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10th Sep '16 7:24:26 AM VicGeorge2011
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* A variation in ''Film/{{TRON}}'': When Alan Bradley asks Kevin Flynn if he's using his hacking into the ENCOM computer system for embezzling, Flynn says that embezzling is such an ugly word and instead points out that his hacking into the system is to gather evidence that Ed Dillinger was stealing from his work.
17th Aug '16 7:49:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* The horse is not yet completely dead: played 100% straight in the 2009 JohnGrisham book ''The Associate''.

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* The horse is not yet completely dead: played 100% straight in the 2009 JohnGrisham Creator/JohnGrisham book ''The Associate''.
18th Jul '16 3:47:49 AM BrokenEye
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* In ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Felicity has a humorous moment when she starts this trope by claiming "hacking is such an ugly word"... and then is unable to think of a better one.
12th Jul '16 7:16:00 AM Schol-R-LEA
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** Given that not only did they both already know that the 'evidence' being held over them was a particularly absurd case of OutOfContextEavesdropping, but also that the would-be blackmailer had [[spoiler:inadvertently triggered a plan of Ayla's that left ''three'' different groups of opponents OutGambitted and put one of them under his thumb]], a certain smugness was understandable.
8th Jul '16 7:50:12 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip where Linus brings flowers to his teacher, Charlie Brown tells him he won't get anywhere with bribery. Linus prefers the term "pump priming".
8th Jul '16 7:48:33 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* This is inverted in an episode of the 60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series where the hero's attempt to stake out the Joker turns sour (as Bruce Wayne, he tries to buy counterfeit cash from the Joker, claiming he needs it to replace money he embezzled; the idea is to gain proof that the Joker is counterfeiting, but the Joker escapes with Wayne's "confession" recorded). When he tries to use the info he gained, the villain flat out tells Wayne that it's blackmail.
31st May '16 5:48:26 PM WillKeaton
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* From [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7831829/1/bLooming_b_bDarkness_b Looming Darkness]] we have [[BigBad Dark]] [[EvilTwin Link]] quoting this almost word for word in chapter 9.
* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/102008/an-unepic-pony-war-in-the-nondistant-future An Unepic Pony War In The Nondistant Future]]'', to keep Shining from taking sides in her little war with Cadance, Twilight writes him a letter threatening him with [[EmbarrassingOldPhoto humiliating pictures]] (though they would be equally humiliating to her) and ends it with:

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* From [[http://www.''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7831829/1/bLooming_b_bDarkness_b Looming Darkness]] Darkness]]'' we have [[BigBad Dark]] [[EvilTwin Link]] quoting this almost word for word in chapter 9.
* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/102008/an-unepic-pony-war-in-the-nondistant-future An Unepic Pony War In The Nondistant Future]]'', Future,]]'' to keep Shining from taking sides in her little war with Cadance, Twilight writes him a letter threatening him with [[EmbarrassingOldPhoto humiliating pictures]] (though they would be equally humiliating to her) and ends it with:
30th Apr '16 1:27:41 PM Assassin-sensei
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/StrawberryVinegar'', this exchange occurs between Rie and her mother:
-->'''Mom:''' Come on, Rie, Licia's eating her natto~ You don't want to lose to Licia, do you?\\
'''Rie:''' It's a competition?\\
'''Mom:''' Of course it is. I'm going to give you affection points throughout the day, based on your behavior. Who knows? If you earn over twenty affection points, I might even give you an autograph~\\
'''Rie:''' That's called blackmail, Mom.
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16th Apr '16 4:17:09 PM eroock
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->''" Blackmail is such an ugly word. I prefer 'extortion'. The 'X' makes it sound cool."''

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->''" Blackmail ->''"Blackmail is such an ugly word. I prefer 'extortion'. The 'X' makes it sound cool."''


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-->'''Harry''': You think you blackmailed me!
-->'''Jonathan''': Harry, that's a horrid word.
11th Apr '16 12:36:04 PM dmcreif
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* In ''Series/JessicaJones'', [[Creator/DavidTennant Kilgrave]] doesn't like the word 'rape', despite that being exactly what he did to Jessica, Hope Schlottman, and almost every woman he's encountered. He seems to acknowledge that's exactly what he did when Jessica confronts him on this, but denies it at first and later mutters that he doesn't like what he does being described that way.

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* In ''Series/JessicaJones'', [[Creator/DavidTennant Kilgrave]] doesn't like the word 'rape', despite that being exactly what he did to Jessica, Hope Schlottman, and almost every woman he's encountered. He seems to acknowledge that's exactly what he did when Jessica confronts him on this, but denies it at first and later mutters that he doesn't like what he does being described that way.


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* In ''Series/JessicaJones'', [[Creator/DavidTennant Kilgrave]], serial mind rapist, doesn't like the word 'rape', despite that being exactly what he did to Jessica, Hope Schlottman, and almost every woman he's encountered. He seems to acknowledge that's exactly what he did when Jessica confronts him on this, but denies it at first and later mutters that he doesn't like what he does being described that way.
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