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Entry from January 30, 2019
“Volleyball is just a more intense version of ‘don’t let the balloon touch the floor‘“

"Volleyball is just a more intense version of ‘don’t let the balloon touch the floor’” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. “Volleyball smile RT @HahaThatsSOTrue: Playing The Game ‘Dont Let The Balloon Hit The Floor’ is always fun smile #HahaThatsSOTrue” was posted on Twitter by Hernandez on February 10, 2010.

The saying went viral in 2011. “Volleyball is just a more intense version of ‘Don’t Let the Balloon touch the floor!’” was posted on Twitter by R Marshall on January 18, 2011. “Volleyball is the adult version of don’t let the balloon hit the floor” was posted on Twitter by tyler oakley on September 19, 2011.

Volleyball Another name for the game ‘don’t let the balloon touch the floor’” was posted on the Urban Dictionary on December 23, 2012. “Volleyball is just a really intense version of ‘Don’t let the balloon touch the floor’” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on June 22, 2015.


Twitter
Hernandez
@The_Shirls
Volleyball smile RT @HahaThatsSOTrue: Playing The Game “Dont Let The Balloon Hit The Floor” is always fun smile #HahaThatsSOTrue
12:17 PM - 10 Feb 2010

Twitter
R Marshall
@WokaWokaRichard
Volleyball is just a more intense version of ‘Don’t Let the Balloon touch the floor!’
12:18 AM - 18 Jan 2011

Twitter
Stacey ❤
@HollerItsStacey
Volleyball is a more intense version of “don’t let the balloon touch the floor” :D
3:30 PM - 20 Jan 2011

,a href="https://twitter.com/iona_turner/status/28573791940517888">Twitter
Iona
@iona_turner
Volleyball is a more intense version of “Don’t let the balloon touch the floor” (:
5:04 PM - 21 Jan 2011

Twitter
inactive
@lolidontuse
Volleyball is just don’t let the balloon touch the floor with more rules & a harder ball.
8:24 PM - 25 Aug 2011

Twitter
tyler oakley
@tyleroakley
Volleyball is the adult version of don’t let the balloon hit the floor.
8:37 PM - 19 Sep 2011

Twitter
milk
@miilkkk
Volleyball is just a more intense version of “dont let the balloon touch the floor”
12:47 PM - 22 Sep 2011

23 February 2012, Somerset Guardian (Radstock, UK), “Let’s rubbish the idea that dumping litter is acceptable,” pg. 10:
Still, my old pal Dave was smiling broadly after he finally received his tickets for the volleyball event. Until I pointed out that volleyball, rather than being a proper sport, is really nothing more than a livelier version of “Don’t let the balloon touch the floor.” I’ve heard he’s busily seeking a refund.

Urban Dictionary
Volleyball
Another name for the game “don’t let the balloon touch the floor.”
vball volleyball
#volleyball#game#balloon#vball#sport
by MsLukeBryan December 23, 2012

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted byu/LastJourneyHome June 22, 2015
Volleyball is just a really intense version of ‘Don’t let the balloon touch the floor’

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted byu/gaberz24 June 28, 2017
Volleyball is just a really intense version of “don’t let the balloon touch the floor”

Concord (NH) Monitor
Concord Monitor 2017 Fall Sports Awards Lexy Lynch Franklin
Published: 12/15/2017 9:50:42 AM
(...)
What are some misconceptions about your sport?
That people think volleyball is just a long game of ‘don’t let the balloon touch the floor,’ but it is a lot harder than it seems. 

Reddit—Oneliners
Posted byu/madazzahatter January 30, 2019
Volleyball is just a more intense version of “don’t let the balloon touch the floor”.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 • Permalink