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  • a new chinese character.

    spotted on the BBC.

    March 3, 2015


    "Duang" seems to be an example of onomatopoeia, a word that phonetically imitates a sound. It all seems to have started with Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan, who in 2004 was featured in a shampoo commercial where he said famously defended his sleek, black hair using the rhythmical-sounding "duang". The word resurfaced again recently after Chan posted it on his Weibo page. Thousands of users then began to flood Chan's Weibo page with comments, coining the word in reference to his infamous shampoo appearance.

    March 4, 2015

  • I suspect it's a popular word because of the duang remixes

    Youtube Jackie Chan Duang

    (fast forward to 0:50 1:00 abd 1:59)

    original version of commercial at 0:30

    March 4, 2015