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Born to X, Forced to Y

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young boy in a shirt that says BORN TO PLAY FORTNITE on the front and FORCED TO GO TO SCHOOL on the back
Category: Meme Status: Confirmed Year: 2018 Origin: Facebook Region:
Type: Snowclone,
Tags: forced to wipe, born to, forced to, t-shirt, baseball cap, fortnite, 0bigsteve0, lime_on_pizza,
young boy in a shirt that says BORN TO PLAY FORTNITE on the front and FORCED TO GO TO SCHOOL on the back

About

Born to X, Forced to Y refers to a snowclone that is often used in the design of various clothing, with the phrase stating that a person is born to engage in a task he is interested in, such as fishing or gaming, but is dragged down by routine such as work or going to school. The snowclone has been a popular subject of parodies, most notably with Born to Shit, Forced to Wipe catchphrase.

Origin

The snowclone "Born to X, Forced to Y" was originally used on various clothing, serving to convey a person's interest in a certain activity such as fishing or gaming (examples shown below).


ignatur ishirts BORN TO FISH FORCED TO WORK nature Tsh Signatu ureis FORCED TO GO TO BORN TO PLAY SCHOOL FORTNITE

On December 30th, 2018, Facebook[1] page Dungeon Synth Memes posted the earliest meme which parodied the snowclone, an image of a horned skull captioned "Born 2 Shit, Forced 2 Wipe." The post received over 830 reactions and 870 shares in two years (shown below).


BORN 2 S--- @dungeonsynthmenmes FORCED 2 WIPE

Spread

Starting in early February 2019, the image received viral spread online, with multiple reposts on iFunny,[2][3] Instagram,[4] Facebook[5] and other websites. For example, a February 19th, 2019, repost by iFunny[6] user Spoon received over 530 smiles in one year.

Approximately on February 19th, 2019,[7][8] an unknown user posted an ironic THE_PACK-styled meme based on a popular artwork of a skeleton pointing a gun (shown below). Starting in late February 2019, the image received viral spread online, with multiple viral reposts on Facebook,[9] Instagram[10] and other sites.


BORN 2 S--- FORCED 2 WIPE

The viral spread of the first two memes prompted further use of the snowclone in ironic memes. On March 21st, 2019, Redditor[11] 0BigSteve0 posted a copypasta based on the meme, with the post gaining 870 upvotes in /r/copypasta in one year. On August 1st, 2019, Redditor Lime_on_Pizza posted a meme of Thanos wearing a "Born to play Fortnite, forced to go to school" t-shirt that received over 210 upvotes in /r/okbuddyretard in one year (shown below, left). A meme posted by an unknown Redditor on August 28th that year received over 5,000 upvotes in the subreddit prior to being removed (shown below, right).


BORN TO PLAY PRO FORTNITE FORCED GAMER TO GO TO SCHOOL BORN TO WHIP FORCED TO NAE NAE makeameme.org

The format maintained moderate popularity online in 2019 and 2020, with multiple ironic variations of the snowclone being created.

Various Examples


BORN TO SMILE www.free-smiley-faces.de FORCED TO S--- BORN TO BE BOSNIAN FORCED TO BE ALBANIAN made with mematic NEVER BEG FOR P---- FORCED TO GO TO SCHOOL BORN TO PLAY FORTNITE lONLY ASK 14 TIMES AND THAT'S IT
Born to Forced to s---... wipe.. nodtwa) Bos2 MOCO BORNETO S--- FORCED TO BORN TO HUG FORCED TO C--

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Tags: forced to wipe, born to, forced to, t-shirt, baseball cap, fortnite, 0bigsteve0, lime_on_pizza,


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