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Honk Shoo / Honk Mimimi

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Added Mar 03, 2022 at 01:34PM EST by Adam.

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Honk Shoo / Mimimi are onomatopoeias of snoring popularized by television cartoons, particularly in the early and mid-20th century. In the 2020s, the terms became popularized in memes, with many jokes pitting the two against each other and referencing the sound effects from old cartoon shows.

Origin

In cartoons, particularly from the early and mid-20th century, sleeping characters were often depicted making exaggerated snoring sounds, which are often written out as "honk shoo" and "honk mimimi" (1952 episode of Popeye shown below, left, clip from Hercules shown below, right).



On February 26th, 2020, Tumblr user eliteknightcats[1] responded to a post by moisturiser noting they slept like "snrrrk mimimi." The post gained over 5,000 notes (shown below).


moisturiser Follow me sleeping: honk shoo honk shoo honk shoo eliteknightcats Follow me sleeping: snrrrk mi mi mi mi snrrrk mi mi mi mi #text #sleeps with a feather over my mouth that goes up and down as i breathe

Spread

Jokes featuring the terms "honk shoo" and "mimimi" began appearing with more regularity in late 2021 and early 2022. On September 29th, 2021, iFunny user happyOkbuddyretard[3] posted a Drake the type of MF meme about Drake snoring, gaining over 26,000 likes (shown below, left). On December 5th, 2021, Twitter user @mavsplaniamania[2] tweeted, a male urge joke reading, "The male urge to go to sleep in a nightcap and nightgown and snore like honk shoo honk shoo until being awoken by a noise and investigating with a little candle holder," gaining over 1,100 retweets and 9,000 likes (shown below, right).


DRAKE THE TYPE OF MF TO SLEEP LIKE SNOOORRE* MIMIMIMI SNOOORRE MIMIMIMI Brooklyn Frasier @mavsplaniamania RIDE ONTIME ... The male urge to go to sleep in a nightcap and nightgown and snore like honk shoo honk shoo until being awoken by a noise and investigating with a little candle holder 10:21 AM · Dec 5, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone

On February 22nd, 2022, Twitter user @hog_mild[4] tweeted an Inside you are two wolves joke featuring the snoring, gaining over 7,500 retweets and 68,000 likes (shown below, left). An image macro variation featuring the quote began circulating on social media shortly after (shown below, right).


Sleeve Martin ... @hog_mild inside you there are two wolves. one snores like "honk shoo honk shoo honk shoo." the other one snores like 99 “hooooonk mi mi mi" 8:18 PM · Feb 22, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone INSIDE YOU THERE ARE TWO WOLVES the other snores like "hooooonk mi mi mi" one snores like "honk shoo honk shoo."

Various Examples


yuukokunomoriarty The masculine urge to go to sleep in a nightcap and nightgown and snore like honk shoo honk shoo until being awoken by a noise and investigating with a little candle holder wishesovercas The masculine urge to be visited by ghosts three girls who snnnnorrrrrk mimimimimimimi girls who honnnnnk shoooo0o imgflip.com 15 eraserheadfemme Follow *on the mic at the comedy club* men and women are so different!! when men snore they say honk shoo but when women snore they say snork mimimimi! 45 ifunny.Co aidanless behavior @AerialShading columbo is for people who sleep like honk shoo honk shoo but poirot is for people who sleep like snork mimimimi 12:42 PM · Mar 1, 2022 · Twitter Web App everett byram @rad_milk when you smoke indica you sleep like honk shoo honk shoo when you smoke indica you sleep like honk mimimimimi 5:15 PM · Mar 2, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone happy little gremlin @goodboygremlin ... honk shoo honk shoo bf + snooooore mimimimi bf (they're both wearing little nightcaps) 3:02 AM · Mar 2, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone

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External References

[1] Tumblr – eliteknightcats

[2] Twitter – @mavsplaniamania

[3] iFunny – Drake the Type

[4] Twitter – @hog_mild

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