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Entry from March 03, 2020
“What do you call an Instagram celebrity who got coronavirus?"/"An influenzer.”

Social media has “influencers.” “Influenzer” (influenza + influencer) is an obvious portmanteau word.

“What the hell is an influenzer? Did this nigga just call me the flu? I’m having de ja vu” was posted on Twitter by Marjmakh on Marc 28, 2012. “What do you call a blogger with a cold? A social influenzer. #MadeThatFuckerUp” was posted on Twitter by luke on December 9, 2015. “What do Instagram bloggers call the flu?  Influenzer” was posted on Twitter by Kaitie Smith on January 15, 2019.

A riddle was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on March 2, 2020:

Q: What do you call an instagram celeb who got Corona?
A: An influenzer.



Twitter
Marjmakh
@marjmakh
What the hell is an influenzer? Did this nigga just call me the flu? I’m having de ja vu.
4:53 PM · Mar 28, 2012·erased675638

Twitter
luke
@redballoonluke
@darraghdoyle What do you call a blogger with a cold?
A social influenzer. #MadeThatFuckerUp
6:50 AM · Dec 9, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
(b)anal
@jack_schu_
How am I ever going to call myself an influenzer if I’ve never even had a fever Tired faceTired faceTired face
1:17 AM · Nov 29, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Willie Orbison
@willieorbison
My content is so contagious, you could call me an influenzer.
9:32 PM · Mar 16, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
They’re! Their! Theré!
@AndrewJReichart
What do you call an Instagram model with a bad cold?
An influenzer
11:29 PM · Aug 6, 2018·TweetCaster for Android

Twitter
Kaitie Smith
@kaptainkaitie
What do Instagram bloggers call the flu?  Influenzer
10:15 PM · Jan 15, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Jud Widing
@judwiding
what do you call someone with a large social media following who convinces people to get sick
an influenzer
4:01 PM · Mar 17, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
sarah
@sarahu4ia
hey guys what do u call a virus with a lot of social media followers: 
Influenzer
9:10 PM · Apr 24, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Jamie L. Rotante
@Jamitha
If someone with a million followers on social media got sick, would you call them an influenzer?
7:54 PM · May 2, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Urban Dictionary
Influenzer
Person with the flu who insists on sharing it with the public by not staying home .
Sally gained notoriety as an influenzer when she refused to stay home from work when suffering from the flu
#carrier#public menace#cooties#germsharer
by sheila in the car June 19, 2019

Twitter
Aaron Patterson
@tenderlove
If you don’t get a flu vaccination, does that make you an influenzer?
2:12 AM · Oct 6, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Charles T. Stella
@CharlesTStella
What do you call an ill social media star?
An Influenzer.
Drum Ba Dum Tsss Drum
9:47 AM · Nov 5, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Elizabeth is 100% That Witch
@InstantSunrise
What do you call an instagram user when they get sick?
An influenzer.
1:16 AM · Dec 10, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Chris Denker (DenkOps)
@thechrisdenker
What do you call a YouTuber with a high fever?
An influenzer.
You’re welcome
1:43 PM · Jan 25, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
PatriotWarrior7
@PatriotW7
Replying to @SocialAnxietyG3
How about, “Hey, do you know what they call the flu for YouTubers/ Streamers? It’s called ‘InFluenzer.’ “
11:00 PM · Feb 27, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/NAtionalniHIlist March 2, 2020
What do you call an instagram celeb who got Corona?
An influenzer.
COMMENTS
m_bowker-brown
Only if they go viral

Twitter
Alex Cheney
@abc7alexcheney
What do you call an instagram celeb with Corona virus?
Everyone: 
Me: an influenzer
8:34 AM · Mar 2, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

LaffGaff
INSTAGRAM CELEBRITY
By laffgaff March 3, 2020
What do you call an Instagram celebrity who got coronavirus?
An influenzer.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Tuesday, March 03, 2020 • Permalink