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What are those funny pictures called with the text under neath a fail picture? Answered

 What do you call the pictures that people make like this one?

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Xixfas
Xixfas

7 years ago

i make all of mine in the app ifunny also known as a meme (one type)

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

They originated as motivational posters, the format was then used humourously as demotivational posters. Then people with less comic talent started packaging any old crap in the template because they either failed to understand the parody or thought it would be funny by being presented in that way.

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Willard2.0
Willard2.0

11 years ago

I have always called them demotivational posters.

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frollard
frollard

11 years ago

It all started with Motivational posters = a dude climbing a mountain with the caption "Achieve" and a subcaption of 'Hard work pays off' ...or "hang in there kitty".  http://www.allposters.com/-st/Motivational-Posters_c12920_.htm
Often used with satire: http://motivationalimage.com/  **NSFW**


Then it degraded to DEmotivational posters - many examples on the net:
http://www.demotivateus.com/
http://theburningbiscuit.com/Demotivational%20Posters.html
...just search for it.

...then it degraded/mixed with the FAIL meme - http://www.failblog.org  where pictures of anything generally un-win get tagged with the obligatory FAIL tag.  Adding the motivational background just adds 2 jokes together.

www.knowyourmeme.com
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/demotivational-posters