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
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    eek
    eek
  • Imported Smilies
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :dgwlk:
    dogwalk
    dogwalk
  • :thnx:
    thanks
    thanks
  • :thnku:
    thannx
    thannx
  • :l*v:
    heartthrob
    heartthrob
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • h*lp
    help
    help
  • :drivecar:
    driving
    driving
  • :mona:
    silly monalisa
    silly monalisa
  • :cffee:
    coffee
    coffee
  • *ng*l
    angel
    angel
  • :updte:
    update
    update
  • icon_devil
    :devlish:
    :devlish:
  • :-X
    Mad
    Mad
  • :huh:
    what
    what
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :*nana:
    girlnana
    girlnana
  • :jmp:
    bouncer
    bouncer
  • :shifty:
    shifty
    shifty
  • :dogwlk:
    dogwalk2
    dogwalk2
  • :xfngr:
    crossed fingers
    crossed fingers
  • :-p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :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
  • :grnyuk:
    eeew
    eeew
  • icon_blshing
    bl*sh*ng
    bl*sh*ng
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :fool:
    fool
    fool
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :w**h**:
    woohoo
    woohoo
  • :sl*p:
    doh
    doh
  • :hppybdy:
    bday
    bday
  • :swear:
    angry
    angry
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • cl*p
    clapping
    clapping
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :biggrin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :w*w:
    wow
    wow
  • :crash:
    crash
    crash
  • :lpy:
    loopy
    loopy
  • icon_welcome
    w*lc*me
    w*lc*me
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :slp:
    sleeping
    sleeping
  • icon_whistling
    :wh*stl:
    :wh*stl:
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :mexwav:
    mexican wave
    mexican wave
  • :oops:
    oops
    oops
  • :jmp2:
    jump
    jump
  • icon_nwunsure
    :hm*m*m:
    :hm*m*m:
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :rotfl:
    rotfl
    rotfl
  • b*n*n*
    banana
    banana