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

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