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