From introducing new methods of communication to how much time we spend on our phones to virtual currency. The internet and social media has changed so much of our societal landscape. It’s certainly influenced how we communicate via emojis, hashtags, and even created amalgams of existing words such as telehealth, photobombs, Bitcoin Casino, Bluetooth, and the subject of this post: Headphones Dino Bones.
Where Did Headphones Dino Bones come from?
The phrase “Headphones Dino Bones” originated on Instagram in particular a user-generated, celebrity sighting and gossip account called DeuxMoi. The account became insanely popular in 2019 before catching fire during the pandemic. The account now has over 1.6 million followers and sells merchandise.
Headphones Dino Bones Defined
So if you follow the DeuxMoi, you know that the anonymous admin re-posts sightings of celebrities all over the United States and beyond. As part of the draw, DeuxMoi also post mostly-unchecked rumors and gossip about celebrities and that’s where Headphones Dino Bones came about.
So who is Headphones Dino Bones? It’s the site’s nickname for Leonardo DiCaprio as the former child star and current A-Lister has been rumored to have an affinity for wearing headphones when getting down to business as well as having a unique hobby that only the wealthy could afford. To be more clear, we’ll quote this 2020 DeuxMoi interview with Elle Magazine:
Some celebs have their own nicknames: “Headphone Dino Bones” is DiCaprio, because, well, in addition to the aforementioned sex headphones, he apparently also collects dinosaur bones. “Cries a Lot” is Anne Hathaway, who readers claim is often sobbing in the street.
Why do they call Leonardo DiCaprio by Headphones Dino Bones if actually calling him by his actual name take a lot less effort? It’s definitely not the efficiency. Best we can tell it’s equal parts insult and DeuxMoi inside joke. Consider yourself in the know now.
For more DeuxMoi inside jokes, you can check out this Reddit thread.