The 16 Best Hump Day Memes

Hump day comes every week. Every single week. It marks the official point of no return between last weekend and next weekend when that Friday finish line finally comes into view. We may all be stuck on a treadmill that's slowly wearing down, but when hump day rolls around, it's time for dreams of staying up late and sleeping in with no repercussions. Glad it's not still Tuesday, but bummed it not yet Thursday.

What Do Hump Day Memes Mean?

Hump day memes refer to hump day, otherwise known as Wednesday, which falls right in the middle of the traditional five day work week. The phrase imagines the work week as a hard climb to the middle of the week, after which it's all downhill.

Reality seldom matches this fanciful portrayal of the work week, but hump day memes still persist as a sort of relief valve. No matter how tough the week may seem, hump day means that it's halfway over.

How Are Hump Day Memes Used?

Hump day memes are often used in a very literal sense to celebrate the fact that the user, and the readers, have survived halfway through the week, and that the next weekend is finally closer than the previous weekend.

Other related memes have a lighter take on the subject matter and make a joke about hump day. Then there are the hump day memes that take a more meta approach, existing primarily to complain about other hump day memes, or to express frustration at coworkers who get all worked up about hump day.

Examples of Hump Day Memes:

Example #1
A tiny grumpy cat
Text line one: What a beautiful hump day
Text line two: I hate it
Meaning: This combines the grumpy cat meme with a hump day meme. While most hump day memes express a positive feeling, this turns that on its head.

Example #2
 Humpty Hump from Digital Underground
Text: Happy
Text line two: Humpty Hump Day
Meaning: This meme makes a joke about the similarity between hump day and rapper Shock G's Humpty Hump persona.

Example #3:
 Obi Wan Kenobi
Text: A hump day meme?
Text line two: That's something I haven't seen in a long time.
Meaning: This meme is a reference to a line from Star Wars, which spawned a meme of its own.

For even more examples, including links to the originals, check out our full list of 15 hilarious hump day memes:

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Haters Gonna Hate

You do you, baby grumpy cat. The rest of us are happy that the week is halfway done. 

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Been All Around The World

Same humpty hump day. 

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Ben All Around The World

Same Obi Wan.

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And Also Aliens, Probably

A hump day meme starring the aliens guy.

The Ancient Aliens guy from the History channel, who has become internet-famous as the guy from the alien memes knows things. You can't argue with his logic. Well, you could, but we're not sure how much good it would do.

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Did You Know That Bon Jovi Is French for Good Jovi?

A hump day meme featuring Bon Jovi.

Well, it probably is. Wake us up when hump day is over.

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Calm Down Spock

A hump day featuring Spock.

We said hump day, not pon farr day, you incorrigible horn dog.

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That Phrase You Keep Using

I don't think that means what you think it means.

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Seems Like a Reasonable Request

Don't mind us while we just back away slowly. 

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Raise a Scotch for Hump Day

We love hump day like Brick Tamland loves lamp.

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Wait, It Isn't Hump Day?

Say it isn't so.

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Wait, So It Is Hump Day?

Forget the scotch, we're cranking this celebration up to eleven. 

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Yeah, We Know It's Hump Day

Not sure about bring your camel to work day, though.

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Reasonable Request

Reasonable response.

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Unreasonable Response

Unreasonable reaction. 

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Go Ahead and Say It

Dare you.

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See You Next Week, Hump Day Memes

It's been real.