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AIBU to be flabbergasted that DP had never heard of rickrolling?

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exexpat Thu 29-Dec-16 18:46:34

I find it hard to believe that anyone who has spent any time on the internet in the past ten years has not come across the phenomenon - but I discovered last night that DP had no idea. He's in his 40s, a daily internet user (twitter etc) but has apparently never been rick-rolled.

Surely he must be the only one?

ProseccoBitch Thu 29-Dec-16 18:47:30

I'm 40 and use the internet a lot and have no idea what you're talking about.

OohhThatsMe Thu 29-Dec-16 18:48:04

No idea here, either!

irregularegular Thu 29-Dec-16 18:48:48

No idea what it is. 40s and internet user too.

HemanOrSheRa Thu 29-Dec-16 18:48:52

Ha! DS thought the song was actually called 'Rick Rolling'. It took me a while to convince him otherwise.

OohhThatsMe Thu 29-Dec-16 18:48:55

For those who can't be bothered googling:

"Rickrolling, alternatively rick-rolling, is a prank and an Internet meme involving an unexpected appearance of the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song "Never Gonna Give You Up". The meme is a type of bait and switch using a disguised hyperlink."

LadyMonicaBaddingham Thu 29-Dec-16 18:49:24

my DH got rickrolled a few years back and had absolutely no idea what was going on. How I laughed...grin

LadyMonicaBaddingham Thu 29-Dec-16 18:49:24

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Shakey15000 Thu 29-Dec-16 18:49:43

Nope, not a clue. It proves he's not on his own wink

blackteaplease Thu 29-Dec-16 18:50:43

I just had to Google it. I did know what it was but didn't know it had a name.

TheMortificadosDragon Thu 29-Dec-16 18:50:51

Nope, I've never been rickrolled !

Ilovetorrentialrain Thu 29-Dec-16 18:50:53

It was a craze many years ago. Maybe he's forgotten?

spidey66 Thu 29-Dec-16 18:51:00

I'd heard something of the prank but didn't know it was called rickrolling.

Olympiathequeen Thu 29-Dec-16 18:51:22

Haha. Even my old mum knows what rickrolling is! What rock has he been living under!

TheMortificadosDragon Thu 29-Dec-16 18:51:23

bugger, MN is too bloody clever sometimes.

Crumbs1 Thu 29-Dec-16 18:51:24

No idea what this means.

Freshprincess Thu 29-Dec-16 18:53:02

Me neither.
Maybe I should venture outside of MN mo often?

BarbaraofSeville Thu 29-Dec-16 18:53:27

I've no idea what it is, it's never happened to me and I'm not even sure I understand the explanation confused. Is this perhaps a thing in your world only?

Redglitter Thu 29-Dec-16 18:53:47

Never heard of it

maras2 Thu 29-Dec-16 18:53:47

Perhaps he doesn't give a shit <I don't>. You sound a bit condescending.

EllaHen Thu 29-Dec-16 18:53:55

This is the first I've heard of rick-rolling. I'm 40 and a daily internet user.

Friolero Thu 29-Dec-16 18:54:01

Nope, never heard of it either.

EllaHen Thu 29-Dec-16 18:55:43

If the video popped up, I wouldn't click on it so I'm not quite sure I understand why it happens, what its purpose is - very confusing.

tiej Thu 29-Dec-16 18:57:00

Never heard of it and don't understand the explanation either.

Laiste Thu 29-Dec-16 18:58:07

Nope. Never heard of it. Can't even muster up enough interest to care that i've never heard of it! grin

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