| Smileys, acronyms and initialism|
As I often use the internet, smileys are pretty important for me. I use the "normal" smileys and modifications of these. I also use japanese smileys very often. Following there are some of the smileys I use the most often and an explanation. Of course I don't only use these but a whole lot more.
|:), =)||smiling, being happy, good mood||I use it pretty often, adequate to my character|
|:(, :'(, ;(||sad, unhappy, grieving, crying|
|;)||winking||expresses usually my good mood; don't take sth. too serious|
|;o), ;o)=)||"Pignose"||grinning widely, laughing, sth. isn't meant serious or bad|
|^^, ^_^||grinning, good mood||the smiley I use the most often, "everything is fine", "I'm happy"|
|-.-||closed eyes||"nooo comment...", sometimes annoyed|
|O.o, O.O||looking sceptical, eyes opened widely||"what?", "uhm...yeah", shocked, "no comment...", extremely asthonised|
|^^°, ^^'||sweating||sth. is embarrasing, I said sth. wrong, being ashamed|
|XD||closed eyes, laughing||"don't take it serious", laughing, being very happy|
Furthermore I really love using acronyms and the little "stars" and I'm pretty good in inventing new ones. Besides abbreviations they often are activities or feelings and thoughts. Those don't need any further explanation most of the time as they are selfexplanatory.
|*lol*||laughing out loudly||I think sth. exremely funny; somtimes with eve more "o"s to express the hilariousness|
|*rofl*||rolling on the floor laughing||cumulation of *lol*, sth. is damned funny|
|*topple*||sth. said is so stupid/typical, that it's unexpected or shocked or it doesn't need any further comments |
|*nocomment*||etwas braucht nicht weiter Kommentiert werden|
|*drop*||I'm ashamed of sth., sth. is embarrasing, sth. said is akward, not important|
|*chuckingaway*||...for laughing||culmination of *rofl* and I think it's extremely hilarious (most often used in German: *wegschmeisz*)|
|*puppyeyes*||please don't be angry with me, I want sth., I make big eyes and look pretty lovely (most often used in German: *mietzekätzchenblick*)|
|*blubb*||I don't have sth. comprehensive to say, "I'm still here, and you?", I'm bored, sometimes I "bubble" just for fun|
|wb||Welcome back||when somebody went offline/away and returns in a short time|
|re||when somebody or I went away and returns; I German also "elch", "reh", "hirsch" or other animals|
|np, nm||no problem, never mind|| that doesn't matter|
|brb||be right back||I'm away for a moment and soon (between 2 min and 2h) back|
|baba, 886||byebye||when I or somebody else leaves|
I've often been asked what "886" means. This abbreviation is from the chinese chat-language and alludes to the pronounciation. "8" is pronounced "ba" in chinese. Therefore "88" is "baba" which sounds similar to the English "byebye". "6" is pronounced "lui" and is similar to the Chinese "le", which is a syllable that indicates that something is ended. For one "6" makes the pronounciation of "ba ba lui" more comfortable and secondly it indicates that you are really leaving. "886" simply means nothing more than "bye".
even more japanese Smileys
Wikipedia: List of acronyms etc.
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