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
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :chad:
    Blues Bros
    Blues Bros
  • :flame:
    Flame Thrower
    Flame Thrower
  • :ca:
    Captain America
    Captain America
  • :jammin:
    Jammin
    Jammin
  • :popcorn:
    popcorn
    popcorn
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :fina:
    F'd in the A
    F'd in the A
  • :flushed:
    Flushed
    Flushed
  • :thumbup:
    Thumb Up
    Thumb Up
  • :bananadance:
    Banana Dance
    Banana Dance
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :hysterical:
    Hysterical
    Hysterical
  • :rain:
    Raining
    Raining
  • :ninja:
    Ninja
    Ninja
  • :duel:
    Lightsabe Duel
    Lightsabe Duel
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :doublebird:
    Double Bird
    Double Bird
  • :tmi:
    TMI
    TMI
  • :cheers:
    Miller Time
    Miller Time
  • :cheer:
    Cheerleading
    Cheerleading
  • :jawdrop:
    Jaw Drop
    Jaw Drop
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :lou:
    Nut Kick
    Nut Kick
  • :michael:
    Hail PMM Michael
    Hail PMM Michael
  • :biggrin:
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :afro:
    Afro Cool
    Afro Cool
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :headbang:
    Head Bang
    Head Bang
  • :na:
    Na-Na-Na-Boo-Boo
    Na-Na-Na-Boo-Boo
  • :gun:
    Gun Slinger
    Gun Slinger
  • :chainsaw:
    Chainsaw'd
    Chainsaw'd
  • :trainwreck:
    TrainWreck
    TrainWreck
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :dunno:
    Dunno
    Dunno
  • :worship:
    Worship
    Worship
  • :headwall:
    Head Against Wall
    Head Against Wall
  • :headspin:
    Head Spin
    Head Spin
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :wtf:
    WTF?
    WTF?
  • :wave:
    Wave
    Wave
  • :ashamed:
    Ashamed
    Ashamed
  • :badidea:
    Bright Idea (Sarcastic)
    Bright Idea (Sarcastic)