The Best Memes Of 2022
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The Best Memes Of 2022

Zoe Kramer December 28, 2022

2022 is finally coming to an end, which means it’s a perfect time to look back on the best memes of the year. The world may have opened up more this year but, let’s face it, most of us still spend a lot of our time on the Internet. So here are the jokes that kept us laughing through the ups-and-downs of the year.


Playing Wordle was one of the biggest trends of the year. It was a fun way to spend a few minutes out of your day, and nothing beat the rush of guessing a word on the first or second try. With the popularity of the game also came a whole host of memes. Users made fun of their own nerdiness and celebrated the small accomplishment of a high score in meme format. People also had a lot of fun making jokes with the grids that became popular to post.

It’s Morbin’ Time

Morbius was probably one of the goofiest films of the year, and the Internet had a field day poking fun at it. Memes included editing the rotten tomato score of the film, reusing the unforgettable line ‘You don’t want to see me when I’m hungry’ and creating hype around the film to encourage a sequel.

Dall-E Mini

Put the power of AI image generators into the hands of the public and of course they’re going to make the most cursed memes imaginable. Some of the best AI creations include Nosferatu on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Duolingo Trail Cam, and Walter White in Animal Crossing.

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What Are You Listening To?

The trend of asking a stranger on the street with headphones or AirPods in what they were listening to gained a lot of traction this year. It started off as a way to discover new music and connect with people, but soon turned into a meme with people filming their friends as though they were strangers and revealing them listening to the most absurd tracks they could think of.

The Green M&M

The redesign of the Green M&M from wearing high heels to sneakers and the subsequent backlash this caused was hilarious to watch unfold. This sparked an array of memes, with people describing the transformation as ‘de-yassification.’

Homophobic Dog

Images of a white dachshund dog with captions like ‘Not too fond of gay people,’ ‘It just isn’t natural’ and ‘I know what you are’ became a favourite running joke online this year. It was a perfect way to make fun of bigotry and have a good laugh.

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Zoe Kramer has been writing for GRV Media’s student-centric website Freshered since October 2022 and is now also contributing to HITC. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time in university, she worked for her student newspaper as well as completing an internship with a book publisher. She has also written and continues to write book and theatre reviews. She is excited to now be pursuing a career as a journalist and learning something new every day. In particular, she loves writing about student life, books, the Internet, and travel. Originally from the United States, she is enjoying living abroad in the UK.