Actually these are not shortcuts.
if u want to put the emote by typing u have to write blocks of letters but they should be the shortcuts instead of putting from the emote board.
like to put this image u have to write : crying : to : rockon:
which can be express by :'( msn standard and :rock: shortcut
I propose others also like shortcut form that will be very helpful
:closedeyes: -> :closed:
:mad: -> :x
:blink: -> :Oo:
:blushing: -> :oops:
:blush: -> : blush: