Nobody's Perf-

Nobody's Perf-

Updated Mar 29, 2014 at 03:10PM EDT by Molly Horan.

Added Oct 15, 2011 at 07:06PM EDT by Neg.

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Nobody’s Perf is a slang interruptor phrase that indicates the picture included below the phrase is, in fact, perfect. The phrase is very popular on Tumblr.

Origin

The earliest use of the phrase online was in a forum on the RuneScape fan community site Runelocus[8] on July 3rd, 2011. The phrase was used by user Smudge to sarcastically comment on video of a young girl dancing.

The earliest use of the phrase found on Tumblr was posted by Tumblr user ohmytardis[1] on September 18th, 2011, using the phrase to describe popular British actor David Tennant. Tennant was indicated through text, rather than a picture, which was common during the first month of its popularity. The phrase was turned into a photoset by Tumblr user Microwaveable Morgan[2] on October 14th.

Spread

The image sets spread on Tumblr through several tags including nobody’s perf[3], nobodys perf[4], and nobody’s perfect.[5] An insulor meme, the phrase has not traveled outside of Tumblr. In 2011, there were more than four unique instances of “nobody’s perf-” posts that acrrued at least 1,000 notes including brochumaslany’s Mean Girls post[9], melthedestroyer’s text post[10], themysteriousfox’s post[11] collecting other interrupter phrases, and conquerorwurm’s CandleJack’s post[12]. In 2012, there were more than four unique instances of “nobody’s perf-” posts that accrrued at least 1,000 notes including missvoltairine’s sarcastic post[13] on white dudes, theechelonbrain multi-actor post[14], im-better-0ff-this-way’s text post[15], and heylittlebabeyourechanging’s rock star post[16]. In 2013, there were more than three unique instances of “nobody’s perf-” posts that acrrued at least 100 notes including olitz4ever’s actor Tony Goldwyn’s post[18], thecracksinmyvessel’s animae post[19], and fuckyeahjinkxmonsoon’s post[20] on the gay television channel LOGO.

Derivatives

Other phrase combinations that also indicate perfection have also become popular on Tumblr, including perfect bands don’t exi-[6] and perfect couples don’t exi.[7]



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