Smilies

Explanation

'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!

Smilie List

What to Type
Resulting Graphic
Meaning
  • Smilies
  • :-)
  • :-D
  • ;-)
  • :-(
  • :-o
  • :shock:
  • :-?
  • 8-)
  • :lol:
  • :-x
  • :-P
  • :oops:
  • :cry:
  • :evil:
  • :twisted:
  • :roll:
  • :!:
  • :?:
  • :idea:
  • :arrow:
  • :-|
  • :mrgreen:
  • :geek:
  • :ugeek:
  • :queen:
  • :king:
  • :joker:
  • :crazy_hair:
  • :farao:
  • :reading:
  • :sick:
  • :waving:
  • :crybaby:
  • :salute:
  • :spinning:
  • :upsidedown:
  • :pacman:
    Pacman
    Pacman
  • :stop:
  • :director:
  • :dontknow:
  • :whip:
  • :duh:
    Duh
    Duh
  • :fever:
    Fever
    Fever
  • :lady:
    Lady
    Lady
  • :energy:
    Energy
    Energy
  • :twins:
    Twins
    Twins
  • :tiphat:
    Tiphat
    Tiphat
  • :hello:
    Hello
    Hello
  • :disgust:
    Disgust
    Disgust
  • :yawning:
    Yawning
    Yawning
  • :headscratch:
    Head Scratch
    Head Scratch
  • :baby:
    Baby
    Baby
  • :dizzy:
    Dizzy
    Dizzy
  • :hiding:
  • :computer:
  • :yikes2:
    Yikes!
    Yikes!
  • :run:
    Run
    Run
  • :tongue1:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :peace:
    Peace
    Peace
  • :tongue2:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :x
  • ;)
  • :o
  • :)
  • :(
  • Activities and Careers
  • :policeman:
    Policeman
    Policeman
  • :fireman:
    Fireman
    Fireman
  • :nurse:
    Nurse
    Nurse
  • :medic:
    Medic
    Medic
  • :notes:
    Writing
    Writing
  • :praying:
    Praying
    Praying
  • :brushing:
    Brushing Teeth
    Brushing Teeth
  • :shower:
    Shower
    Shower
  • :swing:
    Swing
    Swing
  • :smash:
    Smash
    Smash
  • :smashcomp:
    Smashing Computer
    Smashing Computer
  • :surf:
    Surf
    Surf
  • :homework:
    Homework
    Homework
  • :jog:
    Jog
    Jog
  • :ducking:
    Duck
    Duck
  • :artist:
    Artist
    Artist
  • :painting:
    Painting
    Painting
  • :typing:
    Typing
    Typing
  • :box:
    Boxer
    Boxer
  • :boxing:
    Boxing
    Boxing
  • :fencing:
    Fencing
    Fencing
  • :sleepy1:
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • :sleeping:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :sleep:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :dishes:
    Dishes
    Dishes
  • :wash:
    Wash
    Wash
  • :hang:
    Hanging Clothes
    Hanging Clothes
  • :sewmachine:
    Sewing Machine
    Sewing Machine
  • :knit:
    Knit
    Knit
  • :crochet:
    Crochet
    Crochet
  • Agreement
  • :yes:
    Yes!
    Yes!
  • :thumbs_up:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :bow:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :bowing:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :clapping:
    Clapping
    Clapping
  • Angels
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :angel8:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :angel1:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :angel5:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :angel9:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :angel4:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :angel12:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :littleangel:
    Little Angel
    Little Angel
  • Animals and Characters
  • :duckie:
    Duckie
    Duckie
  • :cockatiel:
    Cockatiel
    Cockatiel
  • :pig:
    Pig
    Pig
  • :butterfly:
    Butterfly
    Butterfly
  • :panda:
    Panda
    Panda
  • :elk:
    Elk
    Elk
  • :fish:
    Fish
    Fish
  • :albino:
    Albino
    Albino
  • :bunny:
    Bunny
    Bunny
  • :monkey:
    Monkey
    Monkey
  • :tweety:
    Tweety
    Tweety
  • :cat:
    Cat
    Cat
  • :catdrinking:
    Cat Drinking
    Cat Drinking
  • :mooncat:
    Cat on the Moon
    Cat on the Moon
  • :dog:
    Dog
    Dog
  • :grommit:
    Grommit
    Grommit
  • :greyhound:
    Greyhound
    Greyhound
  • :paw:
    Paw
    Paw
  • :snoopy:
    Snoopy
    Snoopy
  • :beagle:
    Barking Beagle
    Barking Beagle
  • :wagging:
    Wagging Tail
    Wagging Tail
  • :dogkiss:
    Puppy Kiss
    Puppy Kiss
  • :dogrun:
    Running Dog
    Running Dog
  • :deer:
    Deer
    Deer
  • :alien:
    Alien
    Alien
  • :pegasus:
    Pegasus
    Pegasus
  • :smurf:
    Smurf
    Smurf
  • :kermit:
    Kermit
    Kermit
  • :hyena:
    Hyena
    Hyena
  • :wool:
    Wool
    Wool
  • :teddy:
    Teddy
    Teddy
  • Celebration and Laughing
  • :yahoo:
    Yahoo!
    Yahoo!
  • :cheerleader:
    Cheerleader
    Cheerleader
  • :rofl:
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :rofl_guy:
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :rolling:
    Rolling
    Rolling
  • :clap:
    Clapping
    Clapping
  • :thankyou:
    Thank you!
    Thank you!
  • :flowersforyou:
    Flowersforyou
    Flowersforyou
  • :streamers:
    Streamers
    Streamers
  • :balloons:
    Balloons
    Balloons
  • :chocolate_cake:
    Chocolate Cake
    Chocolate Cake
  • :present:
    Present
    Present
  • :birthday:
    Birthday
    Birthday
  • :happybirthday:
    Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday
  • :bdayparty:
    Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday to You
  • :champagne:
    Champagne
    Champagne
  • Disagreement
  • :no:
    No!
    No!
  • :nono:
    No no
    No no
  • :pullhair:
    Pulling Hair
    Pulling Hair
  • :argue:
    Argue
    Argue
  • :bag:
    Bag
    Bag
  • :BangHead:
    BangHead
    BangHead
  • :caveman:
    Caveman
    Caveman
  • Food and Drink
  • :yummy:
    Yummy
    Yummy
  • :apple:
    Apple
    Apple
  • :goldfish:
    Goldfish
    Goldfish
  • :cherry:
    Cherry
    Cherry
  • :teapot:
    Teapot
    Teapot
  • :coffee:
    I love coffee
    I love coffee
  • :coffee4me:
    Coffee Maker
    Coffee Maker
  • :coffee_cup:
    Coffee Cup
    Coffee Cup
  • :wine:
    Wine
    Wine
  • :popcorn:
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :eating_popcorn:
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :banana:
    Banana
    Banana
  • :carrot:
    Carrot
    Carrot
  • :broccoli:
    Broccoli
    Broccoli
  • :icecream:
    Ice Cream
    Ice Cream
  • :spam2:
    Spam2
    Spam2
  • :spam:
    Spam
    Spam
  • :pancakes:
    Pancakes
    Pancakes
  • :chef:
    Chef
    Chef
  • :eat:
    Eat
    Eat
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :drunken_smilie:
    Drunken Smilie
    Drunken Smilie
  • Love and Friendship
  • :yellow_heart:
    Yellow Heart
    Yellow Heart
  • :heartbeat:
    Heartbeat
    Heartbeat
  • :red_heart:
    Red Heart
    Red Heart
  • :hugs:
    Hugs
    Hugs
  • :grouphug:
    Group Hug
    Group Hug
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :blowkiss:
    Blowing a Kiss
    Blowing a Kiss
  • :red_hearts:
    Love
    Love
  • :joy:
    Joy
    Joy
  • :hearts:
    Hearts
    Hearts
  • :lovestory:
    Love Story
    Love Story
  • :lips:
    Lips
    Lips
  • :bear:
    Bear
    Bear
  • :love_feather:
    Love
    Love
  • :love_hearts:
    Love
    Love
  • :chat:
    Chatting
    Chatting
  • :kiss:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • Plants and Weather
  • :earth:
    Earth
    Earth
  • :greenthumb:
    Greenthumb
    Greenthumb
  • :rainbow:
    Rainbow
    Rainbow
  • :sunny2:
    Sunny
    Sunny
  • :coolshine:
    Shining Sun
    Shining Sun
  • :shamrock:
    Shamrock
    Shamrock
  • :flower:
    Flower
    Flower
  • :red_flower:
    Flower
    Flower
  • :toothy4:
    Toothy Flower
    Toothy Flower
  • :treehugger:
    Tree Hugger
    Tree Hugger
  • :cold:
    Cold
    Cold
  • :brrr:
    Winter Brrr
    Winter Brrr
  • :snowball:
    Snowing Snowball
    Snowing Snowball
  • :snowing:
    Snowing
    Snowing
  • :sleigh:
    Sleigh
    Sleigh
  • :ice_skating:
    Ice Skating
    Ice Skating
  • :skiing:
    Skiing
    Skiing
  • :snowmobile:
    Snowmobile
    Snowmobile
  • :snowman_bounce:
    Bouncing Snowman
    Bouncing Snowman
  • :snowman_grinning:
    Grinning Snowman
    Grinning Snowman
  • :snowman:
    Snowman
    Snowman
  • Music, Song, and Dance
  • :musical_notes:
    Musical Notes
    Musical Notes
  • :headset:
    Headset
    Headset
  • :music:
    Music
    Music
  • :sing:
    Singer
    Singer
  • :whistling:
    Whistling
    Whistling
  • :musicbox:
    Musicbox
    Musicbox
  • :deejay:
    Deejay
    Deejay
  • :headbang:
    Head Bang
    Head Bang
  • :brake:
    Brake Dance
    Brake Dance
  • :reddance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • :violin:
    Violin
    Violin
  • :playviolin:
    Violin
    Violin
  • :guitar:
    Guitar
    Guitar
  • :drummer:
    Drummer
    Drummer
  • :drum:
    Drum
    Drum
  • :horn:
    Horn
    Horn
  • :sing4:
    Sing
    Sing
  • :serenade:
    Serenade
    Serenade
  • :harp:
    Harp
    Harp
  • :playkeyboard:
    Keyboard
    Keyboard
  • :playpiano2:
    Piano
    Piano
  • :playpiano3:
    Piano
    Piano
  • :playpiano:
    Piano
    Piano
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • :listening:
    Listening
    Listening
  • :musicband:
    Band
    Band
  • Ribbons
  • :ribbonwhite:
    Innocence, Right to Life, Peace, Victims of Terrorism, Diabetes, Alzheimer's, Adoptee, Bone Cancer
    Innocence, Right to Life, Peace, Victims of Terrorism, Diabetes, Alzheimer's, Adoptee, Bone Cancer
  • :ribbonpearl:
    Lung Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Emphysema
    Lung Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Emphysema
  • :ribbongrey:
    Grey Ribbon
    Grey Ribbon
  • :ribbonblue:
    Prostate Cancer, Scleroderma
    Prostate Cancer, Scleroderma
  • :ribbonpb:
    Pregnancy and Infant Loss, SIDS, Male Breast Cancer
    Pregnancy and Infant Loss, SIDS, Male Breast Cancer
  • :ribbonperiwinkle:
    Eating Disorders, Pulmonary Hypertension, Irritible Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal Cancer, Gastroesophag
    Eating Disorders, Pulmonary Hypertension, Irritible Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal Cancer, Gastroesophag
  • :ribbonlavendar:
    General Cancer Awareness, Epilepsy, Rett Syndrome
    General Cancer Awareness, Epilepsy, Rett Syndrome
  • :ribbonpink:
    Breast Cancer
    Breast Cancer
  • :ribbonyellow:
    Yellow Ribbon
    Yellow Ribbon
  • :ribbongold:
    Childhood Cancer
    Childhood Cancer
  • :ribbonorange:
    Hunger, Cultural Diversity, Leukemia, Lupus, Racial Tolerance, Self Injury
    Hunger, Cultural Diversity, Leukemia, Lupus, Racial Tolerance, Self Injury
  • :ribbonred:
    AIDS/HIV, Substance Abuse, MADD, DARE, Heart Disease, Epidermolysis Bullosa, DUI Awareness
    AIDS/HIV, Substance Abuse, MADD, DARE, Heart Disease, Epidermolysis Bullosa, DUI Awareness
  • :ribbonrwb:
    US Patriotism, 9/11 Victims
    US Patriotism, 9/11 Victims
  • :ribbonnavy:
    Child Abuse Prevention, Arthritis, Free Speech, Education, Crime Victim Rights, Water Quality, Domes
    Child Abuse Prevention, Arthritis, Free Speech, Education, Crime Victim Rights, Water Quality, Domes
  • :ribbonpurple:
    Domestic Violence, Religious Tolerance, Animal Abuse, 9/11 Victims, Pancreatic Cancer, Chron's Disea
    Domestic Violence, Religious Tolerance, Animal Abuse, 9/11 Victims, Pancreatic Cancer, Chron's Disea
  • :ribbonrainbow:
    Gay and Lesbian Pride/Rights
    Gay and Lesbian Pride/Rights
  • :ribbluyel:
    Down Syndrome
    Down Syndrome
  • :redbluerib:
    Congenital Heart Defects
    Congenital Heart Defects
  • :ribbonjigsaw:
    Autism
    Autism
  • :autismribbon:
    Autism
    Autism
  • :ribbonteal:
    Substance Abuse, Gynecological Cancers, Sexual Assault, PCOS
    Substance Abuse, Gynecological Cancers, Sexual Assault, PCOS
  • :ribbonlime:
    Lymphoma and Lyme Disease
    Lymphoma and Lyme Disease
  • :ribbongreen:
    Tissue and Organ Donation, Depression, Childhood Depression, Worker and Driving Safety, Missing Chil
    Tissue and Organ Donation, Depression, Childhood Depression, Worker and Driving Safety, Missing Chil
  • :ribbonbrown:
    Anti-Tobacco, Colon Cancer
    Anti-Tobacco, Colon Cancer
  • :ribbonburgundy:
    Hospice Care, Multiple Myeloma, Headaches
    Hospice Care, Multiple Myeloma, Headaches
  • :ribboncesarean:
    Cesarean
    Cesarean
  • :ribbonblack:
    Mourning, Melanoma, Anti-Gang, POW-MIA
    Mourning, Melanoma, Anti-Gang, POW-MIA
  • Signs and Words
  • :winner:
    and the Winner is...
    and the Winner is...
  • :bump:
    Bump
    Bump
  • :coolphotos:
    Cool Photos
    Cool Photos
  • :error:
    Error
    Error
  • :goodluck:
    Good Luck!
    Good Luck!
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :help_book:
    Help
    Help
  • :hola:
    Hola
    Hola
  • :imconfused:
    I'm Confused
    I'm Confused
  • :iwish:
    I Wish
    I Wish
  • :hahaha:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :offtopic:
    Off Topic
    Off Topic
  • :oops2:
    Oops
    Oops
  • :pm:
    Private Message
    Private Message
  • :prettyplease:
    Pretty Please
    Pretty Please
  • :protest:
    Protest
    Protest
  • :spam3:
    Spam
    Spam
  • :stopsign:
    Stop
    Stop
  • :thanx:
    Thank You!
    Thank You!
  • :notme:
    Wasn't Me?
    Wasn't Me?
  • :waytogo:
    Way to Go
    Way to Go
  • :welcomeback:
    Welcome Back
    Welcome Back
  • :wow:
    Wow
    Wow
  • Misc
  • :2cents:
    2 Cents
    2 Cents
  • :money:
    Money
    Money
  • :flag:
    Flag
    Flag
  • :home:
    Home
    Home
  • :wheelchair:
    Wheelchair
    Wheelchair
  • :superhero:
    Super Hero
    Super Hero
  • :hippy:
    Hippy
    Hippy
  • :trekkie:
    Trekkie
    Trekkie
  • :director2:
    Director2
    Director2
  • :BFPChart2:
    BFPChart2
    BFPChart2
  • :hide:
    Hide
    Hide
  • :tshirt:
    T-shirt
    T-shirt
  • :smileinbox:
    Smile in a Box
    Smile in a Box
  • :toothy_curtains:
    Toothy
    Toothy
  • :starwars:
    Star Wars
    Star Wars
  • :dust:
    Dust
    Dust
  • :candle:
    Candle
    Candle
  • :hourglass:
    Hourglass
    Hourglass
  • :blob:
    Blob
    Blob
  • :driving:
    Driving
    Driving
  • :car:
    Car
    Car
  • Holidays
  • :happynewyear:
    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year!
  • :santa:
    Santa
    Santa
  • :santa2:
    Santa
    Santa
  • :xmascheers:
    Xmascheers
    Xmascheers
  • :xmsing:
    Singing
    Singing
  • :tree:
    Tree
    Tree
  • :xmassign:
    Merry Xmas
    Merry Xmas