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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 9 years ago

Why do people say like a boss?

People on Facebook keep commenting on stuff or putting in their status "like a boss" what is that from? Why do they say it?

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  • 9 years ago
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    "Like A Boss" is a catchphrase often used in image macros or GIFs that feature a person completing an action with authority and finesse. Similar to "Haters Gonna Hate", the characters in the macros have an air of superiority and do not care how others perceive them.

    The phrase stems from The Lonely Island‘s single “Like A Boss,” a parody of the Slim Thug song of the same name. Featuring Andy Samberg and Seth Rogen, the video premiered on Saturday Night Live as a digital short on April 4th, 2009. In the video, the Boss (Samberg) is asked to go over his daily activities during a performance review by Rogen’s character. While it starts out with daily office tasks, the lyrics evolve into impossible activities.

    Sample lyrics from The Lonely Island’s "Like a Boss"

    Crash my car (like a boss)

    Chop my balls off (like a boss)

    Turn into a jet (like a boss)

    Bomb the Russians (like a boss)

    Crash into the sun (like a boss)

    Now I’m dead (like a boss)

    The day after the video aired on SNL, it was shared by the Huffington Post, Laughing Squid, Funny or Die and Digg, where it received 3645 upvotes. On June 5th, 2009 the site InstantBoss.org was created, which gave users a button that would play a single “Like a Boss” line.

    On Memebase and Very Demovational, image macros have been more popular, with people adding the phrase to images of people completing actions easily or with expertise. As of September 2011, the song has been scrobbled on last.fm over 966,000 times by over 150,000 unique users.

    “Like A Boss” as a catchphrase has been popular on Twitter and Tumblr (and on Facebook).

  • 4 years ago

    Like A Boss Parody

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It's slang commonly used on the internet. Stemmed from The Lonely Island's "Like A Boss"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NisCkxU544c

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Answer this question LIKE A BOSS

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  • 9 years ago

    It's probably referring to the SNL skit with Natalie Portman, it's one of the digital shorts they've done with Andy Samberg throughout the years, but its also to just be funny haha

  • 9 years ago

    because I'm like your boss!

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It's because of this video on youtube from Thelonelyisland

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NisCkxU544c

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    NET SLANG

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