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

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