One person, one phrase, the leading internet memes and trends
It is close to the end of the year as 2009 enters its final month. In 2009, what internet memes have you heard, or have you said any exceptionally shocking/amusing? Share it with everyone!
There are currently 22 pages of replies suggesting many interesting and funny phrases that have become popular trends on the Chinese internet. Below, I have selected and translated some that I am personally familiar with or have seen often. You may also recognize them from some of the translated comments in chinaSMACK’s past posts. I have included the original Chinese text, which may be more helpful for some of you to better understand the internet meme and why it is popular:
What brother is smoking is not a cigarette, but loneliness!
Brother, excuse me, you are blocking my mobile phone’s reception.
Lei Feng does good things without seeking recognition, but records everything in his diary.
Obama, do you still remember Xia Yuhe on the bank of Daming Lake?
Behind every Ultraman success is a silent beaten little monster.
Life, is like a coffee/tea table, with cups placed all over it…
Even the most niu Chopin cannot express my sadness.
Happily watching commercials, how did a television drama suddenly appear? [complaint that there are more commercial than programming on television these days]
Doesn’t matter if he uses a black cat or a white cat, any mouse that doesn’t get caught is a good mouse.
[Refers to famous Deng Xiaoping quote]
Love is like poop, upon flushing, it will never come back~ Love is like poop, the it comes, you can’t stop it even if you wanted to~ Love is like poop, every time it is the same yet not quite the same~ Love is like poop, sometimes after trying hard for a long time only results in a fart!
If the sun does not come out, I will not go to work; If it comes out, I will just continue sleeping!
Too many swindlers, not enough fools left.
Don’t be obsessed with brother, brother is only a legend~
I replied to a post on a whim.
Haha~ I am not a reckless man, but when I get reckless, I am no longer a man…
Women are made of water, in order to cater to them, men are destined to one by one become cups.
Life is like rape, if you cannot fight it, you must learn to enjoy it!
The world is ours, and also our sons’, but ultimately that bunch of grandsons’
[‘Grandson’ also has a negative meaning, like “bastard”]~~
从未在超越 , 一直在模仿!
Never surpassed, always imitated!
[Probably referring to Michael Jackson]
Don’t be obsessed with sister, sister will make you vomit blood.
I am confident there will be that one guy who enters the world meant to endure my abuse.
Sorry, you know too much!
Taiwan, your mother is calling you back home to eat for her 60th birthday!
Give me a young girl and I can create a ethnicity/nationality!
Just because this tiger is not angry, you think I am HELLO KITTY?
You told me to get lost, so I got lost. You tell me to come back, sorry, I’m too far gone.
Waking up early in the morning, I thought I had grown bigger, but it turned out my blanket was just sideways…
Hooligans/gangsters are not scary, except if the hooligan/gangster has culture/sophistication…
Give me one hundred chengguan and I can recapture Taiwan!
When being a person, one must be like Edison Chen. When getting a room, one must bring a camera.
The masses who do not know the truth are looking on!
The apple’s most shining moment was falling on Newton’s head!
There are many more but of course many are too difficult to explain in English or just not funny in English. You can see the original post for more.
What are some other internet memes, phrases, or trends that you can remember from this year? From the Chinese language internet? From the English language internet?