Be Different – Acronyms and emoticons

We all know that FYI means For Your Information; but what about LOL or GTSY? And, most of us know that # is another way to write the word pound; but do you know another way to communicate a smile?

Online communications has spawned a new library of acronyms and symbols, also known as emoticons to spice-up everyday correspondence. Below are some popular online acronyms and emotions:

  • LOL = laugh out loud
  • GTSY = glad to see you
  • GMTA = great minds think alike
  • BRB = be right back
  • AFK = away from keyboard
  • HAGN = have a good night
  • L8R G8R = later gator
  • LMHO = laughing my head off
  • POOF = I have left the chat
  • SYS = see you soon
  • SWAK = sealed with a kiss
  • TX = thanks
  • WB = welcome back
  • *G* = giggle or grin
  • *H* = hug
  • *K* = kiss
  • *W* = wink
  • ๐Ÿ™‚ = smile
  • ๐Ÿ™‚ = smile
  • ๐Ÿ˜‰ = wink
  • :’ = crying
  • ^5 = high five
  • :-0 = shocked or surprised
  • ^ = thumbs up
  • ๐Ÿ™ = unhappy
  • >:-( = angry
  • ๐Ÿ˜€ = laughing
  • :-> = devilish

This list is just the tip of the iceberg. Because there are so many choices, you might have some explaining to do!

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