Have you ever heard of Table flipping emoticons? If you have ever played online strategy games, you would have surely come across this term. A table flipping emoticon is nothing but depicting an angry man flipping table in rage. This emoticon was first used by East-Asian Internet users and slowly spread to the western world through online games.
Now we will see how this Table flipping emoticon came to the Internet. The act of flipping table is associated with a portrayal of angry men in fiction and TV shows. This kind of behavior is also depicted in the anime and manga series too. There are some famous fictional characters in Japan who are known for flipping tables. This act is displayed by Ittetsu Hoshi in the 1968 manga/anime series “Star of the Giants” and Kantaro Terauchi from the 1975 sitcom series “Terauchi Kantaro’s Family."
Although the first appearance of table flipping emoticon in the web is unknown, it is said to enter the web around the 1990s with general style as Japanese emoticons.
The table flipping emoticon has been used widely by East Asian Internet users. But the western world did not adopt until the early 2000s during the expansion of Japanese media franchises and the rise of famous multiplayer games like Starcraft and World of Warcraft.
Much Japanese anime were entered to western countries which always depicted an angry flipping table in rage. Soon this began to spread and become popular. Many memes are also using this portrayal of man flipping table to show angry moments
The rise of multiplayer online games allows people to communicate with each other. So people started o create this emoticon and send them to people in order to depict angry moments. One popular game which made this emoticon worldwide is Starcraft II which is released in 2010.
The first observed usage of table flipping emoticons by English speaking players is in early July 2011 on Reddit. Later a Starcraft player and Reddit user johnelwaysteeth showed his frustration due to downtime of servers in the comments thread, which had many positive replies and upvotes on the link-sharing community. This led to many duplicate posts containing the same emoticon from Reddit.
Gradually many variations of this emoticon entered the internet. Now many variations are available.
Here we have a list of table flipping emoticons in the box. To use any of these emoticons, simply click on it. Then again click on the selected emoticon that appears on the top. Now the emoticon is copied. You can paste and use it anywhere.
So, here is a brief history about table flipping emoticons. People also use pictures of table flipping to show their frustration on the internet. This had become a more popular and funny way to express anger on the internet. Happy table flipping (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻