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
  • Standard Smilies
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • [-X
    shame on you
    shame on you
  • :-&
    Sick
    Sick
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :-"
    Whistling
    Whistling
  • :-$
    Shh
    Shh
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :applause:
    Applause
    Applause
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • #-o
    d'oh!
    d'oh!
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :-?
    thinking
    thinking
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • (:|
    tired
    tired
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • I-)
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • =;
    talk to the hand
    talk to the hand
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :^o
    liar liar
    liar liar
  • :O
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :ipray:
    praying
    praying
  • :*(
    Crying
    Crying