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
  • Misc Smilies
  • :flamed:
    Flamed
    Flamed
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • ::badhair:
    Bad hair
    Bad hair
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :tunes:
    Listening to Tunes
    Listening to Tunes
  • :blech:
    Blech!
    Blech!
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :mmph:
    Mmmph!
    Mmmph!
  • :hi:
    Waving Hi
    Waving Hi
  • :cheer:
    Cheering
    Cheering
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • ::clappin:
    Clapping
    Clapping
  • :rip:
    R.I.P.
    R.I.P.
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • ::reading:
    Reading
    Reading
  • :ilu:
    ASL I love you sign
    ASL I love you sign
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • ::whistle::
    Whistling
    Whistling
  • :unamused:
    Un-Amused
    Un-Amused
  • :earth:
    Earth
    Earth
  • ::runfore:
    Run
    Run
  • ::sleepy::
    Sleepy yawn
    Sleepy yawn
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :rescue:
    Rescue
    Rescue
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • ::tinfoil:
    Tin foil hat
    Tin foil hat
  • :ow:
    Ow!
    Ow!
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :anykey:
    Anykey
    Anykey
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :shhh:
    Shhh!
    Shhh!
  • :yum:
    Yum!
    Yum!
  • *rotfl*
    ROFL!!
    ROFL!!
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • ::zeearteest::
    Artist
    Artist
  • :toocool:
    Too cool
    Too cool
  • :zen:
    Zen
    Zen
  • ::yay::
    Yay!!
    Yay!!
  • :thumbsdo:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • ::devilmaycry::
    Crying devil
    Crying devil
  • ::kooky::
    Kkoy
    Kkoy
  • :bow:
    Worship!
    Worship!
  • ::pray::
    Pray
    Pray
  • :aok:
    Right-ON!
    Right-ON!
  • ::freakyf:
    Freaky face
    Freaky face
  • :yuck:
    Yuck!
    Yuck!
  • :snicker:
    Snicker
    Snicker
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • ::ike::
    Ike
    Ike
  • :tp:
    Toilet Paper
    Toilet Paper
  • ::waggle::
    Waggling eyebrows
    Waggling eyebrows
  • ::tshirt::
    Smiley t-shirt
    Smiley t-shirt
  • :workout:
    Working out
    Working out
  • :spool:
    Spool
    Spool
  • ::crutche:
    Crutches
    Crutches
  • :blossom:
    Blossom
    Blossom
  • ::curtain:
    Peeking
    Peeking
  • ::couchlu:
    Lurk
    Lurk
  • ::number1:
    Number 1
    Number 1
  • :bubbles:
    Bubbles
    Bubbles
  • ::rocknroll::
    Head bangin'
    Head bangin'
  • ::surrend:
    Surrender
    Surrender
  • ::fire::
    Fire
    Fire
  • :buttercu:
    Buttercup
    Buttercup
  • ::spy::
    Spy
    Spy
  • ::action::
    Action!
    Action!
  • :pokepoke:
    Poke with a stick
    Poke with a stick
  • :whip:
    Whip
    Whip
  • ::bagonhead::
    Bag on head
    Bag on head
  • :bored:
    Bored
    Bored
  • ::cloud9::
    Cloud nine
    Cloud nine
  • ::bandana:
    Bandana
    Bandana
  • ::doubleb::
    Double barf
    Double barf
  • ::candle::
    Candle
    Candle
  • ::littlea:
    Little angel
    Little angel
  • :star:
    Star
    Star
  • ::horror::
    Horror movie
    Horror movie
  • ::photo::
    Photo
    Photo
  • ::catinha:
    Cat in the hat
    Cat in the hat
  • ::rimshot:
    Rimshot
    Rimshot
  • *rofl*
    ROFL!!
    ROFL!!
  • ::007::
    Bond... James Bond...
    Bond... James Bond...
  • ::band::
    Band
    Band
  • :rofl:
    ROFL!!
    ROFL!!
  • ::surfing:
    Surfing
    Surfing
  • ::poop::
    Poop
    Poop
  • ::violin::
    My heart bleeds for you
    My heart bleeds for you
  • ::coooool:
    Cool!
    Cool!
  • :sew:
    Sewing Machine
    Sewing Machine
  • ::sailing:
    Sailing
    Sailing
  • :lurking:
    Lurking
    Lurking
  • :bath:
    Bath
    Bath
  • ::pilot::
    Pilot
    Pilot
  • Rennie Smilies
  • ::sheep::
    Sheep
    Sheep
  • ::jester::
    Jester
    Jester
  • :king:
    King/Queen
    King/Queen
  • ::wizard::
    Wizard
    Wizard
  • ::magicba:
    Magic ball
    Magic ball
  • :wizard:
    Gandalf
    Gandalf
  • ::moustache::
    Moustache
    Moustache
  • ::scroll::
    Scroll
    Scroll
  • ::sword::
    Sword
    Sword
  • ::scaryre:
    Scary rennie
    Scary rennie
  • ::ponyrid:
    Pony ride
    Pony ride
  • ::fencing:
    Swordplay
    Swordplay
  • :bagpipes:
    Bagpipes
    Bagpipes
  • ::vampire:
    Vampire
    Vampire
  • ::skull::
    Skull
    Skull
  • :kiltdanc:
    Kilt dancer
    Kilt dancer
  • ::joust::
    Joust
    Joust
  • ::thankyo:
    Thank you, thank you
    Thank you, thank you
  • ::viking::
    Viking
    Viking
  • ::juggling::
    Juggling
    Juggling
  • ::pirate::
    Pirate
    Pirate
  • Dancing Smilies
  • ::carrot::
    Carrot dance
    Carrot dance
  • :bananada:
    Dance
    Dance
  • :singdanc:
    Singin' N' Dancing
    Singin' N' Dancing
  • ::pinkele:
    Dancing pink elephant
    Dancing pink elephant
  • Loving/Flirty Smilies
  • ::marilyn:
    Marilyn lips
    Marilyn lips
  • ::lovemai:
    Love mail
    Love mail
  • :hearts:
    Hearts
    Hearts
  • ::bateyel:
    Batting eyelashes
    Batting eyelashes
  • :wubby:
    Wubby
    Wubby
  • :kiss:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :lick:
    Lick!
    Lick!
  • :pweeease:
    Pretty pretty please??
    Pretty pretty please??
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • ::serenad:
    Serenade
    Serenade
  • :lovelett:
    Love letter
    Love letter
  • :grouphug:
    Group Hug
    Group Hug
  • ::bighug::
    Big hug
    Big hug
  • :smooches:
    Smooches
    Smooches
  • ::hug::
    Hug
    Hug
  • ::wagtong::
    wagging tongue
    wagging tongue
  • ::flowers:
    Flowers
    Flowers
  • ::smoochy:
    Smooch
    Smooch
  • :smooch:
    Smooch!
    Smooch!
  • Wicked Smilies
  • ::wicked::
    Wicked
    Wicked
  • ::chomp::
    Chompy
    Chompy
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :haloslip:
    Halo slipping
    Halo slipping
  • ::laughingdevil::
    Evil laugh
    Evil laugh
  • ::sneakyc:
    Sign on the dotted line
    Sign on the dotted line
  • Angry/Frustrated Smilies
  • ::nope::
    Nope
    Nope
  • :augh:
    Augh!!
    Augh!!
  • :shame:
    Shame on you!
    Shame on you!
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :chomp:
    Chomp!!
    Chomp!!
  • :pfft:
    Pffft!
    Pffft!
  • :sigh:
    Sigh
    Sigh
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :grumpy:
    Grumpy
    Grumpy
  • :irked:
    Irked
    Irked
  • ::breakco:
    ARRGH!
    ARRGH!
  • :vent:
    venting
    venting
  • :cuss:
    Cussing
    Cussing
  • ::taz::
    Taz
    Taz
  • :tantrum:
    Throw a tantrum
    Throw a tantrum
  • :rgue:
    Argue
    Argue
  • :censored:
    Censored!
    Censored!
  • ::rantono:
    Rant - On Off
    Rant - On Off
  • :rant:
    Rant
    Rant
  • ::sick::
    Sick
    Sick
  • ::argue::
    Argue
    Argue
  • :bsod:
    Blue screen of death
    Blue screen of death
  • :powpow:
    Pow pow!
    Pow pow!
  • ::devilfo:
    devil
    devil
  • ::stoopid:
    Stoopid computer
    Stoopid computer
  • Neener Neener
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • ::neenern:
    Neener
    Neener
  • :moon:
    Moon
    Moon
  • Not-So-Smiley Smilies (Sad, Sorry)
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :doh:
    Foot in mouth
    Foot in mouth
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :sorry:
    Sorry
    Sorry
  • ::doh::
    D'oh!
    D'oh!
  • :wah:
    Wah!
    Wah!
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • Boingy Boingy
  • ::bouncybunny::
    Bouncy bunny
    Bouncy bunny
  • :lumpy:
    No idea! :D
    No idea! :D
  • ::lilo::
    Lilo
    Lilo
  • ::doughbo:
    Dough boy
    Dough boy
  • ::cheshir:
    Cheshire cat
    Cheshire cat
  • ::boingyw::
    Boingy wave
    Boingy wave
  • Confused/Thinking/Shocked
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :oooh:
    Ooh!  Idea!
    Ooh! Idea!
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :stunned:
    Stunned
    Stunned
  • :thinking:
    Thinking
    Thinking
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :faint:
    Faint
    Faint
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • ::duuuuuu:
    Duh...
    Duh...
  • ::readcar:
    Read carefully
    Read carefully
  • ::groupco:
    Group confusion
    Group confusion
  • Sleepy Smilies
  • ::zzzzzz::
    Snoring
    Snoring
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :zzz:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • Weather
  • ::funk::
    Funk
    Funk
  • ::sunny::
    Sunny
    Sunny
  • ::raining:
    Raining
    Raining
  • ::cold::
    Cold
    Cold
  • Food & Drink
  • ::hotcupp:
    Hot coffee
    Hot coffee
  • :snarf:
    Snarf
    Snarf
  • ::egg::
    egg
    egg
  • ::beerbud:
    Beer buddies
    Beer buddies
  • ::guiness:
    Guiness
    Guiness
  • ::lollipo:
    Lollipop
    Lollipop
  • ::yummyco:
    Yummy coffee
    Yummy coffee
  • ::chugchu:
    Chug!  Chug!  Chug!!
    Chug! Chug! Chug!!
  • ::annoyin:
    Annoying drunk
    Annoying drunk
  • ::icecrea:
    Ice cream
    Ice cream
  • ::needcoffee::
    I... Need... Coffee....
    I... Need... Coffee....
  • ::glugglu:
    Glug glug glug....
    Glug glug glug....
  • ::pizzabo:
    Pizza
    Pizza
  • Signs
  • ::gimmebe:
    Give me beer
    Give me beer
  • ::spam::
    Spam
    Spam
  • ::pleasep:
    Please??!!??
    Please??!!??
  • ::hearye::
    Hear ye
    Hear ye
  • ::ban::
    Ban?
    Ban?
  • ::WTF::
    WTF??
    WTF??
  • ::offtopi:
    Off topic
    Off topic
  • ::lolsign:
    LOL!!!
    LOL!!!
  • ::...::
    ...
    ...
  • ::oops::
    Oops!
    Oops!
  • ::welcome:
    Welcome!
    Welcome!
  • :hmm:
    Hmmm
    Hmmm
  • ::respekt:
    R-E-S-P-E-K-T
    R-E-S-P-E-K-T
  • :withstup:
    I'm with stupid
    I'm with stupid
  • ::lame::
    Lame
    Lame
  • Animals
  • :aroooo:
    Wolf
    Wolf
  • ::snoopy::
    Snoopy
    Snoopy
  • ::mouse::
    Mouse
    Mouse
  • :meow:
    Meow!
    Meow!
  • ::fox::
    Fox
    Fox
  • Holiday/Special Occasion
  • :weezows:
    Ferret
    Ferret
  • :merryxma:
    Christmas
    Christmas
  • ::4leaf::
    4 leaf clover
    4 leaf clover
  • ::easterb:
    Easter bunny
    Easter bunny
  • ::crazyparty::
    Party!
    Party!
  • :birthday:
    Birthday Gift
    Birthday Gift
  • ::santeec:
    Santa
    Santa