A Selection of Smileys Used on both IRC and Internet Chat


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Smileys are used in chat rooms to show various emotions, also called emoticons.  Some of the smileys are used in Yahoo! Chat, and for MSN Messenger Smileys, please Click Here.

Look at each one from the right to left side, usually the "eyes" are a : with the nose a - and the mouth everything from a smile ) to a frown ( 

:-o    Wow!
:-c     Real unhappy
 :-|    Grim
:-C     Just totally unbelieving
 := |   Baboon
:-B     Drooling
 :-v    Speaking
:-,     Smirk
 :-V    Shout
:-||    Anger
 :-w    Speak with forked tongue
:-)     Smiling
 :-r    Sticking tongue out
:-(     Frowning
 :-*    Oops!
'-)     Wink
 :-T    Keeping a straight face
;-)     Sardonic Incredulity
 :-D    Said with a smile
%-<I>   Drunk with laughter
 :-x    Kiss kiss
:-"     Pursing lips
 :-[    Pouting
:-#     My lips are sealed
 :-X    A big wet kiss!
:-P     Tongue hanging out in anticipation
 :-Y    A quiet aside
8-|     Eyes wide with surprise
 >-<    Absolutely livid!!
&-|     Tearful
 |-{    "Good Grief!"  (Charlie Brown?)
 :-}    "Thish wine tashted pretty good"
 8-]    "wow, maaan"
 8-O    "Omigod!!" (done after "rm -rf *" ?)
 :-,    "Hmmmm."
 |~(    "Someone just busted my nose".
 :^D    "Great! I like it!"
 B-D    "Serves you right, dummy!!"

Here are a few Yahoo! smilies sent to us from Bjoern in Germany.

cow:   3:-0

skull:   8-x

rose:   @};-

alien:   =:)

monkey:   :(|)

cowboy:   <):)

pig:   :@)

light bulb:   *-:)

US-flag:   **==

pumpkin:   (~~)

Yahoo! Chat Smileys

(%) is a ying yang.
o-> is a yahoo fighter.
o=> is a yahoo fighter.
o-+ is a yahoo fighter.

The Unofficial Smiley Dictionary

:-)   Your basic smiley. This smilie is used to inflect a sarcastic or
      joking statement since we can't hear voice inflection over Unix.
;-)   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 Frowning smilie but not quite as
      good as a happy smiley
:->   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.

Those are the basic ones...Here are some somewhat less common ones:

(-:   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 just made a wry statement
:-*   User just ate something sour
;-(   User is crying
;-)   User is so happy, s/he is crying
:-@   User is screaming
:-#   User wears braces
:^)   User has a broken nose
:<)   User is from an Ivy League School
:-&   User is tongue tied.
+-:-) 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)
:-P   Nyahhhh!
:-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
%\v   Picasso
C=}>;*{O)  Mega-Smiley... A drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft, a mustache, and a double chin

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

:]    Gleep...a friendly midget smiley who will gladly be your friend
:)    Happy
:>    hmm, let me think...
:D    Laughter
:I    Hmmm, not funny!
:(    Sad
:[    Real Downer
:<    what pretences!
:{    oh boy, the headmaster!...
:O    Yelling
;(    Crying
[]    Hugs and
:*    Kisses

:-`   smiley spitting out its chewing tobacco
:-1   smiley bland face
:-!           "
:-$   smiley face with it's mouth wired shut
:-6   smiley after eating something sour
8-)   smiley swimmer
:-*   smiley after eating something bitter
:-&   smiley which is tongue-tied
:-0   smiley orator
(:-(  unsmiley frowning
=:-)  smiley punk-rocker
=:-(  (real punk rockers don't smile)
+-:-) smiley priest
:-o   smiley singing national anthem
:-p   smiley sticking its tongue out (at you!)
:-Þ   smiley blowing a raspberry, or just a friendly sticking out of your tongue
:-[   un-smiley blockhead
:-]   smiley blockhead
:-{   smiley variation on a theme
:-}   ditto
{:-)  smiley with its hair parted in the middle
}:-)  above in an updraft
g-)   smiley with pince-nez glasses
:-\   undecided smiley
:-/   lefty undecided smiley
:-|   "have an ordinary day" smiley
;-)   winking smiley
:-<   real sad smiley
:-x   "my lips are sealed" smiley
:-c   bummed out smiley
:-v   talking head smiley
:-?   smilely smoking a pipe
0-)   smiley cyclops (scuba diver?)
:<    midget unsmiley
:>    midget smiley

:-)    ha ha
|-)    hee hee
|-D    ho ho
:->    hey hey
:-(    boo hoo
:-I    hmm
:-O    uh oh
:-P    nyah nyah
|-P    yuk


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