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
  • :jawdrop:
    Jawdrop
    Jawdrop
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :phew:
    Phew
    Phew
  • :cry:
    cry
    cry
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :$
    Embarrased
    Embarrased
  • :thumbdown:
    Thumb Down
    Thumb Down
  • :crazy:
    Crazy
    Crazy
  • :doh:
    Doh
    Doh
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • :no-no:
    No-no
    No-no
  • :thinks:
    Thoughtful
    Thoughtful
  • :yay:
    Yay!
    Yay!
  • :thumbs-up:
    Thumbs-up
    Thumbs-up
  • :neener:
    Neener
    Neener
  • :swoon:
    Swoon
    Swoon
  • :crying:
    crying
    crying
  • :eyebrows:
    Eyebrows
    Eyebrows
  • :saynothing:
    saynothing
    saynothing
  • :drool:
    Drool
    Drool
  • :dance:
    dance
    dance
  • :money:
    Money
    Money
  • :eyepop:
    Eyepop
    Eyepop
  • :eye twitch:
    eye twitch
    eye twitch
  • :blush:
    blush
    blush
  • :sweat drop:
    sweat drop
    sweat drop
  • More Smilies
  • :rotfl:
    ROTFL
    ROTFL
  • :thumbs up:
    Thumbs up
    Thumbs up
  • :lol ^:
    lol above
    lol above
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :highfive:
    High-five
    High-five
  • :jester:
    Jester
    Jester
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :O_o:
    Eye popping
    Eye popping
  • :hail:
    Hail
    Hail
  • :anger explode:
    Gonna Blow
    Gonna Blow
  • :hug:
    hug
    hug
  • :sad eyes:
    Sad Eyes
    Sad Eyes
  • :headwall:
    Angry/Frustrated
    Angry/Frustrated
  • :google it:
    Google is your friend
    Google is your friend
  • :catfight:
    catfight
    catfight
  • :soap box:
    Soap Box
    Soap Box
  • :biting nails:
    Biting nails
    Biting nails
  • :violin:
    Violin
    Violin
  • :group hug:
    Group Hug
    Group Hug
  • :shame:
    Shame
    Shame
  • :mermaid kiss:
    mermaid kiss
    mermaid kiss
  • :surrender:
    Surrender
    Surrender
  • :nocomment:
    No-Comment
    No-Comment
  • :gah:
    Gah
    Gah
  • :cheerleader:
    cheerleader
    cheerleader
  • :meditation:
    Meditation
    Meditation
  • :rainbow:
    Rainbow
    Rainbow
  • :pearl:
    pearl
    pearl
  • :headdesk:
    Headdesk
    Headdesk
  • :readtherules:
    rules
    rules
  • :fallover:
    fallover
    fallover
  • :jelly:
    Jellyfish is Jelly
    Jellyfish is Jelly
  • :cthulhu:
    Cthulhu
    Cthulhu
  • :pirate:
    Pirate
    Pirate
  • :rollover:
    Roll Over
    Roll Over
  • :shark:
    Shark
    Shark
  • :bed now:
    Bed now
    Bed now
  • :bulldozer:
    bulldozer
    bulldozer