originator of yingluck plays this: shush it like a zebra

no wait, it wasn't that, it was the oVer one

Hint 1:

maybe that should be written "shush (it)": the "it" is describing the "shush".

Hint 2:

It's nothing too complicated, you don't need to know a lot to work it out. But @f" has left a useful comment which is on the right track.

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    $\begingroup$ yingluck $\endgroup$ – f'' Jun 4 '16 at 16:36
  • $\begingroup$ @f'' How did you know? :) $\endgroup$ – gcampbell Jun 4 '16 at 16:36

I think the answer is


shush it

The term 'piano' is a direction in music indicating that the performer should play softly.

like a zebra

A zebra has black and white stripes, a piano has black and white keys.

originator of yingluck plays this

This almost certainly refers to Yingluck Shinawatra whose originator is Thailand.
One of the traditional instruments of Thailand is a quadruple reed oboe known as the Pi.

We'll combine this with the second line below.

no wait, it wasn't that, it was the oVer one

On first read, this seems like a typo and the sentence should read "the other one".
ANO is an acronym for A. N. Other, which is used as a placeholder name.

We can combine this from the Pi obtained in the first line to get Pi + ANO = Piano


The typo here seems purposeful.
The third and second letters of 'other' have been replaced by a V, the Roman numeral for five.
I think this refers to piano tuning on the just intervals, particularly the perfect fifth which has a frequency ratio of 3:2 (or perhaps "3 oVer 2").

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    $\begingroup$ I'm pretty sure you're right about the answer on the basis of "shush it like a zebra", but that last bit feels like a terrible stretch, not least because a [CENSORED] is not in fact tuned in just intonation. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jun 23 '16 at 11:17
  • $\begingroup$ @GarethMcCaughan Yeah, I agree with you. It does look like the typo has a purpose, though. I'll try to think of something else. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Jun 23 '16 at 13:59
  • $\begingroup$ Mostly right, but see the added hint and the comment by f". $\endgroup$ – gcampbell Jun 23 '16 at 20:24
  • $\begingroup$ So user Doorknob, who apparently originated some "yingluck"-related meme on codegolf.stackexchange.com, uses the name KeyboardFire in some other contexts. Perhaps hexomino's proposed answer is too specific. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jul 13 '16 at 13:48

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