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

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