Here are a few of the most popular "emoticons," or "Smilies." On some programs, the typed emoticon will appear as a realistic symbol. Caution: There are many sites online that offer "free emoticons." Downloading these may cause computer problems, SPAM, and/or pop-ups in the future, 
Emoticon Meaning
:-) or :) happy
:-D very happy
:-( or :( sad
;-) or ;) winking
:-/ or :-s wry smile
:-O or :-o surprised
:-P sticking a tongue out
:-@ screaming
:-I indifferent
:-/ perplexed
;-} leering
 updated: 1-19-07