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8th Jun '17 7:10:32 AM erforce
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* In ''[[Film/BadBoys Bad Boys II]]'' Det. Marcus Burnett is [[ItMakesSenseInContext accidentally high on ecstasy]] when he and his partner go to ask their captain for a warrant. He is so out of it that his partner tries to send him on a fool's errand - call another detective and tell him... something...

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* In ''[[Film/BadBoys Bad Boys II]]'' ''Film/BadBoysII'', Det. Marcus Burnett is [[ItMakesSenseInContext accidentally high on ecstasy]] when he and his partner go to ask their captain for a warrant. He is so out of it that his partner tries to send him on a fool's errand - call another detective and tell him... something...
7th Jun '17 11:06:08 AM Abodos
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* Granté from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' often refers to armor he is searching for with this. For example, he calls the Climbing Gear the "climbing...something" when he lists it out.
28th May '17 7:20:42 PM PaulA
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* This footnote in the Creator/HarryHarrison SpaceOpera spoof, ''Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers''.

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* This footnote in the Creator/HarryHarrison SpaceOpera spoof, ''Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers''.''Literature/StarSmashersOfTheGalaxyRangers'':
21st May '17 8:39:39 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' vacillates between this, SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and SophisticatedAsHell on a regular basis, partly because the author was a (very well educated) teenager in the first couple of years of writing it, and partly because he's a self-admitted massive Buffy fan. Harry, the main character, is somewhat prone to it, while the {{Deuteragonist}}, Carol, is ''definitely'' prone to it.
17th May '17 1:49:27 AM Kitchen90
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* The 19th century brought English such expressions as "doohickey" and "thingamabob."
* When UsefulNotes/SarahPalin asked, "How's that hopey, changey thing working out for ya?" at the first-ever national Tea Party Convention, some of us wondered if Creator/JossWhedon had suddenly, inexplicably been employed as her speech writer. For those who haven't paid attention to American politics lately, or have just had their heads under a rock, this was an allusion to Barack Obama's campaign slogans of "hope and change." [[DontExplainTheJoke Which she was making fun of]].

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* The 19th century brought English such expressions as "doohickey" and "thingamabob."
"thingamabob"/"thingamajig". They were popular enough to have entries in the English dictionary.
* When UsefulNotes/SarahPalin asked, "How's that hopey, changey thing working out for ya?" at the first-ever national Tea Party Convention, some of us many wondered if Creator/JossWhedon had suddenly, inexplicably been employed as her speech writer. For those who haven't paid attention to American politics lately, or have just had their heads under a rock, this was an allusion to Barack Obama's campaign slogans of "hope and change." [[DontExplainTheJoke Which she was making fun of]].
16th May '17 11:52:07 AM Kitchen90
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For some reason, this trope is named for the speech patterns of the teenage characters in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', which ran from 1997 - 2003. The show's creator, Creator/JossWhedon, is often credited with "creating" this form of writing (also called Whedonspeak). However, there are instances of this type of language from writers like William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, HP Lovecraft, and PG Wodehouse, making this trope significantly OlderThanTheyThink. This type of speech has existed for as long as language itself, and is actually OlderThanDirt.

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For some reason, this trope is named for the speech patterns of the teenage characters in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', which ran from 1997 - 2003. The show's creator, Creator/JossWhedon, is often credited with "creating" this form of writing (also called Whedonspeak). However, there are instances of this type of language from writers like William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, HP Lovecraft, Creator/WilliamShakespeare, Creator/CharlesDickens, Creator/HPLovecraft, and PG Wodehouse, Creator/PGWodehouse, making this trope significantly OlderThanTheyThink. This type of speech has existed for as long as language itself, and is actually OlderThanDirt.
11th May '17 11:55:42 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Frigg in general. Highlighted in her daydream during her attempts at diplomacy (without violence) with the gnomes.
--> '''Frigg:''' Sorry Ardaic! I tried my best, but someone accidentally killed them to death.\\
7th May '17 9:53:42 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "Super Cluepers' Case of the Missing School Bell" from ''Literature/{{Franklin}} and Friends'', the Super Cluepers discover that the part of the bell that actually causes it to ring is missing. However, even after being told by Owl that this is called the "clapper," it ends up being referred to several times as the "ringy thingy."
25th Apr '17 10:02:55 AM Siempie
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has some as well. [[spoiler:Wheatley]]'s "All right, fatty? Adopted… fatty! Fatty fatty no parents?" and shortly later "What’s wrong with being adopted? Um, well, uh… Lack of parents?".
** "[[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Holmes]] versus Moriarty, Aristole vs '''MASHY SPIKE PLATE!'''"

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has some as well. [[spoiler:Wheatley]]'s "All
-->'''[[spoiler:Wheatley]]''': All
right, fatty? Adopted… fatty! Fatty fatty no parents?" and shortly later "What’s [[BigStupidDoodooHead Fatty-fatty-no-parents]]! [...] What’s wrong with being adopted? Um, well, uh… Lack of parents?".
parents?.
** "[[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Holmes]] versus Moriarty, Aristole Aristotle vs '''MASHY SPIKE PLATE!'''"'''MASHY-SPIKE-PLATE!'''"
8th Apr '17 5:38:25 PM Tibbittz
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* In ''Webcomic/[=SwordCat=] Princess'', Erica clumsily lies about how she obtained Kathryn's phone number, offering "Detective-ing?" as her clearly false answer (on the first page of [[http://www.swordcatprincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/90/ issue #5).]]

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* In ''Webcomic/[=SwordCat=] Princess'', ''Webcomic/SwordCatPrincess'', Erica clumsily lies about how she obtained Kathryn's phone number, offering "Detective-ing?" as her clearly false answer (on the first page of [[http://www.swordcatprincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/90/ issue #5).]]
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