I'm 12 years old and what is this?
OH GOD WHAT DID I JUST SEENED?
- Date Discovered: 21 May 2009
- Discovered On: BBC
I'm 12 years old and what is this? is a baby lingo-meme that was delivered by a stork to its proud parents in May 2009. Like all the best memes these days, "I'm 12 years old and what is this?" came out of nowhere, completely unforced and totally random -a gift from the Patron Saint of Anon. It serves as a throwaway one-liner in the tradition of LOL WUT and serves as a reminder that the internet's common usage of shock images is super effective.
—Ya, It's exactly the same.
Simply put, this little pearl of wisdom came out of the BBC's report on the 4chan raid on YouTube when torrents of adult videos were uploaded and rained down on the unsuspecting masses. In one video titled Jonas Brothers Live On Stage, a troll posted a comment saying: "I'm 12 years old and what is this?"
What resulted was a lot of debate on whether this comment was posted by a troll or an actual 12 year old. Not knowing of course that they were being trolled by the most basic of trolls. Any 12 year old would know what this is by that age.
It is still often used by trolls when a particularly unusual image/video etc. is discovered.
- Q: I'm 12 years old and what is this? A: It could be lupus