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

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