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TikTok explores what it truly means to ‘understand the assignment’
Fri, October 01, 2021 at 4:27:33 PM EDT
You’ve probably seen the phrase “understood the assignment” used to death on social media. Here’s why everyone is saying it.
The slang term is a popular way to praise someone who is going above and beyond to do a good job. When Rihanna slays her outfit at the Met Gala every year, you might say she understood the assignment. It’s pretty much like giving someone an “A+” or stamping something with your seal of approval.
What does “understood the assignment” mean?
According to Urban Dictionary , “understood the assignment” means, “a phrase used when someone is giving it 110% Whether it’s what they’re doing, what they’re wearing, someone who is really on top of their s***.”
However, on Twitter , the phrase might sometimes refer to a specific meme.
What is the Twitter “understood the assignment” meme?
In the Twitter trend, users pay tribute to their favorite actors and actresses who’ve been able to pull off a slew of eclectic roles.
Now if we want to talk about someone who understands the assignment… pic.twitter.com/TpZyeBPHGj — Blk Girl Culture (@blkgirlculture) April 6, 2021
The account @ blkgirlculture celebrated Queen Latifah for being everything from an action hero to a musical star.
No you don’t understand HE always understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/o2xqpCUR0E — mary (fan account) (@marvelousxoxo) April 5, 2021
Another account gave big props to Daniel Kaluuya who has been known to swap his British accent for an American one to appear in horror films, sci-fi movies and biopics.
Meryl will always understand the assignment. (📷: Shutterstock/ Disney /Sony Pictures) pic.twitter.com/NZWI6oXFMU — E! News (@enews) April 3, 2021
But of course, E! News knows no one quite understands the assignment like Oscar winner Meryl Streep who has pretty much played everyone and everything.
What is the “understood the assignment” meme on TikTok ?
TikTok tends to go along with Urban Dictionary’s definition, rather than focusing on celebrities. Most of the videos in the trend use the song “The Assignment” by Tay Money.
The lyrics are :
Damn Tay, you killed this
I understood the assignment (Duh)
Uh-huh, uh-huh (Rich)
I understood the assignment
Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh (Duh)
I understood the assignment (B**** I’m d-)
B****, I understood the assignment (Duh)
@fluellenfam Ready for round 3? @ashtonpaz4 @taylorchapman__ 😉😂 #babysquad #iunderstoodtheassignment #2under2 ♬ The Assignment – Tay Money
TikToker @ fluellenfam understood the assignment when she and two friends managed to time their pregnancies together twice .
@yourfriendlizzie Matron of Honor to the rescue #wedding #weddingtiktok #fyp #foryou #weddingvibes ♬ The Assignment – Tay Money
“Oh you’re going to wear white to my best friend’s wedding ?” the user @ yourfriendlizzie said, showing off the color toss packets she planned to use on the dress code breaker. As maid of honor, she understood the assignment.
@anokmathteacher @Chick-fil-A out here doing the Lord’s work #praisethelord ♬ The Assignment – Tay Money
But @anokmathteacher felt Chick-fil-A understood the assignment when they fulfilled her request for extra cherries by giving her an entire cup full.
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The 'I Understood The Assignment' TikTok Audio Explained
A social media trend has reached peak popularity whenever brands start participating in it; by the time junior creatives and social media interns finish pitching and explaining a trend for approval, it's probably already been seen on every platform. So, with that in mind, it should be easy to backtrack the timeline of a trend to learn more about it when a brand joins in on the fun. One glaring exception is the Duolingo Owl — that's one up-to-date bird.
McDonalds' "I understood the assignment" era on Twitter began in the second half of 2021. So did Starbucks '. With a calculation based on conjecture, the trend can be traced back to the beginning of 2021. We looked to Know Your Meme for confirmation, and it turns out we were right. This is what high school teachers meant when they said that we'd use math after graduating.
This particular phrase has garnered extreme attention across all social media platforms. On TikTok , videos submitted under the "I understood the assignment" hashtag have received more than 600 million views; an excess of 30,000 posts wear it on Instagram . But what does it mean? And why is there an entire song dedicated to it? Read on to learn more.
The 'I understood the assignment' trend has been used by celebrities
How was the "I understood the assignment" trend created? In March 2021, a Twitter user @thering26 posted stills of Uma Thurman in numerous acting roles. "Uma Thurman will always understand the assignment," the accompanying text read. Soon, the phrase and meme format spread across Twitter like wildfire; it is used to describe someone who knows how to get the job done (via Know Your Meme ). The meme format is particularly popular for talking about actors who can pull off very different roles with top-notch acting.
A few months later, artist Tay Money put a new spin on the trend. She released a song that claimed she understood " The Assignment ." The artist herself used a part of the song that said "I understood the assignment" on TikTok. This led to a trend of people posting accomplishments and stories that proved that they knew what was expected of them and went above and beyond (via Know Your Meme ).
Even celebrities hopped on the trend. Taylor Swift used it to promote "All Too Well" (via YouTube ) and basically immortalized the phrase. There are currently around 250 million views on the "the assignment" hashtag on TikTok . It also led to the creation of another relatable sound that remixes Tay Money's song with Reese Witherspoon in "Legally Blonde" saying, " Actually, I wasn't aware that we had an assignment ." And that's how one meme took over the internet.
Bravo: 10 "they understood the assignment" memes that are spot on.
Bravo fans have compiled their own "understood the assignment" memes that perfectly detail why their favorite Bravolebrity gave them life.
Earlier this year, a meme now known as the "understood the assignment" meme emerged and has quickly become Bravo fans' go-to when talking about their favorite reality TV shows or Bravolebrities. It's a way of complimenting a person for the way they handled themselves during the season that made the series even better. Without these Bravolebrities who understood their job as a reality TV star, the series wouldn't shine as brightly.
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Thanks to Twitter, fans have compiled their own "understood the assignment" memes that perfectly detail why the Bravolebrity or show in question gave them life. From The Real Housewives of Atlanta to Family Karma , these stars of these shows understood the assignment in the best way possible.
Nene Leakes Always Understood What Was Needed Of Her
Nene Leakes had a hard ending on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but her legacy lives on in every Bravo fan. While her fashion and her looks were always glamorous, it was Nene's quotes that made their way into countless memes , GIFs, and beyond. Sometimes, Nene didn't even need to say anything when drama erupted. Her facial expressions were so expressive that viewers and friends knew exactly how she felt about it.
Family Karma Is Underrated
Family Karma premiered in 2020 and showed the complex lives of Indian-Americans living in the South Florida region. The first season was a great introduction to the group's lives and customs, but it was the show's second season that really gave the show a bigger following. It's now one of the best reality TV shows for Bravo fans.
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Fans adore Vishal Parvani because he always understands the assignment. He's handsome, he's humorous, and he knows when to add the charm for TV. His unique relationship with his fiance also creates great TV.
Ramona Is A Housewives Icon
It doesn't get better than Real Housewives of New York 's Ramona Singer. There are things she's done since season 1 of the franchise, moments Ramona can never live down and will follow her throughout her career with Bravo. As bothersome as she can be at times, and as cruel as she can be to her best friend Sonja Morgan, Ramona understands every assignment she's given without even realizing it. That's the beauty of Ramona Singer. From her love of pinot grigio to that epic catwalk during Fashion Week, Ramona knows all.
Mama Joyce Knows When To Turn It On
Mama Joyce is Kandi Burruss's mother on RHOA . The two women have a complicated relationship at times. Mama Joyce is opinionated and occasionally aggressive. When she has something to say, she says it. In a lot of ways, even though Mama Joyce isn't an official cast member, she's her own Housewife since she brings the giggles and drama with her in most scenes.
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Mama Joyce almost has as many iconic scenes as Kandi, which means she understood the assignment she was given. When a person is on reality TV, they have to bring it all.
Lucy Lucy Apple Juice Gave RHOBH A Storyline
There are times when certain seasons of The Real Housewives are bland or not as entertaining as others. When this happens, the women (or production) make a big deal out of small situations. A great example of this occurred is in season 9: the infamous Puppygate storyline.
While Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans know the entire situation revolving around Lisa Vanderpump's dog foundation and Dorit's shocking decision to rehome a dog she rescued, the real star of the situation was the dog in question: Lucy Lucy Apple Juice. Dorit claimed the dog bit and scratched her husband and their children, giving them no choice but to rehome the dog. Who knew that this incident would then lead to an ongoing storyline that would run throughout the entire season?
Eboni K. Williams Deserves Her Apple
There are some new Real Housewives cast members who don't necessarily mesh well with the rest of the cast, or they're not fit for reality TV. But Eboni K. Williams is not that girl. The OG Housewives know what's needed to make the season a good one, and it looks like Eboni got the memo. She is a woman who has earned her apple for RHONY and has made a huge, positive difference in the series. As the series' first Black cast member, RHONY needed Eboni, and she understood the assignment.
Dorit Brings The Sass Without Realizing It
When Sutton joined RHOBH , she started as a friend of the series, slowly dipping her toes in the Real Housewives pond. By her second season, she was promoted to holding a diamond and is now an official cast member. However, the Sutton viewers see in her second season is a touch different than who they met in her first season. She's a little more outspoken nowadays and isn't afraid to cause conflict. Her expensive lifestyle, though, has forced her to say some outrageous (albeit hilarious) things on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills , like when she claimed she'd never heard of Rhianna's Fenty clothing line.
Amber Didn't Last Long But She Knew The Drill
Amber Marchese made her entrance in the Real Housewives of New Jersey franchise in season 6 and quickly became one of the most controversial Real Housewives cast members . While she and Teresa Giudice were on good terms, she had some words for her old friend Melissa Gorga. To make matters worse, Amber's husband, James, stirred the pot constantly with his problematic points of view and hurtful words to his fellow RHONJ husbands. And while Amber lasted only one season, she understood the assignment of a reality TV star.
Jacqueline Laurita: An OG Legend
Some of the best seasons of The Real Housewives of New Jersey were the early ones in which Jacqueline Laurita was a cast member. Due to her family relationships with Caroline and Chris and her friendship with Teresa, there was a lot to unfold here. Eventually, Jacqueline's time on the show came to a close, but she left the series swinging, clearly understanding the assignment.
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Understands The Assignment Twitter Memes
The Brief: "Understands The Assignment" Twitter memes consist of photos of an actor that showcase their range and skill.
Twitter users are revealing which actors they feel are skilled at their craft as part of the “Understands The Assignment” memes. These tweets consist of the caption “understands/understood the assignment” with up to four photos of an actor from various TV shows or movies that showcase their range.
Here’s Queen Latifah in everything from action to period pieces.
Now if we want to talk about someone who understands the assignment… pic.twitter.com/TpZyeBPHGj — Blk Girl Culture (@blkgirlculture) April 6, 2021
Daniel Kaluuya’s range extends from horror to historical.
No you don’t understand HE always understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/o2xqpCUR0E — mary tfatws spoilers (@marvelousxoxo) April 5, 2021
Meryl will always understand the assignment. (📷: Shutterstock/Disney/Sony Pictures) pic.twitter.com/NZWI6oXFMU — E! News (@enews) April 3, 2021
no yall dont understand, SHE will ALWAYS understand the assignment pic.twitter.com/TZgMGT9lQe — virgil/octavio !!! like 📌 (@ONTHEVlRGIL) April 5, 2021
michelle yeoh always understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/fqq2REQeQP — William Yu 유규호 (@its_willyu) April 7, 2021
Some of the most popular takes are the ones that included a combination of photos between two different actors who look alike.
jamie lee curtis will always understand the assignment pic.twitter.com/h1hrWC1ZUH — john (@jawnsroberts) April 6, 2021
margot robbie will always understand the assignment pic.twitter.com/B8RDWbzcx6 — FLOR DAY 🦦 (@cinecults) April 6, 2021
Riz Ahmed ALWAYS understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/PjEPsYlv3u — 𝙉𝘼𝘼𝙉𝙎 (@LilNaanX) April 5, 2021
the way he always understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/Z9tGzDq67A — peach ♥ (@ceciliataIlis) April 4, 2021
Pedro Pascal ALWAYS understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/yXgo6bmsGn — C (@cgarci_) April 2, 2021
Someone who always understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/EWndU08Hg2 — April 13😈🥳 (@iDont_Chase) April 6, 2021
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TikTok explores what it truly means to 'understand the assignment'
You've probably seen the phrase "understood the assignment" used to death on social media. Here's why everyone is saying it. The slang term is a popular way to praise someone who is going above and beyond to do a good job. According to Urban Dictionary, "understood the assignment" means, "a phrase used when someone is giving it 110% ... Whether it’s what they’re doing, what they’re wearing, someone who is really on top of their s***" . In the Twitter trend, users pay tribute to their favorite actors and actresses who've been able to pull off a slew of eclectic roles. TikTok tends to go along with Urban Dictionary's definition, rather than focusing on celebrities
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These actors definitely understood the assignment.
Sometimes, there are just actors who understand their roles so completely that fans always know they can trust them. So when a meme started to go around pointing out who “understood” the assignment, the results varied. From pointing out that these actors always shine no matter the quality of the movie to pointing out specific kinds of roles they always flock to and understand, it was just a way for fans to share love for their favorites.
For me, my go-to choice was Margot Robbie. While a favorite actress of mine, she also always seems to shine in whatever movie she’s in. Even movies that are not well-loved (like Suicide Squad ) have the love for Robbie and her performance shining through. The movie might not be great, but you know that Margot Robbie will be. Because, as the meme points out, she understands the movie she’s supposed to be in, even if the rest of the movie doesn’t match her the right way. (Again, just think about Suicide Squad .)
Many took to Twitter to share their love for their faves and talk about the roles they shine in.
SHE always understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/KiW4T80AMp — no context schitt’s creek (@nocontxtSC) April 5, 2021
Y’all wanna talk about somebody who ALWAYS understands the assignment—I got two words for you: Colman. Domingo. pic.twitter.com/wRe1gax9Ex — Shanelle Genai (@shanellegenai) April 5, 2021
the way paul dano always understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/vbBHWmGNU1 — kyrs (@josepedropascaI) April 6, 2021
Pedro Pascal ALWAYS understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/yXgo6bmsGn — C (@cgarci_) April 2, 2021
No you don’t understand HE always understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/o2xqpCUR0E — mary tfatws spoilers (@marvelousxoxo) April 5, 2021
Riz Ahmed ALWAYS understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/PjEPsYlv3u — (@LilNaanX) April 5, 2021
He always understands the assignment. Kind of. #SunnyFXX pic.twitter.com/VtqvZmFD0z — It’s Always Sunny (@alwayssunny) April 6, 2021
He always understands the assignment… pic.twitter.com/RilTNUxgZp — Morgan (@ViciousVixxenV) April 5, 2021
natasha lyonne always understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/N9f7iEmczI — Debbie (@dtooshie) April 5, 2021
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Actors Who Really 'Understood The Assignment,' Twitter's Newest Meme Format
There are a lot of amazing actors out there, some of them, however, have one very successful role and that becomes all that they are recognized for *cough cough,* Ferris Bueller, *cough cough.* There are other movie stars that are able to completely transform themselves into every role that comes their way, sometimes to the point that you forget who the actor even was in the first place.
The newest way to explain how some actors just 'get it,' is by tweet ing some of their famous roles and saying, 'They UNDERSTOOD the assignment.' It might not make sense to you now , but, rest assured, after you see a couple of these, it'll start to make sense.
I think this one is undebatable. To say Robin Williams 'understood the assignment' is nearly an understatement, Robin low-key invented the assignment. He always delivered 100%.
Okay @imbd we see you joining this trend. Rightfully so, I suppose, you would know better than anyone. And, you killed it. Christian Bale was clearly an expert at the assignment. Clearly he is an A+ student.
- 3 <p lang="en" dir="ltr">no SHE always understood the assignment <a href="https://t.co/sTWBBf45eS">pic.twitter.com/sTWBBf45eS</a></p>— peanut (@eyysalii) <a href="https://twitter.com/eyysalii/status/1379131114661511177?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 5, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>"> Via @eyysalii
- 4 <p lang="en" dir="ltr">no HE always understood the assignment <a href="https://t.co/qXZ1wZqHYv">pic.twitter.com/qXZ1wZqHYv</a></p>— day | elaia lovebot (@balladofsongs) <a href="https://twitter.com/balladofsongs/status/1378432863616475137?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>"> Via @balladofsongs
- 5 <p lang="en" dir="ltr">ok but HE understood the assignment <a href="https://t.co/QWJ0EosWQZ">pic.twitter.com/QWJ0EosWQZ</a></p>— drew timme simp account (@emjoselix) <a href="https://twitter.com/emjoselix/status/1379241751823708167?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>"> Via @emjoselix
- 6 <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Johnny Depp has ALWAYS understood the assignment <a href="https://t.co/oM5PGQLFfI">pic.twitter.com/oM5PGQLFfI</a></p>— ARIUS💋✨ (@xcv_arius) <a href="https://twitter.com/xcv_arius/status/1378578156655902721?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 4, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>"> Via @xcv_arius
- 7 <p lang="en" dir="ltr">She UNDERSTOOD the assignment! <a href="https://t.co/T4ZyO5FJkW">pic.twitter.com/T4ZyO5FJkW</a></p>— Umar Farouk Aliyu (@aliyu_zaza) <a href="https://twitter.com/aliyu_zaza/status/1379231053475418113?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>"> Via @aliyu_zaza
- 8 <p lang="en" dir="ltr">she UNDERSTOOD the assignment <a href="https://t.co/SmOONSG5i7">pic.twitter.com/SmOONSG5i7</a></p>— i miss obama (@spinsewz) <a href="https://twitter.com/spinsewz/status/1378905643260604416?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 5, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>"> Via @spinsewz
- 9 <p lang="en" dir="ltr">no HE always understood the assignment <a href="https://t.co/xqax6cnQF5">pic.twitter.com/xqax6cnQF5</a></p>— irene (@LEDGERING) <a href="https://twitter.com/LEDGERING/status/1378351326715899907?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>"> Via @LEDGERING
- 10 <p lang="en" dir="ltr">emma thompson always understood the assignment <a href="https://t.co/82vpc1ZKsq">pic.twitter.com/82vpc1ZKsq</a></p>— mae (@darIingeve) <a href="https://twitter.com/darIingeve/status/1378788444466466817?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 4, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>"> Via @darIingeve
- 11 <p lang="en" dir="ltr">no HE always understood the assignment <a href="https://t.co/9b5wkfct9z">pic.twitter.com/9b5wkfct9z</a></p>— Turtle🎭 (@KingTurtle__) <a href="https://twitter.com/KingTurtle__/status/1379131316030087168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 5, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>"> Via @KingTurtle__
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What Does Understood The Assignment Mean?
The slang phrase understood the assignment is used to praise someone who goes above and beyond or consistently performs well. It can be applied in various situations, such as complimenting someone’s work, outfit, or performance. The phrase gained popularity in 2021, particularly on social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter. The origins of “understood the assignment” are unclear, but it became more widely known after American rapper Tay Money released a song titled “The Assignment” in October 2021. The phrase went viral on Twitter, with users using it to pay tribute to their favorite actors and actresses who excel in their roles. Here are some examples of how to use the phrase “understood the assignment”:
- “Your presentation was amazing! You really understood the assignment.”
- “That outfit is fire! You totally understood the assignment.”
- “I told my son to clean his room, and he really understood the assignment. It’s spotless!”
- “That new employee really understood the assignment. She’s already making a big impact on the team.”
- “I’m not sure if I understood the assignment for this project. Can you give me some more guidance?”
The phrase “understood the assignment” is a fun and playful way to praise someone for their exceptional work or effort. It can be used sincerely or sarcastically, depending on the context.
What Does Understood The Assignment Mean From a Girl?
When a girl uses the phrase “understood the assignment,” she typically means the same thing as everyone else. It is a way to praise someone for going above and beyond or consistently performing well. Girls use it in various situations, such as complimenting someone’s work, outfit, or performance.
Here are some key points to consider:
- Specific meaning from a girl : Girls use the phrase “understood the assignment” to acknowledge and praise someone’s exceptional work or effort.
- How girls use it : Girls may use the phrase in conversations with their friends, colleagues, or online communities to show appreciation for someone’s achievements.
- How to reply : If someone says “understood the assignment” to you, you can reply with a simple “thank you” or express your gratitude for their recognition.
Girls use the phrase similarly to everyone else. It is a lighthearted and positive way to acknowledge someone’s accomplishments. So, if a girl says “understood the assignment” to you, take it as a compliment and feel proud of your achievements!
- Girl A: I just finished my final project for school!
- Girl B: Nice job! You totally understood the assignment !
- Girl: I saw your artwork on Instagram. It’s amazing!
- Artist: Thank you so much! I’m glad you think I understood the assignment .
- Girl A: Check out this outfit I put together for the party tonight.
- Girl B: Wow, you look stunning! You definitely understood the assignment .
- Girl: I just aced my math test!
- Friend: That’s awesome! You really understood the assignment .
- Girl A: I finally finished writing my novel.
- Girl B: That’s incredible! You truly understood the assignment and brought your story to life.
What Does Understood The Assignment Mean From a Guy?
When a guy uses the phrase “understood the assignment,” it can have similar meanings as when a girl uses it. However, there may be some slight differences in how guys use and interpret the slang. Here’s what you need to know:
Complimenting appearance or performance : Like girls, guys may use “understood the assignment” to compliment someone’s appearance or performance. They might use it to acknowledge someone’s stylish outfit, impressive skills, or exceptional work.
Acknowledging achievements : Guys may also use “understood the assignment” to recognize someone’s achievements or efforts. Whether it’s in sports, academics, or any other area, they use it to show appreciation for someone who has gone above and beyond.
Flirting or expressing interest : In some cases, guys may use “understood the assignment” as a flirty hint or a way to express their interest in someone. It can be a playful way of showing admiration and attraction.
Different tone or delivery : While the overall meaning is similar, guys may have a different tone or delivery when using “understood the assignment.” They might use it in a more casual or laid-back manner compared to girls.
If a guy says “understood the assignment” to you, here are a few things to consider:
Context of the conversation : Pay attention to the context in which he used the phrase. Was it in response to something specific you did or said? Understanding the context can give you clues about his intentions.
Your relationship with him : Consider your relationship with this guy. Are you friends, dating, or just acquaintances? The meaning behind his use of “understood the assignment” can vary depending on your relationship dynamics.
Body language and tone : Take note of his body language and tone of voice when he says it. Does he seem serious, playful, or flirtatious? These non-verbal cues can provide additional context to help you understand his intentions.
Of course, it’s important to remember that not every guy will use “understood the assignment” in the same way. Some may use it casually without any specific meaning, while others may use it as a genuine compliment or flirtation. If you’re unsure about his intentions, don’t hesitate to ask for clarification or simply take it as a positive acknowledgment of your achievements.
- Guy 1: Dude, did you see that new video game trailer? It looks insane!
- Guy 2: Yeah, the graphics are next level. The developers really understood the assignment .
- Guy 1: Check out this painting I just finished. What do you think?
- Guy 2: Wow, man! You really understood the assignment . It’s so detailed and vibrant.
- Guy 1: I aced my math test today!
- Guy 2: Nice job, dude! You definitely understood the assignment . Math can be tough, but you nailed it.
- Guy 1: I just finished renovating my apartment. Take a look!
- Guy 2: Whoa, it looks amazing! You totally understood the assignment . The design is on point.
- Guy: I saw your dance performance last night. You killed it!
- Girl: Thanks! I practiced so hard. I’m glad it paid off.
- Guy: It definitely did. You absolutely understood the assignment on that stage!
What Does Understood The Assignment Mean Sexually?
No, “understood the assignment” does not have a sexual or NSFW meaning. It is a slang phrase used to praise someone who goes above and beyond or consistently performs well in various situations.
Origin of Understood The Assignment
The origins of the phrase “understood the assignment” are unclear. It gained popularity in 2021, particularly on social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter. It is possible that the phrase originated from the common understanding of assignments in school or the workplace, where individuals who excel or consistently perform well are said to have understood the assignment. However, it is also possible that the phrase emerged organically as a catchy and expressive way to praise someone’s exceptional work or effort. Without further information, it is difficult to determine if it is a derived word or a popular typo.
Frequently Asked Questions
Slangs similar to understood the assignment.
The slang phrase “understood the assignment” is similar to the words “outdated,” “trying too hard,” “conformist,” “on trend,” “generic,” and “out of touch” because they all describe someone or something that is not keeping up with trends, not standing out, or lacking originality or uniqueness. These terms are used to criticize or describe someone or something that is not meeting expectations or societal norms.
Is Understood The Assignment A Bad Word?
No, “understood the assignment” is not a bad word or vulgar word. It is a phrase used to praise someone who goes above and beyond to do a good job or who is always on point. It gained popularity in 2021 and is often used on social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter to remark about fantastic and on point things.
Is Understood The Assignment a Typo or Misspelling?
The term “dyat” could be a misspelling or typo, as it is not a recognized word and may have been mistyped due to its similarity to the word “dat” or “diet.”
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Israel Accuses Freelance Photographers of Advance Knowledge of Oct. 7 Attack
The New York Times said there was “no evidence” to support such claims about its freelancer.
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By Mark Landler
Reporting from Jerusalem
The Israeli government on Thursday accused freelance photographers for several major news organizations, including The New York Times, of being “accomplices” in the killing and abductions of Israeli soldiers and civilians by Hamas fighters — an allegation The Times vigorously denied about its freelancer.
The government seized on a report by a pro-Israel media watchdog group, Honest Reporting, which has long accused The Times and other news organizations of anti-Israel bias in their coverage of Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians.
“These journalists were accomplices in crimes against humanity,” the public diplomacy department of the prime minister’s office said in a tersely worded statement. “Their actions were contrary to professional ethics.”
In its report, the watchdog group questioned why six Gaza-based photographers, all of whom were working for The Associated Press and Reuters, were early to document the incursion by Hamas into Israel on Oct. 7. The journalists photographed an Israeli tank that had been destroyed at the border of the Gaza Strip, soon after the militants broke through a fence and swarmed into Israeli territory.
It said one of the photographers, Hassan Eslaiah, took pictures of a house burning in Kibbutz Kfar Azza, a target of the deadly attack by militants, while two others documented Hamas fighters transporting kidnapped Israelis back to Gaza. These harrowing images were all published by The Associated Press, as was a Reuters photo of a mob carrying the body of an Israeli soldier.
While a fourth A.P. photographer named in the report, Yousef Masoud, has worked as a freelancer for The Times since shortly after the war began, he was not on assignment for the paper on the morning of Oct. 7, according to a statement issued by The Times. The Times rejected suggestions that it had advance warning of the attacks or had accompanied Hamas terrorists, calling the claims “untrue and outrageous.” It also said there was “no evidence for Honest Reporting’s insinuations” about Mr. Masoud.
“It is reckless to make those allegations, putting our journalists on the ground in Israel and Gaza at risk,” the statement said. “The Times has extensively covered the Oct. 7 attacks and the war with fairness, impartiality, and an abiding understanding of the complexities of the conflict.”
The Times said it had reviewed Mr. Masoud’s work for The Associated Press on Oct. 7 and determined that “he was doing what photojournalists always do during major news events, documenting the tragedy as it unfolded.”
In its review of Mr. Masoud’s work, editors at The Times determined that the first photo he transmitted to the A.P. — of the destroyed Israeli tank — was taken more than 90 minutes after the attack began, according to an editor at The Times who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an internal matter. Mr. Masoud told his editors, this person said, that he was woken at home in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, by the sound of rocket fire, shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Mr. Masoud said he later made his way to the border, where he saw the fence had been breached and that an Israeli tank had been destroyed. He told Times editors, the person said, that he did not linger in Israel and did not photograph abductees or acts of brutality by Hamas fighters.
The furor over the Gaza photographers is part of a broader information war that has raged alongside the actual war. Claims and counterclaims, often based on doctored images or disinformation, pop up daily on social media sites, with a goal of tilting the public narrative in one direction or the other.
A claim by Hamas last month that an Israeli military strike hit the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City, killing 500 people, was reported by The Times, BBC, CNN and other news organizations. Israeli and American intelligence agencies later contended that the explosion had been caused by a wayward Palestinian rocket.
An added challenge for Western news organizations in covering the war is that their staff correspondents and photographers have very limited access to Gaza. Israel has prevented journalists from entering the territory except when accompanied by its military, and Egypt has also blocked access. Hamas, which controls Gaza, places sweeping restrictions on what reporters can cover. As a result, most outlets rely on local reporters and photographers who live in the enclave.
Honest Reporting said it stood by its reporting. “If The New York Times can defend the right of photojournalists to document the atrocities of Oct. 7,” it said in a statement, “as a media watchdog, we have a responsibility to question the role played by the photographers that day.”
The Associated Press said it, too, had no advance knowledge of the attack. But it said in a statement that it was no longer working with Mr. Eslaiah, who filed the earliest and most extensive photos of the attack.
There were other red flags about Mr. Eslaiah. He posed for a picture being kissed by Yahya Sinwar, a Hamas leader who masterminded the attack. Amit Segal, an Israeli journalist, posted video on X, formerly known as Twitter, that he claimed showed Mr. Eslaiah riding in Israel on a motorcycle while carrying a hand grenade.
Mr. Eslaiah confirmed in an interview that he had been given a ride back to Gaza from Israel but said he was not the person carrying the grenade. He said he had no advance knowledge of the attack and had no links to Hamas, despite the photo with Mr. Sinwar. “I am very worried and scared,” he said.
Mr. Eslaiah suggested there was a double standard, noting that Israeli journalists had accompanied the Israel Defense Forces into Gaza to cover their ground operation. “Why are we not allowed, and they are allowed?” he said.
In a statement, CNN, which has also employed Mr. Eslaiah, said, “While we have not at this time found reason to doubt the journalistic accuracy of the work he has done for us, we have decided to suspend all ties with him.”
Similarly, Reuters said it “categorically denies that it had prior knowledge of the attack or that we embedded journalists with Hamas on Oct. 7.”
The news agency said that it acquired the photos from two Gaza-based photographers, with whom it did not have a prior relationship, and that they had been taken “two hours after Hamas fired rockets over southern Israel and more than 45 minutes after Israel said gunmen had crossed the border.”
It is not the first time that Honest Reporting has raised questions about a freelance employee of The Times from Gaza. Soliman Hijjy, a freelance filmmaker who recently contributed a video report on the bombing of Al-Ahli Arab Hospital, came under criticism for a post on Facebook in 2012 in which he shared a meme that appeared to praise Adolf Hitler.
The Times declined to discuss his case, citing several issues, including safety concerns. In a statement to Honest Reporting last month, the paper said that in 2022 it had discussed this and other “problematic” social media posts with Mr. Hijjy, and that he had pledged to adhere to the paper’s standards. The Times said he had done so, delivering “important and impartial work at great personal risk in Gaza during this conflict.”
Iyad Abuheweila contributed reporting from Cairo.
An earlier version of this article, based on information from an editor at The Times, misstated when Yousef Masoud woke to the sound of rocket fire. It was shortly after 6:30 a.m., not 5:30 a.m.
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Mark Landler is the London bureau chief. In three decades at The Times, he has been bureau chief in Hong Kong and Frankfurt, White House correspondent, diplomatic correspondent, European economic correspondent, and a business reporter in New York. More about Mark Landler
Our Coverage of the Israel-Hamas War
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