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1.) A cynical phrase used to trivialize a pitiful speech that can come off as too sentimental. Also used to condemn minor problems that are exaggerated by the speaker. Originated from Herbert Morrison's emotional radio broadcast of the Hindenburg crash.
"Oh, the humanity and all the passengers screaming around here. I told you, I can't even talk to people whose friends are on there {...} I-I can't talk, ladies and gentlemen." - Herbert Morrison, 1937 Hindenburg crash report

1.) A. "Sorry I couldn't come to school this past dog died...*cries*"
"Your dog died? Who was 23 years old? Oh, the humanity!"

B. "My mom took away my phone for a week because I was texting in class. I am, like, so mad at her I swear I'm going to run away!"
"Oh, the humanity! Running away from home is the only justification for being punished because you disobeyed your school's code of conduct!"
by GrammarNazi97 August 29, 2012
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