Text emoticons                                 last edited: 22/11/2013

Dashing headlong into the 20th Century we at the ISMS began to wonder what some of the strange text added to our ISMS incoming email actually meant. Further research by one of our trainees came up with the following list and definitions which will, apparently, be well known to anyone under the age of 25.

For oldies like us, when you look at most text-emoticons it's important that you turn your head 90 degrees to the left. Now you can see that the text is actually a picture!
However, some emoticons can be read as they stand, without the neck-breaking contortions. Perhaps the most well-known text emoticon is the smiley :-) 

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    emoticon meaning   emoticon meaning
    8-) cool   \~/ glass half full
    (^-_-^) Siamese cat   \_/ empty glass

    @(^_^)@

    monkey face   :(¦) frog

    :-D

    grin   3:8 cow

    `-`

    blown away   3:8) happy cow

    ;-)

    wink   }:8> Spanish bull

    :-(

    sad   [:-) ham radio operator

    :-o

    surprised   :^) broken nose

    ^-^

    tickled/giggling   :-< super sad

    :-*

    kiss   :-E buck-tooth

    :-d

    smoking   C=:-) chef

     :-)

    happy   =^.^= cat

    :*-(

    crying   @-}---- rose

    :'-(

    crying   @>;----- rose, opening with leaves

    :-@

    scream   {:-) wearing a toupee

    :-0

    yell   :-# wearing braces

    :-p

    tongue sticking out   :-! foot in mouth

    :-{)

    moustache man   :*) drunk smile

    d:)

    wearing a cap   :@ exclamation

    :O

    gasp   :-@ scream
    :))  big smile   :-----) long nose (Liar!)
    :))  double chin   :-))  double chin
    |-O yawning   :-.) Madonna
    :D big grin   :-($) put your money where your mouth is
    B-) smile and wearing sunglasses   (:I an egghead
    :-> biting sarcasm   :@) happy pig
    d^_^b DJ wearing head phones   <(-_-)> robot
    (`_^) Wink   8-) goofy smile or wearing glasses
    (<_>) sad   :-x lips are sealed
    (^_^) smiley   :-O very shocked or yelling
    (^o^) singing or laughing   :-& tongue tied, don't know what to say
    (;_;) crying   :-x speechless
    (@_@) bog-eyed, or drunk   :-$ confused
    *<|:-{)} Santa Claus   ':-¦ one eyebrow raised
    (|:-) wearing headband   0:-) angel
    <|:-()} clown   (^:^) Halloween pumpkin
    (^o^) owl   =:o Startled gasp
    c(-_-c) Kirby   /(^.^)\ puppy
    (\_/)
    (o.o)
      (___)0
    bunny rabbit      ☺☺ ♥
    /|\./|\
    ┴ ┴
    lovers
    <*{{{<< fish   <*(((< fish


 

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