There are some funny and unique ways of using the characters from other languages to express certain things. One of these is by using their unique looking characters to create emotes and images to communicate a lighthearted message.
These are often used on internet message boards and some have even become memes, used frequently in normal text chat. Here are just a few of them.
ツ Japanese Katakana – TU
ツ Looks like a cheeky grin and taken from the syllable “tu”, from the Japanese katakana writing system. It’s often combined with other symbols to create: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (beats me!)
ಠ Kannada – TTHA
ಠ is combined with other symbols to create (ಠ_ಠ) A look of disapproval emoticon that uses the Kannada “ttha”, which is pronounced like “tha” but with the tounge touching the roof of the mouth.
ω Greek – lower case OMEGA
ω is the lower case symbol for omega and is used to make cute animals like (o ω o) and (･ω･*)