5/7

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread

Meaning


What does 5/7 mean?

5/7 is the rating given to the 1999 movie Fight Club, by Facebook user Brendan Sullivan.

The post became viral on Imgur and turned into an inside joke on the internet, appearing in the comment section of almost any kind of post.

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Origin


What's the origin of 5/7?

“5/7” started out on December 6th, 2015, when Imgur user FreshPrinceofDenmark posted several Facebook screenshots, which featured a user named Robert Graves get on the nerves of others’ in the comments.

One of these screenshots depicted Brendan Sullivan getting torched by Graves, after he rated Fight Club to be a “5/7” movie.

Spread and Usage


How did 5/7 spread?

The sensation spread rapidly, as the screenshots were reposted on FunnyJunk the same day.

Meanwhile, Reddit users started asking around about the “5/7” jokes in the r/OutOfTheLoop subreddit.

More posts would later appear about “5/7” on Imgur and Reddit, not to mention every site where someone rates something to be “5/7”.

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