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
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • Arts & Crafts
  • :newspaper:
    Newspaper
    Newspaper
  • :examinebook:
    Examinebook
    Examinebook
  • :speaker:
    Speaker
    Speaker
  • :bell:
    Bell
    Bell
  • :moon:
    Moon
    Moon
  • :earth:
    Earth
    Earth
  • :smiley-bubble:
    Smiley Bubble
    Smiley Bubble
  • :backgammon:
    Backgammon
    Backgammon
  • :lightbulb:
    Lightbulb
    Lightbulb
  • :dice:
    Dice
    Dice
  • :scissors:
    Scissors
    Scissors
  • :alarmclock:
    Alarmclock
    Alarmclock
  • :ladybug:
    Ladybug
    Ladybug
  • :desk:
    Desk
    Desk
  • :ruler:
    Ruler
    Ruler
  • :abc:
    Abc
    Abc
  • :key:
    Key
    Key
  • :clock:
    Clock
    Clock
  • :question:
    Question
    Question
  • :home:
    Home
    Home
  • :chalkboard:
    Chalkboard
    Chalkboard
  • :question-bubble:
    Question Bubble
    Question Bubble
  • :hearts:
    Hearts
    Hearts
  • :cat:
    Cat
    Cat
  • :people:
    People
    People
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :tea:
    Tea
    Tea
  • :cactus:
    Cactus
    Cactus
  • :pencil:
    Pencil
    Pencil
  • :hammer:
    Hammer
    Hammer
  • :sunclouds:
    Sunclouds
    Sunclouds
  • :bulletinboard:
    Bulletinboard
    Bulletinboard
  • :pen:
    Pen
    Pen
  • :fountainpen:
    Fountainpen
    Fountainpen
  • :sticky:
    Sticky
    Sticky
  • :books:
    Books
    Books
  • :paint:
    Paint
    Paint
  • :flower:
    Flower
    Flower
  • :star:
    Star
    Star
  • :blocks:
    Blocks
    Blocks