This is What’s Trending Today…
This week, people on Twitter have been trying to identify some unusual looking pictures. They are asking what, at first, might seem like a strange question: “Is this a photograph of a dog or a photo of a kind of food?”
A woman named Karen Zack, known as @teenybiscuit on Twitter, first posted the question: “Labradoodle or fried chicken?” Her post included photos of young dogs known as Labradoodles and a tasty treat -- fried chicken.
Labradoodles are dogs that are a cross between Labrador retrievers and poodles.
That question led to more viral comparisons between dogs and food. Karen Zack’s next post compared sleeping puppies with a popular bread product: bagels.
More than 14,000 people retweeted Zack’s “Puppy or Bagel” post.
And, in a Twitter post on Wednesday, Zack compared the Chihuahua, one of the world’s smallest dogs, with another baked good: muffins.
That post received more than 24,000 retweets.
Karen Zack’s questions have quickly taken over social media. New York magazine called her a “Twitter genius.”
Zack herself seems surprised about her newfound Internet fame.
She did not stop at dog or food comparisons. Another viral post compared Sheep dogs to a cleaning product: the mop.
By Friday, Zack’s idea had become a meme. Other people on social media are creating their own “dog or food?” photos.
One Twitter user compared Shar Pei dogs with melted chocolate.
And that’s What’s Trending Today
I’m Dan Friedell.
Ashley Thompson wrote this story for Learning English. George Grow was the editor.
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Words in This Story
post - v. to add a message on a website
viral - adj. involving an image, video, piece of information, etc., that is spread quickly and widely from one Internet user to another.
genius - n. a very smart or talented person
meme - n. a funny image or video that is copied on the Internet