Emoticons are ASCII glyphs originally designed to show an emotional state in plain text messages. Over time they have turned into an art form as well. In most cases, emoticons are constructed to be viewed by tilting your head left so the right side of the emoticon is at the bottom of the "picture."

Near as any research can pinpoint, the emoticon was invented by Scott Fahlman circa 1980 in a messages posted on CMU bulletin board systems.

As you can see from the list below (which is likely only a small percentage of the totality of emoticons) there are hundreds (thousands?) but only a very few are commonly used. Those are shown at the top of the list. Most of the common ones involve some form of smile or frown giving emoticons the secondary name "smilies."

Don't overdo if you use emoticons. Over one in a paragraph and three in a message are a good indicator you are a "newbie."

If not already shown that way, emoticons are best viewed using a monospaced font. Your browser should have the option for this if they don't already show up that way.

Please note: The nature of the internet has always been an "anything goes" type of culture. A few of the emoticons in the collection are meant to be suggestive by design. You have to use your imagination, but be warned nevertheless. None of these emoticons were created by Computer Knowledge; they have only been collected from various other sources and cataloged here.

Common Emoticons

:-)    Basic smiley face; used for humor and sometimes sarcasm

:-(    Basic frowney face; used for sadness or anger

;-)    Half-smiley or winkey face; more often used for sarcasm

:-/    Wry face; used for wry humor

Alphabetical (by Emoticon) List

              Invisible; Ghost; Helen Keller

  !*|:-()     Hit by a baseball bat
  !-(         Black eye
  !-|         Cylon Centurian; Popeye
  !.'v        Flat top (in profile)
  !8-)        Nerd with combed hair
  !:-)        Imaginative
  !o'v        Flat top (in profile); Dealer in Vegas
  !|:-( )     Brained by a baseball bat

  "._."       Sideways smiley (variation)
  "V"         Sideways smiley (variation)
  "v"         Sideways smiley (variation)

  #!^~/       Kissing and wearing shades (in profile)
  ##O##       Scary Spice
  #(,'%/)     Slept too long on one side with no time to wash hair
  #(:         Left-handed with a goatee; Left-handed with
              a really bad tie on
  #-)         Exhausted after partying all night; Lt. LaForge
  #/\/:)      Cantilevered toupe
  #:-)        Matted hair; Fur hat; Crewcut; Messy hair;
              "Everything you know is wrong"
  #:-0        Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  #:-o        Mr. Bill; "Jesus built my hotrod";
              Someone with matted hair
  #:o+=       Betty Boop
  #:o\:o/:o\:o/:o||     Totem pole
  #B<>        Duck, with spike haircut & Ray-Bans, quacking
  #^%&*@$:-)  A schizophrenic

  $$          Academic jobs
  $$$         Industrial jobs
  $$$$        People starting up their own company
  $(:-|       Soldier (Dog-soldier)
  $-)         Won the lottery; Yuppy; Alex Keaton (Family Ties)
  $->         Happily excited; With greedy selfish tone
  $:-$        Stockbroker
  $:-)        Has a comb stuck in the hair
  $:-) :   8-     Male prostitute
  $:-} 8 *    Prostitute
  $:-} B   >      Female prostitute

  %           Bike accident
  %')         Finished off a fifth for lunch
  %)          Cross-eyed; Artistic face; Picasso
  %*@:-(      Hung Over
  %*}         Very drunk
  %+\         Messed up; Spaced out; Effected; Scrambled; Out-to-lunch
  %+{         Lost a fight
  %+|         Beaten up
  %-          Drunk with laughter
  %-(         Glasses broken; Sad confused; Practical joker
              who got beat up
  %-()        Monkey face
  %-(I)       Laughing out loud
  %-(|)       Laughing out loud
  %-)         Stared too long at monitor; Confused; Cross-eyed;
              Drunk with laughter; The Elephant Man; Cross-eyed;
              Happy confused; People with broken glasses; Long bangs
  %-/         Brain dead; Hung over
  %-6         Brain dead
  %-<I>       Drunk with laughter
  %-<|>       Drunk with laughter
  %-\         Hung over
  %-^         Pablo Picasso
  %-^)        Pablo Picasso
  %-{         Sad; Not amused
  %-|         Been working all night
  %-}         Amused
  %-~         Pablo Picasso
  %6          Brain dead
  %87)        Cartoon character happy he has curly hair
  %\v         Pablo Picasso
  %~v         God I hate line noise!

  &-(         Tearful
  &-l         That made me cry; Tearful
  &-|         Tearful
  &.(..       Crying
  &8-]        Overly handsome self-portrait with square jaw
  &8-|        Is a nerd
  &:-)        Curly Hair; Guinan
  &:-)>       Narn from Babylon 5
  &:-]        Overly handsome self-portrait with square jaw
  &:-o-8-<    Betty Boop
  &;-P        Suave guy on the make, who keeps advertising...
              just in case
  &B-]}<////>     Corporate-type with aviator glasses, wavy hair & tie

  '!          Grim (profile)
  '"          Pursed lips (profile)
  '-)         Wink; Winking; Only has a left eye, which is closed;
              One-eyed man
  ':-(        Accidentally shaved off one eyebrow
  ':-)        Accidentally shaved off one eyebrow; One eyebrow
  'J          Smiling (profile)
  'P          Sticking tongue out (profile)
  'T          Keeping a straight face (profile)
  'U          Yawning (profile)
  'V          Shouting (profile)
  'Y          Whistling (profile)
  '\          Frowning (profile)
  '_`         Sideways smiley (variation)
  'o`         Sideways smiley (variation)
  'r          Sticking tongue out (profile)
  'v          Talking (profile)
  'w          Speaking with forked tongue (profile)
  '~;E        Unspecified 4-legged critter

  (           Unhappy Cheshire Cat
  ( :+(       Scared
  ( o ) ( o ) Big hooters; Surprise
  (!)         Non-Vanderbilt SEC football
  (##]        Hockey player
  (#-[        Marine
  ($)         Speculation on why Vanderbilt is in the SEC
  ($_$)       Being greedy
  (((O)))     Ginger Spice
  (((Y)))     Very fat lady
  ((: =)X     Charlie Chaplin
  ((:- =)X    Charlie Chaplin
  ((Y))       Fat lady
  ()          Football
  ())=(       Drinking wine
  ()__CRAYOLA___(>     Crayon
  (*):        Cyclops
  (*-0)       Person with a blue-black eye
  (*O         Sporty Spice
  (*O*)       Baby Spice (you have to think of the O as the head
              and everything else as hair)
  (*^_^*)     Shy! (Japanese style)
  (*_*)       In love (sideways)
  (,'%/)      Slept too long on one side
  (-)         Needs a haircut; Needs a hairdresser; Laughing
  (-.-)Zzz...     Sleeping (sideways)
  (-:         Left handed;  Australian; Don Ellis from Tektronix
  (-::-)      Siamese twins; Putting heads together
  (-:|:-)     Siamese twins
  (-D         Laughing
  (-E:        Bi-focals
  (-_-)       Secret; Sad or sleeping face
  (-o-)       Star Wars Imperial Tie Fighter
  (-|---( : - )     The Pope
  (.)(.)      Ms. Dos; Big boobs
  (..(Y)..)   More fat isn't possible
  (0.0)       Stupid face
  (0.o)       Really stupid face
  (00)        Pulling a mooner
  (8 )        The Invisible Man
  (8*<        Egg-head swimmer; Drunk or mad user
  (8-( :  -8     Masked rapist
  (8-)        Swimmer; Wears glasses; Homer Simpson; Owl
  (8-o        Mr. Bill
  (8-{)}      Glasses, moustache and a beard
  (8-}        Percy Dovetonsils
  (8<|        Darth Vader
  (8=X        Death (skull & cross-bones)
  (8x)        Bobbit`s wife
  (:  (=|     Ghost costume
  (: (        Ghost
  (: (=|      Ghost costume
  (: )        Balaclava
  (: )t       Bank robber; Terrorist
  (:)-)       Scuba diver
  (:+)        Big nose
  (:-         Frowning
  (:-#        Wearing braces; Message about something that
              shouldn't have been said
  (:-$        Ill; Ill-informed about the Renaissance
  (:-&        Angry; Rosicrucian
  (:-(        Very sad; Frowning; Very unhappy; Sting
  (:-)        Smiley big-face; Bald; Soldier; Male; Bicycle helmets;
              Captain Picard; Surprised; Wearing skull cap
  (:-)     ?      Having a sex change
  (:-) :   8-     Is a male
  (:-) :   8===   Is John Holmes
  (:-) : -8       Male and on the make
  (:-) : 8===     John Holmes
  (:-) : ==8      Is a male on the make
  (:-) ?      Has had a sex-change
  (:-)"       Soldier with medals; Officer
  (:-)>+      Monk
  (:-)}       Bald and bearded
  (:-*        Kissing
  (:-...      Broken heart
  (:-<        Frowning
  (:-D        Has a big mouth; Blabbermouth
  (:-H        Football player; Plays for the NFL
  (:-I        Egghead
  (:-O ==>    Rush Limbaugh (with loud tie)
  (:-[ : 8-   Male sadist
  (:-\        Very Sad
  (:-{~       Beard
  (:-|        General or marshal; Soldier; Egghead;
              Captain Jean Luc Picard
  (:-|K-      Suit and tie; Formal message; Formally attired
  (:-~I       Egg-head user with a cold
  (:/] > 8-   Male masochist
  (::[]::)    Bandaid
  (:<)        Blabber mouth; Rastafari
  (:<>        Duck
  (:=         Beaver
  (:=)        Two noses
  (:=<        Star Wars stormtrooper
  (:>-<       Thief (Hands up!)
  (:I         Egghead; Bald
  (:[         Worm (or ant)
  (:^(        Broken nose; Jack nicholson in Chinatown
  (;.;)/~     Waving goodbye (sideways, Japanese style)
  (=( : - >*  Uncle Sam
  (==)        Kosh from Babylon 5
  (=_=)~      Is sleepy (sideways, Japanese style)
  (>:^F)      Is Count Dracula
  (><)        Anally retentive
  (>_<)       Is furious (sideways); Is hurt (Japanese style)
  (@ @)       You're joking?
  (@@)        You're kidding!
  (@_@)       Stunned
  (B:o#       Egg-head user with sunglasses and wearing braces
  (B^|        Secret agent
  (Bo/        Egg-head (skeptical) user using glasses
  (Bow        Egg-head user using glasses and speaking with
              forked tongue
  (D)         Welder
  (D:-]       General
  (H f        Robocop in a hydraulic press
  (I          Asleep
  (O)         Posh Spice
  (O)|        Deep sea diver
  (O-)        Cyclops
  (O--<       Fishy
  (OO)        Mooning you
  (OvO)       Owl (sideways)
  (P-|        Borg
  (V)=|       Computer game champion; Pacman champion
  (X0||)      Double hamburger with lettuce and tomato
  (Y)oYo(Y)   Barutan, a monster from "Ultraman"
  (Z(:^P      Napoleon
  ([(         Robocop
  (]:-)       Happy in soldier hat; Gung ho
  (^-^)       Smile
  (^.^)/      Waving hello (sideways)
  (^^)y-~~~   Smoking (sideways)
  (^_^)       Happy face; Ear-to-ear smile
  (^o^)       Joyously singing (sideways)
  (_o_)       Kowtowing (bowing) person
  (aa)        You're kidding!
  (g_g)       Sleepy
  (o)(-)      Winking eyes
  (o)(o)      Staring eyes; Big boobs
  (o:-)       Sinclair from Babylon 5 ("hole in your mind")
  (o_o)       Shocked
  (oj         Scuba diver with snorkel
  (o|o)       Ultraman
  (u_u)       Sleeping (sideways)
  (x(Y))      x weighted lady (in Kg)
  (x)         Gay
  (x)         Reference to Vanderbilt football
  (x_x)       Dead (sideways)
  (y)         Pubis
  (|-(        "Good Grief!"; Charlie Brown
  (|-|   F    Robocop
  (|-|  F     Robocop
  (|-| F      Robocop
  (|:-#       American footballer
  (|:-)       Helmet
  (}-8]       Left-handed, bearded with glasses and headphones
  (~v~)       Sideways smiley

  )           Cheshire Cat
  )*(         A__hole (sideways)
  )-:         Bass-ackwards; Left-handed frown
  )-::-(      Married
  )-:|<*      Sanity Clause
  )8-)        Scuba big-face
  ):-(        Unsmiley big-face; Nordic smiley
  ):-)        Impish; Big-face
  ):-) :-) :-)    Loud guffaw
  )P-(        Long John Silver
  )|-[        Tired, grumpy and very unhappy

  * :-o       Alarmed!
  * |         Oh, what a beautiful sunset!
  *!#*!^*&:-)     Schizophrenic
  *!#*!^*&~ >:-(  Very angry after losing hours of work
  *!#^!*,-{\      Schizophrenic with one winking eye & undecided,
                  with a mustache
  *!#^!*0-v~      Schizophrenic cyclops speaking and drooling
  *!#^!*:-)       Schizophrenic and smiling
  *!#^!*:@)       Pig-nose schizophrenic and smiling
  *!#^!*:@[       Pig-nose schizoprenic vampire
  *!#^!*|o#       Schizophrenic wearing braces
  *!#^!*|oO       Schizophrenic big-mouth snoring
  *#*!^*&:-)      Schizophrenic
  *%)         Punk after a big booze
  *(          Crazy and frowning
  *(:-|       Military officer
  *(H-)       Downhill skier
  *)          Mutant; Here's Thor hi-y'all
  **          Winter sports (in general)
  ******:-)   Marge Simpson
  *****:-)    Marge Simpson
  ****:-)     Marge Simpson
  **-(        Too many shocks
  **:-)       Counsellor Troi
  *-(         Cyclops poked in the eye
  *-)         Shot dead; Stoned; Shot for last posting
  *-=|8-D     Clown
  *.-)        One-eyed and smiling
  */:-)       Beret
  *8-)        Beaker (the Muppet)
  *8-I        Nerd
  *8-|        Nerd
  *8=(:       Blubbering idiot
  *8D         Punk wearing glasses
  *:*         Fuzzy
  *:**        Is fuzzy with a fuzzy moustache
  *:-))       Clown
  *:-{Q       Using a mustache and smoking
  *:-} 8   8-     Transvestite
  *:-} 8 *    Female
  *:-} 8 8-   Transvestite
  *:-} 8 O    Female and on the make
  *:-} :   8-     Gay male
  *:O)        Bozo the Clown
  *:o)        Bozo the Clown; Clown
  *:|)        Bimbo (with no offense intended!)
  *;-~i       Lady replying by closing both eyes & puffing
              nonchalantly on her cigarette
  *<(:-)      Santa Claus
  *<(;')      Frosty the Snowman
  *<.'v       Wearing snow cap
  *<8-)X      Party outfit with a hat and bow-tie
  *<:-)       Wearing a Santa Claus hat; Wearing hat with pompom
  *<:-)>      Santa Claus
  *<:{        Using a mustache and wearing a Santa Claus hat
  *<o'v       Wearing snow cap
  *<|:-)      Santa Claus; Clown
  *<|:-))     Santa Claus
  *<|:o)>     Santa Claus
  *<|<|<|=    A Christmas tree.
  *<|B-3D>---|E     May be Santa Claus
  *L*         Blotto
  *X-I        Dead nerd
  *X-|        Dead nerd
  *\:-)       Tam o'shanter
  *^O         Crazy big-mouth
  *^_^*       Blushing
  *^o^*       Exciting
  *|          Commenting on the sunset
  *|-0        Working at 5 A.M.
  *|:^)(.)(...)     Snowman

  +-(         Shot between the eyes
  +-(:-)      Religious leader; Pope
  +-8-(       Religious, sad and wearing sunglasses
  +-:-)       Religious leader; Pope
  +-:-/       Religious but undecided
  +-::(@)     Religious using normal glasses and shouting
  +-<:-)      Pope
  +-B:p       Religious with sunglasses on head and tongue out
  +-X-(       Dead religious user frowning
  +:-)        Priest
  +<#^v       Knight (profile)
  +<(:-)      Pope
  +<.'v       Knight (profile)
  +<:-)       Monk; Nun; Bishop; "Peace be upon you..."
  +<:-|       Nun; Monk
  +<||-)      Knight
  +O:-)       Pope
  +_+         Sideways smiley (variation)

  ,':-)       A really interesting idea!
  ,,,^..^,,,     Cat peeking over a fence
  ,-)         Smiling one-eyed user; Winking on-eyed user;
              Sammy Davis Jr.; One-eyed flirt; Wry and winking
  ,-}         Wry and winking
  ,.'v        Has short hair
  ,:          Powerless
  ,:-)        Smiling one-eyed user; Winking on-eyed user;
              Sammy Davis Jr.; One-eyed flirt; Wry and winking;
              David Ogden Stiers' toupee; Shaved left eyebrow
              this morning
  ,`:-C       Huh?; What's the matter?; What's wrong?
  ,o'v        Has short hair
  ,o^y        Smiling while talking

  -           Helen Keller
  -  @=       Concerning nuclear war
  - -:-(      Punk Rocker (real punks don't smile)
  - -:-)      Punk rocker
  - @=        Concerning nuclear war
  -(          Always wear safety glasses; Has had their eyes gouged out
  -(:-)       German soldier from WWI
  -)          Always wear safety glasses; Ha ha; Jose Feliciano
  -,-         Sleepy
  --          When to bow (Japanese)
  --)         Jamie Farr (Klinger from M*A*S*H)
  ---...      SOS (variant)
  ---...---       OSO but supposed to be SOS
  ---<--{(@   Rose
  --<--@      Rose
  --m--xx--m--     Dead cartoon spying at the wall
  -.-         Sleepy
  -/-         Stirring up trouble
  -:          Upside down with a brick in their mouth
  -:(         Punk rocker with a mohawk
  -:)         Has mohawk
  -:-(        Punk rocker (real punks don't smile)
  -:-)        Punk rocker; Has a Mohican; Admires Mr. T
  -<          Mad
  -=          Doused candle to end a flame
  -=#:-)      Wizard
  -=* :-)     TeX wizard
  ->-         Airline tickets going cheap
  ->=:-)X     Zippy the pinhead
  -]          One eye
  -]:-)[-     Impressed
  -k          Beats me, looks like something

  .)          Cyclops
  .-(         Should have worn safety glasses
  .-)         One-eyed user; Sammy Davis Jr.
  .-]         One-eyed smilely
  ..-)        User only has one eye
  ...(        Wile E. Coyote after attempt on Road Runner's life
  ...---...   SOS
  ..|._       Opposite of a rose
  .V          Duck
  .\/         Duck
  .^)         Side view
  .^,         Looking sideways; Happy
  ._)         Suffering from Lorentz contractions
  ._/         Has been squashed

  /           Too cool
  /'\         Mountain
  /.#(        Adolf Hitler
  ///:-)      "Nest" haircut
  /8^{~       Hair line, glasses, moustache, and goatee
  /8^{~<      Hair Line, glasses, moustache, and goatee
  /:-)        Beret; French; Gumby
  /:-=(       Adolf Hitler
  /:-|        Mr. Spock
  /;-)        Has one big thick cock-eyed eyebrow
  /O\         Is ducking
  /\          Camping and backpacking related
  /\!/\       Male lying on back with legs spread
  /\*/\       Female lying on back with legs spread
  /\/:/\      Is the Mummy
  /\_/\       Mountain range
  /\o/\       Spider
  /\oo/\      Spider or bat
  /oo\        Male cringing from expected blow below the belt
  /~'v'~\     Girl with pigtails

  0 =:--~~    Rat Holy in punker look
  0-(         Scuba diver with a broken mask
  0-)         Scuba diver; Cyclops; Wearing scuba mask;
              Happy invader from Mars; Arc-welder
  0:)         Angel; Saint
  0:-)        Angel; Saint
  0>-<(=      Message of interest to women

  12x--<--@   A dozen roses

  2B|^2B      Message from (or about) Shakespeare

  3  :-)      Bart Simpson
  3 :-)       Bart Simpson
  3-I         Asleep and having nightmares
  3-O         Snoring
  38^)        Bart Simpson
  3:)         Pet smiling
  3:*>        Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  3:-)        Cow; Bart Simpson; Has curly hair
  3:-o        Cow
  3:[         Mean pet; Pit bull
  3:]         Pet
  3:o[        Pets
  3:o]        Pet

  4:-)        Sailor; George Washington

  5:-)        Elvis Presley
  5:-J        Elvis

  6\/)        Elephant

  7:)         Ronald Reagan
  7:-)        Fred Flintstone
  7:^)        Ronald Reagan
  7:^]        Ronald Reagan
  7:u)        Fred Flintstone
  7=^>        Happy (3/4 view)

  8           Infinity
  8 :-)       Wizard
  8 :-I       Net.unix-wizards
  8(          Sad bespectacled person
  8(:-)       Mouseketeer; Mickey Mouse; Walt Disney; Zippy
  8)          Frog; Midget wearing glasses; Happy bespectacled person
  8*)         Has glasses and a moustache
  8-#         Death; Dead
  8-(         Surprised!
  8-(:-)      Propeller hat; Beanie
  8-)         Glasses; Swimmer; Sunglasses; Gorilla; Nerd;
              Wears glasses; Wide-eyed; "I was the second gunman";
  8-)*---     Miami Vice fan
  8-*         Ate a hot pepper
  8->         Just happy
  8-I         In suspense
  8-O         Omigod; Took too many Nodoz; Just before doubling
              over with pain
  8-O  --*    Just before doubling over with pain
  8-O --*     Just before doubling over with pain
  8-P         Reaction to college cafeteria coffee
  8-S         Sees all evil
  8-]         Wow maaan!; FDR
  8-o         Mr. Bill
  8-{)        Has glasses and a moustache
  8-|         Suspense; Eyes wide with surprise; Thriller
  87)         Cartoon character with a long nose and happy
  87D         Cartoon character with a long nose and very happy
  87P O>w     Cartoon character enjoying ice cream cone
  87P`` O>w   Cartoon character really enjoying ice cream cone
              with drops of saliva dripping
  8:)         Pig
  8:-)        Little girl; Wearing glasses on the head; Pig
  8:-T        Little girl
  8:<3        Hamster
  8:]         Gorilla
  8<:-)       Wizard
  8=:-)       Galloping Gourmet; Chef
  8===>       Is a d__khead
  8P          Frog in mating season; Wearing glasses and
              sticking out tongue
  8^          Chicken
  8^(         Sad
  8^|         Grim
  8_)         Don't get nose out of joint; Has nose out of joint
  8b          Frog in mating season; Wearing glasses and
              sticking out tongue
  8x          Scissors

  :           Hmmm
  : (         Leper
  : )         Leper
  : - =       Hitler
  : .)        Cindy Crawford
  : =         Beaver
  : =)        Adolf Hitler
  :#          Screaming
  :###)       Jimmy Durante
  :##)        Jimmy Durante
  :#)         Drunk
  :$)         Donald Trump
  :%)         Accountant
  :%)%        Has acne
  :&          Tongue-tied
  :'''-)      Flood of tears
  :'(         Crying
  :')         Crying
  :'-(        Crying; Shedding a tear
  :'-)        So happy they're crying
  :'-D        Laughing so much they're crying
  :'O         Bob Hope
  :'}         Richard Nixon
  :(          Sad; Frowning; Sad-turtle
  :(=)        Jimmy Carter
  :)          I meant it kindly; Happy; Midget smiley; Don't take
              too seriously; Cheshire Cat smile; Salamander
  :)%         Skateboarder
  :))         Double-chinned; Chesire Cat
  :)))        Real fat
  :)3         Female
  :)8-        Male
  :)>         Basic goatee
  :)~         Drooling
  :*          Kisses; Blowing kisses
  :*(@)       Drunk shouting
  :*)         Drunk; Clown; Has a cold; Ed McMahon; Has clown nose
  :*D         Drunk and laughing in church for no reason
  :*}         Tipsy
  :+(         Punched nose, hurt
  :+)         Carl Friedrich Gauss; Large nose
  :,(         Crying
  :,-(        Crying
  :,-)        So happy they're crying
  :,-D        Laughing so much they're crying
  :-          Male; Prolog programmer; Demon smile
  :- ]        So shocked jaw has hit the ground
  :-!         Bland; Foot in mouth; Malcolm McUser; Smoker
  :-"         Pursed lips; Whistling; Heavy smoker
  :-#         Censored; Lips are sealed; Wears braces; Blowing a kiss;
              Fat lip; Just said something that shouldn't have
              been said; Moustache; Punched in the mouth
  :-#)        Has a bushy moustache
  :-#|        Bushy mustache
  :-$         A secret; Face with mouth wired shut; Put your
              money where your mouth is; Person is ill; Sellout;
              Uncertainty; Jewish user
  :-%         Banker; Has beard; Talking out of both sides of mouth
  :-&         Tongue-tied; Eating spaghetti; Perplexed
  :-'         Spitting out chewing tobacco; Spitting; Smoker
  :-')        Has the flu; Has a cold
  :-'|        Has a cold or flu
  :-(         Drama; Sad; Unhappy; Frowning; Drama; Boo hoo;
              Have an ordinary day; Displeasure
  :-(   :-    Impotent (or let down)
  :-(  )      "You backed your car over my toe"
  :-( )       SHOUTING VERY LOUD; You just backed your car
              over my toe; You stepped on my toe; Shocked
  :-( :   :~     User is an impotent male
  :-( :  -       You call those breasts? I've seen bigger
                 lumps in oatmeal!
  :-( :-      Impotent
  :-( :-( :-( :-!     Taylor Caldwell
  :-( |       Has been beheaded
  :-(#)       Wearing braces
  :-((        Very sad; Al Jolson
  :-()        Shouting; Stubbed my toe; Talking
  :-(*)       Vomiting; That comment made me sick
  :-(0)       Yelling
  :-(=        Has buck teeth
  :-(=)       Big teeth; Bucktooth
  :-(>~       "I just washed my goatee, and I can't do nuthin'
              with it."
  :-(O        Has been hanged
  :-(O)       Yelling; Mick Jagger
  :-)         Happy; Smiling; Ha ha; Nosy; Willie Shoemaker;
              Marge Simpson; Comedy; Humor; Orator
  :-)   ,     Outie belly button
  :-)   -8    Blue balls
  :-)   .     Innie belly button
  :-)   8     Dolly Parton
  :-)  (-: +  :-o o-: + :-Pd-:     Kissing sequence
  :-)  -:     Erection
  :-)  -^-:   In need of corrective surgery
  :-)  8      Dolly Parton
  :-)  :-...     Taking a leak
  :-)  >=>    Reading a book
  :-) )-:     Masking theatrical comments
  :-) ,       Outie belly button
  :-) ---     John Holmes
  :-) -8      Blue balls
  :-) .       Innie belly button
  :-) ... :-( ... :-) ... :-( ...     Manic depressive
  :-) 8       Dolly Parton
  :-) 8  -    Female
  :-) :   8-...     Taking a leak
  :-) :   8-^-      In need of some corrective surgery
  :-) : , 8-        Outie belly button
  :-) :-( :-) :-(   Manic depressive
  :-) :-( :-| :-?   Edgar Cayce
  :-) :-) :-)       Loud guffaw
  :-) :-) :-) :-)   Shirley MacLaine
  :-) :-...   Taking a leak
  :-) <       Slut
  :-) ===8`   John Holmes
  :-) >       Celibate
  :-)!!!      Sam Kinnison
  :-)#        Beard
  :-)##       Long beard
  :-)'        Drooling; Dribbling
  :-)(-:      Just Married!
  :-))        Double chin; Very good atmosphere; Laughing;
              Very happy; Al Jolson
  :-)))       Laughing; Double chin; William Conrad; Very fat;
              Really happy
  :-)*        Speaks Esperanto; Man with bowtie
  :-)--       98-pound weakling
  :-)-8       Big girl
  :-)-O       Doctor (with stethoscope)
  :-)-{8      Big girl
  :-)-}8      Big girl
  :-)... :-(     Manic depressive
  :-)... :-(...  Manic depressive
  :-)....     Drool
  :-)3        Big girl
  :-)8        Bow tie; Well dressed
  :-)8---     Tuxedo
  :-)8<       Big girl
  :-)8>       Tuxedo
  :-):-):-)   Guffawing loudly
  :-)<////>   Guy with a bad tie on
  :-)=        Goatee; Vampire; Beard
  :-)==       Arnold Schwarzenegger
  :-)===      Arnold Schwarzenegger
  :-)>        Bearded
  :-)>-       Tie
  :-)>-o      Doctor with stethoscope
  :-)B        Big girl
  :-)I        On the town
  :-)J        Surfer
  :-)K-       Wearing shirt and tie
  :-)O        Girl very messed up
  :-)X        Bow tie; Sen. Paul Simon
  :-)o-       Tie
  :-)o->      Suit and tie
  :-)x        Bow tie
  :-)x===>    Tie
  :-)x>       Tuxedo
  :-)|        Out on the town
  :-)}        Beard
  :-)~        Drooling; Dribbling
  :-)~~~      Drool
  :-*         I shouldn't have said that; Oops!; Just ate
              something sour; Bitter; Blowing a kiss; Kiss
  :-*|        Moustache
  :-+         Too much lipstick
  :-,         Hmmmm; Smirk
  :--)        Nose very large; Jamie Farr (Klinger from M*A*S*H)
  :---)       You lie like pinnochio
  :------------)     Big liar
  :---------------)     BIG liar
  :-----}     Liar; Pinnochio
  :----}      Pinnochio; Liar
  :--]        Robot
  :-.         "No comment"
  :-.)        Marilyn Monroe; Madonna; Cindy Crawford
  :-...       Heart-broken
  :-/         Skeptical; Lefty undecided; Chagrined; Undecided;
              Retarded; Skeptical
  :-0         No Yelling!; Orator; Shocked; Talkaktive;
              Can't find shift key
  :-0===8     "Oh yeah?  I bet that you..."
  :-1         Bland; Smirking
  :-3         Eaten a lemon; Handlebar mustache
  :-6         Sour; After eating something spicy
  :-7         Wry statement; Smoking a pipe; Talking out of
              side of mouth
  :-8         Talking out of both sides of their mouth
  :-8(        Condescending stare
  :-8p        Dizzy Gillespie (puffed cheeks and trumpet)
  :-9         Licking his/her lips; Yum!
  :-:         Mutant; Toothless
  :-<         Disappointed; Real sad; Forlorn; Sad; Vampire;
              Walrus; Amazed
  :-=(        Adolf Hitler
  :-=)        Older user with moustache; Older user listening
              to Walkman radio; Adolph Hitler
  :->         Sarcastic; Hey hey; Devilish grin (heavy sarcasm);
              Deformed lips; Smug
  :->-<       Thief - hands up!
  :->X==|     Formal wear
  :-?         Pipe smoker; Blue Oyster Cult fetishist; Licking lips;
              Tongue in cheek
  :-@         Screaming; Angry; Beard has permanent wave or was
              drawn by Picasso; Swearing; Very angry; About to be sick;
              User face screaming
  :-@%$#      Swearing
  :-B         Drooling; Dribbling; Has just bitten lip; Buttmouth;
              David Letterman (gap-toothed smile)
  :-C         Very unhappy; Totally unbelieving; Really bummed;
              Jaw has hit the ground; Count Dracula; Very sad
  :-C===8     Giving or receiving a sexual favor
  :-D         Guffaw; Laughing; Comedy; Shock; Surprise; Laughing
              (at you!); Talks too much; Big mouth
  :-D*        Laughing so much they don't realise there's a spider
              hanging from their lip
  :-E         Dangerous vampire; Bucktoothed vampire; Vampire with
              many teeth; Has major dental problems
  :-E =       Bucktoothed vampire
  :-E]        Needs to go to the dentist
  :-F         Dangerous vampire with one tooth missing;
              Bucktoothed vampire with one tooth missing;
              Major dental problems
  :-F]        Just came back from the dentist
  :-G-        Smoking
  :-G-~       Smoking
  :-H         Missing teeth
  :-I         Indifferent; Hmmm; Smoking; Sad; Puzzled; Semi-smiley;
              Poker face; No sense of humor
  :-II        Angry
  :-J         Surfer; Tongue-in-cheek
  :-L         Blank with cigarette or pipe
  :-L]        Dentist
  :-M         Speak no evil
  :-O         Surprised; Shocked; Uh-oh; Yelling; Mick Jagger; Mr. Bill
  :-O=        Showing tongue to the doctor
  :-O>-[o]    American tourist (big mouth and camera)
  :-O>-o      American tourist
  :-P         Tongue; Tongue hanging out in anticipation; Nyahhhh;
              Wry smile; Telling secrets; Wants to lick neck
  :-P*        Spitting out chewing tobacco
  :-P~~       Blowing a raspberry
  :-Q         Smoker; Smoking
  :-Q~        Smoking
  :-R         Has the flu
  :-S         Incoherent statement; What you say make no sense; Sick
  :-T         Keeping a straight face; Has just zippered lips shut;
              Tight lipped
  :-V         Shout; Shouting
  :-W         You're talking big nonsense; Speaking with a
              forked tongue
  :-X         Many kisses; Big wet kiss; User's lips are sealed;
              Bow tie; Swearing; Sworn to secrecy; Taped up mouth
  :-Y         A quiet aside; Talking after the no yelling smiley
  :-Z         Sleeping; Cross
  :-[         Vampire; Pouting; Blockhead; Critical; Pouting;
              Count Dracula
  :-[#]       Braces
  :-[]        Robot face
  :-[x>       Count Dracula
  :-\         Undecided; Sceptical; Popeye, for people who look
              like popeye; Very sad
  :-\  8o     After a cold shower
  :-\ 8o      After a cold shower
  :-\ :   8o     After a cold shower
  :-]         Blockhead; Sarcastic; Obnoxious; Happy vampire
  :-`         Spitting out chewing tobacco
  :-a         Touching tongue to nose
  :-b         Sticking out tongue
  :-bill      Zydeco Bill, with harmonica in mouth and washboard
              on chest
  :-c         Real unhappy; Bummed out
  :-d         Lefty smiley razzing you; Sticking out tongue;
              Said with a smile
  :-d~        Heavy smoker
  :-e         Rage; Disappointment
  :-f         Bleahhh (sticking tongue out)
  :-h         Speaking with a forked tongue
  :-i         Semi-Smiley; Smoking
  :-j         Left smiling; Smoker smiling
  :-k         Biting lip
  :-l         Yet another smiley; Almost smiling
  :-o         Frightened; Uh-oh; Wow; Singing national anthem; Awed;
  :-o  ^^^^:     After zipping up fly too fast
  :-o : ^^:      After zipping up fly too fast
  :-o ^^^^:      After zipping up fly too fast
  :-o zz z z Z  Z     Bored
  :-p         Sticking out tongue (at you!); Talking, talking, talking;
              Tongue in cheek
  :-p)        Sticking out tongue (at you!)
  :-p~        Smokes heavily
  :-q         Trying to reach nose with tongue
  :-r         Sticking tongue out; Blowing a raspberry
  :-s         Used after a BIZARRE comment
  :-t         Cross; Pouting; User is cross
  :-v         Blathering; Speaking; Talking head; Orator
  :-w         You're talking nonsense; Speaking with a forked tongue
  :-x         Kiss kiss; "My lips are sealed"; Blowing a kiss;
              Sworn to secrecy
  :-y         Said with a smile; Wider happy face
  :-z         Yet another cross smiley
  :-{         Variation on smiley theme; Moustached; Tipsy on
              rough wine; Sad Matthew; Count Dracula
  :-{  -__-:     After slamming the toilet seat
  :-{ -__-:      After slamming the toilet seat
  :-{ 2       User wears lipstick
  :-{#}       Braces
  :-{)        Moustache; Handlebar mustache
  :-{)}       Commander Riker
  :-{8        Very unhappy with results of breast implant surgery
  :-{>        Goatee
  :-{}        Bearded man; Wears lipstick; Heavy lipstick; Mick Jagger
  :-{~        Read too many toilet paper articles prior to lunch
  :-|         I don't care; Grim; "Have an ordinary day"; Disgusted;
              Indifference; Monkey; No expression; Frowning;
              "That comment doesn't phase me"; Bored; Playing harmonica
  :-| 8( )-   Pregnant
  :-| :-|     Deja'vu
  :-|)        Has a moustache
  :-|,        Quiet; Hushed; Not talking; Zipped shut
  :-|8( )-    Pregnant
  :-|:-|      Deja'vu
  :-|<        Vampire
  :-|K-       Evening dress; Formal message
  :-|]        Has no need to go to the dentist
  :-||        Anger; Angry
  :-}         "This wine tashted pretty good"; Ditto; Beard; Tipsy;
              Happy Matthew; Wry smile; Leering; Wears lipstick;
              Crooked smile; Fiendish grin
  :-}  -oo-:     Taking matters into hand
  :-} -oo-:      Taking matters into hand
  :-} : =M8      Taking matters into hand
  :-})        Has an RAF moustache
  :-}X        Bow tie-wearing
  :-~)        Has a cold
  :-~|        Has a cold
  :.-(        Weeping
  :.-)        Laughing tears
  :/          Crying
  :/)         Not amused
  :/7)        Cyrano de Bergerac
  :/I         No Smoking!
  :/\)        Extremely big nose
  :/i         No smoking
  :0)         Person with a big nose
  :3-<        Dog
  :8)         Pig; Pigish; Gorilla
  :8-1        Bart Simpson
  :8]         Gorilla
  ::-)        Wears normal glasses; Double vision; Glasses broken;
  ::-b|d-::   Has glasses and is sticking out tongue at mirror
  ::-{}       Using normal glasses and wearing lipstick
  :::)        Smiling despite being riddled with bullets
  :::-)       The Elephant Man
  :::Poof:::     Out of here, signing off now
  ::=))       Double vision; Needs new shocks
  :<          What pretences; Midget unsmiley; What?
  :<()        African tribesman
  :<)         From an Ivy League School; Has a moustache;
              A blabbermouth
  :<)=        Beard
  :<=         Walrus
  :<|         Attends an Ivy League school
  := |        Baboon
  :=(         Adolf Hitler
  :=)         Double nose; Has two noses; Orangutan
  :=8)        Baboon
  :=8|        Baboon
  :>          "Hmm, let me think"; Midget; What?; Don't take
              too seriously
  :>)         Has a big nose
  :?          Smoking a pipe
  :?)         Philosopher
  :@          Screaming; What?
  :@)         Pig
  :C          Bummed; What?
  :C)         Nose, very large
  :D          Laughter; Laughing
  :I          Hmmm, not funny!
  :I)         Has a septum pierce
  :O          Yelling
  :P          Blowing a raspberry; Sticking out tongue
  :Q          What?; Smoking
  :Q)         John Q. Public
  :Ui         Smoking
  :Uj         Smoking and smiling
  :V          Woodpecker
  :V)         Woodpecker
  :X          Sworn to secrecy; Lips are sealed
  :X)         Hear no evil
  :[          Real downer; Very unhappy
  :\/         Woodpecker
  :]          Gleep; Friendly midget smilie who will gladly be
              your friend
  :^"         Pursing lips
  :^(         Had nose put out of joint; Broken nose
  :^)         Broken nose; Big nose; Pointy nose (righty); Happy;
              Tongue-in-cheek; Cute nose; Smiley with a personality;
  :^D         "Great! I like it!"
  :^U         Turned face
  :^W         Turned face with tongue out
  :^X^C       Emacs user saying "How do I get out of this damn
              vi editor?"
  :^Y         Turned poker face
  :^r         Bleahhh (sticking tongue out)
  :^y         Turned smiling face
  :^{         For those with mustaches
  :^{)>       Moustache and beard
  :_)         Tongue-in-cheek; Sarcastic; Nose is sliding off face;
              Boxer; Boxer who got hit one too many times
  :b          Sticking out tongue
  :c)         Nose very large
  :c<         Nose very large
  :d          Licking lips; Stick out tongue
  :n)         Funny-looking right nose; Pug nose
  :o          Shocked
  :o)         Boxer's nose; Person with a smaller nose;
              Stimpy (Ren & Stimpy)
  :oP-        Person with a small nose sticking out his tougue
  :p :q :d :b :D     Licking lips (sequence)
  :p~~~       I'm sticking my toungue out at you
  :q          Vi user saying, "How do I get out of this damn
              emacs editor?"
  :u)         Funny-looking left nose; Pug nose
  :v)         Has a broken nose, but it's the other way;
              Left-pointing nose; Cute nose
  :x(         Habe a code in by dose
  :{          Oh boy; What?; Mustached; Oh boy, the headmaster!
  :{}         Wearing lipstick
  :|          Indifferent; Data
  :}          What should we call these?
  :~(         Nose put out of joint
  :~(~~       Crying
  :~(~~~      Crying
  :~)         Ill with a cold; Nose squiggly; Face needs a nosejob;
              Yum-lick lips; Peter Ubberoth; Needs a nosejob; Ugly nose
  :~-(        Crying; Shed a tear
  :~-)        So happy that they're crying
  :~/         Really mixed up
  :~I         Smoking
  :~i         Smoking
  :~j         Smoking and smiling
  :)         Crying for joy
  :-(        Crying

  ;           Cheshire Cat with gingivitis
  ;(          Crying; An unfortunate small joke
  ;)          Winking; Something said tongue-in-cheek
  ;-          Flirt & demon smile
  ;-(         Crying; Sad or mad and got beat up
  ;-(*)       Feels Sick
  ;-)         Wink; Irony; Sardonic incredulity; So happy, s/he
              is crying; Flirt; Got beat up; Flirtatious or
              sarcastic remark
  ;-)   ===8     Circumcised
  ;-)  o===8     Braggart
  ;-) ===8    Circumcised
  ;-)-8       Big girl winking at you
  ;-)=)       Grin
  ;-)o===8    Braggart
  ;-)}<////>     Corporate-type guy (see the necktie?)
  ;->         Lewd; Winking smile with big grin
  ;-?         Wry tongue in cheek
  ;-C         Sardonic incredulity
  ;-D         Friendly, winking, laughing smile
  ;-S         I kind of like it
  ;-\         Has been beaten up; Popeye gets his lights punched out
  ;-p         Popeye
  ;-|         Has been beaten up but is staying silent
  ;-}         Leer; Leering
  ;:-)        Really bad toupee
  ;;          Sadness (Japanese)
  ;>          Winking; Something said tongue-in-cheek
  ;>)         Smirking
  ;^)         Smirking
  ;^?         Has been punched out
  ;_;         Crying (Japanese)
  ;|8-)       Hagar caught lying

  <&&>        Concerning rubber chickens
  <&*c        Tearful; drunk; unhappy
  <&-I        Fool; Tearful
  <(:         Goatee (left-handed)
  <)          Here's a house boat
  <*(:-?      Wizard who doesn't know the answer
  <*:-)       Magician
  <*:oDX      Clown; Clown with bowtie and dunce
  <*}}}>      Dead fish
  <+-< : )    Pope
  <+|:')      Pope
  <+|:'@===   Vomiting Pope
  <,-?        One winking eye and smoking a pipe
  <.(@)       One eye and shouting
  <0*c        Cyclops; Drunk; Unhappy
  <0-)        Smiling scuba-diver
  <0__/\__/\_     Worm
  <3          Heart
  <8*p        Surprised drunk putting tongue out
  <8-*        Surprised user eating something bitter
  <8-{*       Wearing sunglasses, with a mustache
  <8-{D       Happy, wearing sunglasses and mustache
  <8-{I       Fool swimmer with a mustache
  <8-~)       Swimmer with a cold and smiling
  <8^)        Smiling swimmer
  <8r         Wearing sunglasses and sticking tongue out
  <:)         Smiling; Dunce
  <:-(        Disappointed; Dunce
  <:-)        Dumb question; Skier; Magician; Vietnamese peasant; Hero
  <:-)  >-    Female smiling
  <:-)<<|     Rocket pilot
  <:-)`       Hero
  <:-@        Screaming
  <:-@  8-    Male screaming
  <:-D        Witch
  <:-EXB      Vampirella
  <:-I        Is a dunce
  <:-O        Eeek!; Eeek! Just saw a mouse
  <:-l        Dunce
  <:-|        Dunce; Just made a stupid statement
  <:-}        Happy
  <:3         Mouse; Rat; Ferret
  <:3 )~~~~   Mouse; Rat
  <:<)}       Hippie
  <:>==       Turkey
  <:@0        Pig-nosed orator
  <:I         Dunce
  <:r         Sticking tongue out
  <:|-|)<     Student of physics (esp. at Jagellonian University)
  <;-Q        Smoking user
  <;-{(       Sad user crying with a mustache
  <<<<(:-)    Hat salesman
  <<<<<<:-)   Hat salesman
  <=          Message about housing in the Snow Belt
  <=-O        Frightened; Scared
  <=8:-)      Dickhead
  <>:-)       Bishop
  <>:{(}      Lt. Worf
  <@:{(>X     Mustached Chinese with a toupee, goatee, bow tie
  <B-v        Wearing glasses and speaking
  <B-~D       Happy and using glasses but with a cold
  <B:-/~      Undecided with sunglasses on head and drooling
  <B:^b       Sunglasses on head and sticking tongue out
  <G>         Grinning
  <I==I)      On four wheels
  <L>         Laughing
  <X          Crazy and giving a wet kiss
  <\\\\>(-:   Left-handed with a bad tie on
  <^O^>       Laughing loudly
  <{:-)}      Message in a bottle
  <|##        Hangman
  <|)         Chinese
  <|*}        Chinese, drunk & happy
  <|-(        Chinese who doesn't like Chinese jokes
  <|-(=       Chinese and unhappy
  <|-)        Chinese; Rickshaw driver
  <|-)=       Chinese; Chinese with a beard
  <|-|        Chinese
  <|:-)       Party hat

  =%7)~~      Rat that has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours
  =(:-)       Punk
  =(_8^(1)    Homer Simpson
  =)          Variation on a classic smiley; Surprised!; Adolf Hitler;
  =):-)       Uncle Sam
  =)||)       Zorro
  =-(         Had eyes scratched out
  =-)         Sideways smiley
  =-<>        Mouth gaped open; Awe struck
  =-O         The Enterprise
  =-O *   *    *     The Enterprise firing photon torpedoes
  =-O~~~      The Enterprise firing phasers
  =-o         Surprised
  =.'v        Has mohawk
  =0==        Mexican on a railroad!
  =8->        Nerd that's unbearably pleased with self
  =87)~~      Rat with eyeglasses
  =:          Eunuch's phallus
  =:)         Bunny
  =:-#(       Punk rocker with a mustache
  =:-#}       Punk rocker with a mustache
  =:-(        Real punks never smile
  =:-)        Punk; Hosehead; Punk-rocker; Dickhead; Has a Mohican;
  =:-H        American footballer
  =:7(~~      Sad rat
  =:7)~~      Rat; Mouse
  =:7>~~      Sarcastic rat
  =:=|        Priest
  =:o]        Bill Clinton
  =:x         Bunny
  =;7)~~      Rat, sarcastic as ever
  ==#==       Railroad crossing
  ==:%(==     Has been railroaded
  ===:-D      Don King
  ===:[OO']>:===     Has been railroaded
  =====:}     Snake
  =>B=)       Punk rocker
  =B-(        With spiked hair and sunglasses, frowning
  =B-)        With spiked hair and sunglasses, smiling
  =O)         Stimpy
  =[8]-O      Spaceman Spiff preparing to land
  =^)         Dagwood Bumstead; Open minded
  =^-^=       Cat smile
  =^..^=      CyberKat
  =^.^=       Cat
  =o'v        Has mohawk
  =o)         Big nose
  =r)         Big nose
  =t==        Mexican run over by train
  ={:-)]      In a bottle
  =|:-)       Abraham Lincoln; Top hat
  =|:-)=      Abe Lincoln; Uncle Sam
  =|:-)X      Diplomat
  =|:=)       Charlie Chaplin
  =|B-{|###   From ZZ Top

  > :-(       Mad
  > ;7)~~     Devil and winky combined
  >%)         Wile E. Coyote
  >&-r        Tearful and sticking tongue out
  >-          Female
  >-",",","-)D>     Fish (perhaps)
  >-)         Rude devil; Oriental
  >-<         Absolutely livid!!
  >->         Chinese
  >-COD       "Floundering" for something to say
  >-^);>      Fish
  >8-0        In the throes of composition
  >8-<        Devilish, surprised, & mad
  >8o!...     Bugs Bunny with carrot
  >:)         Little devil
  >:*)        Bozo the Clown
  >:-(        Not keen on something; Mad; Annoyed; Sick and tired
              of reading this nonsense
  >:-( 8   >     Female after reading sexist opinions on feminists
  >:-( 8 *>-  Has a disparaging opinion of feminists
  >:-)        Devil; Devilish; Evil Grin; Nasty
  >:-*        Angry
  >:-3=       Bugs Bunny
  >:-<        Mad
  >:-<<       Mad
  >:->        Cynical; Devil-like; Really devilish remark;
              Has a crew cut; Leering
  >:-@        Extremely angry
  >:-I        Startrek; Trekkie
  >:-b        Left-pointing tongue
  >:-l        Klingon
  >:-t        Cross
  >:-|        Trekkie; Spock
  >:>         Devilish
  >:^(        Headhunter (Amazon style)
  >:w         Thumbing their nose
  >:w)        Thumbing their nose
  >;-('       So mad s/he is spitting
  >;-)        Devilish wink
  >;->        Cynical wink; Irony; Winky and devil combined
              (a very lewd remark was just made); Wicked grin
  >< ><       Someone wearing argyle socks
  ><*:oDX     Clown
  ><:>==      Turkey
  ><:>==O     Butterball turkey
  ><FISH>     Fish
  >>-O->      General Custer
  >>:-)       Devil; Horrible user; Klingon
  >>:-1       Klingon
  >>:-<<      Mad
  >>>>(:-)    Hat salesman
  >>>>>:============      Is a vegetable (asparagus)
  >>>>X-O>>>>     Roadkill
  >X#-[       Marines never die, they just regroup in Hell
  >[:^)       Watches too much TV
  >[I         Television
  >[]I        Watching television
  >]}         Dragon wearing sunglasses
  >w          Nose-thumbing gesture
  >|(         Robocop: "Thank you for your co-operation."; Robocop
  >|*b        Drunk and sticking tongue out
  >|->        Chinese

  ?-(         Black eye; Sorry, I don't know what went wrong
  ?-)         Sorry, I don't know what went wrong
  ?8-o        Elton John
  ?:)         Single curl of hair
  ?:-)        Wavy hair, parted on right

  @%&$%&      You know what that means; N.W.A. fan; Swearing up a storm
  @%&$%&$\&*@%$#@     You know what that means
  @&o/        Tearful and skeptical, wearing a turban
  @(---`--`------     Rose
  @)--`---,-----      Rose
  @*&$!%      You know what that means
  @,^V        One-eye-only winking, wearing a turban and shouting
  @-(         "Ulysses! Bring me Ulysses!"
  @-)         Cyclops; Hypnotist; Seeing stars; Space...The
              Final Frontier
  @.'v        Curly hair
  @.-(@)      One-eye-only wearing a turban and shouting
  @0-(        Scuba diver, sad and wearing a turban
  @8[         Surprised vampire wearing a turban
  @:)         Wearing a turban
  @:*&        Drunk and tongue-tied wearing a turban
  @:-()       Elvis Presley
  @:-)        Turban; Arab; Has wavy hair; Uses too much hairspray;
  @:-)##      Guruka Singh Khalsa
  @:-\        Elvis
  @:-v        Wearing a turban and speaking
  @:-}        Just back from the hairdresser
  @::-x       Wearing a turban, using normal glasses and kissing
  @:I         Turban
  @:O         Mr. Bill
  @:]         Wearing a turban
  @;-)        Flirt
  @;^[)       Elvis
  @=          Pro-nuclear war; Pro-nuclear activist; "Kafka was
              a momma's boy"
  @=)         Dan Quayle
  @==         Pro nuclear war
  @>+-+--     Rose
  @>--->----  Rose
  @>-->--     Red rose; Rose
  @>-`-,--    Rose; Flower
  @@@:)       Marge Simpson
  @@@@8^)     Marge Simpson
  @@@@@@:-)      Marge Simpson
  @@@@@@@@:)     Marge Simpson
  @@B-)       Bouffant woman with catseye frame glasses
  @B-O~       Big-mouth wearing a turban, using glasses and drooling
  @L@         Spent too many hours at terminal
  @O=E<=      Woman in skirt wearing turtleneck sweater
  @[]         Cup of coffee
  @_@         Boggled eyes, or glasses (Japanese)
  @l@         Too many hours at terminal
  @o'v        Has curly hair
  @|@         Has spent too long looking at terminal
  @},`-----------    Rose
  @}-,-'--           Rose
  @}--)----)----     Rose
  @}--,--`-------    Rose
  @}----`----^--     Rose
  @}--->-----        Rose
  @}--;---`----      Rose
  @}--<---<-----     Rose
  @}-->---->----     Rose
  @}--`----,----     Rose
  @}-;--`---         Rose
  @}->--      Rose
  @}-^---,------     Rose
  @}:-)       Gardening hat
  @}`,----------     Rose

  B)          Frog wearing sunglasses
  B*)         With moustache and designer sunglasses!
  B-(8        Sir Robin Day
  B-)         Batman; Wears horn-rimmed glasses; Sunglasses;
              Wearing shades; Ready for the beach
  B-)-[<      Wearing sunglasses and swimming trunks
  B-)[<       Sunglasses and swimming trunks
  B-D         "Serves you right, dummy!"
  B-]         Batman
  B-|         Batman; Wearing cheap sunglasses
  B:*/        Drunk and undecided with sunglasses on head
  B:-)        Sunglasses on head
  BI          Frog
  B^)         Hornrimmed glasses
  B|          Frog

  C):-)       Cowboy
  C):-O       Barbershop Quartet (repeat 4 times)
  C):-| *     Sheriff
  C)B-)       The Lone Ranger
  C8<]        Darth Vader
  C:#         American footballer
  C:-)        Bonjour, Monsieur; Has a large cranial capacity;
              Tefal employee
  C:-|        Bald
  C:H         Football player
  C:\>        MS-DOS programmer
  C= 2>;*{))  Drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft,
              a mustache, and a double chin
  C=:-)       Chef; Boss; Galloping Gourmet
  C===:       XXL size
  C=>8*)      Devilish chef with glasses and a moustache
  C=}>;*{))   Drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft,
              a mustache, and a double chin
  C=}>;*{O)   Drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft,
              a mustache, and a double chin
  C|:-)       Bowler hat
  C|:-=       Charlie Chaplin
  C|:-=)      Charlie Chaplin

  D)          Crash helmet

  E-(         Has had their eyes gouged out
  E-:-)       Ham radio operator; TV detector van operator
  E-:-I       Net.ham-radio
  E:-)        Radio ham
  EK(         Frankenstein's monster

  G-(         Scuba diver with a broken mask
  G:-)        Football helmet

  H-)         Cross-eyed; Geordie LaForge

  I-)         Sniggering; Private eye
  I-8)~V-|!   Left-handed general of an AF Apache radar section
  I8${}       Ubangi (bone in nose)
  I:-O        Is a flathead; Flat-top
  IIII8^)X        Cat in the Hat
  IIIIII8^)X      Cat in the Hat
  Ic:()       Pygmy with bone in hair

  J:-)        Has nice hair

  K%*}        Very drunk with lampshade on head
  K-[         Batman with eyes poked out
  K:-)        Propeller hat; Beanie; Graduation hat
  K:P         Little kid with a propeller beenie

  L-P         Totally scrambled
  L:-)        Graduate

  M-)         See no evil
  M-),:X),:-M     Sees no evil, hears no evil, speaks no evil
  M.^.M       Nirvana; Failure of a chiropracter
  M:-)        Saluting; Symbol of respect
  MP(:-[      Military Policeman

  O 8)        Angel wearing sunglasses and smiling
  O 8-)       Angel; Saint
  O :-)       Angel; Angel (at heart, at least)
  O |-)       Angel; Saint; Net.religion
  O!O         Male moon
  O+          Appropriate for women's messages
  O-&-<       Doing nothing (has arms crossed)
  O-(==<      Chastised and/or chagrined; Merely asleep
  O-)         Megaton Man On Patrol!; Aquanaut; Scuba diver;
              Smoked a banana; Message from cyclops; Arc-welder
  O-G-<       Pointing to self
  O-S-<       In a hurry
  O-Z-<       In a big hurry
  O:-)        Angelic; Angel; Saint; Halo; Just made a sweet
              and innocent remark
  O:O         Girl mooning
  O>--<       Dead on pavement
  O>-<|=      Of interest to women
  OO          Guy mooning; Headlights on msg
  OOOO-{I     Marge Simpson-crazy and having a mustache
  OOOO:@<     Pig-nose Marge Simpson-mad
  OOOO:@[     Pig-nose Marge Simpson-vampire
  OOOOBc~     Marge Simpson-unhappy with glasses and drooling
  OOOOX-~(    Dead Marge Simpson-sad with a cold
  O^O         Female moon
  O_O         Shocked (Japanese)

  P)          Pirate
  P-(         Pirate
  P-)         Fresh; Colonel Klink (Hogan's Heroes); Pirate

  Q:-)        Recent graduate
  Q:-o        William Tell, Jr.
  Q=:-)       Chef
  Q~`         Cat

  R-(         Broken glasses
  R-)         Broken glasses

  S:-)        Has wavy hair; Uses too much hairspray; Superuser

  UJ:)        Student at the Jagellonian University

  V(8-|       Air Force pilot
  V^J         With glasses, seen from the left side

  X)          Dead
  X-(         Suicide; Dead; Net.suicide; You are brain dead
  X-)         Cross-eyed; Unconscious
  X:-)        Little kid; Little kid with a propeller beanie;
              Aunt Jemima
  X^o         Trying to focus on ASCII random dot stereograms

  [ : ]       Frankenstien
  [*>-]       Philippine flag
  [-:-)       Garibaldi from Babylon 5; Male pattern baldness
  [0-\        Cyclops, undecided and using a walkman
  [8*|        Drunk using a walkman and wearing sunglasses
  [8-]        Frankenstein
  [8-{)       Bearded with glasses and headphones
  [:)         Wearing a Walkman
  [:-)        Wearing a walkman; Wearing headphones;
              Fankenstein's monster; Personal stereo; Has a flat top;
              Garibaldi from Babylon 5; Wearing a hard hat
  [:-) 8   >     Gay female (butch)
  [:-]        Robot; Square head
  [:-|        Data
  [:-|I       Frankenstein's monster
  [:=I]       Frankenstein
  [:]         Robot
  [:|]        Robot
  [:|]`       Robot
  [:~~~~>)#####     Jewish guy smiling
  [:~~~~>o#####     Jewish guy reading tora
  [=          About housing in Arizona
  [B-~[       Vampire with a walkman, using glasses and a cold
  []          Hugs
  []:*        Hugs & kisses!
  []:-{o      Barbershop quartet singer
  [y]         Military pubis

  \ ^_^ /     Joyful! (Japanese)
  \(^_^)/     Banzai smiley
  \(^o^\)(/^.^)/     Happy! (Japanese)
  \,/         Grin
  \.^./       Lotus position, seen from above
  \/          Grin
  \/          Duck
  \/\/\/\,8-O     Really should fix frayed line cord on terminal
  \:-)        Beret; French hat
  \:^)        Gumby
  \o/         PTL (praise the lord, or pass the loot?)
  \|://       George Bush

  ])          Lt. LaForge
  ]-I         Sunglasses (very cool)
  ]:)|--<     "I am the king"
  ]:-)        Devil; Member of the Royal Family; Nurse hat
  ]:-)}       Devil
  ]:->        Devil; Devilish
  ]:-} =]===>    King Arthur
  ]=8)        Happy cow
  ]B-)        Batman
  ]B=8}       Dragon

  ^(^         Happy (variation)
  ^)^  ^(^    Two people talking
  ^)^ ^(^     Two people talking
  ^+^         Sideways smiley (variation)
  ^=^         Sideways smiley (variation)
  ^L^         Happy
  ^V^         Sideways smiley (variation)
  ^^          Happiness (Japanese)
  ^^;         Embarrasment (Japanese); Cold sweat
  ^^;;;       Embarassed; Cold sweat
  ^^m^^oo^^m^^^     Spying over the wall with fingernails
  ^_-         Winking (Japanese)
  ^_^         Smile
  ^_^;;;      Embarassed; Cold sweat
  ^_~         Winking2 (Japanese)
  ^o          Snoring
  ^o^         Happy
  ^o^;>       Excuse me
  ^v          Pointy nose
  ^v^         Sideways smiley (variation)
  ^v^v^       Mountains

  _(:-|       Soldier from the communications corps
  _(D)        Astronaut
  _)          Suffering from Lorentz contraction
  _:^)        American Indian
  _\\//       Vulcan salute
  __!         Enough for now
  __.         Properly chastised and/or chagrined; Merely asleep
  __/\o_      Swimmer; Caterpiller
  __/~`-'~\_/     Line of thought isn't quite a line
  __Q~`__         Cat on a wall
  __\/_oo_\/__    Crab spying at the wall
  ___(member '(A B C D 1 (A B)) A)___     LISP code spying at the wall
  ___,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,___      Ants marching and spying at the wall
  ___,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,P,___     Ant platoon marching and spying at
                                the wall
  ____V@_____     Snail spying at the wall
  _____,P________     Ant with banner spying
  ______,________     Yet another ant spying at the wall
  ______2_2222_________     Ducks spying at the wall
  _______     Wile E. Coyote under rock; He-Ne laser line; Student
              EEG on Saturday night
  _________0-n_________________      Key forgotten for someone that was
  _________@@__________     Imperial AT-AT spying over the wall
  ____________         Invisible Man spying at the wall
  __________p^o_________    One-armed person using a binocular
  ___m_+o+_m___    Clown spying at the wall
  ___m_--_m___     Chinese spying at the wall
  ___m_@^@_m___    Man with glasses spying at the wall
  ___m_OO_m___     REALLY spying at the wall
  ___m_O_m___      Cyclops spying at the wall
  ___m_oo_m___     Spying at the wall
  __m_(-O-)_m__         Koala spying at the wall
  __m_.(%)._m__         Yet another pig spying at the wall
  __m__(((..)__m__      "Monica" spying at the wall
  __m____m___           Dwarf spying at the wall
  __m_oo_?__       Captain Hook spying at the wall
  __m_oo__         One-handed spying at the wall
  __mmmm_oo_mmmm__      Octopus spying at the wall
  _m_oo_m_m_oo_m_       Twins spying at the wall
  _m_oo_mm_oo_m_        Siamese Twins spying at the wall
  _o-)        Aquanaut
  _o^v        American Indian (profile)

  ` '         Cat (at night)
  `'          Cat's eyes in the night
  `,`,`,`,`:|     Mrs. Frankenstein
  `-_-'       Have you hugged your wolf today?
  `:-)        Shaved an eyebrow off this morning
  `@_____     Writing about snail mail
  `AR~        Baby elephant
  `\=o-o=/'   Wears eye glasses
  `^J         Smiley
  `_'         Sideways smiley (variation)
  `o'         Sideways smiley (variation)

  b:-)        Baseball fan; Has a cap on

  c):-)       Bowler hat
  c=#=:       Bobbit Phallus after operation
  c=.         Phallus of a cyclop
  c=//=:      Bobbit phallus
  c=3         In abstinence for a while
  c=:         Phallus
  c=::        Four-engined
  c=;         Eunuch's phallus with a crushed testicle
  c=B         Clergyman

  d :-)       Hats off to your great idea
  d :-o       Taking their hat off to a great idea
  d.'v        Wearing hard hat
  d8=         Beaver is wearing goggles and a hard hat; Biker
  d:-)        Baseball cap; Baseball player; Wearing a cap; Jockey;
  d:-p        Adolescent
  do'v        Wearing hard hat

  g-)         Pince-nez

  i-=<***     Applying flame thrower
  i-=<*** __.     CAUTION: Has flame thrower and uses it!
  i-=<****** o-(==<     CAUTION: Has flame thrower and uses it!
  i-=<***i        CAUTION: Has flame thrower
  l-0         Yawning; Snoring
  l-O         Yawning
  l:-O        Flattop loudmouth
  l^o         Hepcat

  m-)         Hand slapping forehead
  m(_ _)m     Deep bow used for apologizing or expressing thanks
  m(_)m       Humble bow of thanks or apology

  o'!         Grim (profile)
  o'"         Pursing lips (profile)
  o'J         Smiling (profile)
  o'P         Sticking tongue out (profile)
  o'T         Keeping a straight face (profile)
  o'U         Yawning (profile)
  o'V         Shouting (profile)
  o'Y         Whistling (profile)
  o'\         Frowning (profile)
  o'r         Sticking tongue out (profile)
  o'v         Talking (profile)
  o'w         Speaking with forked tongue (profile)
  o(:-)       Miner
  o-(:-{o{{{{      Santa Claus
  o-)         Cyclops
  o-<:-{{{    Santa
  o-<:-}}}    Santa Claus
  o/          Raised hand
  o:-(        Shot between the eyes
  o:-)        Bullet hole in head; Dain-Bramaged; Angel; Saint;
  o<:-)       Bobble hat
  o<:-}}      Santa Claus
  o=          Burning candle for flames
  o>-<|=      Message of interest only to women.
  o>8<(=      Message about interesting women
  o>8<|=      Writing messages about interesting women
  oO:)&       Grandmother
  oO:-)***    Santa Claus
  oX)         Pirate
  o^v         Pointy nose
  o_o         Sideways smiley (variation)
  oo          "It's cold out"; Somebody's head-lights are on
  oo-         Puzzled; Confused
  oo---oo-Bo      Truck driver

  p:-)        Baseball fan; Wearing a baseball cap
  pp#         Cow (sideways)
  pq`#'       Bull (sideways)

  q:-#        Baseball catcher
  q:-)        Baseball catcher; Rapper; Wearing cap backwards
  q;|         Mean baseball cap wearer

  r:-)        Wearing ponytail

  v##)        Largish boat with more sails than a schooner
  v)          Star Trek "The Traveler"
  v+)____,    Boat weighing anchor (Hmmm... .5 tons)
  v-|         Here's my life raft
  vH)         Here's a drakkar; Viking longboat

  x:<>        Edd the Duck
  xd:)        Wearing a propeller hat

  y:-)        Bad toupee

  {           Alfred Hitchcock; Psycho
  {        :-)    Marge Simpson (Homer's wife)
  { :-)       Minbari from Babylon 5
  {(:-)       Wearing a toupee; William Shatner
  {-)         Needs a haircut
  {-}}}       Hippie
  {0-)        Cyclops; Scuba diver with hair parted in the middle
              and smiling
  {8-)        Lisa Simpson
  {8-*        Maggie Simpson
  {8->        Bart Simpson
  {8-}        Grinning mischievously; Grinning charmingly
  {:-( :   >      Female with small breasts
  {:-)        Toupee; Hair parted in the middle; Old-fashioned hair;
  {:-) 8   >   <     Mermaid
  {:-D        Big cheesy grin
  {:-{        Definitely unhappy
  {:-{)       Has a moustache and a toupee
  {:-{)}      New hair style, mustache and beard
  {:-| 8( )>      Pregnant female
  {:-} 8   >      Female
  {:-} 8   X      Female wearing chastity belt
  {:0         Orator wearing a toupee
  {:<>        Daffy Duck
  {:V         Duck; Sounds like a duck
  {:\/        Sounds like a duck
  {:^=(       Adolph Hitler
  {=          For messages about housing
  {B-\        Skeptical user with glasses and hair parted in the middle
  {initials}  To hug a specific person
  {y}         Old pubis
  {{(>_<)}}   Is cold (sideways, Japanese)
  {{-}}}      Refugee from the '60's
  {{:-)       Klingon warrior smiling after victory; Mao suit
  {|^x~       Kissing and drooling with hair parted in the middle
  {|oX        Lips-sealed and wearing a toupee
  {}          "No comment"; Hug (usually in multiples--{{{{}}}}}

  |           Bike fleet messages
  | )         Salamander
  |)          Salamander; Geordi Laforge
  |*-*|       Cassette tape
  |-          Good Grief!
  |-(         Asleep and having nightmares; Contact lenses,
              but has lost them; Very tired
  |-(     )   Yawning
  |-(         Late night messages; Nightmare; Lost contact lenses; Yawn
  |-(:-|      Soldier from the radar division
  |-(=   =)   Yawning smiley from Vietnam
  |-)         Getting tired; A good dream!; Face looking into
              bright sunlight; Lt. LaForge; Data; Chinese; Hee hee;
              Sleeping; Sniggering; Ray-Bans
  |-.zzzzzzzzzz     Snoozing; Snoring; Sleeping deeply; Knocked-out
  |-0         Yawning
  |-<>        Kissy face; Blowing a kiss
  |-D         Ho ho
  |-I         Asleep; Sleeping
  |-O         Yawning; Snoring; Birth; Bored
  |-P         Yuk; Reaction to unusually ugly C code
  |-Q         Smoking and yelling Chinese
  |-[#]       About to explode
  |-]         Robocop
  |-o         Squinting while talking; Bored
  |-p         Revolted
  |-{         Good Grief (Charlie Brown)
  |-|         Sleeping; Asleep; Bored
  |-~b        With a cold and sticking tongue out
  |.|         Powerless in frontside
  |0          Yawning
  |:-)        Bushey Eyebrows; Teacher
  |:-Q        Smoking
  |:-|        Excessively rigid
  |:/         Constipated
  |:['        Groucho Marx
  |:]         Robocop
  |<:-)       Graduate
  |I          Asleep
  |I|         Frontside
  |[*]        Is exploding NOW!!!!!
  |^)         Chinese
  |^j         Smiling, wearing those long, rectangular
              sunglass thingies (profile)
  |^o         Snoring; Hepcat
  ||          Car; Any four-wheeled vehicle
  ||*         Handshake
  ||*(        Handshake offered (giving)
  ||*)        Handshake accepted (taking)
  |~(         Someone just busted my nose

  } (:-(      William Shatner in a high wind
  }(:-(       Wearing toupee in wind
  }-)         Evil
  }0)         Cyclops wearing a toupee in a updraft and smiling
  }0*O        Cyclops, drunk with a big mouth and wearing a toupee
              in an updraft
  }:-(        Toupee in an updraft; Bull-headed
  }:-)        Toupee in an updraft; Devil; Hair parted in the middle
              in an updraft
  }:-<        Cat
  }:-{|       Clark Gable; Snidley Whiplash
  }:-}        Big grin
  }:8         Far Side cow
  }::-?       Wearing a toupee in an updraft, using normal glasses
              and smoking a pipe
  }:^#)       Pointy nosed
  }:^#})      Updrafted bushy-mustached pointy-nosed smiley with
              a double chin
  };->        Rude devil
  }B-i        Groucho Marx
  }}:-(       Worf
  }}:-)       Klingon warrior smiling after victory

  ~ :-(       Angry; Steaming mad
  ~!~         Koala
  ~(:)        Playing at being an Indian
  ~(:-)       Tonto; Homer Simpson
  ~(:>        Mouse
  ~(O)|       Deep sea diver
  ~87(        Cartoon character unhappy he has only one hair
  ~:          Child
  ~:-(        Net.Flame; Very angry
  ~:-)        Has a Mohican and been out in the rain
  ~:-P        Thinking and steaming; Having only one single hair
  ~:-o        Baby (crying)
  ~:@         Baby with a pacifier
  ~:o         Baby
  ~=          Candle (flame follows)
  ~==         Flame follows
  ~=~         Sideways smiley (variation)
  ~M`'~       Camel
  ~O~         Sideways smiley (variation)
  ~U~         Sideways smiley (variation)
  ~V~         Sideways smiley (variation)
  ~\8-O       Needs to fix frayed cord on terminal
  ~\\ (^o^) /~/~     Octopus (Japanese)
  ~_~         Sideways smiley (variation)
  ~n~         Sideways smiley (variation)
  ~o'v        Has long bangs
  ~o~         Sideways smiley (variation)
  ~u~         Sideways smiley (variation)
  ~v~         Sideways smiley (variation)
  ~x~         Sideways smiley (variation)
  ~~(*:=      Rat or mouse (left-handed)
  ~~0{        Scuba-diver with a mustache and burning
  ~~:-(       Net.flame
  ~~:-)       On fire; Has been flamed!
  ~~:-[       On fire; Has been flamed!
  ~~:-w       Burning and speaking with forked tongue
  ~~:I        Burning
  ~~\8-O      Needs to fix frayed cord on computer
  ~~c___      Beach
  ~~~8}       Snake
  ~~~\8-O     Zapped by frayed cord on computer
  ~~~c___     Beach
  ~~~~8}      Snake
  ~~~~8}      Snake
  ~~~~:>      Person in a transporter beam
  ~~~~>       Photon
  ~~~~~8}     Snake

  -O         Yawning
  -o         Yawning; Bored
  -|         Somniferous
  ^O         Snoring
  |          Sleeping deeply