‘Where are you from?‘: New hometown meme leaves desi Twitter in splits
Anyone, who has grown up in a small town or city and moved to a bigger one later, has surely encountered this one annoying question: Where are you from? Twitter has the perfect reply.india Updated: May 31, 2018 15:15 IST
Anyone, who has grown up in a small town or city and moved to a bigger one later, has surely encountered this one annoying question: Where are you from?
It is fairly easy to talk about your hometown to people with decent geographical knowledge but there are some who look for specifics like popular landmarks, history or food habits associated with that particular region or state.
A new meme on Twitter has perfect replies to such questions. The format is simple. You pose the dreaded question and after unsuccessfully explaining where you grew up, you try to wind up the discussion and vent out your frustration, but with sarcasm.
According to knowyourmeme.com, an “online encyclopedia for memes”, the earliest known example of the format appeared on one Twitter user @JayyWavve’s timeline in October last year. But, the format saw a resurgence in May to become a crowdsourced thread about people sharing their turn-offs.
Desi Twitter was quick to lap up the trend to churn out hilarious memes.
Can you relate to any of these replies while explaining your roots?
Where are you from?— Nistula Hebbar (@nistula) May 30, 2018
"Oh, achcha, Bangalore"
Me:"No no, Mangalore"
"Sure, Do you get many mangoes there?"
Me:"we live inside the sea, have gills for noses and set dosas for paper". https://t.co/brNBILkt9Z
"Where are you from?"— darpan singh (@darpans) May 29, 2018
"Where in Bihar?"
"What’s that near?"
"Between a hic and a kick "
"It’s part of a dry state but borders a wet one . Every child takes UPSC exam, sings lollypop lagelu, and thekua is the only food we bring from home" https://t.co/v1HM9I8Hjy
"Where are you from?"— Faysal (@_Faysal) May 29, 2018
"Where in Kashmir?"
"What’s that near?"
"Between India and Pakistan"
"It’s where India and Pakistan go to picnic. Led Zeppelin discovered us, our skin is like that Cashmere sweater and we drink Pashmina for beer. https://t.co/54s8qfgyKA
"Where are you from?"— Subhashish Panigrahi (@subhapa) May 31, 2018
"Isn’t everyone there a tribal?"
"True, you should go back from where you came from, and let us indigenous people live here." https://t.co/1wIKVndbzD
guy: Where are you from?— Tabish Javed (@shohdah) May 31, 2018
me: silence followed by chewing, followed by weird hand gestures followed by more silence
** guy walks away**
me (spits paan masala after 5 mins): Kanpur se hain bhai https://t.co/kx8CsNvTOG
Where are you from?— S (@GrumbleBee_) May 30, 2018
Me: "No, Allahabad"
"Acha dry state mei kaise rehte ho?"
Me: "UP is not a dry state"
"UP? Isn’t Ahmedabad in Gujarat?" https://t.co/d5fZhSS600
Where are you from?— SD (@JustABrainThing) May 30, 2018
Oh, how is 'Vikas' doing?
Me: 😩😩😩 https://t.co/4f0ANsG7F7
"Where are you from?"— Big Daddy (@warpathed) May 30, 2018
"Oh, Bengal? Aami tomake bholo bashi"
"No. And No. Its Bhubaneswar, Odisha"
"Rosogulla!! Puchka!! Jal khabo?"
"I give up"
*Hands a basic India map. And exits right. https://t.co/NCFJngn2q7
"Where are you from?"— Dr. Karlapu Kiran Kumar (@scarysouthpaw) May 31, 2018
"Oh. I love Hyderabad and it's Biryani"
"Dude. I'm not from Hyderabad. And Biryani isn't my cuisine"
"Oh. Then you are from that new place Amaravati?"
"Dude. They built that city like
....last year. I'm from Vizag" https://t.co/k0jZHRL4Ox
Where are you from?— Donbratman (@donbratman) May 31, 2018
Me: I was born in Delhi,
"Oh. Is that.."
Me: Then moved to Hyderabad where I did my schooling
"Oh. The biryani.."
Me: Then went to Thanjavur to do my engineering,
"Oh. The temple.."
Me: Then I worked in Chennai for 4 years,
"Sorry. I have a meeting to attend" https://t.co/ATeKxQ7V72
"Where are you from?"— Shruti (@Physio_Shruti) May 29, 2018
"Where in Himachal?"
"Is it near Shimla?"
"Yes. Yes, there's no Himachal outside of Shimla and Manali. I've apple orchards in my backyard and our family outings include mandatory marijuana puffs" https://t.co/v1uZneAobi
Where are you from?— saket suryesh (@saket71) May 31, 2018
"Aap UPSC ka taiyyari Kar rahe ho?"
"Pistol banaa lete ho?"
Slap a khaini and placing it carefully in the mouth, reply-
Me: "Dhut Budbak" https://t.co/sKSxDmhcLK
First Published: May 31, 2018 15:11 IST