Business Handshake

Business Handshake

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Updated Aug 22, 2018 at 02:49PM EDT by Matt.

Added Aug 17, 2018 at 12:29PM EDT by Sophie.

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Business Handshake refers to a series of stock photos depicting a handshake between two business people, which are typically captioned with object labels indicating an agreement between the two on a variety of humorous topics. The variants bear many similarities to Epic Handshake image macros.

Origin

On August 16th, 2018, Redditor BEISisICE[1] posted an image to the /r/dankmemes subreddit with one arm labeled "centimeters," the other labeled "inches" and the united hands labeled "0" (shown below). Within 24 hours, the post received more than 21,900 points (94% upvoted).


Inches Centimeters 0

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That day, several more images were posted to /r/dankmemes that continued the conversion, science, or mathematics themes to the labeling. For example, Redditor BEISisICE submitted another image to /r/dankmemes[2] with one arm labeled "2x+9," the other labeled "8x-6" and the hands labeled "x=2.5" (shown below, left). That day, the post gained 559 points (93% upvoted). On August 17th, 2018, Redditor TheBritishSnob posted the image to /r/dankmemes[3] with one arm labeled "my girlfriend," the other labeled "√-1" and the hands "being imaginary" (shown below, right).


2x+9 8x-6 2 5 My girlfriend Being maginary

Meanwhile, the images became commonly used to indicate a numerical agreement. For example, Redditor RhimmJobb[4] posted an image to DankMemes with one arm labeled Fortnite the other Minecraft, with the agreement labeled "sexual encounters 0" (shown below, left). The same day, Redditor OnceUponAMind posted an image to /r/dankmemes[5] with one arm labeled "Kg", the other "food in Africa" and the hands "0" (shown below, right).


Sexual Encounters Minecraft Fortnite 0 ood In Africa Kg 0

Group Hand Hold

On August 6th, 2018, Twitter [6] user @doodlefrog posted a 2010 stock photo by Tetra Images[7] of four hands holding each others' wrist. The wrists are labeled with various individuals and groups that are excited about Halloween. The post (shown below) received more than 11,000 retweets and 30,000 likes in less than one month.


It'll be here before you know it People who love dressing up in costumes Goth people Halloween Kids who love Adults who like excuses to party free


Following the post, people began posting variations, using other versions of the same stock photo. On August 8th, Twitter[8] shared a variation about the band Depeche Mode. The post (shown below, left) received more than 6,000 retweets and 18,000 likes in two weeks. One week later, Twitter[9] user @brigsbeebear tweeted a version about the artist Lorde. The post (shown below, center) received more than 5,700 retweets and 20,000 likes in less than one week. Several days later, Twitter[10] user @bitterpola posted a variation about potatoes that received more than 2,200 retweets and 5,300 likes in less than on week.


This one tho dramatic 0 nostagi dads 0 bisexuals ta moms 0 depeche goth Retro eens 0 0 i'm obsessed with these memes indie/ alternative wlw ppl who are afraid of growing upp lorde ppl who hate their hometown indie/ alternative min nlr We came up with this last night CELIACS POTATOES USSY EATERS

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