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

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