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Emoticons & Acronyms
Posted by David Voss on Saturday, March 1, 2003 3:57 PM
The following is a short list of both Emoticons and Acronyms commonly used on the Internet. There's a lot more than this (some nice, some not) and if you're interested in finding out more, do a search on Google for emoticons. Smile [:)]

Here are additional reference for more acronyms:
Internet Abbreviations
Internet Acronyms Dictionary

Emoticons

Emoticons (emotional icons) are used to compensate for the inability to convey voice inflections, facial expressions, and bodily gestures in written communication. Some emoticons are better known as "smileys." Emoticons can be very effective toward avoiding misinterpretation of the writer's intents. While there are no standard definitions for the following emoticons, we have supplied their most usual meanings. Most emoticons will look like a face (eyes, nose, and mouth) when rotated 90 degree clockwise.

:) or :-) Expresses happiness, sarcasm, or joke
:( or :-( Expresses unhappiness
:] or :-] Expresses jovial happiness
:[ or :-[ Expresses despondent unhappiness
:D or :-D Expresses jovial happiness
:I or :-I Expresses indifference
:-/ or :-\ Indicates undicided, confused, or skeptical. Also :/ or :\.
:Q or :-Q Expresses confusion
:S or :-S Expresses incoherence or loss of words
:@ or :-@ Expresses shock or screaming
:O or :-O Indicates surprise, yelling or realization of an error ("uh oh!")

Acronyms

AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact
AFAIK As Far As I Know
BBFN bye bye for now
BFN bye for now
BTW by the way
DITW Dead In The Water
DYOH Do Your Own Homework
EOL end of lecture
FAQ frequently asked question(s)
FITB fill in the blank
FUD Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt
FWIW for what it's worth
FX Effects
FYI for your information
GBFN Good-Bye For Now
HTH hope this helps
HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language
IAC in any case
IAE in any event
IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer
ICBW I Could Be Wrong
IIRC If I Remember/Recall Correctly
IMCO in my considered opinion
IMHO in my humble (or honest) opinion
IMNSHO in my not so humble opinion
IMO in my opinion
IOW in other words
IRL In Real Life
LOL lots of luck or laughing out loud
MHOTY my hat's off to you
NRN no reply necessary
OIC oh, I see
OTOH on the other hand
ROF rolling on the floor
ROFL rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFL rolling on the floor laughing
SIG Signature
SITD still in the dark
TIA thanks in advance
TTFN Ta-Taa For Now
TTYL talk to you later
WYSIWYG what you see is what you get
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
<G> Grinning
<J> Joking
<L> Laughing
<S> Smiling
<Y> Yawning

Additional Acronyms Commonly used in Forums/Newsgroups

AUCTION - Items for Auction
FA - Items for Auction
FS - Items for Sale
FT - Items for Trade
ISO - In Search Of
WTB - Want to Buy
WTD - Want to Deal (buy or trade)
WTS - Want to Sell
WTT - Want to Trade
OT - Off-Topic

...of course there are a lot more.
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Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Saturday, March 1, 2003 4:42 PM
David ...

Thanks for the info ... and thanks for a great site for scale modelers. You and your team are doing an outstanding job.

FreedomEagle1953

Chicago, IL area

"keep on building 'em ... but don't glue your fingers together"

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Posted by David Voss on Saturday, March 1, 2003 4:47 PM
You're welcome...and Thank you. Smile [:)]

Dave
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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, March 1, 2003 5:54 PM
Dave, thanks for the info, as some of us are new to internet stuff. I really appreciate it.
Lee

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 17, 2003 12:37 AM
Shy [8)]Thanks for the link and also for this cool site...
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Posted by Aleksander on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 12:54 PM
Thank you very, very much ... it makes my life much easier ! And BTW - as I understood "OOB" means - "out of box" ! Regards ! Aleksander

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Posted by David Voss on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 2:45 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Aleksander

Thank you very, very much ... it makes my life much easier ! And BTW - as I understood "OOB" means - "out of box" ! Regards ! Aleksander


You just gave me an excellent idea. Smile [:)]

Common Hobby Acronyms
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Posted by David Voss on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 3:09 PM
Just added the acronyms under the "Additional Acronyms Commonly used in Forums/Newsgroups" header.
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Posted by David Voss on Thursday, February 24, 2005 2:01 AM
Updated.
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