Not a Lambo

Not a Lambo

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About

Not A Lambo is a catchphrase and phrasal template used to describe expensive items purchased with cyptocurrency. The expression can be used to showcase items purchased in earnest and ironic or sarcastic items posted for humorous effect.

Origin

The earliest known usage of the phrase was posted on June 7th, 2017 by Redditor [1] Cptredbeard22, who posted an image of a white car with the thread title "Its not a Lambo, but its my dream car. Thanks ETH [ethereum]!!" The post (shown below) received more than 295 points (93% upvoted) and 100 comments in one year.


COMEDY Its not a Lambo, but its my dream car. Thanks ETH!! redd.it) (i.redd.it submitted 1 year ago by Cptredbeard22 118 comments share save hide give gold report crosspost

Spread

Over the next year, the phrase continued to be used as the thread title of items purchased by people using cryptocurrency earnings. On October 6th, Redditor[2] chobidoo posted an image of the driver's seat of a boat and the title "Not a Lambo but….made in Italy! Thanks ETH, QTUM, DICE, OMG." The post (shown below, left) received more than 500 points (91% upvoted) and 115 comments in 10 months.

The following year, Redditor[4] hangrydog posted an image indicating that their student loans had been paid off. They titled the thread "Not a lambo… but still pretty cool. Thanks /r/CryptoCurrency." The post (shown below, center) received more than 14,000 points (89% upvoted) and 1,000 comments in one year.

On August 11th, 2018, Redditor[3] posted a version in which they featured a picture of the steering wheel of a Ferrari automobile (shown below, right). They titled the thread, "Not a lambo, but mine thanks to BTC."


COMEDY Not a Lambo but....made in Italy! Thanks ETH, QTUM, DICE, OMG (i.redd.it) submitted 10 months ago by chobidoo redditor for 7 days 116 comments share save hide give gold report crosspost META Not a lambo... but still pretty cool. Thanks /r/CryptoCurrency redd. submitted 6 months ago by hangrydog 1032 comments share save hide give gold report crosspost U.S. Department of Education Information about your federal student loan SERVICING PAID IN FULL NOTIFICATION February 6, 2018 Not a lambo, but mine thanks to BTC i.redd.it) submitted 2 days ago by itschrisolson 13 comments share save hide give gold report crosspost 8 5 - IO 3 2


The Ferrari post inspired a wave of variations all using the same title (example below).

Several media outlets covered the meme, including The Next Web,[5] Cryptonews[6] and more.


repetitive Not a lambo, but she's mine thanks to BTC submitted 2 days ago by symta 6 comments share save hide give gold report

Various Examples


Not a Lambo, but she's mine thanks to BTC(redd.it) submitted 2 days ago by ABitcoinAllBot 1 comment share save hide give gold report crosspost repetitive Not a lambo, but she's mine thanks to BTC) (i.redd.it) submitted 2 days ago by greatergoodguyX2 redditor for 7 weeks 5 comments share save hide give gold report Not a lambo, but she's mine thanks to BTC) (upload.wikimedia.org) submitted 2 days ago by TheRastaUnicorn 105 comments share save hide give gold report crosspost
repetitive Not a lambo but my dinner thanks to Bitcoin (i.redd.it) submitted 2 days ago by kokomeows 20 comments share save hide give gold report aruchan Ramen Noodle Soup 0 Chicken Not a Lambo, but she's mine thanks to Bitcoini submitted 2 days ago by fabloisgone redditor for 4 weeks 6 comments share save hide give gold report Not quite a Lambo, but my first treat to myself with Bitcoin earnings (i. submitted 6 months ago by DontTellSmokey 19 comments share save hide give gold report crosspost

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