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A Summary of Internet Smilies and E-Mail Emoticons


Captain Nice
Staff member
Popular (and clean) Internet acronyms:
BTW By the way
FAQ Frequently asked question
FW Freeware
FWIW For what it's worth
FYI For your information
GR&D Grinning running & Ducking
IAE In any event
IMO In my opinion
IMHO In my humble opinion (also IMO)
IMCO In my considered opinion
IOW In other words
JASE Just another system error
LOL Laughing Out Loud
MFZ Microsoft free zone
NRN No Reply Necessary
OTF On The Floor(laughing)
OTOH On the other hand
PD Public Domain
ROFL Rolling on floor laughing.
RSN Real soon now
SITD Still in the dark
SW Shareware
TANSTAAFL There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
TIA Thanks in advance (also aTdHvAaNnKcSe)
TIC Tongue in cheek
TLA Three letter acronym (also FLA)
TTFN Ta ta for now
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary

The acronyms below are also circulating:

BTSOOM Beats the S*** out of me
FUBAR F***ed up beyond all recognition
NFW No f***ing way
PITA Pain in the a**
RTFM Read the f***ing manual (or message)
SNAFU Situation normal, all f***ed up.
SOL S*** outta luck

E-Mail Emoticons:

:) Smile
:) Smile
;-) Wink
:-( Displeasure
:-> Smug
:-t User is cross
:-\ User is undecided
:-o User is shocked
:-& User is tongue-tied
|-| User is asleep
:-c User is bummed out
:-# User's lips are sealed
8-| User is in suspense
:-< User is sad
8-# User is dead
:-I Hmmm
:-x My lips are sealed
:-7 User has made a wry statement
:p User is sticking tongue out
:-* User just ate asour pickle
:>) User has a big nose
%-) User is cross-eyed
#-) User partied all night
[:) User is listening to headphones
(-: User is left-handed
:- User is male
:-Q User smokes
:-? User smokes a pipe
:-{ User has a mustache
:-% User has a beard
(-) User needs a haircut
{:-( User parts hair in the middle
{:)-) User is wearing a toupee
}:)-( User is wearing toupee in wind
-:) User has a mohawk
:))-) User likes to scuba dive
0-) User wears a scuba mask
:)x User wears a bow tie
:-} User wears lipstick
@:I User wears a turban
:cool: User wear glasses
::) User wears bifocals
B-) User wears horn-rims
:)8 User is well-dressed
:-0 User is an orator
:<| User attends an Ivy League school
+:-| User is a priest
+-:)-) User is the pope
[:|] User is a robot
o-) User is a cyclops
:> user is a midget
8:] User is a gorilla
=:) User is a punk-rocker
%-^ User is Picasso
*<|:) user is Santa Claus(Ho Ho Ho)

Don Reid


had a good grin at this message.

howsabout developing an international set?

I'm sure I could come up with some, such as - SITS still in the s**t


[This message has been edited by Don Reid (edited 10 May 2000).]


Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Here are a few more

SOS - same old s**t
SOSDD - same old s**t different day
LTNS - long time no see
GMTA - great minds think alike
LMAO - laugh my a** off
ROFLMAO - rolling on the floor laughing my a** off
TY - thank you
YW - you welcome
CYA - see ya

Anyone else?????

Paul Stefanson

I should have read this page before; now I should go back and re-read the messages I thought I understood!


As found in the QS9000 manual Rev 2...

MILTFP-41 = Make it like the finished print, for once.

Who says Quality Professionals don't have a sense of humor

Rick Goodson


MIL-TP-41 is an old military inspired specification, and "finished' was not the term we used.


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