Why can’t I hold all these limes? refers to a series of image macros, depicting a man carrying a handful of limes, which are falling out of his grasp.
Numerous variations of the meme feature other characters who are also incapable of holding a bunch of objects, or who are indeed able to hold a large amount of limes.
The exact origin of the image macro itself is unknown, although it is widely attributed to 4chan, this, however cannot be confirmed, due to a lack of archives.
The photo comes from an ad for George clothing, found in Walmart as well as ASDA.
The man holding a lime has been in such supermarkets since at least 2010.
An early occurrence of the “why can’t I hold all these limes?” was uploaded to FunnyJunk on July 24th, 2010.
It would spread on to numerous websites during the early 2010’s, appearing on pages such as 4chan, Reddit as well as Imgur.
- Know Your Meme – Limes Guy / Why Can’t I Hold All These Limes?