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"Well Yes, however Actually No" is a misquoted line of dialog by the personality Pirate Captain from the British-American animated brief film So You desire to be a Pirate!. Beginning in February 2019, the screen record of the scene paired with the misquote has been provided as one reaction image.

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Origin

On august 28th, 2012, British-American animated stop movement comedy film The Pirates! In an Adventure v Scientists! (marketed as The Pirates! tape of Misfits in the joined States) was released on DVD and also Blu-ray in the unified States.<1> The film to be accompanied with an 18-minute avoid motion brief film So You want to be a Pirate!. In one scene of the short, personality Pirate Captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) is asked even if it is his moustache is luxuriant as result of shouting, to which that answers "good guess, however actually no", which might be misheard as "well yes, however actually no" due to pronunciation.

- A many of human being would placed my success down to my luxuriant beard. But! carry out you recognize what I placed my beard"s success under to?- Shouting?!- an excellent guess, but actually no.


Spread

On February 13th, 2019, Redditor<2> GarryBoldwater post a misquoted photo macro based on the scene to /r/HistoryMemes subreddit (shown below, left). The article gained end 130 upvotes in 2 days. In one hour, GarryBoldwater posted several other memes making use of the macro come /r/HistoryMemes<3>, /r/memes<4> and also /r/MemeEconomy<5> subreddit, through the /r/MemeEconomy post (shown below, right) acquiring over 23,000 upvotes in 2 days.

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In the complying with days, multiple articles based ~ above the macro showed up in /r/dankmemes<6> and also /r/HistoryMemes<7> subreddits. Top top February 14th, news outlet Stayhipp post a repertoire of "Well Yes, however Actually No" memes.<8>


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<1> Wikipedia – The Pirates! In one Adventure v Scientists!!

<2> Reddit – Whoops

<3> Reddit – Nuremberg legislations were a huge oof

<4> Reddit – Every time

<5> Reddit – The new Format sweeping the Nation

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