Friday, July 09, 2010


Emoticons: (symbols used to display feeling)

Note: For these little things called “emoticons”  Often the idea is to turn your head sideways, and it makes a picture on a lot of the smiley faces.  😉 for example where the ; (semi-colon) are the eyes, the – is the nose, and the ) is the mouth. Also, you see some people use the hyphen (-) to show the nose, while others will show the same expression without the nose.  Example:  😉   and   😉   signify the same thing.

*s*, *S*, <s>, = smile*g*, <g> = grinxoxo = hugs and kisseshuggggggsssss = hugs
*w*, <w> = wink*g*, = giggles*k*, *K* = kiss;-)~~~~~~~~ = giving someone the raspberries.
(((((person))))) = giving them a virtual hug.\~/ = glass with a drink. (usually booze)^5 = high five?^ = What’s Up?
\_/? = a cup of tea[_]>  + Cup of coffee@@@ = Cookies@–/– = a rose
🙂 .. smile😉 … wink<:-| … curious:~) … cute
😦 … sad😎 … wears glasses:-} … embarrassed:-/ … perplexed, confused
:,-( ..or ;`-( …. to cry:-< … pouting>:-( … angry0:-) … angel
😐 … bored or no opinion:-> … grin/mischievous| -) … dreaming:-O … shouting, or shocked
😮 … talking, or surprised>:-|| … mad / angry😀 … big grin or laugh=:-O … scared
😡 … keeping mouth shut:o) … smiles (w/nose):-))))))) … lots of smiles;-P … sticking tongue out
😛  … sticking tongue out
# 8 – ) … nerd, or or person with glasses and crew cut.&-( … crying!:-) .. I have an idea;-{ ) … person with a mustache
;-)~ … sexy tongue – or drunk;~) … being cutec[“] … coffee mug[_]> … another cup or mug
:-> … grin/mischievous<:-| … curious|-| … sound asleep😡 .. I’m keeping my mouth shut

Text Abbreviations

Text Abbreviations

afaikas far as I know
bcnube seein’ you
brbbe right back
btwby the way
cwylchat with you later
fwiwfor what it’s worth
fyifor your information
hhokha ha only kidding
hthhope this helps
imhoin my humble opinion
iowin other words
npno problem
oicoh I see
otohon the other hand
povpoint of view
rtfmread the freakin manual
ttfnta ta for now
ttyltalk to you later
wbwelcome back
wrtwith respect to
ymmvyour mileage may vary

The Internet has spawned a range of new abbreviations and acronyms often used in email, on the Usenet newsgroups, and on the IRC as short forms for longer phrases to make typing and therefore communicating easier. Some of the standard Internet text abbreviations are shown below.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Understanding The Email Etiquette Rules

Why do we need email etiquettes?

A company needs to implement etiquette rules for the following three reasons:

  • Professionalism: by using proper email language your company will convey a professional image.
  • Efficiency: emails that get to the point are much more effective than poorly worded emails.
  • Protection from liability: employee awareness of email risks will protect your company from costly law suits.

32 Most Important Tips

1. Be concise and to the point
2. Answer all questions, and pre-empt further questions
3. Use proper spelling, grammar & punctuation
4. Make it personal
5. Use templates for frequently used responses
6. Answer swiftly
7. Do not attach unnecessary files
8. Use proper structure & layout
9. Do not overuse the high priority option
10. Do not write in CAPITALS
11. Don’t leave out the message thread
12. Add disclaimers to your emails
13. Read the email before you send it
14. Do not overuse Reply to All
15. Mailings > use the bcc: field or do a mail merge
16. Take care with abbreviations and emoticons
17. Be careful with formatting
18. Take care with rich text and HTML messages
19. Do not forward chain letters
20. Do not request delivery and read receipts
21. Do not ask to recall a message.
22. Do not copy a message or attachment without permission
23. Do not use email to discuss confidential information
24. Use a meaningful subject
25. Use active instead of passive
26. Avoid using URGENT and IMPORTANT
27. Avoid long sentences
28. Don’t send or forward emails containing libelous, defamatory, offensive, racist or obscene remarks
29. Don’t forward virus hoaxes and chain letters
30. Keep your language gender neutral
31. Don’t reply to spam
32. Use cc: field sparingly