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A phrase used by Tumblr users to detect another Tumblr user in the real world. Appropriate response is "Thanks, I stole them from the president!"
(Tumblr user out in public)
"I like your shoelaces"
(The respondent that is also a Tumblr User)
"Thanks, I stole them from the president!"
by Whovian-classicrock-fandom November 16, 2012
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A *secret* phrase used to try to identify fellow bloggers from Tumblr. Used on other websites or in real life regardless of the footwear they are wearing.

The correct response is "I stole them from the president."
"Hey, uh... I like your shoelaces?"
"I stole them from the president *snigger*"
(Exchange URLs etc)
by elemeno-pee.tumblr.com November 18, 2012
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A Supernatural reference widely used to distinguish Tumblr users from non-Tumblr users, the correct response being, "Thanks, I stole them from the president." A conversation between Dean Winchester and Ben Braeden.
Person 1: "I like your shoelaces!"
Person 2: "Thanks, I stole them from the president."
via giphy
by Angel of Thursday July 12, 2018
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A tumblr term used to find other people that use the website in real life.

(always reply with "I stole them from the president to confirm your tumblr-hood)
Person 1: wow you seem cool, and I like your shoelaces
Person 2: thanks, I stole them from the president
by Sabrina_trash August 26, 2018
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You may or may not get this reference but if you do thank god!!
If not read the example sentence
Me:Hi I like your shoelaces

You: Thanks I stole them from the president
by The Genius (Me) May 10, 2018
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A phrase used to identify those who use tumblr on other websites or IRL.
"OH GOD, MY FEELS, I CAN'T."

"Hey, uh, I like your shoelaces."

"Me, too! What's your blog name?"
by Stephani-dftba July 30, 2012
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