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On Nov. 8, the #おじさんLINE hashtag topped Japan Trending rankings on Twitter. The hashtag refers to the manner in which ojisan (middle-aged men) text other people.

That same day, news program “Mezamashi TV” unveiled its top five tendencies of middle-aged men when they text. According to the program, middle-aged men send long messages and weird compliments, start talking about themselves without being asked, use “-chan” as a suffix for surnames and add countless emoji and emoticons to messages.

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