Sun 15 January 2023 11:02, UK

Stuck on the meaning behind the “Waffle House Has Found A New Host”? You’re not the only one.

If you’ve come across this phrase flooding the comments of YouTube videos or have seen it in a meme, you may have questions about its origins.

It has been described as a “comment plague” as comments sections are being flooded by users writing “The Waffle House Has Found Its New Host.”

Let’s take a look at its meaning as it becomes the latest copypasta in the internet’s vernacular.

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Johnny RaZeR explains how ‘The Waffle House Has A New Host’ came to be

On January 14, the phrase ‘The Waffle House Has A New Host’ took over the YouTube arena. Shortly after, YouTuber Johnny RaZeR posted an explanation to the phrase’s meaning, claiming that he started the copypasta.

“This is a phrase that is going to haunt me for the rest of my life,” Johnny said in the video. “By explaining it to you, you’re now part of the bit and you are recruited to join the fight.”

“It has evolved from a bit to a force of nature,” Johnny continues. “Two days ago, I made a video of a bad psy op [psychological operations] idea where I intended to prank the internet for a couple of days by having my viewers put a phrase in the comments section of every video they watched.”

Johnny RaZeR requested that his viewers come up with the phrase which would be rolled out as a copypasta on January 31. This is what Johnny describes as his “first mistake.”

On the meaning: ‘I know just as much as you’

Given that Johnny RaZeR did not come up with the phrase ‘The Waffle House Has A New Host’, he touches on what it could mean in his video explainer.

“As for the meaning of the quote itself, honestly, I know just as much as you. I’m pretty sure it’s just a reference to cursed waffle houses, which has been a bit of a running gag on my channel.”

Waffle Housers believe you ‘weren’t supposed to explain’ the meaning

On Johnny RaZeR’s video, some viewers are of the view that the meaning behind ‘The Waffle House Has A New Host’ should not have been explained. Just like Fight Club, this was never supposed to be discussed out in the open.

Part of the bit is the copypasta’s supposed randomness. But for those who are repeatedly coming across the phrase on social media, inevitable curiosity arose.

Another copypasta came before ‘The Waffle House Has A New Host’

Since ‘The Waffle House Has Found Its New Host’ erupted as the latest phrase to takeover YouTube, viewers can’t help but draw comparisons with its predecessors.

This time last year, YouTuber JellyBean encouraged their following to repost the phrase “It’s not a mistake, it’s a masterpiece” across all videos’ comment sections.

The spam phrase appeared in comments sections in the United States and around the world throughout the month of January 2022. Johnny RaZeR appears to have created a repeat, although he has pleaded that the spam ends by January 31, 2023.

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