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