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

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