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