Know Your Meme: Flipping Tables (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Flipping Tables MangaIn a heated text exchange with a friend, colleague or family member? Can’t quite capture your rage with a simple frown emoticon? Use the table flip to show ’em who’s the boss.

Flipping Table emoticon (written as: (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻) is a text-based emoticon depicting a person flipping a table out of rage. Primarily used by East Asian Internet users to express rage, the emoticon became popular among Western internet users following its introduction through internationally popular online games.

The act of flipping a table out of anger has been typically associated with portrayal of frustrated fathers and husbands in fiction, TV shows as well as manga and anime series (see picture above).

From the Internet to an Arcade Near You

As with most popular memes, there are several known variations stemming from the original emoticon:

(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻
┬──┬ ¯\_(ツ)
┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ノ︵ ┻━┻
┻━┻ ︵ ¯\(ツ)/¯ ︵ ┻━┻
┬─┬ノ( º _ ºノ)

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