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

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