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
  • :hammer:
    Hammer
    Hammer
  • :hug:
    Hug
    Hug
  • :nana:
    Nana
    Nana
  • :nono:
    NoNo
    NoNo
  • :popcorn:
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :beach:
    Beach
    Beach
  • :hand:
    Talk to the hand
    Talk to the hand
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :surrender:
    Surrender
    Surrender
  • :lock:
    Lock
    Lock
  • :ban:
    Ban
    Ban
  • :banana:
    Banana
    Banana
  • :pie:
    Pie In Face
    Pie In Face
  • :shamrock:
    Shamrock
    Shamrock
  • :usa2:
    USA 2
    USA 2
  • :bang:
    Bang
    Bang
  • :chi:
    Blackhawks
    Blackhawks
  • :photo:
    Photo
    Photo
  • :grouphug2:
    Group Hug 2
    Group Hug 2
  • :ukflag:
    UK Flag
    UK Flag
  • :btw:
    BTW
    BTW
  • :boom:
    Boom
    Boom
  • :slap:
    Slap
    Slap
  • :grouphug:
    Group Hug
    Group Hug
  • :headbang:
    Head Bang
    Head Bang
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :fishing:
    Fishing
    Fishing
  • :pan:
    Frying Pan
    Frying Pan
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :gun:
    Gun
    Gun
  • :sofa:
    Sofa
    Sofa
  • :rofl:
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :doh:
    Doh
    Doh
  • :welcome:
    Welcome
    Welcome
  • :badday:
    Bad Day
    Bad Day
  • :deadbanana:
    Dead Banana
    Dead Banana
  • :det:
    Redwings
    Redwings
  • :announce:
    Announce
    Announce
  • :wipe:
    Wipe Glasses
    Wipe Glasses
  • :woot:
    Woot
    Woot
  • :censored:
    Censored
    Censored
  • :wow:
    Wow
    Wow
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :club:
    Club
    Club
  • :cuss:
    Cuss
    Cuss
  • :money:
    Money
    Money
  • :banana3:
    Banana3
    Banana3
  • :poke:
    Poke
    Poke
  • :wine:
    Viper
    Viper
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :seesaw:
    SeeSaw
    SeeSaw
  • :cheers2:
    Drunk Buddies
    Drunk Buddies
  • :cflag:
    Canadian Flag
    Canadian Flag
  • :chopper:
    Chopper
    Chopper
  • :troll:
    Troll
    Troll
  • :band:
    Band
    Band
  • :$:
    $
    $
  • :sumo:
    Sumo
    Sumo
  • :devil:
    devil
    devil
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :kiss:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :book2:
    Read the Book
    Read the Book
  • :catbert:
    Evil Cat
    Evil Cat
  • :easy:
    Easy
    Easy
  • :goodluck:
    Good Luck
    Good Luck
  • :banana2:
    Banana2
    Banana2
  • :scooter:
    Scooter
    Scooter
  • :sneaky:
    Sneaky
    Sneaky
  • :green:
    Green18
    Green18
  • :grin:
    Grin
    Grin
  • :soapbox:
    Soap Box
    Soap Box
  • :bday:
    Birthday Banner
    Birthday Banner
  • :seal:
    Little Seal
    Little Seal
  • :book:
    Frank
    Frank
  • :jollyroger:
    Jolly Roger
    Jolly Roger
  • :tractor:
    Tractor
    Tractor
  • :surf:
    Surf
    Surf
  • :bus:
    Short Bus
    Short Bus
  • :Woohoo:
    Woohoo
    Woohoo
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :gag:
    Gag
    Gag
  • :wacko:
    Wacko
    Wacko
  • :drive:
    Drive
    Drive
  • :box:
    Box
    Box
  • :stir:
    Stir the Pot
    Stir the Pot
  • :peace:
    Peace
    Peace
  • :pick:
    Pick
    Pick
  • :look:
    Look
    Look
  • :in the money:
    Money
    Money
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :usa1:
    USA 1
    USA 1
  • :thumb:
    Thumb
    Thumb
  • :wave:
    Wave
    Wave
  • :bee:
    Bee
    Bee
  • :twocents:
    Two Cents
    Two Cents
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :noevil:
    No Evil
    No Evil
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool