It's been a minute since we've had a fire meme on our hands. So when the "first of all" meme blew across Twitter over the weekend, a warm, nostalgic feeling washed over me, and I knew it was time. I felt it in my bones.
If you've never had an argument with a generally sassy human being, you may be unfamiliar with the importance of the phrase. At face value, "first of all" is an immediate indication that you have fucked up in the way you've spoken to someone, forcing them to correct you off top. It's also a secret stalling approach that gives the person saying "first of all" time to think of a "second of all."
hobbies include saying “first of all” when i have no second point to make— Lauren Chanel Allen (@MichelleHux) October 3, 2017
Some "first of all" memes were specific to Twitter:
"You never like any of my tweets"— malik (@TheDuragMessiah) October 14, 2017
First of all, I have you muted.
While others crossed over to the real world:
“hey shorty”— mamí (@tessahilll) October 15, 2017
first of all I’m taller than you
"You obviously can't do without me"— Elvis Tunde ⚓ (@Tunnyking) October 15, 2017
First of all, you're not my phone charger.
“do u shower with ur hijab on”— ☾ (@wajchup) October 15, 2017
first of all, I don’t shower
Some were real AF:
"Can't relate with your tweets"— Airdy (@EdwardAsare_) October 15, 2017
First of all, my tweets are not your relatives pic.twitter.com/s4pFp9nW27
"you're so cute when you're shy "— Mini . (@miniradebe_) October 15, 2017
first of all, i have anxiety
"Wow handcuffs? You're freaky 👅"— Steph Carter (@CarterSteph__) October 15, 2017
First of all, you're under arrest.
“Go and message your other girls”— ✨ BOY® (@AbdiTV) October 14, 2017
First of all, you are the other girl
Even Netflix got in on the fun:
“Are you still watching"— Netflix US (@netflix) October 15, 2017
First of all, I’ll tell you when I’ve had enough
But the best ones overall were deliciously meta:
"Take off your jacket"— Chemical Brother 👌 (@ndoarum) October 15, 2017
First of all, mans not hot
“who got you smiling at your phone like that?”— Lauren Chanel Allen (@MichelleHux) October 15, 2017
first of all no human is interested in me, i’m just laughing at “first of all” joke tweets