If you’re a regular TikTok user, then you might have come across a peculiar sound of a young girl attempting to introduce herself while extremely loud snoring noises are playing in the background.
The sound starts off with a 17-year-old girl telling you her name. However, as this “girl” is speaking, she is repeatedly cut-off by a man who is snoring.
“Hi my name is aughhhh Winstead. I am 17 years old. aughhhh I am very similar to you.”
These kind of absurdist memes and trends are extremely popular on certain parts of TikTok. Basically, the weirder something is, the better. At times, Gen-Z’s humor can be so bizarre and nonsensical that it feels like you’re watching video footage of a fever dream.
“Hi my name is Carmen Winstead.”
In this case, someone took an old “chain letter” and put it into a text-to-speech generator. This explains why the girl’s voice is so robotic and unnatural.
To make a long story short, this is one of those urban legends that people like to forward to their friends on Whatsapp. It originally went viral during the summer of 2020.
An excerpt from the start of this “copypasta”.
“Hi my name is Carmen Winstead. I am 17 years old. I am very similar to you. Did I mention to you that I am dead?”
Carmen then goes on to explain that she died after a girl pushed her into a sewer.
She also warns you that you must forward the message to 15 people if you “value your life” and don’t want anything bad to happen.
The loud “aughhhh” sound that is constantly interrupting her is actually a real recording of an Arab man who is snoring extremely loudly.
As time goes on, you will probably hear different variations and mash-ups of this “goofy ahh” sound. For example, a recent “remix” contains cartoon sounds of someone running and slipping on a banana peel.
Basically, TikTok users will continue to add inane sound effects to this audio until it is barely recognizable.
If none of this makes any sense to you, don’t worry. Nothing has made sense since 2016.