We live in a world fuelled by quick, quirky and sometimes downright questionable trends. But every once in a while, something comes along that is highly relatable and chuckle-inducing.
The ‘Tell Me Without Telling Me” trend breaks down like this:
In a nutshell, people are asked to share something about themselves without actually saying it directly. So for example, if the topic is “tell me you’re a millennial without actually telling me you’re a millennial”, a response could be calmly whipping out a flip phone. If you know, you know.
The latest variant of the TikTok challenge has taken on a proudly South African feel: “Tell me you’re South African without telling me you’re South African.”
Posted by popular South African TikTokkers, the stitches (when you reply to someone’s video on the app) and comments have been equally hilarious and accurate.
Here are some of our favourites.
“Tell me you’re South African without telling me you’re South African.”
- There is a difference between now; now-now, and just now that we understand (@xxsweet_multixx).
- I bought pineapples and yeast during lockdown (@bigicy8).
- Is it just our lights or the whole area? (@nicholasoehley).
- We don’t need alarm clocks thanks to Hadedas (@mrmor00298).
- I pay R5 to wear my own clothes at school (jessica.xoxo_06).
- We have family meetings as a country (@kurse_777).
- I know I’ve made it when I can go to Woolies without feeling guilty (@justaflowerlover).
- The soundtrack to my life is a taxis hooting (@toofiresauce_14).
- Ja no shame, hectic makes sense to me (swavy210).
- 10. We know that an ice cream container doesn’t always have ice cream (@zoe_drakopoulos1).
Let’s take it one step further. Tell us you’re from Cape Town without telling us you’re from Cape Town in the comments!