Some good folks on the internet have compiled the most respectful and wholesome memes out there so you can share some good laughs with your Nana.
Has your mom or grandma ever caught you grinning at some NSFW/dark meme on your phone? Did you flounder about like a fish out of water when they inevitably asked what's so funny because there's no way you can show it to them or explain why you find such content hilarious? I know I have. Thankfully, there are some good folks on the internet who've compiled the most respectful and wholesome memes out there together in one place so you can share some good laughs and a healthy dose of "awwws" with your Nana.
Speaking to Bored Panda about how humor has changed over time and how different people see it, British comedy writer, musical comedian, and author Ariane Sherine explained that rather than a generational divide, there's a gender split in how we understand humor. "Previous generations of women were more likely to be conditioned to be polite and submissive and to find coarse humor distasteful, though of course there are exceptions—the risque female US comedian Mae West springs to mind," she said. "Ofcom, the UK broadcasting standards authority, found recently that women are much more likely to take offense at sexual swear words than men."
"I think men have always appreciated vulgar humor though—for example, my dad, who would have been 83 this year, used to roar with laughter at my very sweary and rude songs, as does my 71-year-old friend John, whereas my mother is still appalled by my comedy! So I think it's a gender thing rather than a generational one," Sherine added.
Here are 25 respectful memes you can enjoy with your grandma:
Me: Hey I really like your hoodie— Respectful Memes (@RespectfulMemes) November 22, 2016
Him: Thanks I really needed that today pic.twitter.com/ys9DHX1zrH
When you let your mom cut your hair and she tells you what a handsome young man you are. pic.twitter.com/QwffXwn8qC— Respectful Memes (@RespectfulMemes) November 22, 2016