where is "oh noes!" from?
January 20, 2005 8:13 AM   Subscribe

What's the origin of "oh noes!"? I think I first encountered it at fafblog.
posted by kenko to Grab Bag (10 answers total)
 
Pokey?
posted by Dagobert at 8:17 AM on January 20, 2005


Mr. Bill from SNL in 1970's (a very funny thing, which, like all funny things is quickly ruined by overexposure)?
posted by ParisParamus at 9:20 AM on January 20, 2005


It's from JeffK, though it was USENET which made the term infamous.

OH NOES, PETAR!!! RUN!!!1 IT IS TEH ROLEY-PLAYAR WHO DOES NOT ROLEY-PLAY

LIKE YUO!!!!1111! RUN RUN RUN!!!


(Jason Corley to Peter Knutsen, rec.games.frp.gurps, Mar 3 2002)
posted by Smart Dalek at 9:22 AM on January 20, 2005


JeffK predates Pokey the Penguin?

Anyway, Usenet sighting in 2000.
posted by kenko at 9:30 AM on January 20, 2005


I'm bleeding with embarrassment.
posted by Smart Dalek at 9:34 AM on January 20, 2005 [1 favorite]


I always thought it a Lord of the Rings reference. Isn't that what whatshisname says all the time about his precious?
posted by mathowie at 9:38 AM on January 20, 2005


I'm sure, OHNOES, along with all the other odd utterances we all make when chatting on the Intarweb are social fallout from gaffs or somesuch that have occurred through the years.

I knew I'd been typing on the internet too long when, at a party, I followed a general exclamation during a discussion by saying 'One, one, one' to make sure my point was understood.

Yes, I'm hopeless.
posted by thanotopsis at 9:43 AM on January 20, 2005


I don't recall "OH NOES" featuring in a Pokey strip (and I'm a pretty big Pokey fan). Sounds more like a JeffK thing.
posted by neckro23 at 10:37 AM on January 20, 2005


I always thought it a Lord of the Rings reference. Isn't that what whatshisname says all the time about his precious?

Nope.
posted by redfoxtail at 10:57 AM on January 20, 2005


Origin: like so many of these things (like the LoTR comedy gif from a couple days ago), as mentioned, Something Awful and/or the Awful Forums. In their heyday (before the comedy level dropped as a result of a massive influx of accounts created to access the file sharing forums (which are no more)) they were consistently brilliant (and relentlessly sophomoric, but in a fun way).
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:32 PM on January 20, 2005


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