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"O RLY" originated from where?

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"O RLY" originated from 4chan or SA?

Let's start an INTELLIGENT discussion about this.

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The phrase originated on SA, the image macro came out of /b/

Christ, don't they teach you kids basic shit like looking crap up on wikipedia these days?

oh well. fuck it - 2GET!

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>>2
He's right.  The phrase probably came from outside 4chan (I assume SA, but I can't say for sure because I'm not a goon).  The owl thing came from 4chan, during the time that the word "repost" was filtered to "owl."  Images of owls had all sorts of catchphrases and memes shopped onto them, and O RLY was the one that stuck.

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I'm 99% positive that o rly originated as shorthand in cell phone text messaging, or at least that "rly" did, and the jump to "o rly" makes perfect sense. As to which site it originated on, it's hard to say for sure. Sure, I could trust wikipedia on this, but seriously - anybody can update it, it's hardly the most definitive resource for fact-checking.

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I was there, kid.  I saw O RLY when it first happened.  Not that you'd trust first hand experience, anyway.  Everything needs a goddamned reference from a scholarly journal. 

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>>5
Unfortunately, in a few decades, scholarly journals will be all we have left to inform us about that old failure called the intarbutts.

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it originated from my ass

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Funny trivia, there's an owl in World of warcraft named O'Reilly or something like that. Northeast Tanaris if u didn't know.

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i know that the first time i saw o rly on the web where it was widely used was on ytmnd here http://rly.ytmnd.com/

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There's an auctioneer Orly and Yarly, r-tard.

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IM GAINING XP WITH MY FRIENDS AND TALKIN ON TEAM SPEAK !!! LOLZORS

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no wai


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