What do people mean when they go 'Thank you Encyclopedia Brown!' What's the implication?
What's Encylopedia Brown?
I've noticed a lot of people use this when they're being sarcastic towards a know it all or someone who has a lot of information stored in their head.
I don't get it. When do you even use this saying?
- NorseArcherLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
long before wikipdia, there were encyclopedias! you actually had to look up information - it was not at your fingertips on the www. you practically answered your own question: it's a sarcastic remark to a know-it-all: someone with a lot of knowledge like in an encyclopedia. wy do they use the saying? it's a relatively creative remark - especially this day and age of technology.
- hollyLv 71 decade ago
"Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective" is a fictional book about a boy who is a detective.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
may be i am not right but they can be expressing their gratitude to encyclopedia for the knowledge they have gained.. sort of respect for that