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19th Jan '17 4:27:14 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}: The Motion Picture'', Kazuya tells Nina to remind Heihachi to "clean his (Heihachi's own) neck". Note that the Japanese idiom "wash your neck" effectively means "I'm going to kill you and take your head as a trophy, so get ready"; the ''Tekken'' movie suffered from an infamously bad BlindIdiotTranslation and rendered the phrase directly into English with no explanation, which just didn't sound right.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}: The Motion Picture'', ''Anime/TekkenTheMotionPicture'', Kazuya tells Nina to remind Heihachi to "clean his (Heihachi's own) neck". Note that the Japanese idiom "wash your neck" effectively means "I'm going to kill you and take your head as a trophy, so get ready"; the ''Tekken'' movie suffered from an infamously bad BlindIdiotTranslation and rendered the phrase directly into English with no explanation, which just didn't sound right.


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* Used at the beginning of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' when Prince Clovis orders a "planned urban renewal" of the slums in Shinjuku to rid the area of any stragglers in their search for Lelouch and C.C.
16th Jan '17 9:48:58 AM ChesterPolarbear
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* On ''Series/TheRachelMaddowShow'', Senator Charles Schumer gleefully made [[http://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/01/jacob-hornberger/will-cia-trump this death threat]] to [[Creator/DonaldTrump President Trump]] saying that [[CIAEvilFBIGood the C.I.A]] has "six ways from Sunday of getting back at you".
14th Jan '17 7:31:36 AM esq263
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* The possibility of ''UsefulNotes/NuclearWar'' is so dire that, in official statements, political leaders will not actually threaten to "nuke" someone. Instead, they will use terms such as "grave consequences", "massive retaliation", and "unlimited response". This was double-subverted on 9/11, when top government officials in the U.S. used variations on these phrases in discussing the upcoming American response, one official informing reporters that "We're going to go after them with everything we've got." The fact that no nuclear retaliation followed might lead people to suspect that this example was a subversion of this trope -- except it later came out that these officials knew exactly what they were implying and fully intended a nuclear response to 9/11; it was Bush putting his foot down that prevented such a thing from actually happening.

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* The possibility of ''UsefulNotes/NuclearWar'' UsefulNotes/NuclearWar is so dire that, in official statements, political leaders will not actually threaten to "nuke" someone. Instead, they will use terms such as "grave consequences", "massive retaliation", and "unlimited response". This was double-subverted on 9/11, when top government officials in the U.S. used variations on these phrases in discussing the upcoming American response, one official informing reporters that "We're going to go after them with everything we've got." The fact that no nuclear retaliation followed might lead people to suspect that this example was a subversion of this trope -- except it later came out that these officials knew exactly what they were implying and fully intended a nuclear response to 9/11; it was Bush putting his foot down that prevented such a thing from actually happening.
14th Jan '17 7:30:53 AM esq263
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* The possibility of ''UsefulNotes/NuclearWar'' is so dire that, in official statements, political leaders will not actually threaten to "nuke" someone. Instead, they will use terms such as "grave consequences", "massive retaliation", and "unlimited response". This was double-subverted on 9/11, when top government officials in the U.S. used variations on these phrases in discussing the upcoming American response, one official informing reporters that "We're going to go after them with everything we've got." The fact that no nuclear retaliation followed might lead people to suspect that this example was a subversion of this trope -- except it later came out that these officials knew exactly what they were implying and fully intended a nuclear response to 9/11; it was Bush putting his foot down that prevented such a thing from actually happening.
10th Jan '17 6:51:14 AM CumbersomeTercel
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->'''Firefly''': If anyone's caught taking graft - and I don't get my share,\\

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->'''Firefly''': -->'''Firefly''': If anyone's caught taking graft - and I don't get my share,\\
4th Jan '17 9:15:46 AM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/TheTheAtrocityArchive'', Bob mentions to Mo that the Laundry has an agreement with Donald Knuth to keep volume four of ''The Art of Computer Programming'' from being published, which is why it spent so long in DevelopmentHell: "He doesn't publish it, and we don't render him metabolically challenged."

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* In ''Literature/TheTheAtrocityArchive'', ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchive'', Bob mentions to Mo that the Laundry has an agreement with Donald Knuth to keep volume four of ''The Art of Computer Programming'' from being published, which is why it spent so long in DevelopmentHell: "He doesn't publish it, and we don't render him metabolically challenged."
4th Jan '17 9:14:56 AM Xtifr
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* In ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Atrocity Archive]]'', Bob mentions to Mo that the Laundry has an agreement with Donald Knuth to keep volume four of ''The Art of Computer Programming'' from being published, which is why it spent so long in DevelopmentHell: "He doesn't publish it, and we don't render him metabolically challenged."

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* In ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Atrocity Archive]]'', ''Literature/TheTheAtrocityArchive'', Bob mentions to Mo that the Laundry has an agreement with Donald Knuth to keep volume four of ''The Art of Computer Programming'' from being published, which is why it spent so long in DevelopmentHell: "He doesn't publish it, and we don't render him metabolically challenged."
3rd Jan '17 9:32:23 AM LongTallShorty64
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* Mortie from ''Film/NightNurse'' takes people for a "ride" when he wants to get rid of them for good.
27th Dec '16 3:12:19 PM Narsil
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* ''Literature/CitizenOfTheGalaxy'' opens on a brutal slave planet, where many crimes are punishable by "shortening"--that is, beheading.
16th Dec '16 11:29:47 PM Lanes17B
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