Ermahgerd is a lisped pronunciation of “oh my god” is an image macro series featuring a photo of a young girl holding three Goosebumps books. Also referred to as “Gersberms” and “Berks”. The written captions are meant to sound like a speech impediment caused by the use of braces or a retainer.
On Reddit’s /r/funny a post titled “Just a book owners smile…” was submitted on March 14, 2012. It featured a photo of a young girl posing with three Goosebumps books and her mouth agape in excitement. Redditor, plantlife, posted a comment linking to a Quickmeme submission of a photo with the caption “Gersberms / Mah Fravrit berks.” Later that day, the image macro was submitted in a post titled “BERKS!”, which hit the front page of Reddit accumulating over 17,000 upvotes in the span of two weeks.
Who Dat Is
On Reddit’s /r/adviceanimals, redditor, superdude4agze, posted “BERKS Revealed” which included a picture of a young woman with the caption “Ermahgerd / I’m hot” on March 28, 2012. The next day, a post comparing the facial features in the two photos reached the front page of Reddit. Redditor, ThazCrazy, suppmitted a post to the /r/self titled “Actual BERKS Girl”, which included a photo of a woman named Maggie whom ThazCrazy claimed was the real Berks woman on March 30, 2012.
Several animal variations have spawned in response to the “Ermahgerd Girl”. They all feature an animal with an excited expression. There are even some variations with different people that have popped up as well.