‘Binge-watch’ may have been word of the year, but 2015 will go down in internet history as the year another streaming-related phrase slipped into our vocabulary.
Either you’re the type making a move ‘20 minutes into Netflix and chill’ or you’re the one caught off guard.
On both sides of the equation, this seemingly innocuous act has become code for hooking up thanks, in no small part, to associated images providing the necessary wink-wink, nudge-nudge.
Though Know Your Meme dates online usage of Netflix and Chill as a euphemism back to late 2014, it was this year that it became so popular that even your granny (probably) knows what it means.
By the time summer rolled around, the brand itself cottoned on to the virality of the term and tweeted its own take.
Netflix and chill? No, really. pic.twitter.com/ezcZ7V0peN
— Netflix US (@netflix) July 22, 2015
Pretty soon after that, it was getting international media coverage. With the world chiming in, the code is lost, but the joke is still going strong.
In September, this champ of Netflix and Chill posted this photo to Reddit titled ‘My new Tinder pic’. Genius.
Netflix and chill button?
Later, Netflix brought things to the next stage at the 2015 World Maker Faire, unveiling a special button that could dim the lights and silence your smartphone as you stick on Netflix.
Just what you need while you binge-watch with your bae.
The best part is that, years from now, children will have these memes to let them know the story of their conception.
Keep watching Siliconrepublic.com as we look back on the greatest memes of 2015. Let us know your favourite at @siliconrepublic on Twitter.
Main image of couple watching TV by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock
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