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‘Ah yes, the three genders’ meme gets a musical makeover

The meme has expanded.

 

David Britton

Internet Culture

Published Mar 16, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 9:33 pm CDT

In case you missed it, the “ah yes, the three genders” meme is a way to point out the unintentional pairing in an image of female, male, and a third, usually unrelated, identifier.

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You might, for instance, have a boy, a girl, and a book.

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Or a boy, a girl, and mischief.

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The things listed don’t even necessarily need to be genders.

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Now writer Eric Weiskott has taken things a step further or, to be precise, fourteen steps further, by posting seventeenth-century French composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s description of musical keys as the “17 genders.”

Whether you’re feeling “gay and warlike” or “obscure and terrible,” there’s a key/gender that’s sure to describe you.

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This is not the first time someone on Twitter has used the key chart as a way to describe personalities, but it does seem to be the only example of it being mixed with the “three genders” meme.

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The important thing to remember is that no matter what key you started out in, you should feel free to change to the one that feels right for you.

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*First Published: Mar 16, 2018, 8:16 pm CDT