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I heard it on the Internet

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It's true I heard it form the internet.

I heard it on the Internet is a phrase used to affirm the credibility of one's sources. Reputable internet sources include IRC channels, Angelfire websites with animated gifs, and 4chan.

Use it in everyday speech and intellectual or philosophical discussion. Your opponents will be stunned by the immediate truth of your claim. Information derived from an internet is a a form of divine inspiration, and if anyone still disagrees with you, burn them.

"I heard it on the internet" stopped working on anyone but gullible twelve-year-olds right after the dot com bust. The words have been known to reduce historians and journalists to sobbing children. It can still be used as a cop-out when you realize you're completely wrong in the middle of a conversation. The phrase was first used by Jesus Christ.

John 1:50

 Jesus answered him, "Because I told you,'I saw you browsing 4chan,' do you believe? 
 You will see greater things than these! I heard it on the Internet."

On October 18th 2006, a bomb threat, then thought to be serious, was reported by the FBI. They claimed hundreds of thousands would die when multiple football stadiums across the country would be hit simultaneously by radiological "dirty" bombs, and that they had heard it on the Internet. Luckily for the world, it turned out to be 4chan copypasta. The /b/tard responsible was subsequently arrested, and sentenced to be raeped.

The validity of Internet-derived information rests on the general consensus that the Internet is Serious Business. There are those which hold that the Internet is a disreputable or unreliable source of information due to the lack of sources or the writer's anonymity, but those people are stupid Nazi faggot-ass pedophiles and members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Famous things heard on the Internet


I heard it on the Internet is part of a series on Language & Communication
Languages and DialectsGrammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Style, and UsageRhetorical StrategiesPoetryThe Politics of Language and CommunicationMediaVisual Rhetoric
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