Doge is a slang word for “dog” that is mostly affiliated with pictures of Shiba Inus (nicknamed “Shibe”). These images may be retouched to change the dog’s appearance or captioned with interior monologues in Comic Sans font. Since 2017, Ironic Doge formats have surpassed their original editions in popularity.
Atsuko Sato, a Japanese kindergarten teacher, posted some pictures of Kabosu, her rescue-adopted Shiba Inu dog to her personal blog on February 23rd, 2010. A different photo of Kabosu sitting on a sofa with raised eyebrows staring sideways at the camera was among the images.
The legendary doge meme is based on this 2010 photograph, and it gained fame in late 2013, earning it the title of “top meme” of the year by Know Your Meme. In December 2013, the Dogecoin cryptocurrency was released, and the Shiba Inu was featured on Josh Wise’s NASCAR car as element of a sponsorship deal.
Members of the United States Congress, a Google Easter egg, a Delta Air Lines safety video and the video for “Weird Al” Yankovic’s song “Word Crimes” have all mentioned Doge.
Thanks to its association with Dogecoin, which reached a market cap of over $90 billion dollars in May 2021, the meme saw a renaissance in popularity at the end of the decade and the start of the 2020s. Doge was called one of most outstanding Internet memes of the 2010s by many online surveys and media outlets.
The huge market cap of Dogecoin is also the reason why Doge is connected to the slogan “to the moon”. That slogan indicates prices of an asset (esp. crypto) are foreseen to go “through the roof” or “extremely high”.
Doge as Space Doge
This is the reason for the following Meme called Space Doge. It is a combination of a NASA Astronaut photo and Doge’s head.
Space Doge symbolizes therefore that the crypto asset Dogecoin will go to the moon and Doge is preparing for this journey.
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