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
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :*(
    Cry
    Cry
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :lol:
    LOL
    LOL
  • :mrgreen:
    Mr. Green
    Mr. Green
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :surprised:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :twisted:
    Twisted
    Twisted
  • :->:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :!:
    Exclaim
    Exclaim
  • Chat Smilies
  • :baby:
    Baby
    Baby
  • :hound:
    Dog
    Dog
  • :heart:
    Love
    Love
  • :ring:
    Phone
    Phone
  • :grin:
    Grin
    Grin
  • :shock:
    Shock
    Shock
  • :red:
    Embarrassed
    Embarrassed
  • :football:
    football
    football
  • :roll:
    Roll
    Roll
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :weep:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :happy:
    Happy
    Happy
  • :huh:
    Sprite 151
    Sprite 151
  • :tsk:
    Tsk-tsk
    Tsk-tsk
  • :laughing:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :whatevs:
    Sprite 97
    Sprite 97
  • :skull:
    Skull
    Skull
  • :whistle:
    Whistle
    Whistle
  • :thumbs up:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :blue:
    blue
    blue
  • :shock:
    Shock
    Shock
  • :faint:
    Faint
    Faint
  • :take:
    Double-take
    Double-take
  • :kiss:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :cat:
    Cat
    Cat