The widespread prevalence of English education in China has made toying with English a popular past-time. Here, “Thank You” is abbreviated into a bilingual homonym—3 in Chinese is pronounced “san”. If you’re looking to up your online forum posting game, here are some animated GIFs that incorporate this cute abbreviation.
抱拳 (bao quan)
This gesture (closed fist punching an open hand) is kind of the ancient Chinese way of faving someone’s tweet in real-life. It’s lowkey, full of gratitude, and needs to be brought to the US—preferably in emoji form. Unfortunately, “kung fu greeting” is currently the best translation of this available so far. I’m taking suggestions in the comments.