A Baton Rouge resident is leading a one-man crusade to dampen threads of overwhelmingly positive comments with a single word that strikes the perfect balance between dickishness and disinterest.
Johnny Moran has passive-aggressively told enthusiastically favorable commenters to “take it down a notch” with a one-word reply that carries “I couldn’t care less” overtones.
Whether it’s in response to a Vine nearly universally deemed hilarious, an extremely cute cat video, or an adorable baby picture, the 35-year-old triple divorcee doesn’t let peer pressure prevent him from posting “meh” in the midst of comment threads replete with LOLs, LMFAOs, 2CUTEs, and AWESOMEs.
Moran can regularly be found replying to posts by other Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram users with the interjection that most succinctly affords him the opportunity to be a killjoy without explicitly expressing disapproval.
Moran casually mitigates a thread teeming with effusive positivity by deftly deploying a three-letter word that’s the literary equivalent of an unclaimed wet fart in a floral shop.
“The dictionary may say ‘meh’ is an expression of boredom or apathy, but it also sounds like someone’s starting to puke, which subconsciously communicates distaste,” Moran explained. “Even just reading ‘meh’ makes most people mentally pronounce it, which has the same effect.”
While most people might just abstain from sharing such blatantly contrarian non-opinions, Moran broadcasts his vaguely antagonistic notion cloaked in an air of hipsterish apathy.
“The internet is littered with strongly worded comments conveying definitive opinions, both positive and negative. I’m just trying to show oftentimes the best take on a matter is to have no real take at all,” Moran said of his brash yet tepid trademark response.
Unlike typical internet trolls who say outrageous things just to get a rise out of other commenters, Moran casually mitigates a thread teeming with effusive positivity by deftly deploying a three-letter word that’s the literary equivalent of an unclaimed wet fart in a floral shop.
In addition to indifferently throwing wet blankets on approval-laden comment threads, Moran also has been known to voluntarily respond to online survey questions with the answer “I don’t care.”