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