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Article says it (debatable) started on Tumblr. Pictures of dogs with the "wow x, such x, much x, very x" theme have been posted on 4chan for years. No way in hell did it start on Tumblr. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:49, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Here's a much detailed article about Doge.—CycloneIsaacE-Mail 15:58, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

"Doge" is the Japanese pronunciation for the English word: "dog". It is written in katakana as ドグ (pronounced: DoGe). This origin would seem to be much more likely, since it predates all uses of the meme. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:45, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Isn't it doggu (ドッグ?)? JosJuice (talk) 07:42, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
dogu (ドグ?) is DoGu, not DoGe. Plus, the Japanese pronunciation of "dog" is not "Doge" (talk) 15:08, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Contested deletion[edit]

This article should not be speedily deleted for lack of asserted importance because it is about a meme — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:28, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

It also seems that the only people who want this merged/deleted are simply people who hate it as a meme. I've never seen an article be scheduled for deletion so quickly. --ZeroShootman (talk) 03:33, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
Sadly there has always been an unyielding core of socially crippled curmudgeons on wikipedia who are militantly opposed to anything they perceive as legitimizing internet culture. Click their edit history and you'll often see that they'll happily expend hundreds of hours adding to articles on obscure Warhammer products or Star Wars novels, but internet memes that have been covered by the New Yorker, Salon, Huffington Post, and the Wall Street Journal are ruining their life by having wikipedia articles. Watch, they'll probably delete my comment just for pointing out this fact. (talk) 18:41, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
This toss completely fails WP:NOTABLE. Nobody will care about this in 6 month's time, or even remember it. When people refer to this as 'internet culture' I lose the will to live. --Ef80 (talk) 21:51, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Quite possibly – but part of our role is to remember it for them, wholesale. Notability isn't transitory and if it made it once, it's within our encyclopedic remit to record it. All your base, Hamster dance and Westboro baptist church are all part of this.
Also, if dogecoin were to become significant, then doge becomes backstory. Andy Dingley (talk) 12:51, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
@Ef80:, may I suggest reading WP:NOTTEMPORARY? ZappaOMati 22:46, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
I take the point, but I still think this is transitory trivia. --Ef80 (talk) 13:56, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Doge picture[edit]

The picture used in the article originates from this blog: Though cropped and manipulated to make the dog look fatter. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:29, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

It's an image on commons. Perhaps you should alert them. Dlohcierekim 13:36, 30 November 2013 (UTC)
At the time of the original post, there was a different image there than we have "now". DMacks (talk) 17:22, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

This should be added to the article Shiba Inu, and not be its own article. Hotelmason241 (talk) 04:41, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Except this page would be simply too trivial to be mentioned on the page. ZappaOMati 02:01, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Why was the original image deleted? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:33, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Doge Meme

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:A60:120D:E01:4DAD:C5D1:AD1A:E2A6 (talk) 16:18, 19 January 2014 (UTC)


Seriously Wikipedia, there are places for articles like this. There's Know your meme and/or Encyclopedia Dramatica. This meme isn't even relevant, this page is here just to be 'phat' with the stupid 12-years-old kids. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:39, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Seriously Anonymous, Popular memes are cultural phenomena that deserve coverage in its own merit. Now, had I knew that KnowYourMeme is here to stay I would have to agree with you, but this is not the case. As for "Encyclopedia Dramatice", although an internet phenomenon itself, it can not be assumed to be serious on any sane level. Zarnivop (talk) 08:57, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
If you think that this isn't notable, then try WP:AFD and see how it goes. I note that there are {{merge}} and {{notability}} tags, so you are apparently not the only one who questions whether this is notable or not. --Stefan2 (talk) 21:49, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
Wouldn't a WP:PROD be more reasonable first? ZappaOMati 21:55, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
WP:PROD is not useful if people are opposing deletion (as User:Zarnivop seems to do) as someone simply will remove the "PROD" template. --Stefan2 (talk) 20:55, 8 December 2013 (UTC)


What reference is there for the pronunciation? Just the Homestar Runner video? What may seem like a non-issue to the author of this wiki page is something hotly contested elsewhere on the internet and really isn't conclusive. For example, in a reddit thread from the beginning of December ( as of this second the top comment has 91 upvotes for dogue and the second-top has 83 for dohj. Also, a survey from this slate article ( from the middle of November has dohj in the lead with ~36% of the vote and dogue in second with ~34%. This goes to show that the pronunciation is not unambiguous and there should be some discretion in the description. Especially considering that this is a page for informational purposes it would be noteworthy that the pronunciation is really a fluid and non-standard thing. As John Simpson, the chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary said, "A coiner effectively loses control of a word once it's out there." "For instance, the coiner of quark in the physics sense had intended it to rhyme with cork, but general usage has resulted in it rhyming with mark." So regardless of the supposed origin of the word used in this meme, which also is not entirely certain, credence should be given to divergent and perhaps even predominant alternate pronunciations that are prevalent on the internet. BJ Crowning (talk) 20:49, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Please note that The spelling of doge has several variants, leading to debate on its actual pronunciation. is written in the article, with 2 references. Soulbust (talk) 10:30, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
I made the post on Tumblr which forms the popular basis of the meme back in 2012 and I got it from the Homestar video so I will tell anyone that it's dohj but like... due to Tumblr's absurd mutability of attribution and the fact that my friend Max holds the "leonsumbitches" URL that was associated with the post it's kind of a moot point. Something as widespread and surprisingly multi-faceted will never have agreement on something like this -Mattgcn (talk) 06:34, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
Since this article is semi-protected, I will ask in this discussion if my concern for Doge pronunciation is shared by any senior members. The very first line of this page already states the controversy behind the pronunciation of this word, so in the interest of addressing the controversy, I propose we create a subsection for this meme entitled "Pronunciation" where we can list the difference in pronunciation by region and tidy this article up a bit:
North America:
The pronounciation of the word "Doge" is typically pronounced /ˈdoʊdʒ/ dohj or /ˈdoʊɡ/ dohg in North America, and less commonly /ˈdɒɡi/ dog-ee, /ˈdɒɡeɪ/ dog-ay, /ˈdoʊɡeɪ/ dohg-ay, /ˈdɒɡ/ dog, or /'doʊʒ/ dohge (like beige). The origin of the misspelled meme traces back to an episode of Homestar Runner where Strong Bad pronounces Doge /ˈdoʊdʒ/ dohj[1]. Despite the origins, the contemporary usage of Doge still varies, typically pronounced either /ˈdoʊɡ/ dohg as the "Do" in "Dough" and "gue" in "Vogue", or alternatively /ˈdoʊdʒ/ dohj as the "Doj" in "Dojo"[2][3]. Similarly, the pronunciation of "Dogecoin" follows the same variation found in either /ˈdoʊdʒ/ dohj or /ˈdoʊɡ/ dohg. Pa7iCake (talk) 05:14, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Declared top meme for 2013[edit]

The article states 'On December 13, Doge was declared Know Your Meme's "top meme for 2013" by NBC News.' It was declared top meme by KYM editors, not by NBC news, NBC merely wrote an article about KYM's choice.. Citation shouldn't be NBC either, it should be the KYM top memes article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

I added that NBC source, because it is secondary. After reading the article, I checked KYM, which stated that the entry for Doge had been deadpooled or the submission was not ready, or some such. This meme is widely used, and even the old media are captivated by it, with some outlets claiming that Doge-speak is the new lolcat-speak. Westin Dodger 20:59, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

A story of the doge dog.[edit]

This will be very useful. ViperSnake151  Talk  23:14, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Already posted above.—CycloneIsaacE-Mail 23:28, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

I was being serious[edit]

Really, why give this an article when there are thousands of other maymays out there that entire novels could be written about? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:18, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

WP:Other stuff exists, that's why. ZappaOMati 03:53, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
  • When someone is calling a meme "maymays", you know they're trolling. A shame the protection guidelines frowns on indefinite talkpage protection... Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 07:54, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, Talk:Justin Bieber is the only page that I know of that's indef semi, though the talk page vandalism there is even more ridiculous. ZappaOMati 14:37, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

delete this pleease[edit]

not notable — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:7:5380:664:E4A6:3A64:7F28:48B8 (talk) 08:36, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Really? Doge is well notable enough to have its own article, like other famous memes. ~WikiRigby talk sign! 13:16, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Are you seeing a lack of references? Not enough real-world impact? If so, you can still offer your ideas here on the talk page even though the article itself is seme-protected. Supernerd11 :D Firemind ^_^ Pokedex 13:20, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Doge Car[edit]

The Nascar dogecoin car seems like a significant development that ought to be added to the article71.50.0.71 (talk) 21:46, 29 April 2014 (UTC), just putting that out there.

It's already on Dogecoin, which seems like a better place to mention it. ZappaOMati 22:30, 29 April 2014 (UTC)