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List of Internet phenomena in China

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This is a list of phenomena specific to the Internet within China. Memes *Aircraft carrier style () – refers to the crouching and pointing position taken by two technicians on the to give the green light to the fighter pilots. Has spawned many parody images posted by web users. The name of the meme itself is a parody of "Gangnam Style". *Back Dorm Boys – two Chinese males lip-synching to Backstreet Boys in a dormitory. *The Bus Uncle — the reaction of an angry middle aged man towards a young man seated behind him on a bus in Hong Kong, which became widespread over the Internet. *Honglaowai – an American, named George Costow, who sang Chinese communist songs which he put on YouTube. *"I and my little friends were struck dumb!" () – a meme used for surprise and bewilderment. Originated in 2013 in a primary school student's essay. *"I would rather cry in a BMW" – an old, long-familiar phrase made famous by Ma Nuo, a 21-year-old contestant on the game show If You Are the One,
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