The Brief: The My/Your Pronouns Twitter memes typically see internet users describing their physical attributes, emotional states, and other characteristics rather than their gender using the subject/object format used for pronouns.


Twitter users are poking fun at the widespread use of individuals identifying their pronouns across social media (Twitter, Instagram bios). This is especially common amongst members of the LGBTQ+ community. The most commonly known pronouns are they/them/theirs, she/her/hers, and he/him/his, but there are also neopronouns which are third person gender-neutral pronouns: ze/zir/zem/zeir, xe/xir/xem/xeir, hir/hirself, ae/aer/aerself (fae/fae/faerself).

The my/your pronouns Twitter memes are created by users either splitting a word or combination of words using the forward slash as if to represent subject and object pronouns. Some of these memes are meant to be lighthearted and fun while poking fun at notion of gender being a construct. Rather than identifying their gender, these memes see users describing themselves or others in reference to their current emotional state:

Their physical state of being:

As well as, physical attributes:

This joke has also been used as a semi-progressive pick-up line.

Many took notes:

Some did not:

Others took a more critical and somewhat mean-spirited approach to the trend. This particular meme takes aim at individuals who consider themselves to be a “boss,” describing them as actually being manipulative.

Other pronouns memes:

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