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

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