The Brief: These memes poke fun of situations in which people ask others to prove their interest in something with knowledge about that topic.
It’s an all too common of an experience to express interest in something, only to be immediately quizzed on that topic. Maybe you’ve heard “Oh you like movies? Name every Scorsese film” or “Oh you like The Beatles? Name every song on The White Album.”
“Oh you like this? Name every single one” memes poke fun at the way self-proclaimed experts sometimes try to gatekeep who is ‘allowed’ to be a fan of something based on their breadth of specific knowledge about it.
These memes ask sillier questions than what one might hear in casual conversation…
Oh you like the beach? Name every grain of sand.
Oh you like pop music? Name every one of Miley Cyrus’s pets and Ariana Grande’s tattoos.
Oh you like cinema? Name every line in Bee Movie.
Some of these memes, which usually take the form of a tweet ask people to list infinitely-long strings of information or ask for nonsensical, but highly specific trivia about a topic. This meme format tackles everything from video games to TV shows to celebrities to ontology: the philosophical study of being.
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— 🎃 Coraspook Records 👻 (@coraspect) October 22, 2019
Oh you like ontology? Name all the things
— Beloved public intellectual William James (@WilliamJamesN2O) October 23, 2019
reverend parris to tituba: "oh you like witchcraft? name every witch."
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) October 24, 2019
oh you like men? name every toxic trait
— adam (@brokeangeI) October 22, 2019
oh you like me ? name every single thing about me
— alexia (@birdbrainsz) October 22, 2019
oh you like the earth? name every person
— Bird (@duolingous) October 22, 2019
oh so you like Minecraft? Name every block then
— Ryan (@Krinios) October 21, 2019
oh you like #TheOffice? name every scent in the Serenity by Jan collection.
— 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚏𝚏𝚒𝚌𝚎 (@theofficenbc) October 24, 2019
Oh you like Smash?
Name every spirit in Smash Ultimate in alphabetical order.
— PushHALLOWEENIn (@PushDustIn) October 24, 2019
oh you like math ? name every number
— 🚼🚼🚼 (@LOVEFROGS420) October 22, 2019
oh you like 21 pilots? name every pilot then.
— collin duddy (@LoboExplosivo) October 23, 2019
oh you like building in the sims? name every object.
— Sims Community (@TheSimCommunity) October 23, 2019
Oh you like league of legends? Name every champion's name, abilities, lore, and blood type please.
— Vincent (@Biofrostlol) October 22, 2019