Sinitic "ha ha ha" in Hangul letters

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Screenshot of a comment on a funny video on Weibo:

Though the two left-right halves of the Sinographs are stretched out laterally too much for comfort, I couldn't help but read them as Chinese hā hā hā hā hā 哈哈哈哈哈 ("hahahaha….").

Looked at more closely, however, one sees that they are composed of the Korean Hangul letters m, s, u, m, thus "mseum".  ㅁ슴 ㅁ슴 ㅁ슴 ㅁ슴.

Suggested readings

[Thanks to Diana Shuheng Zhang]


  1. ycx said,

    September 18, 2020 @ 11:15 pm

    This clearly belongs in a mseum.

  2. Victor Mair said,

    September 18, 2020 @ 11:23 pm


  3. John Shutt said,

    September 19, 2020 @ 7:02 am

    Taking in the cheerful visual effect of that, I'm reminded of the auditory effect of Morse-code laughter, HIHI = dit-dit-dit-dit dit-dit dit-dit-dit-dit dit-dit. (link.)

  4. SlideSF said,

    September 20, 2020 @ 12:43 pm


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