Last modified on 22 May 2014, at 22:42

copypasta

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of copy,‎ paste, and pasta

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɒpiːpeɪstə/, /kɒpiːpɑːstə/

NounEdit

copypasta (countable and uncountable, plural copypastas)

  1. (Internet slang) A block of text which has been copied and pasted from somewhere else.
    • 2006 February 2, Anonymous, “GIKOPE COPYPASTA AND AA ARCHIEVE:”, 4chan, accessed on 2013-09-10:
      Gikope is a really useful program for keeping up with AA and copypasta. I've rapidshared my own achieve, which includes 1000s of AAs and a large collection of copypasta.
    • 2006 June 7, Anonymous Addict, “4chan is broken again”, Channel 4 BBS, accessed on 2013-09-10:
      Our Father, who art in 4chan, Anonymous be thy name. Thy sage come, thy will be done on Gaia as it is in 4chan. Give us this day our copypasta, And forgive us our COMBO BREAKERs, as we forgive those who COMBO BREAK against us And lead us not into CP, but deliver us from Piro. For thine is the sandwich, and the win, and the awesome forever and ever. I guarantee it.
    • 2008 January 6, Cory Albrecht, “Re: A treatise on how one willfully becomes an atheist”, talk.origins, Usenet:
      On the other paw, his further responses are generally rehashings (though not copypastas) of his original screed.
    • 2009 March 4, "Quaoar", “Re: ARS is dead. Long live the trolls!”, alt.religion.scientology, Usenet:
      Almost everything posted on ARS [alt.religion.scientology] is copypasta from the original posted sources, i.e., web forums.
    • 2009 April 27, R. Hill, “St. Petersburg Times' _Man behind the religion_ 'copypasta' serves David Miscavige's agenda”, alt.religion.scientology, Usenet:
      It's essentially a (sort of) copypasta of *only the first page* of an article published in the St. Petersburg Times []
    • 2010 November 12, “Bored at Work? Try Creepypasta, or Web Scares”, The New York Times:
      Mike Rugnetta [] explained that creepypasta derives from a term called "copypasta," which described any piece of text that was endlessly "copy-pasted" across the Internet.

VerbEdit

copypasta (third-person singular simple present copypastas, present participle copypastaing, simple past and past participle copypastaed)

  1. (Internet slang) To copy and paste data from one website to another, usually text.

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