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*** And everybody "knows" that Juliet delivers that line from a balcony. ''Of course'' she does - it's the famous "balcony scene", isn't it? Well... no. It may typically be staged that way, but what the playscript actually says is that Juliet appears at a ''window''.
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* Everyone knows the term "[[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Soccer]]" is strictly an American word that was made up by the United States to differentiate Association Football from American Football, and that football is the ''true'' name for the sport. Europeans, particularly Brits, have been known to get outright ''violent'' over that word. However, "soccer" actually originates in ''England'', not the United States. It is derived from as'''soc'''iation football, and it spread across the world until it eventually reached the United States, where "soccer" was adopted there and subsequently fell out of use in England. In other words, any Brits who get angry over the word soccer have nobody to blame but ''themselves''. Also, it's not uncommon for someone to say that only Americans use the word soccer. Actually, it's also used in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

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* Everyone knows the term "[[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Soccer]]" is strictly an American word that was made up by the United States to differentiate Association Football from American Football, and that football is the ''true'' name for the sport. Europeans, particularly Brits, have been known to get outright ''violent'' over that word. However, "soccer" actually originates in ''England'', not the United States. It is derived from as'''soc'''iation football, and it spread across the world until it eventually reached the United States, where "soccer" was adopted there and subsequently fell out of use in England. And this is NewerThanTheyThink, too: it only fell from favour as recently as the 1990s. In other words, any Brits who get angry over the word soccer have nobody to blame but ''themselves''. Also, it's not uncommon for someone to say that only Americans use the word soccer. Actually, it's also used in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
9th Apr '18 6:34:42 AM Q4
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* It is widely believed that "Bad Boys" was sung by Music/BobMarley. It was actually sung by Inner Circle in 1987, ''six years'' after Marley's death.
9th Apr '18 6:33:21 AM Q4
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* "99 Luftballons" means "99 Balloons" (Luft means "air", but Luftballon is more commonly to toys than other types of balloons); indeed, not one line of the German lyrics mentions the balloons' colors. Nena added the word "red" to the English lyrics so it would scan a bit better.
5th Apr '18 9:59:10 AM Pichu-kun
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** [[CommonKnowledge/TheLegendOfZelda The Legend of Zelda]]
2nd Apr '18 12:04:50 PM Pichu-kun
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** [[CommonKnowledge/Pokemon Pokémon]]

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** [[CommonKnowledge/Pokemon [[CommonKnowledge/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]
2nd Apr '18 12:04:35 PM Pichu-kun
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** [[CommonKnowledge/Pokemon Pokémon]]
** [[CommonKnowledge/SuperMarioBros Super Mario Bros]]
21st Mar '18 5:23:39 PM CptnLhurgoyf
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** Contrary to almost all depictions (and how they're portrayed in just about every other form of media), elves in ''[=D&D=]'' are, by the rules as written, a head ''shorter'' than humans.
17th Mar '18 6:17:31 PM Gammaween10
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* Music/MyChemicalRomance are often cited as a classic example of an {{Emo}} band, even though they're actually just PopPunk and PunkRock and don't really touch on {{Emo}} themes that much, if at all. What gave people this impression was most likely that the song that brought them into the public eye, "Helena", had pretty depressing music and lyrics and a video depicting a funeral procession - which is understandable when you realise that Gerard Way wrote the song ''as a tribute to his deceased grandmother'' (whose name was Helena, hence the title of the song). They seem to get called an {{Emo}} band because they have a singer who likes to dress in all black and wear makeup, which by that logic would make Music/KISS and Music/MarilynManson {{Emo}} as well.

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* Music/MyChemicalRomance are often cited as a classic example of an {{Emo}} band, even though they're actually just PopPunk and PunkRock and don't really touch on {{Emo}} themes that much, if at all. What gave people this impression was most likely that the song that brought them into the public eye, "Helena", had pretty depressing music and lyrics and a video depicting a funeral procession - which is understandable when you realise that Gerard Way wrote the song ''as a tribute to his deceased grandmother'' (whose name was Helena, hence the title of the song). They seem to get called an {{Emo}} band because they have a singer who likes to dress in all black and wear makeup, which by that logic would make Music/KISS Music/{{KISS}} and Music/MarilynManson {{Emo}} as well.
14th Mar '18 9:39:28 PM merotoker
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* ''Art/TheLastSupper''
** ''The Last Supper'' is commonly referred to as a fresco, which it is not. Leonardo Da Vinci experimented with this painting, and instead of painting it on wet plaster as was the convention, he painted ''The Last Supper'' on a dry wall with an experimental mix of tempera and paint, differentiating it from ordinary frescos.

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** ''The Last Supper'' is commonly referred to as a fresco, which it is not. Leonardo Da Vinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci experimented with this painting, and instead of painting it on wet plaster as was the convention, he painted ''The Last Supper'' on a dry wall with an experimental mix of tempera and paint, differentiating it from ordinary frescos.



** With the release of the 2013 Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon movie ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', many people have commented how "ground-breaking" it is that the main female character's LoveAtFirstSight and FourthDateMarriage is deconstructed and discouraged. This builds on the assumption that such tropes are extremely common in Disney movies, while actually the last Disney movie that played these tropes straight was ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' - in 1989. All Disney movies after that, Franchise/DisneyPrincess movies included, either played with the tropes or avoided them entirely. ''Frozen'' is just the first one to [[spoiler: deconstruct those tropes by having the apparent {{Prince Charming}} turn out to be the villain.]]

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** With the release of the 2013 Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon movie ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', many people have commented how "ground-breaking" it is that the main female character's LoveAtFirstSight and FourthDateMarriage is deconstructed and discouraged. This builds on the assumption that such tropes are extremely common in Disney movies, while actually the last Disney movie that played these tropes straight was ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' - in 1989. All Disney movies after that, Franchise/DisneyPrincess movies included, either played with the tropes or avoided them entirely. ''Frozen'' is just the first one to [[spoiler: deconstruct those tropes by having the apparent {{Prince Charming}} PrinceCharming turn out to be the villain.]]villain]].



** When it comes to poor old Puff, people aren't just sure it's about drugs, but will state that the writers intended it to be, despite both Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow of PeterPaulAndMary, who first recorded it, strenuously denying this. Paul Stookey even went as far as to say that when they recorded the song, none of them had even tried marijuana or had any interest in promoting it (not hard to believe when one looks at PP&M's general output).

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** When it comes to poor old Puff, people aren't just sure it's about drugs, but will state that the writers intended it to be, despite both Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow of PeterPaulAndMary, Music/PeterPaulAndMary, who first recorded it, strenuously denying this. Paul Stookey even went as far as to say that when they recorded the song, none of them had even tried marijuana or had any interest in promoting it (not hard to believe when one looks at PP&M's general output).



* The Norwergian band Nightcore is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for {{Nightcore}}, a type of SpeedyTechnoRemix involving speeding up slow dance/techno/trance songs to turn them into much faster and upbeat "nightcore versions". The group Nightcore never actually did this; the name is simply a reference to their prominance as one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s Happy Hardcore variety of EDM- which is what the typical "Nightcore version" of a song ends up sounding like.

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* The Norwergian band Nightcore is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for {{Nightcore}}, a type of SpeedyTechnoRemix SpeedyTechnoRemake involving speeding up slow dance/techno/trance songs to turn them into much faster and upbeat "nightcore versions". The group Nightcore never actually did this; the name is simply a reference to their prominance as one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s Happy Hardcore variety of EDM- which is what the typical "Nightcore version" of a song ends up sounding like.



* "Weird Al" Yankovic writes more than just parodies of specific songs. In fact his albums have almost as many (if not more) original songs (as well as, [[OncePerEpisode usually]], a polka medley) as they do direct parodies. Most of these songs parody the ''style'' of an artist, but not any song specifically.

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* "Weird Al" Yankovic Music/WeirdAlYankovic writes more than just parodies of specific songs. In fact his albums have almost as many (if not more) original songs (as well as, [[OncePerEpisode usually]], a polka medley) as they do direct parodies. Most of these songs parody the ''style'' of an artist, but not any song specifically.



* Everyone knows that one of the great mysteries of RockAndRoll is what exactly it is that Music/MeatLoaf won't do in "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)". Er no. It might be treated as such in common culture, but the answer to what 'that' is is given right there in the lyrics. From Wiki/TheOtherWiki: Each mention of "that" is a reference to the particular promise that he made earlier in the same verse. The four things he says he will never do are: "forget the way you feel right now", "forgive myself if we don't go all the way tonight", "do it better than I do it with you" and "stop dreaming of you every night of my life". At the song's conclusion, the woman predicts two things that he will do: "You'll see that it's time to move on", and "You'll be screwing around". To both of these, the male emphatically responds, "I won't do that!"

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* Everyone knows that one of the great mysteries of RockAndRoll is what exactly it is that Music/MeatLoaf won't do in "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)". Er no. It might be treated as such in common culture, but the answer to what 'that' is is given right there in the lyrics. From Wiki/TheOtherWiki: [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]]: Each mention of "that" is a reference to the particular promise that he made earlier in the same verse. The four things he says he will never do are: "forget the way you feel right now", "forgive myself if we don't go all the way tonight", "do it better than I do it with you" and "stop dreaming of you every night of my life". At the song's conclusion, the woman predicts two things that he will do: "You'll see that it's time to move on", and "You'll be screwing around". To both of these, the male emphatically responds, "I won't do that!"



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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': It's common belief that Phoenix became lawyer because Mia inspired him, when she defended him for murder commited by Dahlia Hawthorne. In reality while Mia did defend him and that was when they first met, and indeed he became her student afterwards, he was already studying to become a lawyer at this point, and his motivation for doing so had nothing to do with Mia.

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': It's common belief that Phoenix became lawyer because Mia inspired him, when she defended him for murder commited committed by Dahlia Hawthorne. In reality while Mia did defend him and that was when they first met, and indeed he became her student afterwards, he was already studying to become a lawyer at this point, and his motivation for doing so had nothing to do with Mia.
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