I Accidentally

I Accidentally

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About

"I Accidentally…" is a catchphrase, internet slang, and trolling mechanism meant to exploit the imagination of English-speaking internet users. It is used by constructing a complete sentence that begins with "I accidentally" and removing the verb, leaving readers wondering what had been there in the first place.

Origin

On February 22nd, 2008, YouTuber Ted Suzan posted a video entitled "I accidentally a piano bench; is this dangerous?" The post received more than 1,300 views in 11 years (shown below).



Weekes later, on May 20th, 2008, an anonymous 4chan user on the /b/ (random) board posted a version of the title.. The original poster stated that they had just "accidentally 93MB of .rar files" and wanted to know what they should do and if it was dangerous. Other posters responded both with comments on the post's lack of grammar as well as variations on the phrase "I accidentally". Although the original thread was not archived, a screenshot of the post has been floating around the web since.


File :1211296195.ipg-(4 KB, 124x124, rar.jpg) 05/20/08(Tue) 1 1 :09:55 No. 68490757 hey /bi I need your help I accidentally 93MB of.rar files wha at should I do... is this dangerous? 05/20/08(Tue)11 : 10:35 No. 68490814 that reminds me of the time i accidenally 26KB of pictures, good times

Spread

Following the 4chan post, the phrase I Accidentally was used as a textual trolling mechanism across other image boards, message boards including the BodyBuilding forums[5], Yahoo! Answers[3][4], and chat services like Omegle[2]. Users on the receiving end of the trolling would be dumbfounded as to the incomplete sentences or desperately contemplating what accident has occurred. Two popular variations are "I accidentally the whole Coke bottle"[7][1] and "I accidentally a fleshlight". In April 2011, Fark[6] used the phrase as a Photoshop contest theme.


File 1223273739 ipg-(23 KB, 448x464) 「Anonymous 10/06/08(Mon)02:15:39 No.89346705 l accidently my whole super nintendo. Is.. is that safe? [Reply] e2 Anonymous 10/06/DB(Mon)02:16:26 No.89346822 89346705 you did wat? 2 「Anonymous 10/06/08(Mon)02:17:30 No.89346972 my whole super nintendo

Notable Examples


ARK! FOR I BATh ACCIDENTALIy yoVR BROThER ISI ThAT PVNIShA BLER Unlocke Send To Cut Copy Accidentally 93mb Delete Rename Properties Files.rar If I accidentally whole fleshlight. would it be bad? memegenerator.nef
accidetall, all the hings IACCIDENTALLY THE WHOLE COUNTRY I ACCIDENTALLY MY SAVE FILE Is this bad?

Search Interest

"I accidentally" is a rather common phrase but when we compare to one specific iteration of the catchphrase do we begin to see the correlation.

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