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
  • :cute:
    Cute
    Cute
  • :wacko:
    Wacko
    Wacko
  • :nah:
    Nah
    Nah
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :spinny:
    Spinny
    Spinny
  • :daydreaming:
    Daydreaming
    Daydreaming
  • :v_spin:
    V Spin
    V Spin
  • :jimlad:
    Jimlad
    Jimlad
  • :radar:
    Radar
    Radar
  • :P
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :dull:
    Dull
    Dull
  • :unsure:
    Unsure
    Unsure
  • :jiggy:
    Jiggy
    Jiggy
  • :rolleyes:
    Rolleyes
    Rolleyes
  • :twitcy:
    Twitcy
    Twitcy
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :swoon:
    Swoon
    Swoon
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :huh:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :wub:
    Wub
    Wub
  • :duck:
    duck
    duck
  • :D
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :skeptical:
    Skeptical
    Skeptical
  • :goofy:
    Goofy
    Goofy
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :baa:
    sheep
    sheep
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :shocked:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :geek:
    Geek
    Geek
  • :arghh:
    Arghh
    Arghh
  • :cat:
    cat
    cat
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :err:
    Err
    Err
  • :biglaugh:
    Biglaugh
    Biglaugh
  • :dog:
    dog
    dog
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :realmad:
    Realmad
    Realmad
  • :embarrassed:
    Embarrassed
    Embarrassed
  • :chatterbox:
    Chatterbox
    Chatterbox
  • :wubclub:
    Wubclub
    Wubclub
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :policeman:
    Policeman
    Policeman
  • :elvis:
    Elvis
    Elvis
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :wideeyed:
    Wideeyed
    Wideeyed
  • :notworthy:
    Notworthy
    Notworthy
  • :mask:
    Mask
    Mask