There was a time when adding “ing” to the end of a word was just a part of the English language, and it was often used to describe an activity. For example, here’s a sentence I could say most days: “I am walking to the corner store where I’ll be buying a box of cookies.”

But the invention of the Internet has now led us into territory where any act by a human who plays sports results in the widespread repeating of that act. It’s then super cool for about a day, and it’s called [blank]ing. Why, just look at the fun we’ve had this year with Griffining, Morganing, and Deckering, and Tebowing is mercifully still a thing that weathermen do in hurricanes.

So in their latest performance, the Interwebs have given us Kaepernicking.

I’m not sure if there’s an official definition for Kaepernicking yet, but it’s pretty simple, and it stems from Colin Kaepernick’s tattoo kiss this past Sunday after his 50-yard touchdown run. Kaepernicking is the act of kissing your biceps, which may or may not have a tattoo. Neat.

This started last night, or so it seems, and Kaepernick led the charge by re-tweeting pretty much anyone who has a Twitter account. Over 100 RTs of people Kaepernicking in various places appeared on Kaep’s personal account, and the vast majority of them were pretty standard in their blandness. Here’s an example:

But a baby picked up on the craze too…

And a dog…

And a Niners Build-A-Bear…

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