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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
:smile: :smile: smile
:tongue: :tongue: tongue
:kiss: :kiss: kiss
:broken heart: :broken heart: broken heart
:surprise: :surprise: surprise
:angry: :angry: angry
:smug: :smug: smug
:cool: :cool: cool
:worried: :worried: worried
:whew!: :whew!: whew!
:devil: :devil: devil
:sad: :sad: sad
:crying: :crying: crying
:laughing: :laughing: laughing
:straight face: :straight face: straight face
:raised eyebrows: :raised eyebrows: raised eyebrows
:rolling floor: :rolling floor: rolling on the floor
:angel: :angel: angel
:nerd: :nerd: nerd
:talk hand: :talk hand: talk to the hand
:call me: :call me: call me
:on the phone: :on the phone: on the phone
:winking: :winking: winking
:at wits’ end: :at wits’ end: at wits’ end
:wave: :wave: wave
:time out: :time out: time out
:day dreaming: :day dreaming: day dreaming
:sleepy: :sleepy: sleepy
:rolling eyes: :rolling eyes: rolling eyes
:loser: :loser: loser
:sick: :sick: sick
:shht: :shht: don’t tell anyone
:no talking: :no talking: no talking
:big grin: :big grin: big grin
:party: :party: party
:batting eyelashes: :batting eyelashes: batting eyelashes
:big hug: :big hug: big hug
:confused: :confused: confused
:love struck: :love struck: love struck
:blushing: :blushing: blushing