When this MP asked Twitter what a meme was, safe to say he didn’t get many sensible answers
You’ve got to respect Nicholas Soames for at least trying.
To people who aren’t steeped in millennial culture, no doubt some peculiarly modern trends might be a touch confusing: such as fidget spinners, Snapchat, or memes.
Conservative MP Nicholas Soames found himself particularly bamboozled by memes, so did the sensible thing and asked for help.
Terribly sorry to be such a drip but cld someone kind explain to me exactly what is a "Meme" and how do I get one #embarrassingiknowsorry— Nicholas Soames (@NSoames) July 12, 2017
Well, you would think this would be the sensible thing to do, but Soames doesn’t seem particularly well-versed in the world of Twitter.
Even though his tweet was phrased in the most devilishly polite way (with the added bonus of a hilariously long hashtag), Twitter is not always the best place to seek out serious answers.
No doubt some people aimed to confuse Soames even more, instead of clearing anything up.
It's like a cold covfefe but memeier.— Nick Langdon (@Nickhaywardshea) July 12, 2017
Sweet memes are made of this.....— Shirley Rhodes (@ShirleyRhodes) July 12, 2017
I believe it's the state bird of Hawaii, but I'm not sure how you could get one.— Barron "Devil Rays vs. Gorsuch" Langlois (@EMDLanglois) July 12, 2017
Some just found it rather cute.
Bless— laura mosedale (@mozzamaura) July 12, 2017
One person came up with a rather delightful poem, however it won’t illuminate this meme business for Soames any more.
The MP for MidSussex beams— Andrew Richards (@andrewwr235) July 12, 2017
As he questions us all about memes
But his use of the #
Has made quite a splash
He's not out of touch as he seems
Others drew upon memes in their response – what else?
Luckily, one person wasn’t completely taking the mick out of Soames.
Hopefully Soames can now do some bedtime Wikipedia reading to clear everything up.
Make sure you keep an eye on his Twitter feed, because no doubt it will soon become inundated with memes.