Krusty The Klown saying "oops! I said the quiet part loud and the loud part quiet"

The Quiet Part Loud

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The Quiet Part Loud, also known as The Quiet Part Out Loud, is a slang expression used to describe a person who unintentionally announces the subtext of a public statement.

Origin

The earliest known usage of the phrase comes from a 1995 episode of The Simpsons. On March 5th, 1995, the episode "A Star Is Burns" aired in the United States.[1] In the episode, the character Krusty the Klown joins the jury of a local film festival. When asked why he's voting for the film by the villainous tycoon Mr. Burns, he says, "Let's just say it moved me鈥o a bigger house! Oops! I said the loud part quiet and the quiet part loud!" The joke implies that he did not mean to announce that Mr. Burns bribed him for his vote.

On October 13th, 2015, YouTuber Tyler B shared the clip. The post received more than 93,000 views in less than four years (shown below).



One of the earliest known usages of the phase online occurred on November 17th, 2008, when Twitter[2] user @NilMenten responded to Twitter user @dougkessler with "Dougie honey, I think you just said the quiet part loud" (shown below).


Doug Kessler @doug.. 路 Nov 17, 2008 Mind your own f------ business. Nils Menten @NilsMe... 路 Nov 17, 2008 @dougkessler Dougie honey, I think you just said the quiet part loud :-)

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In the late 2010s, the phrase grew in popularity on Twitter, especially in references to political figures. For example, May 7th, 2017, writer Sarah Kendzior tweeted,[3] "Eric is my favorite Trump, for he is the dumbest Trump. Always saying the quiet part out loud." The tweet received more than 26,000 likes and 12,000 retweets in less than four years (shown below, left).

However, others began using it in other contexts. For example, on April 29th, 2019, Twitter[4] user @SerenaSonoma shared a screenshot of a job listing from LinkedIn, which featured "preferably caucasian" in the description. The tweet received more than 41,000 likes and 14,000 retweets in less than two years (shown below, center). Later that year, Twitter[5] user @emrazz tweeted, "Let鈥檚 just say the quiet part out loud: people don鈥檛 care that the president is a rapist (they don鈥檛, you know they don鈥檛) because debasing and sexually humiliating women is not particularly shocking, unusual, or unacceptable in our society." The tweet received more than 22,000 likes and 4,900 retweets in less than two years (shown below, right).


Sarah Kendzior @sarahkendzior Eric is my favorite Trump, for he is the dumbest Trump. Always saying the quiet part out loud. Justin Kanew @Kanew 路 May 7, 2017 Golf writer: "How are you getting $100M for a golf course?" Eric Trump: "We get all the we need from Russia." wbur.org/onlyagame/2017.. course. You know, no one's funding any kind of golf construction. It's dead in the water the last four or five years." And this is what he said. He said, 'Well, we don't rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.' I said, 'Really?' And he said, 7:08 AM 路 May 7, 2017 路 Twitter for Android Serena Sonoma @SerenaSonoma When companies accidentally say the quiet part out loud... A Linkedin.com ... Linked in Sign in Join now Job description Company Similar jobs Job Description: 鈥 Preferably Caucasian wo has good technical background Includng khowiedge of RPA, 鈥 8-10 yrs of exp 鈥 Relationship individual who can get more opportunities and build the account Seniority level Mid-Senior level Employment type Full-time Job function Sales, Business Development Industries Information Technology and Services Cynet Systems Inc CYNET SYSTEMS Information Technology and Services 3:19 PM 路 Apr 29, 2019 路 Twitter Web App feminist next door @emrazz Let's just say the quiet part out loud: people don't care that the president is a r----- (they don't, you know they don't) because debasing and sexually humiliating women is not particularly shocking, unusual, or unacceptable in our society. 2:58 AM 路 Jul 6, 2019 路 Twitter for iPhone

On April 29th, 2020, Quora[6] user Annika Peacock answered the question "What does it mean to 'say the quiet part loud'?" They wrote, "'Say the quiet part loud' means to divulge something readily apparent that was supposed to be secret in public. On social media, the implication is that if you are serving the interests of the wealthy elites, you should not let the commoners know your plans."

Various Examples


Kim Mangone for Congress 2020 @KimMangone US House candidate, CA-23 Trump just went on Fox and said he opposes funding the United States Postal Service because it would help people vote by mail. He said the quiet part out loud. This is flat out wrong. Retweet to spread the word. 8:57 AM 路 Aug 13, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone > Miss Aja @brat2381 I don't give a chicken fried f*ck what the GOP tries to say after 45* is no longer POTUS.they willingly followed him completely off the cliff. Folks want to pretend like 45* made the GOP racist. Nope...he showed them it was ok to say the quiet part out loud. Vote them all out! 7:11 AM 路 Aug 13, 2020 路 Twitter Web App Soon-Tzu Speechley AF @speechleyish FT saying the quiet bit out loud FINANCIAL TIMES Sign In The Black Death is often credited with transforming labour relations in Europe. Peasants, now scarce, could bargain for better terms and conditions; wages started to rise as feudal lords competed for workers. Thankfully, a much lower mortality rate means such a transformation is unlikely to follow coronavirus. 5:41 PM 路 Apr 27, 2020 路 Twitter Web App >
Rick Wilson @TheRickWilson Closer and closer to saying the quiet part loud. * JoeMyGod @JoeMyGod - Feb 9 God. Schlapp: Romney Wouldn't Be "Physically Safe" At CPAC - joemygod.com/2020/02/schlap.. RES Greta FULL COURT Matt Schlapp PRESS CPAC Chairman wih Greta Van Susteren y@GRETA 2:45 PM 路 Feb 9, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone Eugene Scott @Eugene_Scott Today in saying the quiet part out loud ... Andy McCarthy O @AndrewCMcCarthy |actually wore a bandana covering my face, nose down, to go to the bank today. Whole time I'm thinking, 'l've convicted people on less evidence than this ...' 5:58 PM 路 5/6/20 路 Twitter Web App 9:01 AM 路 May 7, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone > Stacey Abrams @staceyabrams VOTE Ahem. Voter suppression isn't a bug; it's a feature for the GOP. Wisconsin, Georgia, Ohio, Michigan, Florida...you name the competitive state, and I can tell you their plan. They're just finally saying the quiet part out loud. @fairfightaction #FightVoterSuppression Ben Wikler @benwikler 路 Dec 20, 2019 BREAKING: A Trump advisor told the WI GOP that "Traditionally it's always been Republicans suppressing votes in places"-& "It's going to be a much bigger program, a much more aggressive program, a much better-funded program" in 2020. Give to fight back: wisdems.org/donate Show this thread MADISON, Wis. (AP) 鈥 One of President Donald Trump's top re-election advisers told influential Republicans in swing state Wisconsin that the party has "traditionally" relied on voter suppression to compete in battleground states but will be able to 鈥渟tart playing offense" in 2020 due to relaxed Election Day rules, according to an audio recording of a private event obtained by The 1:45 PM 路 Dec 20, 2019 路 Twitter for iPhone

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