The Unofficial Smilie Dictionary


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

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

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

:-I   Indifferent smilie. Better than a Frowning smilie but not quite as 
      good as a happy smilie

:->   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 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)
:-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!
3:]   Pet smilie
3:[   Mean Pet smilie
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 Smilie

      The invisible smilie
.-)   User only has one eye
,-)   Ditto...but he's winking
X-(   User just died
8 :-) User is a wizard
C=}>;*{))  Mega-Smilie... 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 smilies.


:)    Midget smilie
:]    Gleep...a friendly midget smilie 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


:-`   smiley spitting out its chewing tobacco
:-1   smiley bland face
:-@   smiley face screaming
:-#|  smiley face with bushy mustache
:-$   smiley face with it's mouth wired shut
:-%   smiley banker
:-6   smiley after eating something sour
:^)   smiley with pointy nose (righty)
:-7   smiley after a wry statement
8-)   smiley swimmer

:-*   smiley after eating something bitter
:-&   smiley which is tongue-tied
:-0   smiley orator
      smiley invisible man
(:-(  unsmiley frowning
(:-)  smiley big-face
):-)  smiley big-face
):-(  unsmiley big-face
)8-)  scuba smiley big-face
=:-)	smiley punk-rocker
=:-(  (real punk rockers don't smile)
+:-)	smiley priest
:-q	smiley trying to touch its tongue to its nose
:-e	disappointed smiley
:-t	cross smiley
:-i	semi-smiley
:-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
:-a	lefty smilely touching tongue to nose
:-s	smiley after a BIZARRE comment
:-d	lefty smiley razzing you
g-)	smiley with ponce-nez glasses
:-j	left smiling smilely
:-k	beats me, looks like something, tho.
:-l	y. a. s.
:-:	mutant smiley
:-\	undecided smiley
:-|	"have an ordinary day" smiley
;-)	winking smiley
:-<	real sad smiley
:->	y.a.s.
:-z	y.a.c.s.
:-x	"my lips are sealed" smiley
:-c	bummed out smiley
:-v	talking head smiley
:v)	left-pointing nose smiley
:-b	left-pointing tongue smiley
:-/	lefty undecided smiley
:-?	smilely smoking a pipe
.-]	one-eyed smilely
,-}	wry and winking
0-)	smiley cyclops (scuba diver?)
:-=)	older smiley with mustache
:u)	smiley with funny-looking left nose
:n)	smiley with funny-looking right nose
:<	midget unsmiley
:>	midget smiley
}:^#})  mega-smiley:  updrafted bushy-mustached pointy nosed smiley with
                      a double-chin

:-)	ha ha			~~:-(	net.flame
|-)	hee hee			O |-)	net.religion
|-D	ho ho
:->	hey hey			8 :-I	net.unix-wizards
:-(	boo hoo			  X-(	net.suicide
:-I	hmm			E-:-I	net.ham-radio
:-O	uh oh			 >:-I	net.startrek
:-P	nyah nyah		 3:o[	net.pets
|-P	yuk

:-}	beard
:-{	mustache
:-#	braces
:-X	bow tie
:-Q	smoker
<:I	dunce
(:I	egghead
@:I	turban

8-)	glasses
B-)	horn-rims
8:-)	glasses on forehead
:-8(	condescending stare
;-)	wink
>:-<	mad


Drama :-(	Comedy :-)	Surpise :-o	Suspense 8-|

Male	:-	Female	>-
Birth	|-O	Death 8-#
Infinity	8

                               EMOTIONS:

                       Basic Positive Emotions:

:-)		yer standard smiley face
:->		alternate mouth
:^)		alternate nose...
(:-)		smiley big-face
):-)		smiley big-face
:-D		said with a smile   
8-|		eyes wide with surprise
:-o		wow!   
:-v		speaking      
:-,		smirk
|-)		laughing      
|-D		laughing      
:-P		tongue hanging out in anticipation
M:-)		saluting (symbol of respect)
$-)		just won the lottery or winning big at Las Vegas

                              Kiss, Kiss!

P-)		getting fresh
;-)		getting fresh (2)
:-x		kiss kiss     
:-X		a big wet kiss!      
(:-*		kiss...

                             Wink, Wink...

;-)		wink ( take this message with a grain of salt)
,-}		wry and winking
:-7		after a wry statement
9-)		wink, left
6-)		wink, right

                     Basic Non-Committal Emotions:

:-\		undecided 
:-i		semi-smiley
:-/		lefty undecided smiley
|-)		asleep (boredom)
|I		asleep (boredom)
:-|		&qout;have an ordinary day" smiley
:-I		puzzled       
:-T		keeping a straight face  
{}		a 'no comment' message
:-#		submitter's lips are sealed
:-x		&qout;my lips are sealed" smiley
:-P		has a secret to tell you
:-Y		a quiet aside       
M-),:X),:-M	sees no evil, hears no evil, speaks no evil

                          Basic Unhappiness:

:-(		yer standard frowning face
):-(		unsmiley big-face
:-O		worried       
:-o		shocked
:-C		just totally unbelieving
:-V		shout      
:-[		pouting      
&.(..		crying
---...---	- S.O.S
:-w		speak with forked tongue
:-r		sticking tongue out    
&-|		tearful
:-c		real unhappy
:-|		grim     
:-P		sticking out tongue (symbol of disrespect)
:-o		shocked
:-(O)		yelling
:~(		has had his nose put out of joint
:-@		screaming
:-<		real sad 
:-*		oops!     
:-c		bummed out 
:-e		disappointed 
(:-(		unsmiley frowning
:-8(		condescending stare
(:-#		message concerning something that shouldnt have been said...
:-d		lefty smiley razzing you
(:-\		VERY sad...
(:-...		heart-breaking message...
:-t		cross 
:-<		same

                                Anger:

>:-<		mad
(:-&		angry...
:-8(		has condescending stare
:-@		extremely angry
>-<		absolutely livid!!    
:-||		anger
|-O		bored by the article that you submitted
>:-(		sick and tired of reading this nonsense
~:-(		particularly angry
:-]		expressing biting sarcasm
:-[		expressing biting criticism

                               Illness:

(:-$		ill...
:-(*)		sick of recent netnews and is about to vomit
:-(		has read too many 'smiley' articles
:-{~		read too many toilet paper articles before lunch
:-'|		has a cold
:-R		has the flu
%')		just finished a fifth of lunch

                     Overwork/Overparty Emotions:

:*)		drunk
:-&		tongue-tied
#-)		partied all night
8-O		has taken too many nodoz to work on thesis
|-(		late night messages
%-)		has been staring at the terminal for 36 hours
:-*		just ate a sour pickle

                          Personality Traits:

|:-|		excessively rigid
(:I		egghead
<:I		dunce
=:-)		a hosehead
O:-)		face with halo- acting very innocent
<:-)		dumb questions
:-[		un-smiley blockhead
:-]		blockhead
<:-)		conehead
I:-)		blockhead
*8=(:		blubbering idiot
:-D		talks too much
(:<)		blabber mouth
(:-D		blabber mouth
:-%		talking out of both sides of mouth


                              APPEARANCE:

                     Facial Hair of All Varieties:

(:-)		bald

|:-)		has heavy eyebrows

:-}		has beard
:-%		has beard
:-)}		has goatee/beard
:-@		beard has permanent wave *or* was drawn by Picasso
(:-{~		a message from a person with a beard

:-{		has mustache
:-{)		has moustache
:-#|		bushy mustache
:-=)		older smiley with mustache

%-)		with long bangs
(-)		needing a haircut
{:-)		hair parted in the middle
}:-)		above in an updraft
&:-)		message from a person with curly hair
@:-)		message from a person with wavy hair
{:-)		has new hair style
{:-{)}		has new hair style, mustache and beard
-:-)		sports a mohawk and admires Mr. T
=:-)		long hair
3:-)		curly hair
[:-)		flattop
#:-)		crewcut
?:-)		wavy hair, parted on right
*:-)		electric hair

{(:-)		wearing toupee
}(:-(		wearing toupee in wind

{{-}}}		a refugee from the '60's

                        Clothing, Glasses, Etc.

(:-|K-		formal message
:-)8		well dressed
:-X		has bow tie

g-)		ponce-nez glasses
::-)		wears glasses
(8-)		message from a person wearing glasses...
8-)		wears glasses
B-)		wears horn-rims
8:-)		wears glasses on forehead
B-)-[<		wearing sunglasses and swimming trunk
%-)		message about people with broken glasses
R-)		has broken glasses
8-)		wears glasses
B-)		wears sunglasses
B-|		wearing cheap sunglasses

%-)		crossed-eyed
'-)		only has a left eye, which is closed
.-]		one-eyed smilely
.-)		has one eye
?-(		about people with a  black eye
':-)		shaved off one of his eyebrows this morning

@:I		wears turban
\:-)		wears a french hat
d:-)		baseball player (hat on sideways)
+(:-)		propeller beanie
[:-)		listening to walkman thingy

                                Mouths:

:-v		talking head 
:-$		face with it's mouth wired shut
:-9		licking it's lips
:-B		drooling
:-)'		tends to drool
:-6		after eating something sour
:-*		after eating something bitter
:-q		trying to touch its tongue to its nose
:-a		lefty smilely touching tongue to nose
:-o		singing national anthem
:-7		talks out of side of mouth
:-{}		wears lipstick
:-#		has been punched in the mouth
:-b		left-pointing tongue smiley
:-&qout;		pursing lips

:-(=)		message about people with big teeth
:-#		has braces
:-{#}		messages teasing people about their braces
:-E		has major dental problems

                               Smokers:
:-G-		smokes cigarettes
:-Q		smoker
:-p~		smokes heavily
:-d~		smokes heavily
 ~p
:-)		pipe smoker
:-?		smilely smoking a pipe
:-Z		tobacco chewer
:-7		tobacco chewer, getting ready to spit
:-`		spitting out chewing tobacco

                                Noses:

:~)		has ugly nose (needs nose job)
:u)		funny-looking left nose
:>)		has big nose
:n)		funny-looking right nose
:~)		pointy nose (righty)
:v)		left-pointing nose 
:^|		broken nose
(:^(		message concerning people with broken noses
:^)		messages teasing people about their noses
(:+)		has a big nose...
:=)		has two noses
:%)%		has acne

                            Male & Female:

8:-)		a little girl
:-)-}8		a big girl
O>-<|=		messages of interest to women
o>8<|=		messages about interesting women
(:-)  :   8-	male
(:-)  :  -8	male on the make
(8-(  :  -8	masked rapist
(:-[  :   8-	male sadist
(:-]  :   8-	male masochist
*:-}  8   *	female
*:-}  8   O	female on the make
*:-}  8   0	female wearing chastity belt
*:-}  8   8-	transvestite
(:-)  :   8===	John Holmes
$:-}  8   *	female prostitute
$:-)  :   8-	male prostitute
[:-)  :   *	gay female (butch)
*:-}  :   8-	gay male (fem)
     /\
*:-}      *	big momma
     \/
(:-)      ?	has had a sex change

                           Other Appearance:

:-)))		very overweight
~:o		baby
:-:		mutant 
[:-]		a message  concerning a square head
:<		midget unsmiley
:>		midget 
		invisible man
C:-)		has large brain capacity
%-~		painted by Picasso


                              ETHNICITY:

=0==		message about mexican on a railroad!
=t==		message about mexican run over by train
>|->		message from China...
<|-)=		chinese
<|-(=		chinese and doesn't like this article
|-)		chinese
_:^)		Indian
@:-)		Indian (East)
*\:-)		Scottish
<:-)		Vietnamese peasant (unlikely)
](-[3		Viking
(-:		Australian
:<()		African tribesman
>:^(		headhunter (Amazon style)
I8${}		Ubangi - bone in nose
X8-{}		Ubangi's wife
*8-O		Ubangi's child
i:o		Ubangi's baby


                        HOBBIES & OCCUPATIONS:

+<:-|		message from a monk/nun...
:-0		orator
8-)		swimmer
:-%		banker
*(H-)		downhill skier
=:-)		punk-rocker
=:-#}		punk with a mustache....
>B=)		punk rocker
=:-(		(real punk rockers don't smile)
    Y
:-) 8		plays guitar
    Y
:-) O           plays banjo
(:)-)		scuba diver
0-)		wearing scuba mask
8=:-)		a chef
<<<<(:-)	message from a hat sales-man...
(:>-<		message from a thief: hands up!
0-)		an arc-welder
(o:v)		coal miner
O:v)>--o	doctor
CD:-)>		railroad engineer
:-)W:-)		barber
+<||-)		knight


                              AT THE ZOO:

:= |		baboon   
:=8)		baboon
d8=		eager beaver
pq`#'		bull
~M`'~		camel
}:-<		cat
__Q~`__		cat
   )		the Cheshire cat
3:-o		cow
pp#		cow
:3-<		dog
6\/)		the elephant submitter
}.		elephant
`\
(O--<		fishy message
>-^);>		fish
8)		frog
B)		frog who is wearing sunglasses
8P		bullfrog and it's mating season
:-[ ]		shark (jaws of doom)
8:]		gorilla
:8)		pig
::)		pig
3:*>		Rudolph the reindeer
|)		salamander
~~~~~8}		snake
:<=		walrus
:V		woodpecker


                            FAMOUS PEOPLE:

B-)		Batman
C=:-)		The Galloping Gourmet
8=:-K		The Sweedish Chef
:-o		Mr. Bill
#:o+=		Betty Boop
>:*)		Bozo the Clown
*:o)		Bozo the Clown
*:O)    	Bozo the Clown
:-)))		William Conrad
>>-O->		Gen. Custer
:/7)		Cyrano de Bergerac
{8<>		Daffy Duck
]:-)		The Devil
8(:-)		Walt Disney
7:-)		Fred Flintstone
[8-]		Frankenstein
8(:-)-3		Annette Funicello
{:^=(		Hitler
X:-)		Aunt Jemima
K:-)		Aunt Jemima's sister
  -		Helen Keller
=|:-)		Abe Lincoln
(D:-]   	General Patton
%-~		Picasso
%-^     	Picasso
+O:-)		The Pope
:-\		Popeye
5:-)		Elvis Presley
 \
8-]		FDR
=):-)		Uncle Sam
O==):-{		Uncle Sam
*<|:-)		Santa Claus (Ho Ho Ho)
8+()		Tina Turner
:-[		vampire
:-E		vampire with buck teeth
4:-)		George Washington


                         NOT-SO-FAMOUS PEOPLE:

-=#:-)		has wizard status
$-)		a yuppie
Q:-)		a new grad
b-)		pirate (with eye patch)
L:-)		just graduated
:<|		attends an Ivy League school
(:   (=|	going to be a ghost for Halloween...
=:-H		plays for NFL
(V)=|		a pacman champion
o-)		a cyclops
@-)		a cyclops
*-(		a cyclops who got poked in the eye
B-{=		vampire


                              NET.USERS:

~~:-(		subscribes to alt.flame
O |-)		subscribes to soc.religion
8 :-I		subscribes to comp.unix-wizards
X-(		subscribes to soc.suicide
E-:-I		subscribes to rec.ham-radio
>:-I		subscribes to rec.startrek
3:o[		subscribes to rec.pets
- @=		messages about nuclear war
(:-)		messages dealing with bicycle helmets

__.		has been properly chastised, or is merely asleep
O-(==<		has been chastised, or is merely asleep
===:[OO']>:===	feels he/she has been railroaded
;^?		has punched out for submitting sexist article
*-)		was shot for the last posting
i-=<***i	CAUTION: poster has flame thrower
i-=<******o-(==<    ...and uses it! (alternately,  i-=<*** __.  )
~~~\8-O		needs to fix frayed cord on terminal
\/\/\/\,8-O	really should fix frayed line cord on terminal
M:-<		just had a bad experience with &qout;rm"...


                    MULTI-LINE AND OBSCURE SMILEYS:

O-S-<		a message from a person in a hurry
O-Z-<		a message from a person in a big hurry
O-&-<		a message from a person who is doing nothing
O-G-<		a message concerning oneself
*:*		message about fuzzy things
*:**		message about fuzzy people with a fuzzy mustache
(-:		left-handed
oo		somebody's head-lights are on messages
._)		suffers from Lorentz contraction
<:-)<<|		message from a space rocket...


Erlend Midttun,

erlendbm@tihlde.org