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
  • Regular Smilies
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :hula:
    Hula!
    Hula!
  • :aargh:
    AAAARRRRGGGGHHH!!!
    AAAARRRRGGGGHHH!!!
  • :tiphat:
    Tip o' the hat!
    Tip o' the hat!
  • :sneak:
    Sneaking
    Sneaking
  • :ginger:
    Foxy!
    Foxy!
  • :chagrin:
    Chagrined
    Chagrined
  • :fuming:
    Fuming
    Fuming
  • :wtf:
    WTF!
    WTF!
  • :doh:
    D'oh!
    D'oh!
  • :pink:
    Blushing pink
    Blushing pink
  • :laugh:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :muwaha:
    Muwahahahahahahaa!!!
    Muwahahahahahahaa!!!
  • :check:
    Check
    Check
  • :spin:
    Spin!
    Spin!
  • :blush:
    Blush
    Blush
  • :bawl:
    Bawling
    Bawling
  • :blue:
    Feeling blue
    Feeling blue
  • :devil:
    Devil grin
    Devil grin
  • :tear:
    Tear
    Tear
  • :grind:
    Gnashing of teeth
    Gnashing of teeth
  • :grumpy:
    Grumpy
    Grumpy
  • :ptpt:
    ptptptptptptptptptpt
    ptptptptptptptptptpt
  • :pout:
    Pouting
    Pouting
  • :pray:
    Praying
    Praying
  • :shakehead:
    I am disappoint
    I am disappoint
  • :puppy:
    Puppy-dog eyes
    Puppy-dog eyes
  • :table:
    Slap table laughing
    Slap table laughing
  • :shudder:
    Shudder
    Shudder
  • :.02:
    My two cents' worth
    My two cents' worth
  • :crazy:
    Crazy!
    Crazy!
  • :cold:
    Cold!
    Cold!
  • :book:
    Book
    Book
  • :cowboy:
    Cowboy
    Cowboy
  • :encourage:
    Encouragement
    Encouragement
  • :hi:
    Hi!
    Hi!
  • :ponder:
    Hmmmmmm
    Hmmmmmm
  • :huh:
    Huh?
    Huh?
  • :joker:
    Joker!
    Joker!
  • :bird:
    The bird!
    The bird!
  • :tan:
    Suntan
    Suntan
  • :turd:
    Turd
    Turd
  • :confetti:
    Confetti!
    Confetti!
  • :write:
    Writing
    Writing
  • :yawn:
    Yawn!
    Yawn!
  • :haha:
    HA HA!
    HA HA!
  • :wave2:
    Wave 2
    Wave 2
  • :fire:
    Burning with rage
    Burning with rage
  • :pig:
    Oink!
    Oink!
  • <3
    Heart
    Heart
  • Slightly Larger Smilies
  • :yes:
    Yeesss!!!
    Yeesss!!!
  • :US:
    Old Glory
    Old Glory
  • :gah:
    Gaaahhh!!
    Gaaahhh!!
  • :gramps:
    Gramps
    Gramps
  • :bed:
    Sleepytime!
    Sleepytime!
  • :applause:
    Applause!
    Applause!
  • :panic:
    Panic!
    Panic!
  • :vista:
    Vista
    Vista
  • :shrug:
    Shrug 1
    Shrug 1
  • :shrug2:
    Shrug 2
    Shrug 2
  • :beach:
    It's Five O'Clock Somewhere!
    It's Five O'Clock Somewhere!
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :dunce:
    Dunce cap
    Dunce cap
  • :fork:
    Let's eat!
    Let's eat!
  • :oops:
    Oops!
    Oops!
  • :faint:
    Fainting
    Fainting
  • :yada:
    Yada yada yada
    Yada yada yada
  • :wait:
    Waiting, waiting....
    Waiting, waiting....
  • :chef:
    Cooking
    Cooking
  • :alien:
    Aliens!
    Aliens!
  • :OWS:
    Twinkle fingers
    Twinkle fingers
  • :wave:
    Wave
    Wave
  • :ghost:
    Ghost smiley
    Ghost smiley
  • :jump:
    Jump for joy!
    Jump for joy!
  • :yay:
    Yay!
    Yay!
  • :alarm:
    Too early!
    Too early!
  • :bad:
    Bad idea!
    Bad idea!
  • :banned:
    Banned!
    Banned!
  • Medium Smilies
  • :rofl:
    Rolling on the floor laughing
    Rolling on the floor laughing
  • :lmao:
    LMAO!
    LMAO!
  • :boom:
    Boooommmm!!
    Boooommmm!!
  • :ffs:
    FFS!
    FFS!
  • :facepalm:
    Facepalm
    Facepalm
  • :bolt:
    Run away!  Run away!
    Run away! Run away!
  • :doom:
    The dreaded green bouncy of DOOM!
    The dreaded green bouncy of DOOM!
  • :blowpop:
    Another ruined monitor
    Another ruined monitor
  • Valentine's Day
  • :ll:
    Love Letter
    Love Letter
  • Halloween
  • :hgrin:
    Halloween grin
    Halloween grin
  • :hcry:
    Halloween cry
    Halloween cry
  • :hconfused:
    Halloween confused
    Halloween confused
  • :hblush:
    Halloween blush
    Halloween blush
  • :heyes:
    Halloween rolleyes
    Halloween rolleyes
  • :heek:
    Halloween EEK!
    Halloween EEK!
  • :hp:
    Halloween tongue
    Halloween tongue
  • :hwink:
    Halloween wink
    Halloween wink
  • :elphie:
    Elphaba
    Elphaba
  • :weyes:
    Witch rolleyes
    Witch rolleyes
  • :hcandy:
    Halloween candy!
    Halloween candy!
  • :hcandy2:
    MORE Halloween candy!
    MORE Halloween candy!
  • :muffett:
    Along came a spider...
    Along came a spider...
  • :igor:
    Igor
    Igor
  • :PG:
    Phillygirl
    Phillygirl
  • :catmoon:
    Cat on the moon
    Cat on the moon
  • :house:
    Haunted house
    Haunted house
  • :vamp:
    Vampire
    Vampire
  • :roll:
    Trick!
    Trick!
  • Easter
  • :ebsmile:
    Easter smile
    Easter smile
  • :ebtongue:
    Easter Bunny tongue
    Easter Bunny tongue
  • :ebgrin:
    Easter Bunny grin
    Easter Bunny grin
  • :ebeek:
    Easter Bunny EEK!
    Easter Bunny EEK!
  • :ebjava:
    Bunny Coffee
    Bunny Coffee
  • :ears:
    Bunny ears
    Bunny ears
  • :ebwave:
    Bunny Wave
    Bunny Wave
  • :ebcry:
    Crying Bunny
    Crying Bunny
  • :ebwink:
    Bunny Wink
    Bunny Wink
  • :ebpoint:
    Bunny point and laugh
    Bunny point and laugh
  • :eblove:
    Bunny Love
    Bunny Love
  • :chick:
    Bunny chick
    Bunny chick
  • :ebkiss:
    Bunny Kiss
    Bunny Kiss
  • :ebbolt:
    Bunny Bolt
    Bunny Bolt
  • :ebembrace:
    Bunny embrace
    Bunny embrace
  • :ebpaint:
    Egg Painting
    Egg Painting
  • :ebart:
    Easter Artist
    Easter Artist
  • :basket:
    Egg basket
    Egg basket
  • :eat:
    Eat Bunny
    Eat Bunny
  • :break:
    Break Bunny
    Break Bunny
  • :dip:
    Easter egg dip
    Easter egg dip