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
  • Standard smilies
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :D
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :p
    Cheeky
    Cheeky
  • B-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :@
    Angry
    Angry
  • :S
    Wondering
    Wondering
  • :$
    Embarrassed
    Embarrassed
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • ;(
    Crying
    Crying
  • (boffin)
    Boffin
    Boffin
  • (puke)
    Sick
    Sick
  • l-)
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • ]:)
    Evil grin
    Evil grin
  • :x
    Speechless
    Speechless
  • (facepalm)
    Facepalm
    Facepalm
  • (y)
    Thumbs up
    Thumbs up
  • (n)
    Thumbs down
    Thumbs down
  • (cake)
    Cake
    Cake
  • (beer)
    Beer
    Beer
  • (doh)
    Doh!
    Doh!
  • (worry)
    Worried
    Worried
  • (devil)
    Devil
    Devil
  • (clap)
    Clapping
    Clapping
  • (rofl)
    Rofl
    Rofl
  • (tmi)
    Too much info
    Too much info
  • (drunk)
    Drunk
    Drunk
  • (smoke)
    Smoking
    Smoking
  • (swear)
    Swear
    Swear
  • (punch)
    Punch
    Punch
  • (inlove)
    In Love
    In Love
  • (bangshead)
    Bangs Head
    Bangs Head
  • (flex)
    Flex muscle
    Flex muscle
  • (moonie)
    Moonie
    Moonie
  • (LLL)
    LLL
    LLL
  • (Lez)
    Kim Jong Lez
    Kim Jong Lez
  • exeweb.com smilies
  • [ecfc]
    City shirt
    City shirt
  • [england]
    England smile
    England smile
  • [G]
    Grecian the Lion
    Grecian the Lion
  • [A]
    Athena
    Athena
  • [tap]
    Taps Nose
    Taps Nose
  • (tisdale)
    Tisdale
    Tisdale
  • (sjp)
    Sjp Smiley
    Sjp Smiley