'Hold My Avocado' Might Be the Worst Catchphrase Ever and It's Getting Mocked Accordingly

Hold my avocado, beer, and crippling financial instability.

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Being a millennial is fucking exhausting. Not only do we live under the constant stress of being called "a millennial," we're also—according to Professional Old People, anyway—super busy killing off a wide variety of industries whilst incessantly consuming avocado toast.

Though avocado-centered jokes are still a rather narrow field of comedy, this attempted one from Google Ventures partner Ken Norton was apparently inspiring enough for Time to name its punch line as "the viral catchphrase millennials have been looking for."

rt if you've never said or seen someone say "hold my avocado" https://t.co/MWux9e4AnA

— banzo (@BasedGarbanzo) August 10, 2017

In a piece published Wednesday, "hold my avocado" was described as "a quick way to denote the contemporary millennial experience." Considering the fact that Norton's tweet was clearly a mocking variation of "hold my beer," and not the intentional creation of a new catchphrase, avocado holders the world over quickly united on Twitter to hold more avocados and beers and whatnot:

Time: "Hold my avocado... the catchphrase Millennials have been looking for."

Millennials: "Oh, that magazine from the dentist in the 90s."

— Chris🥃 (@MixingChris) August 10, 2017

trump: cnn is fake news

time: hold my avocado

— Jake T Evans (@jcobevans) August 10, 2017

I tweeted this in anger at lazy stereotypes of millennials which makes the satisfaction I'm getting from these likes v frustrating

— Gareth Evans (@glevns) August 10, 2017

hold my avocado toast, i'm going to pay my mortgage

— Lars Gotrich 🍷🌊 (@totalvibration) August 10, 2017

Hold my delicious package of Gushers > Hold my avocado.

— Gushers (@gushers) August 10, 2017

Even Gushers, a noted provider of Very Healthy Food That's Definitely Good for You™, got in on the avocado holding:

For what it's worth, Norton has since apologized for the inadvertent avocado-holding sentiment that started it all:

Quick! Someone hit Photoshop and cobble together an image of a fidget spinner that has avocados on each lobe.

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