Mama mia, that's a spicy meme

Italians talk with their hands. You know this, I know this, and they know this. Nothing makes it easier to get your point across than clenching your fists, raising your hands above your head, or moving them in sporadic motions around you. This mannerism can accurately show your enthusiasm (or lack thereof) for a particular topic or conversation, and the Italians picked up on this technique a long time ago.

Italians have given us more than just overly dramatic stereotypes. They've given the world architectural advancements through the aqueducts of Rome, to the influence of fashion through labels such as Valentino Garavani. They've also given us a (possibly exaggerated) look into their lives through shows like The Sopranos, and Everybody Loves Raymond. They're known as artists, craftsman and (fashionable) business people. Despite all this, they still weren't able to prevent themselves from being known as... a meme. 

That's right, folks. Three months into 2017 and the Meme of the Month is Italians. Italian hands, to be precise. This new meme has taken over dashboards and newsfeed for the past few days, and honestly, I think it's one of the best memes I've seen in a while. It might be because I'm Greek, though, and Italians hold a special place in my heart. Nevertheless- I've rounded up some of my favourite Italian Hands memes below. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

This is funnier if you've ever driven with an Italian. 

This is funnier if you've ever driven with an Italian. 

This is so wholesome.

This is so wholesome.

No but seriously, who makes these????

No but seriously, who makes these????

The black nail polish is killing me, in the best way possible. 

The black nail polish is killing me, in the best way possible. 

We all know Italians love their espressos in the morning. 

We all know Italians love their espressos in the morning. 

Get it? Cause they also love pizza. 

Get it? Cause they also love pizza. 

Italians are so mysterious, I love it. 

Italians are so mysterious, I love it. 

I should be laughing, but all I'm thinking about is the amount of time it took someone to photoshop all those hands onto those arms.... #Dedication

I should be laughing, but all I'm thinking about is the amount of time it took someone to photoshop all those hands onto those arms.... #Dedication

Ok no, but seriously.... who makes these???? 😂 😂 😂

Ok no, but seriously.... who makes these???? 😂 😂 😂

These are just a few that happened to come across my newsfeeds. There have also been pages dedicated to Italian Memes. Tweet us your favourite ones!