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4th May '16 12:09:56 AM PaulA
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* In the "Film/BeautyAndTheBeast" episode of WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh, Oancitizen says the word "orphic". While it isn't clear if WebVideo/SomeJerkWithACamera thinks it's an insult, it is clear that he doesn't think it's a particularly nice thing to say, especially [[NotInFrontOfTheKid in front of kids]].

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* In the "Film/BeautyAndTheBeast" "Film/{{Beauty and the Beast|1946}}" episode of WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh, WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh:
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Oancitizen says the word "orphic". While it isn't clear if WebVideo/SomeJerkWithACamera thinks it's an insult, it is clear that he doesn't think it's a particularly nice thing to say, especially [[NotInFrontOfTheKid in front of kids]].
30th Apr '16 1:58:16 PM TheJrade1
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* Drax in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has a problem with metaphors. He has no idea what a thesaurus is, [[{{Irony}} in spite of his]] SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.

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* Played with in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. This trope's humor is portrayed, but it is not actually this trope. Drax in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has a problem with metaphors. He has no idea knows exactly what a thesaurus is, is due to his [[{{Irony}} in spite of his]] SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, but finds it mildly insulting when another character calls him a book full of synonyms. What he actually does not comprehend is that the other character is not perfectly serious as he himself is.
16th Apr '16 4:08:40 PM Jhonny
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNyDxo4mb9o This interview]] concludes with the player saying (in German) that he only lost his nerves after his opponent called him "a pardon" - and yes that is a (French derived) German word meaning "sorry" - not all that common nowadays, but still in use and understood by non BookDumb people.
14th Mar '16 11:51:10 AM OddHack
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* In ''You're a Good Man, [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]]'', one number has a bunch of the kids getting in an argument in the middle of singing "Home on the Range". Lucy tells Sally that "[Linus] said -- he said you were -- an ''enigma''!" This shocks the rest of the kids, and Sally spends the rest of the song alternating between being mad and asking "What's an enigma?"

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* In ''You're a Good Man, [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]]'', ''Theatre/YoureAGoodManCharlieBrown'', one number has a bunch of the kids getting in an argument in the middle of singing "Home on the Range". Lucy tells Sally that "[Linus] said -- he said you were -- an ''enigma''!" This shocks the rest of the kids, and Sally spends the rest of the song alternating between being mad and asking "What's an enigma?"
24th Feb '16 4:25:48 PM movie007
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* This trope can be inverted by small children. They hear a word that they think sounds like an insult, or an ideological term that they only hear used contemptuously by their ideologically opinionated parents, so that think it's inherently an insult. Cue kids referring to other kids they don't like by the political party that their parents hold in high contempt, despite not knowing what the word means.
6th Feb '16 8:16:20 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''That70sShow'', Hyde is trying to teach Fez to pick up girls by being cool and aloof. Fez hears it as Hyde calling him a "loof", which is apparently an insult in his native language ([[FunnyForeigner whatever the heck it is]]).

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* In an episode of ''That70sShow'', ''Series/That70sShow'', Hyde is trying to teach Fez to pick up girls by being cool and aloof. Fez hears it as Hyde calling him a "loof", which is apparently an insult in his native language ([[FunnyForeigner whatever the heck it is]]).



* ''{{Cheers}}'':

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* ''{{Cheers}}'':''Series/{{Cheers}}'':



* A variant on ''{{Home Improvement}}'': Randy actually does mean to insult Tim, but not in the way he thinks.

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* A variant on ''{{Home ''Series/{{Home Improvement}}'': Randy actually does mean to insult Tim, but not in the way he thinks.



* On Series/TheBigBangTheory, similar to the variant in Home Improvement:

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* On Series/TheBigBangTheory, ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', similar to the variant in Home Improvement:
9th Jan '16 5:06:51 PM jormis29
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* In the second ''[[TheThinMan Thin Man]]'' film, one clue is that a note was written with hard words spelled correctly and easy words spelled wrong, in bad imitation of an illiterate person.

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* In the second ''[[TheThinMan Thin Man]]'' film, ''Film/AfterTheThinMan'', one clue is that a note was written with hard words spelled correctly and easy words spelled wrong, in bad imitation of an illiterate person.
8th Jan '16 10:45:33 PM thatother1dude
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->''"I acknowledge freely that I have had hard feelings against Mr. Ballou for abusing me and [[TropeNamer calling me a logarithm]], which is a thing I do not know what, but no doubt a thing considered disgraceful and unbecoming in America..."''

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->''"I acknowledge freely that I have had hard feelings against Mr. Ballou for abusing me and [[TropeNamer calling me a logarithm]], logarithm, which is a thing I do not know what, but no doubt a thing considered disgraceful and unbecoming in America..."''
4th Oct '15 2:58:04 AM pvsage
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* ''{{Series/Eureka}}'': A RunningGag has Sheriff Carter mistaking terms like "p-brane" as insults to his intelligence.
2nd Oct '15 6:01:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''PaperinikNewAdventures'': in a bonus comic, Angus, needing to create a distraction, walks to the biggest and dumbest-looking guy in a crowded room and has a few words with him.

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* ''PaperinikNewAdventures'': ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'': in a bonus comic, Angus, needing to create a distraction, walks to the biggest and dumbest-looking guy in a crowded room and has a few words with him.
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