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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.
18th Sep '16 7:34:10 PM merotoker
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* In the first issue of ''ComicBook/{{Babe}}'', a comic book by John Byrne, the narrator talks like this in acknowledged homage to ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''.

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* In the first issue of ''ComicBook/{{Babe}}'', a comic book by John Byrne, Creator/JohnByrne, the narrator talks like this in acknowledged homage to ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''.



* In Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', the Mad Hatter says to Alice, "You used to be much more... ''muchier''. You've lost your muchness." Which is a reference to the book, where the Dormouse asks if Alice has ever seen a drawing of a muchness.

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* In Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', ''Film/{{Alice in Wonderland|2010}}'', the Mad Hatter says to Alice, "You used to be much more... ''muchier''. You've lost your muchness." Which is a reference to the book, where the Dormouse asks if Alice has ever seen a drawing of a muchness.



--> Kirk: Bones, there's a... thing... out there.
--> [=McCoy:=] Why is any object we don't understand always called "a thing"?

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--> Kirk: '''Kirk''': Bones, there's a... thing... out there.
--> [=McCoy:=] '''[=McCoy:=]''' Why is any object we don't understand always called "a thing"?



* On Series/{{QI}}, when discussing the over-cautious expiration dates on cheese, it's pointed out to Creator/{{Stephen Fry}} that cheese is essentially expired already. Stephen's agreement is much to the amusement of the audience and the panel.

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* On Series/{{QI}}, ''Series/{{QI}}'', when discussing the over-cautious expiration dates on cheese, it's pointed out to Creator/{{Stephen Fry}} that cheese is essentially expired already. Stephen's agreement is much to the amusement of the audience and the panel.



--->'''Dean''': You're the short bus... Short bus.
--->'''Sam''': Our dark spots are pretty dark.
--->'''Dean''': You're... Dark.

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--->'''Dean''': -->'''Dean''': You're the short bus... Short bus.
--->'''Sam''': -->'''Sam''': Our dark spots are pretty dark.
--->'''Dean''': -->'''Dean''': You're... Dark.



-->Zappa: ... then it goes into a song called "The Torture Never Stops".\\
Interviewer: Which is about what?\\
Zappa: Er, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it's about torture not stopping]].

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-->Zappa: ...-->'''Zappa''': ... then it goes into a song called "The Torture Never Stops".\\
Interviewer: '''Interviewer''': Which is about what?\\
Zappa: '''Zappa''': Er, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it's about torture not stopping]].



* In ''Radio/CabinPressure'', as an ActorAllusion to BenedictCumberbatch's role in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', Martin gets to cite a famous Literature/SherlockHolmes quote... somewhat less articulately.

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* In ''Radio/CabinPressure'', as an ActorAllusion to BenedictCumberbatch's Creator/BenedictCumberbatch's role in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', Martin gets to cite a famous Literature/SherlockHolmes quote... somewhat less articulately.



* ''TabletopGame/{{PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution}}'' ventures into this territory. Justified, since the characters are discussing things that they didn't know existed until very recently and don't have actual names for.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution}}'' ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'' ventures into this territory. Justified, since the characters are discussing things that they didn't know existed until very recently and don't have actual names for.



** Also when Hawke first learns of Anders ability to HulkOut into Justice;

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** Also when Hawke first learns of Anders ability to HulkOut [[HulkingOut Hulk Out]] into Justice;



* [[Webcomic/EightBitTheater Fighter's]] ''true'' [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/09/07/episode-076-fighter-and-red-mage-are-back/ power]]:

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* [[Webcomic/EightBitTheater Fighter's]] ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': Fighter's ''true'' [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/09/07/episode-076-fighter-and-red-mage-are-back/ power]]:



* [[Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella Wonderella]] and her sidekick Wonderita.

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* [[Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella Wonderella]] ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'': Wonderella and her sidekick Wonderita.



* ''[[WebVideo/{{Kickassia}} "WELL I'M SCIENCIER!"]]''

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* ''[[WebVideo/{{Kickassia}} ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}: "WELL I'M SCIENCIER!"]]''SCIENCIER!"''



** After giving a negative review of the toy Teddy Ruxpin, the toy somehow comes to life and, in a plot out of the ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', goes on the warpath against the Critic for the review. When the Critic sees that Teddy has somehow come alive, he exclaims disbelievingly, "You're not real! You're just... a thing... that's not very real!"
* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara proclaims, after something ''very'' stupid in ''Battle for Bludhaven'', proclaims that he broke something in his "thinking thing".

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** After giving a negative review of the toy Teddy Ruxpin, the toy somehow comes to life and, in a plot out of the ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'', goes on the warpath against the Critic for the review. When the Critic sees that Teddy has somehow come alive, he exclaims disbelievingly, "You're not real! You're just... a thing... that's not very real!"
* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara proclaims, after something ''very'' stupid in ''Battle for Bludhaven'', proclaims that he broke something in his "thinking thing".



* ''Website/NotAlwaysRight''
** [[http://notalwaysright.com/de-ting-de-ting/308 Problem: Thing is blue and blue on the thing.]]
** From the spinoff ''Not Always Friendly'', [[http://notalwaysfriendly.com/talking-total-bolado/34097 this story]] has a missionary in El Salvador trying and failing to convince a local plumber that she is from the area. He's finally convinced when she loses a ring in the drainpipe and resorts to the Salvadorian word for "thingamajig" to explain it to him.

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* ''Website/NotAlwaysRight''
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''Website/NotAlwaysRight'': [[http://notalwaysright.com/de-ting-de-ting/308 Problem: Thing is blue and blue on the thing.]]
** From the spinoff ''Not *''[[NotAlwaysRight/SisterSites Not Always Friendly'', Friendly]]'': [[http://notalwaysfriendly.com/talking-total-bolado/34097 this This story]] has a missionary in El Salvador trying and failing to convince a local plumber that she is from the area. He's finally convinced when she loses a ring in the drainpipe and resorts to the Salvadorian word for "thingamajig" to explain it to him.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan:'' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhWeU491kYI&feature=related I got the thing on the thing!]]"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan:'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderman:'' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhWeU491kYI&feature=related I got the thing on the thing!]]"



* Starfire from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' sometimes does this. She has a better excuse than most, as she's an alien and English is not her native language. Even without the language issues, though, she's still definitely the Team [[TheDitz Ditz]].

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* Starfire from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' sometimes does this. She has a better excuse than most, as [[FishOutOfWater she's an alien and English is not her native language. language.]] Even without the language issues, though, she's still definitely the Team [[TheDitz Ditz]].



** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' spoofs this trope a lot earlier. In the episode "Shriek", after his original and perfectly understandable request gets turned down for being the wrong term, teenager Terry has to resort to this to get a spectrographic analysis of a piece of Shriek's armor from the Bat-computer. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rfUJCf1cZ0 See here]]

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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' spoofs this trope a lot earlier. In the episode "Shriek", after his original and perfectly understandable request gets turned down for being the wrong term, teenager Terry has to resort to this to get a spectrographic analysis of a piece of Shriek's armor from the Bat-computer. [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rfUJCf1cZ0 See here]]com/watch?v=gOFzrADBDC4 after his original and perfectly understandable request gets turned down for being the wrong term, teenager Terry has to resort to this to get a spectrographic analysis of a piece of Shriek's armor from the Bat-computer.]]



--->'''Rarity:''' ''(throwing herself down on her bed)'' Leave me ALOOOOONE! [[GrandHotel I vant to be alone!]] I want to wallow in... whatever it is that ponies are supposed to wallow in!

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--->'''Rarity:''' ''(throwing herself down on her bed)'' Leave me ALOOOOONE! [[GrandHotel [[Film/GrandHotel I vant to be alone!]] I want to wallow in... whatever it is that ponies are supposed to wallow in!



* The kid protagonists of ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' speak in the familiar contemporary version, [[AnachronismStew despite the old-fashioned setting]]. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] where Greg and Wirt are concerned--[[spoiler:they're actually two kids from our world who ended up in the Unknown by accident.]] Less so with Beatrice, who says things like "Here you're like a hero and stuff, right?" despite [[spoiler: dressing like she's from the regency era.]]

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* The kid protagonists of ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' speak in the familiar contemporary version, [[AnachronismStew despite the old-fashioned setting]]. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} where Greg and Wirt are concerned--[[spoiler:they're actually two kids from our world who ended up in the Unknown by accident.]] accident]]. Less so with Beatrice, who says things like "Here you're like a hero and stuff, right?" despite [[spoiler: dressing like she's from the regency era.]]era]].



* From ThisVeryWiki, we present... TheThingThatGoesDoink.

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* From ThisVeryWiki, [[Wiki/TVTropes This Very Wiki]], we present... TheThingThatGoesDoink.



* Japanese is also big on Buffy Speak from a grammatical standpoint. All [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_grammar#Demonstratives/ demonstratives]], and also mono and koto often only serve to exacerbate confusion in a world that is elusive as it is. [[http://ja.uncyclopedia.info/wiki/読みにくい文章/意味の分かりにくい文章/ Exhibit A (at 13.).]] This is [[NoPunIntended compounded]] by throngs of Chinese loanwords (see above) that a speaker has to live with.

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* Japanese is also big on Buffy Speak from a grammatical standpoint. All [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_grammar#Demonstratives/ demonstratives]], and also mono and koto often only serve to exacerbate confusion in a world that is elusive as it is. [[http://ja.uncyclopedia.info/wiki/読みにくい文章/意味の分かりにくい文章/ Exhibit A (at 13.).]] This is [[NoPunIntended [[AccidentalPun compounded]] by throngs of Chinese loanwords (see above) that a speaker has to live with.



** And its EvilTwin, [[RussianLanguage Russian mat]] that has only six or seven roots that are all {{Cluster F Bomb}}s. In mat, you can compose complex, perfectly legitimate and meaningful (in context) sentences [[ClusterFBomb completely out of swear words]], sometimes even working with ''one'' word base per sentence. This phenomenon is depicted in Russian humour; for example, in jokes about construction workers or engineers forced by the new superior (or a foreign consultant) to stick to decent language. This results in their inability to communicate and complete their tasks.

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** And its EvilTwin, [[RussianLanguage [[UsefulNotes/RussianLanguage Russian mat]] that has only six or seven roots that are all {{Cluster F Bomb}}s. In mat, you can compose complex, perfectly legitimate and meaningful (in context) sentences [[ClusterFBomb completely out of swear words]], sometimes even working with ''one'' word base per sentence. This phenomenon is depicted in Russian humour; for example, in jokes about construction workers or engineers forced by the new superior (or a foreign consultant) to stick to decent language. This results in their inability to communicate and complete their tasks.
8th Sep '16 11:55:15 AM S123
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** '''Varrick''' "[[BeleagueredAssistant Zhu Li,]] do the thing!"

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** '''Varrick''' **Varrick is also prone to this: "[[BeleagueredAssistant Zhu Li,]] do the thing!"
8th Sep '16 11:45:34 AM S123
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** "[[BeleagueredAssistant Zhu Li,]] do the thing!"

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** '''Varrick''' "[[BeleagueredAssistant Zhu Li,]] do the thing!"
2nd Sep '16 8:43:01 PM Palindromee
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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', Lance is prone to this.
-->'''Keith:''' We aren't some soldiers for you to toy around with, like, like...
-->'''Lance:''' Like a bunch of toy soldiers!
-->'''Keith:''' [[TheComicallySerious Yes! Thank you, Lance.]]
19th Aug '16 9:39:30 AM rstr
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* The God Help the Girl song "I Dumped You First" contains the line [[https://youtu.be/uQvXK_dGA0A?t=25s "I'm gonna run like a deer/swim like a swimmy thing"]]
18th Aug '16 6:56:09 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Played for laughs with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66QbX13UZT4 this commercial]] for Fruit String Thing.
14th Aug '16 1:19:20 AM Tabs
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** And its EvilTwin, [[RussianLanguage Russian mat]] that has only six or seven roots that are all {{Cluster F Bomb}}s. * In mat, you can compose complex, perfectly legitimate and meaningful (in context) sentences [[ClusterFBomb completely out of swear words]], sometimes even working with ''one'' word base per sentence. This phenomenon is depicted in Russian humour; for example, in jokes about construction workers or engineers forced by the new superior (or a foreign consultant) to stick to decent language. This results in their inability to communicate and complete their tasks.

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** And its EvilTwin, [[RussianLanguage Russian mat]] that has only six or seven roots that are all {{Cluster F Bomb}}s. * In mat, you can compose complex, perfectly legitimate and meaningful (in context) sentences [[ClusterFBomb completely out of swear words]], sometimes even working with ''one'' word base per sentence. This phenomenon is depicted in Russian humour; for example, in jokes about construction workers or engineers forced by the new superior (or a foreign consultant) to stick to decent language. This results in their inability to communicate and complete their tasks.
12th Aug '16 1:42:43 PM Thepenguinking2
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* In 2006, U. S. Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) criticized a "Net neutrality" amendment to a committee bill...but the only problem was, his vehement eleven-minute speech had a good deal of BuffySpeak and revealed that he had very little idea how the Internet works. Here's the most [[MemeticMutation infamous]] bit:

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* In 2006, U. S. Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) criticized a "Net neutrality" amendment to a committee bill...but the only problem was, his vehement eleven-minute speech had a good deal of BuffySpeak buffy speak and revealed that he had very little idea how the Internet works. Here's the most [[MemeticMutation infamous]] bit:
8th Aug '16 1:10:57 AM narm00
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* In the [[SoBadItsGood hilariously over the top]] ''ComicBook/{{Doom}}'' [[http://www.doomworld.com/10years/doomcomic/ comic]] Doomguy utters this immortal line when he sees some [[http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Cacodemon Cacodemon]].

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* In the [[SoBadItsGood hilariously over the top]] ''ComicBook/{{Doom}}'' [[http://www.doomworld.com/10years/doomcomic/ comic]] Doomguy utters this immortal line when he sees some [[http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Cacodemon Cacodemon]].Cacodemons]].



* spoiler: Sweetie Belle to Queen Chrysalis in #4 of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'':
--> spoiler: '''Sweetie Belle''': And you'll never be able to take away Twilight's magic, she's a bajillion times the... magical... pony... thing... you are!

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* spoiler: [[spoiler: Sweetie Belle Belle]] to Queen Chrysalis in #4 of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'':
--> spoiler: [[spoiler: '''Sweetie Belle''': Belle''']]: And you'll never be able to take away Twilight's magic, she's a bajillion times the... magical... pony... thing... you are!
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