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[Insert X Here]

Updated Jan 04, 2012 at 08:01PM EST by Don.

Added Jul 26, 2010 at 06:23PM EDT by Sav.

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About

[Insert Text Here] is a phrase seen in templates in various software and web applications to advice the user to click, so as to add a certain type of content to that place. The phrase has been used on the Internet usually as a humorous statement

Origin

As part of user interfaces, the [Insert X Here] is a design item to make the user experience easier by guiding them. For example in the screenshot below, the MMS application for Windows Mobile, the Insert Text here box tells the user to click the box to enter a caption for the image

In a similar manner, the user can also be directed to add images, graphs and other template items:



Usage on the Internet

Even if the [Insert X Here] element was used by software as for an easier user experience, the phrase has been used by the Internet in the form of humorous phrases and images. Examples of phrases include [Insert Goatse Variation here] and [Insert stupid Chuck Norris fact here] implying the inevitable events of entering such an element at the present time and place. Notable examples:

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Demotivational Posters

4chan

Uncyclopedia

Ha! Ha! Guy

Video Player

Uncyclopedia

Uncyclopedia (a Wikipedia parody) has an article called [Insert Title Here].

Video

YouTube user mikeinel, has made a video for a supposed animated movie called ‘Insert Title Here’. The video is itself an April Fool’s joke:

Facebook

Searching for Insert Name Here on Facebook returns 11 results on People, over 400 results on pages and over 500 results on groups.

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