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I like cheese

Last posted Sep 08, 2009 at 10:03PM EDT. Added Sep 07, 2009 at 04:26AM EDT
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I’ve seen this used on several message boards to derail overdone threads. Like when a newbie starts a thread on a topic that’s been done to death, an older poster would reply “I like cheese” (sometimes including an image of cheese) to derail the thread before it devolves into the same old tired discussion/flamewar.

There’s an Urban Dictionary entry for this phrase:

I’m not sure of the origin of this, but does seem meme-like to me. Thoughts? (I figured I should ask here instead of creating a poorly-researched entry that would likely be deadpooled.)

Sep 07, 2009 at 04:26AM EDT

Good work on asking here first. I appreciate it.

But I like cheese is sort of absurdist humour cliché like “monkey” or “potato”.

So unless it’s REALLY popular for breaking threads off (linkz plz) then I wouldn’t make an entry if I were you.

Sep 07, 2009 at 08:27AM EDT

I’m having a little difficutly researching this…Searching for “I like cheese” turns up quite a few examples of people just declaring thier affinity for the stuff, plus it’s a phrase that could be used by cheesemakers to promote their product.

I was kind of hoping that by puting this thread here, maybe some meme researchers would have had come across the “I like cheese” threadkill phenomenon, but perhaps it wasn’t as widespread as I thought. I’m going to ask a few friends to be on the look out for some expamples of this, but at this point I don’t have high hopes for this reaching confirmed memedom.

Sep 08, 2009 at 10:03PM EDT

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