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
  • :clapping:
    Clapping
    Clapping
  • :bow:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :smooch:
    Smooch
    Smooch
  • :confused:
    Confused?
    Confused?
  • :hungry:
    Hungry
    Hungry
  • :spam:
    Spam
    Spam
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :bouncefire:
    Bouncefire
    Bouncefire
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :nono:
    Nono
    Nono
  • :slurp:
    Yummy
    Yummy
  • :bounce:
    Bounce
    Bounce
  • :sleepy:
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :gun:
    Gun
    Gun
  • :nobuaya:
    Nobuaya
    Nobuaya
  • :weep:
    Weep
    Weep
  • :shades:
    Bigglasses
    Bigglasses
  • :sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :goodluck:
    Goodluck
    Goodluck
  • :makeup:
    Makeup
    Makeup
  • :box:
    Uppercut
    Uppercut
  • :argue:
    Argue
    Argue
  • :slapforehead:
    Slapforehead
    Slapforehead
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :giddy:
    Giddy
    Giddy
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :cheeky:
    Cheeky
    Cheeky
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :sian:
    Sian2
    Sian2
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :faint:
    Faint
    Faint
  • :cry:
    Crying
    Crying
  • :P
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • o_O
    Sian
    Sian
  • :dozed:
    Dozeoff
    Dozeoff
  • :dot:
    Dots
    Dots
  • :thumb:
    Thumbsup
    Thumbsup
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :shy:
    Shy
    Shy
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :pity:
    Pity
    Pity
  • :thirsty:
    Thirsty
    Thirsty
  • :puke:
    Puke
    Puke
  • :pray:
    Pray
    Pray
  • :deal:
    Deal
    Deal
  • :cheer:
    Cheerleade
    Cheerleade
  • :sweat:
    Sweat
    Sweat
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :lovestruck:
    Lovestruck
    Lovestruck
  • :popcorn:
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :btw:
    Btw
    Btw
  • :sorry:
    Sorry
    Sorry
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :offtopic:
    Offtopic
    Offtopic
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!