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

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