20 Best Memes of 2022 (So Far)
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Laugh your way through the year with the most hilarious memes circulating the internet.
New year, new memes! We can’t deny that the past couple of years have been a rollercoaster ride. Sometimes the only way to get through all of the insanity is to laugh, and 2022 is starting off strong with some hilarious memes. There are always good morning memes, happy birthday memes, wholesome memes, cat memes, and dog memes to keep you entertained, but this roundup is all about the best of the best. Let’s take a look at the very best memes that have gone viral this year, and some that are so funny from last year, they’re still keeping us—and the internet—laughing.
Why is it called a meme?
A meme is defined by Merriam-Webster as “an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online, especially through social media.” Before internet memes became popular in the 21st century, British scientist Richard Dawkins first used the term “meme” in his book The Selfish Gene. He defined it as “a unit of cultural transmission.” The term has since developed to describe the internet memes we know today.
What makes a meme?
Memes are typically comprised of funny images and text, which are often used as a form of social or political commentary. A lot of times, a meme will generate hundreds of different interpretations as it gets passed around, usually via social media, text, or e-mail.
Is a GIF a meme?
No, a GIF is not a meme, but they are closely related. A GIF is basically an image file that moves, like a short clip from a movie. The clip is then played on a loop that can be shared on the internet. GIFs differ from memes in their movement (memes are usually stagnant) and unlike memes, they don’t usually make a comment on a social or political issue.
How to make memes
With so many hilarious memes circulating the internet, you may have thought about taking a stab at creating your own. There are various meme apps and tools you can use, such as Canva—which has its own built-in meme generator, Imgur, and even Photoshop.
Best memes of 2022 (so far)
Elmo vs. Rocco since 1999
Elmo/Rocco feud getting me through the week pic.twitter.com/bUB5B4GUrJ
— Jeff Zhang 张佶润 (@strangeharbors) January 6, 2022
Wordle went viral
Me on the last Wordle guess trying to figure out what the word is pic.twitter.com/JMeRMBeZPV
— Capybaras (@CapybaraCountry) January 26, 2022
And so did the Wordle jokes
Me after solving the Wordle puzzle before the last guess pic.twitter.com/I2xUKY7JtD
— The Office Memes (@OfficeMemes_) January 21, 2022
“Not Wordle” rose to popularity
not wordle. just a cosmic brownie
— annie (@makneeac) January 28, 2022
Not a Wordle. This is how many tabs I have open on my work computer.
— Grace Loh Prasad 駱信惠 (@GraceLP) January 24, 2022
Kylie Jenner gave birth to her son, Wolf
stormi and now wolf ?? they trying to build the x-men https://t.co/K7iNY2lJXf
— kira 👾 (@kirawontmiss) February 12, 2022
The CDC says…
The CDC now says a venti iced coffee and two ibuprofen is a balanced breakfast
— Shailin Thomas (@shailinthomas) December 28, 2021
Euphoria season two came out
when using public restrooms already makes you anxious and then someone knocks on your stall pic.twitter.com/NaplvtII6y
— maybe: justin (@just_jenkins) January 18, 2022
And it was a wild ride
The principal of euphoria highschool pic.twitter.com/ZeBbcjrW14
— Corvs🐉 (@Gushieee) January 12, 2022
The Super Bowl memes rolled in
me trying to connect my charger without getting outta bed pic.twitter.com/O3RjKaokwU
— – (@defffkapp) February 14, 2022
Especially about the halftime show
It’s fitting that 50 Cent performs after 2 quarters
— Tyler Bank (@tylerbankmusic) February 14, 2022
And you bet we’re still laughing at these memes from 2021
Zoom jokes live on
me checking if I’m muted after a joke bombs on the zoom pic.twitter.com/RemUEcmXMI
— ye 🌍 (@yedoye_) June 3, 2021
Virtual chaos is in full swing
“I’m here live, I’m not a cat,” says lawyer after Zoom filter mishap.
“I can see that,” responds judge.
— Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) February 9, 2021
If you’re still working remotely, you’ll love these working from home memes.
Mike Wazowski perfectly captured irritable passengers
“GO, GO!! YOU COULDVE GONE” pic.twitter.com/MwXZfwVaZ0
— 🦎 (@VEGGIISTICKS) March 1, 2021
Facebook became meta
— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) October 28, 2021
Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala
— merry kristen🎄 (@kristen_siebs) September 14, 2021
We forgot how to be in the world
i made one lol pic.twitter.com/LhUZuvVTgt
— Gama 💞 (@itsmegama) November 28, 2021
Meryl Streep understood the assignment
Meryl Streep always understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/txfLv9Eqm6
— venla (@paulsonstreep) April 6, 2021
Noodle the pug made each day comical
Yes noodle has bones today. pic.twitter.com/1BAcUzxrwh
— Does Noodle Have Bones (@NoodlesBonesDay) October 18, 2021
If Noodle makes you giggle, these animal memes will also do the trick.
Is everyone on the same page?
Being vaccinated does NOT mean you can invite three men who you believe might be your father to your destination wedding in Greece without telling anyone.
— Lauren Pokedoff (@LaurenPokedoff) April 6, 2021
Now that you’ve laughed (and cried) after reading these funny memes from the past year, we bet these hilarious zodiac memes will crack you up.
- Merriam-Webster: “Meme”