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, 2019 at 13:01
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it belongs on English Language Learners. Mar 17, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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.


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. Mar 18, 2019 at 1:48

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