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
  • :patrol:
    Troll Patrol
    Troll Patrol
  • :applause
    applause
    applause
  • :eyebrows:
    Eyebrows
    Eyebrows
  • :spam:
    No Spam
    No Spam
  • :horse:
    deadhorse
    deadhorse
  • shudder:
    shudder
    shudder
  • :pumpkin:
    Pumpkin
    Pumpkin
  • :agape:
    Astounded
    Astounded
  • :cheer:
    cheerleader
    cheerleader
  • :violin:
    violin
    violin
  • :happydance:
    Happy Dance
    Happy Dance
  • :toast:
    Toast
    Toast
  • :knuckle:
    Knuckle Dragger
    Knuckle Dragger
  • :cheese:
    cheese
    cheese
  • :wigtongue
    Wiggle Tongue
    Wiggle Tongue
  • :bow:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :beerchug:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :luke:
    Light Saber
    Light Saber
  • :popcorn:
    popcorn
    popcorn
  • :disco:
    Disco Nanner
    Disco Nanner
  • :whistle:
    whistling
    whistling
  • :joy:
    Leaping for Joy
    Leaping for Joy
  • :shrug:
    Shrug
    Shrug
  • :guns:
    Terminator
    Terminator
  • :lala:
    lalala
    lalala
  • :google:
    Google
    Google
  • :demon:
    Demon
    Demon
  • :yumm:
    Mealtime
    Mealtime
  • :couch:
    couch
    couch
  • :spitting:
    spitting
    spitting
  • :slap:
    catfight
    catfight
  • :disgust:
    Disgust
    Disgust
  • :eye:
    Keeping an Eye On It
    Keeping an Eye On It
  • :draw:
    Quick Draw McGraw
    Quick Draw McGraw
  • :steam
    steam
    steam
  • :stirpot:
    Stir the Pot
    Stir the Pot
  • :bull:
    Bull
    Bull
  • :taz:
    Taz Rant
    Taz Rant
  • :rant:
    rant
    rant
  • :run:
    I'm outta here!
    I'm outta here!
  • :blossom:
    Blossom
    Blossom
  • :whip:
    Crack That Whip
    Crack That Whip
  • :magic:
    magic
    magic
  • :pray:
    pray-er
    pray-er
  • :thud:
    thud
    thud
  • :rolling:
    Upside-down
    Upside-down
  • :bigtongue:
    Big Tongue
    Big Tongue
  • :knit:
    knitter
    knitter
  • :sushi:
    Sushi
    Sushi
  • :soapbox:
    soapbox
    soapbox
  • :doh:
    doh
    doh
  • :tmi:
    Too Much Info
    Too Much Info
  • :poot:
    Gas Troubles
    Gas Troubles
  • :agree:
    Agree
    Agree
  • :pins:
    Sticking Pins
    Sticking Pins
  • :ale:
    Ale
    Ale
  • :meditate:
    Meditate
    Meditate
  • :knitfrog:
    Knitfrog
    Knitfrog
  • :radar:
    Radar
    Radar
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :crush:
    Crush
    Crush
  • :mail:
    Mail
    Mail
  • :golf:
    Golf
    Golf
  • :afro:
    Afro
    Afro
  • :bs:
    Bs
    Bs
  • :panda:
    Panda Bear
    Panda Bear
  • :coffee:
    Got Coffee?
    Got Coffee?
  • :scissors:
    Scissors
    Scissors
  • :thudpile:
    Thudpile
    Thudpile
  • :pizza:
    Pizza
    Pizza
  • :foot:
    Foot In Mouth
    Foot In Mouth
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :pirate:
    Pirate1
    Pirate1
  • :yinyang:
    Yinyang
    Yinyang
  • :pegasus:
    Pegasus
    Pegasus
  • :laugh:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :henny:
    Henny
    Henny
  • :bunny:
    Bunny
    Bunny
  • :alcoholic:
    Alcoholic
    Alcoholic
  • :lipssealed:
    Lipssealed
    Lipssealed
  • :hmm:
    Hmmm
    Hmmm
  • :queen:
    Queen
    Queen
  • :puppykisses:
    Puppykisses
    Puppykisses
  • :chillpill:
    Chillpill
    Chillpill
  • :brainbleach:
    Brainbleach
    Brainbleach
  • :flower:
    Aunt Flower
    Aunt Flower
  • :chocolate:
    Chocolate
    Chocolate
  • :puppy:
    Puppy
    Puppy
  • :monkey:
    Monkey
    Monkey
  • :mrt:
    Mr T
    Mr T
  • :alien:
    Alien
    Alien
  • :flamed:
    Flamed
    Flamed
  • :rip:
    Rip
    Rip
  • :kitten:
    Kitten
    Kitten
  • :skittles:
    Skittles
    Skittles
  • :headache:
    Headache
    Headache
  • :brains:
    Zombie
    Zombie
  • :liar:
    Liar
    Liar
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :poop:
    Poop
    Poop
  • :tbear:
    Skunk
    Skunk
  • :bounce:
    Bounce
    Bounce
  • :beercheer:
    Beercheer
    Beercheer
  • :bottomsup:
    Toast2
    Toast2
  • :hifive:
    Hifive
    Hifive
  • :bigeyes:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :pinktongue:
    Pinktongue
    Pinktongue
  • :twocents:
    Twocents
    Twocents
  • :gobblecheese:
    Gobblecheese
    Gobblecheese
  • :justy:
    Justy
    Justy
  • :king:
    King
    King
  • :smack:
    Smack
    Smack
  • :heartbeat
    Heartbeat
    Heartbeat
  • :gift:
    Gift
    Gift
  • :shocked:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :waltz:
    Waltz
    Waltz
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :scared:
    Scared
    Scared
  • :cake:
    Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday
  • :wail:
    Wailing
    Wailing
  • :smooch:
    Smooch Attack
    Smooch Attack
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :cookie:
    Cookie
    Cookie
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :hooched:
    Hooched
    Hooched
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :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
  • :oops:
    Oops
    Oops
  • :twisted:
    Twisted
    Twisted
  • :argue:
    Hey!
    Hey!
  • :karma:
    Good Karma
    Good Karma
  • :boxer:
    Boxer
    Boxer
  • :karma2:
    Bad Karma
    Bad Karma
  • :blueeek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :wannabe:
    wannabe angel
    wannabe angel
  • :silly:
    Silly
    Silly
  • :hatchet:
    Hatchet
    Hatchet
  • :brickwall
    Brick Wall
    Brick Wall
  • :graduate:
    Graduate
    Graduate
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :surprise:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :grouphug:
    Grouphug
    Grouphug
  • :sad
    Sad
    Sad
  • :dizzy:
    Dizzy
    Dizzy
  • :flasher:
    Flasher
    Flasher
  • :!:
    Exclaimation
    Exclaimation
  • :deal:
    Deal
    Deal
  • :uhh:
    Uhh
    Uhh
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :suspect:
    Suspect
    Suspect
  • :flowers:
    Flowers
    Flowers
  • :ohmy:
    Oh My!
    Oh My!
  • :sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :shake:
    Shake
    Shake
  • :inlove:
    Inlove
    Inlove
  • :disbelief
    Disbelief
    Disbelief
  • :boohoo:
    Boohoo
    Boohoo
  • :frog:
    Frog
    Frog
  • :grin:
    Grin
    Grin
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :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