The Brief: DIVOC is COVID spelled backward, a punchline to Coronavirus memes about not knowing "DIVOC" is going on.
“COVID spelled backwards is DIVOC and I don’t know what DIVOC is going on”
Variations of this joke have been spreading on social media amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A way to cope with this crisis via humor, DIVOC memes play with how COVID spelled backward sounds a bit like “da f**k” or “the f**k.”
This was the subject of a viral tweet by Ravaska Rampersad (@ravaskar), which gained over 700,000 likes since March 12, 2020.
COVID spelt backwards is DIVOC and what DIVOC going on
— Ravaska Rampersad (@ravaskar) March 12, 2020
— ✡︎ vi☪︎Ϯor ✡︎ (@liveshynediie) March 14, 2020
my ex got this whole covid-19 thing backwards cuz im positive i told her to stay divoc away from me 😂😂💯
— bobbyshitposts (@bobbyshitposts) March 13, 2020
A Monsters Inc. stoic face meme:
what divoc is going on pic.twitter.com/rICeFgqWej
— sia (@aevocado) March 15, 2020
People have also been making references to Divock Origi, a Belgian soccer player for Liverpool F.C.
COVID – 19
DIVOC – 19 🏆 pic.twitter.com/C14SBM6afz
— Phil (@LFC_Povey) March 16, 2020