Nope nope nope refers to a popular catchphrase, expressing disdain, disgust and repulsion mostly toward critters and bugs.
“Nope nope nope” appears frequently on image macros of spiders, and millipedes, as well as other creatures toward which people feel aversion.
The word “nope” has been used in English since the late 1880’s, mainly as an “empathic no”.
While the exact origin of “nope nope nope” is hard to pinpoint, a likely source can be found in the Sesame Street show, where Yip Yips or Martians are often reaction to things saying, “nope nope nope”.
On October 19th, 2010, the subreddit r/nope was launched.
The expression “nope nope nope” would grow popular online, as it would appear on sites like Reddit, iFunny, FunnyJunk, 9GAG, Imgur, Tumblr and even Facebook.
It would be encountered on image macros memes, GIFs and even YouTube video content.
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