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This Is 9/11 for X

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This Is 9/11 for X and This Was My 9/11 are two catchphrases used in social media posts and memes in which users describe certain current events as "9/11" for a particular group of people or themselves. The humor of the phrasal templates is drawn from comically exaggerating the significance and traumatic impact of these events to the level that the September 11th terrorist attacks had on American society.


On November 11th, 2021, Twitter[7] user @GesuGirlMindset tweeted a still image of anime girls' legs from the intro of the 2007 anime series Lucky Star, writing, "this frame of animation ended up being basically the 9/11 of many parents who wanted grandkids." The tweet went viral on the site (original post no longer available), and is earliest found notable tweet using the format.

Youre insane ... @GesuGirlMindset this frame of animation ended up being basically the 9/11 of many parents who wanted grandkids D作ゃ 10:40 PM · Nov 11, 2021 · Twitter Web App 城口修配


On January 3rd, 2022, Twitter[1] user @lZZlPOP posted a photograph of Lorde in an unusual outfit, captioning the image, "This was my 9/11" (shown below, left). On January 23rd, Twitter[2] user @leoxeloo then quote tweeted a post about the hit song "The Middle," tweeting, "This was 9/11 for retail workers." The tweet received over 4,600 retweets and 56,100 likes, launching the trend.

izzi @IZZIPOP this was my 9/11 3:35 PM Jan 3, 2022 D KNTY NEWS NETWORK @leoxeloo this was 9/11 for retail workers Pop Base @PopBase Jan 22, 2022 4 years ago today, Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey teamed up for 'The Middle. The song became an undeniable radio hit and peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. It earned three Grammy nominations, including Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year. . ZEDD MAREN MORRIS GREY THE MIDDLE 12:29 AM Jan 23, 2022 :

In the following months, the catchphrase saw further use on Twitter, achieving virality by October 2022. For example, on April 18th, 2022, Twitter[3] user @fellawhomstdve tweeted, "This is 9/11 for gamers" (tweet shown below, left). On July 9th, 2022, Twitter[4] user @lajjsabat posted a tweet that garnered over 6,800 retweets and 120,000 likes in 11 months (shown below, right).

Lajj @lajjsabat This was my 9/11 savagerealm Papi Women Neglecter Vol 3 @juicegawdszn18 (-333 @lajjsabat. 1d 17 vs now. N---- number 69 on a team called the gobblers LMFAOOOOO COBBLERS Post I 21,896 likes savagerealm View all 114 comments 1 hour ago 8:36 PM Jul 9, 2022 D : R maddy @fyridk This is 9/11 for band kids P 10:52 AM Jul 22, 2022 Home / Tees Nintendo The Legend Of Zelda Green Triforce T-Shirt $22.80 $28.50 This item has been permanently discontinued by the manufacturer Learn more 20% Off Size: Choose size Size Chart XXS XS SM Qty: 1 Out Of Stock MD LG XL Unavailable For Store Pickup ADD TO BAG Details Shipping & Returns 2X 3x Add to Wishlist

On October 12th, 2022, twelebs Corn and Kira both tweeted[5][6] "this was my 9/11" jokes, which gained over 3,100 retweets and 23,900 likes and 2,000 retweets and 114,000 likes, respectively, in seven months (shown below, left and right).

Corn →* @upblissed this was really my 9/11 Rap RapTV @Rap May 9, 2022 JUST IN: Young Thug, Gunna & 26 other members of YSL have been arrested & are facing RICO charges !! Show this thread 2:00 PM - Oct 12, 2022 : kira @kirawontmiss this was my 9/11 MARI 19/22 i be so close to liking a tweet then i realize this n---- posted it and lose my smile 454 2:21 PM Oct 12, 2022 kira 7,160 @kirawontmis about to b 122K ↑ ...

The phrasal format maintained prevalence on Twitter through late 2022 and the first half of 2023.

Various Examples

Run the Joolz @JoofWoof I speak for the entire Furry community when I say that this is our 9-11 8:01 PM - May 1, 2023 834.9K Views Out of Context FPS's @OOCBoomShoots This is 9/11 for the r/Doom subreddit, and I'm loving every second of it E TE 5:11 PM Dec 3, 2022 : ... ayy Imao @ayylmaotv this is 9/11 for unfunny people Profile HOURLY shitpost @hourly_shitpost Account suspended Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules. Learn more 1:32 PM . Sep 3, 2022 ...
CV @cvezinha this is 9/11 for white girls (i'm white girls) POP Pop Crave @PopCrave Apr 8 CRAVE Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have broken up, ET reports. Show this thread 7:40 PM · Apr 8, 2023 · 420K Views : sky S @skunkgender this is 9/11 for retail workers Meghan Trainor Charts @meghan_charts Mar 1 .@Meghan Trainor has shared a snippet for her new song "Mother" on YouTube. Show this thread 5:43 PM Mar 1, 2023 · 116.6K Views ... better call saul spoilers @odenhead This was my 9/11 fr d 1:26 PM - Apr 15, 2023 136.4K Views A Have a nice life, Kim.

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External References

[1] Twitter – @lZZlPOP

[2] Twitter – @leoxeloo

[3] Twitter – @fellawhomstdve

[4] Twitter – @lajjsabat

[5] Twitter – @upblissed

[6] Twitter – @kirawontmiss

[7] Internet Archive – @GesuGirlMindset

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