Word of the Week: Shouting Font

A civil servant shouts about his tough life. “I don’t even have time to play  games!”

A civil servant shouts about his tough life. “I don’t even have time to play [video] games!”

咆哮体 (páoxiāo tǐ): shouting font

Emphatic comments left on message boards and other online forums. Shouting font is not actually a typeface, but refers to text riddled with question marks and exclamation points.

Shouting font comes alive in this 2011 video review of the Two Sessions, the annual meetings of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

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The  comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around  and political correctness.