Derp, as Quoted from Urban Dictionary:
A facial expression reminiscent of one who is retarded. It often involves eyes turned in different directions and a stupid smile.
In reply to that idiotic comment, I posted a picture of a retarded facial expression with the caption “This is my derp face.”
Ok, so this definition is a bit harsh. No one likes to be called a “retard”; however, let’s just say that it stands for a goofy face, obviously for fun and laughs. Well, let me tell you, Corgis are the kings and queens of the derping.
Great question. Any smiling is smiling. A smile elicits the expression, “Awww, that is so sweet.” Or, “Oh, I just love Corgis…” with a dramatic warm trailing off of voice. This photo is a Corgi “smile” photo. See the distinct grins. The bright eyes and attention. Feel the warmth building inside of you. Not too wide and toothy, but just enough.
Now, this is a full-on “derp”. A derp elicits a laugh, a chuckle, a guffaw, followed by a strong, “DERP!!!” Or, “Duh…I’m a Corgi.” See the smile, yet see the goofiness in the eyes, the laziness of the expression, kind of a slight smile, but slightly insecure. This is the classic “derp.”
Let’s demonstrate the Corgi “smile” vs the Corgi “derp”
Now, just a series of fantastic derping from the Three Corgis crew
So, there you have it. Yes, this is a long winded explanation of the expression, but now YOU KNOW!!!