Boing Boing reader Weizhong Yang in Taipei, Taiwan sends us the following. It’s longer than we usually post in entirety on Boing Boing, but it’s fascinating — and not available elsewhere in English. Weizhong says:
In Taiwan, the “orz” subculture is combined with another “Nice Guys” (?? Hao-Ren) subculture. “Nice guys” refers to the boys rejected or denied by the girls, because girls often deny the boys by saying politely: “You are a nice guy, you must can find another girl who loves you and she is better than me. I am so sorry”.