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
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :rolleyes:
    Rolleyes
    Rolleyes
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    Eek!
    Eek!
  • Imported Smilies
  • :applause
    applause
    applause
  • :eyebrows:
    Eyebrows
    Eyebrows
  • :spam:
    No Spam
    No Spam
  • :pumpkin:
    Pumpkin
    Pumpkin
  • :cheese:
    cheese
    cheese
  • :rolling:
    Upside-down
    Upside-down
  • :whip:
    Crack That Whip
    Crack That Whip
  • :doh:
    doh
    doh
  • :agree:
    Agree
    Agree
  • :agape:
    Astounded
    Astounded
  • :whistle:
    whistling
    whistling
  • :cheer:
    cheerleader
    cheerleader
  • :tmi:
    Too Much Info
    Too Much Info
  • :pins:
    Sticking Pins
    Sticking Pins
  • :knit:
    knitter
    knitter
  • :horse:
    deadhorse
    deadhorse
  • :wigtongue
    Wiggle Tongue
    Wiggle Tongue
  • :bow:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :luke:
    Light Saber
    Light Saber
  • shudder:
    shudder
    shudder
  • :patrol:
    Troll Patrol
    Troll Patrol
  • :violin:
    violin
    violin
  • :toast:
    Toast
    Toast
  • :shrug:
    Shrug
    Shrug
  • :guns:
    Terminator
    Terminator
  • :happydance:
    Happy Dance
    Happy Dance
  • :popcorn:
    popcorn
    popcorn
  • :yumm:
    Mealtime
    Mealtime
  • :couch:
    couch
    couch
  • :beerchug:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :disco:
    Disco Nanner
    Disco Nanner
  • :knuckle:
    Knuckle Dragger
    Knuckle Dragger
  • :lala:
    lalala
    lalala
  • :steam
    steam
    steam
  • :stirpot:
    Stir the Pot
    Stir the Pot
  • :taz:
    Taz Rant
    Taz Rant
  • :blossom:
    Blossom
    Blossom
  • :google:
    Google
    Google
  • :joy:
    Leaping for Joy
    Leaping for Joy
  • :spitting:
    spitting
    spitting
  • :disgust:
    Disgust
    Disgust
  • :magic:
    magic
    magic
  • :pray:
    pray-er
    pray-er
  • :slap:
    catfight
    catfight
  • :eye:
    Keeping an Eye On It
    Keeping an Eye On It
  • :demon:
    Demon
    Demon
  • :rant:
    rant
    rant
  • :sushi:
    Sushi
    Sushi
  • :soapbox:
    soapbox
    soapbox
  • :poot:
    Gas Troubles
    Gas Troubles
  • :bull:
    Bull
    Bull
  • :run:
    I'm outta here!
    I'm outta here!
  • :draw:
    Quick Draw McGraw
    Quick Draw McGraw
  • :thud:
    thud
    thud
  • :bigtongue:
    Big Tongue
    Big Tongue
  • :scissors:
    Scissors
    Scissors
  • :bs:
    Bs
    Bs
  • :thudpile:
    Thudpile
    Thudpile
  • :panda:
    Panda Bear
    Panda Bear
  • :brains:
    Zombie
    Zombie
  • :rip:
    Rip
    Rip
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :laugh:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :pirate:
    Pirate1
    Pirate1
  • :henny:
    Henny
    Henny
  • :poop:
    Poop
    Poop
  • :pegasus:
    Pegasus
    Pegasus
  • :puppykisses:
    Puppykisses
    Puppykisses
  • :twocents:
    Twocents
    Twocents
  • :lipssealed:
    Lipssealed
    Lipssealed
  • :chillpill:
    Chillpill
    Chillpill
  • :hmm:
    Hmmm
    Hmmm
  • :king:
    King
    King
  • :hifive:
    Hifive
    Hifive
  • :alcoholic:
    Alcoholic
    Alcoholic
  • :puppy:
    Puppy
    Puppy
  • :brainbleach:
    Brainbleach
    Brainbleach
  • :monkey:
    Monkey
    Monkey
  • :flower:
    Aunt Flower
    Aunt Flower
  • :afro:
    Afro
    Afro
  • :radar:
    Radar
    Radar
  • :foot:
    Foot In Mouth
    Foot In Mouth
  • :alien:
    Alien
    Alien
  • :skittles:
    Skittles
    Skittles
  • :flamed:
    Flamed
    Flamed
  • :headache:
    Headache
    Headache
  • :pizza:
    Pizza
    Pizza
  • :kitten:
    Kitten
    Kitten
  • :bigeyes:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :tbear:
    Skunk
    Skunk
  • :liar:
    Liar
    Liar
  • :bounce:
    Bounce
    Bounce
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :bunny:
    Bunny
    Bunny
  • :yinyang:
    Yinyang
    Yinyang
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :beercheer:
    Beercheer
    Beercheer
  • :gobblecheese:
    Gobblecheese
    Gobblecheese
  • :bottomsup:
    Toast2
    Toast2
  • :justy:
    Justy
    Justy
  • :queen:
    Queen
    Queen
  • :pinktongue:
    Pinktongue
    Pinktongue
  • :ale:
    Ale
    Ale
  • :coffee:
    Got Coffee?
    Got Coffee?
  • :mail:
    Mail
    Mail
  • :meditate:
    Meditate
    Meditate
  • :golf:
    Golf
    Golf
  • :knitfrog:
    Knitfrog
    Knitfrog
  • :mrt:
    Mr T
    Mr T
  • :chocolate:
    Chocolate
    Chocolate
  • :crush:
    Crush
    Crush
  • :heartbeat
    Heartbeat
    Heartbeat
  • :smack:
    Smack
    Smack
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :shocked:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :waltz:
    Waltz
    Waltz
  • :gift:
    Gift
    Gift
  • :cake:
    Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday
  • :wail:
    Wailing
    Wailing
  • :scared:
    Scared
    Scared
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :smooch:
    Smooch Attack
    Smooch Attack
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :hooched:
    Hooched
    Hooched
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :cookie:
    Cookie
    Cookie
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :undecided
    Undecided
    Undecided
  • :sun:
    Sunshine
    Sunshine
  • :wethree:
    We Three Dancers
    We Three Dancers
  • :Star:
    Star
    Star
  • :writer:
    Literary Artist
    Literary Artist
  • :ponder:
    Thinking
    Thinking
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :boxer:
    Boxer
    Boxer
  • :karma:
    Good Karma
    Good Karma
  • :argue:
    Hey!
    Hey!
  • :oops:
    Oops
    Oops
  • :twisted:
    Twisted
    Twisted
  • :blueeek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :silly:
    Silly
    Silly
  • :karma2:
    Bad Karma
    Bad Karma
  • :wannabe:
    wannabe angel
    wannabe angel
  • :brickwall
    Brick Wall
    Brick Wall
  • :hatchet:
    Hatchet
    Hatchet
  • :graduate:
    Graduate
    Graduate
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :grouphug:
    Grouphug
    Grouphug
  • :surprise:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :dizzy:
    Dizzy
    Dizzy
  • :sad
    Sad
    Sad
  • :flasher:
    Flasher
    Flasher
  • :!:
    Exclaimation
    Exclaimation
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :deal:
    Deal
    Deal
  • :suspect:
    Suspect
    Suspect
  • :uhh:
    Uhh
    Uhh
  • :flowers:
    Flowers
    Flowers
  • :shake:
    Shake
    Shake
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :inlove:
    Inlove
    Inlove
  • :sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :ohmy:
    Oh My!
    Oh My!
  • :frog:
    Frog
    Frog
  • :disbelief
    Disbelief
    Disbelief
  • :boohoo:
    Boohoo
    Boohoo
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :grin:
    Grin
    Grin
  • :puke:
    Puke
    Puke
  • :mad
    Mad
    Mad
  • :rockerdud
    Rocker On
    Rocker On
  • :nono:
    Nono
    Nono
  • :rollin:
    Rollin
    Rollin
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :misskim:
    Hilarious
    Hilarious
  • :waving:
    Waving
    Waving
  • :cloud9:
    Cloud9
    Cloud9
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :jestor:
    Jestor
    Jestor
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :hollie:
    'Nanner
    'Nanner
  • :blushing:
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :tongue:
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :coolblue:
    Cool Blue
    Cool Blue
  • :roll:
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • :bowtome:
    Bowtome
    Bowtome
  • :bluesmile
    Blue Smile
    Blue Smile
  • :smirk:
    Smirk
    Smirk
  • :gabigrin:
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :redgrin:
    Redbiggrin
    Redbiggrin
  • :grnbiggri
    Grnbiggrin
    Grnbiggrin
  • :bluebiggr
    Blue Big Grin
    Blue Big Grin
  • :xmas:
    Xmas
    Xmas
  • :wacko:
    Wacko
    Wacko
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbsup
    Thumbsup
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :toofers:
    Toofers
    Toofers
  • :face:
    Face
    Face
  • :crazyq:
    Crazy Queenie
    Crazy Queenie