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[–]bluetinfoilhat 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Nigel is a common UK name. It just means a common guy. Nigel isn't really common in the USA, so if the meme was based on the USA it would be "Brad."

[–]stunaep[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh, ok.

[–]Juniperius 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It stands for NIcest Guy who Ever Lived

[–]ShotTopic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't know the answer but I also think of Nigel Thornberry, lol.

[–]Houseplant 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Alliteration is catchy. The name is not significant. It’s not chad or whatever because that brings to mind a particular type of man, not any man.

It’s a quick summary of a larger idea, wherein women are asked why they come to the defense of their husbands/sons/fathers/brothers when they do something misogynistic.