Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm is all the characters on the QWERTY keyboard. It is mostly used in situations of boredom, when there’s no proper means of entertaining ourselves, so we google it.
The word can also be found in working environments, to trick bosses. People often type or search for the word, in order to make a more productive impression of them.
Origin of the term
The QWERTY type of keyboard was created in 1873 by E. Remington and Sons in 1873. The keyboard became a success a few years later, in 1878, with the rise in popularity of the Remington No. 2 typewriter.
It was only after the distribution of this keyboard, that the internet phenomenon could be born.
The origins of its use are shrouded in mystery, though it is most probably first used by people on boring IT class and work, where websites are often blocked, forcing people to find an alternate way of entertainment, and filling an empty, white paper with endless characters… but less meaning.
Spread of the term
The age of the internet saw the rise in popularity of searches concerning Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm.
With lots of curious and bored people around, answers and explanations are widespread, concerning the true meaning and usage of the word.
- Urban Dictionary – Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm