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
  • :pirate:
    Pirate:
    Pirate:
  • :bored:
    Bored
    Bored
  • :ermm:
    Ermm
    Ermm
  • :o
    Embarressed
    Embarressed
  • :paranoid:
    Paranoid
    Paranoid
  • :tired:
    Tired
    Tired
  • :beard:
    Beard
    Beard
  • :disappoin
    Disappointed
    Disappointed
  • :ogre:
    Ogre
    Ogre
  • :ninja:
    Ninja
    Ninja
  • :surprised
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :bandit:
    Bandit
    Bandit
  • :devious:
    Devious
    Devious
  • :nervous:
    Nervous
    Nervous
  • :squareeye
    Squareeyed
    Squareeyed
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :speechles
    Speechless
    Speechless
  • :(
    Depressed
    Depressed
  • :lick:
    Lick
    Lick
  • :alien:
    Alien
    Alien
  • :smoke:
    Smoker
    Smoker
  • :dead:
    Dead
    Dead
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :sleep:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :knockedou
    Knockedout
    Knockedout
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Silly
    Silly
  • :cross-eye
    Cross-eyed
    Cross-eyed
  • :hurt:
    Hurt
    Hurt
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :classic:
    Classic
    Classic
  • :)
    Happy
    Happy
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :rambo:
    Rambo
    Rambo
  • :chinese:
    Chinese
    Chinese
  • :D
    Grin
    Grin
  • :rolleyes:
    Rolleyes
    Rolleyes
  • :cheeky:
    Cheeky
    Cheeky
  • :bunny:
    Bunny
    Bunny
  • :glasses:
    Glasses
    Glasses