~~July 18, 2014~~
~~Who’s awesome? You’re awesome!”~~
(“Sos Groso Sabelo”) is a catchphrase used in image macros wherein the subject is pointing at the camera while smiling, and sometimes winking. They are typically used to cheer up or compliment others in random act of kindness.
The meme began in September 2004 with the launch of an Argentinian website called SosGroso.com.ar, which featured a picture of American TV actor Don Johnson smugly pointing at the camera with a winky smile and the caption that read “Sos groso, sabelo!” In Argentinian dialect of Spanish, the phrase can be literally interpreted as “You’re awesome! Know it!”
Created by two college students Diego and Federico Marino, the site received an unexpectedly high volume of traffic, leading the visitors to send their own “sos groso” pictures to be featured on the homepage. Though circumstantial, it is widely held as true that the meme inspired the creation of the English equivalent “Who’s awesome? You’re awesome!” macro series.
Even though the original “SosGroso.com.ar” site has been on hiatus since October 2004, the image macro trend continued to spread through other Argentinian photo-sharing sites, such as Fotolog which was extremely popular around that time. “Sos groso” macros are still shared from time to time on Argentinian sites like Taringa!
I want to “dedicate” this post to the followers, the readers and those who stop by and comment on this “spot”: “It Is What It Is“.
This is my spot, this is my home. However, without you, there wouldn’t be a “spot” or a “home”.
I want to thank you from the deep recesses of my heart for taking the time to stop by, read, comment and interact with me. You are the reason for my continued posting.
THANK YOU!! ~~Everything Is Awesome~~
Lyric Video – Lego Movie – Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island
~Published on Jan 26, 2014~~