I don't understand the meaning of "you are" in this sentence:

I'm not crying you are.

Found in a meme on reddit.


1 Answer 1


Not one sentence but two sentences. It should perhaps be written

I'm not crying. You are.

The second sentence omits the word "crying", it means "You are crying"

  • True that. Many memes are notoriously poorly punctuated.
    – J.R.
    Jun 28, 2019 at 22:10
  • 1
    Given it's very short length, it would be generally accepted as a single-sentence comma splice—if a comma were added. Jun 29, 2019 at 19:02

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