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

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