the revised devil's dictionary 

Emoticons

Emoticons have a long history and came originally from the very early days of telecommunications.  Public bulletin boards were popular early on and to overcome the limitations of prose--almost always composed on the fly as one read note after note--these little marks started to creep into the text to express various emotions (hence the name, of course), style, and ah, well, temper of the writer.   Myself, I only use a few of them,  but I've seen most of the ones below at one time or another.   A subscriber who goes by the name of Fireball Frank kindly sent them in and didn't happen to mention where he came across them or if he compiled the list himself.    

Thanks Frank.

 

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A cold :-~)
A cold :-~|
A cold :~)
A dozen roses 12x@>--->---
A long-stemmed rose @>--->--
A salute M:-)
Abraham Lincoln =):-)=
alienated ( <> .. <> )
Angel 0:-)
Angel O :-)
Angel O:-)
Angry >:-<
Angry (:&
Angry (:-&
Angry, frustrated }: [
Angry, or got a black eye ;-(
Annoyed >:-(
Aside comment :-Y
Asleep |-|
Asleep |I
Astonished 8-O
Astonished :-C
Astonished :C
Atomic bomb @==
Baby ~:o
Back to back ][
Bandaid, meaning comfort (::()::)
Begins a flame (inflammatory message) ~==
Big grin =^D
Big laugh |-D
Black eye !-(
Black eye ?(
Black eye ?-(
Blowing a kiss :-{}
Bored, sad : [
Bored, sad : |
Brain-dead %-6

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Classic smiley :-)
Clowning :*)
College graduate Q:-)
Confused %-(
Confused :~/
Crying :,(
Crying :.(
Crying :\'
Crying :\'(
Crying :\'-(
Crying :~-(
Crying ;(
Dazed or silly %-)
Death 8-#
Deja vu :-| :-|
Devil ]:->
Devilish expression <:>
Devilish expression <:->
Devilish wink >-)
Disappointed :-e
Disappointed :e
Dunce <:-(
Dunce <:-|
Dunce   <:|

    

Egghead (:|
Elvis 5:-)
Elvis ~:-\
Elvis ~:\
Empty glass \_/
Especially hot flame message ~~:-(
Exhausted :-6
Face to face }{
Female >-
Female O+
Flame message ~:-(
Frankenstein [:-|
Frankenstein [:|
Frayed nerves; overwrought 8-[
French kiss P*
Frown :-(
Full glass \~/
Furious >>:-<<
Furious >-<

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Giggles ^ ^ ^
Good grief! |-{
Got beat up %+{
Got punched in the nose :+(
Hangover %\
Happy devil ]:-)
Happy, approving :^D
Hats off to you! d :-o
Having a hard time :{          
Hear no evil :X
Heavy smoker :-d~
Heavy smoker :-p~
High five ^5
Homer ( 8(|)
Hug []
Hug person e.g. Marcia [[Marcia]] [[ ]]
Hug person e.g. Marcia {{M}} {{ }}
Hugging ()
Hugs and kisses (( )):**
Humorous or ironic %-}
Hung over %-\
In Our Humble Opinion IOHO
Indifferent, bored or disgusted :-|

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Inebri\ated %*}
Infinity 8
Innocently asking dumb question <:-)
Ironic %-{
Just died X-(

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Kiss (:-*
Kiss :*
Kiss :-*
Kiss :x
Kiss *
Kiss, or My lips are sealed :-x
Kisses =^*
Knight +<||-)
Laughing :-D
Laughter /\/\/\
Left-handed smile (-:
Licking lips :-9
Licking lips, or tongue in cheek :-?
Lit candle, a flame (inflammatory message) ~=
Little devil >:)
Lots of hugging (see above) ((()))
Loudmouth :( )

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Mad >:-<
Male :-
Male O->
Mischievous devil >:-)
Mischievous smile :-}
Monk or nun +<:-|
My lips are sealed = X
My lips are sealed :-#
My lips are sealed; or a kiss :-X
Net flame ~~:[
No Comment {}
No smoking :/i
Not funny :/)

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One-sided smile :-j
One-sided smile :-l
Open-mouthed, surprised :-O
Pondering, or impartial :-I
Priest +:-)
Propeller-head %(|:-)
Proud of black eye !-)
Puckered up for a kiss |-<>
Puckered up to kiss :-><
Punk, or hosehead =:-)
Puzzlement :-k
Raised eyebrow `:-)
Religious leader +<:-)
Returning kiss :**:
Robot [:]
Robot [:|]
Ronald Reagan 7:)
Ronald Reagan 7:^)
Rose @}->--

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Sad : (
Santa Claus *<:-)
Santa Claus, or a clown *<|:-)
Screaming :-@
See no evil M-)
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil M-), :X, :-M
Shedding a tear :`-(
Shocked #:-o
Shocked 8-o
Shot to death *-)
Shouting :-V
Sleeping badly |-(
Sleepy |-(
Sleepy (on late night email message) |(
Smile : )
Smile of happiness or sarcasm :->
Smile with moustache :-{)
Smile with moustache and beard :-{)}
Smiley variation (:-)
Smiling blockhead; also sarcasm :-]
Smirk :-,            
Smoking :-Q~

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Snake =====:}
Snake ~~~~8}
Snake ~~~~~8}
Sniffles :-\'|
Snoring |^o
Snuffed candle to end a flame message -=
Someone wearing braces :-#
Southern Hemisphere smiley (-:
Speak no evil :-M
Square head [:-]
Starry-eyed angel O 8-)
Starry-eyed angel O8-)
Steaming mad ~ :-(
Sticking out tongue :-f
Sticking out tongue :-P
Sticking out tongue :P
Sticking tongue out :-p
Sticking tongue out :-r
Struggling to stay awake |-(
Sunglasses on head B:-)
Surprised = O
Surprised look, or yawn :-o

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Tears of happiness :\'-)
The Pope +O:-)
To be or not to be 2B|^2B
Tongue hanging out in disgust, or a smoker :-Q
Tongue in cheek -)
Tongue in cheek :-J
Tongue-tied :-&
Unsmiley (:-
Unsmiley (:-(
Unsmiley :-t
Unsmiling blockhead; also criticism :-[
Very angry :-||
Very mischievous devil >:->
Very sad (:-\
Very sad :-<
Very unhappy :-c

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Wearing a Walkman [:-)
What? :>
What? :@
What?! :-s
Wide-eyed surprise 8-|
Wide-eyed, or wearing glasses 8)
Wide-eyed, or wearing glasses 8-)
Wink ; )
Wink with a raspberry ; P
Winkey ;-)
Winking and laughing ;-D
Winking devil >->
Winky \')
Winky \'-)
Wiped out, partied all night #-)
Wizard -=#:-)
Wizard 8 :-)
Won the lottery, or money on the brain $-)
Worked all night %-|
Wow! 8-]
Wry face :-/
Wry smile }-)
Wry smile or half-smile :-i

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Yawn |-O
Yuck >=^ P
Yuck! 8-P

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