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29th Sep '17 10:24:39 AM CaptainCrawdad
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-->'''Yondu:''' Is '''he''' cool?

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-->'''Yondu:''' Is '''he''' he cool?



-->'''Yondu:''' [[MemeticMutation I'm Mary Poppins, y'all!]]

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-->'''Yondu:''' [[MemeticMutation I'm Mary Poppins, y'all!]]y'all!



* ''Film/{{Explorers}}'': A school bully is mentioned by the main character to have "elephantiasis on his ego". GilliganCut to the bully and his friends beating the crap out of him and the bully mentioning that, since he doesn't understand what 'elephantiasis' means, he's just gonna have to take it was a very rude insult and punish the main character... by nearly breaking his nose and then holding him down so he can drool on him.

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* ''Film/{{Explorers}}'': A school bully is mentioned by the main character to have "elephantiasis on his ego". ego." GilliganCut to the bully and his friends beating the crap out of him and the bully mentioning that, since he doesn't understand what 'elephantiasis' means, he's just gonna have to take it was a very rude insult and punish the main character... by nearly breaking his nose and then holding him down so he can drool on him.
29th Sep '17 10:11:02 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* In a RunningGag, ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'' becomes violently enraged whenever someone calls him a "mendicant," even though he has no idea what the word means.[[note]]For those who share Groo's lack of knowledge -- at least in this one isolated situation -- a mendicant is essentially a beggar, especially one of an itinerant religious order (such as some of the Franciscan orders or many Buddhist monks in Southeast Asia).[[/note]] In issue #100, Groo learns to read (having been illiterate all his life) and he does learn what "mendicant" means.

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* In a RunningGag, ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'' becomes violently enraged whenever someone calls him a "mendicant," even though he has no idea what the word means.[[note]]For those who share Groo's lack of knowledge -- at least in this one isolated situation -- a mendicant is essentially a means (a beggar, especially usually one of an itinerant a religious order (such as some of the Franciscan orders or many Buddhist monks in Southeast Asia).[[/note]] order). In issue #100, Groo learns to read (having been illiterate all his life) and he does learn what "mendicant" means.
29th Sep '17 10:07:39 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''Film/{{Che}}: Part One'', Camilo Cienfuegos nicknames a Cuban revolutionary "Ventrílocuo" (ventriloquist), but said revolutionaire mistakes the word for a made-up insult: ''ventre-culo'' (''culo'' means "ass"). UsefulNotes/CheGuevara quickly corrects him.

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* In ''Film/{{Che}}: Part One'', Camilo Cienfuegos nicknames a Cuban revolutionary "Ventrílocuo" (ventriloquist), but said the revolutionaire mistakes the word for a made-up insult: ''ventre-culo'' (''culo'' means "ass"). UsefulNotes/CheGuevara quickly corrects him.
8th Sep '17 11:32:09 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4211478 When You're Evil]]'' the Minister of Magic sends Harry to ask the Scoobies for a non-lethal solution to a vampire problem.
-->'''Spike:''' Sounds like you need Red, and she’s not here.\\
'''Harry:''' Red?\\
'''Spike:''' Willow. She’s one of your sort.\\
'''Harry:''' She’s a witch? Brilliant. Shacklebolt told me you were all Muggles.\\
'''Xander:''' Hey! Take that back.
28th Aug '17 8:02:25 PM Occidensill
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* There is an anecdote with frequently changing dramatis personae, where a professor or someone gets caught in an exchange of abuse with a fishwife or female pedlar, and finally reduces her to tears by calling her things like "a hypotenuse" or "an isosceles triangle!"

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* There is an anecdote with frequently changing dramatis personae, where a professor or someone gets caught in an exchange of abuse with a fishwife or female pedlar, peddler, and finally reduces her to tears by calling her things like "a hypotenuse" or "an isosceles triangle!"



* There've been a number of highly publicized cases where people used the word "niggardly" and were accused of racism by people who assumed it was a racial slur. It really means "cheap" or "stingy", and is, in fact, completely unrelated to the n-word, having been borrowed from the Norse language. On the other hand, there's really no benefit to using "niggardly" instead of "stingy".

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* There've There have been a number of highly publicized cases where people used the word "niggardly" and were accused of racism by people who assumed it was a racial slur. It really means "cheap" or "stingy", and is, in fact, completely unrelated to the n-word, having been borrowed from the Norse language. On the other hand, there's really no benefit to using "niggardly" instead of "stingy".
31st Jul '17 9:22:20 PM jormis29
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* In the DS translation of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', after [[spoiler:making him generous through his ancestors]], one of the Porre Mayor's daughters in 1000 AD says "Everybody says Daddy's magnanimous, but he says he's just big-boned."

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* In the DS translation of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', after [[spoiler:making him generous through his ancestors]], one of the Porre Mayor's daughters in 1000 AD says "Everybody says Daddy's magnanimous, but he says [[IAmBigBoned he's just big-boned.big-boned]]."
31st Jul '17 9:14:19 PM Astrolight
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-->'''Quill:''' [[beat]] Yeah.

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-->'''Quill:''' [[beat]] ({{Beat}}) Yeah.



-->'''Sheldon:''' No, mom, the fact that we returned safely is not proof that your prayer group's prayers worked, that's ''post hoc ergo propter hoc''. (Beat) No mom, I'm not sassing you in eskimo language.

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-->'''Sheldon:''' No, mom, the fact that we returned safely is not proof that your prayer group's prayers worked, that's ''post hoc ergo propter hoc''. (Beat) ({{Beat}}) No mom, I'm not sassing you in eskimo language.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'': In "Bugs & Daffy Get a Job", Dr. Wiseberg tells Daffy he has a deviated septum. Daffy slaps him in the face and declares "There's nothing wrong with my septum! ''[beat]'' What's a septum?".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'': In "Bugs & Daffy Get a Job", Dr. Wiseberg tells Daffy he has a deviated septum. Daffy slaps him in the face and declares "There's nothing wrong with my septum! ''[beat]'' ''{{beat}}'' What's a septum?".
19th Jul '17 1:33:26 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', after Yondu escapes an exploding space ship by using his TrickArrow to control his descent, offers this gem:

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** * ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', after Yondu escapes an exploding space ship by using his TrickArrow to control his descent, offers this gem:
18th Jul '17 12:13:13 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/TheThinMan'': A son talking to reporters calls his missing father a "sexagenarian." The reporters protest, "We can't print that kind of language!" The confused son asks why they can't print that his father is in his sixties.
24th Jun '17 1:03:36 AM CaptainPedant
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** During a HuntingTheMostDangerousGame episode, the bad guy calls Max a "Homo sapien. " Max replied: "Hey, I'm as normal as the next guy."

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** During a HuntingTheMostDangerousGame episode, the bad guy calls Max a "Homo sapien. " "[[note]]Making a common mistake. "Sapiens" is already singular despite the trailing s (there are numerous other examples in Latin)[[/note]] Max replied: "Hey, I'm as normal as the next guy."
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