"Emoticons" used on on-line services.
:-) smile, used to convey sarcasm. "Oh, right. And you only read it for the articles. :-)"
;-) wink. "I bet you say that to all the users. ;-)"
:-( unhappy face.
%-) crossed eyes. "I've been backing up my hard drive all day. %-)."
l-O yawn. "So I stood in line for an hour to see 'Forrest Gump.' Major l-O."
:-D big smile. "Thanks for your messages, made my day. :-D."
:-J tongue in cheek.
:-x kiss. "I'm sorry I flamed you . . . just having a bad day. :-x."
:/) not funny.
:-O eeeeek. "I signed on and found a message from Mr. Married Guy. :-O"