囧

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Updated Nov 18, 2011 at 02:09PM EST by James.

Added Aug 18, 2010 at 04:39AM EDT by Ogreenworld.

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About

is a Chinese character that is commonly used as an emoticon in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. However, it is also used by non-Chinese speaking countries as well, especially in Korea and Japan. Because it resembles a person with an open mouth, it is used to convey distress, helplessness, disappointment, reluctancy, shock, dislike, defeat, embarrassment, and the like.

The original meaning of 囧 is “window,” and is pronounced jiŏng or jiong3 (Pinyin) in Mandarin Chinese, but is rarely used in this context anymore.

It is part of the ever growing Martian Language (火星文) popular among Chinese netizens and is also closely related to the orz phenomenon.

囧 can be used in a variety of ways:

Emoticon:
Noun: I want you to give me a 囧。
Verb: When I heard the terrible story, I 囧。
Adjective: You are so 囧。
Interjection: 囧!What?!?

囧 Variants

囧rz – 囧 used as a popular replacement for the “head” in orz.


ASCII version:

囧gg – Because “gg” is widely used as an abbreviation for “good game,” 囧gg is way of showing that you lost. Badly.

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囧 Derivatives

Websites

Myolie Wu (胡杏兒)

Myolie Wu is an actress sometimes called 囧囧」 because of her amazing facial expressions.



囧 references outside the internet

The following is very incomplete list:

  • Orz Boys
    The film, Orz Boys uses 囧 in one of its movie posters, and was released in 2008.


  • Li Ning 囧 Sports Shoes


    Li Ning has a popular series of 囧 shoes, which are sometime described as “Very 囧 Very Powerful,” a reference to Very Good Very Powerful.
  • Kimberly Clark’s Kotex
    Commercial:

  • 尖子攻略:
    The show, 尖子攻略, features a scene where a student needs to write a 600 word essay, and resorts to writing “orz” and “囧.”
  • O 囧 O (English: Rubber Friend)
    O 囧 O is a music program by 903 Radio. (叱吒903)
  • 囧 About Sex

    《爸媽囧很大》 is an ongoing television series that talks about sex education and other controversial sex-related topics.
  • Lost on Journey

    Lost on Journey (Chinese: 人在囧途) is a 2010 movie featuring popular basketball player, Ma Jian (now retired).

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囧 初音 LUCK STAR 甩葱歌


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