-%               User has beard
:-o                User singing national anthem
:-t                 User is cross
:-:                 User is mutant
:-(                Drama
:-)                Comedy
:-                  User is male
:-?                User is smoking a pipe
:-=)              Older user with mustache
:-                Undecided user
:-p               User is sticking their tongue out (at you!)
:-)'               User tends to drool
:-'|               User has a cold
:-)8             User is well dressed
:-D              User talks too much
:-                Popeye smiling face, for people who look like popeye
:-#               User's lips are sealed.
:-o               User is shocked
:-*               User just ate a sour pickle
:-)-{8          User is a big girl
:-s               User after a BIZARRE comment
:-o              User is surprised
:-{              User has a mustache
:-|               No expression face, 'that comment doesn't phase me'
-:-)             User sports a mohawk and admires Mr. T
:-%             User has beard.
:-&             User which is tongue-tied
:-9              User licking it's lips
:-(               Sad
:-`               User spitting out its chewing tobacco
:-*              User after eating something bitter
:->              Hey hey             
:-X             User is wearing a bow tie
:-6              User after eating something sour
:-0              User is an orator
:-7              User after a wry statement
:-#|             User with bushy mustache
:-@            User face screaming
:-%             User is a banker
:-}              User wears lipstick
:-)              Humor (or smiley)   
:-v              Talking head Smiley
:-c              Bummed out Smiley
:-x              "my lips are sealed" Smiley
:-@            User's beard has permanent wave *or* was drawn by Picasso
:-|              "have an ordinary day" Smiley
:-e              Disappointed Smiley
:-<              Real sad Smiley
:-I               Hmm                 
:-(               Boo hoo             
:-8(             Condescending stare
:-#              User's lips are sealed.
:-O             Uh oh               
:-Q             Smoker
::-)              User wears glasses
:<|               User attends an Ivy League school
:=)              User has two noses
:>               Midget Smiley
:>)              User has a big nose
:%)%          User has acne
:~)              User's face needs a nosejob, no explanation necessary
:n)              User with funny-looking right nose
:u)              User with funny-looking left nose
;-)              Winking Smiley
;-              Popeye gets his lights punched out
'-)              User only has a left eye, which is closed
(-:              User is left-handed
(-)              User needing a haircut
(:-)             Smiley big-face
(:-(             unSmiley frowning
(:)-)            User likes to scuba dive
(:I               Egghead
):-(             UnSmiley big-face
)8-)            Scuba Smiley big-face
{:-)             Smiley with its hair parted in the middle
{(:-)            User is wearing toupee.
}(:-(           User, wearing toupee in wind.
+-(:-)          User is the pope
+:-)            Smiley priest
,-}             Wry and winking
*-(             Cyclops got poked in the eye
*:o)            User is a Bozo
*<|:-)          User is Santa Claus (Ho Ho Ho)
<:I              Dunce
<|-)=          User is chinese
=:-)            User is a hosehead
=:-#}          Smiley punk with a mustache....
=:-)            Smiley punk-rocker
>-              Female
>:-<           Mad
%-^           User is Picasso
%-)            User is cross-eyed
#-)             User partied all night
@-)            Person submitting is Cyclops
@:I             Turban
|-O             Birth
|-)               Hee hee             
|-D             Ho ho              
|-)              User is asleep (boredom)
|-P             Yuk
0-)             User wearing scuba mask
8-)             User wears glasses
8                Infinity
8-|             Suspense
8-#            Death
8:-)            Glasses on forehead
8:]              Normal smiling face except that User is a gorilla
B-)             Horn-rims
B-|             User is wearing cheap sunglasses
g-)              Smiley with ponce-nez glasses
o-)             User is a cyclops
P-)             User is getting fresh
[:-)             User is listening to Walkman radio
[:|]              User is a robot