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
  • :o
    embarrassed
    embarrassed
  • :lightbulb:
    Lightbulb
    Lightbulb
  • :)
    smile
    smile
  • :cry:
    cry
    cry
  • :evil:
    Evilgrin
    Evilgrin
  • :nono:
    nono
    nono
  • :(
    frown
    frown
  • :p
    tongue
    tongue
  • :D
    big grin
    big grin
  • :cool:
    cool
    cool
  • :eek:
    eek
    eek
  • :confused:
    confused
    confused
  • :rolleyes:
    rolleyes
    rolleyes
  • :shocked:
    shocked
    shocked
  • LOL
    laugh
    laugh
  • :brr:
    brrrrr
    brrrrr
  • :hug:
    Hug
    Hug
  • :thumb:
    thumbs up
    thumbs up
  • :tany:
    tantrum
    tantrum
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :puke:
    Puke
    Puke
  • :woohoo:
    woohoo
    woohoo
  • :clap:
    Clapping Smilie
    Clapping Smilie
  • :party:
    party
    party
  • :headbang:
    headbang
    headbang
  • :egypt:
    egyptian
    egyptian
  • :whistle:
    whistle
    whistle
  • :yawn:
    yawn
    yawn
  • :scared:
    scared
    scared
  • ;)
    wink
    wink
  • :cheers:
    Beer
    Beer
  • ROFLMAO
    Rolling on floor
    Rolling on floor
  • :out:
    Out of here
    Out of here
  • :old:
    old man
    old man
  • :deadhorse:
    DeadHorse
    DeadHorse
  • :hunt:
    hunting
    hunting
  • :snow:
    snow
    snow
  • :snowflake:
    snowflake
    snowflake
  • :welcome:
    welcome
    welcome
  • :oops:
    oops
    oops
  • :congrats:
    Congratulations
    Congratulations
  • :-)
    smile2
    smile2
  • Thanksgiving
  • :eatturkey:
    eatingturkey
    eatingturkey
  • :turkey:
    turkey
    turkey
  • :gobble:
    gobblegobble
    gobblegobble
  • :shootturkey:
    turkeyinsights
    turkeyinsights
  • sporting smilies
  • :ski:
    skier
    skier
  • :skijump:
    ski jump
    ski jump
  • :short:
    short turns
    short turns
  • :board:
    snowboarder
    snowboarder
  • :cycle:
    cyclist
    cyclist
  • :golf:
    golf
    golf
  • :fencing:
    Fencing
    Fencing
  • :weight:
    weightlifter
    weightlifter
  • halloween smilies
  • :evilpumpkin:
    Evilpumpkin
    Evilpumpkin
  • :mummy:
    Mummy
    Mummy
  • :dracula:
    Dracula
    Dracula
  • :hauntedtree:
    Hauntedtree
    Hauntedtree
  • :bat:
    Bat
    Bat
  • :haloweenpumpkin:
    Haloweenpumpkin
    Haloweenpumpkin
  • :haloweencat:
    Haloweencat
    Haloweencat
  • :witching:
    Witching
    Witching
  • :halloween:
    Halloween
    Halloween
  • :witch:
    Witch
    Witch
  • :ghoul:
    Ghoul
    Ghoul
  • :spider:
    Spider
    Spider
  • :ghost:
    Ghost
    Ghost
  • :smileybat:
    Smileybat
    Smileybat
  • :frankensmiley:
    Frankensmiley
    Frankensmiley
  • :pumpkinhiding:
    Pumpkinhiding
    Pumpkinhiding
  • :flyingbroom:
    Flyingbroom
    Flyingbroom
  • :pumpkin2:
    Pumpkin2
    Pumpkin2