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
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :hmm:
    Shmm
    Shmm
  • :thumbsup:
    ThumbsUp
    ThumbsUp
  • :surrender:
    Surrender
    Surrender
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :drinks:
    Drinks
    Drinks
  • :pint:
    Pint
    Pint
  • :salute:
    Salute
    Salute
  • :medal:
    Medal
    Medal
  • :smack:
    Smack
    Smack
  • :singin:
    Singin
    Singin
  • :serious:
    Serious
    Serious
  • :eat:
    Eat
    Eat
  • :cheezy:
    Cheezy
    Cheezy
  • :thankyou:
    Thankyou
    Thankyou
  • :crash:
    Crash
    Crash
  • :guns:
    Guns A Blazin
    Guns A Blazin
  • :minis:
    Minis
    Minis
  • :please:
    Please
    Please
  • :fokker:
    Fokker
    Fokker
  • :envy:
    Envy
    Envy
  • :embarrass:
    Embarrass
    Embarrass
  • :camel:
    Camel
    Camel
  • :fixit:
    Fix it
    Fix it
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :pray:
    Pray
    Pray
  • :erk:
    Erk
    Erk
  • :money:
    Money
    Money
  • :puke:
    Puke
    Puke
  • :slysmile:
    Slysmile
    Slysmile
  • :hatsoff:
    Hatsoff
    Hatsoff
  • :takecover:
    Takecover
    Takecover
  • :dazed:
    Dazed
    Dazed
  • :FOK:
    G&t
    G&t
  • :wafangry:
    Wafangry
    Wafangry
  • :waf:
    Waf
    Waf
  • :sleep:
    Ssleep
    Ssleep
  • :test:
    Test
    Test
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :deadhorse:
    Beat the dead horse
    Beat the dead horse
  • :drunk:
    Drunk
    Drunk
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :lol:
    Happy
    Happy
  • :brickwal:
    Brick Wall
    Brick Wall
  • :boxing:
    Boxing
    Boxing
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment