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25th Jun '17 3:29:50 PM TheSinful
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* ''Fanfic/NineMinutes'': Smoker refuses to arrest [[spoiler:Tashigi]] after she declares herself a Straw Hat as he's currently relieved of authority due to his tribunal.
31st May '17 3:50:59 AM Theharbo
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** As the saying goes: 'The good thing about computers is that they do exactly what you tell them to. The bad thing about computers is that they do ''exactly'' what you tell them to.'

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** As the saying goes: 'The goes:
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good thing about computers is that they do exactly what you tell them to. to.\\
The bad thing about computers is that they do ''exactly'' '''''[[ExactWords exactly]]''''' what you tell them to.'
31st May '17 3:46:56 AM Theharbo
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** As the saying goes: 'The good thing about computers is that they do exactly what you tell them to. The bad thing about computers is that they do ''exactly'' what you tell them to.'
27th May '17 5:17:33 PM nombretomado
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* Mr. Logic from ''{{Viz}}'' combines this with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. An example being upon hearing a shop assistant say "Everything's a pound", he immediately assumes that he could buy the entire contents of the shop for a pound, rather than costing one pound per individual item. He is told of his mistake, and then gets confused and tries to buy the cash register for a pound, only to be told it's not stock. He subsequently explains what the shop assistant should have said to him, before getting carried out by security.

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* Mr. Logic from ''{{Viz}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' combines this with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. An example being upon hearing a shop assistant say "Everything's a pound", he immediately assumes that he could buy the entire contents of the shop for a pound, rather than costing one pound per individual item. He is told of his mistake, and then gets confused and tries to buy the cash register for a pound, only to be told it's not stock. He subsequently explains what the shop assistant should have said to him, before getting carried out by security.
12th Feb '17 11:43:21 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The KKK petitioned the state of Missouri to be allowed to "adopt" a stretch of road; getting their name on a sign by that road and doing charity by picking up trash and debris on their stretch. The KKK being obnoxious racists, no one wanted to formally acknowledge them as a civic organization. Yet, the law in the Unites States says they were free to associate, speak, and work in the community no matter how noisome they are. The solution? Assigning the Klansmen to clean up ''[[http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/rosapark.asp Rosa Parks Highway]]''

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* The KKK [[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan KKK]] petitioned the state of Missouri to be allowed to "adopt" a stretch of road; getting their name on a sign by that road and doing charity by picking up trash and debris on their stretch. The KKK being obnoxious racists, no one wanted to formally acknowledge them as a civic organization. Yet, the law in the Unites States says they were free to associate, speak, and work in the community no matter how noisome they are. The solution? Assigning the Klansmen to clean up ''[[http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/rosapark.asp Rosa Parks Highway]]''
18th Jan '17 6:51:52 AM tigerstar
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTwelveTasksOfAsterix'', the heroes pull this on the obstructive bureaucrats at The Place That Sends You Mad by asking for a permit that doesn't exist, driving the whole place into disarray as everyone scrambles to make sense of a whole new set of rules, forms and circulars that nobody has heard of.
8th Jan '17 12:44:11 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TransformersTransTech'', Cheetor and his officers do this frequently, in an attempt to do their best to do the right thing in a [[CrapsaccharineWorld world where the rules would be otherwise weighted against the downtrodden]]. "Withered Hope" in particular has Airazor assisting the protagonists by resolving a large chunk of issues for them via some extremely creative ExactWords usage of obscure regulations.

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* In ''TransformersTransTech'', ''ComicBook/TransformersTransTech'', Cheetor and his officers do this frequently, in an attempt to do their best to do the right thing in a [[CrapsaccharineWorld world where the rules would be otherwise weighted against the downtrodden]]. "Withered Hope" in particular has Airazor assisting the protagonists by resolving a large chunk of issues for them via some extremely creative ExactWords usage of obscure regulations.
5th Jan '17 2:06:01 PM Geodude6
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** After Harry gives an account of Voldemort's return, Umbridge's latest decree is that it is forbidden for teachers to discuss anything not related to their subject with students. Lee Jordan points out that by her own decree, she's not allowed to yell at him for playing Exploding Snap in class, as that has nothing to do with her subject. She doesn't take it well.



** After Harry giv an account of voldemort's return, Umbridge's latest decree is that it is forbidden for teachers to discuss anything not related to their subject with students. Lee Jordan points out that by her own decree, she's not allowed to yell at him for playing Exploding Snap in class, as that has nothing to do with her subject. She doesn't take it well.
24th Dec '16 8:31:38 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Series/RedDwarf'', after Kryten quotes one too many Space Corps Directives, Rimmer reads the entire book of directives himself and uses them to make Lister, Cat and Kryten's lives into a living hell.

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* In ''Series/RedDwarf'', after Kryten quotes one too many Space Corps Directives, Rimmer reads the entire book of directives himself and uses them to make Lister, Cat and Kryten's lives into a living hell. Notably, he uses ExactWords to make everything worse; Space Corps directives say crewmembers in quarantine must be given films, literature, games and pastimes - it doesn't say the media have to be any good (a knitting magazine and a DIY video) or the games have to be playable (a chess-set with almost all the pieces missing and a completed crossword book).
8th Dec '16 1:16:20 AM iroanxi
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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'': After [[spoiler:Vivi]] paralyzes Spandam, his Marine escort calmly stand back and wait for him to recover as he's the only one allowed to open the Gates of Justice.
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