((( )))

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Translingual[edit]

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Symbol[edit]

((( )))[1]

  1. (dated, text messaging) A hug.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The name of the person being hugged is placed within the brackets.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anthony Smith; Cooper Fleishman (June 1, 2016), “(((Echoes))), Exposed: The Secret Symbol Neo-Nazis Use to Target Jews Online”, in Mic[1]: “In the early days of the social web, putting someone's name in multiple parentheses was meant to give that person a cute virtual hug.”

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A practice started by an anti-Semitic podcast called The Daily Shoah hosted on the far-right blog The Right Stuff, with the claim that all Jewish surnames ‘echo’ throughout history.[1]

Symbol[edit]

((( )))

  1. (white supremacist ideology, neologism, text messaging) Indicates somebody or something of Jewish background, or by extension anything thought to be insidiously controlled by Jewish people.[1]
    • 2017 July 12, Brian Fung, “Even 4chan is opposing the Republican plan for net neutrality”, in The Washington Post[5]:
      "Hopefully /pol/ can be unanimous on this, and not disagree with it just to be ironic or edgy. "Just this once," wrote another user, who added that as much as he or she hated "agreeing with liberal[s]... they're right on this one. (((internet service providers))) will get way too much power if we let them."
    • 2021 February 5, Ben Sales, “Neuroscientist who wrote antisemitic and racist tweets dies by suicide”, in The Jerusalem Post[6]:
      Van Alphen’s account on Gab features a slew of bigoted posts written between 2016 and 2019. The most recent, posted more than a year ago, reads “HBO’s Watchmen is just as pozzed you’d expect given its (((writer))). []
  2. (neologism, text messaging) Repurposes the preceding sense to indicate anybody in solidarity with Jews.[2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Anthony Smith; Cooper Fleishman (June 1, 2016), “(((Echoes))), Exposed: The Secret Symbol Neo-Nazis Use to Target Jews Online”, in Mic[2]
  2. ^ Jason Koebler (3 June 2016), “Jews Are Taking Back (((Echoes))) From the Neo-Nazis”, in Motherboard[3], archived from the original on 2016-06-07
  3. ^ Jason Silverstein (June 9, 2016), “The neo-Nazi (((echoes))) symbol”, in New York Daily News[4], archived from the original on 2016-06-10