A block of text that is often copied and pasted online
Jake posted some super offensive copypasta on a knitting forum and was immediately banned.
|Troll||A person who posts offensive comments|
|Trolol||Laughing at troll|
|Griefing||Irritating other players|
|Flaming||Angering other Internet users|
|Rickroll||To trick someone into watching a Rick Astley music video|
|Duckroll||To mislead someone|
|Meme||A piece of media that spreads via the Internet|
Copypasta is an online slang term that refers to a snippet of text that is repeatedly copied and pasted. The block of text is often pasted in forums, chatrooms, and on social media to troll people.
The practice of copypasta is often done by people who think it's amusing to post random, bizarre, and funny things that are wildly off-topic. This is also commonly known as flaming, griefing, or trolling.
The origin of copypasta
Copypasta's origins trace back to the Anon community in 4chan in the mid-2000s. However, the term did not become popular until the early 2010s, when more users began posting copypasta to solicit reactions from oblivious users and as an inside joke for other savvy netizens to enjoy.
As moderators have become more aware of copypasta, they've begun banning people who post frequently copied text (even for a first-time offense). The term comes from the combination of "copy" and "paste," replacing the "e" in "paste" with an "a."