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'Smilies', or emoticons, 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 smiley 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.

Here's the list of currently accepted smilies:

What to Type Graphic That Will Appear Emotion
:-) :-) wide smile
:-( :-( frown
;-) ;-) wink
:o :o embarrassed
:D :D big grin
:party: :party: Party
:cool: :cool: cool
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: roll eyes (sarcastic)
:mad: :mad: #@*%!
:eek: :eek: eek!
:confused: :confused: confused
:FRlol: :FRlol: FRlol
:a21: :a21: yellow smile
:a22: :a22: blue frown
:a23: :a23: yellow wink
:a29: :a29: angry
:alien: :alien: alien
:birthday: :birthday: Happy Birthday!
:bounce: :bounce: bouncing
:bubble: :bubble: bubble gum
:cheers: :cheers: cheers
:dunce: :dunce: dunce
:flame: :flame: flame
:flash: :flash: flash
:flower2: :flower2: flashy flower
:computer1: :computer1: computer
:biggrin: :biggrin: big grin
:xmas: :xmas: Santa Claus
:love: :love: love 1
:wink_smile: :wink_smile: winking
:cat: :cat: cat
:cool: :cool: cool
:cowboy: :cowboy: cowboy
:love2: :love2: love 2
:party: :party: party
:private: :private: private eyes
:tasty: :tasty: tasty
:tut: :tut: King Tut
:wavey; :wavey; waving
:girl: :girl: girl
:joker: :joker: joker
:kiss: :kiss: kiss
:shudder: :shudder: shuddering
:devil: :devil: devil
:flaming: :flaming: flaming
:frosty: :frosty: Frosty, the Snowman
:pot: :pot: tasting the pot
:dontknow: :dontknow: I don't know
:evillaugh: :evillaugh: evil laugh
:fyi: :fyi: for your information
:good: :good: good
:help: :help: help
:nono1: :nono1: no no
:phone: :phone: telephoning
:pizza: :pizza: pizza
:pregnant: :pregnant: pregnant
:roll: :roll: rolling
:rolleyes2: :rolleyes2: rolling eyes
:seesaw: :seesaw: see saw
:shrug: :shrug: shrug
:sleep: :sleep: sleeping
:whee: :whee: whee!
:boredom: :boredom: bored
:ask: :ask: asking
:chatting: :chatting: chatting
:cheers2: :cheers2: cheers 2
:offtopic: :offtopic: off topic!
:sailing: :sailing: sailing
:admin: :admin: administrator power
:anyone: :anyone: anyone?
:baby-boy: :baby-boy: baby boy
:baby-girl: :baby-girl: baby girl
:cloud9: :cloud9: cloud 9
:fishing: :fishing: fishing
:girlpower: :girlpower: girl power
:goodnight: :goodnight: good night
:hungry4: :hungry4: hungry 4
:music1: :music1: music - fiddling
:music21: :music21: musical band
:music25: :music25: music whistling
:music25: :music25: music - accordion
:music7: :music7: music - trombone
:newhere: :newhere: I'm new here
:nicethread: :nicethread: nice thread
:smile-hearts: :smile-hearts: hearts and smiles
:welcome: :welcome: welcome
:whip: :whip: whipping
:xmas_cool: :xmas_cool: Christmas cool
:xmas_question: :xmas_question: Christmas question
:argue: :argue: arguing
:sing_in_rain: :sing_in_rain: singing in the rain
:sweatingbullets: :sweatingbullets: sweating bullets
:thumb_yellow: :thumb_yellow: thumbs up
:hug: :hug: hug
:groupwave: :groupwave: group waving
:soccer1: :soccer1: soccer
:swordplay1: :swordplay1: fencing
:dance1: :dance1: dancing
:holmes: :holmes: Sherlock Holmes
:hmmmph: :hmmmph: hummph!
:cheers3: :cheers3: cheers 3
:hypnotized: :hypnotized: hypnotized
:whistling: :whistling: whistling
:kiss2: :kiss2: kiss 2
:liar: :liar: liar
:lmao: :lmao: laughing
:bee_mini: :bee_mini: Beee...
:blush_mini: :blush_mini: Blushing
:thanks: :thanks: Thanks!
:camera: :camera: photographing
:clapping_mini: :clapping_mini: clapping
:coverlaugh: :coverlaugh: covered laugh
:kiss_mini: :kiss_mini: kissing
:laugh_mini: :laugh_mini: laughing
:wow: :wow: Wow!
:i_rule: :i_rule: I rule!
:praising: :praising: praising
:shock: :shock: shock
:shout: :shout: shouting
:sad2: :sad2: sad
:sailboat: :sailboat: sailboat
:bye: :bye: bye
:bye2: :bye2: bye 2
:clapping: :clapping: clapping
:greeting: :greeting: greeting
:nea: :nea: nah
:nyam: :nyam: nyam!
:pardon: :pardon: pardon
:peace: :peace: peace!
:wacko: :wacko: Going wacko!
:unsure: :unsure: unsure
:cat26: :cat26: cat face
:dove-peace: :dove-peace: dove of peace
:yahoo: :yahoo: yahoo!