Examples of this ain’t it, chief
Where does this ain’t it, chief come from?
The phrase this ain’t it, chief was rarely used online prior to 2018. In fact, it only showed up once on Twitter before 2014. This ain’t it expresses disagreement. And chief, like boss, is a chummy but patronizing way to address someone.
Then, in late 2017, a Twitter user responded negatively to a tweet simply with this ain’t it chief.
After this tweet, a number of other Twitter users began replying to Tweets they disagreed with using the phrase. By the beginning of 2018, the meme seeds were germinating.
This ain’t it Chief https://t.co/AEEN2h9cl4
— ¥ (@appaIled) February 1, 2018
Come summer 2018, this ain’t it, chief flowered into a full meme, spreading to sites like Reddit and earning entry on Urban Dictionary.
Google searches for this ain’t it, chief surged in September 2018 and by October, the phrase was a regular reply on social media.
According to my calculations:
┃ THIS ┃
┃ AIN’T IT ┃
┃ CHIEF ┃
7 ┃8┃ 9┃ / ┃
━┛━┛━. |━ ┛
4 ┃5 ┃6 ┃ + ┃
1 ┃ 2 ┃ 3 ┃ =┃
— Torchy's Tacos (@torchystacos) October 16, 2018
Who uses this ain’t it, chief?
This ain’t it, chief is used, mainly on social media and for humorous effect, to reply to anything you think is wrong, disagreeable, or just plain stupid.
I hate the term "this ain't it chief" but anytime I read a headline about what Trump said 96% of the time my reaction is "this ain't it chief."
— Bear [TG] @ #Mainstage2019 (@BearUNLV) October 19, 2018
This ain’t it chief. The Balkans will only get better over time. https://t.co/S06T5SYeK3
— Šuki 🇧🇦 (@rakijapapi) October 6, 2018
Rostering Patrick Mahomes for the first time this season…
This ain't it, chief. pic.twitter.com/B88HwG2iU2
— DraftKings (@DraftKings) October 2, 2018
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