Case in point:
"That homework assignment left me like WAT?!"
"WAT is this cat meme I just found?"
"Someone explain to me WAT was the ending of 'Inception' was all about?"
The term has been highly popularized by memes and tweets alike.
In true bizarre internet fashion, a seemingly random photo has become the epitome of WAT
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