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7th Dec '16 6:22:28 AM morane
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* Electric versus accoustic guitars. Barré chords are bread and water for electric guitar: getting a decent sound of a barré chord on accoustic guitar is extremely difficult.



* Reverse Polish notation calculators.



* In swimming, flip-turns, or the underwater transition they do at the end of the pool to get going in the opposite direction. Every swimmer knows how many strokes they need to take prior to executing their turn once they reach the "flags", factoring in their own top speed and stroke/body length. However, in the US several lap pools are measured out to be 25 yards (especially older ones) while others are 25 ''meters'', which is just enough of a difference to throw a swimmer off if they find themselves at a meet with a different pool length (i.e. taking 4 strokes and flipping but [[OhCrap realizing that you undershot the wall by few feet]]). This is why many newer pools in the US are explicitly 25 meters long and why Olympian (and other international competitors) will invariably practice in them.

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* In swimming, flip-turns, or the underwater transition they do at the end of the pool to get going in the opposite direction. Especially backstroke. Every swimmer knows how many strokes they need to take prior to executing their turn once they reach the "flags", factoring in their own top speed and stroke/body length. However, in the US several lap pools are measured out to be 25 yards (especially older ones) while others are 25 ''meters'', which is just enough of a difference to throw a swimmer off if they find themselves at a meet with a different pool length (i.e. taking 4 strokes and flipping but [[OhCrap realizing that you undershot the wall by few feet]]). This is why many newer pools in the US are explicitly 25 meters long and why Olympian (and other international competitors) will invariably practice in them.



* The 3*3 rig check (three-ring release, straps and handles) on skydiving. The check comes ''automatically'' from muscle memory if a skydiver puts ''any'' kind of a backpack on. [Especially embarrassing it is to notice when the backpack in question has no chest and/or leg straps...]



* Join a serious re-enactment group. Odds are you'll find your hands automatically riding the top of whatever weapons/tools you have hanging from your belt, even in modern-day clothing. And if the group is medieval, expect phantom drafts on the back of your thighs from the inevitable gap between braes and hosen.

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* Join a serious re-enactment group. Odds are you'll find your hands automatically riding the top of whatever weapons/tools you have hanging from your belt, even in modern-day clothing. And if the group is medieval, expect phantom drafts on the back of your thighs from the inevitable gap between braes braies and hosen.
29th Nov '16 1:51:29 PM BreadBull
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* The face buttons (A/B/X/Y) on the Steam Controller are in the lower right, where the vast majority of other controllers place an analog stick of some description. The right touchpad is where the face buttons "normally" go. Many many people can't get past this.
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* The face buttons (A/B/X/Y) on the Steam Controller are in the lower right, where the vast majority of other controllers place an analog stick of some description. The right touchpad is where the face buttons "normally" go. Many many people can't get past this.
29th Nov '16 1:45:18 PM BreadBull
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* Students of the language. Westerners reflexively start at the top left, so new students of Chinese and Japanese occasionally wind up staring at the end of a piece of writing. It doesn't help that Japanese and Chinese can be correctly written left to right, going to the next line at the end of a row (like English) OR up to down, starting in the upper-right corner and moving left at the end of a column (and just to make it harder, Classical Chinese and Japanese--before Western contact--can be written horizontally from right to left, which can cause problems when reading old inscriptions and signs). Luckily you can usually tell pretty easily since up/down writing tend to be spaced in a rather distinctive way.
* Talking about Chinese and Japanese, Chinese characters and kanji use the same symbols, but are often pronounced and can mean quite different things. For example, 大丈夫 is "daijoubu" in Japanese and means "alright" while in Chinese it is "da zhang fu" and means "true man" or "great husband". It can trip up native speakers of one who are trying to learn the other.

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* Students of the language. Westerners reflexively start at the top left, so new students of Traditionally Chinese and Japanese occasionally wind up staring at the end of a piece of writing. It doesn't help that Japanese and Chinese can be correctly are written left top to right, going bottom, right to the next line at the end of a row (like English) OR up to down, starting in the upper-right corner and moving left at the end of a column (and just to make it harder, Classical Chinese and Japanese--before left. Western contact--can be written horizontally writing goes from right to left, which top to bottom. It can cause problems when reading old inscriptions and signs). Luckily you can usually tell pretty easily since up/down writing tend be common for speakers of those languages to be spaced in look at the right end of a rather distinctive way.
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* Talking about Chinese and Japanese, Chinese characters and kanji use the same symbols, but are often pronounced and can mean quite different things. For example, 大丈夫 is "daijoubu" in Japanese and means "alright" while in Chinese it is "da zhang fu" and means "true man" or "great husband". It can trip up is common for native speakers of one who are trying to learn start reading the other.characters in their native language before the brain kicks in and realises they're using the wrong pronunciation.
26th Nov '16 12:34:05 PM TheBuddy26
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Compare CentipedesDilemma. Contrast NoobBridge, which occurs when a game's control scheme has an extra aspect that's non-standard. See also ReflexiveResponse, WikipediaSyntaxer. May also come into play in a WaxOnWaxOff situation.

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Compare CentipedesDilemma. May result in complaints of TheyChangedItNowItSucks. Contrast NoobBridge, which occurs when a game's control scheme has an extra aspect that's non-standard. See also ReflexiveResponse, WikipediaSyntaxer. May also come into play in a WaxOnWaxOff situation.
30th Oct '16 4:15:54 AM EDP
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** Great Zebra nearly outed himself as a disguised [[spoiler:Giant Baba]] when he reflexively prepared to [[spoiler:kick]] Egyptian Mummy, but caught himself before he could use what was effectively his trademark move and get attention on [[spoiler:his enormous feet]]. Tiger Mask ''still'' saw through it, but [[AwesomenessByAnalysis he's rather good at noticing these things]] and the first time he met [[spoiler:Baba]] had taken notice of [[spoiler:those giant feet]].
30th Oct '16 4:02:42 AM EDP
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* Manga/TigerMask got in trouble twice for this trope:
** The first was during the underground fight with Mr. Kamikaze, that happened right after he had completed the training for his second FinishingMove, the Fujiyama Tiger Breaker. When he was about to win ''without'' the move a Tiger's Cave bouncer threatened to kill Kamikaze's son for trying to call the police on them if Kamikaze lost, [[PapaWolf causing Kamikaze to fight like a possessed]] and getting Tiger Mask to throw the fight in spite of knowing he'd get unmasked and killed if he lost... And as his coup-de-grace Kamikaze used a Flying Body Press, unknowingly putting himself in a ''perfect'' position for the Fujiyama Tiger Breaker, resulting in Tiger Mask executing the move by reflex and cursing when he realized he had just won. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He then proceeded to save Kamikaze's son anyway]].
** When forced to fight Tiger's Cave trainees, at one point Tiger Mask used his third finisher, the Tiger V... That requires him to hand his feet to the ring ropes, and they were fighting in the open ''on the edge of a cliff'' (with a short fall, thankfully). [[DragonInChief Mr. X]] called him stupid for this, and Tiger Mask had to agree after waking up.
30th Oct '16 2:06:46 AM ClatoLawa
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* Similar to the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfic examples above, there's a [[http://terriblenerd.tumblr.com/post/140325334744/its-rough-when-your-secret-superhero-alter-egos fancomic]] in which Marinette and Adrien work on a school project together and, after dividing up their tasks, give each other a fist-bump and a "Bien Joué!". Cue an OhCrap from both of them as he notices her earrings and she notices his ring.
25th Oct '16 2:18:37 PM LaurelHS
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* When you walk into a dark room in your house, usually the first thing you do is flip the light on. If the power goes out in your house, you may find yourself walking into a dark room and instinctively hitting the light switch before realizing that this is a completely pointless action right now.

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* When you walk into a dark room in your house, usually the first thing you do is flip the light on. If the power goes out in your house, you may find yourself walking into a dark room and instinctively hitting the light switch before realizing remembering that this is a completely pointless action right now.
25th Oct '16 2:17:56 PM LaurelHS
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* During the Apollo 16 moonwalks, astronaut Charlie Duke would occasionally pick up a dusty rock or a dusty piece of equipment and try to blow the dust off of it. People on Earth are used to getting rid of dust this way, but it doesn't work so well when you're wearing a helmet with a full-face visor.
* When you walk into a dark room in your house, usually the first thing you do is flip the light on. If the power goes out in your house, you may find yourself walking into a dark room and instinctively hitting the light switch before realizing that this is a completely pointless action right now.
24th Oct '16 6:15:18 PM DavidDelony
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* Colleen Evans got fired from her job as a [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] cast member for accidentally singing in the voice of her [[WebVideo Miranda]] character.
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