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Author Topic: Steampunk Emoticons  (Read 128807 times)
Sir Andrew
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« on: February 26, 2007, 05:17:47 am »

If we as a culture wish to truly take off as a sub-culture, we'll need customized emoticons and acronyms.

For example;

A higher-class sophisticate might wish to don his monocle during a chat, like so: -_Q

Whereas BTW means By-The-Way, BTB would stand for By-The-By; wich is far more appropriate for gentlemen and women than the former.

Feel free to add your thoughts and ideas!


-_Q      Monocle.  (Sir Andrew)
BTW      By The Way.  (Sir Andrew)
BTB      By The By.  (Sir Andrew)
WC      Water Closet (traditional, mentioned by Rococoboy)
ByJ      By Jove!  (initially Sir Andrew, corrected by Heavyporker)
STOP      sentence end  (traditional, mentioned by TheClockworkWasteland)
END      post end  (traditional, by Kabuki)
JOVE      By Jove alternative.  (Daeudi_454)
WAA      We are amused.  (RPFolkers)
HP      How peculiar.  (RPFolkers)
IS      I Say!  (BigGenNickYard)
QS      Quite so.  (BigGenNickYard)
WP      Well played.  (BigGenNickYard)
HH!      Here here!  (BigGenNickYard)
TB      Talking b*llocks.  (BigGenNickYard)
WWW      What what what?  (BigGenNickYard)
GSOC      Good show, old chap.  (MrFats)
WTD      What the Dickens?  (MrFats)
VF      Very Flash  (TheClockworkWasteland)
BTC      By the cogs!   (TheClockworkWasteland)
-O=O-      Goggles.  (Sir Andrew)
THOB    Top hole, old bean. (Wilibald)
WATT   What's all this then? (CinnamonAndSpite)
--O-     Monoggle (B. Fugu)
BRAWN   Badly Rendered, And Wanted Not (Replacement for spam (Alderman Simeon)
C|:)       Bowler Derby (Otto Morgan)
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Cory
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2007, 05:26:27 am »

The monocle smiley is the best thing I've ever seen.

Pip pip and tally ho! -_Q
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2007, 05:33:42 am »

Indeed, I myself concur that such an emoticon is in fact quite appropriate -.Q. here here!
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2007, 06:20:53 am »

You, sir, are a genius.

-_Q
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TheClockWorkWasteland
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2007, 07:03:53 am »

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(_)______ -_Q

I'll smoke my rum perrique to that!
               
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2007, 07:08:31 am »

Your idea, sir, is excellent. I tip my hat to you: _[]_ -_Q
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2007, 07:21:25 am »

Wouldn't a tip of the good gentleman's hat be     _//_    ?
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Dreamsmith
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2007, 08:41:57 am »

-_Q . Hmm. Ah, quite. The better to see yon zeppelin!   /``````\   **                      *******
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Good show, Sir Andrew.
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Cryptovitas
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2007, 10:15:18 am »

Ahoy! Good show lad!
I don my monocle and prepare to dine upon a marshmallow!

()_) o_Q
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rococoboy
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2007, 12:26:58 pm »

I say by the bye! ::giggle:: My most steampunk/old-fashioned habit, however, is using as few acronyms as possible, aside from wc (Water Closet). I adore -_Q however.
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Sir Andrew
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2007, 02:22:08 pm »

^_Q

I've also come up with a replacement for OMG;

 BJ (By Jove)

I say by the bye! ::giggle:: My most steampunk/old-fashioned habit, however, is using as few acronyms as possible, aside from wc (Water Closet). I adore -_Q however.
I couldn't agree more! I simply list these for convenience.
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rococoboy
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2007, 05:39:00 pm »


 BJ (By Jove)


That's the best! I will be sure to use that in place of OMG in the future!

Perhaps we could put periods in our acronyms, when we use them? That's more old-fashioned....
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2007, 06:39:18 pm »

Speaking of appropriate acronyms, do you know that OK is an abbreviation (apparently) of Oll Korrect, an on purpose misspelling, sometime in the 1800's.  At least, I think it is.  Amusing certainly.
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TheClockWorkWasteland
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2007, 07:36:01 pm »

Or we could write like we send telegrams stop.
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2007, 07:59:23 pm »

By Jove! STOP
There are many wonderous new computational engine system dialect conventions in this forum string! STOP
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2007, 12:12:46 am »

I personally prefer to avoid using such an acronym as 'BJ' on any forum for obvious alternate understanding purposes. Wink
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2007, 02:11:33 am »

bj stop these are all excellent ideas stop let me examine them closer stop

O-

oh dear your zeppelin is too far away stop best use my ship's glass stop

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(And BTB, "Computational Engine System Dialect Conventions"? Gold. Pure gold.)
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2007, 10:17:36 am »

Hehehhe I fear that BJ may be misunderstood by the more uncouth types.


 BJ (By Jove)


That's the best! I will be sure to use that in place of OMG in the future!

Perhaps we could put periods in our acronyms, when we use them? That's more old-fashioned....
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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2007, 06:18:19 pm »

Hehehhe I fear that BJ may be misunderstood by the more uncouth types.
Agreed.
 I fear that the youth of today- indeed, the greater proportion of modern society- has lost all sense of propriety.

And if one were to seek a replacement for the offensive OMG, a preposterous form of taking the Lord's name in vain, then I for one would rather add a letter than reduce by one.

And so I will just proclaim- JOVE

Now to seek more appropriate forms of other exclamatory statements, most of which are nothing more than a sluggard's profanity.
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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2007, 06:32:40 pm »

LOL should be replaced by a more civilized WAA - We Are Amused. Similarly, WTF must be replaced as well. I propose HP - meaning, of course, How Peculiar.

JOVEHPWAA

It had to be said.
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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2007, 07:58:30 pm »

Have solved By Jove abbreviation quandary stop

Simply type as follows -  ByJ  stop

Unintentional lewdness now abated  stop

Hum, shall recline and bask in self-satisfaction  -_Q    stop
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BrigGenNickYard
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2007, 09:05:33 pm »

I do believe that a retooling of the overused "ORLY" is required. Stop

I propose "IS" which equates to "I say." Stop

The old response was "YARLY" Stop

The new response should be "QS" or "Quite So." Stop

I also propse the following: Stop

"WP" equals "Well Played" Stop
"HH" equals "Here Here!" Stop
"TB" equals "Talking Bollocks!" Stop
"WWW" equals "What what what?" Stop

Now, I must go, and wind my gears as they are slowing down. Stop

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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2007, 09:43:58 pm »

Good grief, animated ascii gearing?  Now I've not seen that before.  Um, STOP.  (That's what you fashionable types are writing these days, isn't it?)  *grins*
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« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2007, 09:52:57 pm »

I wonder how much is lost in abbreviating these choice phrases rather than simply typing them out.  "By Jove" really isn't that long.  Neither is "I say" or "Quite so"

Perhaps we should just type them out?

This is, however, a most excellent discussion and one I've had with my friends on more than one occasion, please keep up the good work!

p_q   Goggles perhaps?
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« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2007, 11:02:42 pm »

Good show old chap!

Well played!

Have solved By Jove abbreviation quandary stop

Simply type as follows -  ByJ  stop

Unintentional lewdness now abated  stop

Hum, shall recline and bask in self-satisfaction  -_Q    stop
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