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
  • :arg:
    Arg
    Arg
  • :argue:
    Argue
    Argue
  • :huhsign:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :lipssealed:
    Lipssealed
    Lipssealed
  • :thumbup:
    Thumbup
    Thumbup
  • :thumbup1:
    Thumb up
    Thumb up
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :ugh:
    ugh
    ugh
  • :drinking:
    Drinking
    Drinking
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :thumbdown:
    Thumb down
    Thumb down
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :sleepy:
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • :sweatdrop:
    Sweatdrop
    Sweatdrop
  • :@
    Cursing
    Cursing
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :what:
    What
    What
  • :peace:
    Peace
    Peace
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :laughing:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :yelling:
    Yelling
    Yelling
  • :surrender:
    Surrender
    Surrender
  • :duh:
    Duh
    Duh
  • :thumbdown2:
    Thumb Down
    Thumb Down
  • :jk:
    Jk
    Jk
  • :wacko:
    Wacko
    Wacko
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :clover:
    Clover
    Clover
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :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
  • :eating:
    Eating
    Eating
  • :thumbup2:
    Thumb up
    Thumb up
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :hi:
    Hi
    Hi
  • :shrr:
    Shrr
    Shrr
  • :coolsign:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :toast:
    Toast
    Toast
  • :bye:
    Bye bye
    Bye bye
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :r&r:
    Rock&Roll
    Rock&Roll
  • :huh:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :eeksign:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :surprised:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :smile2:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :shifty:
    Shifty
    Shifty
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :thanks:
    Thanks
    Thanks
  • :wonder:
    Wonder
    Wonder
  • :byesign:
    Bye
    Bye
  • :cool2:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :clap:
    Clapping
    Clapping
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry