You might not have said it out loud, but you know it’s true: memes are a core element of global culture. No matter where you are on the globe, they’ve dominated the internet, your group chats, and your everyday conversations.
Every month we get a new format, a new character accompanied by a set of text that for some wild reason we all find relevant. They’re so ingrained in our lives that you can literally track the year through the rise of a meme.
As the year comes to an end, we’ve decided to do exactly that. These are the memes you might have forgotten about, but unequivocally defined 2019.
Sorry to This Man
“Didn’t you use to talk to—“
— Mel (@TheBaddestMitch) September 13, 2019
Hot Girl Summer
Storm Area 51
My alien after I break her out of Area 51 and tell her it’s a hot girl summer pic.twitter.com/q6N9XeBHFf
— Lex🦋 (@33lexg33) July 12, 2019
Looking at myself naked in the mirror pic.twitter.com/qtAJympbBi
— lil adam (@MaxxAtom) August 11, 2019
@koobydoobydoobydoovsco girl makes you feel welcome on ur first day #foryou #foryoupage #pookashell #vsco #vscogirl♬ original sound – koobydoobydoobydoo
Job Interviewer: Describe a situation when you went above and beyond for a customer?
— Zach Ball (@RealZachBall) January 25, 2019