What does 'riririri' mean on TikTok? Users are spooked by ominous comments

User @whoaanellyy pointed out that if you comment some variation of “riririri” on a post and then long press on the comment, the app will translate your keyboard smash. “This is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen on TikTok … Why is nobody talking about this … It’s so scary,” she wrote on her video. Most of the comments on the video are, well, people typing variations of “riririri” and sharing their translations. “Which is the most important thing? This is the next full day. This is the second full day, where is it?”. “It’s just a matter of time. It cries. It stands. It’s over. This is the next level”. “This is the second time. Crying? What is the true meaning of life? It’s all about you”. According to Google Translate, the word “riririri” and its variations could be translated as Maori . A sleuth from the publication Droid Harvest dug into the Maori dictionary, where they found that “riri” refers to “the expressions of anger, rage, fury, annoyance and the like”. The word “iririri,” on the other hand, is detected as Shona or Xhosa, one of the native languages of Zimbabwe and South Africa. It’s also possible that this could be a glitch from TikTok itself that is dramatizing the translation