Do you know the famous Doge of memes?

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

Você conhece o famoso doge dos memes?


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 pictures of his dog named Kabosu on your personal blog. The photo that stood out and went viral was sitting on a couch while looking sideways at the camera with raised eyebrows.

In 2013, another dog of the same breed called Suki, by photographer Jonathan Fleming, went viral and gave strength to the meme. 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 shortly afterwards several people started sharing photos of dogs in different clothes on 4chan.

Você conhece o famoso doge dos memes?

Curiosities involving doge

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

  • They even created a bitcoin type coin called Dogecoin;
  • A little joke April first says that the original dog died and deceived everyone, reverberating the net;
  • Even politicians and famous people started posting photos with the appearance of doge and their monologues;
  • Youtube implemented an easter egg coloring the sources of the site when searching for doge meme. The meme still works, try it;

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