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

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