Dranorian memes

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"He put spaghetti in the watermelon!"

This sentence is exclaimed to demonstrate frustration and exasperation. It refers to a holiday in the Clare Valley that Jeremy Oakes, Michael Sander, Reuben Howe, and some macronational friends took. One night during the holiday, a rave was held in a cabin. At the beginning of the rave, a watermelon was cut in half and placed on a table to serve as rave food. The watermelon was forgotten, however, until after the rave, when it was discovered that Howe had, during the rave, poked numerous pieces of dry spaghetti into the melon. This provoked considerable anger from the other ravers, and gave birth to the meme.

Joshua Earle-related phrases

"But there really is a mother space ship in my back yard..."

This is a quote from a short story written by Optiman Chancellor Joshua Earle, as a draft for an English assignment. The overarching stupidity of the story's dialogue has led to its quotation when the person quoting feels the people around him are being ridiculous, and as a taunt against Earle.

"No wonder you got 0 interpersonal..."

This meme is derived from a thinking style test taken by several Optimans at school, in which they were assessed on four thinking styles: logical, creative, organisative, and interpersonal. Though most Optimans and others who took the test got a low score on the interpersonal scale, Joshua Earle was the only one who got as low as 0. The phrase is now said in response to any remotely un- or anti-social behaviour on Earle's part.

"あなたは残念です。"

あなたは残念です (anata wa zannnen desu) originated as a phrase bunched together from a Japanese textbook used by several Optimans, which was perceived as meaning you are pitiful. A more accurate translation is you are a shame. あなた (anata), meaning you, is often substituted with other nouns.

"Oopsy-sparkles!"

This interjection originates from an inter-school science and engineering challenge participated in by several Optimans held in 2010. It was first exclaimed by Michael Sander, who soon afterwards said "I'll never live that down, will I?" He was correct; it is now used by many Dranorians and other acquaintances of Sander as a non-serious expression of mistake or error.

A variant of the phrase, "oopsy-sprinkles", arose in 2011.

trollface.sc2

This derives from a one-upping contest participated in by several Dranorians that involved coming up with various file extensions as variations of trollface.jpg. The commonly accepted winner of the contest was "trollface.sc2" by Jeremy Oakes. sc2 is the file extension for SimCity 2000 saves.

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Olympic swimming pool

Main article: Olympic swimming pool

The Olympic swimming pool has been adopted as a casual unit of measurement for many dimensions as an extension of its broader casual use as a unit of volume.