From Encyclopedia Dramatica
"THEN WHO WAS X" is a meme originating on 4chan's /x/ board. Most commonly, 'X' is 'Phone,' due to the original story.
Newfags will frequently post "THEN WHO WAS X" if there is absolutely ANY vagueness in creepypasta. Go ahead, go to /x/ and post a vague story. But be prepared for floods of "THEN WHO WAS" spam, because it will happen.
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A father is not the only person who can have a child or a raspy voice. Her mother was phone.
There aren't many kinds of the original story, although there must be over nine thousand kinds of BUT WHO WAS-. Common examples include "Then who was internet" and "Then who was post."
Counter Strike version:
Super Mario version:
BREAKING NEWS: PHONE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED
This was discovered by L3G1ONNA1RE on December 13 2009 at 10:20:39 while eating KFC mac and cheese and posted it on /b/
However, /x/ seems to disagree. As posted one evening,
Actually, phone is really Captain Crunch spoofing his caller ID to impersonate moot.
Pix or it didn't happen you say?
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