The meme economy in 2016 was dominated by Harambe, Dat Boi, and Evil Kermit memes, but we've yet to see the first big meme trend of 2017 – until now.
People have been trying to make #SaltBae (an objectively attractive Turkish chef who sprinkles salt on some tasty looking meat) happen.
Stop trying to make #SaltBae happen. It's not going to happen. Unless you count 4 million Instagram views as "happening." Some people might.
A meme known as "Cash me ousside / Howbow Dah" is about to blow up the meme markets, so I'd start selling #SaltBae and start buying Howbow Dah memes ASAP.
Cash Me Ousside / Howbow Dah
KnowYourMeme.com reports that the origin of the Howbow Dah meme is an image of a guest on Dr. Phil, a 13-year-old car thief whose mother called her "out of control." The video (which has accumulated more than 9 million views, take that #SaltBae) tells all:
When Dr. Phil asked the girl where her accent comes from, she replied "From the street," but the audience applauded her when she called them a group of "hos," before dropping what we can only assume will become her ironic catchphrase when she goes to prison: "Cash me ousside, howbow dah." The girl then threatens to fight her mother.
So why is "Cash me ousside / howbow dah" about to blow up the meme economy?
We honestly don't know. Nobody can predict the meme market. But there will be a huge spike in Google searches for it when people see the phrase "howbow dah" on their Facebook timelines. I definitely Googled it.