Do you know the famous Doge of memes?

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Doge is slang used to refer to dog, I think everyone knows that. Around 2013, funny images started to appear with monologues and funny, serious, sarcastic captions… with different colors written with the Comic Sans font. Thus came the famous term Doge and a viral swarm of funny memes related to these dogs of the breed Shiba Inu.

For those who don't know one Shiba Inu is a Japanese breed of dog quite bold, independent and full of self-confidence. The term used in the meme appears to have first appeared on June 24, 2005 in a puppet show called Homestar Runner. In the episode “Biz Cas Fri 1,” Homestar calls Strong Bad his “doge“.

Do you know the famous meme doge?

How did the doge meme come about and spread?

We know how the word doge originated, now we need to understand how the Shiba Inu enters this story and how it spread. It all started on February 23, 2010 where the teacher, Atsuko Sato, from a kindergarten in Japan, published several photos of her dog named Kabosu on your personal blog. The photo that stood out and went viral of the dog was sitting on a couch while looking sideways at the camera with raised eyebrows.

In 2013, another dog of the same breed named Suki, by photographer Jonathan Fleming, went viral and gave the meme strength. It all started to spread in 2010 when Kabosu's photo was uploaded to reddit with the title of LMBO LOOK @ THIS FUKKIN DOGE. On tumblr the term gained more strength when a user posted an audio of a game about finding doge. The audio earned 33,000 notes in July 2013. So they created a blog called YourDailyDoge, battle videos were uploaded Pokemon, and soon after, people started sharing pictures of dogs in different outfits on 4chan.

Do you know the famous meme doge?

Curiosities involving doge

The truth is that several memes and funny images involving dogs have received the title of doge. Even a subreddit was created for sharing photos of Shiba Inu. Companies created patents, several memes were created involving not only comedies but diverse monologues and even politics. Below we will see some curiosities involving this meme:

  • They even created a bitcoin-like currency called Dogecoin;
  • a little joke of April first says the original dog died and tricked everyone, reverberating the net;
  • Even politicians and famous people began to post pictures with the look of a doge and his monologues;
  • Youtube has implemented an easter egg coloring the site's fonts when searching for doge meme. The meme still works, try it;

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