Captain Obvious

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Captain Obvious (plural not attested)

  1. (usually pejorative) Someone who makes superfluous statements.
    • 1994, L. E. Blair, Drummer Girl (Girl Talk series, vol. 12), Golden Books Publishing, ISBN 0307220125, page 33,
      "But you're a girl," the guy said in surprise. This guy was getting on my nerves. "You are Captain Obvious, aren't you?" I shot back.
    • 1998, David Groth, A+: Core Module Study Guide, Sybex, ISBN 0782123449, page 189,
      The larger of the two specifications is known as Wide SCSI-2 because it's wider (Captain Obvious rides again).
    • 2002, Cathryn Michon, The Grrl Genius Guide to Life, HarperCollins, ISBN 0060956828, page 145,
      The Qiana-wearing slacker next to me poked me on the shoulder and said, "We totally knew it was you in the bathroom!" Well, thank you, Captain Obvious, I thought.
    • 2002, Tee Morris and Steve Oakley, Premiere 6.5 Power!, Thomson Course Technology, ISBN 1929685602, page 240,
      Hold the camera properly. No, I'm not playing Captain Obvious here, but there is a certain way to hold a DV camera to avoid jittery movement.

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