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28th Mar '17 5:33:32 PM DustSnitch
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* [[http://www.gocomics.com/candorville/2012/06/08 This]] ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' strip: "I'm as bad with analogies as... something else is bad at a thing."



* [[http://www.gocomics.com/candorville/2012/06/08 This]] ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' strip: "I'm as bad with analogies as... something else is bad at a thing."


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* ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'':
** Professor Xavier's {{Telepathy}} is referred to as his "boop-boop-boop powers" because at least one of the three hosts makes sure to accompany discussion of his powers with noises that are supposed to resemble a computer.
** The cast stops in the middle of "If You Were a James Bond Villain What Would Your Scheme Be?" to make sure everyone knows that "sinkholing" is not an actual word and that anyone who uses it will be laughed at.
** The title of "Would You Prefer to be Suddenly 30 or 17'd again?" used ''Film/SeventeenAgain'' as a verb to describe suddenly becoming young again. The rest of the episode similarly uses ''Film/ThirteenGoingOnThirty'' and ''Film/{{Big}}'' to describe being suddenly turned into an adult.
14th Mar '17 10:49:37 PM JonnyB
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** They drift into BuffySpeak again in [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-03-15 this]] strip.
20th Feb '17 6:50:25 PM thecarolinabull01
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Helga's description of Ruth in "Arnold's Valentine".
-->'''Helga''': She's nothing but a stuck-up, sixth grade-y, training bra wearing, brace-y faced, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment sixth grade-y...sixth grader!]]
9th Feb '17 11:31:04 AM CheeseDogX
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--> Mal: ''<pause> Well... you can't.''

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--> Mal: ''<pause> ''<{{Beat}}> Well... you can't.''
19th Jan '17 9:13:39 AM Luigifan
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Any of a variety of speech patterns used to indicate that a character, while intelligent, is perhaps too young, too inexperienced and/or insufficiently educated (or simply [[MotorMouth talks too fast]]) to properly express the complex ideas and thoughts that they clearly possess.

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Any of a variety of speech patterns used to indicate that a character, while intelligent, is perhaps too young, too inexperienced inexperienced, and/or insufficiently educated (or simply [[MotorMouth talks too fast]]) to properly express the complex ideas and thoughts that they clearly possess.
29th Nov '16 1:55:56 AM rodneyAnonymous
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:: Occasionally, he'll just barrel on through:

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* This Literature/LyttleLyttonContest winner: "The general, one might have said, had a sly, sneering-smile expression upon his face."
* Randall Monroe, creator of ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', has written a non-fiction book "Thing Explainer" which explains complex things (like helicopters) using only the 1000 most common words in English. This makes it a non-fiction book written entirely in Buffy Speak. (See xkcd entry in Webcomics section for the original inspiration for this book.)



* In the [[TabletopGames Tabletop RPG]] TabletopGame/{{Cosmopol}}, the character Keller speaks like this to the point that others call his distinct speech pattern "Keller Speak". Justified in that he is not a native English speaker, though sometimes he speaks like that in his native German, too.
* TabletopGame/YuGiOh has a monster called [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Interplanetarypurplythorny_Dragon Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon.]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': [[http://magiccards.info/5dn/en/70.html Krark-Clan Engineers.]] ''"Well, I jammed the whatsit into the whackdoodle, but I think I broke the thingamajigger."''



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* In the [[TabletopGames Tabletop RPG]] TabletopGame/{{Cosmopol}}, the character Keller speaks like this to the point that others call his distinct speech pattern "Keller Speak". Justified in that he is not a native English speaker.
** No, sometimes he speaks like that in his native German, too.
* There's a snowclone joke out there that goes, "There's only two kinds of people in this world: Those who are ''good'' with words, and those who are... umm... uh... Thingy."
** And:
--->What is brown and sticky?
--->[[spoiler:A stick!]]
* From [[Wiki/TVTropes This Very Wiki]], we present... TheThingThatGoesDoink.
** Also SwirlyEnergyThingy
** And TimeyWimeyBall, although that one's stolen from ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* Somewhere between this trope and ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: after something falls off his aircraft in flight, a pilot must fill out a TFOA (Things Falling Off Aircraft).
* This Literature/LyttleLyttonContest winner: "The general, one might have said, had a sly, sneering-smile expression upon his face."
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': [[http://magiccards.info/5dn/en/70.html Krark-Clan Engineers.]] ''"Well, I jammed the whatsit into the whackdoodle, but I think I broke the thingamajigger."''
* A parody of ''Time'' magazine described something-or-other as "as heavy as two 150-pound bowling balls".
* [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/report-majority-of-americans-just-gotta-you-know-g,19852/ This]] article in ''Website/TheOnion''.
* The following is an exact quote from [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]]: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_legendary_creatures_by_type#Creatures_associated_with_animals Vulkodlak(Slavic)]] - undead vampire horse wolf thing
* TabletopGame/YuGiOh has a monster called [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Interplanetarypurplythorny_Dragon Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon.]]
** It also has [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gogiga_Gagagigo a monster]] that almost always causes this reaction.
* A common expression on the Internet: "I can't brain today. I have the dumb."
* Randall Monroe, creator of ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', has written a non-fiction book "Thing Explainer" which explains complex things (like helicopters) using only the 1000 most common words in English. This makes it a non-fiction book written entirely in Buffy Speak. (See xkcd entry in Webcomics section for the original inspiration for this book.)
* There's a movement underway to make the EverythingIsOnline trope a reality, possibly as early as the year 2020 (you may already have "smart" appliances that network with your smartphone and computer). The official name for this concept? "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_things The Internet of Things]]".
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25th Nov '16 1:07:47 AM rodneyAnonymous
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11th Nov '16 1:21:08 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Even Commander [[BadAss Shepard]] is not immune to this... after three hits of the strongest drink on the Citadel, followed by under the counter batarian ale, the bartender offers a krogan drink known as [[GargleBlaster Ryncol]].

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Even Commander [[BadAss Shepard]] Shepard is not immune to this... after three hits of the strongest drink on the Citadel, followed by under the counter batarian ale, the bartender offers a krogan drink known as [[GargleBlaster Ryncol]].



* ''Webcomic/TheThrillingAdventuresOfLovelaceAndBabbage'' mixes this with ArsonMurderAndJaywalking, as [[BadAss Isambard Kingdom Brunel]] tries to convince Lovelace to go back to Babbage.

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* ''Webcomic/TheThrillingAdventuresOfLovelaceAndBabbage'' mixes this with ArsonMurderAndJaywalking, as [[BadAss Isambard Kingdom Brunel]] Brunel tries to convince Lovelace to go back to Babbage.
7th Nov '16 11:47:47 AM Lullabee
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** In ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', [[TalkingAnimal Gaspode]] demonstrates how a large vocabulary doesn't always mean you can come up with the right word (he's trying to say that dogs don't care about clothes):
-->[']Clothing has never been what you might call a thingy of dog wossname.' Gaspode scratched his ear. 'Two metasyntactic variables there. Sorry.'
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