FUS RO DAH: Skyrim Shout Becomes Latest YouTube Video Meme


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For those who have been playing Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, you might not have discovered the latest video meme yet, probably because you've been playing so much Skyrim. However, the power of FUS RO DAH is taking over the internet. Specifically, YouTube.

It all started with this video, which came out before Skyrim even released. Who would have guessed that it would have lead to the latest craze.

The powerful shout, which can only be learned by a dragon-born, i.e. your Skyrim character, has now become one of the most fun phrases to shout. In game, the shout causes a shockwave to stun and push away enemies. Its translation means "Force Balance Push".

In essence, that's what these videos illustrate. Some force, unbalancing, and pushing. Sometimes many people or goats being pushed.

I'm sure as the craze continues, we'll keep seeing more FUS RO DAH's make their rounds. Have you seen a video that really captured the essence of the shout? What has been your favorite FUS RO DAH so far? I have to go with the entire congregation getting pushed back.

People are really getting into the spirit on Twitter as well.

Brilliant there's a Kinect mod for Skyrim on PC with voice activation. Thousands of people yelling FUS RO DAH at their screens ftw #fusrodah 23 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Got an 85% on my speech because #FUSRODAH 33 minutes ago via txt · powered by @socialditto

Dammit. I fusrodah'ed in my house in whiterun and sent pots and pans flying. I'm not cleaning this up. #skyrim 11 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto