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From ChatGPT and Duolingo to Great Britain and Canada, over the years, we at Bored Panda have covered a lot of meme niches, wide and narrow.

But we have a soft spot for those widely accessible universal ones, too. And the Instagram account 'Meme Goates' is full of them!

Touching on work, family, and other essentials of everyday life, its feed pokes fun at the highs and (mostly) lows of our relatable experiences. So, clear some space on your device because you'll probably want to save a bunch of these pictures. Happy scrolling!

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The number of times I've done that and it's often a little old lady who can only just see over the steering wheel

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Memes serve many purposes and functions, but at a fundamental level, they're an expression of people’s thoughts and emotions, and their cultural significance is bigger than many of us realize.

The 2011 introduction of Meme Studies, an actual major at Northwestern University in the US state of Illinois, can be used as a marker of how much of an impact the internet has had on society, including shaping language and beliefs.

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"We live in a meme-based world, there's no denying that,” said Northwestern sociology professor Grant Richards at the time.

"While it might not be considered standard academic material, I believe that ... it shows we're embracing the changing culture and not remaining stagnant."

The material included courses such as 'Introduction to Redditology,' 'History of the Internet: IRC, /b/, and Beyond,' and 'The Sociology of Rage Comics.'

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I put off watching the last couple episodes because I don't want it to be over.

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According to researchers looking at modern forms of communication, memes can even be thought of as a language in themselves, with a capacity to transcend cultures and the ability to construct collective identities between people. No wonder they can be so universal and relatable.

Internet memes "are one of the clearest manifestations of the fact there is such a thing as digital culture", Paolo Gerbaudo, a reader in digital politics and director of the Centre for Digital Culture at Kings College London, explained.

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Gerbaudo views memes as "sort of a ready-made language with many kinds of stereotypes, symbols, situations. A palette that people can use, much like emojis."

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't necessarily "need it" but I do keep it to store the stupid little "pin key" to open the SIM/SD card slot and my Micro SD to USB adapter. Otherwise I'd lose both to a junk drawer and would never be able to find them.

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The beautiful thing about the Instagram account 'Meme Goates' is that you don't have to be deeply embedded in internet culture to understand its content. It's fun to look at and share as it is!

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3 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

procrasination (yall im sorry if thats not how you spell it its 12 38 AM on a thursday and im on break) at its finest

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3 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

screenshotting to send to my ex who keeps spamming me asking for another chance because "he's changed"😊💅🏻

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3 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"He's not worth crying about." Yup, know that too, but this is now about *me* and *my* hurt feelings, not about him.

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is comforting, isn't it? Hearing music that we we're used to in our teen time. Everytime me or my husband are listening to the radio and one of us says "That one is a great song!" it is from the nineties.

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