Gautam Menon @MenonBioPhysics I have an epidemiology joke but it hasn't yet gone viral. Karishma Kaushik, MBBS, MD, PhD, Mom @KaushikLab • Jul 24 e joke, but not sure if it is 'cultured'. I have a microbiology twitter.com/Samatha_Mathew...

I Have a Joke

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I Have a Joke is a Twitter snowclone that became popular with scientists on Twitter in late July 2020 and quickly spread to mainstream Twitter. The phrasal template, "I have an X joke, but Y" turns the introduction of a joke into the joke itself and usually includes puns related to the subject matter.

Origin

On July 23rd, 2020, Twitter user @thewittydoctor[1] tweeted, "I have a joke on doctor , but aap pehle fees jama karao" which translates to "I have a joke on doctor but you have to pay a fee first" (shown below). The tweet gained over 2,600 likes and 500 retweets in four days.


WITTY 2.0 @thewittydoctor I have a joke on doctor , but aap pehle fees jama karao. 1:50 AM · Jul 23, 2020 · Twitter for Android

Spread

On July 24th, 2020, Twitter users began retweeting similar "I have a joke" tweets and adding their own. Twitter user @MenonBioPhysics[2] retweeted @KaushikLab who tweeted, "I have a microbiology joke, but not sure if it is ‘cultured’" and added "I have an epidemiology joke but it hasn't yet gone viral" (shown below, left). The tweet garnered over 15,700 likes and 2,700 retweets in three days. The next day, Twitter user @GermHunterMD[3] tweeted, "I have a hydroxychloroquine joke, but it doesn’t work" and received over 63,200 likes in two days.


Gautam Menon @MenonBioPhysics I have an epidemiology joke but it hasn't yet gone viral. Karishma Kaushik, MBBS, MD, PhD, Mom @KaushikLab · Jul 24 I have a microbiology twitter.com/Samatha_Mathew... joke, but not sure if it is 'cultured' 4:24 AM · Jul 24, 2020 · Twitter Web App Ilan Schwartz MD PhD @GermHunterMD I have a hydroxychloroquine joke, but it doesn't work 12:08 PM · Jul 25, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

That same day, Monica Lewinsky[4] tweeted, "i have an intern joke and it… nevermind" referring to a scandal with former president Bill Clinton and accumulated over 526,000 likes in two days (shown below). That day, Redditor jayne-eerie posted the origin of the meme to r/OutofTheLoop.[5] Media outlets like eBaum's World[7] and Mashable[6] published articles on the trend.


Monica Lewinsky @Monicalewinsky i have an intern joke and it... nevermind. Nell Scovell @NellSco · Jul 24 I have a Charles Manson joke and it kills. twitter.com/MenonBioPhysic... 6:15 PM · Jul 24, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

Various Examples


Michael McKean @MJMcKean I have a minimalist joke. 11:48 AM · Jul 25, 2020 · Twitter for iPad Аpollo @realCEOofANTIFA I have a joke about trickle down economics, but 99% of you will never get it. 10:47 PM · Jul 25, 2020 · Twitter for Android Vipul Goyal @HumorouslyVipul I have a joke on Nepotism but will only tell it to my kids. 3:56 AM · Jul 24, 2020 · Twitter for Android George Wallace @MrGeorgeWallace Thave a joke about 'Get Out' but no one sees the a Peele. 6:32 PM · Jul 26, 2020 · Twitter Web App tyler szalkowski @tyszal I have a joke about State Champs, but it isn't as good as their old stuff. 6:47 PM · Jul 26, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone Natasha Negovanlis @natvanlis I have a bisexuality joke but people won't believe it is real. 12:28 AM · Jul 27, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

Search Interest

External References

[1] Twitter – thewittydoctor

[2] Twitter – MenonBioPhysics

[3] Twitter – GermHunterMD

[4] Twitter – MonicaLewinsky

[5] Reddit – r/OutOfTheLoop

[6] Mashable – I Have A Joke Twitter Meme

[7] eBaum's World – 15 Funny I Have A Joke But Memes

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