50 “Absolute Unit” Posts That Show Just How Big Things Can Get (New Pics)
There are units, and then there are absolute units. If the latter doesn’t ring a bell, it may be because the odd-sounding term comes from internet culture, where people use it to refer to a large, round animal or object.
It’s a descriptive meme in the family of “smol bean” or “beautiful cinnamon roll,” and you can totally feel somewhat of an affectionate feel about it.
But in order to get to the essence of what being an absolute unit entails, one has to see a real example of it. So Bored Panda has compiled a list full of the absolutest of the units for you to feast on right below, and make sure you check out part 1 right here.
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This Baobab Tree Is Said To Be 6000 Years Old
An Absolute Unit Of A Gray Percheron. This Is The Same Horse 5 Years Apart. They Transition From A Black Coat To A Gray Coat As They Grow Older
The first “absolute unit” meme was born on December 13, 2017, when a Twitter user named @mrreptoid wrote, “In awe at the size of this lad. Absolute unit,” with regards to a photo of British hotelier David Morgan-Hewitt standing next to the Queen of England. Mr. Morgan-Hewitt is a very large lad, indeed.
But it really took off in 2018, with the Museum of English Rural Life tweeting a photograph of ram with a caption “Look at this absolute unit.” Adam Koszary, the museum’s manager who wrote the tweet, amassed 98k likes and more than 27k retweets in the next couple of days.
Monster Maine Coon
An Absolute Tank
An “absolute unit'' is a term that implies a general idea that something or someone is comically oversize. And it can be applied to virtually anything, from objects to animals, to even humans and fashion. Speaking of fashion, much of the oversized trend of the past five years has to do with the image that can be called “absolute unit.” From dad’s sneakers to gigantic jackets, they look both funny, out of proportion, yet somewhat progressive and unmistakably fashionable.
Absolute Units Of Garlic Cloves
Can Tails Be Units? Because Oh My God!
Baa Baa Motherf*©ke®s
This Maine Coon Is An Absolute Unit!
My Dad Used To Take Me To Feed The Buffalo Outside Of Town When I Was Little. We Called This Guy Big Daddy
Absolute Unit Of A Cabbage
This Cucumber Mistaken For A Watermelon
Jesus Christ This Blue Whale
This Chonker Next To My Grandmother
This Big Boy
The Amount Of Fluff On This Dog
This Gargantuan Cold Boi
Bob, I Miss You. 12 Years Ago You Stole My Heart, 7 Years Ago You Passed - I Came Across You In My Old Photos, Hopefully Paying You Homage Is Allowed
Awwwwwwww. Rest In Peace, smol baby of a pup. So so cute. ❤️❤️ Big, old dogs are the sweetest creatures on earth.
Some Big Boi Manatees Eating Sweet Potatoes
The White House Chef Is An Absolute Unit And The Last Line Of Defence
Absolute Unit Of A Peregrine Falcon
The Goliath Tiger Fish
This Eagle Has Not Missed Any Meals
This fella zooms over my house each day trying to snatch my chickens.
This Absolute Unit Of Bullfrog
This Doggo At 2 Years
This Fluffy Unit Of A Cat
This Unit Of An Echidna Came Into The Wildlife Sanctuary. She Got Clipped By A Car But She's Fine
This Absolute Unit Blocks The Way Into The Submarine
Hulk, The World's Biggest Pitbull
I Was Told To Share This Pic Of Mr Puddly Here
That cats paws are legit. He could knead bread dough with those paddles!
This Weapon Of A Pony
This pony is my childhood dream of those disproportionately chubby my little pony lads come to life!!!
Ah Lawd He 'Bout To Come Back!
Elvis From Australian Reptile Park Is An Absolute Unit Of A Saltwater Crocodile
Biggest Mulberries I've Ever Seen
I Was Told This Sub Would Appreciate This Absolute Unit Of French Macaron I Made
Wow! That's a gorgeous macaron!! Perfect snacking size, imo
A Wandering Albatross. Absolute Unit!
This Mighty Steed
You're Telling Me That’s Not A Polar Bear
Got An Absolute Unit Of A Carrot In My Weekly Food Delivery Box Today!
Absolute Unit Of A Grolar Bear (Polar Bear/Grizzly Hybrid)
This Breed Of Dog Is Called A Borzoi. It Has An Absolute Unit Of A Sniffer
Pumpkin Growing Contest Winner
In The Deep Blue Sea
T H I C C
This Absolute Unit Of A Squirrel In My Back Yard
Easily The Largest Toilet Seat I Have Ever Encountered In My Bathroom Using Career. Just Tremendous
Note: this post originally had 93 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.
I have deduced that "unit" now means large or oversized. But is it just a coincidence everyone is using the same adjective "absolute"...or is the full term "absolute unit"? Language is changing so fast...I am Gen X, and "unit" use to mean something very different, and it was not always large.
The full term is "absolute unit", though "unit" could be used standalone if it's in a drive by comment, it's mostly used as the full term. It's specific meaning is "something exceptionally large for what it is".
i also think the usage is mainly British...
British and Australian internet humour that expanded beyond as a meme
Either way, I'm tired of reading it
I think it was being used before 2017 in the UK, it only became a meme then. Absolute is just a modifier.
Earliest reference is from 2007 I think, at least it is in a dictionary published in 2007. "Absolute" is part of the phrase rather than a modifer, it's rarely used as just "unit".
Suck my unit. Tropic thunder.
i just wished ben smith wasnt on this section
We need an ignore/block function
He's a nasty piece of work. Maybe he'll take a hint from all the downvotes and slither away.
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Sounds like you need your own carrot Judy.