The Unofficial Smiley Dictionary


Welcome to yet another "Unofficial Smiley Dictionary". :-) Here, you'll find A LOT of smileys. If you feel there are some smileys missing here, please don't hesitate to email me a hint, explanation og even a supplemental list! :-)



 :-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          %-<|>   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!!"

 :-)   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

 (-:   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 statemen!
 :-D   User is laughing (at you!)
 :-X   User's lips are sealed
 :-C   User is really bummed
 :-/   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
 :-) 8 User is wearing a bikini
 :-0   No Yelling!  (Quiet Lab)
 :-:   Mutant Smiley
       The invisible smiley
 .-)   User only has one eye
 ,-)   Ditto   but he's winking
 X-(   User just died
 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

 :] - 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 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!)
 :-[   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   ~~:-(   net flame
|-)     hee hee
|-D     ho ho
:->     hey hey
:-(     boo hoo    X-(   net suicide
:-I     hmm
:-O     uh oh   >:-I   net startrek
:-P     nyah nyah  3:o[   net pets
|-P     yuk

Male    :-
Female  >-

%\v     Picasso
:)      smiley
>:)     a little devil
%-|     been working all night
::-)    wears glasses
}:-(    bull headed
:-{)    has a mustache
:-#     braces
:-&     tounge-tied
:-D     big smile
C|:-=   Charlie Chaplin
=|:-)=  Abe Lincoln
:-W     speak with forked tongue
:-@     "I swear"
:-X     my lips are sealed
:-C     really bummed out
C=:-)   chef
*<:-)   Santa Claus
:-O     Mr  Bill
*:o)    Bozo
:*)     Ed McMahon
[:-)    wearing a walkman
:-))    double chin
:-7     smokes a pipe
C:#     football player
:-)8    man with bowtie
:-()    I stubbed my toe
:-( )   You stepped on my toe
:-(  )  You backed your car over my toe
: *>    a cat

Now here are some abbreviations you may often see:
CIS     =  Consumer Information Service (of CompuServe)
RTFM    =  Read the, uh, Friggin' Manual
PITA    =  Pain in the "acronym"
BTW     =  By the way
BFN     =  Bye, for now
TSR     =  Terminate and Stay Resident program
OTOH    =  On the other hand
OTTH    =  On the third hand
FWIW    =  For what it's worth
RSN     =  Real Soon Now
WYSIWYG =  What you see is what you get
PPN     =  Programmer Project Number. Ie, a CIS user's ID#.
OIC     =  Oh, I see!
IMHO    =  In my humble opinion [the speaker is never humble]
IMCO    =  In my considered opinion
g,d&r   =  grinning, ducking, and running
OOTB    =  Out of the box