Board-related question: Where did '3. Hi Opal!' come from?

On the off-chance the entire title doesn’t show up, it’s “Board-related question: Where did ‘3. Hi Opal!’ come from?”

Sometimes on Da Board, when someone makes a list, number three on the list is “Hi Opal!” Who originated this, and (if possible) why?

Might I recommend:

  1. Learning that the SDMB search is your friend

  2. Viewing this thread:

  3. Hi Opal!

OpalCat is a longtime reg who has a pet peeve about people here makings lists containing only two items. Thus was created “3. Hi Opal!”

Opal once said that a list isn’t a list if it only has two items. So people started making three item lists that said

  1. X
  2. Y
  3. Hi Opal.

This caught on and got used in places where the original objection didn’t apply.

  1. A
  2. B
  3. Hi Opal.
  4. C


Since this question is asked and answered, and because there are several versions of the question already in ATMB, I’m going to close this thread.

Thanks for the responses, all.