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Dafuq. About Dafuq is an interjection typically used in reaction to that which makes no sense or provokes severe confusion. It is short for the colloquial phrase “[what] the fuck?” And written without capital letters, spaces and punctuation. Origin The phrase “what the fuck” has been widely used both in real life conversations and popular culture prior to its adaption into online slang and image macros. The phrase eventually spun off into its abridged forms “ WTF ” and “the fuck?” Meanwhile, the earliest known definition of the term “dafuq” can be found in an Urban Dictionary entry submitted on January 4th, 2009, which explains the phrases as “like wtf, it’s ebonics for what the fuck.”

Spread The alternately version form of the phrase entered widespread usage in the following year, when it was featured in a two-pane image macro using a still shot of startled-looking Severus Snape (played by Alan Rickman) from the 2010 fantasy film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 . Notable Examples. Dafuq. Deal With It. About “Deal With It” is an expression used as a retort in response to someone’s disapproval. It is often associated with image macros and animated GIFs in which the subject wears a pair of sunglasses. Origin “Deal with it” as a colloquial phrase has unknown origins. The Idioms and Expressions online database entry for “deal with it” defines it as a means of promoting acceptance. In mid-late 2005, Matt Furie, creator of Feels Good Man, posted a webcomic (shown left) on MySpace using the phrase.

On SomethingAwful, the catchphrase is often used in the web forums and is where the “smug dog” animated GIF (shown right) originated but the date it was added is currently unknown. Spread In June of 2010, animated GIFs with dropping sunglasses were popularized on the media sharing website, which promoted a “deal with it” GIF contest one month prior.

On Tumblr, the meme began spreading when admin jertronic posted a GIF to his personal blog on June 4th. Trending Hashtag: #DealWithIt. DERP. About Derp is an expression associated with stupidity, much like the earlier forms of interjections like “duh” and “dur.” In image macros, the subject is typically portrayed with eyes that are pointed to each side and a caption that reads “DERP.” The words “herp” and “derp” are often used in rage comics to replace nondescript names or parts of conversation. See also: Are You a Wizard. Origin The first known instance of the word “derp” comes from the 1998 comedy film Baseketball by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The South Park episode “The Succubus” originally aired on April 21st, 1999 introduced a character named Mr. The use of the term in the early 2000s was dominated by the influence of South Park episodes, as evident through a number of tribute YTMND sites that were uploaded as early as in May 2004.

Spread On Urban Dictionary, there are a total of 31 entry submissions defining the word “Derp,” with the earliest instance dating back to May 21st, 2003. Derpina Derpy Hooves. Do Want / Do Not Want. About Do Not Want, and its positive counterpart Do Want, are catchphrases typically used in reaction image macros to express one’s opinion on an image, video, or post. The phrase can also be modified with varying degrees of desire including “sort of want” and “don’t know if want.” It is used similarly to This Is Relevant to My Interests as a social cue to convey to other people whether the material is worth viewing. Origin On June 7th, 2005, blogger Jeremy Winterson compiled a set of photos he took of a Chinese bootleg DVD of Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith, comically mistranslated as Star War The Backstroke of the West.

The movie included many Engrish translations including the “Jedi Council” becoming “The Presbyterian Church” and “the force” becoming “the wish power.” Spread On June 17th, 2005, Winterson’s blog post was featured on the official Star Wars blogsite by lead writer Bonnie Burton. Notable Examples Search Interest External References. Do You Even Lift? About “Do You Even Lift?” (DYEL) is a condescending expression used on body building and fitness forums to question the legitimacy of someone’s fitness expertise or weight lifting routine.

Similar to other interrogatives like “U Mad?” Or “U Jelly?” Origin On February 16th, 2002, Body Building forums member squirrel submitted a post asking how to work a specific arm muscle. Spread On March 20th, 2004, user danh of the weight lifting enthusiast Testosterone Nation forums submitted a post titled “do you even lift?” On April 8th, 2009, user countryboyWVU of the anabloic steroids discussion forum AlinBoard asked “do you even lift?” On July 25th, 2011, a Facebook page for “Do you even lift” was created, receiving over 2,400 likes within nine months. Steve Pulcinella Image Macro On January 17th, 2011, a promotional video for the Iron Sport Gym in Glenolden, Pennsylvania was uploaded to YouTube. Shortly after, an image macro of Pulcinella’s look of disapproval with the caption “Do you even lift?”