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Yard Sard is a humorous misspelling of "yard sale," usually used on the microblogging site Tumblr as a hashtag referencing either posts that picture other humorous misspellings, or posts that pertain to the Steven Universe character Sardonyx.
The exact origin of "yard sard" is unknown, but the first known image featuring the misspelling was uploaded to Flickr on April 26th, 2008 by Yahoo user h. wren. The image was then linked to a post on Reddit on June 18th, 2008. On Tumblr, the earliest usage of "yard sard" as a hashtag dates back to mid-2011, when user globalsoftpirka posted a similar image of a misspelled yard sard sign.
The earliest instance of yard sard being used as a hash tag on Tumblr is from mid-2011, when user globalsoftpirka posted a similar image of a misspelled yard sard sign.
On Friday, May 24th, 2013, Redditor twerk4jesus posted a collection of nine different images that all read “yard sard” in some way, receiving 596 points (85% upvoted) overall prior to being archived. Some of these images were then submitted to Tumblr, where many of these posts received upwards of 100 notes. On April 20th, 2013, Zazzle user iamnotsorry created a shirt which read “Work Yard Play Sard.” On July 10th, 2014, Buzzfeed published a series of images from Tumblr user twerk4jesus' post as a listicle about people misspelling yard sale signs, followed by another article with many of the same images on October 24th, 2014.
Steven Universe Reference
The character Sardonyx first appeared in the Steven Universe episode "Cry For Help", which first aired July 13th, 2015. Shortly after, the Steven Universe fandom started tagging fan art featuring the character with "Yard Sard." In addition to the Tumblr posts tagged with the phrase, there are an additional 44 posts on DeviantArt featuring the phrase "yard sard."
 Reddit – Not into movig sales? How about a yard sard?
 Tumblr (via Wayback Machine) – globalsoftpirka's post
 Reddit – It's a MOTHER FUCKING YARD SARD!
 Tumblr – Search: Yard Sard
 Zazzle – Yard Sard Shirt
 Buzzfeed – 7 People Who Were A Little Too Enthusiastic About Their Yard Sales
 Buzzfeed – 15 Times We Made This Harder Than It Should Have Been
 Steven Universe Wikia – Cry For Help
 DeviantArt – Search: Yard Sard
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