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What does it mean to be 'Rickrolled'?

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2010-05-10 11:44:04

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A 'rickroll' is a prank played on an unsuspecting web surfer. To

be rickrolled is when browsing a website (especially a discussion

forum or comment board), one comes across a link expecting it to

lead to one thing, but finds something completely different when

the link is clicked.

The name Rick refers to '80s pop singer Rick Astley. The

standard rickroll generally involves someone posting a link

claiming it leads to something quite interesting (e.g., hot chicks

in panties), but actually linking to a video of Mr. Astley singing

"Never Gonna Give You Up." This is usually considered a major


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