Smilies

Explanation

'Smilies' are small graphical images that can be used to convey an emotion or feeling. If you have used email or internet chat, you are likely familiar with the smilie concept. Certain standard strings are automatically converted into smilies. Try twisting your head on one side if you do not 'get' smilies; using a bit of imagination should reveal a face of some description.

If you want to disable smilies in a post that you make, you can select the 'Disable Smilies' option when posting. This is particularly useful if you are posting program code and you do not want ;) converted to a smilie face!

Smilie List

What to Type
Resulting Graphic
Meaning
  • Generic Smilies
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :whistle:
    whistle
    whistle
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :lol:
    lol
    lol
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :thanks:
    thanks
    thanks
  • :yes:
    yes
    yes
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :no:
    no
    no
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • [:D]
    Big Smile
    Big Smile
  • :thumbsdown:
    Thumbsdown
    Thumbsdown
  • :thumbsup2:
    Thumbsup2
    Thumbsup2
  • :thumbs_up_smiley:
    Thumbs Up Smiley
    Thumbs Up Smiley
  • :thumbs_down:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :thumbs_up:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :party2:
    Party
    Party
  • :notworthy:
    not worthy
    not worthy
  • :dunno:
    Dunno
    Dunno
  • Imported Smilies
  • :screwy:
    screwy
    screwy
  • :party:
    party
    party
  • :givein:
    give in
    give in
  • :shhh:
    Shhh
    Shhh
  • :duh:
    Duh
    Duh
  • :cheers:
    cheers
    cheers
  • :nsra:
    nsra
    nsra
  • :stirrer:
    Stirrer
    Stirrer
  • :point:
    point
    point
  • :greet:
    greet
    greet
  • :winter:
    Winter
    Winter
  • :elmo:
    Elmo
    Elmo
  • :checkeredflag:
    Checkeredflag
    Checkeredflag
  • :yuck:
    Yuck
    Yuck
  • :dizzy:
    Dizzy
    Dizzy
  • :eats:
    Eats
    Eats
  • :bang:
    bang head
    bang head
  • :gromit:
    Gromit
    Gromit
  • :wallace:
    Wallace
    Wallace
  • :drool:
    drool
    drool
  • :hissyfit:
    Hissyfit
    Hissyfit
  • :hyper:
    Hyper
    Hyper
  • :drive:
    drive
    drive
  • [B)]
    Black Eye
    Black Eye
  • :dunce:
    dunce
    dunce
  • [:(!]
    Angry
    Angry
  • :zzz:
    zzz
    zzz
  • :rip:
    rip
    rip
  • :cry:
    cry
    cry
  • :race:
    race
    race
  • :pop:
    popcorn
    popcorn
  • :thinks:
    thinks
    thinks
  • :win:
    win
    win
  • :jig:
    jig
    jig
  • :2c:
    2c
    2c
  • :chef:
    chef
    chef
  • :pirate:
    pirate
    pirate
  • :rain:
    rain
    rain
  • :cap:
    captain scarlet
    captain scarlet
  • [xx(]
    Dead
    Dead
  • :sun:
    sun
    sun
  • :weld:
    weld
    weld
  • :grind:
    grind
    grind
  • :wrench:
    wrench
    wrench
  • :saw:
    saw
    saw
  • :spray:
    spray
    spray
  • :beat:
    beat
    beat
  • [:O]
    Shock
    Shock
  • [:0]
    Shock
    Shock
  • [:I]
    Blush
    Blush
  • [:(]
    Sad
    Sad
  • [8)]
    Shy
    Shy
  • [:)]
    Smile
    Smile
  • [}:)]
    Evil
    Evil
  • [8D]
    Cool
    Cool
  • [|)]
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • [:o)]
    Clown
    Clown
  • [:P]
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • [;)]
    Wink
    Wink
  • [8]
    Eight Ball
    Eight Ball
  • [?]
    Question
    Question
  • [^]
    Approve
    Approve
  • [V]
    Disapprove
    Disapprove
  • [:X]
    Kisses
    Kisses
  • Christmas
  • :santa:
    Santa
    Santa
  • :sman2:
    Snowman2
    Snowman2
  • :stocking:
    Stocking
    Stocking
  • :tree:
    Tree
    Tree
  • :frosty:
    Frosty
    Frosty
  • :merry:
    merry
    merry
  • :sman:
    snowman
    snowman
  • :rudy:
    rudy
    rudy
  • :laugh:
    laugh
    laugh