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Smilies
'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!

Basic Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:x Kiss Kiss
:grin: Big Grin Big Grin
:wink: Wink Wink
:crying: Crying Crying
>:D Devil Devil
:laugh: Laugh Laugh
:serious: Serious Serious
:eek: EEK! Surprise! EEK! Surprise!
0:) Angel Angel
:frown: Frown Frown
:nerd: Nerd Nerd
:smile: Smile Smile
Generic Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:) smile smile
:thumb thumbs up thumbs up
:love love love
:joy joy joy
:D orange big grin orange big grin
:blush blush blush
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:( greensad greensad
:lol lol lol
:angry angry angry
:wink Wink Wink
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
:irked irked irked
:mischief mischief mischief
:innocent innocent innocent
:eyesroll roll roll
:eat Eat Eat
:cold Cold Cold
:treehugger Treehugger Treehugger
:bgbounce bgbounce bgbounce
;) wink1 wink1
:yum yummy yummy
:rotflmao rotflmao rotflmao
:shy shy shy
:lips lips lips
:duck Duck Duck
:2whistle 2whistle 2whistle
:happyt happytears happytears
:Sheepish Sheepish Sheepish
:suckthumb Thumbsuck Thumbsuck
:laugh laugh laugh
:lurk lurk lurk
:kid kid kid
:twins twins twins
:W whistle whistle
:drool drool drool
:bouncy bouncy bouncy
:blah blah blah blah blah
:flipped wild wild
:dizzy Dizzy Dizzy
:energy Energy Energy
:down upsidedown upsidedown
:nut nut nut
:namaste Namaste Namaste
:flowersforyou Flowersforyou Flowersforyou
:candle Candle Candle
:throb throb throb
:Hug Hug2 Hug2
:grouphug grouphug grouphug
:blowkiss Blowkiss Blowkiss
:heartbeat heartbeat heartbeat
:rainbow rainbow peace rainbow peace
:Kiss kiss kiss
:loveeyes Loveeyes Loveeyes
:Peace Peace Peace
:hippie hippie hippie
:hug hug hug
:hs homeschool homeschool
:kiss kiss kiss
:yeah yeah that yeah that
:meditate meditate meditate
:goodvibes Goodvibes Goodvibes
:stillheart Stillheart Stillheart
:Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow
:clap clap clap
:bow bow bow
:1praying praying praying
:nod nod nod
:Bow bow2 bow2
:twothumbs thumbsup thumbsup
:2seechart SeeChart2 SeeChart2
:seechart SeeChart SeeChart
:blog blog blog
:blogging Blogging Blogging
:candleblog Candle Blog Candle Blog
:readblog Read Blog Read Blog
:zzz sleeping sleeping
:tea tea tea
:sleepytime Sleepytime Sleepytime
:coffee coffee coffee
:sip sipping sipping
:lactivist Lactivist Lactivist
:asl ASL ASL
:O oops oops
:selectivevax Selectivevax Selectivevax
:!wback: welcome back welcome back
:intactlact Intactlact Intactlact
:xnocirc: nocirc nocirc
:delayedvax Delayedvax Delayedvax
:intactivist Intactivist Intactivist
:greet greet greet
:goorg go organic go organic
:novaxnoIRC NovaxnoIRC NovaxnoIRC
:gd gd gd
:novaxnocirc Novaxnocirc Novaxnocirc
:truedat: Truedat Truedat
:w welcome welcome
:novax: no vax no vax
:1000: 1000 1000
:bump: bump bump
:adopted Weadopted Weadopted
:wave wave wave
:nocirc2 sign circ sign circ
:2cents 2 cents 2 cents
:Thanks thanks thanks
:tiphat Tiphat Tiphat
:bfs BFSymbol BFSymbol
:hola hola hola
:hh hh2 hh2
:rocks mdc rocks mdc rocks
:peace Peace Peace
:foot footinmouth footinmouth
:topic offtopic offtopic
:shrug shrug shrug
:confused Confused Confused
:huh huh huh
:scratch headscratch headscratch
:duh duh duh
:help help help
:jaw dropjaw dropjaw
:uhoh Uhoh Uhoh
:spitdrink spitdrink spitdrink
:faint Faint Faint
:yikes yikes yikes
:bigeyes bigeyes bigeyes
:lightbulb Lightbulb Lightbulb
:idea idea idea
:eek EEK! EEK!
:exclaim exclaim exclaim
:dropjaw jaw2 jaw2
:horror Horrors Horrors
:scared scared scared
:jumpers jumpers jumpers
:nono02 Nono02 Nono02
:nono nono nono
:shake shake shake
:rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes
:tsk disappointed disappointed
:bawl bawl bawl
:loss Loss Loss
:guilty guilty guilty
:gloomy Gloomy Gloomy
:crying crying crying
:surrender Surrender Surrender
:crap crap crap
:censored censored censored
:hammer hammer hammer
:cuss cuss cuss
:argue argue argue
:tomato tomato tomato
:soapbox soapbox soapbox
:fence fencing fencing
:splat splat splat
:hopmad hopping mad hopping mad
:rant rant rant
:bang banghead banghead
:firedevil devil devil
:af aunt flo aunt flo
:demon demon demon
:eyes private eyes private eyes
:run run run
:hide hide hide
:bolt bolt bolt
:notes notes notes
:tiptoe tiptoe tiptoe
:notes2 notes right-handed notes right-handed
:bag Bag Bag
:kewl kewl kewl
:raz raz raz
:moon moon moon
:lady lady lady
:adoptheart Adoptionheart 1 Adoptionheart 1
:triad triad adoption triad adoption
:dreads dreads dreads
:hearts hearts hearts
:hijab hijab hijab
:tichel tichel tichel
:curlers curlers curlers
:afro afro afro
:1bftot bftoddler bftoddler
:1pump 1pump 1pump
:flyby2 Fly By Nursing2 Fly By Nursing2
:flyby1 Fly By Nursing1 Fly By Nursing1
:toddler toddler toddler
:3bfkid bfkid bfkid
:2bfbaby bfinfant bfinfant
:multisling multisling multisling
:momsling Momsling Momsling
:multisling2 multisling2 multisling2
:aabf aabf aabf
:fbbf familybed breastfeeding familybed breastfeeding
:bfing bf bf
:bf2 breastfeeding 2 breastfeeding 2
:fsling Femalesling Femalesling
:fuzdad fuzdad fuzdad
:aasling aasling aasling
:msling Malesling Malesling
:learning Learning Learning
:slingtwin slingtwin slingtwin
:dpfsling DP Female Sling DP Female Sling
:dpmsling DP Male Sling DP Male Sling
:dhsling Dh Malesling Dh Malesling
:nak Nak Nak
:fambed22 Familybed2 Familybed2
:fambed21 Familybed1 Familybed1
:fambeds2 Fambedsingle2 Fambedsingle2
:fambeds1 Fambedsingle1 Fambedsingle1
:chair wheelchair wheelchair
:surprise Stork Suprise Stork Suprise
:ec2 ec baby2 ec baby2
:fingersx fingersx fingersx
:babyflip babyflip babyflip
:boybaby Babyboy Babyboy
:ec1 ec baby ec baby
:I negative negative
:girlbaby Babygirl Babygirl
:dust dust dust
:couple couple couple
:3rdtri 3rdtri 3rdtri
:baby baby baby
:homebirth Homebirth Homebirth
:bellycast Bellycast Bellycast
:storkboy stork boy stork boy
:belly belly belly
:chart Chart Chart
:storkgirl stork girl stork girl
:IHhbac IHhbac IHhbac
:2ndtri 2ndtri 2ndtri
:2twins 2twins 2twins
:hbac Hbac Hbac
:aqua Waterbirth Waterbirth
:1sttri 1sttri 1sttri
:chart2 Chart2 Chart2
:sticky sticky sticky
:vbac Vbac Vbac
:slingboy Slingboy Slingboy
:h20homebirth H20homebirth H20homebirth
:makebaby makeababy makeababy
:placenta Placenta Placenta
:slinggirl Slinggirl Slinggirl
:lotbirth Lotbirth Lotbirth
:boc Boc Boc
:123 lovestory lovestory
:uc :uc :uc
:bfx2 BFx2 BFx2
:+ positive positive
:*pangel Angel3 Angel3
:~bangel Angel2 Angel2
:angel angel angel
:yangel Angel1 Angel1
:fairy fairy fairy
:toothy toothy toothy
:brush brush brush
:dishes dishes dishes
:hat hat hat
:cd Cd Cd
:hang hang hang
:knit knit knit
:read Read Read
:book reading reading
:ecgirl :ecgirl :ecgirl
:-wool wool wool
:sew sew sew
:modifiedartist Modifiedartist Modifiedartist
:crochet crochet crochet
:bellydance Bellydance Bellydance
:sunshine sunshine sunshine
:geek Geek Geek
:bike Bike Bike
:skate Skate Skate
:album Album Album
:jog Jog Jog
:diaper diaper diaper
:flower flower flower
:photo Photograph Photograph
:green GreenThumb GreenThumb
:hyena hyena hyena
:laundry wash wash
:earth Earth Earth
:kitty flowerkitty flowerkitty
:goldfish Goldfish Goldfish
:chicks Chickens Chickens
:hamster Hamster Hamster
:cat cat cat
:whale Whale Whale
:dog Dog Dog
:birthday birthday birthday
:drink drink drink
:balloons partytime partytime
:champagne champagne champagne
:drum drum drum
:guitar guitar guitar
:broc Broccoli Broccoli
:jammin jammin jammin
:violin violin violin
:banana banana banana
:snap blueman blueman
:carrot carrot carrot
:sick sick sick
:fever Fever Fever
:sneeze Sneeze Sneeze
:gross gross gross
:Puke puke puke
:inthet inthet inthet
:shamrock shamrock shamrock
:trekkie Trekkie Trekkie
:surf Surf Surf
:supermod supermod supermod
:hero Hero Hero
:riblime lymphoma and lyme disease lymphoma and lyme disease
:ribnavy 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
:ribbongre greyribbon greyribbon
:ribwhite 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,
:riboran hunger, cultural diversity, leukemia, lupus, racial tolerance, self injury hunger, cultural diversity, leukemia, lupus, racial tolerance, self injury
:ribces cesarean cesarean
:ribblack mourning, melanoma, anti-gang, POW-MIA mourning, melanoma, anti-gang, POW-MIA
:ribteal substance abuse, gynecological cancers, sexual assault, PCOS substance abuse, gynecological cancers, sexual assault, PCOS
:ribpearl lung cancer, multiple sclerosis, emphysema lung cancer, multiple sclerosis, emphysema
:ribyel yellow ribbon yellow ribbon
:ribblue pro-choice, prostate cancer, Trisomy 18, scleroderma pro-choice, prostate cancer, Trisomy 18, scleroderma
:ribperi eating disorders, pulmonary hypertension, irritible bowel syndrome, esophageal cancer, gastroesophag eating disorders, pulmonary hypertension, irritible bowel syndrome, esophageal cancer, gastroesophag
:autism autism ribbon autism ribbon
:ribpink breast cancer breast cancer
:ribburgun hospice care, multiple myeloma, headaches hospice care, multiple myeloma, headaches
:ripurp domestic violence, animal abuse, ADD/ADHD, pancreatic cancer, Chron's, fibromyalgia domestic violence, animal abuse, ADD/ADHD, pancreatic cancer, Chron's, fibromyalgia
:ribrwb US patriotism, 9/11 victims US patriotism, 9/11 victims
:ribpb pregnancy and infant loss, SIDS, male breast cancer, genital integrity pregnancy and infant loss, SIDS, male breast cancer, genital integrity
:ribgold childhood cancer childhood cancer
:ribrain gay and lesbian pride/rights gay and lesbian pride/rights
:ribred AIDS/HIV, substance abuse, MADD, DARE, heart disease, epidermolysis bullosa, DUI awareness AIDS/HIV, substance abuse, MADD, DARE, heart disease, epidermolysis bullosa, DUI awareness
:ribgreen Cerebral Palsy, tissue and organ donation, depression, childhood depression,  missing child Cerebral Palsy, tissue and organ donation, depression, childhood depression, missing child
:ribjig autism autism
:riblav general cancer awareness, epilepsy, rett syndrome general cancer awareness, epilepsy, rett syndrome
:ribbluyel Down Syndrome Down Syndrome
:ribblured Congenital Heart Defects Congenital Heart Defects
:ribbrown anti-tobacco, colon cancer anti-tobacco, colon cancer