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The G.O.A.T.

Black white image of boxing legend Muhammed Ali

Goat is English for our four-legged friends. But a G.O.A.T. is something quite different. What does G.O.A.T. mean and where does it actually come from?

G.O.A.T. stands for Greatest Of All Time.Not many people can claim to be the G.O.A.T. The acronym is reserved for athletes, musicians and other celebs who are the very best at their thing. For example, Dutch world champion Ireen Wüst is the G.O.A.T. in speed skating. And the American Andrew Dahl is the G.O.A.T. in inflating balloons through your nose. On social media there is often a 🐐 emoji at G.O.A.T. as a pun. That makes every goat shine.

Where does the G.O.A.T. come from? The first G.O.A.T. was boxing legend Muhammed Ali. His fans called him The Greatest. Sometime in the 1990s, it became the Greatest of All Time. Ali was the G.O.A.T. Those who disagreed could fight it out with him in the ring. And we all know how that usually ended. Over time, G.O.A.T. was picked up in popular culture. LL Cool J released an album titled G.O.A.T. – The Greatest Of All Time. Not before long, G.O.A.T. was embraced by the general public. And the rest is history.