The 7 Best WTF Memes

Seriously, WTF?

Computer keyboard keys rearranged to spell WTF

Steve West

 

WTF is shorthand for "what the f*ck" and conveys bewilderment or anger about a situation. Unlike many other memes, WTF memes don't usually have a label – rather they're meant to cause the WTF reaction. Overlap with many other types of memes, fail memes, "you had one job" memes, etc. nailed it

What Do WTF Memes Mean?

The point of WTF memes is that there is no meaning, hence the question "what the eff?"

How Are WTF Memes Used?

WTF memes are used in many different ways: nonsensical images, bad design, bewildering situations, and more. Anything that makes ask that fateful question is a go.

Examples of WTF Memes

Example #1:
Image: Two bathroom stalls with very low toilets.
Text: I think I'll wait till I get home…
Meaning: What's the point of a stall if it offers no privacy?

Example #2:
Image: A man in a safety vest with mustache-looking facial hair on his chin.
Text: When you sneeze so hard, your mustache changes lips.
Meaning: There's no way that mustache got there any other way.

Example #3:
Image: Bowl of ice cream sitting atop of WikiHow printout called "How to Die Peacefully."
Text: This is how you eat ice cream though
Meaning: Is there any better way to die than with a pint of ice cream?

For even more examples, including links to the originals, check out our full list of the seven funniest WTF memes:

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Toilet Mismatch

Two bathroom stalls with very low toilets that are visible with the doors closed with caption: I think I'll wait till I get home.

Looks like the toilet installer and the door hanger did not collaborate on this one.

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The Jumping Moustache

A man in a safety vest with mustache-looking facial hair on his chin. Caption: When you sneeze so hard, your mustache changes lips:

Sometimes a 'stache likes a change of scenery.

03
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Death by Ice Cream

Bowl of ice cream sitting atop of WikiHow printout called "How to Die Peacefully." Captioned: This is how you eat ice cream though

We’ve all thought it, right?

04
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What Does it Mean?

Person wearing a cow mask holding two containers of milk on a snowy road. Caption: Sense: this picture makes none

Just a cow standing upright or a farmer with a sense of humor.

05
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I'd Like to Report a Murder

Two hotdogs on a plate; the one on the left has eyes and mouth and looks shocked; the one on the right has two x's for eyes and its head cut off in a pool of ketchup, next to a ketchup-stained knife. Captioned: Oh My God Oh My God He Died

Violence in the hotdog community is a serious issue.

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That's One Way to Make Pasta

White coffeemaker filled with water and pasta, with caption: Like a Boss.

A revolutionary method for boiling perfect al dente pasta?

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Oh Bother

Winnie the Pooh with caption: Oh bother, you're reading this in my voice, aren't you?

Pooh Bear does not appreciate being memed.