What is the ‘Look between x and y on your keyboard’ trend and its meaning explained as meme goes viral

What is the ‘Look between x and y on your keyboard’ trend and its meaning explained as meme goes viral

A meme that instructs users to “look between x and y on your keyboard” is making rounds on social media, have a look at the meaning of the trend

Through “look between x and y on your keyboard” meme, you unexpectedly find the letter ‘F’ situated between them, highlighting it as the subject of the joke.

What is the ‘Look between x and y on your keyboard’ trend and its meaning as meme goes viral

The ongoing “Look between x and y on your keyboard” meme trend began with a post on 4Chan back in May 2021. This website allows people to anonymously share images and comments. The meme featured an image of a character from the anime K-On! with the caption “look between t and o on your key bored” (sic).

The letters between T and O on a standard keyboard are Y, U, and I, which spell “Yui,” the name of a character from K-On!, a series about high school girls in a music club. Twitter user @KeionDaisuki_01 shared this to illustrate how the trend began. Since then, this meme format has evolved into snowclone memes.

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These are templates where specific words, letters, or phrases can be swapped out to create new and varied meanings. In this trend, people use snowclone memes to highlight the first letters of names of well-known characters, celebrities, or public figures, or simply as a joke.

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Anime fans, for example, have embraced this format to talk about Yui from K-On! by referring to the keyboard placement of letters. Additionally, some fans suggest looking between U and P on the keyboard to find the initials of Izuku and Uraraka from the anime My Hero Academia.

Netizens participated in the trend

Reddit users have also participated in this trend. One post featured a picture of American actor J.K. Simmons with the caption “look between H and L on your keyboard.” Checking the keyboard, the letters J and K are indeed between H and L, which cleverly spells “JK,” short for “just kidding.”

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On April 19th, X user @Aniwolf33 posted a version which focused on the space between “U and P on your keyboard.” It showcased the initial letters of Uraraka Izuku’s name from the My Hero Academia anime.

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