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22nd Jul '17 2:32:28 PM SteveMB
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* Pseudo-Mafia slang: "[[Film/TheGodfather Luca Brasi]] sleeps with the fishes" (no MermaidProblem here) usually refers to a body that's been dumped into the nearest body of water, usually with some concrete to weigh the body down, sometimes stuffed into a 55-gallon drum. Generally when such a victim washes up, it's said that "police suspect foul play". Ya think?

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* Pseudo-Mafia slang: "[[Film/TheGodfather Luca Brasi]] sleeps with the fishes" (no MermaidProblem here) usually refers to a body that's been dumped into the nearest body of water, usually with [[CementShoes some concrete to weigh the body down, down]], sometimes stuffed into a 55-gallon drum. Generally when such a victim washes up, it's said that "police suspect foul play". Ya think?
21st Jul '17 4:56:25 PM DarthNANAME
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* The titular "New n Tasty" of ''[[VideoGame/{{Oddworld}} Oddworld: New n Tasty]]'' is the in-universe code name for the latest product soon to be released by the food manufacturing company Rupture Farms. The game starts off with a Mudokon slave working at Rupture Farms 1029, their biggest meat packing factory, discovering what New n Tasty is: the company plans to genocide his entire species to sell as delicious food snacks for the other races.
21st Jul '17 7:18:15 AM SAMAS
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* The original ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' has a cutscene noting the fate of the captain of a captured Taiidan ship by stating that "the subject did not survive [[ColdBloodedTorture interrogation]]". It's not clear if it's an euphemism for 'we tortured him so much during the interrogation that he died on us' or 'when he told us why they burned down the planet we were so furious we killed him'.

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* The original ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' has a cutscene noting the fate of the captain of a captured Taiidan ship by stating that "the subject did not survive [[ColdBloodedTorture interrogation]]". It's not clear if it's an euphemism for 'we tortured him so much during the interrogation that he died on us' or 'when he told us why they burned down the planet we were so furious we killed him'. It could very well have been both.
19th Jul '17 6:50:01 PM MAI742
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** 'Volunteer' - ''Hilfswiliger'' or ''Hiwi'', general term for conscripted Soviet POW and civilians. Police units forced them to kill people so ethnic Germans didn't have to.
** 'Special Unit' - ''Sonderkommando'', police term for volunteer prisoners from labour camps used to move, strip, and dispose of corpses so ''Hiwis'' didn't have to.

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** 'Volunteer' - ''Hilfswiliger'' or ''Hiwi'', general term for conscripted Soviet POW and civilians. Police units German citizens legally couldn't be forced them to kill people people, so ethnic Germans didn't have to.police units asked ''Hilfswiliger'' to choose between 'volunteering' for it or being tortured and/or killed. Provision of alcohol increased ''Hiwi'' mileage.
** 'Special Unit' - ''Sonderkommando'', police term for volunteer prisoners from labour camps used to move, strip, and dispose of corpses so ''Hiwis'' didn't have to.to significantly increase ''Hiwi'' mileage.
19th Jul '17 6:41:44 PM MAI742
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** 'Minesweeper-42' - ''Minensuchgerät (zweiundvierzig)'', Army term for roller or plough tied to a non-German, so only one non-German at a time would die. More considerate commanders tried to make exclusive use of POW or Undesirables, and only expended non-German natives when these stocks had been exhausted.

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** 'Minesweeper-42' - ''Minensuchgerät (zweiundvierzig)'', Army term for roller or plough tied to a non-German, so only one non-German at a time would die. Previous measures had been highly inefficient, since a single mine detonation could reduce the clearing speed of multiple units or make them totally unavailable (the elderly, women, and children were egregiously affected, lacking the upper-body strength to drag themselves effectively or resilience to continue functioning more generally). More considerate commanders tried to make exclusive use of POW or Undesirables, and only expended non-German natives when these stocks had been exhausted.
11th Jul '17 2:49:04 PM SomberCaelifera
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** The Daleks, of course, never kill anyone; they "EXTERMINATE!" them.
7th Jul '17 7:29:53 PM Caps-luna
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* Vladimir Putin supposedly has his own catch phrase when he wants someone to be killed, roughly translated as "someone should do something about X". If true, it also gives him plausible deniability if hes even accused of murder, as he can always say one of his subordinates misinterpreted him.
7th Jul '17 7:04:53 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The word "remove" is commonly used like this in far-right communities online, as seen in phrases like "remove kebab" [[note]]originating from [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/serbia-strong-remove-kebab?full=1 an incoherent copypasta]] about killing Turks, and later popularized by Webcomic/{{Polandball}}[[/note]] and "physical removal" [[note]]coined by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans-Hermann_Hoppe Hans-Hermann Hoppe]] to refer to exiling leftists from society, and later adopted by other right-wingers to refer to ''murdering'' leftists[[/note]]. Another far-right catchphrase (often associated with "physical removal") is "free helicopter rides," referring to the practice of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_flights throwing political dissidents into the ocean from an aircraft]].

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* The word "remove" is commonly used like this in far-right communities online, as seen in phrases like "remove kebab" [[note]]originating from [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/serbia-strong-remove-kebab?full=1 an incoherent copypasta]] about killing Turks, Muslims, and later popularized by Webcomic/{{Polandball}}[[/note]] and "physical removal" [[note]]coined by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans-Hermann_Hoppe Hans-Hermann Hoppe]] to refer to exiling leftists from society, and later adopted by other right-wingers to refer to ''murdering'' leftists[[/note]]. Another far-right catchphrase (often associated with "physical removal") is "free helicopter rides," referring to the practice of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_flights throwing political dissidents into the ocean from an aircraft]].
30th Jun '17 7:42:49 PM jormis29
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* In the mobile ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' spinoff ''Magikarp Jump'', you train the titular fish to [[InASingleBound jump good]] until they hit their level {{cap}}. Once this is done, it will get retired after its next tournament run and get replaced by the next generation. You might notice you also have a "Forced Retirement" stat, though... There are certain events that cause your Magikarp to be lost forever, and the first one you're likely to see involves your fish being preyed upon by Pidgeotto. It can be [[SurpriseCreepy kind of a shocker]] to get struck with [[PlayerPunch those events]], given the lighthearted nature of the game and the series in general.

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* In the mobile ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' spinoff ''Magikarp Jump'', ''VideoGame/PokemonMagikarpJump'', you train the titular fish to [[InASingleBound jump good]] until they hit their level {{cap}}. Once this is done, it will get retired after its next tournament run and get replaced by the next generation. You might notice you also have a "Forced Retirement" stat, though... There are certain events that cause your Magikarp to be lost forever, and the first one you're likely to see involves your fish being preyed upon by Pidgeotto. It can be [[SurpriseCreepy kind of a shocker]] to get struck with [[PlayerPunch those events]], given the lighthearted nature of the game and the series in general.
28th Jun '17 6:20:54 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The word "remove" is commonly used like this in far-right communities online, as seen in phrases like "remove kebab" [[note]]originating from [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/serbia-strong-remove-kebab?full=1 an incoherent copypasta]] about killing Turks, and later popularized by Webcomic/{{Polandball}}[[/note]] and "physical removal" [[note]]coined by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans-Hermann_Hoppe Hans-Hermann Hoppe]] to refer to exiling leftists from society, later adopted by other right-wingers to refer to ''murdering'' leftists[[/note]]. Another far-right catchphrase (often associated with "physical removal") is "free helicopter rides," referring to the practice of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_flights throwing political dissidents into the ocean from an aircraft]].

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* The word "remove" is commonly used like this in far-right communities online, as seen in phrases like "remove kebab" [[note]]originating from [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/serbia-strong-remove-kebab?full=1 an incoherent copypasta]] about killing Turks, and later popularized by Webcomic/{{Polandball}}[[/note]] and "physical removal" [[note]]coined by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans-Hermann_Hoppe Hans-Hermann Hoppe]] to refer to exiling leftists from society, and later adopted by other right-wingers to refer to ''murdering'' leftists[[/note]]. Another far-right catchphrase (often associated with "physical removal") is "free helicopter rides," referring to the practice of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_flights throwing political dissidents into the ocean from an aircraft]].
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