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I was just reading this question - Why did Aegon I Targaryen join the alliance against Volantis?

In one of the answers, and its linked image there is a a strike-through "Sow" replaced with the word "Know".

Greyjoy emblem

What is the context of this?

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    It's a terrible joke that the users of the chatroom "The Quill and Tankard" came up with after being repeatedly told that "We don't know" answers were acceptable, and questions requiring that sort of answer are not opinion based, no matter how much the user knows about a specific fandom. – Edlothiad Nov 30 '18 at 16:09
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    Jon was made a legitimate Stark and then changed their words to We do not Snow. – Amarth Nov 30 '18 at 16:29
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    I believe this should be on topic per the "fandom information" clause but how far that extends is questionable. – TheLethalCarrot Nov 30 '18 at 16:31
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    Tywin sent Tyrion to King's Landing and told him that being a Lannister means, We do no hoe. – Amarth Nov 30 '18 at 16:35
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    Upon learning about Ygritte's relation with Jon, Tormund told her that being a wildling means We do no crow. (Ok I'll shut up now :P) – Amarth Nov 30 '18 at 16:41
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    You guys are off the chain... – GPPK Nov 30 '18 at 17:52
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    After King Robert was killed by a boar, Cersei took up the title Widowed by sow. – Amarth Nov 30 '18 at 17:57
  • This should be on topic on the main Sci Fi site for a reason similar to scifi.stackexchange.com/q/76125/4918 – b_jonas Dec 7 '18 at 20:40
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    I strongly relate to Arya. We do not sew. – Jolenealaska Dec 13 '18 at 2:48
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It is a meme created by our resident A Song of Ice and Fire expert @Aegon. It was created after multiple questions had the answer We Don't Know and as should be obvious it is a play on words on the Greyjoy's words "We Do Not Sow". After the image was used it was taken on by other users, including myself, from the ASOIAF/GoT chatroom The Quill and Tankard.

There is nothing more to it than being a terrible joke, YMMV.


For a bit of history the meme started around the 12th of September 2017 as can be seen in the TQAT transcript. I believe the image was created the same day and used on this answer by Aegon.

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    On a side note there was a corresponding meme "It is unknown" for a while but it didn't last long. – TheLethalCarrot Nov 30 '18 at 16:38
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    What's so terrible about this joke? – Dima Nov 30 '18 at 19:06
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    @Dima - Some people have no respect for word play. – RDFozz Nov 30 '18 at 21:47
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It's a joke. The Greyjoy motto is "We do not sow". The answer to the question is "We do not know".

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