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A phrase used for humorous effect in the middle of an online post to suggest that one is checking one's notes or research before completing the statement. It is often used to convey sarcasm or disingenuousness by suggesting that one has to verify what they are about to say because they can hardly believe it because it is so ridiculous. In social media posts, the term often appears inside asterisks (*checks notes*), which are commonly used in online communication to denote an action (which is usually stated in the third person present tense). Apparently the fight started due to a heated discussion over the highly controversial topic of *checks notes* cake. Congratulations for not having a meltdown on Twitter for *checks notes* 3.5 minutes.
See also: check, note
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In fairness, Rangers have spent the last seven months justifying that comment by *checks notes* winning one and losing three of six games against Aberdeen, a run that has seen the Dons knock Rangers out of two cups and achieve three wins in Glasgow in the same season for the first time ever.
Twitter user @smack_jith perhaps summed it up best when he said: "So much respect for the brave boys in blue keeping us safe from the notoriously dangerous *checks notes* Ayr United fans.
But the lure of playing for *checks notes* East Kilbride proved too strong for the Jamaican.