The Internet Newbie Guide


In case you missed the entire point of the smiley faces, here is a small summary of the most commonly used smileys…

  • :-) : the basic smiley. It smiles…
  • ;-) : the winking smiley
  • :-( : the sad smiley
  • :-| : A smiley that goes… Eeerrhhmm?
  • :-D : laughing smiley
  • :-O : amazed smiley
  • :-P : smiley sticking out his tongue, indicates a joke or sarcasm
  • :-@ : mad, angry smiley
  • >:-( : angry smiley
  • >:-) : evil smiley
  • B-) : sunglasses, cool smiley
  • |-) : sleeping smiley
  • :-S : Uhoh..
  • :-X : can be used in different contexts, ditto as before or my lips are sealed
  • :-$ : blushing smiley (although I never entirely got this one)
  • O_o : shocked, amazed, straaaaanngeee, what?
  • o_O : ditto as before
  • O_O : ditto as before
  • >_> : suspecious
  • <_< : ditto as before
  • >_< : crap…
  • -_-‘ : *Sigh*
  • ( o Y o ) : bewbs (I just HAD to do this …)
  • x_O : Black eye, which you will probably have after using previous smiley at a random woman
  • ;_; : cry
  • /o/ : cheer right
  • \o\ : cheer left
  • o// : clap right
  • \\o : clap left
  • )o) : wave right
  • (o( : wave left
  • o/> : won!  right
  • <\o : won! left
  • -o_ _o- -o_ _o- -o_ _o- -o_ _o- : walk like an egyptian
  • _o_ <o_ _o> <o> <o_ _o> _o_ : macarena
  • _o/ : wave right
  • \o_ : wave left
  • ^_^: amused face
  • ^^ : ditto as before

I might as well give you the basics on abbreviations…

  • LOL : laughing out loud
  • LMAO : laughing my ass off
  • ROFLOL : rolling over the floor laughing out loud
  • ROFLMAO : yes.. well do the math
  • BRB : be right back
  • BBL : be back later
  • IMO : in my opinion
  • IMHO : in my humble opinion
  • ASL : age, sex, location?
  • LTNS : long time no seen
  • DUNNO : don’t know
  • *g* : grin
  • FFS : for f*ck sake
  • G1 : good one
  • RTFM : this is one of my personal favourites, which should use more often, it means READ THE F*CKING MANUAL!
  • IWBAPTAKYAIYSTA: I Will Buy A Plane Ticket And Kick Your Ass If You Say That Again
  • supercalifragilisticexpialidocious : oh.. wait.. that’s something different..
  • BBQ : barbecue
  • PWND : owned, means that you got suckered in
  • STFU : shut the f*ck up
  • N00b : newbie, beginner, rookie
  • *$ : starbucks (I kid you not)
  • TNX : thanks!
  • U : you
  • l8r : later! (some of these things are really retarded :P)
  • WTF : what the f*ck
  • WTB : want to buy
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