/me shakes his head.

Guest   Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:02 am GMT
<</me shakes his head.>>

Why 'me'?
Guest   Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:06 am GMT
It's probably something like the word "methinks".
Guest   Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:20 am GMT
Perhaps the original chatroom? program this came from used "/me" to indicate the writer?
Travis   Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:25 am GMT
"/me" is a command used by many IRC clients to generate messages indicating "actions" on the part of the user. For instance, the command:

/me shakes his head.

would result in the following message (or something similar) for most IRC clients:

* Travis shakes his head.

As I used to use IRC a lot, I tend to use this form at times even in contexts where there is no support for /me (that is, contexts other than IRC).
Genetd   Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:49 am GMT
Yea what was up with those typings and all that. I was like "whatever, I don't dig it out what that means" I'm not down to the IRC slangs cuz that's like for the dudes that are not hip.The French hipsters are mostly up to date on the urban parisian slangs and the American coolisms.
Guest   Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:49 am GMT
/me followed by your comment is a command used in chatrooms to show "action"