Duolingo is a language learning app and its mascot, Duo, is this cute green owl who reminds you daily to use the app. According to Know Your Meme, the Evil Duolingo Owl is "a series of parodies of the mascot for the language learning application Duolingo. In these memes, Duo, the Duolingo owl, is a dangerous teacher, who threatens users when they do not use the application." Here is the original meme created back in 2017.
However, on March 26, the meme started trending after Duolingo posted this ominous tweet.
Since then the Internet has been taking the meme to new levels. Here are some of the best examples.
the duolingo owl when you try to skip a day of spanish pic.twitter.com/nZonngFOIo—
the duolingo owl when you try to skip a day of spanish pic.twitter.com/nZonngFOIo(@dcbrevs) March 28, 2019
wife: there’s someone at the door— peyote (@peyton_c26) March 28, 2019
me: is it the duolingo owl?
me: [slams fist on table] IS IT THE DUOLINGO OWL
wife: it couldn-[looks outside] omg it is
me: [grabs shotgun] i knew this day would come https://t.co/XCz1u1EFNA
The duolingo owl waiting to attack when it's 11:59pm and I still haven't done my daily lesson pic.twitter.com/uQwzwzJJcv— mood™ (@randomtweetsidk) April 1, 2019
Me: Hasn't been on duolingo for 24h— °Ali° (@AliSaysKick) April 1, 2019
Duolingo owl: pic.twitter.com/56Z8aWPNKl
Duolingo owl please not the kids oh god oh fuck please no https://t.co/A2T5octjhP— Wig Wog (@EdibleDisappoin) March 30, 2019
I love the Duolingo owl meme pic.twitter.com/Bc9lAokrMb— Flouncy Magoo (@baconinasuit) March 30, 2019
Me: misses one French lesson— Kayla (@kaylaakylee3) March 31, 2019
The Duolingo owl: pic.twitter.com/FFBwELfBMW
Then on April 1, Duolingo posted this to Twitter and fueled the fire.
The moment you've all been d?r?e?a?d?i?n?g? waiting for...— Duolingo (@duolingo) April 1, 2019
Introducing Duolingo Push! We're taking notifications out of your phone and into the real world. Yup: Duo the Owl will literally show up to remind you to practice so you never miss a lesson.
They are self aware— Kinzoku (@KinzokuKitsune) April 1, 2019
me: *forgets to practice italian*— pooja (@poo___ja) April 2, 2019
duolingo owl: pic.twitter.com/NortJ5ScIp
the duolingo owl fucked my wife— rory (@houstonoutIaws) April 1, 2019
Duo the Duolingo owl is my sleep paralysis demon pic.twitter.com/Ei9glxXD3A— Mariya Struts (@MariyaStroodle) April 2, 2019
Therapist: Duolingo Owl isnt real, its not going to hurt you.— sid (@achievemarvel) April 1, 2019
Duolingo Owl: pic.twitter.com/MKHMqfZSj4
the duolingo owl is a war killing machine. he will obliterate anything and anyone in his path. he will destroy everything he comes into contact with, and won't dare to stop until the blood of everyone who failed to complete their daily spanish lessons is smeared across the globe. https://t.co/ueL9cgKXG2— (@eijrou) April 1, 2019
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