Shrug Emoji ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Emoticon

 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ( Shrug ) I dunno LOL (emoticon: ¯\(°_o)/¯ ) 

is an expression denoting a sense of confusion, derived from the common English idiom “I don’t know” and the acronym LOL which stands for “laugh out loud.” The phrase may be more recognizable in its emoticon form ¯\(°_o)/¯, which depicts an ASCII-based character shrugging with arms raised up high. It maybe also used as the superlative form of the standard “surprised face” (O_o), oftentimes in response to “How do I shot web?” or any other question that only brings more questions into the conversation.

A shrug is a gesture performed by lifting both shoulders up, and is a representation of an individual either not knowing an answer to a question, or not caring about something.A shrug is an emblem, meaning that it integrates the vocabulary of only certain cultures and may be used in place of words. It can also be used when simply ignoring a question. It may be accentuated with raised eyebrows, a turned-down mouth and/or an exaggerated frown, and can be accompanied by raised palms. It is very common in Western culture - rather than saying "I don't know", one may simply perform a shrug. In the English-speaking world it may be accompanied by a three-syllable grunt or hummed mumble mimicking the intonation of "I dunno".

Shoulder shrugs are among the symptomatic tics of Tourette syndrome. The shrug gesture is an Unicode emoji included as U+1F937 🤷 SHRUG.The shrug emoticon is also typed as ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ .

Shrug
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Shrug Alternate
¯\_(シ)_/¯
I Dunno LOL
¯\(º_o)/¯
Disapproving Shrug
¯\_ಠ_ಠ_/¯
Why Am I So Happy?
¯\_◉‿◉_/¯
Kawaii Shrug
╮ (. ❛ ᴗ ❛.) ╭
Not A Single &*$# Was Given
¯\_(⌣̯̀⌣́)_/¯
Pretending To Not Give A %$#!
┐('~`;)┌
Who Cares
┐(´-`)┌
I Rest My Case
┐( ˘_˘)┌




¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Type Shrugs

  • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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  • ¯\(ツ)/¯
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  • ʅ(ツ)ʃ
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  • 乁(ツ)ㄏ
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  • 乁(ツ)∫
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  • ƪ(ツ)∫
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  • ¯\_₍ッ₎_/¯
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  • 乁₍ッ₎ㄏ
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  • ʅ₍ッ₎ʃ
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  • ¯\_(シ)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(ツ゚)_/¯
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  • 乁(ツ゚)ㄏ
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  • ¯\_㋡_/¯
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  • ┐_㋡_┌
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  • ┐_(ツ)_┌━☆゚.*・。゚

ʅ(°_°)ʃ type shrugs

  • ʅ(°_°)ʃ
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  • ʅ(°‿°)ʃ
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  • ʅ(°﹃°)ʃ
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  • ʅ(°⊱,°)ʃ
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  • ʅ(°,ʖ°)ʃ
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  • ʅ(°益°)ʃ
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  • ʅ(°_◞°)ʃ
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  • ʅ(°ヮ°)ʃ
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  • ┐(°_°)ʃ
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  • ┐(°‿°)┌
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  • ┐(°﹃°)┌
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  • ┐(°⊱,°)┌
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  • ┐(°,ʖ°)┌
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  • ┐(°益°)┌
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  • ┐(°_◞°)┌
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  • ┐(°,_」°)┌
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  • ┐(°ヮ°)┌
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  • ¯\_(°_°)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(°‿°)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(°﹃°)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(°⊱,°)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(°,ʖ°)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(°益°)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(°_◞°)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(°ヮ°)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(°╭╮°)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(°∀°)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(°,_」°)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(°◞౪◟°)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(°ᴥ°)_/¯
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  • ͡¯\_(°_o)_/¯

More shrugs

  • ¯\_(⌣̯̀ ⌣́)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(ಠ_ಠ)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(ತ_ʖತ)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(ಸ ‿ ಸ)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(ಸ◞౪◟ಸ)_/¯
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  • ¯\_( ´∀`)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(Φ ᆺ Φ)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(´◉◞౪◟◉)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(´・ω・`)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(˶′◡‵˶)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(ಥ‿ಥ)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(;へ:)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(ᗒᗩᗕ)_/¯
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  • ¯\_( ´・ω・)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(๑❛ᴗ❛๑)_/¯
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  • ¯\_(´°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ω°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥`)_/¯
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  • ʅ(´◔౪◔)ʃ
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  • ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌
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  • ★。・:*¯\_(ツ)_/¯*:・゚★

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Origin of   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ( Shrug ) I dunno LOL

The online history of the term “¯\(°_o)/¯” remains sparsely documented due to the fact that most search engine omit certain characters like slashes and dashes for more accurate search results. The expression “I dunno” has been recognized as a common variation of “I don’t know” for decades and the slang acronym “LOL” also has a long history of usage. However, the earliest known pairing of the two as “I dunno LOL” appeared in a Q&A interview article published by London ShootFighters on February 8th, 2001. Several other notable instance can be found in a forum thread about drinking chants, posted on September 12th, 2004, and another thread about tanning outside, posted on December 13th, 2004.

Emoticon

The emoticon, which resembles the nonverbal gesture of a shrug, could have been inspired by an exploitable image of Spiderman that spawned the catchphrase “How Do I Shot Web?” as early as 2003. Before the emoticon came into usage, the text-based cue shrug signified a similar sense of non-involvement or non-awareness.

Spread

A photograph of a Barbie doll with arms raised in the air titled “I Dunno LOL” was submitted by DeviantArt user Koriganu on September 20th, 2006. The first Urban Dictionary definition entry for “¯\(°_o)/¯” was created by user spacepuree on November 9th, 2006. This definition did not contain the phrase “I dunno LOL”:
¯\(°_o)/¯ The shrug face. It’s not a zombie.
The first Urban Dictionary definition for the phrase “I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯” was created on March 25th, 2007:
¯\(°_o)/¯ is a smiley that means “i dunno lol”
The emoticon was also posted onto ScoreHero forum’s IRC channel by user Zeitgeist on July 14th, 2007: Ech Sayz: (7/14/07) [16:41][Zeitgeist] i dunno lol ¯\(°_o)/¯
ScoreHero forum’s administrator JCirri decided to replace everyone’s avatar pictures with the ‘i dunno lol (¯\(°_o)/¯’) icon for April Fool’s Day in 2008. Another instance can be found in a NarutoFan forum thread[8] dated March 24th, 2007

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