There are memes common to whole Stack Exchange and this one inspired me to ask here . I therefore propose that this space be used to document the memes endemic to travel.se's culture.

One meme per answer please.

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    I love this question! – Ankur Banerjee Jul 26 '13 at 21:22
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    PS - Keep it clean guys. :) – Ankur Banerjee Jul 26 '13 at 21:22
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    @AnkurBanerjee by clean, toilet references are ok? ;) – Mark Mayo Jul 29 '13 at 4:36
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    That's what toilet brushes are for. – hippietrail Aug 4 '15 at 8:41

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Then we've got the sh*t question. And I'm not talking about bad questions, but the volume(?) of questions we have about toilets. It's become a thing on here.

For a list of great and sh*t toilet questions click here: https://travel.stackexchange.com/search?q=%5Bhygiene%5D+toilet

  • Like I said, I wasn't talking about bad questions, but toilet-related ones ;) – Mark Mayo Jul 29 '13 at 4:54
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    Well it's barely 3am where you are so I felt some clarity was needed. – hippietrail Jul 29 '13 at 4:57

"They refused my visa application for no reason at all"

(...and when they post the formulae, you see parking, deception, forgery, etc etc etc...)

A great meme that occurs globally, not just TSE


I'm flying from New York to New Delhi and I've got 17 iPhones in my carry-on and 37 laptops in my luggage. They are all for my personal use. Is it going to be OK?

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    For what I understand, New Delhi to New York may be even worse ;) – MattAllegro Mar 3 '19 at 12:51

Roflcopterexception's "My friend has a question" questions ;)


Since this has been an actual chat event:

Ask a RoflcoptrException-style question


Well of course, we have naked urls. I'd never heard this before, but @hippietrail first started identifying them as a 'thing'. Apparently https://travel.stackexchange.com/search?q=%5Bhygiene%5D+toilet is bad, but toilet questions is good ;)

There's more, but that's all I'm posting at 2.50am ;)

  • @hippietrail I copy and paste: "I'm posting at 2.50am" ;) Fair enough, I'll move one out. – Mark Mayo Jul 29 '13 at 4:35

User asking "What bizzare object can I take on a plane?" and getting massivley upvoted for it.

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    Shouldn’t that rather be “Can I take [bizarre object] on a plane?”? – Wrzlprmft Jul 25 '15 at 9:14

According to Gayot's Law rep begats rep.


I have no savings and no job. My distant uncle, who I never met and who has never shown any previous attempt at maintaining relationships with me or my 4 siblings, is offering to sponsor me on a 5 month visit to the UK. The amount needed will be roughly 1/2 his annual salary. Fortunately, this amount has suddenly appeared in his bank account. What should I put down on the form?


How about pnuts the corrector?


I feel like there's a "Lucy the spammer" meme in here somewhere too...

  • Hardly a Travel.SE meme, that spammer's been around other SE sites. And not a meme because the spammer isn't going to keep that name indefinitely (in fact I haven't seen him for a few days now). – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Jul 29 '13 at 19:38
  • they've been back several times, with new accounts with the same name :/ – Mark Mayo Jul 30 '13 at 0:44
  • I know, I've been deleting these accounts on Computer Science. But a spammer using the same name for a week or so doesn't make a meme. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Jul 30 '13 at 0:46
  • It was just a thought; was trying to get the thread going. I'm far more in favour of the toilet memes and Rofl questions – Mark Mayo Jul 30 '13 at 0:49
  • And indeed she's back – Mark Mayo Jul 30 '13 at 2:57

What about asking once more about transit visa in UK or Schengen from X and to Y (typically India>Frankfurt>US), while it has been asked way too many times.

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