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Discourse (Slang)

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Discourse is a slang term used in meme communities on the internet that refers to internet discussions or debates that are widely shared or debated. Such discussions often take place on social media platforms like Twitter and Tumblr, but the word "discourse" is also used to describe any widespread arguments, especially when they receive subsequent media coverage. Discourse can also take the form of hot takes, cancelations and general debates among popular creators.


On June 25th, 2016, Twitter[1] user @glassbeachband posted a joke about "new discourse," gathering over 1,600 likes in seven years (seen below, left). On July 20th, 2017, Twitter[2] user @nise_shi posted a series of screenshots about Japanese "rubber ducky discourse," gathering over 6,000 likes in six years (seen below, right).

bass gleach @glassbeachband Jun 25, 2016 new discourse 15 • ARE FEET SHOES bebe dom BCBG 1 852 Back to School SAVINGS www. SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SA VBE LER1 SHOE 1,635 ₁ shinsei @nise_shi everyone loves the melted rubber ducky but i'd like to draw some attention to the amazing discourse re: whether or not it really happened Translate from Japanese 9:58 AM - 19 Jul 2017 ●●●● TOU? 4 UNITS. 6:49 PM Jul 20, 2017 x X : 4,226 Retweets 104 Quotes 6,273 Likes

On January 9th, 2021, Urban Dictionary[3] user commissar_nik uploaded a definition for the term "discourse" as used in relation to Twitter (seen below).

Discourse Discourse is when there's a meltdown, a bad take being rted, a good take being debated for no goddamned reason, a new trend or template that has caught everyone Can't wait for the new discourse this saturday. by commissar_nik January 9, 2021 541 486 FLAG


In late 2017, Twitter user @KrangTNelson posted a series of tweets captioned "the discourse." The tweets shared screenshots of various examples of what can be considered "Twitter discourse," although there is no indication that the pictured discussions were widely shared or debated outside the threads they were shared in. [4][5][6]

On May 29th, 2018, Twitter[7] user @meaghan_garvey shared a tweet that read, "tfw you opt out of the discourse," gathering over 4,000 likes in four years (seen below, left) On December 14th, 2018, Twitter[8] user @gothbabys posted a joke about "timeline discourse," gathering over 50,000 likes in five years (seen below, right).

MG @meaghan_garvey tfw you opt out of the discourse 10:45 AM. May 29, 2018 977 Retweets 79 Quotes 4,185 Likes 40 Bookmarks BULBUVUUD : binky @gothbabys "are you subtweeting me?" "i do subtweet sir" "are you subtweeting me sir?" (to mutual) "is the timeline discourse on my side if i say aye?" “nay” "no sir i do not subtweet at you but i subtweet sir!" 4:26 PM Dec 14, 2018 15.8K Retweets 531 Quotes 53.2K Likes 450 Bookmarks

On January 19th, 2020, the Instagram[9] page @gay_girl_inc posted a meme about "top and bottom discourse," gathering over 2,000 likes in three years (seen below, left). On February 3rd, 2020, Instagram[10] page @the_philosophers_shirt posted a meme about discourse as well, gathering over 2,000 likes in three years (seen below, right).

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On August 17th, 2020, Twitter[11] user @egg_dog posted a meme about Twitter discourse, gathering over 30,000 likes in two years (seen below).

Various Examples

new discourse what do u guys call these? i call them woggles parory breakfast Listen, if theres no discourse NFT im not going alyica how to start discourse: [insert favorite character] is a [insert Harry Potter house] scullysgf sonic is a powerbottom stefanyd i don't think that sentence starts discourse so much as ends any conversation before it even starts. I wake up there is another DISCOURSE gay meat @gaymeatkarl She doesn't know about any of the discourse 1:00 PM - Jan 15, 2021 4,704 Retweets 371 Quotes 52K Likes 396 Bookmarks : Jamison Webb @jamisonwebb you, boy! What's today's online discourse 1:17 PM Dec 15, 2021 10.3K Retweets 319 Quotes 81.3K Likes 915 Bookmarks :

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External References

[1] Twitter – glassbeachband

[2] Twitter – nise_shi

[3] Urban Dictionary – Discourse

[4]  Twitter – KrangTNelson

[5] Twitter – KrangTNelson

[6] Twitter – KrangTNelson

[7] Twitter – meaghan_garvey

[8] Twitter – gothbabys

[9] Instagram – gay_girl_inc

[10] Instagram – the_philosophers_shirt

[11] Twitter – egg_dog

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