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
  • :wow:
    Wow
    Wow
  • :clapup:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :oh:
    Oh
    Oh
  • :zzz:
    Zzz
    Zzz
  • :basketball:
    Basketball
    Basketball
  • :shakehands:
    Shake Hands
    Shake Hands
  • :!:
    !
    !
  • :nono:
    No No
    No No
  • :yo:
    Yo
    Yo
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :idoit:
    Idoit
    Idoit
  • :smoking:
    Smoking
    Smoking
  • :opps:
    Opps
    Opps
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :ok:
    Ok
    Ok
  • :scare:
    Scare
    Scare
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :eating:
    Eating
    Eating
  • :thumbup2:
    Thumb up
    Thumb up
  • :hi:
    Hi
    Hi
  • :shrr:
    Shrr
    Shrr
  • :coolsign:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :toast:
    Toast
    Toast
  • :bye:
    Bye bye
    Bye bye
  • :r&r:
    Rock&Roll
    Rock&Roll
  • :huh:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :eeksign:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :surprised:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :smile2:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :shifty:
    Shifty
    Shifty
  • :thanks:
    Thanks
    Thanks
  • :wonder:
    Wonder
    Wonder
  • :byesign:
    Bye
    Bye
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :cool2:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :clap:
    Clapping
    Clapping
  • :arg:
    Arg
    Arg
  • :argue:
    Argue
    Argue
  • :huhsign:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :lipssealed:
    Lipssealed
    Lipssealed
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :thumbup:
    Thumbup
    Thumbup
  • :thumbup1:
    Thumb up
    Thumb up
  • :ugh:
    ugh
    ugh
  • :drinking:
    Drinking
    Drinking
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :thumbdown:
    Thumb down
    Thumb down
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :sleepy:
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • :@
    Cursing
    Cursing
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :sweatdrop:
    Sweatdrop
    Sweatdrop
  • :what:
    What
    What
  • :peace:
    Peace
    Peace
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :laughing:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :surrender:
    Surrender
    Surrender
  • :yelling:
    Yelling
    Yelling
  • :duh:
    Duh
    Duh
  • :thumbdown2:
    Thumb Down
    Thumb Down
  • :jk:
    Jk
    Jk
  • :wacko:
    Wacko
    Wacko
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :clover:
    Clover
    Clover
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry