The Sco Pa Tu Manaa expression has been circulating in many Twitter feeds and has intrigued social network users since last Tuesday (22). The set of words, which usually accompanies nostalgic pictures or that refer to some everyday situation, is used as a synonym for the questions what does that remind you of? and what's your opinion on that? The unusual spelling of the words baffled some users, who interpreted the script as a punch to you, sis or winked at you, sis.
According to Google Trends, an Internet search monitoring tool, the term Sco Pa Tu Manaa peaked in search last week when users began to question the meaning and even the pronunciation of the term.
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Sco Paa Tu Manaa is an expression used in the song Daavi Ne Ba, by Ghanaian singer Kawoula Biov. Photo: Playback / YouTube
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It turns out that Sco Pa Tu Manaa has no apparent meaning. The phrase began to be used in April, in Daavi Ne Ba, released by Ghanaian singer Kawoula Biov in partnership with artist Patapaa, famous for inventing words without nexus in his raps.
According to Google Trends, the term "Sco Pa Tu Manaa" peaked in searches last week. Photo: Reproduction / Google Trends
The portion of the song that refers to the graia went viral within a few days, with the Skopatomana Challenge, which consisted of trying to sing the section containing the expression. The stanza full of meaningless words that are not part of the languages spoken in Ghana. Daavi Ne Ba's music video on YouTube has so far totaled over 780,000 views.
According to the Know Your Meme website, Sco Pa Tu Manaa is a Hawaiian-origin espresso meaning I'll hit you. By typing the term into Google Translate, however, the tool points to another translation: you will find it interesting.
Sco Pa Tu Manaa may be a Hawaiian express Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
Regardless of Sco Pa Tu Manaa's meaning, Twitter users decided to give the word set its own meaning, turning it into a meme. In the language of social networking, the grain can be translated as what is your opinion about it? or what does that lead you to? This explains why the phrase is retweeted with messages that express users' feelings about movies, series, music, celebrities, everyday situations, among other subjects.
Check out some uses of the meme on the social network:
t sad ?? cecliat wanting to detach ?? now i want irt in love ?? Dengo, your, there happy amort ?? otherwise, clear with longing ?? di without much, stay, hotel pipeAnavitoria caters for all states of mind https://t.co/DESC2cD6x7
– July 28, 2019
Via Know Your Meme and BuzzFeed
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