Internet Meme of the Week: “What Should D Call Me”
By Jane Cavalier, The Dartmouth Staff
Published on Monday, April 9, 2012
“What should we call me when a guy I barely know calls me babe?,” “When I see someone getting the same froyo flavor/toppings as me?” and “When I pronounce something wrong and someone calls me out on it, even though they understood what I was saying?” are all phrases that can be found on Whatshouldwecallme.tumblr.com.
Most people’s interactions with this website relate to their linking to one of the aforementioned entries on a bestie’s Facebook page — a reminder that one’s idiosyncrasies can be summed up by a three-second film clip. We lead lives of shared experiences and look to this website to explain what we ourselves would rather not admit. In the case of these short-action clips, the more personal, the better, which is exactly why the Dartmouth edition, “WhatshouldDcallme.tumblr.com,” is even more fitting.
For how long will we be captivated, however, by a website that fills the void of our own words by recreating shared experiences in cheap, three-second thrills? WhatshouldwecallTHAT?