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17th Nov '16 11:33:28 AM MarsJenkar
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* A variant occurs in ''Literature/TheOdyssey'': Penelope uses this to see whether the man claiming to be Odysseus after 20 years really is her husband. She orders their bed to be moved back to their bedroom; Odysseus protests that this couldn't be done as he carved the bedpost himself out of a living olive tree, thus proving his identity. Making this one OlderThanFeudalism.

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* A variant occurs in ''Literature/TheOdyssey'': Penelope uses this to see whether the man claiming to be Odysseus after 20 years really is her husband. She orders their bed to be moved back to their prepared and placed outside the bedroom; Odysseus protests that this couldn't be done as he carved the bedpost himself out of a living olive tree, tree still rooted in the ground, thus proving his identity. Making this one OlderThanFeudalism.
8th Nov '16 5:50:37 PM Ultimatum
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Duncan McNile as Graham Paris Chakotay my cunsion in law Married Kirsten and Treavor

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8th Nov '16 4:20:25 PM AcidicScurry
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Duncan McNile as Graham Paris Chakotay my cunsion in law Married Kirsten and Treavor
6th Nov '16 5:56:47 AM KingLyger
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** Website/NotAlwaysRight's main archive has [[http://notalwaysright.com/how-to-scam-a-scammer-part-3/242 this lovely story]].

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** Website/NotAlwaysRight's main archive has [[http://notalwaysright.com/how-to-scam-a-scammer-part-3/242 this lovely story]].story]], where a scammer tries to claim they weren't delivered any of the items they ordered. The cashier follows along until calling them out at the end.



* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' had Sonic bluff a robot imposter of Sally with a long and rather complicated handshake that they tended to use: he changed the last part and when she followed along, he confronted her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' had Sonic bluff a robot imposter of Sally with a long and rather complicated handshake that they tended to use: use. However, he changed the last part and when she from a thumbs-up to a thumbs-down. When Sally followed along, he confronted her.along and didn't correct him, Sonic knew she was an impostor.
1st Nov '16 4:31:49 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/{{Midnight 1939}}'', when Eve poses an an Hungarian royal blood, Georges is onto her and asks if the Budapest subway has been finished yet. She replies that the streets are still torn up. However, as George later reveals, the metro was already finished 50 years ago.
30th Oct '16 9:35:44 AM AutumnLeaves
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* In KirBulychev's AliceGirlFromTheFuture series it happens very often, considering that Alice's ArchEnemy is a shapeshifter. It's taken UpToEleven in ''The Jewelry Box of the Pirate's Mother'': Alice encounters someone looking like her friend Rrrr, only she had just helped the latter flee, bandaged and bleeding. Pretending to be happy, she reminds the false Rrrr that she had to come to Brastak (his planet) from Earth via another planet (while in reality she flew straight there from the planet Penelope), tells him that on Earth it's raining mushrooms, and asks him if he remembers how they met on Pataliputra and played in the snow (that planet has tropical climate even in the polar regions). When he doesn't react to any of these absurdities, she is left with no doubt that it's an impostor.
27th Oct '16 1:46:07 AM mynameisntslick
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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/82162 Stars From Home]]: Scott uses this when he believes Raven is impersonating Alex; he is already convinced, but tries to prove it to Charles by having Alex describe the day Scott was born.[[spoiler: It works. Alex appears several years older due to experiments keeping Scott young. So Alex couldn't remember the day Scott was born--because it happened before Alex himself was born.]]
26th Oct '16 10:55:53 PM FordPrefect
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* Again in Blackadder's Christmas Carol, when Pigmot asks the future Blackadder if a he vanquished the Nibble-Pibblies, and the General replies "No, because you just made them up."

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* Again in Blackadder's Christmas Carol, when Pigmot asks the future Blackadder if a he vanquished the Nibble-Pibblies, and the General replies "No, because you just made them up."
26th Oct '16 10:52:58 PM FordPrefect
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* The quote at the top of the page from ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. The T-800 asks John Connor's foster mother a question about the family dog but intentionally gives the wrong name to see if she's actually the shapeshifting T-1000, and she is. The foster mother doesn't react to getting the dog's name wrong, thus exposing itself to the T-800. There is a deleted scene where the T-1000 is shown afterwards holding a bloody dog collar, seeing the name on it and realizing that his target knows that he is there and will be avoiding the house.

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* The quote at the top of the page from ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. The T-800 asks John Connor's foster mother a question about the family dog but intentionally gives the wrong name to see if she's actually the shapeshifting T-1000, and she is. The foster mother doesn't react to his getting the dog's name wrong, thus exposing itself to the T-800. There is a deleted scene where the T-1000 is shown afterwards holding a bloody dog collar, seeing the name on it and realizing that his target knows that he is there and will be avoiding the house.
21st Oct '16 11:44:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Also shows up in ''Literature/TheLostWorld'', when [[IntrepidReporter Malone]] is trying to gain [[BadassBookworm Professor Challenger's]] trust by pretending to be a fellow scientist, Challenger quizzes him on various scientific terms, all of which Malone claims to be familiar with. Challenger then informs him that he had been speaking gibberish and tackles him out the door.

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* Also shows up in ''Literature/TheLostWorld'', ''Literature/TheLostWorld1912'', when [[IntrepidReporter Malone]] is trying to gain [[BadassBookworm Professor Challenger's]] trust by pretending to be a fellow scientist, Challenger quizzes him on various scientific terms, all of which Malone claims to be familiar with. Challenger then informs him that he had been speaking gibberish and tackles him out the door.
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