Seems legit is the biggest factor in the decision making process. In the early 90's, MC Hammer shortened the word legitimate when he released the song, "Too Legit to Quit." It was recorded before most Internet users were even a mere twinkle in the milk man's eye.
Is it legit?
For almost two decades, nothing happened. Then on a historic day in late 2006, somewhere on a forum that nobody gave a damn about, OP asked if something he saw on Craigslist was legit. Someone responded by listing the reasons why OP was about to get scammed and concluded, "Sure sounds legit to me!" The sarcasm offended OP and he complained, someone should have pointed out the obvious.
Forced memes didn't exist in 2006 so it took several years for this catchphrase to become popular. With the help of autism, image macros, demotivational posters and Urban Dictionary; seems legit became an established Internet meme.
Internet experts researching this phenomenon discovered that it impacts Third World countries. The entire Nigerian economy is dependent on this catchphrase. When someone is contacted by a stranger claiming to be royalty from Nigeria, ask yourself if their request seems legit. Simply provide your name, phone number, address, date of birth, passwords, bank account information and before you know it, a check for $100,000 check will arrive in the mail.
Even in 2006, OP was a faggot.
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