I am confusion is an intentional grammatical mistake made by the speaker, identifying with confusion, rather than being confused.
It is a frequent blunder non-native English speakers make.
“I am confusion” started spreading online, after a short video of Instagram user @thesaida going viral.
In the clip, she uploaded on November 25th, 2015, she is saying “I am confusion” and proceeds to draw attention to the illogical pronunciation of the states “Kansas” and “Arkansas”.
The short video was spread on YouTube and various other sites, becoming a meme.
“I am confusion” was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2017.
The quote became a meme, associated with the two US states, appearing on GIFs as well as image macros and stickers, featuring the states.
- Urban Dictionary – I am confusion