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Did It Hurt? When You Fell From Heaven?

Updated Aug 30, 2021 at 04:00PM EDT by Adam.

Added Aug 30, 2021 at 03:21PM EDT by Adam.

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Did It Hurt? When You Fell From Heaven? is a clich茅 pick-up line used to attempt to introduce oneself to a potential romantic partner in a communal setting like a bar. The question implies that the stranger is an angel fallen from heaven. The line itself is generally considered cheesy and unusable. In the summer of 2021, it became a snowclone on Twitter in which people replaced the second half of the question with other, more specific and humorous questions.

Origin

It's unclear when or where the "Did it hurt? When you fell from heaven?" line originated, but its first use in print was traced to The Tampa Tribune in 1985 by Word Histories,[1] though even then, The Tampa Tribune recommended against using the line in public. On March 29th, 2017, Urban Dictionary[2] user Diana Prince Wonder Woman also recommended against ever using the pickup line (shown below).


did it hurt when you fell from heaven A saying or pick up line that is super cheesy and old and SHOULD NOT be used. Ever. Never. Guy: Hey, did it hurt when you fell from heaven? Girl: No. It didnt. Cuz I crawled up from Hell. by Diana Prince Wonder Woman March 29, 2017

While snowclone uses of the pickup line appeared sporadically on Twitter prior to the summer of 2021, they began becoming commonly used after a July 20th, 2021 Twitter post by @bratzcokeden,[3] who posted, "Did it hurt? when u fell off," gaining over 8,000 retweets and 58,000 likes (shown below).


god is trans @bratzcokeden did it hurt? when you fell off 3:15 PM 路 Jul 20, 2021 路 Twitter for iPhone

Spread

Over the following month, the snowclone spread as people began using more specific and humorous questions with the format. Usually, these were not flirtatious and more literal. For example, on August 24th, 2021, user @thisyearsgurl[4] tweeted "did it hurt when you fell from those crates?", referencing the Milk Crate Challenge, gaining over 9,000 retweets and 87,000 likes (shown below, left). On August 28th, user @alexsongxia[5] tweeted, "Did it hurt? When u went to nyu?", gaining over 1,800 retweets and 36,000 likes (shown below right).


Alex Song-Xia @alexsongxia did it hurt? when u went to nyu 11:56 AM 路 Aug 28, 2021 路 Twitter Web App

Various Examples


Charly Bliss @charlybliss ... Did it hurt? When you seamlessly blended angular guitars with lush pop textures 6:56 PM 路 Aug 29, 2021 from Delaware, USA 路 Twitter for iPhone Skoog @Skoog ... did it hurt? when you kicked that helmet and broke two of your toes during the filming of The Two Towers? 2:34 PM 路 Aug 30, 2021 路 Twitter Web App dramaturgically it tracks @YasminZacaria did it hurt? when u majored in theatre? 12:15 PM 路 Aug 29, 2021 路 Twitter for Android New Jersey @NJGOV did it hurt? when u pumped ur own gas 7:46 PM 路 Aug 29, 2021 路 Twitter for iPhone Bris Angel @Cryptoterra 鈥.. did it hurt? when the moon hit your eye like a big pizza pie 3:30 PM 路 Aug 30, 2021 路 Twitter for Android

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