RIP in Peace

RIP in Peace

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Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 04:34PM EDT by Brad.

Added Oct 23, 2013 at 05:33AM EDT by arsemaster.

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“R.I.P in Peace” is an online slang expression marked by its redundant phrasing which can be used to commemorate an individual who has either passed away or some who has been a target of an Internet death hoax. The phrase is often cited as an example of the “redundant acronym syndrome syndrome” (RAS syndrome).[7]

Origin

The earliest known use of the phrase “RIP in peace” was posted in a thread titled “RIP in Peace Shane Cross” by Newgrounds Forums[3] member Glue-Sniffer on May 12th, 2007, which lamented the death of professional skateboarder Shane Cross.



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On October 24th, 2007, Urban Dictionary[1] user purple_february submitted an entry for “R.I.P. in peace,” noting that the phrase is often used in Internet forums. On September 27th, 2008, GRcade Forums[4] member Peter Crisp posted a thread asking why other users add “in peace” to the abbreviation “RIP,” to which several members replied that it was a common expression used on Internet forums. On April 2nd, 2010, UTD Forums[5] member Sloppy posted a thread claiming the phrase “RIP in peace” originated from a page titled “RIP Grandad” on the teen blogging platform Piczo[6] (shown below).



On December 18th, 2011, YouTuber KernelGaddafi uploaded a video titled “RIP in peace,” featuring a photograph of deceased North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il with a death hoax slide falsely identifying him as actor Jackie Chan (shown below).



On March 7th, 2013, Path of Exile Forums[8] member DavosTheOnionKnight submitted a thread questioning why people used the phrase “RIP in peace.” On February 1st, 2014, YouTuber Mjau uploaded a Gordon Hurd testimonial video titled “RIP in peace, bro” (shown below). The same day, the video was posted to the /r/nl_Kripparrian[2] subreddit, where it garnered upwards of 380 up votes and 40 comments in two months.



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[1]Urban Dictionary – RIP in peace

[2]Reddit – Rip in peace

[3]Reddit – Rip in Peace Shane Cross

[4]GRcade – RIP in Peace business?

[5]UTD Forums – RIP in peace

[6]Piczo – RIP Grandad

[7]Wikipedia – RAS syndrome

[8]Path of Exile – RIP in peace

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