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Everyone loves emotes! Emotes are pre-generated macro sayings and actions that just require the proper code (text/name) to activate. To perform an emote type "/emotename". You can create your own emotes by typing "/em text".

The text is changed based on who you have selected as a target. To remove a target, press the ESC key. If you do not have a target, most emotes will give special, sometimes especially funny text. If you select a specific person, such as yourself or another player, the text generated will often work that player's name into the text. Make sure you select the right person before doing the emote and give it a try:

Type: "/thank". -> "You thank everyone around you."
Type: "/thank" (while selecting someone). -> "You thank Furen Longbeard."
Some emotes have animations, some do not. Emotes with a x in the A column are animated.
Some emotes have voices, some do not. Emotes with a x in the V column are voiced by your character.

Listed below are the names of some emotes you can try. This should be a complete listing, as of November 2008.

Emote Command A V Description With a target
/absent     You look absent-minded. You look at (Target) absently.
/agree     You agree. You agree with (Target).
/amaze     You are amazed! You are amazed by (Target)!
/angry x   You raise your fist in anger. You raise your fist in anger at (Target).
/apologize     You apologize to everyone. Sorry! You apologize to (Target). Sorry!
/applaud
/applause
x x You applaud. Bravo! You applaud at (Target). Bravo!
/arm You stretch your arms out. You put your arm around (Target)'s shoulder.
/attacktarget x x You tell everyone to attack something. You tell everyone to attack (Target).
/awe     You look around in awe. You stare at (Target) in awe.
/backpack You dig through your backpack.  
/badfeeling     You have a bad feeling about this... You have a bad feeling about (Target).
/bark     You bark. Woof woof! You bark at (Target)
/bashful x   You are bashful. You are so bashful...too bashful to get (Target)'s attention.
/beckon     You beckon everyone over to you. You beckon (Target) over.
/beg x   You beg everyone around you. How pathetic. You beg (Target). How pathetic.
/belch     You let out a loud belch. You burp rudely in (Target)'s face.
/bite     You look around for someone to bite. You bite (Target). Ouch!
/blame x   You blame yourself for what happened. You blame (Target) for everything.
/blank     You stare blankly at your surroundings. You stare blankly (Target).
/bleed     Blood oozes from your wounds.  
/blink     You blink your eyes. You blink at (Target).
/blood     Blood oozes from your wounds.  
/blow x x You blow a kiss into the wind. You blow a kiss to (Target).
/blush x   You blush. You blush at (Target).
/boggle x   You boggle at the situation. You boggle at (Target).
/bonk     You bonk yourself on the noggin. Doh! You bonk (Target) on the noggin. Doh!
/bored   x You are overcome with boredom. Oh the drudgery! You are terribly bored with (Target).
/bounce     You bounce up and down. You bounce up and down in front of (Target).
/bow x   You bow down graciously. You bow before (Target).
/brandish     You brandish your weapon fiercely. You brandish your weapon fiercely at (Target).
/bravo x x You applaud. Bravo! You applaud at (Target). Bravo!
/brb     You let everyone know you'll be right back. You let (Target) know you'll be right back.
/breath     You take a deep breath. Bravo! You tell (Target) to take a deep breath.
/burp     You let out a loud belch. You burp rudely in (Target)'s face.
/bye x x You wave goodbye to everyone. Farewell! You wave goodbye to (Target). Farewell!
/cackle x x You cackle maniacally at the situation. You cackle maniacally at (Target).
/calm     You remain calm. You try to calm (Target) down.
/cat
/catty
    You scratch yourself. Ah, much better! You scratch (Target). How catty!
/challenge     You put out a challenge to everyone. Bring it on!. You challenge (Target) to a duel.
/charge x x You start to charge.  
/charm You put on the charm. You think (Target) is charming.
/cheer x x You cheer! You cheer at (Target).
/chew x   You begin to eat. You begin to eat in front of (Target).
/chicken x x With arms flapping, you strut around. Cluck, Cluck, Chicken! With arms flapping, you strut around (Target). Cluck, Cluck, Chicken!
/chuckle x x You let out a hearty chuckle. You chuckle at (Target).
/chug     You take a mighty quaff of your beverage. You encourage (Target) to chug. CHUG! CHUG! CHUG!
/clap x x You clap excitedly. You clap excitedly for (Target).
/cold     You let everyone know that you are cold. You let (Target) know that you are cold.
/comfort     You need to be comforted. You comfort (Target).
/commend x x You commend everyone on a job well done. You commend (Target) on a job well done.
/confused x   You are hopelessly confused. You look at (Target) with a confused look.
/cong
/congrats
/congratulate
x x You congratulate everyone around you. You congratulate (Target).
/cough     You let out a hacking cough. You cough at (Target).
/coverears     You cover your ears. You cover (Target)'s ears.
/cower x   You cower in fear. You cower in fear at the sight of (Target).
/crack     You crack your knuckles. You crack your knuckles while staring at (Target).
/cringe     You cringe in fear. You cringe away from (Target).
/crossarms     You cross your arms. You cross your arms at (Target). Hmph!
/cry x x You cry. You cry on (Target)'s shoulder.
/cuddle     You need to be cuddled. You cuddle up against (Target).
/curious x   You express your curiosity to those around you. You are curious what (Target) is up to.
/curtsey x   You curtsey. You curtsey before (Target).
/dance x   You burst into dance. You dance with (Target).
/ding   You reached a new level. DING! You congratulate (Target) on a new level. DING!
/disagree x   You disagree. You disagree with (Target).
/disappointed
/disappointment
    You frown. You frown with disappointment at (Target).
/doh     You bonk yourself on the noggin. Doh! You bonk (Target) on the noggin. Doh!
/doom     You threaten everyone with the wrath of doom. You threaten (Target) with the wrath of doom.
/doubt x   You doubt the situation will end in your favor. You doubt (Target).
/drink x   You raise a drink in the air before chugging it down. Cheers! You raise a drink to (Target). Cheers!
/drool     A tendril of drool runs down your lip. You look at (Target) and begin to drool.
/duck     You duck for cover. You duck behind (Target).
/eat x   You begin to eat. You begin to eat in front of (Target).
/encourage     You encourage everyone around you. You encourage (Target).
/enemy   You warn everyone that an enemy is near. You warn (Target) that an enemy is near.
/excited x   You talk excitedly with everyone. You talk excitedly with (Target).
/eye     You cross your eyes. You eye (Target) up and down.
/eyebrow     You raise your eyebrow inquisitively. You raise your eyebrow inquisitively at (Target).
/facepalm     You cover your face with your palm. You look at (Target) and cover your face with your palm.
/faint     You faint. You faint at the sight of (Target).
/farewell x x You wave goodbye to everyone. Farewell! You wave goodbye to (Target). Farewell!
/fart     You fart loudly. Whew...what stinks? You brush up against (Target) and fart loudly.
/fear x   You cower in fear. You cower in fear at the sight of (Target).
/feast x   You begin to eat. You begin to eat in front of (Target).
/fidget     You fidget. You fidget impatiently while waiting for (Target).
/flap x x With arms flapping, you strut around. Cluck, Cluck, Chicken! With arms flapping, you strut around (Target). Cluck, Cluck, Chicken!
/flee x x You yell for everyone to flee!  
/flex x   You flex your muscles. Oooooh so strong! You flex at (Target). Oooooh so strong!
/flirt x x You flirt. You flirt with (Target).
/flop     You flop about helplessly. You flop about helplessly around (Target).
/followme x x You motion for everyone to follow. You motion for (Target) to follow.
/food     You are hungry! You are hungry. Maybe (Target) has some food...
/frown     You frown. You frown with disappointment at (Target).
/gasp x   You gasp. You gasp at (Target).
/gaze     You gaze off into the distance. You gaze eagerly at (Target).
/giggle x x You giggle. You giggle at (Target).
/glad     You are filled with happiness! You are very happy with (Target)!
/glare     You glare angrily. You glare angrily at (Target).
/gloat x x You gloat over everyone's misfortune. You gloat over (Target)'s misfortune.
/glower     You glower at everyone around you. You glower at (Target).
/go     You tell everyone to go. You tell (Target) to go.
/going     You must be going. You tell (Target) that you must be going.
/golfclap x x You clap half heartedly, clearly unimpressed. You clap for (Target), clearly unimpressed.
/goodbye x x You wave goodbye to everyone. Farewell! You wave goodbye to (Target). Farewell!
/greet
/greetings
x   You greet everyone warmly. You greet (Target) warmly.
/grin     You grin wickedly. You grin wickedly at (Target).
/groan     You begin to groan. You look at (Target) and groan.
/grovel x   You grovel on the ground, wallowing in subservience. You grovel before (Target) like a subservient peon.
/growl x   You growl menacingly. You growl menacingly at (Target).
/guffaw x x You let out a boisterous guffaw! You take one look at (Target) and let out a guffaw!
/hail x   You hail those around you. You hail (Target).
/happy     You are filled with happiness! You are very happy with (Target)!
/headache     You are getting a headache. You are getting a headache from (Target)'s antics.
/healme x x You call out for healing!  
/hello x x You greet everyone with a hearty hello! You greet (Target) with a hearty hello!
/helpme x x You cry out for help!  
/hi x x You greet everyone with a hearty hello! You greet (Target) with a hearty hello!
/hiccup     You hiccup loudly.  
/highfive     You put up your hand for a high five. You give (Target) a high five!
/hiss     You hiss at everyone around you. You hiss at (Target).
/holdhand     You wish someone would hold your hand. You hold (Target)'s hand.
/hug     You need a hug! You hug (Target).
/hungry     You are hungry! You are hungry. Maybe (Target) has some food...
/hurry     You try to pick up the pace. You tell (Target) to hurry up.
/idea     You have an idea!
/impatient     You fidget. You fidget impatiently while waiting for (Target).
/incoming x x You yell incoming enemies!  
/insult x   You think everyone around you is a son of a motherless ogre. You think (Target) is the son of a motherless ogre.
/introduce     You introduce yourself to everyone. You introduce yourself to (Target).
/jealous     You are jealous of everyone around you. You are jealous of (Target).
/jk     You were just kidding! You let (Target) know that you were just kidding!
/kiss x x You blow a kiss into the wind. You blow a kiss to (Target).
/kneel x   You kneel down. You kneel before (Target).
/knuckles     You crack your knuckles. You crack your knuckles while staring at (Target).
/laugh x x You laugh. You laugh at (Target).
/lavish     You praise the Light. You lavish praise upon (Target).
/lay
/laydown
x   You lie down. You lie down before (Target).
/lick     You lick your lips. You lick (Target).
/lie
/liedown
x   You lie down. You lie down before (Target).
/listen     You are listening! You listen intently to (Target).
/lol x x You laugh. You laugh at (Target).
/look You look around. You look at (Target).
/lost x   You are hopelessly lost. You want (Target) to know that you are hopelessly lost.
/love     You feel the love. You love (Target).
/luck     You wish everyone good luck. You wish (Target) the best of luck.
/mad x   You raise your fist in anger. You raise your fist in anger at (Target).
/map   You pull out your map.  
/massage     You need a massage! You massage (Target)'s shoulders.
/mercy x   You plead for mercy. You plead with (Target) for mercy.
/moan     You moan suggestively. You moan suggestively at (Target).
/mock     You mock life and all it stands for. You mock the foolishness of (Target).
/moo   (Tauren Only) Mooooooooooo. You moo at (Target). Mooooooooooo.
/moon     You drop your trousers and moon everyone. You drop your trousers and moon (Target).
/mourn x x In quiet contemplation, you mourn the loss of the dead. In quiet contemplation, you mourn the death of (Target).
/mutter You mutter angrily to yourself. Hmmmph! You mutter angrily at (Target). Hmmmph!
/nervous You look around nervously. You look at (Target) nervously.
/no x x You clearly state, NO. You tell (Target) NO. Not going to happen.
/nod x x You nod. You nod at (Target).
/nosepick     With a finger deep in one nostril, you pass the time. You pick your nose and show it to (Target).
/object x You OBJECT! You object to (Target).
/offer   You want to make an offer. You attempt to make (Target) an offer they can't refuse.
/oom x x You announce that you have low mana!  
/openfire x x You give the order to open fire.  
/panic     You run around in a frenzied state of panic. You take one look at (Target) and panic.
/pat     You need a pat. You gently pat (Target).
/peer     You peer around, searchingly. You peer at (Target) searchingly.
/peon x   You grovel on the ground, wallowing in subservience. You grovel before (Target) like a subservient peon.
/pest     You shoo the measly pests away. You shoo (Target) away. Be gone pest!
/pet     You need to be petted. You pet (Target).
/pick     With a finger deep in one nostril, you pass the time. You pick your nose and show it to (Target).
/pinch     You pinch yourself. You pinch (Target).
/pity     You pity those around you. You look down upon (Target) with pity.
/pizza     You are hungry! You are hungry. Maybe (Target) has some food...
/plead x   You drop to your knees and plead in desperation. You plead with (Target).
/point x   You point over yonder. You point at (Target).
/poke     You poke your belly and giggle. You poke (Target). Hey!
/ponder x   You ponder the situation. You ponder (Target)'s actions.
/pounce     You pounce out from the shadows. You pounce on top of (Target).
/pout     You pout at everyone around you. You pout at (Target).
/praise     You praise the Light. You lavish praise upon (Target).
/pray x   You pray to the Gods. You say a prayer for (Target).
/proud     You are proud of yourself. You are proud of (Target).
/pulse     You check your own pulse. You check (Target) for a pulse. Oh no!
/punch     You punch yourself. You punch (Target)'s shoulder.
/purr     You purr like a kitten. You purr at (Target).
/puzzled x   You are puzzled. What's going on here? You are puzzled by (Target).
/question x   You want to know the meaning of life. You question (Target).
/raise     You raise your hand in the air. You look at (Target) and raise your hand.
/rasp x x You make a rude gesture. You make a rude gesture at (Target).
/regret You are filled with regret. You think that (Target) will regret it.
/revenge You vow you will have your revenge. You vow revenge on (Target).
/rdy
/ready
    You let everyone know that you are ready! You let (Target) know that you are ready!
/rear     You shake your rear. You shake your rear at (Target).
/roar x   You roar with bestial vigor. So fierce! You roar with bestial vigor at (Target). So fierce!
/rofl x x You roll on the floor laughing. You roll on the floor laughing at (Target).
/rolleyes You roll your eyes. You roll your eyes at (Target).
/rude x   You make a rude gesture. You make a rude gesture at (Target).
/ruffle     You ruffle your hair. You ruffle (Target)'s hair.
/sad   You hang your head dejectedly.  
/salute x   You stand at attention and salute. You salute (Target) with respect.
/search     You search for something. You search (Target) for something.
/scared x   You are scared! You are scared of (Target).
/scratch     You scratch yourself. Ah, much better! You scratch (Target). How catty!
/scoff     You scoff. You scoff at (Target).
/scold     You scold yourself. You scold (Target).
/scowl     You scowl. You scowl at (Target).
/sexy     You're too sexy for your tunic...so sexy it hurts. You think (Target) is a sexy devil.
/shake     You shake your rear. You shake your rear at (Target).
/shakefist     You shake your fist. You shake your fist at (Target).
/shifty     Your eyes shift back and forth suspiciously. You give (Target) a shifty look.
/shimmy     You shimmy before the masses. You shimmy before (Target).
/shindig x   You raise a drink in the air before chugging it down. Cheers! You raise a drink to (Target). Cheers!
/shiver     You shiver in your boots. Chilling! You shiver beside (Target). Chilling!
/shoo     You shoo the measly pests away. You shoo (Target) away. Be gone pest!
/shrug x   You shrug. Who knows? You shrug at (Target). Who knows?
/shy x   You smile shyly. You smile shyly at (Target).
/shudder     You shudder. You shudder at the sight of (Target).
/sigh   x You let out a long, drawn-out sigh. You sigh at (Target).
/signal     You give the signal. You give (Target) the signal.
/silence     You tell everyone to be quiet. Shhh! You tell (Target) to be quiet. Shhh!
/silly x x You tell a joke. You tell (Target) a joke.
/sing x   You burst into song. You serenade (Target) with a song.
/slap     You slap yourself across the face. Ouch! You slap (Target) across the face. Ouch!
/sleep x   You fall asleep. Zzzzzzz. You fall asleep. Zzzzzzz.
/smack     You smack your forehead. You smack (Target) upside the head.
/smell     You smell the air around you. Wow, someone stinks! (Target) smells (Target). Wow, someone stinks!
/smile     You smile. You smile at (Target).
/smirk     A sly smirk spreads across your face. You smirk slyly at (Target).
/snap     You snap your fingers. You snap your fingers at (Target).
/snarl     You bare your teeth and snarl. You bare your teeth and snarl at (Target).
/sneak     You sneak away. You sneak away from (Target).
/sneeze     You sneeze. Achoo! You sneeze on (Target). Achoo!
/snicker     You quietly snicker to yourself. You snicker at (Target).
/sniff     You sniff the air around you. You sniff (Target).
/snort     You snort. You snort derisively at (Target).
/snub     You snub all of the lowly peons around you. You snub (Target).
/sob x x You cry. You cry on (Target)'s shoulder.
/soothe     You need to be soothed. You soothe (Target). There, there...things will be ok.
/sorry     You apologize to everyone. Sorry! You apologize to (Target). Sorry!
/spit     You spit on the ground. You spit on (Target).
/spoon     You need to be cuddled. You cuddle up against (Target).
/squeal     You squeal like a pig. You squeal at (Target).
/stare       You stare (Target) down.
/stink     You smell the air around you. Wow, someone stinks! (Target) smells (Target). Wow, someone stinks!
/strong   x You flex your muscles. Oooooh so strong! You flex at (Target). Oooooh so strong!
/strut x x With arms flapping, you strut around. Cluck, Cluck, Chicken! With arms flapping, you strut around (Target). Cluck, Cluck, Chicken!
/surprised     You are so surprised! You are suprised by (Target)'s actions.
/surrender x   You surrender to your opponents. You surrender before (Target). Such is the agony of defeat...
/suspicious     You narrow your eyes in suspicion.  
/sweat     You are sweating. You sweat at the sight of (Target).
/talk x   You talk to yourself since no one else seems interested. You want to talk things over with (Target).
/talkex x   You talk excitedly with everyone. You talk excitedly with (Target).
/tap     You tap your foot. Hurry up already! You tap your foot as you wait for (Target).
/taunt x x You taunt everyone around you. Bring it fools! You make a taunting gesture at (Target). Bring it!
/tease     You are such a tease. You tease (Target).
/thank
/thanks
x x You thank everyone around you. You thank (Target).
/think You are lost in thought. You think about (Target).
/thirsty     You are so thirsty. Can anyone spare a drink? You let (Target) know you are thirsty. Spare a drink?
/threat
/threaten
    You threaten everyone with the wrath of doom. You threaten (Target) with the wrath of doom.
/tickle     You want to be tickled. Hee hee! You tickle (Target). Hee hee!
/tired     You let everyone know that you are tired. You let (Target) know that you are tired.
/train x x   
/truce     You offer a truce.You offer (Target) a truce.
/twiddle You twiddle your thumbs. 
/ty x x You thank everyone around you. You thank (Target).
/veto     You veto the motion on the floor. You veto (Target)'s motion.
/victory x   You bask in the glory of victory. You bask in the glory of victory with (Target).
/violin x x You begin to play the world's smallest violin. You play the world's smallest violin for (Target).
/volunteer     You raise your hand in the air. You look at (Target) and raise your hand.
/wait x x You ask everyone to wait. You ask (Target) to wait.
/warn     You warn everyone. You warn (Target).
/wave x   You beckon everyone over to you. You wave at (Target).
/weep x x You cry. You cry on (Target)'s shoulder.
/welcome x x You welcome everyone. You welcome (Target).
/whine     You whine pathetically. You whine pathetically at (Target).
/whistle   x You let forth a sharp whistle. You whistle at (Target).
/wicked
/wickedly
    You grin wickedly. You grin wickedly at (Target).
/wink     You wink slyly. You wink slyly at (Target).
/woot x   You cheer! You cheer at (Target).
/work     You begin to work. You work with (Target).
/wrath     You threaten everyone with the wrath of doom. You threaten (Target) with the wrath of doom.
/yawn   x You yawn sleepily. You yawn sleepily at (Target).
/yay     You are filled with happiness! You are very happy with (Target)!
/yes x x You nod. You nod at (Target).
/yw x x You were happy to help. You were happy to help (Target).

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