You can use as many asterixes as you want when typing these out. From hugging an on-line friend to giving someone a cyber-beer to drink.Also you can use the abbreviations previously mentioned also.Or if you want to do the asterix technique instead in an IRC chat you can do that also.
When in IRC chats there's the "/me" command to do your actions.
Just type it in like this: /me your action here, and it will print out your name and the action you just did.
Many of the abbreviations used in chats have pretty much become universal and a lot have become creatively humorous thanks to many regulars in those chat rooms.
The following abbreviations and their meanings are some of the most commonly used out there. SETE Smiling Ear To Ear SHID Slaps Head In Disgust SO Significant Other SWAK Sealed With A Kiss SWL Screaming with Laughter SYS See You Soon TA Thanks Again TOY Thinking Of You TTFN Ta Ta For Now TTYL Talk To you Later WB Welcome Back WTH What/Who The Heck YBS You'll Be Sorry YG Young Gentleman YL Young Lady YM Young Man ttyl talk to you later ttys talk to you soon tcob taking care of business ttfn ta ta for now Another thing that was previously mentioned is your text size and appearance.
Doing Actions Within The Chat Another aspect of chat rooms is doing a particular action within the chat.
The format used to do it is like this: **your action here**.Continued in Next Post CP Chat Post CSG Chuckle Snicker Grin CYA See Ya CYAL8R See You Later DLTBBB Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite EG Evil Grin EMSG Email Message FYI For Your Information GF Girl Friend GFN Gone For Now GMBO Giggling My Butt Off GMTA Great Minds Think Alike GTSY Glad To See You H&K Hug and Kiss HABU Have A Better 'Un HAGN Have A Good Night HAGU Have A Good 'Un HHIS Hanging Head in Shame IC I See IGP I Gotta Pee IMO In My Opinion IMHO In My Humble Opinion IRL In Real Life IWALU I Will Always Love You JMO Just My Opinion JTLYK Just To Let You Know KIT Keep In Touch KOC Kiss On Cheek KOL Kiss On Lips L8R Later L8R G8R Later 'Gater LHM Lord Help Me LHO Laughing Head Off LHU Lord Help Us LOL Laugh Out Loud LSHMBB Laughing So Hard My Belly is Bouncing LSHMBH Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts LTNS Long Time No See LTS Laughing To Self LUWAMH Love You With All My Heart LY Love Ya OIC Oh, I See OL Old Lady (wife, girlfriend) OM Old Man (husband, boyfriend) OTTOMH Off The Top of My Head PDS Please Don't Shoot PM Private Message PMFJI Pardon Me For Jumping In PMP Peed My Pants POAHF Put On A Happy Face Poof Has left the chat room. By doing this to your messages and not making the text big you make your messages more unique and personalized.QSL Reply QSO Conversation QT Cutie ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing ROFLAPMP ... Once again refer to any instructions a chat room has pertaining to text editing use. Only the CAPS LOCK can be used to make your text larger.For a much bigger list the WBS Chat Book has a whole list compiled from various users from all over including various smileys!! If you choose you can use text editing to increase the size of your text to catch someone's attention.This is most of the list from that place: AFAIK As Far As I Know AFK Away From Keyboard ASAP As Soon As Possible BBL Be Back Later BBN Bye Bye Now BBS Be Back Soon BEG Big Evil Grin BF Boy Friend BRB Be Right Back BTW By The Way BWL Bursting With Laughter C&G Chuckle and Grin CID Crying In Disgrace CNP... This can make your messages in bold, italics, or color.CHAT NOTES FOR NEWBIES Striking Up The Right Conversation The next step is how to talk to people.