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Tchip: The “Shaking My Head” Meme from Africa

Nadéra Bouazza explains what being “tchippée” [fr] means for french speaking black communities. Tchip is the sound one makes when he/she disapproves of the behavior/action of someone else (roughly similar to the “shaking my head” internet slang). The “Tchip” sound is used across most black communities and has become an internet meme:

Will Smith as the animated illustration of the sound "Tchip" by the blog La Tchipie - Public Domain

Will Smith as the animated illustration of the sound “Tchip” by the blog La Tchipie – Public Domain

 

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