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15th Nov '17 7:01:08 PM Anduryen
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A character is being threatened with violence, and tries to tough-talk his way out. Only, he can't legitimately claim to [[IKnowKarate know karate]] or anything remotely scary, so he threatens the opponent with some [[ForeignSoundingGibberish random foreign-sounding words]] as a bluff, hoping the enemy will be too dumb to understand. The most common variant involves origami, but just about any foreign word will do.

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A character is being threatened with violence, and tries to tough-talk his way out. Only, he can't legitimately claim to [[IKnowKarate know karate]] or anything remotely scary, so he threatens the opponent with some [[ForeignSoundingGibberish random foreign-sounding words]] as a bluff, hoping the enemy will be too dumb to understand. The most common variant involves origami, the Japanese term for paper folding art, but just about any foreign word will do.
5th Oct '17 2:49:48 PM foxley
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* ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'': During a ''Hacknoia'' campaign, Bob maxes out his character's skill in Tai Chi -- thinking that it is a kickass martial art -- because it is cheap. It is only after he gets into a fight that Sara explains that it is a form of moving mediation.
5th Jun '17 1:44:11 PM MasterFuzzy
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* Inverted in a ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode. Ted knows that his girlfriend practices "krav maga" but assumes that it's something like yoga. [[spoiler:He finds out that it's a martial art the hard way.]]

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* Inverted in a ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode. Ted knows that his girlfriend practices "krav maga" but assumes that it's something like yoga. [[spoiler:He finds out that it's a martial art fighting style the hard way.]]



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30th Apr '15 6:28:27 AM Scorpion451
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Compare/Contrast MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels, AsLongAsItSoundsForeign, IKnowKungFaux. If the character ''actually'' does have a black belt in origami, it's MartialArtsAndCrafts and/or PaperMaster. And the warning is [[MuggingTheMonster not a bluff]].

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Compare/Contrast MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels, AsLongAsItSoundsForeign, IKnowKungFaux. If the character ''actually'' does have a black belt in origami, it's MartialArtsAndCrafts and/or PaperMaster. And Pity the warning is opponent who [[MuggingTheMonster not a bluff]].
mistakes either one for this trope]].
30th Apr '15 6:26:23 AM Scorpion451
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Not to be confused with PaperMaster. Compare/Contrast MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels, AsLongAsItSoundsForeign, IKnowKungFaux. If the character actually does have a black belt in origami, it's MartialArtsAndCrafts.

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Not to be confused with PaperMaster. Compare/Contrast MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels, AsLongAsItSoundsForeign, IKnowKungFaux. If the character actually ''actually'' does have a black belt in origami, it's MartialArtsAndCrafts.
MartialArtsAndCrafts and/or PaperMaster. And the warning is [[MuggingTheMonster not a bluff]].
26th Feb '15 7:13:50 PM jormis29
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* On one episode of ''TheSlammer'' the Governor employs a robot warder called Wardrobe 2000 who is expert in "karate, jujitsu and the macarena".

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* On one episode of ''TheSlammer'' ''Series/TheSlammer'' the Governor employs a robot warder called Wardrobe 2000 who is expert in "karate, jujitsu and the macarena".
26th Jan '15 6:40:39 PM mrsaturn
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* In one ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode, Dexter lost the ability to speak anything except the phrase "omelette du fromage" and used it to ace tests, scare away bullies, seduce women, win gameshows, create world peace, and release a solo album, among other things. Though his scaring away the bullies is probably the most straightforward use of the trope. Incidentally, at the end of the episode, his new phrase, while working with everything else, did not count as his lab password. He's left crying on the floor [[Main/WhyDoWeHaveThatLever when it self-destructed]].

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode, Dexter lost the ability to speak anything except the phrase "omelette du fromage" and used it to ace tests, scare away bullies, seduce women, win gameshows, create world peace, and release a solo album, among other things. Though his scaring away the bullies is probably the most straightforward use of the trope. Incidentally, at the end of the episode, his new phrase, while working with everything else, did not count as his lab password. He's left crying on the floor [[Main/WhyDoWeHaveThatLever [[Main/InventionalWisdom when it self-destructed]].
26th Jan '15 6:40:00 PM mrsaturn
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* In one ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode, Dexter lost the ability to speak anything except the phrase "omelette du fromage" and used it to ace tests, scare away bullies, seduce women, win gameshows, create world peace, and release a solo album, among other things. Though his scaring away the bullies is probably the most straightforward use of the trope. Incidentally, at the end of the episode, his new phrase, while working with everything else, did not count as his lab password. He's left crying on the floor [[WhyDoWeHaveThatLever when it self-destructed]].

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode, Dexter lost the ability to speak anything except the phrase "omelette du fromage" and used it to ace tests, scare away bullies, seduce women, win gameshows, create world peace, and release a solo album, among other things. Though his scaring away the bullies is probably the most straightforward use of the trope. Incidentally, at the end of the episode, his new phrase, while working with everything else, did not count as his lab password. He's left crying on the floor [[WhyDoWeHaveThatLever [[Main/WhyDoWeHaveThatLever when it self-destructed]].
26th Jan '15 6:39:40 PM mrsaturn
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* In one ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode, Dexter lost the ability to speak anything except the phrase "omelette du fromage" and used it to ace tests, scare away bullies, seduce women, win gameshows, create world peace, and release a solo album, among other things. Though his scaring away the bullies is probably the most straightforward use of the trope. Incidentally, at the end of the episode, his new phrase, while working with everything else, did not count as his lab password. He's left crying on the floor when it self-destructed.

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode, Dexter lost the ability to speak anything except the phrase "omelette du fromage" and used it to ace tests, scare away bullies, seduce women, win gameshows, create world peace, and release a solo album, among other things. Though his scaring away the bullies is probably the most straightforward use of the trope. Incidentally, at the end of the episode, his new phrase, while working with everything else, did not count as his lab password. He's left crying on the floor [[WhyDoWeHaveThatLever when it self-destructed.self-destructed]].
6th Aug '14 9:53:01 PM adbrown
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* ''The Captain's Daughter'', a Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel by Creator/PeterDavid, has the same line as Spidey 2099 almost word-for-word.

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* ''The Captain's Daughter'', a Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel by Creator/PeterDavid, has the same line as Spidey 2099 almost word-for-word. (Not a big surprise, as David was the co-creator and writer of Spiderman 2099.)
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