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'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!

Standard Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:yeah: Oh Yeah Oh Yeah
:gift: Gift Gift
:sick: Sick Sick
:ireland: Ireland Ireland
:santa: Santa Santa
:cake: Cake Cake
:shy: Shy Shy
:whistle: Whistle Whistle
:eek: EEK! EEK!
:india: India India
:snowman: Snowman Snowman
:duck: Duck Duck
:sorry: Sorry Sorry
:worried: Worried Worried
;) Wink Wink
:lol: Belly Laugh Belly Laugh
:sail: Sail Sail
:highfive: High Five High Five
:canada: Canada Canada
:fireman: Firefighter Firefighter
:angel: Angel Angel
:rolleyes: Roll eyes Roll eyes
:iambomb: I am Bomb I am Bomb
:no: No No
:blush: Blush Blush
:us: US Flag US Flag
:raspberry Raspberry Raspberry
:wales: Wales Wales
:disgust: Disgusted Disgusted
:reporter: Reporter Reporter
:bworm: Bookworm Bookworm
:devil: The Devil The Devil
:nireland: Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
:candycane Candy Cane Candy Cane
:candle: Candle Candle
:sing: Sing Sing
:kenya: Kenya Kenya
:( Frown Frown
:crying: I'm crying here! I'm crying here!
:loveyou: Love You Love You
:gum: Gum Gum
:foot: Foot in Mouth Foot in Mouth
:yes: Yes Yes
:twocents: Twocents Twocents
:fishing: Gone Fishing Gone Fishing
:what: What? What?
:cop: Cop Cop
:excited: Excited Excited
:hide: Hide Eyes Hide Eyes
:shepherd: Shepherd Shepherd
:argue: Argument Argument
:smash: Order! Order!
:scotland: Scotland Scotland
:spit: Spit Spit
:Party: Party Party
:ghana: Ghana Ghana
:cool: Cool Cool
:disguise: Diguise Diguise
:mexico: Mexico Mexico
:usflag: American Flag American Flag
:quiet: Quiet Quiet
:ipray: Pray Pray
:excuse: Excuse Me? Excuse Me?
:uk: Britain Britain
:gball: Ornament Ornament
:cowboy: Cowboy Cowboy
:soapbox: Soap Box Soap Box
:grandpa: Grandpa Grandpa
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:eureka: Eureka! Eureka!
:troll: Troll Troll
:ghug: Group Hug Group Hug
:yummy: Yummy Yummy
:grandma: Grandma Grandma
:confused: Confused Confused
:somad: So Mad So Mad
:flamed: Flamed Flamed
:jester: Jester Jester
:biggrin: Big Grin Big Grin
:sherlock: Sherlock Sherlock
:hissyfit: Hissyfit Hissyfit
:england: England England
:yawn: Yawn Yawn
:beanie: Beanie Beanie
:hdphones: Headphones Headphones
:bawling: Bawling Bawling
:malaysia: Malaysia Malaysia
:wreath: Wreath Wreath
:hyper: Hyper Hyper
:hmm: Hmm Hmm
:japan: Japan Japan
:) Smilie Smilie
:stinkeye: Stink Eye Stink Eye
:right: Yeah Right Yeah Right
:ctree: Christmas Tree Christmas Tree
:faint: Faint Faint
:wave: Wave Wave
:whew: Relieved Relieved
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
:yum: Yum Yum
:headache: Headache Headache
:hug: Hug Hug
:australia Australia Australia
:gardener: Gardener Gardener
:redhotmad Red Hot Mad Red Hot Mad
:boring: Boring Boring
:moped: Moped Moped
:bagface: Bag Face Bag Face
:bomb: Bomb Bomb
:sigh: Sigh Sigh
:frypan: Fryingpan Fryingpan
:france: France France
:wall: Wall Wall
:rofl: ROFL ROFL
:coffee: Coffee Coffee
:dunce: Dunce Dunce
:Pakistan: Pakistan Pakistan
:newyear: FireCracker FireCracker
:chill: Chill Pill Chill Pill
:snorkel: Snorkel Snorkel
:smirk: Smirk Smirk
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:umm: Ummm Ummm
:indones: Indonesia Indonesia
:stocking: Stocking Stocking
:glasses: Glasses Glasses
:yuck: Yuck Yuck
:chef: Chef Chef
:mad: Mad Mad
:love: Love Love
:fever: Fever Fever
:innocent: Innocent Innocent
:sick2: More Sick More Sick
:teacher: Teacher Teacher
:wah: Crying Crying
:baby: Baby Baby
:spin: Spinning Spinning

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