The Alternative English Dictionary: an hero

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an hero etymology Originated as a meme on the /b/ board of the 4chan community. It was inspired by a grammatical error in a poem that the classmate of a teenager who committed suicide in 2006 wrote and posted to a MySpace memorial page.Mattathias Schwartz, "[ The Trolls Among Us]", ''The New York Times'', 3 August 2008
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (Internet, slang) To commit suicide.
    • 2009, 9 May, henri, Re: NOMINATION - Bill Jillians/"<p>sychotic <c>hicken" For KotM & CotM .. (was) Re: hey guys ... anyone want in on a flame war I'm starting between 2 groups ,!original/,, “So an hero already.”
    • 2012, Parmy Olson, We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency, Little, Brown and Company (2012), ISBN 9780316213530, unnumbered page: It soon became a trend on 4chan to describe someone as “an hero”—before it morphed into the verb form: “I'm going to an hero.”
    • 2013, Trevor James Zaple, Disappearance, Lulu (2013), ISBN 9781300749301, Chapter 1: So I’m going to an hero on webcam he continued typing and I’ll post the link to the stream in a second.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Internet, slang) One who commits suicide.

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