(PCM) Yes, the internet is a weird place sometimes! The latest viral meme sweeping across social media consists of people placing cowboy hats on random objects and playing up the catchphrase “What in tarnation?”. Yeah, we don’t really get it either, but the basic premise begins with placing the cowboy hat on a random object of your choosing and then attempting to somehow rhyme the “what in tarnation?” phrase to make it relevant to the object wearing the cowboy hat. See an examples below:
what in equation pic.twitter.com/nVzmmAAWiO— what in tarnation (@ViraIMemes) February 26, 2017
There seems to be fascination with the “what in tarnation?” phrase itself, which is generally a phrase of surprise or wonder used by people who reside in the American south or out west, however it was most popular in the days of cowboys. Hey, it’s never too late to bring it back, right? The internet will truly meme anything!
what in vacation pic.twitter.com/qkAtLdpEVl— what in tarnation (@ViraIMemes) February 26, 2017