Edgewater Greyts
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.


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! 
*:o)  And Bozo the Clown! 
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 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 
:-}     smiley variation on a theme
{:-)    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 
:-?     smiley smoking a pipe 
.-]     one-eyed smiley 
,-}     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 

* this file is found all over the internet with no copyright declaration attached. It has been around for years.

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