Because Your Mother Loves Roses

Because Your Mother Loves Roses

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"Because Your Mother Loves Roses", refers to a series of image macros in which a parent tells their child that another family member is named after a piece of culture, only to reveal that their own child is also named after a pop-culture reference.


The meme's text comes from a joke that has been spread around the internet as far back as 2010. On March 30th, 2010, user anon posted this Rage Comic appeared on Joyreactor.[1]

Mom, why my cousin is called Rose? Because your aunt likes flowers 卜 Dicky, stop asking questions And what do you like? 卜


A variation on the joke appeared on Twitter, when user @teenstweethis tweeted a variation on December 16th, 2011 (shown below).[7] Additionally, User @Pluume_ posted the joke without image on January 4th, 2012[2]

Auston @TeensTweethis Me: mum, why is my cousin Diamond named like that? Mum: because your aunt loves diamonds. Me: what about me? Mum: Shut up, Dicky

The tweet appeared again when @DARKSKlNDRAKE[3] tweeted the joke, receiving more than 300 retweets and 64 likes (shown below, left). Later that year, on March 26th, 2012, the same joke was tweeted again by @ComedyPosts to more than 1,400 retweets and 320 likes (shown below, right).[5]

Darkskinned Drake @DARKSKINDRAKE Son: mom, why is that my cousin's name is rose? Mom: Cos, your aunt loves flower. Son: you mom? What do you love? Mom: Dicky, stop asking Sarcasm @ComedyPosts Son: Mom, why is that my cousin's name is Rose? Mom: Your aunt loves flowers. Son: You mom? What do you love? Mom: Dicky, stop asking.

The joke continued in this form, appearing on the /r/Jokes subreddit on September 4th, 2016.[4] Later that year, the joke changed, replacing "Rose" to "Jude." The earliest known instance of this is from Twitter user @InfinitelySY on October 29th, 2016.[6] The Tweet received more than 240 retweets and 130 likes.

INFINITE H[ollee] @InfinitelySY "Mom why is my cousin called Jude?" "Because your aunt loves The Beatles" "What about me?" "Enough questions Me Gustas Tu"

Over the next few days, users shared the meme frequently, changing the text to fit their own interests. On April 4th, 2017, Redditor Lazy_Titan50 posted one of a father and son.[8]

Daddy, why my sister's names is Rose -Because your mother love roses. -Thanks Daddy! -No problem, 1998 Mcdonald's Mulan Szechuan Sauce

Dad In Car Example

Over the following years, the joke was most commonly shared with an image of a father talking to his son in the car. For example, on July 17th, 2017, Redditor Oskcarco posted an example about Net Neutrality to /r/me_irl,[9] gaining over 35,000 points in seven years (shown below, left). On July 26th, a Redditor posted an anti-meme variation to /r/dankmemes,[10] gaining over 27,000 points in a similar time frame (shown below, right).

"Dad why is my sisters name Rose "Because your mother loves Roses" "Thanks Dad" "No problem Net Neutrality grandayy " Son why am Son "Because you are Son "Thanks Son "You're welcome Son

Various Examples

DADWHYISMYSISTER CALLED CHANEL? BECAUSEYOUR MOTHER LOVES THAT PERFUME THANKS DAD YOURE WELCOME METAL GEAR SOLID3 SNAKE EATER "Mom why is my cousin called Jude?" "Because your aunt loves The Beatles" "What about me?" "Enough questions, Joanne Deluxe" -Daddy, whys my sister named Florence? -Because we conceived her in Florence, Italy -Thanks dad! -You're welcome Backseat "Dad why's my sister named Paris?" "She was conceived in Paris, France" "Thanks Dad!" "You're welcome, Coachella Portapotty" "Dad why is my sisters name Mariah Houston? "Because your Mother loves Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston" "Thanks Dad" No problem TLER MUSSOU DIR. GERAL DA POLICIA EIML DE GOIÁS "Dad, why is sister's name Rose?" "Coz your mom loved Roses" ou Dad" "No problem Ms Paint"

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