For those of us who have not studied a foreign language in lo these many years, there's a really easy one to learn: Emoticon! "Emoticons" are little pictures that your email program may come with, allowing you to express an emotion without words. Or, as my 11-year-old granddaughter, Lisa, taught me, you can make some yourself just by striking the right keys on your computer.
Here are some emoticons that Lisa sent to me:
:-P Tongue-out (Lisa’s favorite)
8-) Cool (Lisa’s other favorite)
So -- enjoy! :-)