Wheeze refers to the punchline of an exploitable meme comic format, used for satirizing meme trends.
The comic depicts a man hearing a well-constructed joke with no reaction, then reacting to an absurd contemporary meme with a “wheeze”.
The comic was first uploaded to Tumblr by patientno7 on April 23rd, 2016.
The original comic was used to mock and make fun of the then popular succ meme.
A photoshop edit of the comic was uploaded to Reddit’s r/me_irl subreddit the same day.
Spread and Usage
“Wheeze” would become a prominent exploitable reaction image.
Most uploads of the meme occurred on various subreddits, such as r/me_irl or r/MemeEconomy, however it would also appear on sites like Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
- Urban Dictionary – Wheeze