WryyyyOwned and the History of the Wryyy / Wryyyy Meme

WryyyyOwned and the History of the Wryyy / Wryyyy Meme

What is Wryyyy Owned and its Video content? You probably have seen it around the internet and maybe don’t get it, this is a common reaction from most who see the wryyyy video for the first time.  Wryyyy Owned is definitely a silly video however it is quite an important video despite its hilarity.  Wryyyy is literally one of the internet’s most original memes. The origins of this video (which was  created using flash tech, which is since gone) dates back to around 2005 on the site “4Chan” and its /f page (which stands for “funny”). 

The Wryyyy Owned meme (sometimes mentioned as wryyyyyy or wryyy only) is a parody of people who get drink a lot, get drunk and do dumb or funny things. Maybe these things seem funny to the drunk person but obviously upset other people. The context of this meme is based around how many people do not understand how they act when they themselves are drunk. 

This specific meme which started off an entire sub of wryyyy themed content was originally created by a user named “NCH”. It depicts a drunk guy who bothers people and then screams wryyyy or wryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy and then drops a commercial paving vehicle on top of other peoples heads. This signals that they are OWNED which is another internet culture word for “defeated” or “beat”.

The main character from this video typically yells in Japanese before goin wryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy while bringing down the paving truck, thus “owning”. This is where the wryyyy meme comes from as nobody is even certain how many y’s are actually in the wryyyy meme since the word is typically cut off in the original flash content. 

This original wryyyy meme content grew so big probbaly due to the fact that flash content was popular at the time. However there were shirts made with this meme in the USA and possibly other countries. Internationally I personally am not sure the reach but I know that almost every person I knew; knew about this wryyyy meme at one point in time or another. The wryyyy Owned meme is so old that it actually pre-dates “meme” as we know it today. Back in 2005/2006 nobody knew what this type of content was called really and they were simply classified as “funny pictures” or “silly stuff” rather than  the now-famous-term “meme”. Today this wryyyy Owned meme is surprisingly still alive and has recordings in urban dictionary as well as various other websites.

The original video has been converted to MP4 and also AVI (for some mobile browsers) since flash is gone today and blacklisted. So therefore all original flash memes such as this wryyyy owned video are gone without flash to play them. If you are curious to see the original video partially responsible for kicking off the “meme culture” of today; here is the website wryyyy.com.  There was a wryyyy.tk but it has been removed at this point in time and nobody knows if it will ever come back.