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!

Standard Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:smack: smack smack
:) Smilie Smilie
:confused: Confused Confused
:eek: EEK! EEK!
:mad: Mad Mad
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
:cool: Cool Cool
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
;) Wink Wink
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:dubious: dubious dubious
:( Frown Frown

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53 AM.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: [email protected]

Send comments about this website to:

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright 2018 STM Reader, LLC.

Copyright © 2017
Best Topics: directv reliability brake midas angel devil cartoon scope alcohol content jane wyatt nude chicago stockyard vsop alcohol bon wei ps3 reball carol burnett elephant light bdsm monty python chant do you tip appliance installers longest state name in us best motorcycle for tall guys what does tequila mix well with how to find water pipes underground cut the cheese origin malcolm in the middle hand game how long can my car idle how to make a lake driving 4x4 on dry pavement