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Too Cringe for New York, Too Based for LA

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Noah in Burlington, Vermont, wonders about the catchphrase I’m too cringe for New York, too based for LA. As explained at Know Your Meme, the slang term based is now a positive term popularized by the rapper Lil B, referring to one’s best authentic self. Cringe is a negative adjective associated with awkwardness and embarrassment. Noah’s sister sent him a meme that said I am too cringe for New York, too based for LA, but I fit in just right in Providence, Rhode Island, which he takes to suggest that Providence is “the right-size pond for the fish.” This is part of a complete episode.

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