Perhaps Cow refers to a meme, featuring the cow Otis from the 2006 animation Barnyard, with the word “perhaps” written under him.
It became a meme in 2017, when people started using it as an unsure and reluctant way of saying yes to something.
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The movie is a German-American production that had premiered in 2006 in the US.
One of the scenes features the aforementioned cow, who is playing around with a mailman by making various funny faces and dancing motions behind his back and turns to a blank stare, when the subject of the tease is looking at him.
Spread and Usage
An image of Otis was uploaded to Facebook in 2017 and was later turned into a four panel meme about respect and sexism, with the final frame of the picture being the perhaps picture, that would later become the meme itself.
The image macro, of course would skyrocket after being uploaded and spread on Reddit.
Several memes have been created and added to the various subreddits, such as /r/dankmemes and /r/MemeEconomy .
It is a still occurring meme, waiting for the right idea to present itself and be uploaded to sites, ranging from Facebook to Instagram to Reddit.