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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
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:snorkel: Snorkel Snorkel
:indones: Indonesia Indonesia
:headache: Headache Headache
:umm: Ummm Ummm
:gardener: Gardener Gardener
:glasses: Glasses Glasses
:mad: Mad Mad
:yuck: Yuck Yuck
:moped: Moped Moped
:love: Love Love
:frypan: Fryingpan Fryingpan
:innocent: Innocent Innocent
:france: France France
:wah: Crying Crying
:sick2: More Sick More Sick
:spin: Spinning Spinning
:coffee: Coffee Coffee
:gift: Gift Gift
:ireland: Ireland Ireland
:newyear: FireCracker FireCracker
:sick: Sick Sick
:cake: Cake Cake
:smirk: Smirk Smirk
:shy: Shy Shy
:india: India India
:stocking: Stocking Stocking
:eek: EEK! EEK!
:chef: Chef Chef
:duck: Duck Duck
;) Wink Wink
:sorry: Sorry Sorry
:fever: Fever Fever
:lol: Belly Laugh Belly Laugh
:teacher: Teacher Teacher
:highfive: High Five High Five
:baby: Baby Baby
:angel: Angel Angel
:canada: Canada Canada
:rolleyes: Roll eyes Roll eyes
:yeah: Oh Yeah Oh Yeah
:no: No No
:us: US Flag US Flag
:santa: Santa Santa
:blush: Blush Blush
:disgust: Disgusted Disgusted
:whistle: Whistle Whistle
: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
:loveyou: Love You Love You
:sail: Sail Sail
:crying: I'm crying here! I'm crying here!
: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?
:raspberry Raspberry Raspberry
:excited: Excited Excited
:wales: Wales Wales
:argue: Argument Argument
:hide: Hide Eyes Hide Eyes
:smash: Order! Order!
:bworm: Bookworm Bookworm
:Party: Party Party
:disguise: Diguise Diguise
:candycane Candy Cane Candy Cane
:cool: Cool Cool
:usflag: American Flag American Flag
:kenya: Kenya Kenya
: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
:cop: Cop Cop
:eureka: Eureka! Eureka!
:shepherd: Shepherd Shepherd
:ghug: Group Hug Group Hug
:scotland: Scotland Scotland
:confused: Confused Confused
:yummy: Yummy Yummy
: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
:yawn: Yawn Yawn
:ipray: Pray Pray
:beanie: Beanie Beanie
:malaysia: Malaysia Malaysia
:gball: Ornament Ornament
:bawling: Bawling Bawling
:grandpa: Grandpa Grandpa
:hyper: Hyper Hyper
:) Smilie Smilie
:hmm: Hmm Hmm
:right: Yeah Right Yeah Right
:troll: Troll Troll
:stinkeye: Stink Eye Stink Eye
:grandma: Grandma Grandma
:faint: Faint Faint
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
:wave: Wave Wave
:flamed: Flamed Flamed
:yum: Yum Yum
:hissyfit: Hissyfit Hissyfit
:hug: Hug Hug
:england: England England
:redhotmad Red Hot Mad Red Hot Mad
:australia Australia Australia
:boring: Boring Boring
:hdphones: Headphones Headphones
:bagface: Bag Face Bag Face
:sigh: Sigh Sigh
:wreath: Wreath Wreath
:bomb: Bomb Bomb
:wall: Wall Wall
:japan: Japan Japan
:rofl: ROFL ROFL
:Pakistan: Pakistan Pakistan
:ctree: Christmas Tree Christmas Tree
:dunce: Dunce Dunce
:whew: Relieved Relieved
:chill: Chill Pill Chill Pill

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