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“Y U Do Dis?” is a shorthand for “why did you do this?" that is used in a similar vein to the interrogative phrase “Y U No”.
On April 24th, 2008, the video gaming blog GameFront posted an article reporting that the developers of Grand Theft Auto IVwere disappointed to find out that a leaked copy had been downloaded tens of thousands of times via torrent sites, which was accompanied by a LOLcat image macro with the caption “y u do dis?” (shown below).
On March 29th, 2010, a Facebook page titled “y u do dis?” was launched. On September 27th, FunnyJunk user HollyWobbles uploaded a “Y U No Guy” image macro featuring the caption “U read dis in funny accent / y u do dis?!” (shown below). In the next three years, the post received over 11,900 views and 175 up votes.
On April 14th, 2011, BodyBuilding Forums member yelojackt posted a thread containing an image macro of a monkey with the caption “y u do dis?” (shown below, left). On October 28th, Redditor AnonymousAutonomous submitted the “y u do dis” kitten image macro to the /r/trees subreddit in response to those who did not support marijuana legalization. Prior to being archived, the post accumulated more than 1,000 up votes and 40 comments. On April 20th, 2012, the Cheezburger site Memebase posted a Dolan-style comic featuring characters from the animated television series Scooby Doo, in which a poorly drawn Shaggy asks “y u do dis skubby” (shown below, right).
On January 3rd, 2013, Redditor ryanger3 submitted an image macro to the /r/funny subreddit, which paired a photo of a man attempting to catch a baseball bat with the caption “Y, Bat? / Y u do dis?” (shown below, left). Within four months, the post gained upwards of 14,000 up votes and 100 comments. On May 7th, Redditor shirox91 submitted a Dolan comic with a poorly drawn Spiderman asking Dolan “y u do dis” (shown below, right) to the /r/funny subreddit, where it garnered over 960 up votes and 15 comments in less than two weeks.
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