Spoopy

Spoopy

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“Spoopy” is an intentional misspelling of the word “spooky” which is associated with a Halloween sign written in a human skeleton typeface. The phrase is often associated with the abbrebiation 2Spooky on the microblogging site Tumblr.

Origin

On October 15th, 2009, Flickr[1] user Mike Woodridge uploaded a photo of a Halloween sign with the word “Spoopy” written in a skeleton-style font (shown below).



Spread

On February 7th, 2011, the Tumblr[4] blog Arts Farts & Cocks posted another photograph of a “spoopy” Halloween sign (shown below, left), gaining over 20,400 notes in the first three years. On December 28th, 2012, Flickr[1] user Lindsay Blankenship posted an illustration of a woman in front of a cobweb with the word “Spoopy” written on the bottom (shown below, right).



On June 18th, 2013, Tumblr user sp00pyzorak3[2] posted Woodrige’s photograph of the spoopy sign juxtaposed with a picture of a cake with the word “creppy” written on it (shown below). In the next three months, the post gathered upwards of 137,500 notes.



On September 26th, FunnyJunk[6] user orgodemir submitted a post titled “2spoopy” to the Internet humor site, featuring an animated GIF from the 2007 horror film Paranormal Activity with the character Patrick from the animated television series Spongebob Squarepants edited into the scene (shown below).



On October 2nd, Redditor Wretched cereal submitted an image macro titled “2spoopy wow” to the /r/SuperShibe[3] subreddit, featuring an edited photograph of the “Doge” Shibu Inu with an exposed skull (shown below).



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External References

[1]Flickr – Spoopy Halloween Sign

[2]Tumblr – sp00pyzorak3

[3]Reddit – 2spoopy wow

fn4 Tumblr – Arts Farts and Cocks

[5]Flickr – Spoopy

[6]FunnyJunk – 2spoopy

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