SMH My Head


What does SMH My Head mean?

SMH my head refers to a popular recursive acronym, based on SMH, humorously writing out its last words, my head in full, for an extra dose of Zoomer irony.

A similar trend has been observable with RIP, spelling it out as RIP in Peace.


What's the origin of SMH My Head?

Although the exact origin of “SMH my head” is not known, it stems from the trend of RIP in Peace, which was first used online on the Newgrounds Forum, referring to the death of Shane Cross.

The form didn’t receive larger popularity until January 2018, when image macro memes paired with captions of recursive acronyms like “SMH my head” started emerging on Reddit.

Spread & Usage

How did SMH My Head spread?

“SMH my head” was first defined on Urban Dictionary on February 3rd, 2018.

The phrase became a popular copypasta, spreading from Reddit to various social media sites, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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