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January 5: Me and the Boys Watching the Maymay 2 Girls 1 Cup


January 5 will always be a day that is about redemption. Ever since 2007, January 5 has been the anniversary of when “2 Girls 1 Cup” happened, but that all changed in 2019. On January 5, 2019, the meme “Me and the Boys” helped change the stigma of the day forever. This day is also when “maymay” first hit the mainstream, forever ruining how people say the word “meme.”
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Me and the Boys: The Feeling of Togetherness In the Online Space

Me and the Boys” is a catchphrase that started to become used throughout 2019 in reference to a group of boys doing just about anything. While revolved around showing things that happen IRL, the point of the meme was to show a sense of togetherness … no matter how nonsensical. The meme really hit its stride after it was used with the now-iconic villains from the ‘60s “Spider-Man” show, depicting the group of four villains laughing together and having a good time. Read more.
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2 Girls 1 Cup: If You Don’t Know It, Skip This One

2 Girls 1 Cup is perhaps the most well-known piece of Brazilian cinema online. It was a cultural force on the web, helping to create an entire subculture of sites in the early internet age for many via shock sites. In a time before social media was the main place to consume content, things like 2 Girls 1 Cup were found by random links on obscure forum posts or your friend sending you the link while saying “you HAVE to watch this,” something that doesn’t happen as much as it used to. Read more.
 
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Maymay: Mee-mees, May-mays and Mayhem

Maymay” is an incorrect way to say the word “meme,” although it is sometimes said this way on purpose to counter mainstream meme culture. The incorrect pronunciation of meme was mostly in the early days of internet culture as memes began to slowly spread around — the word itself being seen more than heard. Calling them “maymays” quickly went to the wayside as memes began getting news coverage and being said out loud more, now existing only in memory. Read more.
 
 
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