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
  • Generic Smilies
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :p
    Raspberry
    Raspberry
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :zzz:
    Zzz
    Zzz
  • >:|
    Angry
    Angry
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :bump:
    Bump
    Bump
  • Happy
  • :mark:
    :mark:
    :mark:
  • :bronte:
    Bronte
    Bronte
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :bdance:
    Break Dance
    Break Dance
  • :boing:
    Boing
    Boing
  • :bounce:
    Over the moon
    Over the moon
  • :bulb:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :clap2:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :glee:
    Glee
    Glee
  • :hammer:
    Hammer
    Hammer
  • :hehe:
    Hehe
    Hehe
  • :hunny:
    Happy bunny
    Happy bunny
  • :joke:
    Joke/Jester
    Joke/Jester
  • :jump:
    Jump
    Jump
  • :niceone:
    Nice one
    Nice one
  • :mwave:
    Mexican Wave
    Mexican Wave
  • :rofl:
    ROFL!
    ROFL!
  • :rofl2:
    ROFL!
    ROFL!
  • :spin:
    Spin
    Spin
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :woohoo:
    Woo Hoo
    Woo Hoo
  • :yay:
    Yay!
    Yay!
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :-D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • Hugs etc
  • :fingersx:
    Fingers Crossed
    Fingers Crossed
  • :flowers:
    Flowers
    Flowers
  • :ghug:
    Group Hug
    Group Hug
  • :gvibes:
    Good Vibes
    Good Vibes
  • :heart2:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :hug:
    Hug
    Hug
  • :kiss:
    Blow Kiss
    Blow Kiss
  • :luv:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :squeeze:
    Squeeze
    Squeeze
  • :treehug:
    Treehugger
    Treehugger
  • Scared
  • :demon:
    Demon
    Demon
  • :eek:
    Eek!
    Eek!
  • :eek2:
    Eek!
    Eek!
  • :faint:
    Faint
    Faint
  • :ph34r:
    Ph34r!
    Ph34r!
  • :scared:
    Scared
    Scared
  • Sad
  • :cry:
    Crying
    Crying
  • :cry2:
    Crying
    Crying
  • :disap:
    Disappointed
    Disappointed
  • :leave:
    Leaving
    Leaving
  • :mope:
    Mope
    Mope
  • :woe:
    Woe
    Woe
  • Confused, embarrased etc
  • :???:
    Puzzled
    Puzzled
  • :badpc:
    Technophobe
    Technophobe
  • :boggle:
    Boggle
    Boggle
  • :bow:
    Not worthy
    Not worthy
  • :doh:
    D'oh!
    D'oh!
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :hnh:
    Hnh
    Hnh
  • :huh:
    Huh?
    Huh?
  • :idiot:
    Idiot
    Idiot
  • :nut:
    Nut
    Nut
  • :nutter:
    Nutter
    Nutter
  • :ohdear:
    Oh dear, oh dear
    Oh dear, oh dear
  • :oops:
    Oops
    Oops
  • :roll:
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • :roll2:
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • :shrug:
    Shrug
    Shrug
  • :tfoil:
    Tinfoil Hat
    Tinfoil Hat
  • :wtf:
    WTF?
    WTF?
  • Angry
  • :argue:
    Difference of opinion
    Difference of opinion
  • :bang:
    Bang
    Bang
  • :blah;
    Blah blah
    Blah blah
  • :brick:
    Brick
    Brick
  • :evil:
    Evil (whipcrack)
    Evil (whipcrack)
  • :nag:
    Nag
    Nag
  • :nono:
    No no
    No no
  • :poke:
    Poke
    Poke
  • :rant:
    Soapbox
    Soapbox
  • :rant3:
    Rant
    Rant
  • :sbox:
    Soapbox
    Soapbox
  • :splat:
    Splat
    Splat
  • :twak:
    Twak!
    Twak!
  • :whack:
    Whack
    Whack
  • Welcome etc
  • :tiphat:
    Tip Hat
    Tip Hat
  • :wave:
    Wave
    Wave
  • :welcome:
    Welcome
    Welcome
  • :welcome2:
    Welcome to So!
    Welcome to So!
  • Food
  • :coffee:
    Coffee
    Coffee
  • :coffee2:
    Coffee
    Coffee
  • :drool:
    Drool
    Drool
  • :eat:
    Groffle
    Groffle
  • :hungry:
    Hungry
    Hungry
  • :pcorn:
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :pepsi:
    Pepsi
    Pepsi
  • :pint:
    Pint
    Pint
  • :vomit:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :yum:
    Yum
    Yum
  • Festive
  • :bestwishes:
    Best Wishes
    Best Wishes
  • :boogie:
    Boogie
    Boogie
  • :cheers:
    Cheers!
    Cheers!
  • :cleader:
    Cheer Leader
    Cheer Leader
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • :drum:
    Drum Roll
    Drum Roll
  • :drunk:
    Drunk
    Drunk
  • :hb:
    Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday
  • :monkey:
    Monkey
    Monkey
  • :party:
    Party!
    Party!
  • :pressie:
    Pressie
    Pressie
  • :rox:
    Rocks
    Rocks
  • Slogan
  • :...:
    Ellipsis
    Ellipsis
  • :agreed:
    Agreed
    Agreed
  • :argh:
    Argh!
    Argh!
  • :bump2:
    Bump
    Bump
  • :cens:
    Censored
    Censored
  • :eew:
    Eew!
    Eew!
  • :exactly:
    Exactly
    Exactly
  • ;grave:
    Goodnight
    Goodnight
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :hno:
    Hell no
    Hell no
  • :lol:
    LOL
    LOL
  • :lol2:
    LOL
    LOL
  • :never:
    Never
    Never
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :oops2:
    Oops
    Oops
  • :ot:
    Off Topic
    Off Topic
  • :tdat:
    True that
    True that
  • :thj:
    Thread Hijacked
    Thread Hijacked
  • :tx:
    Thanks
    Thanks
  • :wback:
    Welcome back
    Welcome back
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :ythat:
    Yeah that
    Yeah that
  • Seasonal
  • :twee:
    Christmas Tree
    Christmas Tree
  • :xdeer:
    Rudolph
    Rudolph
  • :xgrin:
    Santa Grin
    Santa Grin
  • :xman:
    Snowman
    Snowman
  • temp
  • :pray:
    Pray
    Pray
  • :lurk:
    Lurk
    Lurk
  • :wchair:
    Wheelchair
    Wheelchair
  • :cop:
    Police
    Police
  • :read:
    Read
    Read
  • :!:
    !
    !
  • :sunny:
    Sunny
    Sunny
  • :showoff:
    Show Off
    Show Off
  • :ill:
    Ill
    Ill
  • :spider:
    Spider
    Spider
  • :bee:
    Bee
    Bee
  • :bear:
    Teddy bear
    Teddy bear
  • :waggle:
    Waggle Eyebrows
    Waggle Eyebrows
  • :geek:
    Geek
    Geek
  • :smash:
    Kill Computer
    Kill Computer
  • :violin:
    Violin
    Violin
  • :guitar:
    Guitar
    Guitar