((( )))

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Translingual[edit]

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((( )))

  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]

  • Anthony Smith; Cooper Fleishman (1 June 2016), “(((Echoes))), Exposed: The Secret Symbol Neo-Nazis Use to Target Jews Online”, in Mic[4]: “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 the anti-Semitic podcast The Daily Shoah, hosted on the far-right blog The Right Stuff, with the claim that all Jewish surnames “echo” throughout history, reflecting alleged involvement in conspiracies.[1]

Symbol[edit]

((( )))

  1. (neo-Nazism and white supremacy, neologism, derogatory, offensive) Indicates somebody or something of Jewish background, or by extension anything thought to be insidiously controlled by Jews.[1]
    Antonym: ))) (((
    • 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))). []
    • Paragraph 7, Chabloz v Crown Prosecution Service [2019] EWHC 3094 (Admin)
      The first two charges against the applicant in the present case were that on or about 28 September 2016, contrary to section 127(1)(b) [of the Communications Act 2003], she had caused to be sent by means of a public electronic communications network, namely the internet, a message or matter that was grossly offensive, being a hyperlink on her blog to two performances of her antisemitic songs entitled "Nemo's Antisemitic Universe" and "(((Survivors)))".
  2. (neologism, derogatory) Repurposes or reclaims the preceding sense to indicate anybody in solidarity with Jews.[2][3]

Usage notes[edit]

Antisemites, neonazis, and white nationalists also use the triple parentheses to mark people for harassment.

Do not confuse this symbol with ))), an internet chat symbol in Russian websites representing amusement.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Anthony Smith; Cooper Fleishman (1 June 2016), “(((Echoes))), Exposed: The Secret Symbol Neo-Nazis Use to Target Jews Online”, in Mic[1]
  2. ^ Jason Koebler (3 June 2016), “Jews Are Taking Back (((Echoes))) from the Neo-Nazis”, in Motherboard[2], archived from the original on 7 June 2016
  3. ^ Jason Silverstein (9 June 2016), “The Neo-Nazi (((Echoes))) Symbol”, in New York Daily News[3], archived from the original on 10 June 2016