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 Avatars
  • :dog:
    Dog
    Dog
  • :pirate:
    Pirate
    Pirate
  • :paint:
    Paint
    Paint
  • :what:
    What?
    What?
  • :starwars
    Star Wars
    Star Wars
  • :cat:
    Cat
    Cat
  • :moon:
    Moon
    Moon
  • (Y)
    Yeah
    Yeah
  • :surrend
    Surrender
    Surrender
  • :\
    Hmm
    Hmm
  • :x
    Sick
    Sick
  • :camera:
    Camera
    Camera
  • :argue:
    Argue
    Argue
  • :doctor:
    Doctor
    Doctor
  • :pinch:
    Pinch
    Pinch
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :doh:
    Doh!
    Doh!
  • :evil:
    evil
    evil
  • :mobile:
    Mobile
    Mobile
  • (N)
    Nah
    Nah
  • :walkman
    Walkman
    Walkman
  • :spam2:
    Spam 2
    Spam 2
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :rose:
    Flower
    Flower
  • :pepsi:
    Pepsi
    Pepsi
  • :alien:
    Alien
    Alien
  • :dj:
    DJ
    DJ
  • :phone:
    Phone
    Phone
  • :x:
    No X
    No X
  • :spinning:
    Spinning
    Spinning
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :sweat:
    Sweat
    Sweat
  • :happybday
    Happy Birthday!
    Happy Birthday!
  • :cake:
    Cake
    Cake
  • :happy:
    Happy
    Happy
  • :shy:
    Shy
    Shy
  • :chatter:
    Chatter
    Chatter
  • :jennifer:
    Jennifer
    Jennifer
  • :fro:
    Fro
    Fro
  • :spam:
    Spam
    Spam
  • :pc:
    PC
    PC
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :blackhat
    Black Hat
    Black Hat
  • :ban:
    Ban?
    Ban?
  • :lol:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :sun:
    Sun
    Sun
  • :offtopic
    Off Topic!
    Off Topic!
  • :brokenhea
    Broken Heart
    Broken Heart
  • :fun:
    Fun
    Fun
  • :omfg:
    Shocking
    Shocking
  • :flex:
    Flex
    Flex
  • :dancing:
    Dancee
    Dancee
  • :56k:
    56k
    56k
  • (6)
    Devil
    Devil
  • :passifier
    Passifier
    Passifier
  • ;)
    ;)
    ;)
  • :yuck:
    Yuck
    Yuck
  • :transform
    Transformer
    Transformer
  • :jump:
    Jump
    Jump
  • :star:
    Star
    Star
  • :clown:
    Clown
    Clown
  • :book:
    Book
    Book
  • :movie:
    Movie
    Movie
  • :shifty:
    Shifty
    Shifty
  • :popcorn
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :icecream:
    Ice cream
    Ice cream
  • :hil:
    Hilary Duff
    Hilary Duff
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :geek:
    Geek
    Geek
  • :whistle:
    Whistle
    Whistle
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :innocent:
    Innocent
    Innocent
  • :spell:
    Spell
    Spell
  • :censor
    Censored
    Censored
  • :boo:
    Boo
    Boo
  • :erm:
    Ermm
    Ermm
  • :santa:
    Santa
    Santa
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :nahnahnah
    Nah nah nah
    Nah nah nah
  • :spidey:
    Spider-man
    Spider-man
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :omg:
    Oh My
    Oh My
  • :wacko:
    Wacko
    Wacko
  • :xmas:
    Xmas
    Xmas
  • :huh:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :blah:
    Talking
    Talking
  • :beta:
    Beta
    Beta
  • :$
    Blush
    Blush
  • :email:
    EMail
    EMail
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :box:
    Box
    Box
  • :bounce:
    Many bounce
    Many bounce
  • :wink2:
    wink2
    wink2
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :noexpress
    No Expression
    No Expression
  • :w00t:
    w00t
    w00t
  • :tyty:
    TyTy
    TyTy
  • :kiss:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :)
    Happy
    Happy
  • :batman:
    Batman
    Batman
  • :blink:
    Blink
    Blink
  • :dry:
    Dry
    Dry
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll eyes
    Roll eyes
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :miranda:
    Miranda
    Miranda
  • :tounge2:
    tounge2
    tounge2
  • :coffee:
    Coffee
    Coffee
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :unsure:
    Unsure
    Unsure
  • :unsure
    Unsure
    Unsure
  • :}:
    Hug Girl
    Hug Girl
  • :sleep:
    Sleppy
    Sleppy
  • :toot:
    Toot!
    Toot!
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :drool:
    Drool
    Drool
  • :angry:
    Real Mad
    Real Mad
  • :hammer:
    Hammer
    Hammer
  • :giverose:
    Rose
    Rose
  • :cool2:
    cool2
    cool2
  • :cloud9:
    Cloud 9
    Cloud 9
  • :ninja:
    Ninja
    Ninja
  • =]
    =]
    =]
  • :flower:
    Flower 2
    Flower 2
  • :{:
    Hug Dude
    Hug Dude
  • :sleeping:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :jawdrop
    Jaw Dropped
    Jaw Dropped
  • :{
    Bat
    Bat
  • :dontgetit
    Dont get it
    Dont get it
  • :punk:
    Punk
    Punk
  • :rockband:
    Rock Band
    Rock Band
  • :bow:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :confused2
    Confused 2
    Confused 2
  • :clock:
    Clock
    Clock
  • :music:
    Music
    Music
  • :p
    :P
    :P
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :hug:
    Hug
    Hug
  • :argg:
    Argg
    Argg
  • :silence:
    Silence
    Silence
  • :?
    ASL
    ASL