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15th Mar '17 6:49:27 PM Madrugada
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* In the final court case in ''Film/TheCastle'', the plaintiff's lawyer cites a [[GeniusBonus (real)]] case in favour of his client. The defence retorts that the quoted statement was ''obiter dictum'', meaning that it didn't constitute the reasoning behind the decision made in that case, and so has only persuasive precedent - the current judge isn't bound to follow it. Darryl, naturally, doesn't understand that, and immediately stands up and yells in an offended tone, "Was ''not!''"
15th Mar '17 12:25:35 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''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.
6th Mar '17 6:00:50 AM ClatoLawa
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* At one point in ''Fanfic/{{Ultrasonic}}'', Nick refers to the situation in Disney/{{Zootopia}} as a pandemonium. The polar bear driving objects to this saying that he has pandas in his family. Nick tells him to pick up a dictionary.
26th Feb '17 7:21:14 PM ngh93
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26th Feb '17 7:21:13 PM ngh93
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'''Chance:''' I am not! What's a genius?

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'''Chance:''' I am not! What's a genius?genius?\\
'''Shadow''': Never mind.
9th Feb '17 5:28:35 AM ClockStopping
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* In the final court case in ''Film/TheCastle'', the plaintiff's lawyer cites a [[GeniusBonus (real)]] case in favour of his client. The defence retorts that the quoted statement was ''obiter dictum'', meaning that it didn't constitute the reasoning behind the decision made in that case, and so has only persuasive precedent - the current judge isn't bound to follow it. Darryl, naturally, doesn't understand that, and immediately stands up and yells in an offended tone, "Was ''not!''"
27th Nov '16 7:52:06 PM JakesBrain
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Alice is speaking to Bob about something. In the course of the dialogue, Alice calls Bob eloquent, or valiant, or perhaps "a badass". Not knowing what a badass is, Bob demands to know if she thinks he has hemorrhoids. This is often, but not always, a case of ComplimentBackfire. See also YouKeepUsingThatWord for another way to take an unfamiliar word, invent a meaning, and assume it's the one everybody uses.

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Alice is speaking to Bob about something. In the course of the dialogue, Alice calls Bob eloquent, or valiant, or perhaps "a badass". badass." Not knowing what a badass is, being familiar with the term "badass," Bob demands to know if she thinks he has hemorrhoids. This is often, but not always, a case of ComplimentBackfire. See also YouKeepUsingThatWord for another way to take an unfamiliar word, invent a meaning, and assume it's the one everybody uses.



* Similarly, a University of Pennsylvania student in 1993 got charged with racial harassment when he shouted at a crowd of mostly black sorority sisters creating a ruckus outside his dorm, calling them "water buffalo". While under prosecution he explained the term comes from Hebrew slang, "Behema", used by Jews to refer to a loud, rowdy person.

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* Similarly, a University of Pennsylvania student in 1993 got charged with racial harassment when he shouted at a crowd of mostly black sorority sisters creating a ruckus outside his dorm, calling them "water buffalo". While under prosecution he explained the term comes from the Hebrew slang, "Behema", slang word ''behema'', used by Jews to refer to a loud, rowdy person.person -- the student was Israeli.
11th Oct '16 11:08:58 AM HeroicJay
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** [[https://notalwaysright.com/entree-level-knowledge/59379 This one]] recognizes that the word "entrée" refers to her order, not herself, but is still insulted, because she did not order any "entrée"; only sandwiches.
22nd Sep '16 4:49:15 AM Morgenthaler
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Alice is speaking to Bob about something. In the course of the dialogue, Alice calls Bob eloquent, or valiant, or perhaps "a {{badass}}". Not knowing what a badass is, Bob demands to know if she thinks he has hemorrhoids. This is often, but not always, a case of ComplimentBackfire. See also YouKeepUsingThatWord for another way to take an unfamiliar word, invent a meaning, and assume it's the one everybody uses.

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Alice is speaking to Bob about something. In the course of the dialogue, Alice calls Bob eloquent, or valiant, or perhaps "a {{badass}}".badass". Not knowing what a badass is, Bob demands to know if she thinks he has hemorrhoids. This is often, but not always, a case of ComplimentBackfire. See also YouKeepUsingThatWord for another way to take an unfamiliar word, invent a meaning, and assume it's the one everybody uses.
5th Sep '16 10:51:34 AM Celion
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* In Jaroslav Hasek's ''The Good Soldier Schweik'' when Schweik and [[AuthorAvatar Marek]] are stuck in a prison carriage they are bored and Marek mocks the corporal in charge with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. Works as expected.

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* In Jaroslav Hasek's ''The Good Soldier Schweik'' ''Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk'' when Schweik Švejk and [[AuthorAvatar Marek]] are stuck in a prison carriage they are bored and Marek mocks the corporal in charge with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. Works as expected.
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