It’s a very fun, very 2015 – 2016 thing to do.
this guy dabs.
squidward, noted asshat, DABS!
According to knowyourmeme.com, the noted authority of memery, dabbing’s origins are anything but humble:
The Dab or Dabbing, not to be confused with the recreational use of hash oil that goes by the same name, is a style of hip hop dance that involves dropping one’s head with one arm raised and resting the face inside the elbow of the other arm, which essentially resembles the gesture of a polite attempt at muffling a loud sneeze.
And today, folks, what it ‘essentially resembles’ has become a reality.
Facebook meme page Shitheadsteve posted a timely reminder on being sure not to spread germs this holiday season, with thanks to the glorious artform that is the dab:
The exact origins of the D-A-B: Destroy All Bacteria poster in question are unclear, but it looks to be in some kind of school or university environment in the US. While the poster highlights winter as a problem period for colds, we can definitely still combat summer colds Down Under with this method.
Further, a Twitter Moment titled “The medical benefits of doing the dab“ has gone viral (pardon the pun).
— Tight Gene Team (@GeneMoskowitz) July 30, 2016
This is a fantastic example of memes improving the life and style of the general population.
Remember: Destroy All Bacteria.