The word "copypasta" was first used on Usenet groups in 2006, being added to Urban Dictionary on 20 April 2006 and Encyclopedia Dramatica, a satirical internet culture wiki, in September 2006. According to Google Trends, the word "copypasta" was first used around April 2006.
The Navy Seal copypasta is a lengthy, comically written, aggressive attack paragraph against a "kiddo", written in the voice of the stereotypical "tough guy", listing absurd accomplishments such as having "over 300 confirmed kills" and being "trained in gorilla [sic] warfare". This copypasta is often reposted as a humorous overreaction to an insult and is thought to have originated a post on a 4chan message board from 11 November 2010.
The Bee Movie copypasta dates back to 2013 where users would post the entire script of the Bee Movie onto websites such as Reddit and Tumblr. This was popularised around the time where edits of the film were first being posted and popularized on YouTube in late 2016.
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