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
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • ::hobbyhorse::
    Hobby horse
    Hobby horse
  • ::viking::
    Viking
    Viking
  • ::bowtie::
    Bow tie
    Bow tie
  • ::fortuneteller::
    Fortuneteller
    Fortuneteller
  • ::telephone::
    Telephone
    Telephone
  • ::dance::
    Dance
    Dance
  • ::moose::
    Moose
    Moose
  • ::zzzzz::
    Zzzzz
    Zzzzz
  • ::doorhide::
    Door hide
    Door hide
  • ::popcorn::
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • ::peaceflag::
    Peace flag
    Peace flag
  • ::throwbomb::
    Throw bomb
    Throw bomb
  • ::untank::
    UN tank
    UN tank
  • ::laugh::
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • ::passingjoint::
    Pass the joint
    Pass the joint
  • ::willynilly::
    Willy Nilly
    Willy Nilly
  • ::bishop::
    Bishop
    Bishop
  • ::hooray::
    Hooray
    Hooray
  • ::smoking::
    Smoking
    Smoking
  • ::cokesniff::
    Coke
    Coke
  • ::facepalm::
    Face palm
    Face palm
  • ::stampfeet::
    Stamp feet
    Stamp feet
  • ::depressed::
    Depressed
    Depressed
  • ::orly::
    Orly
    Orly
  • ::cavitysearch::
    Cavity search
    Cavity search
  • ::headexplode::
    Head explode
    Head explode
  • ::runaround::
    Run around
    Run around
  • ::fury::
    Fury
    Fury
  • ::cuckoo::
    Cuckoo
    Cuckoo
  • ::pullhairout::
    Pull out hair
    Pull out hair
  • ::sheep::
    Sheep
    Sheep
  • ::captain::
    Captain
    Captain
  • ::bicyclebully::
    Bully
    Bully
  • :kissass::
    Kiss ass
    Kiss ass
  • ::noblesteed::
    Noble steed
    Noble steed
  • ::cheersdrunk::
    Cheers drunk
    Cheers drunk
  • ::gang::
    Gang
    Gang
  • ::thumbsup::
    Thumbs up
    Thumbs up
  • ::darthvader::
    Darth Vader
    Darth Vader
  • ::philosopher::
    Philosopher
    Philosopher
  • ::vomit::
    Vomit
    Vomit
  • ::driving::
    Driving
    Driving
  • ::read::
    Read
    Read
  • ::fencing::
    Fencing
    Fencing
  • ::puppet::
    Puppet
    Puppet
  • ::soldier::
    Soldier
    Soldier
  • ::tongue::
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • ::rofl::
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • ::pirate::
    Pirate
    Pirate
  • ;;okay::
    I'm okay
    I'm okay
  • ::whip::
    Whip
    Whip
  • ::bluebaron::
    Blue Baron
    Blue Baron
  • ::headbang::
    Head bang
    Head bang
  • ;;hippie::
    Hippie
    Hippie
  • ::coolrock::
    Cool rock
    Cool rock
  • ::evicted::
    Evicted
    Evicted
  • ::club::
    Club
    Club
  • ::doh::
    Doh!
    Doh!
  • ::point::
    Point
    Point
  • ::violin::
    Violin
    Violin
  • ::coffeesplutter::
    Splutter Coffee
    Splutter Coffee
  • ::thumbsdown::
    Thumbs down
    Thumbs down
  • ::kkk::
    KKK
    KKK
  • ::commie::
    Communist
    Communist
  • :alberteinstein:
    E=mc2
    E=mc2
  • ::sherlock::
    Sherlock
    Sherlock
  • ::angeldevil::
    Angel Devil
    Angel Devil
  • ::botty::
    Botty
    Botty
  • ::hitler::
    Hitler
    Hitler
  • ::notsharing::
    Not sharing
    Not sharing
  • ::clown::
    Jester
    Jester
  • ::grumpy::
    Grumpy
    Grumpy
  • ::toilet::
    Toilet
    Toilet
  • ::deadhorse::
    Dead horse
    Dead horse
  • ;:crutches::
    Crutches
    Crutches
  • ::comfort::
    Comfort
    Comfort
  • ::einstein::
    Einstein
    Einstein
  • ::secret::
    Secret
    Secret
  • ::drwho::
    Dr Who
    Dr Who
  • ::reactiongi::
    Reaction
    Reaction
  • ::shrug::
    Shrug
    Shrug
  • :deadhorse:
    Dead Horse
    Dead Horse
  • ::lilgreenman::
    Lil Green Man
    Lil Green Man
  • ::rockon::
    Rock on
    Rock on
  • ::hookah::
    Hookah
    Hookah
  • ::nurse::
    Nurse
    Nurse
  • ::boxingbiff::
    Boxing Biff
    Boxing Biff
  • ::gtfo::
    GTFO
    GTFO
  • ::swear::
    Swear
    Swear
  • ::dancing guy::
    Dancing guy
    Dancing guy
  • ::director::
    Director
    Director
  • ::vroom::
    Vroom
    Vroom
  • ::drevil::
    Dr Evil
    Dr Evil
  • ::brony::
    Brony
    Brony
  • ::fear::
    Fear
    Fear
  • ::dalek::
    Dalek
    Dalek
  • ::soccer::
    Soccer
    Soccer
  • ::tycoon::
    Tycoon
    Tycoon
  • ::laughingdog::
    Laughing dog
    Laughing dog
  • ::flyingpig::
    Flying pig
    Flying pig
  • ::worship::
    Worship
    Worship
  • ::blink::
    Blink
    Blink
  • ::wabbits::
    Hunting Wabbits
    Hunting Wabbits
  • ::songwriting::
    Song writing
    Song writing
  • ::computerpunch::
    Computer punch
    Computer punch
  • ::evilpenguin::
    Evil penguin
    Evil penguin
  • ::hungry::
    Hungry
    Hungry
  • ::dictator::
    Dictator
    Dictator
  • ::party::
    Party
    Party
  • ::ufo::
    UFO
    UFO
  • ::OBL::
    Osama
    Osama
  • ::shock::
    Shock
    Shock
  • ::kitty::
    Kitty
    Kitty
  • ::happyfidel::
    Happy Fidel
    Happy Fidel
  • ::pokestick::
    Poke stick
    Poke stick
  • ::shtf::
    SHTF
    SHTF
  • ::prison::
    Prison
    Prison
  • ::bigguns::
    Big guns
    Big guns
  • ::idea::
    Idea
    Idea
  • ::ninja::
    Ninja
    Ninja
  • ::clap::
    Clap
    Clap
  • ::face.palm::
    Face. Palm
    Face. Palm
  • ::titanic::
    Titanic
    Titanic
  • ::dateflowers::
    Date
    Date
  • ::nazis::
    Nazis
    Nazis
  • ::thrasher::
    Thrasher
    Thrasher
  • ::boom::
    Boom!
    Boom!
  • ::sad::
    Sad
    Sad
  • ::trenchcoatspy::
    Spy
    Spy
  • ::hush::
    Hush your mouth
    Hush your mouth
  • ::turd::
    Turd
    Turd
  • ::knight::
    Knight
    Knight
  • ::beammeup::
    Beam me up
    Beam me up
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool