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29th Nov '16 1:55:56 AM rodneyAnonymous
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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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[[folder: The stuff people put up to sell their stuff.]]

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[[folder: The stuff people put up to sell their stuff.]]Advertising]]



[[folder: That Japanese cartoony stuff.]]

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[[folder: That Japanese cartoony stuff.]]Anime and Manga]]



[[folder: The talky-drawings stuff in book form.]]

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[[folder: Stuff that the people behind the main stuff didn't make, but the fans made it, it being the stuff I'm talking about.]]

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[[folder:Talking about stuff and posting it online.]]

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[[folder:Talking about stuff and posting it online.]][[folder:Podcasts]]



[[folder: That sport where people wrestle for money.]]

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[[folder: That sport where people wrestle for money.]][[folder:Professional Wrestling]]



[[folder:The stuff that comes from those old speakers in the cars.]]

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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.'
2nd Nov '16 2:09:51 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story adaptation "A Haunted Christmas", Duncan [=McSmurf=] chides with his friend Tapper that he would rather see Tapper alone with Smurfette in the tavern doing...well, "intimate things."
27th Oct '16 7:22:57 PM TheBuddy26
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Contrast with TotallyRadical or SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. Compare PersonAsVerb. See also ShapedLikeItself, DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, and LaymansTerms.

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Contrast with TotallyRadical or SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. Compare PersonAsVerb. See also ShapedLikeItself, DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, LaymansTerms, and LaymansTerms.
DeadpanSnarker.
14th Oct '16 10:55:14 AM gophergiggles
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* Rippers from ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' have also been affectionately dubbed "That one bug that looks like a croissant that you can freeze and use as a platform", with the name [[MemeticMutation sticking]] due to the sheer audacity and specificness of it.
13th Oct '16 10:28:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Commander in ''Film/SkyHigh'': "Whatever you're teaching them, keep teaching them... it."

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* The Commander in ''Film/SkyHigh'': ''Film/SkyHigh2005'': "Whatever you're teaching them, keep teaching them... it."
22nd Sep '16 4:08:44 AM karstovich2
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* Senator Kevin [=McCarthy=], then Senate Majority leader and the number one choice as replacement for Speaker John Boehner after the latter retired, gave a press release of such strange coherence that the next day, political pages in major newspapers like the Wall Street Journal actually explicitly compared it to this trope.

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* Senator Again with the Republicans: Congressman Kevin [=McCarthy=], then Senate House Majority leader and the number one choice as replacement for Speaker John Boehner after the latter retired, gave a press release of such strange coherence that the next day, political pages in major newspapers like the Wall Street Journal actually explicitly compared it to this trope.
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