OH JOHN RINGO NO

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Phrase coined by David Hines during reading of John Ringo's Paladin of Shadows series that later went on to become a popular catchphrase and meme.

Origin

It was first introduced during the review Books to make my flist's heads explode: John Ringo by David Hines.

"I do, however, have a finely-tuned defense mechanism: whenever something trips my circuit breaker, causing me to cringe away from the page, I utter aloud a cry that resets my noggin. You will probably need it yourself, so I provide it here, as a public service: "OH JOHN RINGO NO."[1].

Popularization

The term spread quickly.

Internet

The phrase spread through the internet with several contexts related to bad writing[2] and misogyny.

Fandom

In April 2008, the Open Source Boob Project led to wide-spread fannish adoption of the phrase to refer to blatant misogyny by a person or fictional character.

"Thanks to this whole "Open Source" debate, I've learned a new catchphrase: OH JOHN RINGO NO. And now I've become aware of the source."[3]

It was also used as a tag for misogyny and homophobia[4] as well as a meme and catchphrase[5] in Journalfen community Unfunnybusiness.

An alternate usage specific to DC Universe fandom was "OH FRANK MILLER NO," perhaps due to both authors' use of hypermasculine heroes and prostitute heroines.

References

  1. Hradzka, books to make my flist's head explode: John Ringo, David Hines, March 22, 2008 (Accessed October 2, 2008)
  2. i_am_a_jedi, A Meme is Born, Metafilter, May 2, 2008 (Accessed October 2, 2008)
  3. Jeff Pack, OH JOHN RINGO NO, Bookworm, April 25, 2008 (Accessed October 2, 2008)
  4. Unfunnybusiness Community Tag, April 22, 2008 (Accessed October 2, 2008)
  5. Melannen, OH JOHN RINGO NO, Unfunnybusiness, April 22, 2008 (Accessed October 2, 2008)

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