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  • Question: Dear Cleo, source of all things knowable about the internet: Where did the 'your favs could never' thing come from? - Anonymous
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    Having somehow never even heard this before, I took your question to The Googles and got… nothing useful. Lots of links to people using the tag on Tumblr, no explanation. Then I took it to Know Your Meme and didn’t get shit.


    @cleolinda: Someone’s asking me what “your faves could never” is/means and I DON’T KNOW. Google is NOT HELPING. One does not simply GUESS AT MEMES.

    @cleolinda: knowyourmeme.com has ABANDONED ME. I spent years thinking “smh” meant “so much hate,” I CANNOT DO THIS ALONE.


    Then I took it to The Twitters and got this:

    @gatefiend: Means that the favorite of the individual saying it is so superlative that the other person’s favorites could never compare.

    [POR EJEMPLO.]

    @cleolinda: See, that was my best guess, but I wasn’t sure if it came from ~somewhere.~


    [but then]

    @shannonosity: smh DOESN’T mean “so much hate”?

    @gladdecease: …that’s /not/ what smh means? What kind of lie have I been living??

    @Menshevixen: what the fuck WHAT DOES IT MEAN

    @cleolinda: “Shaking my head,” or possibly both, or I don’t even know anymore.

    @Menshevixen: clutching my face right now. WHAT IS TRUTH??


    [UPROAR IN MY MENTIONS]

    @cleolinda: Okay, so now we have a gigantic split between SMH meaning “shaking my head” (SMDH, “damn head”) and “so much hate.”

    @katelinnea: I’ve only ever known it to mean “shaking my head!”

    @bredalot: Whereas I say “SO MUCH HATE” on a near-daily basis, so.

    @cleolinda: I have actually said both aloud, yeah.


    [UPROAR CONTINUES, WILL PROBABLY BREAK OUT HERE AS WELL]

    @cleolinda: Hey, at least it’s not like everyone’s mom thinking “LOL” means “lots of love.” “See you at the funeral, LOL.”

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@cleolinda: I am completely baffled that someone reposted my entire [Prometheus in Fifteen Minutes] writeup… with links to me and my tip jar.

@cleolinda: AND with the magical anti-theft white font that says “©2012 Cleolinda Jones. Please quote or link back, do not repost.”

@cleolinda: In case you’re wondering how I found these, LJ helpfully alerts you to linkbacks. SO WEIRD.

@alliancesjr: Please specify; they still claimed it as theirs?

@cleolinda: Nope. It even begins with “Originally posted by *cleolinda at *m15m.”

@cleolinda: There’s literally no other post on this person’s journal, so it’s not even a FunnyJunk situation. It’s utterly perplexing.

@cleolinda: Like… do I even bother asking them to take it down?

[I did. “I know this sounds kind of unreasonable, but…”]

@cleolinda: WHAT THE FUCK HERE’S A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ONE!

[And this one looks like a real person with real entries! But it’s exactly the same credit/pictures/whitefont situation.]

@shaeconnor: Yes. Takedown notice out of principle. Don’t let one site set a bad precedent. :)

@cleolinda: Yeah, normally that’s standard operating procedure for me. It’s also why @foresthouse is my officially designated lawyer.

[This actually used to happen a lot. With Phantom of the Opera in Fifteen Minutes, usually. Not sure why.] 

@cleolinda: Believe it or not, people actually have argued and insulted me over stealing my stuff. “Yeah, I did it and you can’t do anything about it.”

@cleolinda: And then they find out that I can and their account wherever is shut down and I don’t like doing that.

@cleolinda: They also find out that you can’t actually “buy the rights” to POTO in 15 Minutes from your cousin for $12.47.