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I see this often. I don't understand what it means. Just a noun followed by "much?". What would something like that mean? Maybe it's not "real English". I don't know.

For example, some of the titles of episodes of Totally Spies!

  • Physics 101 Much?
  • Freaky Circus Much?
  • Computer Creep Much?
  • Evil Coffee Shop Much?
  • Super Nerd Much?
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I am pretty sure it's this slang usage:

much

When we say sentences like 'Walk much?' we shorten 'Do you walk much?'

VERB + much

ADJECTIVE + much

NOUN + much

ADJECTIVE and NOUN + much

etc. Confused, much?

Off message much?

466 122 [that's a pretty good score: for/against this reading]

Urban Dictionary

I don't know the show, but perhaps:

Physics 101 Much? =Do you like Physics 101 Much?

Computer Creep Much? = Is she/he Much of a Computer Creep, you think?

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    I believe it started as a sarcastic comment - as in, "Complain much?" Regardless, this answer is correct. +1 – anongoodnurse Apr 27 '15 at 23:35
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The expression x much is a sarcastic expression meaning that the target of the expression is engaging in x, and is generally used when x is undesirable.

An example: Susan is about to leave work at 5:00 on a Friday, and has weekend plans. Just before she heads out, her boss approaches her and asks her to complete a big project by Monday. Susan might say to her boss, "Unreasonable much?"

Another example: a group of friends are eating at a cafe. Most of them are happy, enjoying the food and company. One has been finding fault all evening, saying that the service is slow, the place too loud, the soup was cold, the appetizer oversalted, and the main course overcooked. Someone else at the table might sarcastically ask "complain much?"

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Using that expression is often sarcastic, as jetset said, but I think it has more to do with someone's ineptitude in the matter. So for example, "Physics 101 Much?" might be in response to someone saying or doing something stupid that is covered in basic physics. Perhaps someone just said that heavier objects always fall faster than lighter objects.

Or if someone failed at lifting a heavy object, one might say "Lift much?"

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