What Is Written Here Is Not The Title, But Loneliness

From QQ:

New Internet Meme “Loneliness Group” Receives Popular Support

“What I am posting is not a post, but loneliness”, “what I am using is not a mobile phone, but loneliness”, “what brother is doing is not sleeping, but loneliness”. Starting from July, this kind of phrase began taking over various major BBS forums, and what more, those people who adore this phrase have also been named “Loneliness Group” [寂寞派, jìmò pài].

china-internet-meme-noodles-lonelinessWhere did the “loneliness” sentence come from? With regards to this, it is currently popularly rumored that at the beginning of July in Baidu Tieba there was a person who suddenly posted a photo of a man eating noodles with the accompanying text: “What brother is eating are not noodles, but loneliness!” Not long after, netizens copied this sentence, starting many various types of loneliness parody/mischief.

There are other names for the “Loneliness” netizens including “Loneliness Party” [寂寞党, jìmò dǎng] and “Loneliness Religion” [寂寞教, jìmò jiào].

Comments from Sina:


What brother is embarrassing is not a himself, but loneliness.


What brother is earning is not money, but loneliness.


What brother is inhaling is a cigarette, what he is exhaling is loneliness!


emoticons|E___6247ZHYXSIB|搞笑What I have falling in love with is not a woman, but loneliness.


What is falling outside the window is not rain, but loneliness.


What 300 million netizens watched was not a solar eclipse, but loneliness.


Loneliness, your mom wants you to go home to eat.


The lover of the prince is not a princess, but loneliness.


What the casual forum depends on is not the moderator, but everyone’s loneliness.


What he is eating is not loneliness, but noodles!


China football: What you are playing is not football, but loneliness…


What I am working is not overtime, but loneliness.


What your mother gave birth to was not you, but loneliness!


What brother is is not bored, but loneliness!


What the above replies are are not farts, but loneliness.


What I speak are not words, but loneliness. What is filled in the sky is not air, but loneliness.  In the tears I quietly weep flows loneliness. Loneliness follows me, and I too cannot separate myself from loneliness.


What brother is spending is not money, but loneliness. What brother drinks is not alcohol, but loneliness…


What I am getting is not soy sauce, but loneliness.
What I am doing are not push ups, but loneliness.
Jia Junpeng, who calls you to go home to eat is not your mother, but loneliness.


What brother is laughing at is not you guys, but loneliness. emoticons|E___7338ZHWSSIB|鄙视


During this weekend I took some time to come browse, and everywhere I browse is still loneliness.emoticons|E___6293ZHTSSIB|嘿嘿

What is being announced is not a contest, but loneliness…

The best “loneliness” sentence in the comments below will win a new chinaSMACK t-shirt (coming soon!). You can use English or Chinese. Up to you. Please use your real email address with your comment or I cannot contact you if you win.


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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