Elongated Muskrat

Elongated Muskrat

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Updated Feb 24, 2019 at 05:55AM EST by Y F.

Added Feb 16, 2018 at 02:55PM EST by Don.

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Elongated Muskrat is a nickname given to entrepreneur Elon Musk, which is often falsely cited as his full name in troll posts on social media.


On July 11th, 2014, Twitter user @jdcrowley[1] tweeted a joke explaining that Elon Musk's full name is "Elongated Muskrat", which gained over 45 likes and 10 retweets over the next five years (shown below).

JCrowley @jdcrowley Replying to @MaraWilson @MaraWritesStuff Most people don't know this but he actually shortened his name from Elongated Muskrat when he moved from South Africa. 2:24 PM-11 Jul 2014


On December 27th, 2016, Redditor clockwork2112 submitted a post titled "Elon Musk = ELONgated MUSKrat = gated rat = rated gat" to the /r/shittyconspiracy subreddit.[2] On May 5th, 2017, Twitter user @drewtoothpaste[6] tweeted that Musk's "full name is Elongated Musk" (shown below, left). Within two years, the tweet received upwards of 2,700 likes and 730 retweets. On February 6th, 2018, Twitter user @Mr_Kapowski tweeted "Elon Musk's full name is actually Elongated Muskrat," which gained over 44,200 likes and 11,500 retweets within 10 days (shown below, right).

drewtoothpaste @drewtoothpaste elon musks full name is Elongated Musk Zack @Mr_Kapowski Elon Musk's full name is actually Elongated Muskrat

On February 10th, Redditor thelatinking215 submitted a fake Musk tweet featuring a picture of the Rainbow Road level in Mario Kart titled "Elongated muskrat" (shown below) to /r/dankmemes,[4] where it accumulated more than 15,800 points (92% upvoted) and 80 comments within five days.

Elongated muskrat (Giredd.it) submitted 5 days ago by th elatinking215 81 comments share save hide give gold report crosspost hide all child comments Elon Musk The f--- you think we puttinga car in space for

The following day, Redditor Mysteriex submitted a post titled "Elon Musk vs. Elongated Muskrat" to /r/whowouldwin.[3] On February 16th, The Daily Dot[5] published an article titled "Did you know Elon Musk is short for Elongated Muskrat?"

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