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Ask.com Explains Smileys  (View post)

Ken Kuhl [PersonRank 7]

Thursday, August 24, 2006
13 years ago4,974 views

That's great! Un-hip folks like me need a little help with the smiley's and acronyms sometimes. I like it.

They have the uncensored definition of RTFM (!), but they don't include the definition for TTYL (talk to you later).

They also don't have my favorite sneering/smirking smiley

:-^

Matt Nordhoff [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

For acronyms, you should check out acronymfinder.com/ .

Barry Schwartz [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

They had this for a while, I believe. But thanks for reminding us.

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

They also don't have one of my favorite gmail chat icons :(|) lol

IANVS [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Whole kit & ka-boodle...

windweaver.com/emoticon.htm

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

BTW LOL is also a dutch word that means fun ;-)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I know Gary Price will be upset again, but I must say IAC Search & Media is a big expert in smileys.

googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006 ...

Thomas Hofmann Online [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

This works only in the USA-version of the site:
ask.com/?o=312&l=dir

greetings, Thomas

Lee Odden [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I think it's clever that things like /. work as well:
ask.com/web?q=%2F.&qsrc=0& ...

john sadowski [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I have a random comment.

Ask.com uses the most bandwith of any search robot, but I almost NEVER get linked from their search results.

Why do you think that is?

Phreel0aderr [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

It doest explain UFIA though....

Sudheer [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

would be even better if they display the emoticon!!

jason [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

they don't have this:

(*) (*)

Jasper [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Now if only they did popular chat acronyms.

   [signature URL removed. -Philipp]

gary price [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Jasper: We do have some and are adding more.

Examples:
ask.com/web?q=brb&qsrc=0&a ...

ask.com/web?q=imho&qsrc=1& ...

ask.com/web?q=ROTFL&qsrc=1 ...

You'll also see that these results direct link to an article about chat acronyms and NetLingo's dictionary.

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