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
  • :lol:
    Chuckle
    Chuckle
  • :spin:
    Spin
    Spin
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :kiss:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :laugh:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :crazy:
    Crazy
    Crazy
  • :smoke:
    Smokey
    Smokey
  • :bye:
    Rest in pieces
    Rest in pieces
  • :usa:
    USA! USA!
    USA! USA!
  • :canada:
    Oh Canada...
    Oh Canada...
  • :butt:
    The moon at night...
    The moon at night...
  • :p
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :fire:
    Really, really mad
    Really, really mad
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :beer:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :hearts:
    Wookin' pa nub...
    Wookin' pa nub...
  • :help:
    In need of assistance
    In need of assistance
  • :eek2:
    Eek's Brother
    Eek's Brother
  • :wah:
    Waaaahhhhhh
    Waaaahhhhhh
  • :vamp:
    Vampire
    Vampire
  • :nanner:
    Nanner dance
    Nanner dance
  • :hurl:
    If you gotta spew...
    If you gotta spew...
  • :huh:
    Huh?
    Huh?
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :faint:
    Out for the count
    Out for the count
  • :beatup:
    Beatup
    Beatup
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :yippee:
    Yippee
    Yippee
  • :deadhorse:
    Dead Horse
    Dead Horse
  • :end:
    The End
    The End
  • :wooooo:
    Another Goal
    Another Goal
  • :jig:
    Jig
    Jig
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :ticked:
    Ticked Off
    Ticked Off
  • :toocool:
    Too Cool
    Too Cool
  • :wrong:
    Wrong Forum
    Wrong Forum
  • :yeah:
    Yeah That
    Yeah That