What Does Co Za Asy Mean on Youtube?
Co Za Asy: It's Polish for 'FAIL'
You may have noticed the phrase "co za asy" appearing in Youtube comment threads lately.
The term came to web prominence after appearing in the comment thread of a video featured on failblog.org (Couch Mover FAIL, if you haven't seen it yet). The video then got picked up by comedian Ray William Johnson, who, after shouting about the video for a bit, tried to pronounce some of the Polish-language comments.
"Co za asy" translates from Polish as "how ace". Google Translate gives you "what aces", but go figure. In other words, it's being used sarcastically in the face of an epic fail.
How Do You Pronounce Co Za Asy?
Johnson is not a strong Polish speaker, so "co za asy" was the only thing that was vaguely intelligible.
Actually, Ray William Johnson didn't even get "co za asy" right. It's more like "tso sa AHsih", and not "koe zah ASsy".
Youtube comment threads are prone to meme explosions, and this was no exception. People started associating "co za asy" with "FAIL", and the rest was history. It's a fairly safe bet that most commenters are simply parroting it in order to sound like they know what's going on, but that's to be expected from a web population that uses the word "retarted".
The unanswered question, though: why is that one guy moving a couch in his shorts?