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5ever (sometimes spelled 5eva or 5evur) is a slang term meaning “more than forever" and the superlative form of its SMS shorthand "4ever." Believed to have originated from a copypasta story that began circulating in early 2011, the term is used ironically to mimic the non-standard grammar or syntax often found in online conversations.


The earliest definition of "five-ever"[2] was submitted to Urban Dictionary in April 2006. A second entry for its shorthand “5 ever”[1] was submitted in August 2010. Its earliest known use as the superlative of "4ever" was introduced in a copypasta image resembling a handwritten note posted by Tumblr user Deathray-Deathray[13] on March 10th, 2011. The image contained a short teenage romance story written in Comic Sans with a side note encouraging readers to reblog or like if they “crey.”

A gurl was walkin2 skewl wit her bf n they were crossin da rode she sed "bbz wil u luv me 4evr" he said "NO.."" da gurl cryed N ran across da rode b4 da qreen man came on the sine. boy was cryin and went to pic up her body she was ded he whsipered 2 her corpse "I ment 2 sey I will luv u FIVE- ever" (dat mean he luv her moar dan REGLAOGB IF U CREY ALWAZ..XXX

The post quickly spread on Tumblr and gained nearly 44,000 likes and reblogs as of May 2012. The same day, this image was reshared on a Threadless user profile page[18] where it received more than 80 comments.

Usage of 4ever

The term “4ever,” short for forever, has been used since the early 1990s, with the earliest reference found in the title of the play Servy-n-Bernice 4Ever[21] which premiered in October 1991. Over the next decade, 4ever became more commonplace with the advents of short message service mobile (SMS) technology. An Urban Dictionary[16] definition was submitted in 2007.

T. B tiuy sty that tet


Throughout March 2011, similar variations of the copypasta surfaced on other blogs and social networking platforms including Blogspot[3], 4chan, Reddit[14] and YouTube. One of the earliest archived instances of the copypasta on 4chan was posted to the /v/ (video games)[4] board on July 13th, 2011. The same day, it showed up in a thread on OperatorChan[5]’s /cp/ (Copypasta) board.

A gurl was n da prk wit her bf n she sed "bbz dya like my t---?" he said "NO.."" da gurl cryed N her t--- caught fire n she died. boi was cryin and went to pic up her body. she ded. he wisperd 2 her corpse "ur t--- r Stunnahz 2K11 Bbz" and den he blu up and died 2: xxx*...LIKE DIS IF U CRY EVRY TIME.. xxx Like Comment-Share-2 hours ago and 2 others like this. Write a comment... File 1310612973.png-(209 KB, 295x331, 1304368717040.png) AN ND SUDDENLY F---- Anonymous 07/13/11(Wed)23:09 No.102417493 WERE GIVEN >A gurl was walkin2 skewl wit her bf n they were crossin da rode. >she sed "bbz will u luv me 4evr he said "NO.." >da gurl cryed N ran across da rode b4 da green man came on the sine. >boy was cryin and went to pic up her body. >she was ded. >he whispered 2 her corpse "I ment 2 sey i will luv u FIVE-ever..." (dat mean he luv her moar den 4evr) xxx*..like dis if u cry evry time...*xxx

On August 17th, 2011, YouTuber Unsterblich856 posted the identical copypasta as a comment[15] in the YouTube clip titled “THE BEST GAMERS – League of Legends Review (PC) [HD]”, receiving additional exposure after being highlighted as the most voted user comment.

gurl was walkin2 skewl wit her bf n they were crossin da rode. (Dis is so sad btw mak U cry.) she sed "bbz wil u luv me 4evr he said "NO.. da gurl cryed N ran accross da rode b4 da green man came on the sine. she got hit bi a CAR. boy was cryin and went to pic up her body. she was ded. he whsipered 2 her corpse 1 ment 2 sey I will luv u FIVE-eve(dat mean he luv her moar dan 4evr....) thums up if this made u cry Unsterblich856 2 days ago 19

The screenshot of Unsterblich856’s YouTube comment was posted to the Bodybuilding[6] forum, NeoGAF forum[17] and Reddit[14], further boosting its notoriety. On August 23rd, an audioBoo[9] user named Duke posted a sound clip of himself reading the story aloud, which was later featured in several different video interpretations of the story.[10][11]

On December 12th, 2011, a Reddit circlejerk thread[28] appeared as an Ask Me Anything thread for the male character in the original copypasta story. As of May 2012, there are nearly 400 archived 4chan threads[25], more than 900 Reddit posts[26] and more than 700 deviantArt works[27] that contain the word “5ever.” Both the original copypasta and related image macros have continued to spread on Tumblr and the tag #5ever[8] has become linked with blog posts playing off of the original story and containing the “reblog if you X” prompt (below left) or self-confessional posts declaring one's affection for someone or something. (below right).

112 krykky: 2012-04-25 07:15 Loki wuz walkin on da Rainbo Bridge wit his bf. Loki sez "bbz, will u luv me 4evr?" And Thor sez "NO" Loki creyd and blew up da rainbow brige den fell into da ether. Thor creyd "I ment 2 say I will luv you FIVE-evur" (Dat mens he luv him more den 4ever) Reblog dis if you creyed. #I'm sorry because I'm not sorry at all #Thor #Loki #Thorki young-I-u-n-g-s: 2012-04-27 19:56 pizza, you're so hot and delicious and greasy and beautiful and yummy. bby ur mi oly 1. ily 5ever #pizza #i love you #heart

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