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The term was coined in 2012 by the British rap artist Lethal Bizzle while playing a video game with his cousin, Arsenal soccer player Emmanuel Frimpong. It quickly became popular, partly due to the fact that it is also the surname of the popular British actor Dame Judi Dench.