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( Captain Obvious plural ) Captains Obvious
Someone who makes ( humorous , usually derogatory , sarcastic , very often preceded with thank you ) superfluous or obvious statements.
1994, L. E. Blair, Drummer Girl ( Girl Talk series, vol. 12), Golden Books Publishing, →ISBN, 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.
, Rob Stokes and the Minds of Quirk, 1995 eMarketing, Рипол Классик, , →ISBN page : 82 Text links, by their very nature, contain text (thank you, Captain Obvious).
, David Groth, 1998 A+: Core Module Study Guide , Sybex,  , page →ISBN 189: The larger of the two specifications is known as Wide SCSI-2 because it's wider ( Captain Obvious rides again).
, Cathryn Michon, 2002 The Grrl Genius Guide to Life , HarperCollins,  , page →ISBN 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.
, Tee Morris, Steve Oakley, 2002 Premiere 6.5 Power! , Thomson Course Technology,  , page →ISBN 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.
, 2013 Kaleb Nation, Harken, VOLT, , →ISBN page : 38 “Do you know who that is?” he said, pointing both hands at the screen. / “Harold…Wolf…?” the class stated the obvious in slow, disjointed unison. Mr. Candas looked ready to jump off a roof. / “Thank you, Captains Obvious,” he murmured. , 2022 Questlove [pseudonym; Ahmir K. Thompson], “Evolver”, in Revolver, Apple Corps, page , column 1: 17 Captains Obvious point to Sgt. Pepper’s as the source but, in reality, it’s Revolver. It comes from here, and it goes there and everywhere.
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someone who makes superfluous statements
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