Great movie or greatest movie.
Great game or greatest game.
Great boat or greatest boat…
and so on ion that fashion untill everyone is eaten.
I cannot remember how many threads i’ve seen of this but there was alot..
i was wondering if any of the other channers have seen this..
and if so, would it be enough to be called a “meme”?
Oh.. i see.
but is it a meme?
If my memory serves me, the expression was popular before The Colbert Report.
You’re gonna need some links or something to back your claim up, Lindell.
Sadly, I could find no good sauce for the claim. Searching this has two big problems, that you can’t put it in quotations do to the blanks, and search engines lack a “before ____” function.
That said, Google Insights has two spikes for great or greatest, one corresponding with the start of The Colbert Report, and one a year and a half earlier, but that’s quite the stretch.
Thus, I resign myself to your infinite wisdom, Blubber.
Asteriks can be used as variables inside quotations.
It’s probably pre-internet.
The earliest results I’ve got are from January of 2001.
A Great Food Or The Greatest Food?
Halloween haunted houses texas Center City Massacre: Great Haunted House…or the GREATEST Haunted House.
Here the great questions, or the greatest questions are supposed solved, or dissolved.
actually, its been featured in the newgrounds animation “the best idea ever” (something along those lines…)
its about the big hadron collider
You’re aware that that’s not the origin right?
Or are you saying that most everyone who used the phrase afterwards is referencing that?
And to think… I’ve been using Google incorrectly all these years. Shit.
As it turns out, I’ve also never used ~ in a search.
wait, google is a search engine?