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
  • Standard Smilies
  • :)
    Happy
    Happy
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :ermm:
    Ermm
    Ermm
  • :depressed
    Depressed
    Depressed
  • :devious:
    Devious
    Devious
  • :lick:
    Lick
    Lick
  • :mad2:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :nervous:
    Nervous
    Nervous
  • :tired:
    Tired
    Tired
  • :dis:
    Disappointed
    Disappointed
  • :grin:
    Grin
    Grin
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :ponder:
    Ponder
    Ponder
  • :para:
    Paranoid
    Paranoid
  • :roll:
    Rolling
    Rolling
  • :gig:
    Giggle
    Giggle
  • :whistle:
    Whistle
    Whistle
  • :ban:
    Bananna
    Bananna
  • :speechles
    Speechless
    Speechless
  • :emb:
    Emabarrassed
    Emabarrassed
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :bored:
    Bored
    Bored
  • :beer:
    Smile Beer
    Smile Beer
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :hammer:
    Smile Hammer
    Smile Hammer
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :zzz:
    Snooze
    Snooze
  • :uzi:
    Uzi
    Uzi
  • :p:
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :dead:
    Dead
    Dead
  • :pout:
    Pout
    Pout
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :think:
    Think
    Think
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :cross:
    Cross Eyed
    Cross Eyed
  • :suprised:
    Suprised
    Suprised
  • :knock:
    Knocked Out
    Knocked Out
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :wail:
    Wail
    Wail
  • :lex:
    Perplexed
    Perplexed
  • :sleep:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :smile:
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :silly:
    Silly
    Silly
  • :cheeky:
    Cheeky
    Cheeky
  • :computer:
    Mad Computer
    Mad Computer
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!