The Sksksk And I Oop Save The Turtle Shirt! As the VSCO girl trend continues to become popular on social media, group culture is changing the way teenagers communicate. VSCO girls, an online identity that has emerged from apps like TikTok and Instagram, mention millennials and Gen Zers, who dress and act in almost indistinguishable ways. In addition to a lifestyle including hair ties, reusable straws, and oversized T-shirts, the VSCO girl identity also includes a language, made up of memes and expressions on the internet.
But this language is not new, because it originated in the LGBT black community before it was accepted by VSCO girls and the Sksksk And I Oop Save The Turtle Shirt! According to one of the most common phrases used among those who identify as VSCO girls are, Sk Skksksk, used to express surprise, shock or excitement, according to Know Your Meme. The phrase, often typed out, means to show you are responding by pressing frantic buttons on your keyboard and can be used instead of oh, god or jokes. The all-capture reaction can also be used to show confusion.
Before being used by VSCO girls, this phrase was used in ASMR videos, where people would repeat SK SK’s sound, according to know Your Meme. However, the origin of the phrase goes further, with BuzzFeed pointing out that Sk Skksksk originated from the black LGBT community and the Sksksk And I Oop Save The Turtle Shirt! Before the VSCO girls were even a thing, Sksksk was also associated with the ‘stan’ community. that Stan Twitter is known for using phrases from black women and black LGBT culture.