暴走 [bào zǒu] v.

Stemming from Japanese Manga, this Internet slang term means “to resort to violence and act like a beast when unable to control one’s emotion”. When used in the context of the Chinese Internet discussions, this Internet term can be interpreted simply as “got mad (at someone)”.


When I was little there was a tofu seller outside (walking in the neighborhood). My mom asked me to buy some. Then I followed him. He yelled, “Selling Tofu.” I yelled, “Buying Tofu.” He turned his head, flashed me a smile, and continued to yell, “Selling tofu!” And I yelled, “Buying tofu!” Three blocks later, I couldn’t control myself anymore, “I want to buy tofu!” He said, “I thought you yelled that for fun…”