This article is about something that is considered by the overpowering majority of /tg/ to be fail.
Expect huge amounts of derp and rage, punctuated by /tg/ extracting humor from it.

"This thread gave me cancer."

"______ is the cancer that's killing /tg/."

From the Greek noun 'karkinos' which meant both the hard-shelled crustaceans you find on the beach, and the hard cysts ("cankers") you find under your skin when you're infected with a plague. When the term is used on 4chan, it means a meme that the speaker fears will kill the host organism (ie. anyone who looks at it), and likely infect others to kill them as well, "degrading" a board and its community as a whole.

Just about anything can be called "a cancer," because butthurt fa/tg/uys will use extreme reactions as a first resort. Some ideas seem to attract this label more than others. Here's a short list:

And to a Lesser ExtentEdit

  • Anything you hate about any site you are on, from your perspective
  • Anything you like about any site you are on, from someone else's perspective

In ConclusionEdit