In a video that surfaced last year, a woman from Karachi, Pakistan was seen ranting against the government. In her angst, she spewed a list of expletives and claimed that the ‘gormint’ has been sold (Yeh bik gayi hai gormint). Now, this video has caught the fancy of social media, and it has taken no time for memes to do the rounds on various social media platforms. T-shirts with the hashtag, #YehBikGayiHaiGormint, have become popular all over. Not only have we desis come up with ingenious jokes, this format has also reached the US. Remember protestors at a rally opposing Donald Trump government’s ban on muslim immigrants? The gormint talk reached there too. From absurd to downright hilarious — here are some popular ones.
A video grab of the interview where the woman has ranted about the government.
A new brand of chewing gums and mouth fresheners?
Pun-tastic tur of events.
The meme-makers have not even spared popular television shows. (Instagram/tanmaybhat)
Rehashing old memes in new avatars.
Pakistani writer and journalist’s take on pop icons in India.
What every girl wants to hear.
Making it rhyme was never more easy.
The Karachi woman is now the face of a new revolution. (Twitter/All India Bakchod)
Well, as far as advices go, this one is on point.
The slogan has also made its way to protests against the Trump government.