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    Posted: 10/Aug/2011 at 7:09am

:-) Smile -- colon right parenthesis
:-( Frown -- colon left parenthesis
:-o redfaced -- colon-hyphen-small letter o
;-) wink -- semi colon right parenthesis
:-D big grin -- colon capital D
:-G glum -- colon capital G
:-S Cool Breeze -- colon capital S (On some sites it will make a smilie wearing shades)
:-P Mr. Pukie -- colon capital P (and this one makes a green faced guy who looks like he's going to be ill )

AFAIK-- As far as I know
BG -- Big Grin
ATTN -- Attention
BHOK-- Banging Head On Keyboard
BIL -- Brother-in-law
BRB -- Be right back (Used primarily in online chats)
BTDT -- Been there, done that
BTW -- By The Way
CG -- Cheeky Grin
CUL (CUL8R) -- See you later
DD/DS/DH/DW -- Dear Daughter/Dear Son/Dear Husband!/Dear Wife
DDIL/DSIL-- Dear Daughter-in-Law/Dear Son-in-Law
DK -- Dear Kitty
DP -- Dear Pup
FAQ -- Frequently Asked Questions
FCOL -- For Crying Out Loud
FIL -- Father-in-Law
FOCIA -- Falling Off Chair In Amazement
FTFY -- Fixed That For You
FWIW -- For what it's worth
FYI -- For your information
GMTA! -- Great Minds Think Alike!
HTH -- Hope this helps
HYG -- Here you go
IABD -- I Am Beyond Dense
IABC -- I Am Beyond Clueless
IMHO -- In my humble opinion
IMO -- In My Opinion
IOW -- In Other Words
IIRC -- If I Remember Correctly
IRL -- In Real Life
ISP -- Internet Service Provider
ISTM -- It seems to me
ITA! -- I Totally Agree!
ITRW -- In The Real World
IFKWIM -- If You Know What I Mean
JK -- Just Kidding
JMHO -- Just My Humble Opinion
JOOC -- Just Out Of Curiosity
KWIM -- Know What I Mean
LOL -- Lots of Laughs or Laughing Out Loud
LSHTRDMF -- Laughing so hard tears rolling down my face
LSNED -- Learn Something New Every Day
MIL -- Mother-in-Law
NACTL -- Not a Clue to Life
NAK -- Nursing at Keyboard
NARS -- Not A Rocket Scientist
NM -- No Message
NT -- No text (especially useful in subject lines)
OIC -- Oh, I see
OT -- Off Topic
OTOH -- On the other hand
PLMK -- Please Let Me Know
POV -- Point of view
RL -- Real life
ROFL -- Rolling On the Floor Laughing or ROTFL
ROFLMHO -- Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Head Off
ROFLSCOMM -- Rolling On the Floor Laughing Spitting Coke On My Monitor
SIL -- Sister-in-law
SO -- Significant Other
STM -- Seems To Me
SYOTB -- See You On The Boards (relating to discussion forums)
TIA -- Thanks In Advance
TPTB -- The Powers That Be
TTFN -- Ta Ta for Now
TTSP -- This Too Shall Pass
TWIT -- That's What I Thought
TYVM! -- Thank You Very Much!
VWP -- Very Well Put
WAGS! -- What A Great Story
WD -- Well Done
WP! -- Well Put!
WS -- Well Said
WTG -- Way to go
YAAG -- You Are A Genius
YMMV -- Your Milage May Vary
YW -- You're Welcome

Edited by elliemaejune
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