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8th Feb '16 6:31:19 AM robwebster
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* DreamTheater went through a phase of using the word "conscience" to mean "consciousness," not technically a mistake but it's relatively archaic, and sticks out quite a bit. Vacant and Octavarium are the key examples - released in 2003 and 2005, on two consecutive albums, with both lines written by the same lyricist.
1st Feb '16 7:44:55 PM GrammarNavi
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* TamoraPierce's characters do everything with "grim good humor." Everyone has "masses" of hair that "fights" to escape its accessories, unless it's "cropped" short. If they're in pain, expect their muscles to "scream." They'll never grab or hold anything, only "grip" it. And more than one character has a "thin blade of a nose" (this is contracted to "thin-bladed nose" on one occasion, which barely makes sense).
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* TamoraPierce's Creator/TamoraPierce's characters do everything with "grim good humor." Everyone has "masses" of hair that "fights" to escape its accessories, unless it's "cropped" short. If they're in pain, expect their muscles to "scream." They'll never grab or hold anything, only "grip" it. And more than one character has a "thin blade of a nose" (this is contracted to "thin-bladed nose" on one occasion, which barely makes sense).
22nd Jan '16 10:48:12 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series contains a lot of these, which is slightly understandable since StephenieMeyer is an English major and her narrator wants to seem sophisticated. Stephenie Meyer's favorite words are "Adonis," "incredulous" and "chuckle." Seriously, characters sometimes "chuckle" (insert adverb here) several times on a single page.
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* The ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series contains a lot of these, which is slightly understandable since StephenieMeyer Creator/StephenieMeyer is an English major and her narrator wants to seem sophisticated. Stephenie Meyer's favorite words are "Adonis," "incredulous" and "chuckle." Seriously, characters sometimes "chuckle" (insert adverb here) several times on a single page.
22nd Jan '16 6:26:02 PM Prfnoff
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** Also parodied in the Munchkin card game, where the words are Monster Enhancement cards, featuring a creature described by the card's adjective and a munchkin looking the word up in a dictionary.
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** Also parodied in the Munchkin ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' card game, where the words are Monster Enhancement cards, featuring a creature described by the card's adjective and a munchkin looking the word up in a dictionary.

* RonnieJamesDio used "[[Music/{{Rainbow}} rainbow]]", "sacred", "evil", "rock and roll", "master", "magic", "night" and "king" in his song titles, between most to all of his work. * Many a RedHotChiliPeppers song, given their pechant for WordSaladLyrics. Special mention goes to "Californication", where Anthony Kiedis manages to find 14 words that rhyme with the title ("elation", "quotation", "constellation"...).
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* RonnieJamesDio Music/RonnieJamesDio used "[[Music/{{Rainbow}} rainbow]]", "sacred", "evil", "rock and roll", "master", "magic", "night" and "king" in his song titles, between most to all of his work. * Many a RedHotChiliPeppers Music/RedHotChiliPeppers song, given their pechant for WordSaladLyrics. Special mention goes to "Californication", where Anthony Kiedis manages to find 14 words that rhyme with the title ("elation", "quotation", "constellation"...).

* Gary Gygax put a noticeable stamp on the first edition ''Advanced TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' books. "Dweomer," "geas" and "weal" win for obscurity; "notwithstanding" for frequency. Also "former" and "latter." He also loved (i.e., used all the time) Latin abbreviations (e.g., e.g. and i.e.), even really academic ones, (e.g., Ibid. and Op. cit.) placed in ordinary text (Ibid.) The first edition Dungeon Master's Guide is full of these. Most memorable: referring a built-in ability to swim as "innate natatorial ability". The Prostitute Table in the City appendix has about a dozen different synonyms for prostitute (trollop, streetwalker, etc.)
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* Gary Gygax Creator/GaryGygax put a noticeable stamp on the first edition ''Advanced TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' books. "Dweomer," "geas" and "weal" win for obscurity; "notwithstanding" for frequency. Also "former" and "latter." He also loved (i.e., used all the time) Latin abbreviations (e.g., e.g. and i.e.), even really academic ones, (e.g., Ibid. and Op. cit.) placed in ordinary text (Ibid.) The first edition Dungeon Master's Guide is full of these. Most memorable: referring a built-in ability to swim as "innate natatorial ability". The Prostitute Table in the City appendix has about a dozen different synonyms for prostitute (trollop, streetwalker, etc.)
22nd Jan '16 6:24:34 PM Prfnoff
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* As an Oxford-trained English professor, Creator/JRRTolkien had an exceptionally strong command of the English language, and his use of words like ''fulminate'', ''habergeon'', ''confusticate'' and ''puissant'' certainly help establish the grandness (and comedy) of his masterpieces, ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. This kind of language shows up just as much in the texts that became ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', and in ''[[Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth The Lost Tales]]'' and ''Lays of Beleriand'' [[AntiquatedLinguistics it gets so archaic]] that the editor provided an anachronistic-and-obscure-English-words glossary for each volume.
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* As an Oxford-trained English professor, professor and lifelong philologist, Creator/JRRTolkien had an exceptionally strong command of the English language, and his use of words like ''fulminate'', ''habergeon'', ''confusticate'' and ''puissant'' certainly help establish the grandness (and comedy) of his masterpieces, ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. This kind of language shows up just as much in the texts that became ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', and in ''[[Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth The Lost Tales]]'' and ''Lays of Beleriand'' [[AntiquatedLinguistics it gets so archaic]] that the editor provided an anachronistic-and-obscure-English-words glossary for each volume.
15th Jan '16 4:51:57 AM Anddrix
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This is mostly a literary trope. Although there are examples wherever a single author has a distinguishable voice (or is just plain verbose), shows and movies are usually expensive enough to produce that this gets filtered out, not to mention that TV and movie audiences supposedly [[ViewersAreMorons have all the vocabulary of the average toddler]] anyhow.
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This is mostly a literary trope. Although there are examples wherever a single author has a distinguishable voice (or is just plain verbose), shows and movies are usually expensive enough to produce that this gets filtered out, not to mention that TV and movie audiences supposedly [[ViewersAreMorons have all the vocabulary of the average toddler]] toddler anyhow.
14th Jan '16 5:00:29 PM Schroeder1174
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** Her later song and album titles sometimes use XtremeKoolLetterz.

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* Roger Hodgson, in his Music/{{Supertramp}} and solo work, frequently uses "get high"/"be high", "the garden", "crazy", "let me know you", "please tell me"/"please help me"/"can you tell me" and addresses a "Mary" (either some kind of fictitous person or [as with "A Soapbox Opera" the Virgin Mary on occasion). He addresses himself as "boy" sometimes, too.
2nd Jan '16 10:34:55 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is PlayedForLaughs and practically referenced by name in TheSookieStackhouseMysteries. The narrator actually ''does'' have a WOTD calendar and will often look for opportunities to use the words from it.
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* This trope is PlayedForLaughs and practically referenced by name in TheSookieStackhouseMysteries.''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries''. The narrator actually ''does'' have a WOTD calendar and will often look for opportunities to use the words from it.
10th Dec '15 9:19:43 PM igordebraga
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* Many a RedHotChiliPeppers song, given their pechant for WordSaladLyrics. Special mention goes to "Californication", where Anthony Kiedis manages to find 14 words that rhyme with the title ("elation", "quotation", "constellation"...).
10th Dec '15 10:56:06 AM FF32
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* ''KidsInTheHall'' did this in universe with a sketch where a guy on a construction site constantly used the word "ascertain" and proceeds to force various conjugations of it when the foreman calls him on it and requests that he stops. The sketch ends when the foreman thanks the man for the opportunity to "delineate" the problem. Delineate appeared on the screen and the man experienced a EurekaMoment through the fourth wall.
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* ''KidsInTheHall'' ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' did this in universe with a sketch where a guy on a construction site constantly used the word "ascertain" and proceeds to force various conjugations of it when the foreman calls him on it and requests that he stops. The sketch ends when the foreman thanks the man for the opportunity to "delineate" the problem. Delineate appeared on the screen and the man experienced a EurekaMoment through the fourth wall.
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