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Email Notations

Popular "Emoticons" and Abbreviations used in synchronous and asynchronous communications

Emoticon Meaning
:-) or :) happy
:-( or :( sad
;-) or ;) winking
:-/ wry smile
:-O or :-o surprised
:-P sticking a
  tongue out
Abbreviation         Meaning
AAMOF As a matter of fact
AFAIK As far as I know
BBFN Bye bye for now
BRB Be right back
BTW By the way
CU L8R See you later
FWIW For what it's worth
FYI For your information
IAC In any case
ICBW I could be wrong
IMO In my opinion
IMHO In my humble opinion
IOW In other words
LOL Laugh(ing) out loud
OAS On another subject
RL Real life
ROTFL Roll(ing) on the floor laughing
RT Real time
TIA Thanks in advance
TTFN Ta Ta for now
TTYL Talk to you later
TY or TYVM Thank you or Thank you very much
WYSIWYG What you see is what you get