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How to tell if you've become too 'Karen' for your own good

Katie Byrne


Modern Life

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Karen now encapsulates certain pandemic personalities

Karen now encapsulates certain pandemic personalities

Karen now encapsulates certain pandemic personalities

Internet memes tend to follow a predictable life cycle in which they go from underground to mainstream to T-shirts that uncles buy their nephews for Christmas, all in the space of about three weeks.

Memes all eventually die out, but every now and again they come back with a bang.

Enter 'Karen', an internet meme that has been around for years, but which has started trending once again during lockdown. Broadly speaking, the Karen meme refers to the type of woman who always asks to speak to the manager.