S[he] Be[lie]ve[d] (Sbeve) is a variety of the phrase “she believed,” which uses brackets or parentheses to feature the words “he lied.” While posts taunting the phrase and similar quotes first appeared in February 2018 on Twitter, the other hidden word Sbeve was circulated on Reddit in late Walk 2019.
The earliest known variety of the phrase was submitted in a remark to a blog entry titled “Incredible Usernames are Usually Puns or Plays on Words,” originally published on the blog EvanMarcKatz.com on November fifteenth, 2008. In the comments section of the post, a user identified as Rach responded with “S(he) be(lie)ve(d)” using parentheses to feature “he lied” (shown below).
On November fifth, 2009, Blogspot blogger Eloquenthearts published a blog entry which contained “s(he) be(lie)ve(d),” using parentheses to feature “he “lied.”
On January 1st, 2010, Metropolitan Dictionary user nonbiased1234 uploaded a definition for the phrase “s[he] be[lie]ve[d]”. With the words “he lied” put in brackets, the phrase can be read both as “she believed” and “he lied” at the same time. On Spring eighteenth, 2011, user mydria added a definition for the phrase “s[he’s] br[ok]en”, interpreted both as “she’s messed up” and “he’s alright”.
On April 28th, 2015, Twitter user @Miguelixto_ tweeted “s(he) be(lie)ve(d) (sbeve)”. The tweet did not acquire significant acknowledgment until on April ninth, 2019, a screenshot of it was posted to/r/me_irl subreddit and on Twitter. The tweet accumulated over 480 retweets and 1,100 likes inside 24 hours since its rediscovery.
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On February tenth, 2018, Twitter user @Scarlet4UrMa posted “some relatable statement account in 2009: s(he) be(lie)ve(d) my 13 yr old ass:”, joining a response GIF.  The post gained over 89,000 retweets and 229,000 likes, with some comments featuring the way that the phrases could be interpreted as “sbeve” and “sbren” instead. On February eighteenth, 2018, Redditor ohsopoor posted the screenshot of the tweet in/r/im14andthisisdeep subreddit, with the highest-upvoted remark being the word “sbeve”.
On January 26th, 2019, Reddit user ILikeMultipleThings posted a screenshot of a talk conversation wherein a person replied to the statement with the word “sbeve” in/r/comedyheaven subreddit, where it gained over 25,700 upvotes in two months (shown below, left). A repost in/r/TooMeIrlForMeIrl subreddit gained over 7,400 upvotes in the same period. On February twelfth, Redditor theprince_627 combined the picture with a Skyrim Skill Tree response, acquiring over 13,800 upvotes in/r/dankmemes subreddit (shown below, right).
On February 28th, 2019, Twitter user @curledbitch made a post similar to @Scarlet4UrMa’s tweet, which gained over 41,000 retweets and 119,000 likes in one month. On Spring 23rd, Redditor romanziske made a similar post with a Crying Feline response picture in/r/dankmemes subreddit, where it gained over 80,500 upvotes in two days (shown below).
Before long, numerous posts ridiculing “s[he] be[lie]ve[d]”, “s[he’s] br[ok]en” and other similar quotes and picture macros appeared in various subreddits, including/r/dankmemes and/r/im14andthisisdeep.
Tik Tok user @fitmebit uploaded the sound “I made this sound in 2016” which is a remix of “Much to Your dismay” by Alex and Sierra. The sound has been used in over 246,000 videos as of April 3rd 2019.
On January 30th, 2019, TikTok user @cassiekelly_ uploaded a video in which she highlights “he’s alright cause he always lied” in the handwritten text “She’s messed up because she always believed” (shown below). The clasp has gained over 314,200 likes in two months.
Tik Tok users began taunting @cassiekelly_’s post with their own reditions using the same sound. On Spring 31st, @charlie posted a video that accumulated over 120,000 likes in seven days (shown below, left). The same day @gmoney upload another clasp which has garnered over 81,200 likes in seven days (shown below, focus). The following day, @neil posted the most mainstream rendition which gained over 146,000 likes in three days (shown below, right).
Billie Eilish “sHE’s Messed up”
On August 1st, 2015, recording artist Billie Eilish posted the song “sHE’s Messed up” on SoundCloud. Inside four years, the song has recevied more than 2.4 million plays, 57,000 favorites and 2,000 reblogs (shown below).
After four years, after the resurgence of the S[he] Be[lie]ve[d] image, on Spring 30th, 2019, Twitter user @neverhadit99 posted a screen catch of the YouTube page for the song, showcasing the comments to the song wherein commenters marveled at the title. The post received more tahn 11,000 retweets and 62,000 likes in under two weeks (shown below, left).
The next day, Twitter user @pusangalat shared the post and tweeted, “did they not discover she believed s(he) be(lie)ve(d) in 2012????” The post received more than 5,600 retweets and 29,000 likes in 24 hours (shown below, right).