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Deadpool tosses himself from building. A passerby sees him and comments:

Passerby: I can't believe he's still alive.

Deadpool: I can't believe you left the house in that shirt.

What does it mean by "left the house in that shirt"?

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    This looks like an English Language Learners question. – OrangeDog Mar 17 at 13:01
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it belongs on English Language Learners. – Daniel Roseman Mar 17 at 13:14
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    Reopened: our policy is that questions about the meaning of quotes from works of sci-fi and fantasy are on-topic here. On-topicness on other sites is irrelevant to deciding our site scope (otherwise we'd send nearly everything to either Movies & TV or Literature). cc @DanielRoseman – Rand al'Thor Mar 17 at 20:20
  • If you're still wondering what it means, it means "I can't believe you left the house while (still) wearing that shirt" – somebody Mar 18 at 0:37
  • @Randal'Thor what then stops asking a question for every single line of every SciFi work asking what it means? – OrangeDog Mar 18 at 13:47
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It means that Deadpool finds the shirt so ugly or unfashionable or unflattering that he can't believe that someone would actually leave their home and be seen in public wearing it.

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It's his brand of humor combined with him trivializing his fall. First, he's dismissing the fall as anything worthy of comment. Second, he's displaying his attitude - insulting pretty much anyone, especially anyone he doesn't like.

  • I don't think this counts as an example of "insulting pretty much anyone"; it's an example of counter-insulting someone who targeted a comment at him. "I can't believe you survived that fall." "Shut up, I can't believe your mum survived that fall." Though it is of course completely in character. – Lightness Races in Orbit Mar 18 at 1:48

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