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The Unofficial Smiley Dictionary

EFF's (Extended) Guide to the Internet - Smiley Dictionary

This Unofficial Smiley Dictionary is only one of many different collections by various "editors" you'll come across at many places on the Net.

Basic Smileys

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:-) Your basic smiley. This smiley is used to inflect a sarcastic or joking statement since we can't hear voice inflection over e-mail.

;-) Winky smiley. User just made a flirtatious and/or sarcastic remark. More of a "don't hit me for what I just said" smiley.

:-( Frowning smiley. User did not like that last statement or is upset or depressed about something.

:-I Indifferent smiley. Better than a :-( but not quite as good as a :-).

:-> User just made a really biting sarcastic remark. Worse than a ;-).

>:-> User just made a really devilish remark.

>;-> Winky and devil combined. A very lewd remark was just made.

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Widely used Smileys

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(-: User is left handed.

%-) User has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight.

:*) User is drunk.

[:] User is a robot.

8-) User is wearing sunglasses.

B:-) Sunglasses on head.

::-) User wears normal glasses.

B-) User wears horn-rimmed glasses.

8:-) User is a little girl.

:-)-8 User is a Big girl.

:-{) User has a mustache.

:-{} User wears lipstick.

{:-) User wears a toupee.

}:-( Toupee in an updraft.

:-[ User is a vampire.

:-E Bucktoothed vampire.

:-F Bucktoothed vampire with one tooth missing.

:-7 User juust made a wry statement.

:-* User just ate something sour.

:-)~ User drools.

:-~) User has a cold.

:'-( User is crying.

:'-) User is so happy, s/he is crying.

:-@ User is screaming.

:-# User wears braces.

:^) User has a broken nose.

:v) User has a broken nose, but it's the other way.

:_) User's nose is sliding off of his face.

:<) User is from an Ivy League School.

:-& User is tongue tied.

=:-) User is a hosehead.

-:-) User is a punk rocker.

-:-( Real punk rockers don't smile.

:=) User has two noses.

+-:-) User is the Pope or holds some other religious office.

`:-) User shaved one of his eyebrows off this morning.

,:-) Same thing...other side.

|-I User is asleep.

|-O User is yawning/snoring.

:-Q User is a smoker.

:-? User smokes a pipe.

O-) Megaton Man On Patrol! (or else, user is a scuba diver)

O :-) User is an angel (at heart, at least).

:-` User spitting out its chewing tobacco.

:-S User just made an incoherent statement.

:-D User is laughing (at you!)

:-X User's lips are sealed.

:-C User is really bummed.

<|-) User is Chinese.

<|-( User is Chinese and doesn't like these kind of jokes.

:-/ User is skeptical.

C=:-) User is a chef.

@= User is pro-nuclear war.

*<:-) User is wearing a Santa Claus Hat.

:-o Uh oh!

(8-o It's Mr. Bill!

*:o) And Bozo the Clown!

3:] Pet smiley.

3:[ Mean Pet smiley.

d8= Your pet beaver is wearing goggles and a hard hat.

E-:-) User is a Ham radio operator.

:-9 User is licking his/her lips.

%-6 User is braindead.

[:-) User is wearing a walkman.

(:I User is an egghead.

<:-I User is a dunce.

K:P User is a little kid with a propeller beenie.

@:-) User is wearing a turban.

:-0 No Yelling! (Quiet Lab)

:-: Mutant smiley; the invisible smiley.

.-) User only has one eye.

,-) Ditto...but he's winking.

X-( User just died.

8 :-) User is a wizard.

-=* :-) User is a TeX wizard.

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Midget Smileys

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A lot of these can be typed without noses to make midget smileys.

:) Midget smiley.

:] Gleep...a friendly midget smiley who will gladly be your friend.

=) Variation on a theme...

:} What should we call these? (what?)

:) Happy.

:> What?

:@ What?

:D Laughter.

:I Hmmm...

:( Sad.

:[ Real Downer.

:< What?

:{ What?

:O Yelling.

:C What?

:Q What?

:,( Crying.

[] Hugs and ...

:* Kisses.

|I Asleep.

^o Snoring.

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Mega Smileys

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C=}>;*{)) A drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft, a mustache, and a double chin.

}:^#}) Updrafted bushy-mustached pointy nosed smiley with a double-chin.

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Usenet Smileys

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In some Usenet articles you might also find these smileys which form a certain "dialect" developed and used in this most creative environment.

~~:-( Net.flame

O |-) Net.religion

8 :-I Net.unix-wizards

X-( Net.suicide

E-:-I Net.ham-radio

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Emotional Smileys

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:-) ha ha

|-) hee hee

|-D ho ho

:-> hey hey

:-( boo hoo

:-I hmmm

:-O oops

:-P nyahhhh!

"The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought
of someone to blame it on."
--- Jone's Law

"Standing on head makes smile of frown,
but rest of face also upside down."
--- Fortune cookie

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Drew & Tracey received their Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry from Eastern University in 2001 & 2004.

We minister with the Ground Zero Youth Ministry and Cross Fire / Image Quest.