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

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