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