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Omg JENNY refers to a Reply Guy cliché in which a man over-enthusiastically responds to a woman's joke on Twitter. The phrase "Omg JENNY" was coined after it was used in a tweet by @bashfulcoward making fun of the trope, and has since been used in subsequent jokes about the trope.


On April 22nd, 2017, Twitter user @bashfulcoward[1] tweeted:

JennyBuzzfeed: Sorry I sang Mambo No.5 at your dads funeral
3.2k RTs 7.8k likes
Weepy horny beard guy: omg JENNY

The tweet was deleted along with the account, but was tweeted again by the user's next account, @intellegint, on August 17th, 2017 (shown below).[2]

tweet mocking an exchange between a woman making a joke and a guy replying over enthusiastically


After the tweet was posted, it began gaining attention and parodies. It was covered by The Outline on May 9th, 2017 in an essay about the rise of the internet microcelebrity.[3] Writer Leah Finnegan wrote:

"(The tweet) adroitly mocks the state of online discourse between certain factions of media members and their fans. For the uninitiated, here’s how these conversations usually go down: A woman -- in this case, JennyBuzzfeed, who represents the prototypical young, highly engaged content aggregator -- tweets something goofy and perhaps willfully dumb… Beyond the serotonin-releasing likes and retweets, the nonsensical tweet is met with replies -- “omg JENNY,” from “Weepy horny beard guy,” who might never talk to Jenny in real life -- that serve to encourage the behavior of the tweeter.

The phrase began seeing use in parodies in the ensuing months. For example, on August 8th, 2017, Twitter user and writer Eve Peyser made a joke about Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury, gaining over 500 likes (shown below, left). On December 5th, 2017, Twitter user @Cam_OFlage made a joke mocking the same type of person who's a member of the DSA (Democratic Socialists of America), gaining over 100 retweets and 890 likes (shown below, right).

tweet mocking the exchange between woman joking about Fire and Fury and guy replying to her enthusiastically omg JENNY parody tweet

The joke continued to see use through 2019. Some popular recent tweets using the joke include a post by @nopoweradeintheusa that gained over 400 retweets and 6,000 likes (shown below, left). User @normal_now wrote that that famous Twitter accounts who tweet "OMG Jenny" have a creepy, predatory air about them in a joke that gained over 100 retweets and 1,400 likes (shown below, right).

christiarn @nopoweradeinusa Following woman on twitter: omg so my tinder date started talking about the screenplay he's working on, yikes mid 30s guy with wife & kids: OMG JENNY yikes to that please tell me you put him in the bin 5:47 PM-21 Mar 2019 normal @normal_now Follow Reply guys who get famous either become Jonny sun (reply to 1000 17 yr old girls a day like "OMG Jenny!!" ), or chris d'elia (ignore all 17 yr old girls, always reply to the one guy who calls you unfunny with a pic of your bank account like "Oh you think this is unfunny? ") 3:24 PM 22 Oct 2018

Various Examples

Amazon Original Series Bosch @Mobute Following "it's like he's giving head. because he's a republican, and that's how they all give head." "omg, JENNY" Goth Ms. Frizzle @spookperson it's like he's sleeping ngs you can sa n during sex a ng a funeral 1:53 PM -20 Jun 2017 Ed Zitron @edzitron MCCAIN: I vote no MCCONNELL: omg jenny!!! 1:04 PM-24 Jul 2017 from Oakland, CA percocet percalator @grabmybuttsticc Follow V DSA Jenny: I recognize Dril as president of America Weeping horny beard DSA guy: OMG Jenny! 3:28 AM-24 Jan 2019 Sci-Fi Greg @Good Guy69 Follow @JennyDntGiveAFck: Um, so basically like,, yeah 1.2k 3.5k @lts_Bradwick: OMG!! Jenny!!! Stop!!! 10:48 AM-20 Jan 2018 yekaterinburg basement bayonett... @AliceAvizandum Follow Replying to @wyatt privilege StormerJenny: sorry I sang the Horst Wessel Lied at your dad's funeral :FP BeardMan1488: omg JENNY 8:01 PM - 23 Sep 2017 christiarn @nopoweradeinusa Following going on a date with a girl and she's live tweeting about how pathetic & s--- l am, l'm replying "omg JENNY" to every tweet 10:50 PM 17 Aug 2017

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