Try to make sense of what you see below.

M◓_◔z◔z◔a◓(_◔ + ,◓)
M◓_◔z◔z◔a◓(_◔ + ,◓)
◠◔(u◓ + _◔)_◔◠◔(_◔ + >◓)a◓z◔
P◓_◔z◔z◔a◓(_◔ + ,◓)


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The answer is:

W I N N e r
W I N N e r
C h I C K e N
d I N N e r

A phrase used to celebrate a victory (like solving a puzzle...).

To work this out:

Note that this obscure message consists of pairs of characters - in each case, a letter or punctuation mark, followed by a circle either quarter or half shaded.

We need to interpret the circles as an instruction to rotate the preceding character by a quarter/half turn. Furthermore, where two such pairs appear in brackets separated by a '+' sign, these characters should be combined after rotation. In all cases, the result of the rotation (± combination) is another letter.

M◓ = W
_◔ = I
z◔ = N
a◓ = e
(_◔ + ,◓) = | + ' = r
◠◔ = C
(u◓ + _◔) = n + I = h
(_◔ + >◓) = | + < = K
P◓ = d

As for the title:

'paaawk' resembles the noise a chicken makes, while 'mmm' suggests something tasty - together, this is our 'chicken dinner'!

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    $\begingroup$ Clever! Wow, upvote. $\endgroup$
    – user79541
    Commented May 6, 2022 at 22:49
  • $\begingroup$ Great job! Everthing looks good. The "Yes!" was just there to express what a person might say when winning. $\endgroup$ Commented May 7, 2022 at 7:19

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