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Reference: Internet-Smileys

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Internet users sometimes need to be inventive in order to communicate their thoughts, ideas, and emotions. One of the more interesting aspects of this goal is the use of character based "art" in Email and chat room discussions. These communication "enhancements" are called Smileys.

You should view Smileys as if they have "tipped" 90 degrees to your left. After that, let your imagination be your guide.

Here's a basic set of Smiley's from around the Web:

SmileyMeaning or Common Usage
:-) The basic Smiley. This Smiley is used to inflect a sarcastic or joking statement since we can't hear voice inflection.
;-)Winky Smiley. Someone just made a flirtatious and/or sarcastic remark. More of a "don't hit me for what I just said" Smiley.
:-(Frowning Smiley. Someone did not like that last statement or is upset or depressed about something.
:-I Indifferent Smiley. Better than a Frowning Smiley but not quite as good as a happy Smiley.
:-> a really biting sarcastic remark. Worse than a :-).
:->a really devilish remark.
;-> Winky and devil combined. A very lewd remark was just made.
(-:left handed
%-)staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight
[:]a robot
8-) wearing sunglasses
B:-) Sunglasses on head
::-)wears normal glasses
B-)wears horn-rimmed glasses
8:-)a little girl
:-{)a mustache
:-{}wears lipstick
{:-)wears a toupee
}:-(Toupee in an updraft
:-7a wry statement
:-*just ate something sour
:-)~drooling
:'-(crying
:'-)so happy, s/he is crying
:-@screaming
:-#wears braces
:^)a broken nose
:v)a broken nose, but it's the other way
:<)from an Ivy League School
:-&tongue tied.
- - -:-)User is a punk rocker
- - -:-((real punk rockers don't smile)
:=)has two noses
+-:-)holds some other religious office
`:-)shaved one of his eyebrows off this morning
,:-)Same thing...other side
|-ISleeping
|-OYawning/snoring
:-Qa smoker
:-?smokes a pipe
O :-)an angel
:-PNyahhhh!
:-Smade an incoherent statement
:-Dlaughing
:-Xlips are sealed
:-Creally bummed
:-/skeptical
C=:-)a chef
@=pro-nuclear war
:-oUh oh!
(8-oIt's Mr. Bill!
*:o)And Bozo the Clown!
3:]Pet Smiley
3:[Mean Pet Smiley
E-:-)a Ham radio operator
%-6Braindead
[:-)wearing a walkman
(:Ian egghead
<:-Ia dunce
@:-)wearing a turban
:-0No Yelling!
:-:Mutant Smiley
|.-)has one eye
,-)Ditto...but he's winking
8 :-)a wizard
C=}>;*{))Mega-Smiley... A drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft, a mustache, and a double chin.
:) Midget Smiley
:]Gleep...a friendly midget Smiley who will gladly be your friend

Use your imagination and contribute to the volumes of Smileys in use.