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 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.
The website Dicionário Popular, 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 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, 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.
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