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

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