The joke that went viral and spawned a candidate for U.S. President
So, What Does Bofa Deez Nuts Mean?
Bofa deez nuts is the punchline to a joke that went viral in 2015. Bofa means both of and deez nuts means these testicles.
The joke involves setting someone up to ask what is bofa, preferably on social media where there will be an audience. If someone falls for it and asks the question, you hit them with the punchline and they get roundly ridiculed.
As this joke became so well known, few people are actually likely to fall for it now. Instead, bofa deez nuts is mainly used to make reference to the joke and its punchline.
Male anchor: On tonight’s broadcast we’ll cover BOFA
Female anchor: BOFA?
MA: BOFA deez nuts in your mouth BOOM!
sports guy high fives him.
The collections agency can collect bofa deez nuts fam.
My sister walks in my room and asked me if I knew who bofa was. I was like no who’s that? Then she says bofa deez nuts and walks out #smh.
me to @GoreMiser: the hobbit: bofa is on
me: battle of five armies
me: or bofa deez nuts
*will dies of laughter*
“Yo ask Bofa, man”
“Who dafuq’s Bofa?”
“Bofa DEEZ NUTS!!!”
I wish I hadn’t heard this exchange, but I did.
Jokes relating to deez nuts and bofa deez nuts have been told for many years.
The hip hop artist Dr Dre recorded a track called “Deeez Nuuuts”, which featured on his debut studio album, The Chronic. It was released on December 15, 1992, having been recorded in June 1992 at Death Row Studios in Los Angeles.
The track’s intro includes a deez nuts skit between the rapper Warren G and a woman, which went as follows:
Let me call this old bitch, see what this bitch doing.
Call this bitch, raggedy-ass, shit man.
Nothing, what you doing?
Nothing, just kicking it.
Are y’all done?
Nah, what you gon’ do today?
Um, pick up my clothes from the cleaners, I think I’ll go get my nails done.
Why what’s up?
Aye, did what’s-your-name done get at you yesterday?
Aw shut up nigga.
Toward the end of 2014, the bofa deez nuts joke started to gain popularity and it went viral in 2015.
The first high profile casualty of this meme was the renowned evolutionary biologist and author, Richard Dawkins.
On March 20, 2015, WelvenDaGreat posted a video clip on Instagram, which shows him telling a joke that deez nuts arrived in the mail.
This clip was uploaded on to YouTube on March 24, 2015, and has since had over 30 millions views.
In July 2015, an independent named Deez Nuts filed a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission to run in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
By mid-August 2015, Public Policy Polling showed him to be polling at 8-9% in Iowa, Minnesota and North Carolina. This generated a lot of media attention for the candidate, as well as endorsements from hip hop artists Warren G and Ice T.
On August 19, 2015, it was revealed that Deez Nuts was 15-year old Brady C. Olson of Wallingford, Iowa. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, he said that he created the practical joke “half-trying to break the two-party system, half-frustration with the front-runners.”
The authorities didn’t see the funny side of it though, and in August 2016, the Federal Election Commission announced its intent to punish future satirical candidates for president for submitting false filings with a federal agency.
In a bizarre news story in May 2016, an ISIS fighter was captured in Syria wearing a long sleeve top prominently displaying Deez Nuts, the name of an Australian punk band.
BofA is an abbreviation for Bank of America, a multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the second largest bank holding company in the United States by assets.
BOFA also stands for Breath Of Fresh Air, which means someone or something that makes a situation feel new, different, and exciting.