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An essay on the history of copypastas: ಠ_ಠ, ಥ_ಥ, ಬ_ಬ, ಶ_ಶ, ಕ_ಕ, ಗ_ಗ, ಜ_ಜ, ಬಾ, ಬ_ರಾ, etc.

A copypasta is a block of text that gets copied and pasted around the Internet. It could be a single word or a few lines of text. Copypastas are often nonsensical or humorous. Many are derived from popular culture.

The word "copypasta" is derived from the Italian word "copia" (meaning "copy") and the English word "paste". The term was coined by Erik Möller in an article on Wikipedia in 2004.

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Etymology

The word "copypasta" was coined by Erik Möller in an article on Wikipedia in 2004. The term is derived from the Italian word "copia" (meaning "copy") and the English word "paste". The term was first used on 4chan in reference to a particularly humorous passage of dialogue from the game Final Fantasy VII. Since then, it has become an Internet phenomenon. The term is also used to refer to any piece of writing that gets copied and pasted over and over again.

History

The first copypastas were created by 4chan users in response to a thread about memes that were popular at that time. The thread was posted on November 12th, 2004 by moot. The copypastas were created as a way to mock memes. The first copypastas were ಠ_ಠ and ʎɹǝʇuǝɔs (the "shoop da whoop" copypasta). These two copypastas are still being used today, although they are no longer considered funny by most people who browse 4chan.

Since then, copypastas have become more widespread throughout the Internet. Many websites have their own versions of popular copypastas such as "I can't believe you ate the whole thing" or "I'm not even mad". These websites often have their own unique versions of these copypastas as well, which are sometimes even more popular than the original versions. Other websites have developed their own unique forms of humor based around the concept of copypasta. Examples include Advice Dog spin-offs and sites like Pasta Sauce which are dedicated to making fun of the original copypasta.

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  IvoryIvory

i'm so glad this thread died so i dont have to read this shit

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  BombBomb
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This thread has 57 pages?

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  jamesjames

Thou shalt not break chain

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