Inspired by my favorite Esperanto trickster, I thought I'd make some Esperanto memes. The intended audience is people who don't know much (if anything) about Esperanto. They are comedic takes on typical Esperanto criticisms or misconceptions. Feel free to add your own!
(Let's see if I can post this correctly)
Wow, I just learned a new word!
Though I've haven't learned -ujo. What does it mean?
-ujo is used as a "container"/ "boxlike object"/ "recepticle" suffix, so Esperantujo would be a container or place containing Esperantists, or likewise any nation can be an "ujo" for its' citizens. As a non location based suffix, compare with "monujo", which is a wallet (money container).
Countries ending with -io can also be spelled with -ujo (e.g. Germanio and Germanujo are both correct). It's in the 'Countries' lesson!
Oh! Of course. So it's Esperantoland! I'm used to telling people I visit Esperantonia the sixth Monday of every month ;)
I love watching the upvotes wax and wane. I can't imagine who's grumpy enough to downvote humor :)
Thanks to everyone for sharing their own. Please share these on social media if you can.
'Cuz Duolingo is serious business, man. Humour on this site? Ain't nobody got time for that!
For articles containing many humorous Esperanto memes (with the target audience being Esperantists) I would suggest checking out:
Here are some directed at a non Esperantist target audience:
I don't think people who don't speak Esperanto can appreciate how bad Shatner's prononciation was in Incubus :P
THat computer nerd kid is on to something. Elvish would be useful for travels to Iceland
Gratulon! You actually got me to save a new picture for my screensaver.
Here, have a lingot. :))
jes, se vi tiel ŝatas ilin, ili estas "dank memes." Sed, aliaj homoj ne probable ŝatu tioj ĉi tiom kiel vi. (pardonu min pro mia esperanto malbona)
Yes, well, those of us of Esperanto descent sometimes lack a sense of humor. That's why we're often accused of having no culture. We're a sober bunch.
....Which is why many of the esperanto meetups in my club take place in a pub/bar. I find my esperanto improves with every pint that I drink
It seems to have been deleated, perhaps it was "too sexy" for twitter and got banned?