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20th Jan '17 4:47:19 AM hszmv1
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*** On the eve of Trump's inauguration, one of the many balls in DC celebrating the new president dubbed itself the "Deploraball" and was largely organized for Trump supporters who were very supportive of his platforms, rather than the traditional political nature of the Inauguration Balls that would take place the next day.
19th Jan '17 4:41:20 PM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/BeastWarsUprising:'' Wanna-be gangleader Gnashteeth is given a beatdown by Thunderhoof and Terrorsaur, who responds to a dramatic threat Gnash gives that he must think he's Megatron. A few weeks later, after Gnashteeth has ruined and murdered Thunderhoof, he decides the name Megatron suits him, [[VerbalTic yes]].

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14th Jan '17 6:55:33 AM Rhodes7
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** No he didn't. Penny called him that in the heat of battle, constructing it from his real name (Ray Viles) but he answered to it in the moment and afterwards declared that he liked it, thanking her for naming him.
12th Jan '17 5:24:24 AM newsguy95
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* When ''Series/Survivor'' contestant Rudy Boesch was in Navy basic training, his instructor kept mispronouncing his name (BOSH instead of BESH). Rudy wasn't foolish enough to dare correct him; he went along with it, and it eventually became the accepted pronounciation.

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* When ''Series/Survivor'' ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' contestant Rudy Boesch was in Navy basic training, his instructor kept mispronouncing his name (BOSH instead of BESH). Rudy wasn't foolish enough to dare correct him; he went along with it, and it eventually became the accepted pronounciation.
12th Jan '17 5:22:59 AM newsguy95
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* When ''Series/Survivor'' contestant Rudy Boesch was in Navy basic training, his instructor kept mispronouncing his name (BOSH instead of BESH). Rudy wasn't foolish enough to dare correct him; he went along with it, and it eventually became the accepted pronounciation.
11th Jan '17 12:53:48 PM Narsil
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** Similarly, in the same debate Trump said that some illegal immigrants were [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/10/19/the-final-trump-clinton-debate-transcript-annotated/?utm_term=.77006fdd4dd7 "bad hombres"]] who needed to be deported. Many Trump opponents (especially Latino ones) mockingly adopted that title; for example, Creator/DannyTrejo started selling [[https://www.facebook.com/officialdannytrejo/posts/1354993491197721 "Bad Hombre" shirts with his picture.]]
9th Jan '17 5:40:48 AM jormis29
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* In the first Creator/RebBrown ''CaptainAmerica'' TV movie from the 1970's, it's explained that "Captain America" was originally a derogatory nickname that the bad guys gave Steve's father. A friend of Steve's father urges Steve to use it to honor his dad's memory.

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* In the first Creator/RebBrown ''CaptainAmerica'' TV movie from the 1970's, ''Film/CaptainAmerica1979'', it's explained that "Captain America" was originally a derogatory nickname that the bad guys gave Steve's father. A friend of Steve's father urges Steve to use it to honor his dad's memory.
8th Jan '17 1:44:28 PM nombretomado
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* The UltimateMarvel version of Mysterio.

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* The UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version of Mysterio.
8th Jan '17 12:50:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'': The term "The New Scum" was coined by presidential candidate Gary "The Smiler" Callahan as an insulting reference to Spider Jerusalem's audience; the term was appropriated to a degree during the scandal that broke out after Spider leaked that outburst to the public.

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* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'': The term "The New Scum" was coined by presidential candidate Gary "The Smiler" Callahan as an insulting reference to Spider Jerusalem's audience; the term was appropriated to a degree during the scandal that broke out after Spider leaked that outburst to the public.
6th Jan '17 10:54:30 AM x20556a3
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* Music/DaftPunk named themselves after a review of their first musical attempt (a punk rock band, Darlin'), that a British music magazine dismissed as "a bunch of daft punk".

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* Music/DaftPunk named themselves after a review of their first musical attempt (a punk rock band, Darlin'), that a British music magazine dismissed as "a bunch of daft punk".punky thrash".
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