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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
  • :oldguy:
    Old guy
    Old guy
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    mad
    mad
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :eyebrow:
    eyebrow
    eyebrow
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :clap:
    clap
    clap
  • :speechless:
    speechless
    speechless
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :cheers:
    cheers
    cheers
  • :sigh:
    Sigh
    Sigh
  • :hi5:
    High 5
    High 5
  • :smoking:
    smoking
    smoking
  • :rock:
    rock on
    rock on
  • :violin:
    violin
    violin
  • :horse:
    dead horse
    dead horse
  • :ohno:
    oh no
    oh no
  • :up:
    Thumbs up
    Thumbs up
  • :down:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :bla:
    bla
    bla
  • :crazy:
    crazy
    crazy
  • :sad2:
    Sad 2
    Sad 2
  • :bang:
    bang head
    bang head
  • :worthy:
    not worthy
    not worthy
  • :no:
    no
    no
  • :nod:
    nod
    nod
  • :pity:
    pity
    pity
  • :laugh:
    laugh
    laugh
  • :shush:
    shush
    shush
  • :silly:
    silly
    silly
  • :sleep:
    sleeping
    sleeping
  • :whistle:
    whistle
    whistle
  • :offtopic:
    offtopic
    offtopic
  • :surrender:
    surrender
    surrender
  • :censored:
    censored
    censored
  • :superman:
    Superman
    Superman
  • :bow:
    bow
    bow
  • :cricket:
    Cricket
    Cricket
  • :drool:
    drool
    drool
  • :faint:
    faint
    faint
  • :hide:
    hide
    hide
  • :laugh2:
    laugh2
    laugh2
  • :guns:
    guns
    guns
  • :badidea:
    bad idea
    bad idea
  • :dance:
    dance
    dance
  • :dance2:
    dance2
    dance2
  • :love:
    love
    love
  • :rimshot:
    rimshot
    rimshot
  • :cheer:
    Cheer
    Cheer
  • :injury:
    Injured
    Injured
  • :ouch:
    Ouch
    Ouch
  • :drunk:
    Drunk
    Drunk
  • :shrug:
    Shrug
    Shrug
  • :9/11:
    9/11
    9/11
  • :flag:
    Flag
    Flag
  • :moon:
    moon
    moon
  • :bs:
    bs
    bs
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :jumpy:
    Jumpy
    Jumpy
  • :puke:
    Puke
    Puke
  • :punish:
    punish
    punish
  • :burn:
    burn
    burn
  • :win:
    win
    win
  • :catfight:
    cat fight
    cat fight
  • :phew:
    phew
    phew
  • :crying:
    crying
    crying
  • :facepalm:
    Facepalm
    Facepalm
  • :lift:
    Lift
    Lift
  • :hope:
    Hope
    Hope
  • Sport Smilies
  • :touchdown:
    Touchdown
    Touchdown
  • :k:
    Strikeout
    Strikeout
  • :penalty:
    Penalty Box
    Penalty Box
  • :referee:
    Football Referee
    Football Referee
  • :hat-tip:
    Tip of the Hat
    Tip of the Hat
  • :olympics:
    Olympics
    Olympics
  • :helmet:
    Football Helmet
    Football Helmet
  • :tennis:
    Tennis Swing
    Tennis Swing
  • :faceoff:
    Faceoff
    Faceoff
  • :swing-miss:
    Swing and a Miss
    Swing and a Miss
  • :pumping-iron:
    Lifting Weights
    Lifting Weights
  • :knockout:
    Knockout
    Knockout
  • :soccer-head-juggle:
    Bouncing on Head
    Bouncing on Head
  • :layup:
    Layup
    Layup
  • :catch:
    Baseball Catch
    Baseball Catch
  • :slapshot:
    Slapshot
    Slapshot
  • :juggle:
    Soccer Ball Juggle
    Soccer Ball Juggle
  • :biking:
    Biking
    Biking
  • :situps:
    Situps
    Situps
  • :body-check:
    Body Check
    Body Check
  • :ballspinning:
    Spinning Basketball
    Spinning Basketball
  • :running:
    Running
    Running
  • :fight:
    Hockey Fight
    Hockey Fight
  • :basehit:
    Base Hit
    Base Hit
  • :around-the-world:
    Around the world
    Around the world
  • :tee-off:
    Tee Off
    Tee Off
  • :yellowcard:
    Yellow Card
    Yellow Card
  • :redcard:
    Red card
    Red card
  • :finishline:
    Finish Line
    Finish Line
  • :towel-wave:
    Wave Towel
    Wave Towel
  • :racing:
    Racing
    Racing
  • :fieldgoal:
    Field Goal
    Field Goal
  • :box:
    box
    box