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