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Latin American Meme Research (Spanish / Portugese)

Last posted Nov 05, 2012 at 10:56PM EST. Added Jan 26, 2011 at 12:16AM EST
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Greetings.

For some times, there have been discussions about “country-based” memes. Recent activities have shown that Brazilian memes have got recognition on KYM as the Tenso episode showed.

8 months ago, Fernando Fontanella launched Memes do Brasil in order to have a small team of researchers specialized in Spanish/Portuguese-related memes.

While it has been agreed that it was an excellent idea, the 30 days limit and, I guess, a loss of motivation, prevented the thread from being as active and as helpful as the current, though not as active as before, Japanese memes research thread.

I’m launching this thread again, hoping that it will catch on and last the same way the Japanese thread is doing.

People, dividing research by country will allow us to have small groups of people working in cleaning entries faster as well as revealing new memes to KYM. So, if you have any information about specific Spanish/Portuguese memes, whether they already are in the database or not, please come here to give your opinion/what you may know about it here, and to help us fill in the entries to get them confirmed faster!

*Merged with Tomberry’s Brazil Meme Research Thread

Last edited Jan 26, 2011 at 04:27PM EST
Jan 26, 2011 at 12:16AM EST
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Hablo un poquito de Español (más que Hebreo), puedo ayudar.

Jan 26, 2011 at 12:21AM EST
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Yeah, tenso was really the only remarkable meme here. The other ones like “Puta falta de sacanagem” were kinda temporary. There are a couple you could look up to: “Morre diabo” and “Ronnie Von – Significa”.

Jan 28, 2011 at 08:40AM EST
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My first language is Spanish. I’m South American and live in Argentina. I’d be glad to help with the reserach, however, there aren’t many memes here. The only meme I can think of right now is the “Soyes le premier!” one, but it was website-specific and only lasted for a while (haters gonna hate).

Jan 31, 2011 at 04:24PM EST
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http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/surra-de-bunda-butt-spanking-extreme-lapdance
This is from Brazil.
1. Research
2. Edit
3. Confirm
4. ?
5. Profit

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Feb 01, 2011 at 09:38AM EST
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I remember one meme that had to do with Entei from Pokemon Gold/Silver, but i can’t remember the name of the meme

Feb 01, 2011 at 09:48AM EST
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I am Spanish myself (from Barcelona, and there are many memes that never reach the USA, but become very popular here…) problem is, I would have to look for the videos and subtitle them, and maybe you wouldn’t find them that funny… I’ll think about it (the world MUST know of people like Carlos Jesus, El Risitas, or the newest craze here, The Star Guardian…if you know spanish, look for “El guardian de las estrellas” on youtube)

Jun 22, 2011 at 07:15AM EDT
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This is a great idea, but the only problem I see is that there would be a lot of work in translating the concept so than a bigger audience could understand the meme in question. But since there’s A LOT of Asian memes, we can do this!

BTW: I’m Mexican!

Jun 29, 2011 at 12:12AM EDT
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what happened to my post about “el FUA” that I posted a couple day ago?

Jul 02, 2011 at 03:13AM EDT
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i’m from brazil and my final project at college is about internet culture, memes, participation and collaboration. so i decided to analyse Know Your Meme as my object.

i think that i could help with some researches. :)

Jul 02, 2011 at 11:09PM EDT
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Great work on El Fua! I wuickly confirmed it, as it’s gettting popular in Spain too!!

Jul 06, 2011 at 11:13AM EDT
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Anyone here know anything about piripitiflautica? Or, for that matter, can anyone at least translate the section of video I embedded in that thread?

Jul 07, 2011 at 01:46AM EDT
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There are some memes in the virtual community “Taringa!” that are pretty notable.
Some of them have hundreds of derivatives:
-el grone
-peluchín kaker
-cuentanos mas
-herni y los gifs
(Search any of those terms in google images.)
Some of them are only valid inside that community, but there are some like “cuentanos mas” that could easily spread outside Taringa.

I’m from Montevideo, Uruguay, and I speak spanish, so I can help.

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Jul 11, 2011 at 01:34AM EDT
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Hey people, maybe this should be posted apart, but I have seen this inacuracy from a while now and comented about it but, as we argentinians say… no me dan bola.
The “Me gusta” expresion is a direct translation to the english expression “I like it” but here is described as a translation for “It pleases me” (me complace) WTF? seriously?

Oh yeah also count on me for this if I can help in anything… the last meme to come out from Argentina that I know of is El Tano Pasman.

Jul 21, 2011 at 02:52PM EDT
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haha I was about to post about El Tan Pasman too!
It reached Barcelona, so I guess it’s worthy of research!
What do you think guys!? we could make a research group on it!

Jul 22, 2011 at 07:11AM EDT
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I already posted the origins of the Sos Groso meme and it got featured on the front page the very next day. Whatever help anyone needs with latinamerican memes, contact me.

Jul 22, 2011 at 03:15PM EDT
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I live in bolivia,
and i can’t remember any significant native bolivian memes in the internet culture.

do you know an internet page with memes in spanish?

Jul 30, 2011 at 07:05PM EDT
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PMHH92 wrote:

I live in bolivia,
and i can’t remember any significant native bolivian memes in the internet culture.

do you know an internet page with memes in spanish?

cuantocabron.com hosts spanish language ragecomics (and I think it has sub websites for stuff like demotivators, also in spanish)

Jul 30, 2011 at 11:53PM EDT
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If you type “Spanish” or “Portuguese” in the KYM search box, you can also find a selection of related memes (even if you have to go through unrelated ones).
I also noticed that memegenerator has Spanish as a language you can select when creating a macro.

Jul 31, 2011 at 02:26AM EDT
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If anyone needs help with Mexican or Latinamerican memes research, I can help.

BTW, the ‘Cuanto Cabron’ site is full of forced memes.

Aug 29, 2011 at 08:18PM EDT
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Brasileiros,

Como sempre há algum por aqui, e o tópico invoca memes em português, tomo a liberdade de economizar meu inglês.

Lembrei-me há pouco de um antigo meme brasileiro, e me cadastrei aqui para lembrá-lo. Trata-se do With lasers. O meme consiste em associar algo a raios laser em forma de imagem acompanhada de legenda. Geralmente trata-se de pessoas, então, os lasers saem dos seus olhos.

Ninguém sabe ao certo a origem do With lasers, porém geralmente o Orkut é creditado como seu nascedouro. Há dezenas de comunidades grandes no Orkut que tratam do meme. A maioria delas foi criada em 2004
http://www.orkut.com.br/Main#UniversalSearch?&q=with+lasers

A página na Desciclopédia traz imagens de dois ex-presidentes brasileiros, da finada nota de um real e da Hebe Camargo. Ela não possui ligações com outras Uncyclopedias, colaborando para sua nacionalidade brasileira.
http://desciclopedia.ws/wiki/With_Lasers

As imagens da pesquisa do Google frequentemente listam personalidades brasileiras com lasers, como Renato Aragão, Vanusa, Bóris Casoy, Luan Santana, a presidente Dilma Rousseff e José Serra:
http://www.google.com.br/search?q=“with+lasers”&tbm=isch

Inclusive, um grupo de funk lançou um álbum intitulado With Lasers, com a imagem do Cristo Redentor com lasers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/With_Lasers

E cabe citar a exceção “Lasers with Chuck Norris: Chuck Norris não precisa de Lasers. Os Lasers que precisam do Chuck Norris!”
http://www.orkut.com.br/Main#Community?cmm=578123

Já houve duas tentativas fracassadas (por não terem nenhum embasamento) de registrar o With lasers:
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/sharks-with-lasers
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/babies-with-laser-eyes

Pesquisa no Google Insights não retornam nenhum resultado satisfatório.

Sep 07, 2011 at 09:14PM EDT
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FlameHaste wrote:


We need an entry for this guy.

http://images5.cuantocabron.com/ccs/2011/07/CC_323510_infinito_desprecio_recopilacion_infinito_desprecio.jpg

is used to this sort of thing, where they are mortal enemies or do not like what he does or loves another

Sep 10, 2011 at 07:46PM EDT
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I feel like Brazilian memes seem to get snubbed here… It’d be nice to see stuff like ‘Mata a mãe e xinga a imprensa’ get recognized… I mean, I know it’s more of a viral video, but still, most Americans have never seen this psycho, and that saddens me :(

Sep 11, 2011 at 12:18AM EDT
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Soy de Mexico y me interesa esto. no creo que haya muchos memes en español pero claro que lo digo por ignorancia xD

Sep 16, 2011 at 02:06AM EDT
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Well, off the track. I must ask if someone will put the new entry (18+) that will certainly or already is a meme called “Pu#&y sandwich” or in portuguese: “Sanduíche de bu***a”.

The comics and reactions about it already started, and the idea itself is so dumb, that is becoming quite popular.

Search it at your own sanity risk xD [Mature content]

Sep 21, 2011 at 01:22PM EDT
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Soy peruana, español es mi lengua materna y puedo ayudar.

Also EL FUA’s translation of the interview is a little shoddy, as already mentioned in the comments, can someone please fix it?

I’m not really knowledgeable of Mexican slang, or else I’d do it myself.

Oct 25, 2011 at 06:00PM EDT
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Brownd wrote:

cuantocabron.com hosts spanish language ragecomics (and I think it has sub websites for stuff like demotivators, also in spanish)

For Demotivational Poster there are a site called Desmotivaciones, and is the first spaniard page for this meme.

If you want to see the page…

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Oct 29, 2011 at 12:29PM EDT
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Bumping this -- Efrain is looking for some help on the Cuánto Cabrón entry! Anyone out there know about the site and are interesting in working on this with him?

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Nov 16, 2011 at 09:39PM EST
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Soy Chileno y con gusto ayudo.

As some people said, the Cuánto Cabrón entry needs some work, but we should research about classic Latin memes (i’ll name one from my country: Super Taldo) need some research. And attention.

Nov 29, 2011 at 07:11PM EST
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¿Aquí también podemos poner memes españoles?

We can put spanish memes here?

Dec 04, 2011 at 08:10AM EST
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no Brasil o que tem muito é video viral… Meme mesmo, é dificil. Anda mais hoje que aqui no brasil, pro pessoal, Meme se limita a “Carinhas” que se põe em “Tirinhas”.

Por que isso?

Por causo de agressão de corpo em cima de trabalho pra fazer se transformar em cobra…

Jan 04, 2012 at 10:41AM EST
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While I don’t speak Spanish or Portuguese fluently, I’ve heard about some of the memes and would like to contribute research if possible. But it would be hard to differentiate between “forced” memes and ones that actually have credence without being part of the culture, I suppose.

Feb 12, 2012 at 12:57PM EST
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Another remarkeble meme are the videos maked by the system of computer-generated voices Loquendo . There are hundreds of videos created with this programme

Feb 12, 2012 at 02:00PM EST
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Question: I’ve been researching the “Luíza, que está no Canadá” meme, and I’ve already noticed some comments saying that “people in Latin America don’t know how to do memes.” Do you think this is just prejudice, or are people pissed at having U.S. memes “borrowed” by other countries?

Feb 12, 2012 at 02:02PM EST
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I’m chilean, but I also know English (I study translation).
I’ll gladly help with this research.
And if you need pages that have local memes, here are some from my country:
WARNING: These pages may contain adult content which is, of course, natural in Chile.

porlaputa.com
www.futubandera.cl (very popular)
jaidefinichon.com (no kidding)
puramierda.net

Answering to last post, I’ll say “YES, people got pissed off with us doing memes. Problem?”

Feb 28, 2012 at 09:24PM EST
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Maybe we can add some memetic content from Forocoches (the biggest spaniard forum, and the 11th in the world):

- Roto2 (Ugly Smiley)
- Valla no me lo experaba
- Chops (Are photoshoping facts
- The Thing Puns (Example):

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Last edited Mar 22, 2012 at 01:45AM EDT
Mar 22, 2012 at 01:41AM EDT
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Hi there, everyone!
I´m a MA student and in my study I manage to come up with some contributions on the description of Brazilian memes as an object of study of Linguistics and I’ll also try to provide some descriptions on how they evolve through linguistic/discourse mechanisms. Therefore, my study is based on the Linguistic´s principles and theories.
Is there anybody else in here who shares that view or anybody who studies memes from a different perspective?
Let´s get in touch!
Regards,
James

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Jun 07, 2012 at 11:49AM EDT
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DireClownFail wrote:

Question: I’ve been researching the “Luíza, que está no Canadá” meme, and I’ve already noticed some comments saying that “people in Latin America don’t know how to do memes.” Do you think this is just prejudice, or are people pissed at having U.S. memes “borrowed” by other countries?

According to my intutitions on the topic, I’d say that memes can´t be seen as something universal in what comes to their process of constitution. Since memes are composed by language, they naturally carry on, as containers, and give rise to different and subjective perspectives on how to represent events.Therefore, memes not always share universal constitutive principles.

Jun 07, 2012 at 12:00PM EDT
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Soy de Argentina, y algo que puedo sugerir es sobre las imágenes de “Lucho”, que consiste in imágenes de perros en distintas situaciones en las que suele decir “Lucho…”.

Jul 29, 2012 at 12:00AM EDT
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well I think you need to add a Brazilian element to the Alpha Male Icon page. Ever since “tropa da Elite” came out a few years back a go to badass figure in Brazilian internet culture has been Capitão Nascimento. A popular Brazilian humor site even uses him as a character now with the pun name of “Capitão Morrimento”. http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0034936/

Aug 04, 2012 at 02:48AM EDT
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Hola, soy de México y quisiera saber si las imágenes de Facebook con frases de “Si X no tuviste infancia” puede ser considerado para una entrada.

Aug 05, 2012 at 01:44AM EDT
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Fábio Lecina Marin wrote:

no Brasil o que tem muito é video viral… Meme mesmo, é dificil. Anda mais hoje que aqui no brasil, pro pessoal, Meme se limita a “Carinhas” que se põe em “Tirinhas”.

Por que isso?

Por causo de agressão de corpo em cima de trabalho pra fazer se transformar em cobra…

O povo em geral é burro. Realmente é uma vergonha viver em um país onde:
The People in general is dumb. It’s really a shame live in a country where: Memes = Rage Comics and 9GAG is a source of everything funny on the Web

Aug 05, 2012 at 08:55AM EDT
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