Country stereotypes can be harmful, but other times they can be downright hilarious. No matter where you are from, you've probably had someone spout of some ridiculous stereotype about your city, country, or continent. But this list of memes proves there may be some truth to those funny stereotypes.

'Meanwhile, in X' is a viral country meme series based on the participial phrase 'Meanwhile in…,' "a literary device that allows an easy segue between two concurrent events in different places. Scroll down below to check out some of the most hilariously funny memes from places around the world (including your own). Don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1

Meanwhile In Australia

Meanwhile In Australia

Shady_Slim Report

engineer_nope.avi
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1 year ago

Welp, guess which place is not on my bucket list.

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The first account of the "Meanwhile in" meme appeared sometime in February 2010. A flipped image of a Holden Commodore (a very common Australian-made sedan) with the caption "Meanwhile in Australia" appeared on 4chan via /b/ board. The image alluded to the age-old joke that everything in Australia is "upside-down" (due to its southern hemisphere location), and the new meme quickly went viral across imageboard sites, blog networks and aggregator services. Since then, multiple variations with other countries and their stereotypes have been posted.

#2

Meanwhile In India

Meanwhile In India

hooliganking Report

engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
1 year ago

This should be everywhere

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#3

Meanwhile In Canada

Meanwhile In Canada

fngrtps Report

Daria Z
Community Member
1 year ago

I've only once seen a man in a women's bathroom, and that man was peeking in my stall from above. Well, I wasn't inclined to be as understanding as this ad tells me to :/

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Before there was the internet and memes there were books. This meme originates from a much older expression "Meanwhile, back at the X," a plot transition technique that is as old as Homer. It rose to popularity in the nineteenth century, when most novels were serialized in popular magazines. 

#4

Meanwhile In London

Meanwhile In London

Hello_Wisconsin Report

sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

What is on level 6?

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#5

Meanwhile In Japan

Meanwhile In Japan

BuffyASummers0717 Report

Cassim Dawjee
Community Member
1 year ago

you mean there's another way?

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This literary strategy made its way to film and was used in silent movies when transitions were achieved through title cards interspersed between scenes. In the earliest days, studios didn’t make custom cards for each new movie, but instead used a set of stock cards: “One Year Later,” “Comes the Dawn,” and most famously “Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch” were the cards used when the action cutaway. 

#6

Meanwhile In Montreal

Meanwhile In Montreal

DannyB1aze Report

Anna Wentz
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahhhhhh so cool

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#7

Meanwhile In Japan

Meanwhile In Japan

NojayGames Report

Troux
Community Member
1 year ago

This is in Nara, Japan, where the deer are treated as fellow citizens.

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Radio programs took on the phrase as well for their popular Western programs - such as The Lone Ranger. "During the course of a battle between settlers and Indians or cowboys and outlaws, there would be a flashback to the ranch preceded by the caption (or radio message), “Meanwhile, back at the ranch.” The phrase became part of the common lexicon and was used in casual conversation. During Lyndon Johnson’s presidency (1963–69), according to William Safire, the phrase was used to refer to activities at the LBJ Ranch in Texas.

#8

Meanwhile In Singapore

Meanwhile In Singapore

BalliBumbulius Report

Lucida
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

"This isn't Jersey Shore" haha

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#9

Meanwhile In The United Kingdom

Meanwhile In The United Kingdom

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
1 year ago

Brutal

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While not everyone knows the origin, this phrase has evolved to take on a meaning all its own. According to Robert Hendrickson, author of the "Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins" (Facts on Files, New York, 1997) says: "meanwhile, back at the ranch. An expression that originated as a movie caption in the silent film era at the beginning of the century, these words are used humorously today when someone wants to get back to a story after going off on a tangent."

#10

Meanwhile In Texas

Meanwhile In Texas

Just moved to Texas. Fitting in perfectly

wrigleyirish Report

engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
1 year ago

*in David Attenborough's voice* Here, we are able to witness a wild Honda trying to blend in with his bigger cousins. It seems that he is doing quite well.

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#11

Meanwhile In Sweden

Meanwhile In Sweden

cyan1618 Report

Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

I assume the name was chosen by the public

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#12

Meanwhile In Japan

Meanwhile In Japan

chitaroni Report

sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Truth in face! ;)

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#13

Meanwhile In Iceland

Meanwhile In Iceland

burningmidnight Report

Elsker
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

makes me wonder what this place is, to be mistaken 4 a penis museum so often

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#14

Meanwhile In Japan

Meanwhile In Japan

arbili Report

sakora
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Super-Sayian-Gangham-Style-Yuppie-Salaryman

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#15

Meanwhile In Canada

Meanwhile In Canada

Hell_hath_no Report

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the Canadian/USA border.

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#16

Meanwhile In Bosnia

Meanwhile In Bosnia

TomBradyGOAT Report

Jody Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm being pignapped!

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the best comment today!

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Dann999
Community Member
1 year ago

Cool! Most turn signal has clicking sound but this one is oink oink oink...

The Breaker
Community Member
1 year ago

Kevin Bacon stars in this low budget thriller!

Stille20
Community Member
1 year ago

I really hope that is his name!!!

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Ozacoter
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor thing! D:

Mya Lugar
Community Member
1 year ago

Does he light up when the guy puts on his PORKING BRAKE?? (I crack myself up!)

Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

Turning left - the left pig-signal is on.

A E
Community Member
1 year ago

poor piggy!!!! 🐷

Nash Nopper
Community Member
1 year ago

poor piggy

Amy Frank
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor pig:(

Karen Loveless
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s terrible

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago

What is cuter than a hyena, fits through the dog door, and is better than a rear dash cam?

Bree Manning
Community Member
1 year ago

that is so cruel not funny at all

Ctrl Alt Mel
Community Member
1 year ago

Obviously you don't eat bacon?

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Guy in the back is like "Hurry! Pig is about to escape!"

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Hurry up and get there, before the pigs pull us over.

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Fabio Van Halen
Community Member
1 year ago

When you have a light out, use your ham signals.

Keisha Washington
Community Member
1 year ago

So my brake light is pink instead of red it's not a crime

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago

“This little piggy went to market... this little piggy cried wee wee wee all the way home.”

TheAnimeGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

Hoomanz I has broken your lightz!

Maomi Neven du Mont
Community Member
1 year ago

HAHAHA! This is why I love the place! <3 They find a way for everything.

Blue Cicada
Community Member
1 year ago

Trayf.

Glenda Godwin
Community Member
1 month ago

😂

that one sushi
Community Member
8 months ago

*panicked oinking*

Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel really bad for poor pig. :(

Keisha Washington
Community Member
1 year ago

Remember it's one oink for left turns and two oinks for right turns

ex-jedi
Community Member
1 year ago

That'll do pig. That'll do.

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

Best seat in the car.

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 year ago

Awww piir piggy

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

off to market...

Charlotte Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

heartbreaking

Vicki Hardy
Community Member
1 year ago

HORRIBLE - POOR ANIMAL

Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

yay Peppa Pig

Jaye Rodger
Community Member
1 year ago

Takeaway dinner

Vernice Aure
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey - the GEICO pig!

Berna
Community Member
1 year ago

Hope it escaped

Sadie Jayne
Community Member
1 year ago

Best one yet!

Mrhappy
Community Member
1 year ago

A pig's gotta breath!

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
1 year ago

damn! the sausage escaped ...

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

That poor pig.

c Fuller
Community Member
1 year ago

Help!! I'm being held hostage! Save me! Call 911!

Billy Beecham
Community Member
1 year ago

oh man. he's been babenapped.

DC
Community Member
1 year ago

... not that funny. Actually not even a bit.

Crystal Lyons
Community Member
1 year ago

Bringing home the bacon.

Kim Bush
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't want to know what the guy in the back is doing to that poor pig

Anita Trenner
Community Member
1 year ago

Sad

Dakota Zayat
Community Member
1 year ago

STREET SMARTS

Linda Hafley
Community Member
1 year ago

Guy in back seat Dwight shrutt

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
1 year ago

wait a minute...something is wrong here, this car is not roadworthy, you can see from the dents and one light doesn't work, I can't tell why

dzerashvili
Community Member
1 year ago

This is not Bosnia. Bosnia is muslim. Pig is not halal.

Khaleesi Stormborn
Community Member
1 year ago

Incorrect. Bosnia is mixed Christian (mostly orthodox) and Muslim

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Martata
Community Member
1 year ago

Well at least they will indicate.

Klaudiia Sherbatzky
Community Member
1 year ago

oh no :( piggy is not happy

Sam Petter
Community Member
1 year ago

STREET SMARTS

Charlie0527
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought the same thing.

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misteriosa
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahahahahahahahaha, can't believe I haven't seen this one before

Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

That's how the show wich derection they are going.

SacredPistachio
Community Member
1 year ago

Spot the issue.

Zori the degu
Community Member
1 year ago

something you could see in BG as well! ;)

Melodie Ladner
Community Member
1 year ago

STREET SMARTS!

Chyppa Homer
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, you do want your bacon to be fresh, when they deliver it, don't you ? :D

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#17

Meanwhile In Australia

Meanwhile In Australia

clitmitten Report

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Good reindeer are hard to find.

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#18

Meanwhile In Russia. Seems Legit

Meanwhile In Russia. Seems Legit

Shoooric Report

Lil Bare
Community Member
1 year ago

Residents better be urinating with precision and elegance upon this very sign of glamour and capitalism

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#19

Meanwhile In Texas

Meanwhile In Texas

AlexDFN Report

Cassim Dawjee
Community Member
1 year ago

This is brilliant, super cool hard hat, I want one

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#20

Meanwhile In France

Meanwhile In France

SmileyFace-_- Report

Rebekah Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

It's llamaggedon

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#21

Meanwhile In Canada

Meanwhile In Canada

ShittyHaircut Report

Ford Summit
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you!

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#22

Meanwhile In Alaska

Meanwhile In Alaska

mntoak Report

Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

Anyone here old enough to remember 'Northern Exposure'?

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#23

Meanwhile In Springfield, Ohio

Meanwhile In Springfield, Ohio

spunknugget Report

sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Clear message.

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#24

Meanwhile In Japan

Meanwhile In Japan

deadiphone Report

Cassim Dawjee
Community Member
1 year ago

that scared the crap out of me

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#25

Meanwhile In Florida

Meanwhile In Florida

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor Pennywise...

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#26

Meanwhile In Canada

Meanwhile In Canada

TheLastShade Report

Lena Hudson
Community Member
1 year ago

Darn them to heck!

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#27

Meanwhile In Minnesota

Meanwhile In Minnesota

theHamburglersNugget Report

Jody Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

This is Minnesota's official state Summer Sport.

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#28

Meanwhile In Texas

Meanwhile In Texas

mattthebarbarian Report

Amy Pattie
Community Member
1 year ago

So, apparently other people in the world find this strange?

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#29

Meanwhile In Korea

Meanwhile In Korea

alekmude Report

Nini Meow
Community Member
1 year ago

He is a Disney prince.. a bird on his hat and a bun ... Wow

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#30

Meanwhile In Finland, We Really Do Love Our Personal Space

Meanwhile In Finland, We Really Do Love Our Personal Space

Famsys Report

Maja Lykkegaard
Community Member
1 year ago

Isn't that universal? Definitely the same in Denmark.

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#31

Meanwhile In USA, While Dogs Nationwide Are Hiding Under Beds

Meanwhile In USA, While Dogs Nationwide Are Hiding Under Beds

Big0Lkitties Report

Cat on a bike
Community Member
1 year ago

Obviously, cause you know, cats are not animals, they are aliens.👽

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#32

Meanwhile In Canada

Meanwhile In Canada

Zeref-117 Report

Koalamonster
Community Member
1 year ago

No it's not on THAT Street it's on THE OTHER Street. Just go down This Street and turn right on The Other Street and you can't miss it.

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#33

Meanwhile In China (50 Lane Highway Merges Into 4)

Meanwhile In China (50 Lane Highway Merges Into 4)

j4ckmull Report

Koalamonster
Community Member
1 year ago

Who thought this would go well?

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#34

Meanwhile In Japan

Meanwhile In Japan

aleenamaleena Report

engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
1 year ago

When you have to fight for honor at 6, but you have to attend bike gang at 5

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#35

Meanwhile Park Benches In Finland

Meanwhile Park Benches In Finland

killermasa666 Report

ravina nimje
Community Member
1 year ago

Personal space

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#36

Meanwhile In Florida

Meanwhile In Florida

DwightKSchnute Report

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago

Did anyone read the sign below the sign?

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#37

Meanwhile Kearney, Nebraska

Meanwhile Kearney, Nebraska

pluggemr Report

SacredPistachio
Community Member
1 year ago

Resourcefulness at its finest.

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#38

Meanwhile In Poland

Meanwhile In Poland

szyy Report

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago

Sisters from the Angels of Mercy Convent requested a car with wings. They got one.

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#39

Meanwhile In Sweden

Meanwhile In Sweden

IHaeTypos Report

Zoe Drake
Community Member
1 year ago

That looks cool!

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#40

Meanwhile In Australia, High Is The Second Lowest Fire Danger Rating

Meanwhile In Australia, High Is The Second Lowest Fire Danger Rating

Brinq Report

Ceredwyn Ealanta
Community Member
1 year ago

For those who are curious about the last one, Catastrophic has this definition: "For your survival, leaving early is the only option. Leave bush fire prone areas the night before." That is, basically, the fire fighters know they cannot control or affect a fire which starts in these conditions. NOTHING they can do will stop it, and if you are still at home, you are risking their lives by being there.

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