The Brief: "I know a spot" Twitter memes follow the script "X be like I know a spot and take you to Y."

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On Twitter, “I know a spot” memes reference someone trying to impress a date by taking them to a cool spot to poke fun at dating habits, quirks, stereotypes, and more via puns, wordplay, and general jokes. The meme format fills in the blanks of: “X be like I know a spot and take you to Y.”

https://twitter.com/se1fcontrol/status/1276932940677562368

According to Know Your Meme, this format started with a tweet by @imanekwan that went “guys be like ‘i know a spot’ and then take u to burnaby mountain,” which references a popular hiking spot in British Columbia. From there, variations on the format took off, spreading to brand Twitter, anime Twitter, astrology Twitter, and pretty much every other internet subculture or community.

Different iterations of the format riff on pop culture references, celebrity behavior, song quotes, science, politics, literature, and more, demonstrating how easily adaptable the script is to a wide variety of situations.

https://twitter.com/decafdana/status/1277446855438356481

“I know a spot” memes are reminiscent of “what if we kissed” memes in that they may suggest non-traditional date sites. In addition to Twitter, they’re now popular on Instagram and elsewhere.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCB_EykDMOA/

https://twitter.com/feralsapphic/status/1276916095383941126

https://twitter.com/SusannaLHarris/status/1277608528082059267

Sean Kingston knows a spot and will Take You There

https://twitter.com/exhomosexuaI/status/1277573355860832257

COD’s official Twitter got in on the fun:

https://twitter.com/CallofDuty/status/1277686740531068929

A too-real #Lockdown meme:

https://twitter.com/InternetHippo/status/1277662256231100418

https://twitter.com/animexvisual/status/1277609937548558337

https://twitter.com/angelizabeth_/status/1277467688659386368

A great meme for transit-oriented teens:

On abolition:

https://twitter.com/lycheemoji/status/1277355988027408386

Out, out damned spot!

https://twitter.com/june_lastname/status/1277322297045651461