‘Smileys’ at Wishful Thinking

So you're asking yourself should the plural be ‘Smileys’ or ‘Smilies’? Well, I prefer it this way! ;-)

An Unofficial Smiley Dictionary

A list of Smileys (or ‘Emoticons’) which were in use in those heady days of the Wishful Thinking Bulletin Board System

The smiley evolved to convey emotion in an otherwise emotionless medium. The most basic is a representation of a smiling face, eyes (:) nose (-) and mouth ()) and the rest follow from there. :-)

This list is offered more or less ‘as-was’ in 1994. Some of them are of course a little weird! %-(

:-) Your basic smiley. The user is happy and smiling and is making
a jokey statement, or is pleased about something.
;-)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.
:-IIndifferent smiley. Better than a Frowning smiley but not quite as
good as a happy smiley
:-|User's lips are sealed.
:->User just made a really biting sarcastic remark. Worse than a :-).
>-)Evil glee smiley
8-)User is smiling and wide-eyed (with all associations)
:-xKiss Kiss
:-*Oooops (covering mouth with hand)
+-(User is puzzled
}:-)User is smiling with raised eyebrows
{:-(User is sad with a frown
:-EUser is angry (teeth bared: grrrr!!!)
:-SUser doesn't know whether to laugh or cry
:^)User has tongue in cheek
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
B:-)Sunglasses on head
::-)User wears normal glasses
B-)User is smiling and wearing sunglasses (with all associations)
:-))User is smiling and double-chinned
8:-)User is a little girl
:-)-8User is a Big girl
:-{)User has a moustache
:-{}User wears lipstick
:-)}User has a beard
:-{User feels really grim
:-7User just made a wry statement
:-)~User drools
:-)'User sticking his tongue out
:-~)User has a cold
:'-(User is crying
:'-)User is so happy, s/he is crying
:-@User is screaming
:-#User wears braces
:<)User is from an Ivy League School
:-&User is tongue tied.
=:-)User is a punk rocker
=:-((real punk rockers don't smile)
|-(User is asleep
|-OUser is yawning/snoring
:-QUser is a smoker
O :-)User is an angel (at heart, at least)
:-PNyah nyah!
:-CUser is really bummed
:-DUser is laughing (at you!)
<|-)User is Chinese
<|-(User is Chinese and doesn't like these kind of jokes
C=:-)User is a chef (think about it!)
*<:-)User is wearing a Santa Claus Hat
:-OUser is surprised/Oh!
:-oUser is a little surprised
3:-)User is a cow ... with all associations
3:]Pet smiley
3:[Mean Pet smiley
d:-)User is a baseball player
:-9User is licking his/her lips
%-6User is braindead
[:-)User is wearing a walkman
(:IUser is an egghead
<:-IUser is a dunce
<:-)User is asking a dumb questions
 The invisible smiley
X-(User just died
8 :-) User is a wizard
>:->User just made a really devilish remark.
>;->Winky and devil combined. A very lewd remark was just made.
Note: A lot of these can be typed without noses to make midget smileys.
:)Midget smiley
:]Gleep...a friendly midget smiley who will gladly be your friend
:[Real Downer
[]Hugs and
:-%smiley banker
:-6smiley after eating something sour
:-0smiley orator
 smiley invisible man
(:-(unsmiley frowning
(:-)smiley big-face
):-(unsmiley big-face
:-8(condescending stare
:-bsmiley sticking its tongue out (at you!)
:-psmiley sticking its tongue out (on the other side!)
:-[un-smiley blockhead
:-]smiley blockhead
:-ssmiley after a BIZARRE comment
:-dlefty smiley razzing you
:-jleft smiling smilely
:-:mutant smiley
:-\undecided smiley
:-/lefty undecided smiley
:-|"have an ordinary day" smiley
:-<real sad smiley
:-cbummed out smiley
:-vtalking head smiley
:-?smilely smoking a pipe
:-=)older smiley with moustache
:<midget unsmiley
:>midget smiley
|-(User is having a late night
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