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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
: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
:somad: So Mad So Mad
:spit: Spit Spit
: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
: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
: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
:boring: Boring Boring
:hdphones: Headphones Headphones
: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
:indones: Indonesia Indonesia
:headache: Headache Headache
:umm: Ummm Ummm
:gardener: Gardener Gardener
:glasses: Glasses Glasses
:mad: Mad Mad
:yuck: Yuck Yuck
: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
:india: India India
:stocking: Stocking Stocking
:eek: EEK! EEK!
:chef: Chef Chef
:duck: Duck Duck
;) Wink Wink
:sorry: Sorry Sorry
: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
:rolleyes: Roll eyes Roll eyes
:yeah: Oh Yeah Oh Yeah
: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
: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
: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
:smash: Order! Order!
:bworm: Bookworm Bookworm
:Party: Party Party
:disguise: Diguise Diguise
:candycane Candy Cane Candy Cane
:cool: Cool Cool
:kenya: Kenya Kenya
:usflag: American Flag American Flag

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