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
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • %O
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • %D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • %p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :wakeup:
    Wakeup
    Wakeup
  • :sleepy:
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • :stick:
    Stick
    Stick
  • :spam:
    Spam
    Spam
  • Emoticons
  • :merlin:
    Merlin
    Merlin
  • :smack:
    Smack
    Smack
  • :applause:
    Applause
    Applause
  • :pope:
    Pope
    Pope
  • :drunk:
    Drunk
    Drunk
  • :cheerio:
    Cheerio
    Cheerio
  • :notagain:
    Notagain
    Notagain
  • :cowboy:
    Cowboy
    Cowboy
  • :cheerclink:
    Cheerclink
    Cheerclink
  • :sleeping:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :hug:
    Hug
    Hug
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :notworthy:
    Not Worthy
    Not Worthy
  • :thinking:
    Thinking
    Thinking
  • :biggrin:
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :duh:
    Duh
    Duh
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :dontknow:
    I Don't Know
    I Don't Know
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :atwitsend:
    At Wit's End
    At Wit's End
  • :coffee:
    Coffee
    Coffee
  • :biglaugh:
    Big Laugh
    Big Laugh
  • :surprise:
    Surprise
    Surprise
  • :notme:
    Not Me
    Not Me
  • :whew:
    Whew
    Whew
  • :icecool:
    Ice Cool
    Ice Cool
  • :nerd:
    Nerd
    Nerd
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :dancing:
    Dancing
    Dancing
  • :bateyelash:
    Batting Eye Lash
    Batting Eye Lash
  • :straightface:
    Straight Face
    Straight Face
  • :rollingeyes:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :smug:
    Smug
    Smug
  • :star:
    Star
    Star
  • :whistling:
    Whistling
    Whistling
  • :worried:
    Worried
    Worried
  • :pray:
    Pray
    Pray
  • :raisedeyebrow:
    Raised Eye Brow
    Raised Eye Brow
  • :sigh:
    Sigh
    Sigh
  • :reallyconfused:
    Really Confused
    Really Confused
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :silly:
    Silly
    Silly
  • :shameonyou:
    Shame On You
    Shame On You
  • :rockon:
    Rock On
    Rock On
  • :peacesign:
    Peace Sign
    Peace Sign
  • :wait:
    Wait
    Wait
  • :tsktsk:
    Tsk Tsk
    Tsk Tsk
  • :closeeyes:
    Close Eyes
    Close Eyes
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :heehee:
    Hee Hee
    Hee Hee
  • :nailbiting:
    Nail Biting
    Nail Biting
  • :moneyeye:
    Money Eye
    Money Eye
  • :hypnotized:
    Hypnotized
    Hypnotized
  • :feelingbeatup:
    Feeling Beat-Up
    Feeling Beat-Up
  • :loser:
    Loser
    Loser
  • :hurryup:
    Hurry Up
    Hurry Up
  • :naughty:
    Naughty
    Naughty