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The Word "Spooky" Is Having A Real Moment

The Word "Spooky" Is Having A Real Moment

I started noticing the phenomenon last year. People on Twitter and Instagram and Reddit making what they referred to as “spooky” memes during the month of October. I heard that word - spooky - getting used in everyday conversation semi-ironically, and I thought it was hilarious. For the life of me, though, I could not figure out why exactly this word was making its way back into the vernacular of America.

Like most things that become popular on the Internet, the word “spooky” is just another one of those things. It’s inexplicable.

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I mean come on. “Imma suck that spooky dick” is the funniest thing I’ve seen on these here interwebs in a minute.

How does a video of a kid wearing cowboy boots and a ten gallon hat inside of Walmart turn him into a bonafide singer? Why do we have kids eating Tide pods for Internet clout? How do moth memes become the hottest thing on the world wide web? It’s impossible to say. What becomes popular on Twitter or Instagram isn’t up to me or you - it’s up to the tastemakers - the 13 or 14-year-old teens who don’t know life without an iPhone who know more about computers and the web than I ever will. So why did the word “spooky” have this wild comeback? It’s hard to say, but one thing I know for certain is that I love saying it.

I order an Oktoberfest at the bar and it comes to me in a glass that really shows off its orange hue? I’m smashing that spooky button.

I wake up from a particularly peaceful night of sleep, see fog from my bedroom window, and realize that I don’t have to work today because it’s the weekend? I’m probably saying out loud [to absolutely no one] “It’s time for spooky Halloween.”

And you want to know what I’m doing in about two weeks time? I’m going to be at Halloweekends, an event held at Cedar Point in beautiful Sandusky, Ohio. If you don’t think I’m going to be smashing the motherfucking spooky button all weekend while I’m hopping on Millennium Force or walking through the one of the outdoor scare zones you have another thing coming.

I dont know how or why this word has come back with such force. Perhaps it's the inherent playfulness of it. "Spooky" reminds me of being a little kid. It's childish and very much a thing on the Internet. It sort of feels like it's this inside joke between anyone who is logged on and participating in the culture that is the internet. "Spooky" is just another one of our inside jokes, like moths, yodel boy, or the nut button. <span class="logo">.</span>

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