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
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    eek
    eek
  • Imported Smilies
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :hppybdy:
    bday
    bday
  • :swear:
    angry
    angry
  • cl*p
    clapping
    clapping
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :biggrin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :w*w:
    wow
    wow
  • :crash:
    crash
    crash
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :lpy:
    loopy
    loopy
  • icon_welcome
    w*lc*me
    w*lc*me
  • :slp:
    sleeping
    sleeping
  • icon_whistling
    :wh*stl:
    :wh*stl:
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :mexwav:
    mexican wave
    mexican wave
  • :oops:
    oops
    oops
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :jmp2:
    jump
    jump
  • icon_nwunsure
    :hm*m*m:
    :hm*m*m:
  • :rotfl:
    rotfl
    rotfl
  • b*n*n*
    banana
    banana
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :dgwlk:
    dogwalk
    dogwalk
  • :thnx:
    thanks
    thanks
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :thnku:
    thannx
    thannx
  • :l*v:
    heartthrob
    heartthrob
  • h*lp
    help
    help
  • :drivecar:
    driving
    driving
  • :mona:
    silly monalisa
    silly monalisa
  • :cffee:
    coffee
    coffee
  • *ng*l
    angel
    angel
  • :-X
    Mad
    Mad
  • :updte:
    update
    update
  • icon_devil
    :devlish:
    :devlish:
  • :huh:
    what
    what
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :*nana:
    girlnana
    girlnana
  • :jmp:
    bouncer
    bouncer
  • :shifty:
    shifty
    shifty
  • :-p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :dogwlk:
    dogwalk2
    dogwalk2
  • :xfngr:
    crossed fingers
    crossed fingers
  • :paw:
    pawprint
    pawprint
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :*bay:
    eBay
    eBay
  • :winkct:
    winkcat
    winkcat
  • :rah:
    cheer
    cheer
  • cavtiny
    cavalier
    cavalier
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :luv:
    love
    love
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :snap:
    camera
    camera
  • :blabla:
    phone
    phone
  • :flwr:
    flowers
    flowers
  • :jump:
    jumpers
    jumpers
  • :bang:
    frustrated
    frustrated
  • :lotsaluv:
    much love
    much love
  • :thmbsup:
    thumbs up
    thumbs up
  • :shock:
    Shock
    Shock
  • :pi*no:
    pianodance
    pianodance
  • :d*g:
    little dog
    little dog
  • :wggle:
    wiggle
    wiggle
  • :cry*ing:
    crying
    crying
  • :*gh:
    ugh
    ugh
  • :yikes
    yikes
    yikes
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :xctly:
    exactly
    exactly
  • :c*t:
    cat
    cat
  • :hug:
    hug
    hug
  • :badgrin:
    Bad Grin
    Bad Grin
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :v*cuum:
    vacuum
    vacuum
  • :yuk:
    yucky
    yucky
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :grnyuk:
    eeew
    eeew
  • icon_blshing
    bl*sh*ng
    bl*sh*ng
  • :fool:
    fool
    fool
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :w**h**:
    woohoo
    woohoo
  • :sl*p:
    doh
    doh