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 has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight
User is wearing sunglasses
User wears normal glasses
User wears horn-rimmed glasses
Toupee in an updraft
Bucktoothed vampire with one tooth missing
User just made a wry statement
User just ate something sour
User is so happy, s/he is crying
User has a broken nose
User has a broken nose, but it's the other way
User's nose is sliding off of his face
User is a punk rocker
(real punk rockers don't smile)
User is the Pope or holds some other religious office
User shaved one of his eyebrows off this morning
Same thing...other side
User is yawning/snoring
Megaton Man On Patrol! (or else, user is a scuba diver)
User is an angel (at heart, at least)
User just made an incoherent statement
User is laughing (at you!)
User's lips are sealed
User is really bummed
User is pro-nuclear war
Your pet beaver is wearing goggles and a hard hat.
User is a Ham radio operator
User is licking his/her lips
User is wearing a walkman
User is wearing a turban
No Yelling! (Quiet Lab)
User only has one eye
Ditto...but he's winking
Mega-Smilie... A drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft, a mustache, and a double