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