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
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • FT's smilies
  • :]
    smile2
    smile2
  • ;]
    wink1
    wink1
  • :[
    frown_old
    frown_old
  • :((
    frown_blue
    frown_blue
  • :{
    frown2
    frown2
  • :GG
    Biggrinning
    Biggrinning
  • :G
    biggrin
    biggrin
  • :}
    evilgrin1
    evilgrin1
  • :rolleyess:
    rolleyess
    rolleyess
  • :rolleyesss:
    rolleyess2
    rolleyess2
  • :coool:
    cool_old
    cool_old
  • :confuseddd:
    confused_old
    confused_old
  • :confusedd:
    confused
    confused
  • :P
    tongue2
    tongue2
  • :b
    tongue_old
    tongue_old
  • :O
    embarassed4
    embarassed4
  • :eeek:
    eeek
    eeek
  • :EEK:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :eekk:
    eekk
    eekk
  • :dance:
    dance
    dance
  • :rofl:
    rofl
    rofl
  • :cheers:
    cheers1
    cheers1
  • :K
    smoking17
    smoking17
  • :k
    smoke2
    smoke2
  • :^
    thumbsup2
    thumbsup2
  • :aww:
    nonono
    nonono
  • :007:
    bond007
    bond007
  • :tsk:
    tsk
    tsk
  • :ninja:
    ninja
    ninja
  • :stpat:
    St.patsday
    St.patsday
  • :<3:
    Hearts
    Hearts
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :scared:
    scared
    scared
  • :facepalmm:
    facepalm2
    facepalm2
  • :facepalm:
    facepalm
    facepalm
  • :sick:
    sick
    sick
  • :rimshot:
    rimshot
    rimshot
  • :screwy:
    Screwy
    Screwy
  • :beer:
    beer
    beer
  • :pop:
    popcorn
    popcorn
  • :sly:
    sly
    sly
  • :madd:
    mad2
    mad2
  • :turk:
    turkey
    turkey
  • :bang:
    banghead
    banghead
  • :wave:
    wave
    wave
  • :peace:
    peace
    peace
  • :bs:
    B.S.
    B.S.
  • :buhbye:
    buh-bye
    buh-bye
  • :curse:
    curse
    curse
  • :dunno:
    dunno
    dunno
  • :flush:
    flush
    flush
  • :really?:
    really?
    really?
  • :horror:
    horror/surprise
    horror/surprise
  • :fist:
    shakingfist
    shakingfist
  • :woohoo:
    woohoo
    woohoo
  • :woot:
    woot
    woot
  • :bawl:
    Bawling
    Bawling
  • :cry:
    Weeping
    Weeping
  • :sleep:
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • :ouch:
    Owwee
    Owwee
  • :homer:
    Homer
    Homer
  • :joint:
    Joint
    Joint
  • :jump:
    Jump
    Jump
  • :party:
    Party
    Party
  • :booom:
    Explosion
    Explosion
  • :spin:
    Spin
    Spin
  • :rolff:
    ROFL2
    ROFL2
  • :loop:
    Loopy
    Loopy
  • :shock:
    Shock
    Shock
  • :shocked:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :drink:
    Drink!
    Drink!
  • :suicide:
    Suicide
    Suicide
  • :bow:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :bong:
    Bonghit
    Bonghit
  • Seasonal Smilies
  • :snow:
    snowcool
    snowcool
  • :Gsanta:
    biggrinsanta
    biggrinsanta
  • :]santa:
    smilesanta
    smilesanta
  • :vampire:
    vampire
    vampire
  • :pumpkin:
    pumpkin
    pumpkin