This is obviously a newly invented character designed by someone with a message. What the message is, or what the point of the character is completely escapes me though.

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I believe it's IDS is: ⿲舌⿳十⿴囗⿱龹贝⿱一八乚

Any ideas?


It is a polysyllabic invented "character", part of the online language of Chinese netizens (网语). It is a graphical representation of what one could call a "modern idiom": 贵圈真乱, guì quān zhēn luàn, roughly meaning "Your social circle is a mess".

The phrase was popularised on BiliBili, although its roots apparently date back to the mid 2000s. Baidu has an entry on the term. The use of 贵 as a sarcastic honorific is very much in vogue in Chinese netspeak.

The "mess" referred to can cover all manner of 'disapproved' conduct, although the general tone is not necessarily vitriolic.

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  • I guess that's why 贵 is not really represented in the character. – Mo. Jun 11 '19 at 15:08
  • @user3306356 yep so 圈真乱 is what it actually is combined with. But 贵圈真乱 is the phrase it refers. – Toosky Hierot Jun 12 '19 at 4:02
  • 贝 part is the representation of 贵。 – River Sep 15 at 21:08

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