Kate (mskatej) wrote,

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A post for noobs and clueless people.

I had this conversation with allzugern and toadstoolsmiles in the comments of yesterday’s post and it has given me an idea for today. Apparently there are a lot of you out there who have no clue what certain smilies mean.  I, OTOH, have no clue how to spell smiley. And then I remembered, yeah, not that long ago I didn’t know what \o/ or o.O meant either!  So I thought maybe we could tell each other in this post. These are just off the top of my head (and from a couple of websites) but if there are others you think should be on the list, comment and I will edit the post. Then if you want, you can pimp this post in your LJ so your flist can finally find out what the hell you’re talking about. Because understanding each other is awesometown.

Commonly used smilies

These all work without the noses too.









:'-( or :*( or :~



big grin


sticking out tongue




this is me with my arms thrown in the air! YAY!


two eyes. One bigger than the other. In other words, WTF?


two big eyes


two little eyes




I am surprised




devil fingers, rockin' out!

( )( )

me mooning you (made up by girlmostlikely)




A regular ass
A fat ass
A smart ass
A smart ass
A dumb ass
A tight ass
kiss my ass
A wise ass

Laughter, with your eyes squeezed shut in amusement. Derived from South Park.
Yohei smiley, named after the very woe-is-me peasant in the Seven Samurai, by bop_radar and friend.

Useful chat abbreviations

ASAP = As soon as possible
BRB = Be right back
BTA = But then again
BTW = By the way
CUL = See you later
DQMOT = Don't quote me on this
EMFBI = Excuse me for butting in
FTW = For the win
FWIW = For what it's worth
FYI = For your information (a Kate favourite)
G (usually written *g*) = Grins
GIP = Gratuitous Icon Post
GMAB = Give me a break
GMTA = Great minds think alike
IAC = In any case
IDK = I don't know
IHU = I hear you
IJS = I'm just saying
ILU = I love you
ITA = I totally agree
IMHO = In my humble opinion
IMO = In my opinion
ION = In other news
IOW = In other words
IYSWIM = If you see what I mean
JIC = Just in case
LMAO = Laughing my ass off
LOL = Laughing out loud
LOLZ or LULZ = the plural of LOL
LY = Love ya
OMG = Oh my god
OMFG = Oh my fucking god
OMGWTFBBQ = Oh My God What The Fuck Bar-B-Que
OTOH = On the other hand
OTP = One True Pairing
PML = Pissing Myself Laughing (seems to be well-used/well-known amongst Aussies)
RL = Real life
ROTFL = Rolling on the floor laughing
RPG = Role playing games
STFU = shut the fuck up
tl;dr = too long, didn't read
TMI = Too much information
TNT = Till next time
TPTB = The powers that be
WEG = Wicked evil grin
w/r/t = With regards to
WTF = What the fuck
WTG = Way to go!
YBS = You'll be sorry
YMMV = Your mileage may vary
ZOMG = not sure what the "Z" stands for but it appears to be an ironic variation on OMG (definition by arby_m)

For a more detailed list of abbreviations, go here, and check out the great wiki page on smilies (thanks Laura!) here.

Now, hopefully, we will never have to talk in complete sentences again! 


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