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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
:worried: Worried Worried
:candle: Candle Candle
:sing: Sing Sing
:( Frown Frown
:sail: Sail Sail
:crying: I'm crying here! I'm crying here!
:loveyou: Love You Love You
:fireman: Firefighter Firefighter
:foot: Foot in Mouth Foot in Mouth
:yes: Yes Yes
:fishing: Gone Fishing Gone Fishing
:iambomb: I am Bomb I am Bomb
:what: What? What?
:raspberry Raspberry Raspberry
:excited: Excited Excited
:argue: Argument Argument
:hide: Hide Eyes Hide Eyes
:wales: Wales Wales
:bworm: Bookworm Bookworm
:smash: Order! Order!
:Party: Party Party
:cool: Cool Cool
:disguise: Diguise Diguise
:candycane Candy Cane Candy Cane
:kenya: Kenya Kenya
:usflag: American Flag American Flag
:quiet: Quiet Quiet
:gum: Gum Gum
:excuse: Excuse Me? Excuse Me?
:uk: Britain Britain
:twocents: Twocents Twocents
:cowboy: Cowboy Cowboy
:soapbox: Soap Box Soap Box
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:cop: Cop Cop
:eureka: Eureka! Eureka!
: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
:biggrin: Big Grin Big Grin
:sherlock: Sherlock Sherlock
:mexico: Mexico Mexico
:ipray: Pray Pray
:yawn: Yawn Yawn
:beanie: Beanie Beanie
:bawling: Bawling Bawling
:malaysia: Malaysia Malaysia
:gball: Ornament Ornament
:grandpa: Grandpa Grandpa
:hyper: Hyper Hyper
:hmm: Hmm Hmm
:) Smilie Smilie
:troll: Troll Troll
:stinkeye: Stink Eye Stink Eye
:right: Yeah Right Yeah Right
:grandma: Grandma Grandma
:faint: Faint Faint
:wave: Wave Wave
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
:flamed: Flamed Flamed
:yum: Yum Yum
:hissyfit: Hissyfit Hissyfit
:hug: Hug Hug
:redhotmad Red Hot Mad Red Hot Mad
:australia Australia Australia
:england: England England
:hdphones: Headphones Headphones
:boring: Boring Boring
:bagface: Bag Face Bag Face
:bomb: Bomb Bomb
:sigh: Sigh Sigh
:wreath: Wreath Wreath
:japan: Japan Japan
:wall: Wall Wall
:rofl: ROFL ROFL
:ctree: Christmas Tree Christmas Tree
:dunce: Dunce Dunce
:Pakistan: Pakistan Pakistan
:whew: Relieved Relieved
:chill: Chill Pill Chill Pill
:snorkel: Snorkel Snorkel
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:headache: Headache Headache
:umm: Ummm Ummm
:indones: Indonesia Indonesia
:gardener: Gardener Gardener
:glasses: Glasses Glasses
:yuck: Yuck Yuck
:mad: Mad Mad
:moped: Moped Moped
:love: Love Love
:frypan: Fryingpan Fryingpan
:innocent: Innocent Innocent
:wah: Crying Crying
:sick2: More Sick More Sick
:france: France France
:coffee: Coffee Coffee
:spin: Spinning Spinning
:gift: Gift Gift
:sick: Sick Sick
:ireland: Ireland Ireland
:newyear: FireCracker FireCracker
:smirk: Smirk Smirk
:cake: Cake Cake
:shy: Shy Shy
:stocking: Stocking Stocking
:eek: EEK! EEK!
:india: India India
:chef: Chef Chef
:duck: Duck Duck
:sorry: Sorry Sorry
;) Wink Wink
:fever: Fever Fever
:lol: Belly Laugh Belly Laugh
: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
:blush: Blush Blush
:us: US Flag US Flag
:santa: Santa Santa
:whistle: Whistle Whistle
:disgust: Disgusted Disgusted
:reporter: Reporter Reporter
:snowman: Snowman Snowman
:devil: The Devil The Devil
:nireland: Northern Ireland Northern Ireland

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