Welcome to the internet, on the left side you have puns, and on the right side you have memes.
This Instagram video of a Turkish chef showing off hiss knife & sprinkling skills went viral on the internet last weekend. They are also calling him “SaltBae.” Well, you can say, he’s the new chaiwalla for the world.
Internet did what it does the best, turned him into the first viral meme (if you exclude Hollywood sign photoshops) of 2017 and Indians also jumped on the bandwagon.
*bollywood lyricist adding urdu-sounding word in title track* pic.twitter.com/yeQtWRANVH
— Adhiraj (@UudBilawManus) January 10, 2017
me adding “idk” at the end of my advice just in case smth goes wrong pic.twitter.com/rDtkk5Os04
— مَ (@mernangry) January 8, 2017
Indian aunties adding masala to spice up the gossip pic.twitter.com/K4tqx3uzrf
— Teddy Westside (@IbrahimB_) January 8, 2017
when my BFF uploads selfies, opinions, jokes, thoughts or feelings on facebook pic.twitter.com/n9IxqSIMaf
— BuzzFeed India (@BuzzFeedIndia) January 10, 2017
me adding “so did everyone else” after telling my mom i failed a test pic.twitter.com/CIoWvpt4gd
— Milan (@milxnn) January 11, 2017
When your sibling is already getting shouted at and you remind your mum of other bad things they have done pic.twitter.com/X8Z4zXeRyX
— #TwoKGiveaway (@90sTalha) January 8, 2017
God making me a perfect specimen and then adding a touch of anxiety and self doubt pic.twitter.com/HAPY33ImBy
— labguest (@labguest) January 10, 2017
Marvel adding those post credit scenes. pic.twitter.com/xqCSjCFcEY
— Geeks Of Color (@GeeksOfColor) January 8, 2017
“can you stop being so salty”
— Common White Girl (@CommonWhiteGirI) January 9, 2017
when your makeup is almost complete but you still gotta add that touch of highlight pic.twitter.com/RzNbTbymor
— ya like jazz? (@hanxine) January 7, 2017
When you use “thus” in an essay pic.twitter.com/GJpSS2rQZc
— Common White Girl (@girlposts) January 9, 2017
Nice try, Internet. But we already have our #NamakBae.