You've probably seen the phrase "sco pa tu manaa" on your social feeds a lot lately.
Probably more times than the money in your wallet, as this person tweeted.
If you were like me, you were wondering "What the hell does 'sco pa tu manaa' even mean?" when you first saw it.
Luckily, I did the research for you, so you don't have to wonder any longer.
The viral phrase was first coined by Ghanaian musician Patapaa. He stated the now-popular saying in the music video for his song "Daavi Neba."
As the legend goes, Patapaa is famous for rapping gibberish lyrics in his music and thus the phrase "sco pa tu manaa" is believed to have no real meaning. Yes, really.
However, Twitter users decided to give the random saying a true meaning which roughly translates to "What's your opinion on this?" or "What's your experience?" That explains why you've seen the phrase attached to keywords or images followed by friends or family members sharing thoughts and ~feelings~ on said topic.
It gives people the chance to vent their dislike or express their love for random things.
And the dopeness of black people:
There has been some debate whether "sco pa tu manaa" really means anything. According to Know Your Meme, the phrase translates to "I'll hit you" in Hawaiian. However, when you feed the term into Google Translate, it renders as "You'll find it interesting" in the Hawaiian language.
Nevertheless, most people are already sick of the phrase taking over their timelines.
This person has already muted the expression.
However, many people are still having fun with it.
So, sco pa tu manaa? Do you like the new phrase or find it annoying? Let us know in the comments!
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