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Duang! Jackie Chan meme takes off on Chinese Internet
Duang! Jackie Chan meme takes off on Chinese Internet

Thank Jackie Chan. The Internet has a new meme, and it rhymes (sort of) with “wrong.” It’s “duang!” What is duang, you ask? Well, the definition is a work in progress, but that hasn’t stopped the Chinese Internet from going crazy for it. While Americans were online fussing over whether a certain dress was blue and black or white and gold, in China, Internet users were suddenly bombarded – duang! -- by a fresh onomatopoeia. Or perhaps it’s not so fresh. Back in 2004, Chan shot a TV commercial for Bawang shampoo, during which the actor used the made-up word “duang” to describe the particular effects of this hair care...

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