Complex Emoting Edit
The /emote system of LoTRO allows complex emoting, which in a nutshell means you can really spice up your /emotes with extra text. All /emotes allow extra text to be added after to produce amazing chat. For example, the emote /chuckle typed this way: /chuckle chuckles behind his hand will result in your character chuckling AND the text saying "Rerilac chuckles behind his hand."
The important point is that you must restate the emote or action after the /emote. Simply typing /chuckle behind his hand would only give you the animation and then the text would say "Rerilac behind his hand."