See also: orly and Orly

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Internet abbreviation of oh really? First appeared around 2003 on the website Something Awful.

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  1. (Internet slang) Expressing interest, usually with implied sarcasm or disdain.
    • 2003 May 9, Lu Hong, “The Big, Bad, Rules of #simrtk”, in Simulated RTK[1], archived from the original on 13 August 2007:
      Excessive use of Internet-speak, 1337-speak or chat fads (such as the "O RLY?" "YA RLY"! exchange) are banned. While these are acceptable in small doses, too much use is spamming and just plain annoying.
    • 2003 June 20, O RLY YA RLY, “WHY IS THERE NO GOOD PORN?”, in how to save the world[2], retrieved 2013-09-12:
      Comment by O RLY YA RLY — June 22, 2003 @ 15:10

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