The 15 Best Hump Day Memes

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Happy hump day!.

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Hump day comes every week. It makes the point of no return between last weekend and next weekend, when the finish line finally comes into view. We may all be stuck on a treadmill that's slowly wearing down, but when hump day rolls around, it's time for dreams of staying up late and sleeping in with no repercussions.

What Do Hump Day Memes Mean?

Hump day memes refer to hump day, otherwise known as Wednesday, which falls right in the middle of the traditional five day work week. The phrase imagines the work week as a hard climb to the middle of the week, after which it's all downhill.

Reality seldom matches this portrayal of the work week, but hump day memes still persist as a sort of relief valve. No matter how tough the week may seem, hump day means that it's halfway over.

How Are Hump Day Memes Used?

Hump day memes are often used in a very literal sense to celebrate the fact that the user, and the readers, have survived halfway through the week, and that the next weekend is finally closer than the previous weekend. Other memes have a lighter take on the subject matter and make a joke about hump day.

Examples of Hump Day Memes:

Example #1
Image:
Text line one: What a beautiful hump day
Text line two: I hate it
Meaning: This combines the grumpy cat meme with a hump day meme. While most hump day memes express a positive feeling, this turns that on its head.

Example #2
Image: Humpty Hump from Digital Underground
Text: Happy
Text line two: Humpty Hump Day 
Meaning: This meme makes a joke about the similarity between hump day and rapper Shock G's Humpty Hump persona.

Example #3:
Image: Obi Wan Kenobi
Text: A hump day meme?
Text line two: That's something I haven't seen in a long time.
Meaning: This meme is a reference to a line from Star Wars, which spawned a meme of its own.

For even more examples, including links to the originals, check out our full list of 15 hilarious hump day memes:

You do you, baby grumpy cat. The rest of us are happy that the week is halfway done. 

Same humpty hump day. 

Same Obi Wan.

But please tone it down a little, it's just hump day. 

I don't think that means what you think it means.

Don't mind us while we just back away slowly. 

We love hump day like Brick Tamland loves lamp.

Say it isn't so.

A memo would have probably been sufficient.

Forget the scotch, we're cranking this celebration up to eleven. 

Not sure about bring your camel to work day, though.

Reasonable response.

Unreasonable reaction. 

Dare you.

It's been real.