Yeh gormint gormint kya hai? Social media memes on #YehBikGayiHaiGormint
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Yeh gormint gormint kya hai? Social media memes on #YehBikGayiHaiGormint

Trust social media to pick an issue and spin it into a viral topic. In one such latest instance, the interview of a Pakistani woman has been turned into #YehBikGayiHaiGormint jokes, memes and posters at protests.

more lifestyle Updated: Feb 18, 2017 07:27 IST
Etti Bali
Etti Bali
Hindustan Times
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The meme has garnered popularity in not just India, but has crossed over to the US also.

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.

First Published: Feb 17, 2017 19:57 IST