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
  • Emotions
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Unhappy
    Unhappy
  • :happy:
    Happy
    Happy
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :P
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :ahoy:
    Ahoy
    Ahoy
  • :D
    Grin
    Grin
  • :S
    Confused
    Confused
  • :@
    Mad
    Mad
  • :'(
    Cry
    Cry
  • :$
    Blush
    Blush
  • :8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :O
    Surprise
    Surprise
  • @D
    Evil Grin
    Evil Grin
  • :roll:
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • :sick:
    sick
    sick
  • :}
    Waii
    Waii
  • Other
  • :cc:
    Cup cake
    Cup cake
  • :horse:
    Flirt
    Flirt
  • :pirate:
    Pirate
    Pirate
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :ninja:
    ninja
    ninja
  • :flower:
    rose
    rose
  • :2c:
    Two cents
    Two cents
  • :up:
    Thumbs up
    Thumbs up
  • :break:
    Broken Heart
    Broken Heart
  • :coffee:
    coffee
    coffee
  • :down:
    Thumbs down
    Thumbs down
  • +)
    Clown
    Clown
  • :cookie:
    nom nom
    nom nom
  • :soapbox:
    Soapbox
    Soapbox
  • :Popcorn:
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :loveyou:
    Love
    Love
  • :bear:
    Teddy
    Teddy
  • :depress:
    Depressed
    Depressed
  • :tophat:
    Tophat
    Tophat
  • :yoda:
    Wise
    Wise
  • :awk:
    Awkward flamingo
    Awkward flamingo
  • :homer:
    Slow
    Slow
  • :wine:
    Wine
    Wine
  • Old Smilies
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :sob:
    sob
    sob
  • :love:
    love
    love
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :evil:
    evil
    evil
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :dodgy:
    dodgy
    dodgy
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :uk:
    uk
    uk
  • :grouphug:
    group hug
    group hug
  • :cat:
    alicat
    alicat
  • :natar:
    Natar
    Natar
  • :gaul:
    Gaul
    Gaul
  • :roman:
    Roman
    Roman
  • :teuton:
    Teuton
    Teuton
  • Christmas Smileys
  • :wreath:
    Wreath
    Wreath
  • :star:
    Star
    Star
  • :santa:
    Santa
    Santa
  • :present:
    Present
    Present
  • :tree:
    Xmas Tree
    Xmas Tree
  • :gingerbread:
    Gingerbread Man
    Gingerbread Man
  • :elf:
    Elf
    Elf
  • :candy:
    Candy Cane
    Candy Cane
  • :baul:
    BaulBaul
    BaulBaul
  • :skull:
    Skull
    Skull
  • :worm:
    Holly Worm
    Holly Worm
  • :snowman:
    Snowman
    Snowman
  • :stocking:
    Stocking
    Stocking
  • :holly:
    Holly
    Holly
  • :grinch:
    Grinch
    Grinch
  • :rudolph:
    Rudolph
    Rudolph
  • :crack:
    BaulBaul
    BaulBaul
  • :reindeer:
    Reindeer
    Reindeer
  • :sleigh:
    Sleigh
    Sleigh
  • :mistletoe:
    Mistletoe
    Mistletoe