Last year had a reappearing internet phenomena: The “Milkshake Duck.”
The term has been named 2017’s word of the year by Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary, as of Monday. “Milkshake Duck” comes to define internet idols who become dizzyingly viral, only to fall just as fast due to their unpleasant backstories.
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Coined by cartoonist Pixelated Boat in a June 2016 tweet, the term comes from a tale about a duck who drinks milkshakes. The duck turns out to be racist.
The whole internet loves Milkshake Duck, a lovely duck that drinks milkshakes! *5 seconds later* We regret to inform you the duck is racist
— Pixelated Boat (@pixelatedboat) June 12, 2016 Read more…
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