It Ain’t Much But It’s Honest Work

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread

Meaning


What does It Ain’t Much But It’s Honest Work mean?

It ain’t much but it’s honest work refers to a series of image macros, depicting an obese farmer with the captions “it ain’t much but it’s honest work”.

It ain’t much, but it’s honest work.

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Origin


What's the origin of It Ain’t Much But It’s Honest Work?

The meme was created, using a photo from an article, posted by the United States Department of Agriculture on October 10th, 2014, titled “Soil Health Campaign Turns Two: Seeks to Unlock Benefits on- and off-the-Farm.”

The photo depicted the Ohio farmer David Brandt.

The first meme, that featured the photo was posted on December 15th, 2018, by Reddit user,

Spread and Usage


How did It Ain’t Much But It’s Honest Work spread?

The final form of the meme was created on January 3rd, 2019, when Reddit user yothisisyo posted a different variation, having replaced the text to the bottom of the image, similar to subtitles.

“It ain’t much but it’s honest work” became an iconic meme, spreading on to most online platforms, including Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter, as well as Instagram meme pages and Facebook groups.

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Published: 03/18/2021 by | Last updated: 05/01/2021 | 2,033 views | Report error




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