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"You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:00:27 Reply

Have you ever noticed, when you see two people having an argument over the internet, and when one person busts out the "You're probably" insult, what follows is what sounds like the most obscure description of another human?

For example: "OMG dude, you are so lame, you're probably an 11 year old loser fat ass nerd virgin..." etc etc

Now, think about that for a second. With little or no knowledge of player 2, player 1 has created some sort of sad little creature of a human being, and uses this to make fun of him, even though none of it is remotely correct?

I personally think these "You're probably" insults make the speaker look like a bigger jackass than the victim. Am i the only one that sees this?


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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:01:44 Reply

You're probably right.


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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:01:43 Reply

Player 1? Player 2?

This ain't a game son.

This is the internet.


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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:02:48 Reply

All insults on the internet = gay.

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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:03:04 Reply

At 5/5/09 11:01 PM, WilliWowza wrote: Player 1? Player 2?

This isn't a game son.

This is the internet.

fixed
and the internet is a game.


ENDOFLINE.

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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:03:39 Reply

At 5/5/09 11:01 PM, WilliWowza wrote: Player 1? Player 2?

This ain't a game son.

This is the internet.

Damn, all this time keeping score...for nothin'.


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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:03:49 Reply

Internet fights make ANYONE look lame, just avoid them.

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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:19:40 Reply

At 5/5/09 11:03 PM, Guest8792 wrote: Internet fights make ANYONE look lame, just avoid them.

not when you win BITCH! oooooohhhhhhhhh snap

nah im just kidding

I love you bud

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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:21:00 Reply

At 5/5/09 11:03 PM, wtb wrote:
At 5/5/09 11:01 PM, WilliWowza wrote: Player 1? Player 2?

This ain't a game son.

This is the internet.
fixed
and the internet is a game.

Fixed it back.

I was reflecting colloquial dialect found in speech.


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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:22:11 Reply

Yeah well you're probably......no wait, I'm not going to be the person to go for the obvious line.

I'd add more, but the Northern Downpour melted my brain.


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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:22:49 Reply

At 5/5/09 11:21 PM, WilliWowza wrote: I was reflecting colloquial dialect found in speech.

Owned.

But then again, you're probably a big grammar nerd and nobody liked you in school. LOLFAGZ

No but really, you're alright, man.
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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:23:15 Reply

At 5/5/09 11:21 PM, WilliWowza wrote:
At 5/5/09 11:03 PM, wtb wrote:
At 5/5/09 11:01 PM, WilliWowza wrote: Player 1? Player 2?

This ain't a game son.

This is the internet.
fixed
and the internet is serious business, not a game.

Fixed again, again.

The internet isn't your little plaything.

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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:25:51 Reply

The internet isn't a game, but it has games :D

And yes those kinds of comments make the poster look stupid

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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:26:34 Reply

Couldn't have said it any better. Thats Y I try to stay out of the arguments involving opinion.


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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-05 23:58:21 Reply

There really isn't a good comeback for that type of insult. Unless you post a picture of yourself, but of course that violates the first rule of the internet.

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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 00:05:47 Reply

At 5/5/09 11:58 PM, Sovalkov wrote: There really isn't a good comeback for that type of insult. Unless you post a picture of yourself, but of course that violates the first rule of the internet.

Yeah, the only real thing that can cancel that sort of insult out is if the insult is completely incorrect, and everyone knows it, then everyone joins in and laughs at the speaker and his stupidity.


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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 00:48:40 Reply

At 5/5/09 11:23 PM, AnonymousAlchemist wrote:
At 5/5/09 11:21 PM, WilliWowza wrote:
and the internet is serious business, not a game.
Fixed again, again.

Dammit... I wanted to say that!

I would have to agree with whoever said that internet fights make BOTH parties look like a jackass.

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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 00:51:29 Reply

Hey you're right.

You're probably a genius, sexy, harvard graduate who will succeed in life.

Hahhaha! How do you like that?
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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 00:53:13 Reply

At 5/6/09 12:51 AM, Hornby wrote: You're probably a genius, sexy, harvard graduate who will succeed in life.

That reminds me of my "Yo Mama" strategy. It seems like what seems to get people more pissed off when you start making "Yo Mama" jokes is actually complimenting their mother. I really can't explain why...
"Your mother is... a very polite woman!!"

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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 00:55:38 Reply

They're fighting over the internet..

Who cares? Let them be as petty as they want.


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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 00:57:22 Reply

Well, your probably a person on NG trying to make sense of the internet.
Which will probably end futilely.


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Please signup under me. It's win-win, you earn, I earn. Finally something to pay for all your "special" internet needs.

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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 00:57:26 Reply

Yeah it's never nice to assume. It makes an ass out of u and me. Wow that was quite gay of me.

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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 01:00:20 Reply

At 5/5/09 11:23 PM, AnonymousAlchemist wrote:
At 5/5/09 11:21 PM, WilliWowza wrote:
At 5/5/09 11:03 PM, wtb wrote:
At 5/5/09 11:01 PM, WilliWowza wrote: Player 1? Player 2?

This ain't a game son.

This is the internet.
fixed
and the internet is serious business, not a game.
Fixed again, again.

The internet isn't your little plaything.

The internet is now offended and would prefer to be called by his full name," International Network ".

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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 01:54:19 Reply

I always hate when people try to insult some one like that. I think it makes them sound kind of pathetic. Or they are just explaining there life and projecting it onto the other person to make themselves feel less alone.

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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 04:12:07 Reply

At 5/5/09 11:01 PM, WilliWowza wrote: Player 1? Player 2?

This ain't a game son.

This is the internet.

And I thought it was a game!


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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 04:30:27 Reply

I have to agree with you on that Elios. I mean most of the people who say insults like that are in fact the insults themselves. I mean like if they called someone a fat 11 year old nerd virgin, they themselves are most likely an 11 year old fat nerd virgin.

Besides fighting on the Internet is like winning at the special olympics. Even tho you won, you are still fucking retarded.

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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 04:40:34 Reply

I've used this before, usually because the person is acting like a "fat arse loser nerd virgin" that I know....


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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 04:56:13 Reply

It's more interesting when people claim you are and not "you're probably".


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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 04:58:45 Reply

It's a form of Ad Hominem argument, which is, as said, a logical fallacy. It doesn't matter who says the argument, it's the argument that matters.


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Response to "You're probably..." 2009-05-06 07:14:10 Reply

At 5/5/09 11:00 PM, Elios wrote: when you see two people having an argument over the internet

Keywords: over the internet.

It's not like it's an actual debate or anything, therefore irrelevant ad hominem's should be expected.