Name OriginAlthough the word “Philosoraptor” appears on the original t-shirt design, the word Philosoraptor has been found prior.
One of the earliest mentions of a philosoraptor on the web was posted by Hope, age 10, KY, USA; December 28, 1998 on the children’s site echantedlearning.com
I like the philosoraptor because it spits an acidy type of substance in its victims eyes. I saw this dinosaur in the movie Jurassic Park and I did a report on it also. This dinosaur is da bomb.Philosoraptor also appeared on Urbandictionary July 19th, 2008.
Also, there was a YTMND, http://philosoraptor.ytmnd.com/ created March 30th, 2007 yet has only been viewed under 1500 times and did not result in any kind of fad. As of December 7th, 2009 it is the only Philosoraptor YTMND. However, Template 2 of the Memegenerator Philosraptor uses the same image as this YTMND.
As is self-evident, the name “Philosoraptor” is a combination of the words philosopher and velociraptor. Because of the similar sound of the two words, it is quite likely that different people arrived at the concept of a Philosoraptor independent of one another.
As Memegenerator memes go, the common comparison of measure is “Advice Dog”, the meme that gave memegenerator a reason for being.
The largest peak in Philosoraptor queries began in December of 2008, two months following Smith’s copyright.