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!
  • :tout:
    Tout
    Tout
  • :philbrown:
    Phil Brown
    Phil Brown
  • :judge:
    Judge
    Judge
  • :sherlock:
    Sherlock
    Sherlock
  • :glazer:
    Glazer
    Glazer
  • :homer:
    Homer
    Homer
  • :nurse:
    Nurse
    Nurse
  • :yikes:
    Yikes
    Yikes
  • :driving:
    Driving
    Driving
  • :toilet:
    Toilet
    Toilet
  • :wipecock:
    wipecock
    wipecock
  • :-|
    Indifferent
    Indifferent
  • :shakehead:
    Shake head
    Shake head
  • :cricket:
    cricket
    cricket
  • :hehe:
    hehe
    hehe
  • :nono:
    Nono
    Nono
  • :yellowcard:
    Yellow Card
    Yellow Card
  • :eat:
    Eat
    Eat
  • :titles:
    Titles
    Titles
  • :baseball:
    baseball
    baseball
  • :hide:
    Hide
    Hide
  • :rubchin:
    Rub chin
    Rub chin
  • :pinkspud:
    Pink Spud
    Pink Spud
  • :bow:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :nod:
    Nod
    Nod
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :fight:
    Fight
    Fight
  • :thumbup:
    Thumb Up
    Thumb Up
  • :noah:
    Noah
    Noah
  • :guinness:
    Guinness
    Guinness
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll eyes
    Roll eyes
  • :vulcan:
    vulcan
    vulcan
  • :calmdown:
    Calm Down
    Calm Down
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :-(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :music:
    Music
    Music
  • :spud:
    Spud
    Spud
  • :tumbleweed:
    tumbleweed
    tumbleweed
  • :gromit:
    Gromit
    Gromit
  • :redcard:
    Red card
    Red card
  • :barcode:
    barcode
    barcode
  • :vsign:
    vsign
    vsign
  • :wave:
    Wave
    Wave
  • :muppet:
    Muppet
    Muppet
  • :sombrero:
    Sombrero
    Sombrero
  • :strood:
    .strood
    .strood
  • 8-)
    Glasses
    Glasses
  • :readit:
    Read it
    Read it
  • :snow:
    snow
    snow
  • :chav:
    Chav
    Chav
  • :watson:
    Watson
    Watson
  • :moon:
    Moon
    Moon
  • :smokin:
    Smokin
    Smokin
  • :fishing:
    fishing
    fishing
  • :blow:
    Blow job
    Blow job
  • :puke:
    Puke
    Puke
  • :-p
    tongue
    tongue
  • :cloud9:
    Clound Nine
    Clound Nine
  • :wanker:
    Wanker
    Wanker
  • :mancs:
    mancs
    mancs
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :tennis:
    Tennis
    Tennis
  • :bald:
    Baldy man
    Baldy man
  • :police:
    Board Police
    Board Police
  • :illwatson:
    Irradiated Watson
    Irradiated Watson
  • :cooper:
    Cooper
    Cooper
  • :wallace:
    Wallace
    Wallace
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :shrug:
    Shrug
    Shrug
  • :dogs:
    Dogs
    Dogs
  • :titsup:
    Tits up
    Tits up
  • :phone:
    Phone
    Phone
  • :old:
    Old
    Old
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :viking:
    Viking
    Viking
  • :lager:
    Lager
    Lager
  • :shout:
    Shout
    Shout
  • :furious:
    furious
    furious
  • :banghead:
    Bang head
    Bang head
  • :-\
    Oh well
    Oh well
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :curry:
    Curry
    Curry
  • :mrt:
    mrt
    mrt
  • :headwand:
    headwand
    headwand
  • :kebab:
    Kebab
    Kebab
  • :shit:
    Shit
    Shit
  • :notforsale:
    notforsale
    notforsale
  • :-D
    Big grin
    Big grin
  • :-O
    Oh
    Oh
  • :angry:
    angry
    angry
  • :dickhead:
    Dickhead
    Dickhead