You know that guy. Everyone knows that guy. But what exactly is he? And is he memetic? These are the questions I would like to pose.
The following is the top definition on Urban Dictionary:
“The person everyone loves to hate and never wants to become.”
That’s a start, but it’s pretty vague. When the phrase is tossed around, it’s usually referring to a more specific trait. For example, the most common I’ve seen is in response to someone who points out a minor flaw in spelling, grammar, internal consistency etc. in a post when it’s not really relevant to the conversation.
Here’s a relevant image: