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.

A Monsters Inc. stoic face meme:

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People have also been making references to Divock Origi, a Belgian soccer player for Liverpool F.C.