This popular Vine challenge is making a comeback. Can I get a hoya?
Back in 2015, you may have been inundated with the phrase, “can I get a hoya?” to no end. The absurd call and response trend has now weaseled its way onto TikTok. Now people can’t stop shouting it to each other — even in the most inappropriate of times.
What does “can I get a hoya?” mean
In 2015, a Viner posted a video where one person shouted, “can I get a hoya?” (meaning, “can I get an oh yeah?”). Then another person jumped from the top of the stairs onto a mattress screaming, “hoya!” The jumper stood up and said, “yaaaah.”
Soon after, “can I get a hoya?” caught on. People started to share clips of themselves saying the disruptive phrase in public places. Sometimes people would respond “hoya,” but most of the time no one had any idea what was going.
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The “can I get hoya?” challenge on TikTok
The user @b.mitchell23 asked, “can I get a hoya?” over the radio system of his boat during the 2021 Jonesport Boat Races. Some were eager to radio in, “hoya” but another racer told him to “cut it the f*** out.”
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