So Played

This following meme is played. Please do not use it anymore in conversation.

“Really? No, really?”

And it’s closely related cousin…

“Seriously? I mean, seriously.”

In the past three months I’ve caught dozens of people from many different subcultures using it, meaning it has filtered into the mainstream. Even a recurring bit on SNL is titled “Really?”

It’s time to find another way to express your incredulity. Some possible alternatives:

“What an unexpected turn of events.”

“I’m very disappointed with that outcome.”

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Lance
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i concur. it was funny once, but let’s move on. i propose cock-slapping anyone who uses them. of course, this could lead to a never-ending series of intermitent offenses:

“really? [cock-slap] seriously? [cock-slap] i mean, really?….”

while we’re at it, how about giving the mushroom stamp to anyone who uses the fail/epic fail meme. that shit needs to go the way of the dodo.

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Thank you, Roosh! You are doing a service here.

I also hate “That’s what she said”. So fucking lazy.

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The “Literally” sketch on MadTV also skewered overuse. It’s amazing the speech-loops humans find themselves caught in.

anonymous
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you guys are soooo COOL. how lame for someone to use language to suggest incredulity using the word “really” with a rising intonation.

Doug
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Why used 6 words to express the same thing that one will?

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Gawker declared “Seriously?” dead a couple of years ago but people aren’t following suit.

And, unlike Lemmonex, I feel there is room in this world for a good “That’s what she said” joke.

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Arched eyebrow.

Lisa
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This was spot on!

JT
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The word “meme” is, itself, overplayed. And declarations of the death of a meme are so 2008.

Anyway, perhaps you didn’t hear but blogging is dead too. So you are completely irrelevant.

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“Really? No, really?” is the SWPL version of “you know what I mean” used in the urban/black culture. Both a sign neither has any clue of what they are saying.

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@lance
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

too funny!

“What an unexpected turn of events. [cock-slap] I’m very disappointed with that outcome. [cock-slap] Wow, what an unexpected turn of events. [cock-slap]

btw, i propose getting rid of “hot mess” too. ghey.

but i’m going to work to bring back “that’s, like, so five years ago”.

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the better version of “that’s so five years ago” is “that is SO September 10th.”

Jonk from When Facebook Goes Crazy
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Gotta say I’m confused about this post. Hasn’t this expression always been mainstream?

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todd h
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you could say, “de veras?!”
(spanish for “really?!!”)

it might take a while for that to go mainstream

alphadominance
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Can’t go wrong with Lance’s answer. Alternately a look of disgust and leaving without a word would work.

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I simply grunt a dragged out, “Uhhh” with a dumb founded look on my face.

The G Manifesto
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I have never heard anyone say any of this crap.

– MPM

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Simplicity is underrated.

T. AKA RIcky Raw
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Gawker declared “Seriously?” dead a couple of years ago but people aren’t following suit.

Probably because only tools read Gawker. Honestly, who the fuck finds that blog entertaining?

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Add I just threw up in my mouth
So gross and so tacky.

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Benedict Smith
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this is hilarious b/c a girl must have said “really?” roughly 20 times in conversation the other night @ a bar. she also left in tears later on after I made it clear her heavier friend was more my type than her.

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