Internet Site Collects E-Mail Lingo

Web publisher and list owner Corp., San Francisco, Monday debuted a site that will be a dictionary for the growing number of symbols and slang, or "emoticons," that Internet viewers use to lessen time spent on e-mail.

According to the company, emoticons are short sequences of letters and symbols used to express a thought or emotion. also will offer its viewers a learning guide to the Web lingo.

The Web site encourages viewers to submit new symbols to the Web site's assortment when they join the mailing list for,

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