The Brief: This meme format presents the contradictory answer to a question: "well yes, but actually no."
This meme can be used to point out instances of hypocrisy, contradictory theories, and incomplete logic. The image in this meme comes from the British claymation film The Pirates! Band of Misfits. In a scene where The Pirate Captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) says “well yes, but actually no,” he is illustrating a relatable moment in which someone starts to say something definitive, but then admits that it’s actually quite ambiguous. It can also convey a moment when someone initially says “yes,” but then clarifies that they really mean “no.” This meme format is particularly popular on Reddit.
A flaw in Thanos’s master plan:
Flat Earth Conspiracy Theorists:
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From the History Memes subreddit:
The war that the russians actually won because of the winter from r/HistoryMemes