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Useful Chat and Text Symbols

Ever wondered what those funny symbols used in chat and SMS text messages actually mean? Here are the basics:

 

:-)

Smile

:-(

Sad or Frowning

:-|

Indifferent or Not Caring

:-/

Disappointed

;-(

Crying

;-(

Crying with Tears

;-)

Wink

:-P

Poking out tongue

:-*

Blowing a Kiss

%-)

Confused or Has been Drinking

:-))

Big Grin, Double Chin or Very Happy

:-D

Really Big Smile or Grin

:-#

Swearing or Angry

:-@

Angry or Screaming

:-0

Surprised

:-&

Tongue Tied

:-x

Not Telling Any Secrets

8-)

Wears Glasses

 

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