Have you any idea who invented the wold-known term “friend zone”? And how its use became so popular?
The TV series “Friends” invented the “friend zone” in 1994, according to vulture.com.
To be more exact, you can blame Joey Tribbiani for it! The phrase made its first pop appearance on the season-one episode “The Blackout,” in which Joey tells Ross that he doesn’t have a shot with Rachel anymore.