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

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