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Text Actions

You can signify virtual actions with text. People sometimes insert action words in angle brackets into text in Internet communications. Compared to emoticons or abbreviations, there are many fewer common text actions. The best known are about humour, listed below.

Action

Translation

<g>

grin

<bg>

big grin

<vbg>

very big grin

lol

laughing out loud

rotfl

rolling on the floor laughing

Action Phrase. Extending expressiveness, you can also insert any text action phrase you wish in angle brackets to indicate non-verbal communications.

<check watch>

<scratch head>

<slap forehead in amazement>

<drink coffee>

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