Ahorita No Joven

Ahorita No Joven

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Updated Jun 02, 2015 at 06:50PM EDT by Ari Spool.

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"Ahorita No, Joven" (translated as Not now, young man or Not now, boy) is an image macro series that features dogs in comical poses, gesturing, or performing human activities, just as with another canine macro, Lucho. The image macro is commonly used as a reaction image to express indifference or dismissal, similar GTFO or Stop Posting.


"Ahorita no, joven," is a common expression in Spanish, often used by elders to dismiss younger people. It has has been applied to other image macros before being linked explicitly to images of dogs.

The origin of the meme is considered to be a Japanese video posted on YouTube on April 24th, 2014 by the user "yu k". In the video, a man goes to a cigar shop and is initially attended to by a shiba inu dog called Shiba-Chan, who opens the shop window as soon as the man arrives. On August 11th, 2014 YouTube user kanadajin3 posted a video about the same dog in English.

After the initial video upload, images of Shiba-Chan at the store window with the caption “Ahorita no, joven” were posted on Spanish-speaking sites, where they spread. It is still unknown the exact date of the first meme, but according to Google Trends, the first searches of the phrase started in October, 2014.

Internet users applied the phrase to other well-known dog memes, including Yes, This is Dog, Cool Dog, Lawyer Dog and Doge.

A Spanish-language meme generator contains one image using the phrase *Ahorita no, Joven" but with TV presenter Laura Bozzo, posted on October 16th, 2014. Another example comes from a pets blog, showing the meme in aa small article posted on October 9th, 2014.

An older video posted on YouTube on March 16th, 2011, already used the expression "Ahorita no, joven" and showed a dog dancing, but up to 2015 it only received less than 700 views and only 2 positive votes.


The meme is in wide use on social networks, especially in Latin America. A large number of related pages were created on Facebook – the most popular has more than 11,000 likes, and a second popular one has more than 10,000 likes. Both of theses were created around the beginning of 2015.

There are also accounts on Twitter, including @aoritanojoven, which has acquired over 20,000 followers since its inception in August 2012. The hashtag #AhoritanoJoven has been used on a total of 315 tweets as of May 24th, 2015.

The image is often seen in comment responses and has been increasing in search frequency on Google, with it’s highest peak on May 24th, 2015. Several bloggers have created posts describing the meme's origin.

In addition, a Reddit trend shows a dog standing on its back legs at the door of a small metallic hut, with a comment saying “No joven, ahorita no”.

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[1] Twitter – @aoritanojoven

[2] Facebook – Mira Joven: Ahorita No

[3] El Deforma – "Sexo, drogas y croquetas de caviar: La historia del perro de “Ahorita no joven”:http://eldeforma.com/2015/04/02/sexo-drogas-y-croquetas-de-caviar-la-historia-del-perro-de-ahorita-no-joven/

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