GIF: the black lady opens the door with a wide grin and a sashaying walk! Caption: It’s me! Your friend who describes memes!
Everyone loves memes, yeah? Yes, says drawing of blonde, bearded man the Yes Chad. So what’s better than hearing the latest described to you using simple words?
Whenever my buddies and I get together, I’m filling them in on the latest memes, reacting in memes and acting memes out. I know, I am so random. I cannot believe I just did that.
After all, memes are a part of communication now. Why shouldn’t I manifest them verbally? Imagine a picture of a gleaming futuristic landscape: this is the future if we all talk using memes.
I know them all, and I assume everyone else does. Sometimes I’ll just precede phrases with ‘condescending Wonka!’ And when people say ‘What, the thing you see on Facebook?’ I say ‘DiCaprio pointing at the TV!’
But if my audience is inexpert in the language of memes, I’ll help them. ‘You know, I’m something of a meme expert myself’, I explain, while describing the memetic history of that particular screengrab from a Spider-Man film.
Even if they hate memes I’m not dissuaded. Unpopular opinion swords meme, I tell them, casual and unbothered. And they know exactly which one I mean.
So look out for me in your workplace, your pub, your home. Taking the time to replace normal human interaction with verbally described memes.