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Noice

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About

Noice also spelled Nooice, is an accented version of the word "nice", used online as enthusiastic, exclamatory internet slang to declare approval or sarcastic approval of a topic or achievement. It is often associated with the Australian or English accents or bros.

Origin

While the origin of this phrase is unknown, it was first defined on Wiktionary on Feb 1, 2001, as being an English dialectical version of nice.[3] It was first defined on Urban Dictionary by user "Cracka-B A.K.A Billy Blam" on March 16, 2003, who claimed that it meant "To be beyond the regular limits of nice. To be nice, and then exceed the status."[1] The user claimed that the term was introduced by the Beastie Boys song "Three MCs & One DJ", which may or may not be the first recorded usage.



However, this definition is not the most popular of the 36 definitions submitted for noice. According to users, the term is more likely to mean "Beyond the boundaries and exceeding the limits of nice. Spoken with emphasis when describing something particularly awesome."

Spread

The 4chan archive records more than 86,000 instances of the term Noice in use throughout the imageboards as of May 2015.[5] One of the earliest online films to be made with the title "Noice" was posted on Albino Black Sheep, first indexed May 24, 2006.[2] As of May 2015, YouTube returns about 78,000 search results for the term.[4] One of the most popular of these is a video of frequent YouTube Poop subject Michael Rosen saying "Noice", being distorted within the content aware scaling technique. This video was uploaded by DylanCliff111 on November 1st 2013 and is frequently used as a reaction video – as such, it has more than 2,800,000 views as of May 2015.



On November 20th, 2013, the comedy duo Key & Peele uploaded a skit in which a hype-man in a breakdancing circle gets upset when another hype-man uses his catchphrase, Nooice, spelled with two Os. As of May 2015, this video has over 6,039,000 views.



On October 20, 2014, Studio Tentpole, LLC released the emoji add-on app Noice. The app allows users to use emoji with sound effects. It is unclear if this app was popular – it only has 11 reviews for the current version.[6]

Various Examples


Steve Irwin making an impressed face while holding a lizard and the caption Noice Joseph Ducreux painting captioned with Ay That Shit Was Noice key and peele gif of a person saying nooice

Search Interest

Note: searches for this term can also refer to the Swedish punk rock band Noice.

External References

[1] Urban Dictionary – Noice

[2] Albino Black Sheep – Noice

[3] Wiktionary – Noice

[4] YouTube – Search Term: Noice

[5] Archived.moe – Search Term: Noice

[6] Apple Store (via Wayback Machine) – Noice Emoji + Sound / snapshot February 6 2015

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