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14th Jan '16 12:07:26 PM mephistos
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If a commercial tells you, "No wonder six million customers purchased our product last year," they're resorting to the BandwagonTechnique. Same for ads that boast of their product being "number 1"; if such ads appear during sports events, expect the appearance of foam fingers to make the point.
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If a commercial tells you, "No wonder six million customers purchased our product last year," they're resorting to the BandwagonTechnique.Band Wagon Technique. Same for ads that boast of their product being "number 1"; if such ads appear during sports events, expect the appearance of foam fingers to make the point.
4th Jan '16 2:02:59 PM Darksilverhawk
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' both uses ''and'' subverts this in the same story. After the villains convince everyone to use a new cuss word this way, the henchmen's union is able to put a stop to it by showing everyone that ''they'' like it. They proudly claim afterwards that their profession is so undesirable that they can kill ''any'' annoying fad in less than a week if people think they like it.
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' both uses ''and'' subverts this in the same story. After the villains convince everyone to use a new cuss word this way, the henchmen's union is able to put a stop to it by showing everyone that ''they'' like it. They proudly claim afterwards that their profession is so undesirable that they can kill ''any'' annoying fad in less than a week if people think they like it.
14th Sep '15 2:44:58 PM HowlingSnail
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We All Live In America seems to have taken over this page.
* Cell phone commercials are notorious for this. Each carrier carefully devises some supposedly statistical reason why they're better than every competitor without actually resorting to using the same false statistical reasons as the competitors. "America's largest network," or "No wonder so many people choose our network," or "America's fastest growing network" are a couple of common ones.
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* Cell phone commercials are notorious for this. Each carrier carefully devises some supposedly statistical reason why they're better than every competitor without actually resorting to using the same false statistical reasons as the competitors. "America's "The country's largest network," or "No wonder so many people choose our network," or "America's "The country's fastest growing network" are a couple of common ones.
3rd Aug '15 4:23:46 PM Piando
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** [[Justified Trope However, there is a better reason for this use of the trope]] than most. Namely, an empty, dead game is usually no fun.
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** [[Justified Trope [[JustifiedTrope However, there is a better reason for this use of the trope]] than most. Namely, an empty, dead game is usually no fun.
3rd Aug '15 4:22:52 PM Piando
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** However, there is a better reason for this use of the trope than most. Namely, an empty, dead game is usually no fun.
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** [[Justified Trope However, there is a better reason for this use of the trope trope]] than most. Namely, an empty, dead game is usually no fun.
8th Jun '15 2:25:03 PM LentilSandEater
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** To be fair, it's not just a Republican thing: the [[CouldSayItBut Religion That Shall Not Be Named But Hail Xenu!]] did the same thing with L. Ron Hubbard's novels.
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** To be fair, it's not just a Republican thing: the The [[CouldSayItBut Religion That Shall Not Be Named But Hail Xenu!]] did the same thing with L. Ron Hubbard's novels.
5th Jun '15 8:07:51 PM Kid
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** To be noted in this example and others listed that many times technology-related service providers are often #1 because they are in '''Many''' places the ''sole provider of such service''. This is especially significant in the USA because the technological backbone anywhere outside urban centers is very archaic and dated legislation often causes providers to have a monopoly in an area.
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** To be noted in this example and others listed that many times technology-related service providers are often #1 because they are in '''Many''' '''many''' places the ''sole provider of such service''. This is especially significant in the USA because the technological backbone anywhere outside urban centers is very archaic and dated legislation often causes providers to have a monopoly in an area.
5th Jun '15 7:57:42 PM Kid
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* Any time a movie is advertised as "The #1 movie in Country X!" Or, if it's not the highest-grossing movie overall of the past week, "The #1 [insert genre] movie in Country X!". Occasionally it seems as though it happens ''For every damn movie''. It's completely meaningless because you know the worst movie of the year will be hailed as the best one in the country. Hilariously, ''this will often be claimed by two movies at the same time.''
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* Any time a movie is advertised as "The #1 movie in Country X!" Or, if it's not the highest-grossing movie overall of the past week, "The #1 [insert genre] movie in Country X!". Occasionally it seems as though it happens ''For ''for every damn movie''. It's completely meaningless because you know the worst movie of the year will be hailed as the best one in the country. Hilariously, ''this will often be claimed by two movies at the same time.''
14th May '15 10:00:03 PM Nobody
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--> ''100,000 lemmings cannot be wrong.''
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--> ''100,000 -> ''"100,000 lemmings cannot be wrong.''"''

--> ''Eat shit, billions of flies cannot be wrong.''
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--> ''Eat -> ''"Eat shit, billions of flies cannot be wrong.''"''
23rd Feb '15 9:06:07 AM TheUnsquished
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* In ''{{Sinfest}}'', an in-universe example: [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3155 Evil: Everbody's doin' it.]] * ''{{Nodwick}}'' both uses ''and'' subverts this in the same story. After the villains convince everyone to use a new cuss word this way, the henchmen's union is able to put a stop to it by showing everyone that ''they'' like it. They proudly claim afterwards that their profession is so undesirable that they can kill ''any'' annoying fad in less than a week if people think they like it.
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* In ''{{Sinfest}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', an in-universe example: [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3155 Evil: Everbody's Everybody's doin' it.]] * ''{{Nodwick}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' both uses ''and'' subverts this in the same story. After the villains convince everyone to use a new cuss word this way, the henchmen's union is able to put a stop to it by showing everyone that ''they'' like it. They proudly claim afterwards that their profession is so undesirable that they can kill ''any'' annoying fad in less than a week if people think they like it.
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