The "( 〇 □〇）" emote, also known as the "So Startled Boy" emote, is a Japanese emoticon used to express shock or surprise. It consists of three characters: two open circles for eyes and a square for a mouth, with a blank space in between. The blank space represents the bridge of the nose. The emote is often used in online communication, such as chat rooms or social media, to convey a sense of being taken aback or caught off guard.
- Joy & Shock:
"My partner just proposed to me! ( 〇 □〇）"
- Delight & Dismay:
"I just got a puppy! ( 〇 □〇）"
- Euphoria & Disappointment:
"I just got accepted into Harvard! ( 〇 □〇）"