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Gareth Knight
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The "Official" Smiley Guide I found this file sitting glumly on my hard drive. I don't know where I got it from, although it does claim to be from Usenet. Anyway I thought it would be useful for those trying to get "into" the internet jargon.

:-o    Wow! :-c     Real unhappy
:-|    Grim :-C     Just totally unbelieving
:= |   Baboon :-B     Drooling
:-v    Speaking :-,     Smirk
:-V    Shout :-||    Anger
:-w    Speak with forked tongue :-)     Smiling
:-r    Sticking tongue out :-(     Frowning
:-*    Oops! '-)     Wink
:-T    Keeping a straight face ;-)     Sardonic Incredulity
:-D    Said with a smile %-   Drunk with laughter
:-x    Kiss kiss :-     Pursing lips
:-[    Pouting :-#     My lips are sealed
:-X    A big wet kiss!  :-P     Tongue hanging out in anticipation
:-Y    A quiet aside 8-|     Eyes wide with surprise
>-<    Absolutely livid!! &-|     Tearful
|-    "Good Grief!"  (Charlie Brown?) 8-]    "wow, maaan"
8-O    I don't believe it! |~(    "Someone just busted my nose".
:^D    "Great! I like it!" B-D    "Serves you right, dummy!!"
:-) Happy
Smiley Dictionary
Symbol Meaning
:-) Your basic smiley. This smilie is used to inflect a sarcastic or joking statement since we can't hear voice inflection over the internet.
;-) Winky smiley. User just made a flirtatious and/or sarcastic remark. More of a "don't hit me for what I just said" smiley.
:-( Frowning smiley. User did not like that last statement or is upset or depressed about something.
:-I Indifferent smiley. Better than a Frowning smilie but not quite as good as a happy smiley
:-> User just made a really biting sarcastic remark. Worse than a :-).
>:-> User just made a really devilish remark.
>;-> Winky and devil combined. A very lewd remark was just made.

Those are the basic ones...Here are some somewhat less common ones:
(-: User is left handed.
%-) User has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight.
:*) User is drunk.
[:] User is a robot.
8-) User is wearing sunglasses.
B:-) Sunglasses on head.
::-) User wears normal glasses.
B-) User wears horn-rimmed glasses
8:-) User is a little girl
:- User is a vampire
:-)-9 User is a Big girl
:-) User has a mustache
:-) User wears a toupee
:-E Bucktoothed vampire
:-F Bucktoothed vampire with one tooth missing
:-7 User just made a wry statement
:-* User just ate something sour
;-( User is crying
;-) User is so happy, s/he is crying
:- User is screaming
:-# User wears braces
:^) User has a broken nose
:<) User is from an Ivy League School
:-& User is tongue tied.
+-:-) User is the Pope or holds some other religious office
`:-) User shaved one of his eyebrows off this morning
,:-) Same thing...other side
|-I User is asleep
|-O User is yawning/snoring
:-Q User is a smoker
:-? User smokes a pipe
O-) Megaton Man On Patrol!  (or else, user is a scuba diver)
O :-) User is an angel (at heart, at least)
:-P Nyahhhh!
:-S User just made an incoherent statement
:-D User is laughing (at you!)
:-X User's lips are sealed
 :-C User is really bummed
<|-) User is Chinese
<|-( User is Chinese and doesn't like these kind of jokes
:-/ User is skeptical
C=:-) User is a chef
= User is pro-nuclear war
*<:-) User is wearing a Santa Claus Hat
:-o Uh oh!
(8-o It's Mr. Bill!
*:o) And Bozo the Clown!
3:] Pet smiley
3:[ Mean Pet smiley
d8= Your pet beaver is wearing goggles and a hard hat.
E-:-) User is a Ham radio operator
:-9 User is licking his/her lips
%-6 User is braindead
[:-) User is wearing a walkman
(:I User is an egghead
<:-I User is a dunce
K:P User is a little kid with a propeller beenie
:-) User is wearing a turban
:-0 No Yelling!  (Quiet Lab)
:-: Mutant Smiley
  The invisible smiley
.-) User only has one eye
,-) Ditto...but he's winking
X-( User just died
%\v Picasso

Note: A lot of these can be typed without noses to make midget smileys.
:] Gleep...a friendly midget smiley who will gladly be your friend
:) Happy
:> hmm, let me think...
:D Laughter
:I Hmmm, not funny!
:( Sad
:[ Real Downer
:< what pretences!
: oh boy, the headmaster!...
:O Yelling
;( Crying
[] Hugs and
:* Kisses
:-` Smiley spitting out its chewing tobacco
:-1 Smiley bland face
:-$ Smiley face with it's mouth wired shut
 :-6 smiley after eating something sour
8-) smiley swimmer
 :-* smiley after eating something bitter
:-& smiley which is tongue-tied
:-0  smiley orator
(:-( unsmiley frowning
=:-) smiley punk-rocker
=:-( (real punk rockers don't smile)
+-:-) smiley priest
:-o smiley singing national anthem
:-p smiley sticking its tongue out (at you!)
:-[ un-smiley blockhead
:-] smiley blockhead
:- smiley variation on a theme
:-) smiley with its hair parted in the middle
g-) smiley with pince-nez glasses
:-\ undecided smiley
:-/ lefty undecided smiley
:-| "have an ordinary day" smiley
;-) winking smiley
:-< Real sad smiley
:-x "my lips are sealed" smiley
:-c bummed out smiley
:-v talking head smiley
:-? smilely smoking a pipe
0-) smiley cyclops (scuba diver?)
:< midget unsmiley
:> Midget smiley
:-) ha ha
~~:-( net.flame
|-) hee hee
|-D ho ho
:-> hey hey
:-( boo hoo
X-( net.suicide
:-I Hmmm
:-O Uh oh!
>:-I net.startrek
:-P Nyah! Nyah!
3:o[ net.pets
|-P Yuk!


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