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14th May '17 5:44:40 AM BiffJr
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* In the ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} Batgirl]]'' series, Barbara Gordon, the ''original'' ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} and at that point the tech-savvy Oracle (although now she's Batgirl again), refuses to call Stephanie Brown by the name "Batgirl" [[LegacyCharacter after she takes over the persona]]. This is for a variety of personal ''and'' professional reasons, and she always refers to Stephanie by her proper name or with various pronouns, always avoiding the actual word "Batgirl." When she finally ''does'' use the term Stephanie recognizes that this signifies her acceptance and approval, and it gives her the motivation to persevere when fighting the Scarecrow.

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* In the ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} Batgirl]]'' series, Barbara Gordon, the ''original'' ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} and at that point the tech-savvy Oracle (although now she's Batgirl again), refuses to call Stephanie Brown by the name "Batgirl" [[LegacyCharacter after she takes over the persona]]. This is for a variety of personal ''and'' professional reasons, and she always refers to Stephanie by her proper name or with various pronouns, always avoiding the actual word "Batgirl." When she finally ''does'' use the term Stephanie recognizes that this signifies her acceptance and approval, and it gives her the motivation to persevere when fighting the Scarecrow.
8th Jan '17 12:29:36 PM nombretomado
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* {{Spider-Man}} has been known to correct villains who call him an insect, pointing out that spiders are technically arachnids.
* ''TopTen''

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* {{Spider-Man}} Franchise/SpiderMan has been known to correct villains who call him an insect, pointing out that spiders are technically arachnids.
* ''TopTen''''ComicBook/TopTen''
31st Oct '16 3:47:34 PM margdean56
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* In ''{{Magazine/Mad}}'', this is often used for humor. For example, one article described wealthy people's activities less bluntly than poor peoples' ("When you're poor, you vomit. When you're rich... you succumb to a sudden attack of nausea.") Another article tells people to think of others' behavior in worse terms than their own- others are pushy, while you are assertive.

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* In ''{{Magazine/Mad}}'', this is often used for humor. For example, one article described wealthy people's activities less bluntly than poor peoples' ("When you're poor, you vomit. When you're rich... you succumb to a sudden attack of nausea.") Another article tells people to think of others' behavior in worse terms than their own- others own--others are pushy, while you are assertive.



* Max from ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' dislikes being called a rabbit, and instead prefers the term "Lagomorph" or "Hyperkenetic Rabbity Thing." He dislikes being called a "malefactor" too. But for ''really'' insistent terminology, just use a really weird or long word around him. He hates that even more.

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* Max from ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' dislikes being called a rabbit, and instead prefers the term "Lagomorph" or "Hyperkenetic "Hyperkinetic Rabbity Thing." He dislikes being called a "malefactor" too. But for ''really'' insistent terminology, just use a really weird or long word around him. He hates that even more.
28th Dec '15 12:10:04 AM M84
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* ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' brings us [[SerialKiller Fun-Land]]. "Not FUN! FUN-''LAND''!" This being The Sandman, it's actually pretty terrifying: the guy in question ''is'' a child-murdering sociopath hiding behind the mask of an amiable, slightly goofy fat guy who stalks his "prey" in [[MeaningfulName amusement parks]].

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* ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' brings us ''Comicbook/TheSandman'':
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[[SerialKiller Fun-Land]]. "Not FUN! FUN-''LAND''!" This being The Sandman, it's actually pretty terrifying: the guy in question ''is'' a child-murdering sociopath hiding behind the mask of an amiable, slightly goofy fat guy who stalks his "prey" in [[MeaningfulName amusement parks]].parks]].
** When Destruction got into a conversation with a denizen of a necropolis, the other person mentioned that they insist on referring to the dead they prepare for funeral rites as "clients" and not just "bodies". Destruction compliments them for their respect for the dead, contrasting them with the previous necropolis which did not share the same reverence for the deceased.
21st Nov '15 8:17:58 AM nombretomado
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* In one ''BloomCounty'' storyline, Opus becomes a garbageman but insists upon calling himself a "waste-management artisan". When Milo [[LampshadeHanging calls Opus out on how dumb that sounds]], he asks, "What did UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan call those weapons shipments to Iran?" Milo answers "'Goodwill gifts'", to which Opus replies "I'm a waste-management artist, thank you very much."

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* In one ''BloomCounty'' ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' storyline, Opus becomes a garbageman but insists upon calling himself a "waste-management artisan". When Milo [[LampshadeHanging calls Opus out on how dumb that sounds]], he asks, "What did UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan call those weapons shipments to Iran?" Milo answers "'Goodwill gifts'", to which Opus replies "I'm a waste-management artist, thank you very much."
17th Sep '15 9:34:57 AM StFan
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* DeathsHead, of the Marvel universe (and occasionally appearing in the ''[[Comicbook/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' and ''Series/DoctorWho'' comics when Marvel had the license), is a freelance peacekeeping agent. Some call him bounty hunter, but never twice, [[VerbalTic yes?]]

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* DeathsHead, ComicBook/DeathsHead, of the Marvel universe (and occasionally appearing in the ''[[Comicbook/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' and ''Series/DoctorWho'' comics when Marvel had the license), is a freelance peacekeeping agent. Some call him bounty hunter, but never twice, [[VerbalTic yes?]]
29th Jul '15 5:55:32 PM Conradus
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* Pfirsich Rommel in Donna Barr's ''ComicBook/TheDesertPeach'' wants you to know that his accessories are ''peach'' colored. Pink is tacky.
12th Jun '15 9:51:37 PM TheHolotome
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* ''ComicBook/TheFoxHunt'' villain known as "The Mad Gadgeteer" would prefer to be referred to as simply "The Gadgeteer", with "Mad" giving off such an ''insane'' connotation and all.
5th May '14 10:30:02 AM LongLiveHumour
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* In one ''BloomCounty'' storyline, Opus becomes a garbageman but insists upon calling himself a "waste-management artisan". When Milo [[LampshadeHanging calls Opus out on how dumb that sounds]], he asks, "What did RonaldReagan call those weapons shipments to Iran?" Milo answers "'Goodwill gifts'", to which Opus replies "I'm a waste-management artist, thank you very much."

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* In one ''BloomCounty'' storyline, Opus becomes a garbageman but insists upon calling himself a "waste-management artisan". When Milo [[LampshadeHanging calls Opus out on how dumb that sounds]], he asks, "What did RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan call those weapons shipments to Iran?" Milo answers "'Goodwill gifts'", to which Opus replies "I'm a waste-management artist, thank you very much."
25th Apr '14 1:46:30 PM LongLiveHumour
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* ''CalvinAndHobbes''

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* ''CalvinAndHobbes''''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''
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