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

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