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Much of the internet slang currently in use originated on social media sites like these, and they continue to be filled with unique expressions which you would never find in offline media. For the capital letter acronyms, each letter corresponds to the first letter of a pinyin syllable. The Grass-mud horse has grown to become a popular meme of its own in China, used to ridicule government censorship of often mundane content. This being said, there are only a limited number of words which are represented using this. All Rights Reserved. FluentU brings Chinese to life with real-world videos.