Emoticons and their meanings in text messages and reply :Common Acronyms in 2022, their meanings

The use of emoticons and their meanings has become a major part of our culture. They are used to convey various emotions, thoughts, or feelings in text messages. This blog post will discuss the meaning behind popular emojis that kids are using today.

Emoticons And their meanings

πŸ™‚ – Emoticon meaning smiling face (wink).

:/ – emoticon of a sad or unhappy face.

B-) – emoticon of sunglasses that represents someone being β€œcool.”

;P – emoticon representing a winking smiley, often used to slyly elicit a reaction from the recipient of one’s message. Ζ’(x) – The letter F in a square symbolizes an obscene hand gesture for some communities on social media platforms such as Tumblr and Reddit. This is usually interpreted as flipping someone off behind their back where they can’t see it, but there are misspellings out there which may mean something else entirely different depending on how you use it!

πŸ˜€ – emoticon of a smiley.

πŸ™‚ – emoticon meaning a smiling face (wink).

:] – emoticon representing teeth or fangs as in β€œI’m being sarcastic here so don’t take it seriously!”

πŸ˜‰ / πŸ˜‰ – A wink. Sometimes used to denote sarcasm similar to the preceding example, though this is typically associated with AOL Instant Messenger chat and messaging culture where users would type out their messages entirely in capital letters which were meant to be read aloud as if one was yelling everything they typed at someone else. This continues today even when not using all caps on Twitter and other social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.)

:O – emoticon depicting an open mouth frowning expression.

X( – emoticon depicting a face of shock or disbelief. :O – emoticon meaning an open mouth frowning expression.

(-_-) – emoticon representing a sleepy person with drooping eyes and half-closed lids.

:*) – A smiling face wearing glasses, used as a symbol indicating that the user is smart or intelligent (literally translates to β€œbright”). Here’s another one for you.

πŸ™‚ smiley faces are some examples of those which utilize combinations between characters from different languages such as Japanese and English.)

πŸ˜› – Emoticon that represents a pouting, displeased expression.

πŸ˜€ – emoticon of a smiley face (wink).

πŸ˜‰ – A wink to denote sarcasm similar to the example above involving use of all capital letters in chatting and messaging cultures on platforms such as AOL Instant Messenger.)

πŸ˜‰ – A winking smily face used when someone is being sarcastic or joking around with what they’re saying. @-@ – An emoticon representing wide eyes often associated with shock or disbelief over something that has been said. Usually found at the end of an IM conversation between two people where one user says something shocking or surprising which causes an exaggerated reaction from another person.

{+_+} – An emoticon that is meant to depict a person wearing sunglasses. The full version of the symbol is intended to be read as β€œcool.”

There are many more acronyms out there but these are some common ones used with teens and adults today. There are even variations on them where slightly different characters or slightly longer versions of each will get you the same meaning across social media platforms.

Some people find it fun trying to figure out what all the symbols in front of us mean when we’re scrolling through our feeds in real time…what do they stand for? What does this emoji represent? Well, if you know Korean then maybe not much because most emojis don’t have any definite meaning in Korean. But it’s fun to try and figure them out anyways! At any rate, if you want a complete list of these acronyms and their meanings then you can look them up online.

History of emoticons

People used to write letters filled with emotions, but it was difficult for the person on the receiving end of the letter to understand what sentiment they were trying to convey. This is when people started using emoticons or short hand symbols that are associated with a sentence written in text. The first examples of these include expressions such as :), :(, or πŸ™‚

-You can thank Canadian professor Scott Fahlman for the emoticon that is still used by many today. It was in September, 1982 when he proposed using πŸ™‚ after a joke and πŸ™ to express being sad. This would help people quickly convey their feelings without having to write out an entire sentence which could be time consuming.

How to use acronyms in text messages

To use acronyms in text messages, it is important to be mindful of the context. If you are not sure if your message recipient will understand what YKYK means then do not include that acronym. It is best practice to avoid abbreviations altogether when writing for an audience who may have difficulty reading or who may not understand the context.

A common use of acronyms outside of texting and messaging is abbreviations like AM or PM (instead of antemeridian or post meridian). Another acronym that can be used in this way is ROTFL, which stands for rolling on the floor laughing.

Common acronyms used by teens and adults today

Teenagers and adults use acronyms in their texts and online conversations. The following list contains some of the most common acronyms:

ATM – At the moment

BRB – Be right back/Be right back, I’m going to step away for a minute or two. Generally used when leaving an IM conversation abruptly. Can be interpreted as β€œbe right there.” When BRB is typed in all caps it means that one should not expect instant return from another user upon receiving this message because they are busy with something else at that time period.

BFFF– Best Friend(s) For Life (when acronym starts with letter F it usually stands for friend instead of family).

FYI– For your information.

OP– Original poster in a forum thread.

LOL – Laughing out loud/Lots of laughs (used to denote that one is laughing due to something they’ve said).

ROTFLMAO – Rolling on the floor, laughing my ass off (used when something was particularly funny and causes physical reactions such as rolling around or falling over.)

TTYL – Talk To You Later WTF? – What the F… ? When acronym starts with letter F it usually stands for family instead of friend) WTMI– Way too much information/can also be used sarcastically if someone asks you way more than what you feel comfortable answering.

BRBAAIINN – Be right back, I’m going invisible so people will think I’m not here and leave me alone.

Examples of how people are using acronyms in their everyday lives

The list of acronyms covers a broad spectrum starting with the common ones like LOL and BRB, while also including some more obscure acronyms such as IKR (I know right?).

For example: YOLO is an acronym for β€œyou only live once.” It has recently gained popularity in mainstream culture due to its use in song lyrics and by celebrities.

Another example: β€œRIP” is an acronym for rest in peace, which has become a common condolence note on social media sites when someone passes away.

The list of acronyms covers a broad spectrum starting with the common ones like LOL and BRB, while also including some more obscure acronyms such as IKR (I know right?).