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is an internet meme typically used to express sarcastic agreement with a statement. The typical response to O RLY is usually YA RLY, NO WAI or SRSLY? Cueball
's response avoids this typical exchange though, instead replying with another meme typically used to derail conversations in which a person repeats what another person said and turns it into a double entendre:
- Friend: You're such a messy eater.
- You: Eat her? I hardly know her!
- My Hobby:
- Derailing clichéd exchanges by using the wrong replies
- Friend: O RLY?
- Cueball: O RLY? I 'ardly know 'er!
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Is this correction satisfactory? Can I remove the tag? ImVeryAngryItsNotButter (talk) 00:54, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
- I removed it, because it looks good to me. 126.96.36.199 13:32, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
I thought the cliche being referred to was "wrecked 'em? I hardly knew 'em!" (a double entendre on "rectum" ) http://ask.metafilter.com/122210/JokeFilter-What-is-the-origin-of-the-joke-with-the-punchline-rectum-damn-near-killed-him 188.8.131.52 14:25, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
- In my experience it's a general "<tagword>, I hardly knew(/know) her(/him)", where the tagword is an -er/-im word and can (by sheer force of will, often groan-worthy) be taken as a double-entendre spawn. e.g. "Which cathedral is that in the picture?" "Chester." "Chester? I hardly know 'er!" (The worse the better, arguably, but that example's probably too flat.)
- Your form follows alongside of that. But this cliché is the mismatched follow-up, only sparked off (albeit by deliberate disassociation) by the "O RLY?" cliché as feed-line. 184.108.40.206 10:30, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
The double entendre in this case is O RLY ~ orally? Undee (talk) 11:24, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
I never thought of it as a double entendre- I thought it was a play on words of Irish names,(as evidenced by the ommision of the first letter in some words) i.e. O'reilly. In this case, it would be "O'reilly? I 'ardly know 'er!" 220.127.116.11 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
The fact that this is a collaborative wiki doesn't not mean you should put in every ludicrous and idiosyncratic interpretation that has special meaning to you and clearly has nothing to do with what Randall, or people in the rest of the world, understood the comic to be. O RLY is not a reference to an Irish name, or a Hebrew name, or anything at all other than the eminently popular O RLY meme. Period. Leave your personal nonsense out of this wiki. 18.104.22.168 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
Since I am another that first thought of the Irish name and not a meme I have never heard of perhaps you should be the one to keep your personal nonsense out of this wiki. I have read most of the explains on this site and you are the first that I have seen that has targeted any single person for an attack like this. Also learn to sign wiki comments 22.214.171.124 12:47, 7 July 2017 (UTC)
Just because you haven't heard of it doesn't mean no-one else has. I hadn't come across the subject meme, but I didn't assume that it was an appalling misspelling of O'Reilly. In addition, the person you're defending also hasn't learnt how to sign off Wiki-article comments, so it might be helpful if you were slightly less inconsistent with which parts of an argument you use. 126.96.36.199 19:01, 23 April 2018 (UTC)