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27th Jul '16 4:53:42 PM ANTMuddle
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27th Jul '16 3:40:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', where [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Tarquin]] notes that the fact that his team is ''not'' speaking cryptically in regards to [[spoiler:Malack's vampirism]] means that it's highly likely that the protagonists already found out about it.

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', where [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Tarquin]] Tarquin notes that the fact that his team is ''not'' speaking cryptically in regards to [[spoiler:Malack's vampirism]] means that it's highly likely that the protagonists already found out about it.
25th Jul '16 12:41:05 AM PaulA
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--->''"He is coming. The threefold man... he dances in the lonely places..."''

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--->''"He --->'''Dalek Caan:''' He is coming. The threefold man... he dances in the lonely places..."''
25th Jul '16 12:38:41 AM PaulA
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** The page quote is a subversion, Kosh and Abbut are simply trying to get specific reactions from Talia in order to record her emotions.
25th Jul '16 12:36:52 AM PaulA
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* Robin Goodfellow from ''AnElegyForTheStillLiving'' loves these.
--> “I want to say that I dislike you, but I find that I cannot.”
--> “We know each other too well for dislike. There's only hate between us now.”
--> “I never saw you before today.”
--> “Aye. And how long's today, then? The lives we tell ourselves are the ones we begin to believe.”
--> “Do you mean the lies we tell ourselves? I did not lie about it.”
--> “Not you sir. No. You would never lie. Why, I can't imagine what came over me, to even suggest such a thing as that. That you would lie? Absurd.”
--> “You...”
--> “Me?”
--> “What?”
--> “Me what?”
--> “To be frank, I doubt I have understood any word that's come from you since we met.”
--> “Frankly, Frank, if I made any more sense I'd go mad. Then they'd call me wise.”
--> “Who would?”
--> “They!”

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* Robin Goodfellow from ''AnElegyForTheStillLiving'' ''Literature/AnElegyForTheStillLiving'' loves these.
--> “I -->“I want to say that I dislike you, but I find that I cannot.
-->
”\\
“We know each other too well for dislike. There's only hate between us now.
-->
”\\
“I never saw you before today.
-->
”\\
“Aye. And how long's today, then? The lives we tell ourselves are the ones we begin to believe.
-->
”\\
“Do you mean the lies we tell ourselves? I did not lie about it.
-->
”\\
“Not you sir. No. You would never lie. Why, I can't imagine what came over me, to even suggest such a thing as that. That you would lie? Absurd.
-->
”\\
“You...
--> “Me?”
--> “What?”
-->
”\\
“Me?”\\
“What?”\\
“Me what?”
-->
what?”\\
“To be frank, I doubt I have understood any word that's come from you since we met.
-->
”\\
“Frankly, Frank, if I made any more sense I'd go mad. Then they'd call me wise.
-->
”\\
“Who would?”
--> “They!”
would?”\\
“They!”



* The Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'' once explained why he doesn't give out a proper name thusly.
-->''Do you know like we were saying, about the earth revolving? It's like when you're a kid, the first time they tell you that the world is turning and you just can't quite believe it 'cause everything looks like it's standing still. I can feel it... the turn of the earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinning at a thousand miles an hour. The entire planet is hurtling around the sun at sixty seven thousand miles an hour. And I can feel it. We're falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world. And, if we let go... That's who I am. Now forget me.''

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In "Rose", the
Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'' once explained explains why he doesn't give out a proper name thusly.
-->''Do --->'''The Doctor:''' Do you know like we were saying, about the earth revolving? It's like when you're a kid, the first time they tell you that the world is turning and you just can't quite believe it 'cause everything looks like it's standing still. I can feel it... the turn of the earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinning at a thousand miles an hour. The entire planet is hurtling around the sun at sixty seven thousand miles an hour. And I can feel it. We're falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world. And, if we let go... That's who I am. Now forget me.''



-->''"He is coming. The threefold man... he dances in the lonely places..."''

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-->''"He --->''"He is coming. The threefold man... he dances in the lonely places..."''



-->'''Sheridan''': "Your government neglected to tell my ''your'' name."
-->'''Ulkesh''': "Kosh."
-->'''Sheriden''': "Uh, yes, I understand that's how we're supposed to address you publicly, but privately? What should we call you?"
-->'''Ulkesh''': "Kosh."
-->'''Ivanova''': "Ambassador Kosh... is ''dead''."
-->'''Ulkesh''': "We are ''all'' Kosh." (walks away)
-->({{Beat}})
-->'''Sheriden''': "Well, he's a Vorlon, alright."
-->'''Ivanova''': "Yup."

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-->'''Sheridan''': "Your --->'''Sheridan:''' Your government neglected to tell my me ''your'' name."
-->'''Ulkesh''': "Kosh."
-->'''Sheriden''': "Uh,
\\
'''Ulkesh:''' Kosh.\\
'''Sheridan:''' Uh,
yes, I understand that's how we're supposed to address you publicly, but privately? What should we call you?"
-->'''Ulkesh''': "Kosh."
-->'''Ivanova''': "Ambassador
you?\\
'''Ulkesh:''' Kosh.\\
'''Ivanova:''' Ambassador
Kosh... is ''dead''."
-->'''Ulkesh''': "We
\\
'''Ulkesh:''' We
are ''all'' Kosh." (walks away)
-->({{Beat}})
-->'''Sheriden''': "Well,
Kosh. ''[walks away]''\\
''[{{Beat}}]''\\
'''Sheridan:''' Well,
he's a Vorlon, alright."
-->'''Ivanova''': "Yup."
\\
'''Ivanova:''' Yup.



--> '''Oneill:''' No, I'm all for subtlety but that is downright ''encrypted''.

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--> '''Oneill:''' --->'''O'Neill:''' No, I'm all for subtlety but that is downright ''encrypted''.



--> '''PC:''' ''(in a vehicle with unlabeled controls and no manual)'' [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo I press button #5.]]
--> [[spoiler: (The vehicle drops anchor entirely normally.)]]
--> '''GM:''' Sounds like something big just fell off.

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--> '''PC:''' -->'''PC:''' ''(in a vehicle with unlabeled controls and no manual)'' [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo I press button #5.]]
--> [[spoiler: (The
]]\\
[[spoiler:''[The
vehicle drops anchor entirely normally.)]]
-->
]'']]\\
'''GM:''' Sounds like something big just fell off.



--> '''Kopaka''': I swear one day a villain will give a straight answer to a straight question and when it happens I'll be so shocked I'll-
--> '''Pohatu''': [[DeadpanSnarker Crack a smile?]]

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--> '''Kopaka''': -->'''Kopaka:''' I swear one day a villain will give a straight answer to a straight question and when it happens I'll be so shocked I'll-
--> '''Pohatu''':
I'll--\\
'''Pohatu:'''
[[DeadpanSnarker Crack a smile?]]



--> '''Nathan''': I'm down. Tell Summer 'The chickens are in the hayloft. Plan Gamma is a go.'
--> '''Jewel''': She says '[[AttackPatternAlpha Plan Gamma]] acknowledged. The meercats are in the bag.'
--> '''Nathan''': ...
--> '''Jewel''': So we're good?
--> '''Nathan''': Hard to tell with her. Do you see an actual bag of meercats?
--> '''Jewel''': No.
--> '''Nathan''': Then we're probably good.

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--> '''Nathan''': -->'''Nathan:''' I'm down. Tell Summer 'The chickens are in the hayloft. Plan Gamma is a go.'
--> '''Jewel''':
'\\
'''Jewel:'''
She says '[[AttackPatternAlpha Plan Gamma]] acknowledged. The meercats are in the bag.'
--> '''Nathan''': ...
--> '''Jewel''':
'\\
'''Nathan:''' ...\\
'''Jewel:'''
So we're good?
--> '''Nathan''':
good?\\
'''Nathan:'''
Hard to tell with her. Do you see an actual bag of meercats?
--> '''Jewel''': No.
--> '''Nathan''':
meercats?\\
'''Jewel:''' No.\\
'''Nathan:'''
Then we're probably good.



--> '''John''': do you think that instead of telling me exactly why that is with a clear explanation, you can give me a series of really coy riddles about it and then sort of giggle?
--> '''Nannasprite''': When you pass through the first gate, everything will change. You will find the place where the constellations dance beneath the clouds. And then your true work may begin. Hoo hoo hoo!
--> '''John''': i suddenly understand everything!

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--> '''John''': -->'''John:''' do you think that instead of telling me exactly why that is with a clear explanation, you can give me a series of really coy riddles about it and then sort of giggle?
--> '''Nannasprite''':
giggle?\\
'''Nannasprite:'''
When you pass through the first gate, everything will change. You will find the place where the constellations dance beneath the clouds. And then your true work may begin. Hoo hoo hoo!
--> '''John''':
hoo!\\
'''John:'''
i suddenly understand everything!



-->'''Cuff''': You’re doing that crazy mastermind thing again.
-->'''Taylor''': Which crazy mastermind thing?
-->'''Cuff''': Where you talk to the other masterminds and one of you leaves something unsaid, and the other knows what that thing is without asking.

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-->'''Cuff''': You’re --->'''Cuff:''' You're doing that crazy mastermind thing again.
-->'''Taylor''':
again.\\
'''Taylor:'''
Which crazy mastermind thing?
-->'''Cuff''':
thing?\\
'''Cuff:'''
Where you talk to the other masterminds and one of you leaves something unsaid, and the other knows what that thing is without asking.



-->'''Paollo''': Darnit, what's the point of being omniscient when ''no one else is''?

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-->'''Paollo''': -->'''Paollo:''' Darnit, what's the point of being omniscient when ''no one else is''?



--> '''Ragna:''' "I have no freaking clue what you're saying. Can you speak in human for me?"

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--> '''Ragna:''' "I -->'''Ragna:''' I have no freaking clue what you're saying. Can you speak in human for me?"me?



--> [[TranquilFury (very agitated)]] "You speak in circles master! You praise me for being observant then tell me not to be! What is the aim of this?!?"

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--> [[TranquilFury (very agitated)]] "You -->'''Altair:''' ''[very agitated]'' You speak in circles circles, master! You praise me for being observant then tell me not to be! What is the aim of this?!?"this?!



--> '''Atton:''' "Just so you Jedi know, the whole "cryptic routine" isn't mysterious, it's just irritating. If you really can see the future, you should be at the pazaak table."
--> '''Exile:''' "But to know the future, one must know yourself."
--> '''Atton:''' "What was that, some kind of joke? That's what I'm talking about. 'Jedi Talk.' You two should start your own little Jedi Academy."
--> '''Exile:''' "But to teach, one must be willing to learn."
--> '''Atton:''' "All right, all right! Cut it out, I get it, I get it. The last Jedi in the galaxy, I get the comedian who runs around in his underwear."

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--> '''Atton:''' "Just -->'''Atton:''' Just so you Jedi know, the whole "cryptic routine" isn't mysterious, it's just irritating. If you really can see the future, you should be at the pazaak table."
-->
\\
'''Exile:''' "But But to know the future, one must know yourself."
-->
\\
'''Atton:''' "What What was that, some kind of joke? That's what I'm talking about. 'Jedi Talk.' You two should start your own little Jedi Academy."
-->
\\
'''Exile:''' "But But to teach, one must be willing to learn."
-->
\\
'''Atton:''' "All All right, all right! Cut it out, I get it, I get it. The last Jedi in the galaxy, I get the comedian who runs around in his underwear."
25th Jul '16 12:28:20 AM PaulA
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* [[Literature/{{Chalion}}The Curse of Chalion]] has a long conversation between Cazaril and Ista that begins this way:
--> '''Cazaril:''' Do you see anything ''odd'' about me, Lady?
--> '''Ista:''' I see only with my eyes, now. I've been blind for years, you see. ''You'' see?
--> '''Cazaril:''' Yes.
--> '''Ista:''' I thought so. There is a look about one who sees with ''those'' eyes.

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* [[Literature/{{Chalion}}The Curse of Chalion]] ''Literature/TheCurseOfChalion'' has a long conversation between Cazaril and Ista that begins this way:
--> '''Cazaril:''' -->'''Cazaril:''' Do you see anything ''odd'' about me, Lady?
-->
Lady?\\
'''Ista:''' I see only with my eyes, now. I've been blind for years, you see. ''You'' see?
-->
see?\\
'''Cazaril:''' Yes.
-->
Yes.\\
'''Ista:''' I thought so. There is a look about one who sees with ''those'' eyes.
21st Jul '16 9:37:54 AM JustTroper
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** Harry is also sometimes deliberately cryptic when talking to his allies. Not because he's trying to protect them or anything. It's just that being sneaky and cryptic and mysterious is pretty much heroin for wizards.

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** Harry is also sometimes deliberately cryptic when talking to his allies. Not because he's trying to protect them or anything. It's just that being sneaky and cryptic and mysterious [[DelightingInRiddles is pretty much heroin for wizards.wizards]].
17th Jul '16 10:48:32 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* A lot of what White Face says in ''VideoGame/{{Imscared}}'' seemingly does not make a whole lot of sense. It is coherent, but it has little to no context or provocation, such as its excessive apologizing.
10th Jul '16 12:41:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''BrokenSaints'' can be heavy on this, particularly from the BigBad.

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* ''BrokenSaints'' ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' can be heavy on this, particularly from the BigBad.
30th Jun '16 7:20:06 PM nombretomado
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* A lot of ForgottenRealms sources used this.

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* A lot of ForgottenRealms TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms sources used this.



* In ''{{Bionicle}}'', this drives [[TheStoic Kopaka]] [[NotSoStoic nuts]]. Every second character he comes across talks this way.

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* In ''{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', this drives [[TheStoic Kopaka]] [[NotSoStoic nuts]]. Every second character he comes across talks this way.
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