The Monio (Demon)

The Monio (Demon)

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The Monio refers to a slang used by Brazilians to pronounce the word "demon" in a comical way, The term is also used to demonstrate a type of disturbance someone is facing and its been present as internet slang since 2009 on Twitter and other social media.


The earliest available usage of the expression "the monio" was posted on Twitter[1] by user @maisasehnem on December 21st, 2009. She used the term (seen below) to express her anger against a teacher who gave her a bad grade on a math test.

Maisa @maisasehnem @pamelatatiana paaaaaaaassei menina, mas fiquei em dp em matemática, professora do the monio HIOAFÇOIASFHKLASF e você? 12:16 AM 21 de dez de 2009

The website Dicionário Popular,[2] similar to Urban Dictionary, explains that "the monio" can also be utilized as a way to indicate a disturbance. For example, "Para com esse the monio" (Stop with this demon).


In a decade, the slang term was often used in tweets complaining about someone or something. For instance, Twitter[3] user @breandu posted an image showing a 666 number sign to which he added the caption "I'm scared to get at the counter and have a the monio (demon) waiting for me." The tweet (seen below, left) garnered 180 likes and 41 retweets in seven years. Another tweet[4], posted on March 12th, 2019, by @luscas uses the expression to show how scary a kid from a horror movie looks in a poster. The post (seen below, right) garnered 1,953 likes and 269 retweets in four years.

breandu @breandu Follow to ate com medo de chegar la no balcao e ter um the monio me esperando 2:23 PM Dec 1, 2017 180 Reply ↑ Share senha bbb atendente 03 O luscas TM @luscas. Follow quinta feira agora estreia maligno nos cinema e eu já separei meu kit com bíblia e um crucifixo pra assistir.. olha a cara de the monio dessa criança LIGNO 8:04 PM Mar 12, 2019 . 1.9K Reply ↑ Share GNO GNO MALIGNO LIGNO ALIGNO 14/03 SOMENTE NOS CINEMAS MALIGNO ALIGNO 14/03 SOMENTE NOS CINEMAS MALIGNO 14/03 SOMENTE NOS CINEMAS MALIGNO 14/03 SOMENTE NOS CINEMAS MALIGNO 14/03 SOMENTE NOS CINEMAS MALIGNO Imagem MALIGNO Imagem MALIGNO MALIGNO MALIGNO MALIGNO Ⓡ

Various Examples

The monio Jovens tentando se santificar site com X 3 4G 4G 62% PROJETO HOSPÍCIO 2K18 The monio 12:13 kkkkkkkkk 12:30 mano sabe qual é a cura pra re- caída? é só bater uma consagrada kkkkkk FBI 12:41 recaída é nada menos nada mais do que a falta de comer tal pessoa 12:42 Digite aqui... Oh poha 12:13 ✓ Kkkkk 12:13✓ 14:29

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External References

[1] Twitter – @maisasehnem

[2] Dicionário Popular – The Monio

[3] Twitter – @breandu

[4] Twitter – @luscas

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