40 ‘Literal Memes’ That Are Straight To The Point But Still Hilarious

When it comes to memes, people have different tastes. But this time, we have something so gourmet on the menu, you’ll want to try it whether you’re a picky or a sloppy Internet culture consumer. Even if you still occasionally use the troll face. Or have no idea what I’m talking about.

There’s a Facebook page called “Memes so literal they aren’t even memes“. As you might’ve guessed, it’s dedicated to literal memes. Call them puns, performance art, I don’t care. The important thing is they’re so self-referential, so meta, they might just save the meme world from stalling and becoming a parody of itself.#1 

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I would gladly own this clock in order to say this at every given opportunity!124ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#2 

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Rissie1 week ago

Dr. Le Go to the OR. Stat!48ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

As for his article, “Memes so literal they aren’t even memes” has over 46K followers, and getting here has been a team effort. “Our small group has been making memes together since 2018,” the people behind the page told Bored Panda. “We all ran different OC meme pages of varying themes on our own but enjoyed working together on group projects. This was one of those.”

“One of our admins who helped pioneer the ‘birds aren’t real’ meme trend came up with the idea. We figured it was such an absurd concept that it wouldn’t go anywhere but then a Megamind meme just took off so we kept going.”#3 

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Grumble O’Pug1 week ago

Man, that plimsoll line must be 5 stories high when empty54ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#4 

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Chancey1 week ago

I actually snorted on this one!76ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

The content on the page is a mixture of gems this team discovers on the internet and stuff they create on their own. “Every so often, one of us finds a repost on Reddit that works with the concept but we make the majority of our own stuff,” they explained. “Anything with ‘arbitrary watermark’ somewhere on it was made by one of us.”

There’s no ‘correct’ formula that constitutes a good literal meme, so the criteria that determine whether or not a particular meme gets featured on the page vary. Sometimes, the guys post possible submissions in their group chat and if the majority of them approve, the meme gets posted.#5 

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Linda Cowley1 week ago

Snort-laugh!59ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

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Lauren Caswell1 week ago

I love it52ReplyView more comments

“I would say that [our] success is mostly due to the name of the page, the individual memes aren’t usually that funny but the fact that we’re beating a dead horse kinda makes it funnier,” one of the guys, who goes by TQ online, said.

“Like sometimes the joke is just that we’re still making this same general joke and it keeps being funny. Meta on several levels.”

Additionally, TQ thinks literal memes work right now because they do catch folks off guard in their own special way. “The world has been so messed up this past year… Maybe people just want something simple to digest that isn’t trying to change their mind about something (at least that’s my personal hypothesis).”#7 

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Serial pacifist1 week ago

So penetrating.112ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

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63ReplyView more commentsDelicious Is In SeasonAd by Bloomin Brands See MoreThat being said, literal memes aren’t for everyone. Even TQ considers them niche. “As previously stated, we are all still flabbergasted that this even took off,” they explained. “It may surprise people to know that they can take more work than the average OC sh**post. Sometimes there is even research involved. For instance, I wouldn’t know Young Thug’s legal name had we not started this page.”Arguably the main reason why literal memes stand out, in my opinion, is originality. While so many of their “competitors” require you to know at least some context in whatever field they were born from, you can enjoy literal memes even if you’ve literally lived under a rock and just got your first smartphone.#9 

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Grumble O’Pug1 week ago

Liquefaction should be a blast59ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#10 

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Chancey1 week ago

Wouldn’t this be the other way around? Lol The top pic is the one with the wheat crop.9ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#11 

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Chancey1 week ago

Yes it did, I mean is!47ReplyView more comments#12 

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Chancey1 week ago

God grant me the serenity to be a battery.63ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#13 

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Autumn1 week ago

A very nice banner at that56ReplyView more comments#14 

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Lauren Caswell1 week ago

No one will recognise me…70ReplyView more comments#15 

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Sue Simmons1 week ago

Love it. Lol.38ReplyView more comments#16 

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Chancey1 week ago

I love this one! Puns are the greatest.61ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#17 

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Hans1 week ago

No s**t!57ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 

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Lauren Caswell1 week ago(edited)

Lol! Repeat offender 76ReplyView more comments#19 

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Serial pacifist1 week ago

Oh well…70ReplyView more comments#20 

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David Blake1 week ago

What sorcery is this?!100ReplyView more comments#21 

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Hans1 week ago

I didn’t succeed as I missed a d.91ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#22 

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Toea Muresan Iulia1 week ago

that’s so stupid :)))86ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#23 

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James0161 week ago

Ha ha ha38ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#24 

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Danieletc1 week ago

Ore dig that other rockin’ girl – ?40ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#25 

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Birgit M1 week ago

Looks cowmfortable!55ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#26 

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Lauren Caswell1 week ago

Make that 8 ppl74ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 

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earringnut1 week ago

Good I really don’t want to look at seamen.212ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#28 

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earringnut1 week ago

That took me way to long to get. I am not proud.87ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29 

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earringnut1 week ago

I was not expecting this. I like it.46ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#30 

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Jessica Shookhoff1 week ago

The nerd in me loves this one73ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#31 

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Lauren Caswell1 week ago

Me in my next life?51ReplyView more comments#32 

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Andrew Gibb1 week ago

or one of the geese has farted107ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#33 

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Adam1 week ago

Does the Crab have advantage?30ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#34 

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Chancey1 week ago

Yes it is!30ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#35 

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Nicola Roberts1 week ago

P@$$w0rd62ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#36 

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Serial pacifist1 week ago

Yes she does.32ReplyView more comments#37 

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Grumble O’Pug1 week ago

Hee hee36ReplyView more comments#38 

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Emo Sloth6 days ago

No it aint11ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#39 

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Andrew Gibb1 week ago

I thought Marshall Mathers did a great job playing himself in 8 mile29ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#40 

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Birgit M1 week ago

And a few more of him would be a Craigslist.133ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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Rokas is a writer at Bored Panda with a BA in Communication. After working for a sculptor, he fell in love with visual storytelling and enjoys covering everything from TV shows (any Sopranos fans out there?) to photography. Throughout his years in Bored Panda, over 235 million people have read the posts he’s written, which is probably more than he could count to. Read more »

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