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

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