and I oop
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What does and I oop mean?
And I oop is a viral phrase from a video by drag queen Jasmine Masters. It has since become stereotyped as a catchphrase of VSCO girls. And I oop or I oop can be playfully used to express shock, surprise, or embarrassment.
Where does and I oop come from?
And I oop originated with a YouTube video by the drag queen Jasmine Masters in October 2015. Masters made a name for herself by competing on the popular reality TV show Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
In the YouTube video, Masters complains about friends who can’t handle their alcohol. At one point, she suddenly interrupts herself, with a pained expression: “And I oop!” After a long pause, she says, “I just hit my balls.” Oop, like oops and ope, is a in interjection conveying such emotions as surprise or acknowledging a mistake.
The video and phrase went viral in March 2019 on Twitter. User @cherryemoticon used a clip of Masters saying And I oop as a reaction to the comment: “When you’re telling your parents a crazy story and you almost snitch on yourself.”
Examples of and I oop
Who uses and I oop?
After @cherryemoticon posted the clip, and I oop became a meme, with users posting the phrase of Masters’s video clip to humorously represent a moment of shock and surprise at a mistake, often ironic in nature.
daenerys when she kissed jon snow and felt something in her chestpic.twitter.com/9emi70Wu2f
— fairy crust (@fairycrust) May 20, 2019
Ancient Greeks after accidentally looking at Medusa pic.twitter.com/oKlv1Lt9Xx
— AUTUMN QUAD 🍂🍁🍃 (@quadderz1) March 17, 2019
In summer 2019, and I oop become associated as an catchphrase of VSCO girls. A VSCO girl is a term, generally used as an insult, for a young, usually white woman who posts trendy pictures of herself edited on the app VSCO. Apparently, VSCO girls were perceived to overuse and I oop as a cutesy-seeming acknowledgement of slip-ups in their videos.
14 year old girls when someone drops their water bottle and they respond with “sksksks and i oop” pic.twitter.com/6XGIE1goTh
— cait (@shanesgarza) September 10, 2019
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