What’s in a Meme?
There are some words out there that’ll we’ll just never agree on. Tomato or “tomahto.” GIF with a soft g or a hard g. Finance or finahnce. But not meme.
As most internet-savvy people know, meme is a monosyllabic word that sounds an awful lot like “me” with an m at the end. Pretty self explanatory.
But not for the National League of the MLB’s 2015 MVP Bryce Harper, who just made the internet lose its mind when he mispronounced the word on live TV. Now I can’t tell what’s funnier: his mispronunciation or the internet’s reaction.
Start the slideshow below to hear his bluff as well as see the amazing way people are responding to Harper’s mistake, then SHARE!
Would You Rather?
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It all started as an innocent game of Would You Rather on ESPN’s SportsCenter, when host Scott Van Pelt asked the 23-year-old star baseball player of the Washington Nationals if he’d rather be totally bald or have a poorer home run record.
Harper responds, “I don’t even want to answer that right now, because I know how many meh-mays are going to be out there of me with a bald head.”
It was awesome foresight, but a hilariously wrong pronunciation, and the world reacted immediately.
Now Watch Me Whip
“Watch me whip…watch me maemae”- Bryce Harper, probably pic.twitter.com/GolNpqRogD
— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) November 20, 2015
One of the more obvious allusions to come out of Harper’s mistake was to put him into the hit song “Watch Me (Whip/ Nae Nae)” by Silentó. We can’t get this image out of our heads.