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!

What to Type
Resulting Graphic
Meaning
  • Actions
  • :wall:
    Brick Wall
    Brick Wall
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :shhh:
    Shhh
    Shhh
  • :lol:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :pray:
    Pray
    Pray
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :doh:
    D'oh!
    D'oh!
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :shakehead:
    Shake Head
    Shake Head
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • :redface:
    Redface
    Redface
  • :p
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • :o
    OMG
    OMG
  • :leap:
    Leap
    Leap
  • :rofl:
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :goodluck:
    Goodluck
    Goodluck
  • :crossfingers:
    Crossfingers
    Crossfingers
  • :duh:
    Duh
    Duh
  • :kissing:
    Kissing
    Kissing
  • :juggling:
    Juggling
    Juggling
  • :ninja:
    Ninja
    Ninja
  • :kiss:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :confetti:
    Confetti
    Confetti
  • :loveshower:
    Love Shower
    Love Shower
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :nahnah:
    Nar Nah!!
    Nar Nah!!
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :tmi:
    Too Much Information!
    Too Much Information!
  • :hide:
    Hiding
    Hiding
  • :cold:
    Cold / Flu
    Cold / Flu
  • :asleep:
    Asleep
    Asleep
  • :think:
    Thinking
    Thinking
  • :bump:
    Bump!
    Bump!
  • :comfort:
    Comfort
    Comfort
  • :ROFL:
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :hug:
    Hug
    Hug
  • :spit:
    Spit
    Spit
  • :grouphug:
    Group Hug
    Group Hug
  • :happybirthday:
    Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday
  • :computer:
    Computer
    Computer
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up!
    Thumbs Up!
  • :whip:
    Whip
    Whip
  • :juggle:
    Juggle
    Juggle
  • :crying:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :jawdrop:
    Jaw Dropping
    Jaw Dropping
  • Generic Smilies
  • :brunette:
    Brunette
    Brunette
  • :redhead:
    Redhead
    Redhead
  • :twocents:
    2 Cents
    2 Cents
  • :birthday2:
    Birthday2
    Birthday2
  • :lactivist:
    Lactivist
    Lactivist
  • :lady:
    Lady
    Lady
  • :dh:
    Hubby
    Hubby
  • :partysmiley:
    Party Smiley
    Party Smiley
  • :pigtail:
    Girl
    Girl
  • :bhcontract:
    Contractions
    Contractions
  • :excited:
    Excited
    Excited
  • :bellygrowing:
    Belly Growing
    Belly Growing
  • :happyforyou:
    Happy For You
    Happy For You
  • :wiggle:
    Wiggle
    Wiggle
  • :protest:
    Protest
    Protest
  • :boohoo:
    Boo Hoo
    Boo Hoo
  • :hiding:
    Hiding
    Hiding
  • :hello:
    Hello!
    Hello!
  • :cryinglaugh:
    Crying Laugh
    Crying Laugh
  • :bedtime:
    Bedtime
    Bedtime
  • Moods
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :angelic:
    Angelic
    Angelic
  • :happydance:
    Happy Dance!
    Happy Dance!
  • :dunno:
    Dunno?
    Dunno?
  • :inlove:
    In Love
    In Love
  • :heartbeat:
    Heartbeat
    Heartbeat
  • :chair:
    Fall Off Chair
    Fall Off Chair
  • :hooray:
    Hooray!
    Hooray!
  • :pms:
    PMS
    PMS
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • Conception
  • :negchart:
    Negative Chart
    Negative Chart
  • :poschart:
    Positive Chart
    Positive Chart
  • :fertilise:
    Fertilise
    Fertilise
  • :ttc:
    TTC
    TTC
  • :noaf:
    No AF!
    No AF!
  • :2ww:
    2WW
    2WW
  • :bd:
    Baby Dancing
    Baby Dancing
  • :angel:
    Angel2
    Angel2
  • :bfn:
    BFN
    BFN
  • :pinksperm:
    Pink Sperm
    Pink Sperm
  • :pink-babydust:
    Pink Babydust
    Pink Babydust
  • :bluesperm:
    Blue Sperm
    Blue Sperm
  • :bluedust:
    Baby Dust Blue
    Baby Dust Blue
  • :SAAF:
    No AF!
    No AF!
  • :sperm:
    Sperm
    Sperm
  • :egg:
    Egg
    Egg
  • Pregnancy
  • :surprise:
    Stork Surprise
    Stork Surprise
  • :vbac:
    VBAC
    VBAC
  • :pregnant:
    Pregnant
    Pregnant
  • :homebirth:
    Homebirth
    Homebirth
  • :bluecheer:
    Blue Cheer
    Blue Cheer
  • :bellyrubs:
    Belly Rubs
    Belly Rubs
  • :bfp:
    BFP
    BFP
  • :cheer:
    Pink Cheer
    Pink Cheer
  • :stork-boy:
    Stork Boy
    Stork Boy
  • :stork-girl:
    Stork Girl
    Stork Girl
  • :stickyvibesgirl:
    Sticky Vibes Pink
    Sticky Vibes Pink
  • :stickyvibesboy:
    Sticky Vibes Blue
    Sticky Vibes Blue
  • Baby
  • :bfchild:
    Breastfeed Child
    Breastfeed Child
  • :sling3:
    Sling3
    Sling3
  • :sling2:
    Sling2
    Sling2
  • :sling1:
    Sling1
    Sling1
  • :sling:
    Sling
    Sling
  • :cosleep1:
    Co-Sleeping
    Co-Sleeping
  • :cosleep2:
    Co-Sleeping
    Co-Sleeping
  • :baby:
    Baby
    Baby
  • :nappy:
    Nappy
    Nappy
  • :girl:
    Female
    Female
  • :babygirl:
    Baby Pink
    Baby Pink
  • :babyboy:
    Baby Boy
    Baby Boy
  • :family:
    Family
    Family
  • :babyneutral:
    Baby Neutral
    Baby Neutral
  • :bfeedblue:
    Breastfeeding Blue
    Breastfeeding Blue
  • :twin_neutral:
    Twin Neutral
    Twin Neutral
  • :toddlerbfeed:
    Toddler Breastfeed
    Toddler Breastfeed
  • :male:
    Male
    Male
  • :bfeedpink:
    Breastfeeding Pink
    Breastfeeding Pink
  • Signs
  • :goodidea:
    Good Idea!
    Good Idea!
  • :goodone:
    Good One!
    Good One!
  • :backtotopic:
    Back to Topic
    Back to Topic
  • :closed:
    Closed
    Closed
  • :oops:
    Oops!
    Oops!
  • :welcome:
    Welcome
    Welcome
  • :wtf:
    WTF?
    WTF?
  • :readfaq:
    ReadFAQ
    ReadFAQ
  • :help:
    Help
    Help