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9th Sep '16 4:01:36 AM ClatoLawa
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-->'''Chlorkill''': Now you’re confusing biological makeup for superficial indicators of sex.

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-->'''Chlorkill''': -->'''Chlorokill''': Now you’re confusing biological makeup for superficial indicators of sex.
26th Aug '16 5:13:27 AM ClatoLawa
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6872185/chapters/15681961 Eye of the Beholder]]'' has this exchange between Alya, newly chosen wielder of the Peacock Miraculous, and an Akumatized biology post-grad.
-->'''Alya''': You have ''crossed the line''. [[InTheNameOfTheMoon And in the name of…uh…l-love and justice]]-
-->'''Chlorokill''': Why are you a pea''cock''?
-->'''Alya''': I will punish… wait, what? Wait… what do you mean ''why am I a peaco''-
-->'''Chlorokill''': You’re a girl, right?
-->'''Alya''': I-I don’t see how that’s your business. But yes, I am a-
-->'''Chlorokill''': Well then why aren’t you a peahen? Pea''cocks'' are male.
-->'''Alya''': …okay-
-->'''Chlorokill''': So why aren’t you a pea''hen''?
-->'''Alya''': I…I don’t know. Why are ''you'' a barky green plant monster?
-->'''Chlorokill''': Evil butterfly did it. Don’t change the subject.
-->'''Alya''': I don’t know: why is this so important to you?
-->'''Chlorokill''': Laws of secondary sexual characteristics don’t just change because magic is involved.
-->'''Alya''': So what; [[MrSeahorse a seahorse Miraculous is supposed to magically make anyone sans uterus capable of childbirth then]]?
-->'''Chlorkill''': Now you’re confusing biological makeup for superficial indicators of sex.
-->'''Alya''': Well if it’s so superficial why do you care so much?!
-->'''Chlorokill''': Because your costume is ''wrong''!
-->'''Alya''': Oh my god you are ''such'' a nerd! And this is coming from someone who just quoted ''Anime/SailorMoon'' as part of her threatening speech.
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19th Dec '14 3:09:29 AM Perseus
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-->"[[AsymmetricDilemma And anyway, you're a villain.]]"

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-->"[[AsymmetricDilemma And anyway, Also, you're a villain.]]"
9th Sep '14 8:31:20 AM StFan
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!!Examples

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!!Examples
!!Examples:



* ''Film/TakeTheMoneyAndRun'': The bank tellers think that [[Creator/WoodyAllen a character's]] holdup note says "I have a gub." He spends some time correcting them that he has a gun.

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* ''Film/TakeTheMoneyAndRun'': The bank tellers think that [[Creator/WoodyAllen a character's]] Creator/WoodyAllen's character's holdup note says "I have a gub." He spends some time correcting them that he has a gun.



* ''MeetTheSpartans'' does this straight, complete with TalkingIsAFreeAction.

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* ''MeetTheSpartans'' ''Film/MeetTheSpartans'' does this straight, complete with TalkingIsAFreeAction.



* In ''[[TheSquiresTales The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf]]'', by Gerald Morris, one knight is threatening another and shouts, "I shall not rest until thou art cleaved in twain!" The other characters present (including the second knight, who doesn't really want to fight) start arguing over the proper past tense of "cleave".
** [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Actually]], it should be the past participle.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''

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* In ''[[TheSquiresTales ''[[Literature/TheSquiresTales The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf]]'', by Gerald Morris, one knight is threatening another and shouts, "I shall not rest until thou art cleaved in twain!" The other characters present (including the second knight, who doesn't really want to fight) start arguing over the proper past tense participle of "cleave".
** [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Actually]], it should be the past participle.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 2nd Edition has a spell that can cause Distracting Disambiguation: "Leomund's Lamentable Belabourment". The victims of this charm will start discussing with the caster on any topic of his choice, whether to agree or disagree, whatever the earlier situation. If the effect is prolonged, the creatures will continue arguing even if the mage walk away, and may end up either confused or enraged.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 2nd Edition has a spell that can cause Distracting Disambiguation: "Leomund's ''Leomund's Lamentable Belabourment".Belabourment''. The victims of this charm will start discussing with the caster on any topic of his choice, whether to agree or disagree, whatever the earlier situation. If the effect is prolonged, the creatures will continue arguing even if the mage walk away, and may end up either confused or enraged.
9th Sep '14 8:24:58 AM StFan
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[[spoiler: '''Tarquin:''']] Then I wonder what I've begotten into.\\

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[[spoiler: '''Tarquin:''']] [[spoiler:'''Tarquin:''']] Then I wonder what I've begotten into.\\



[[spoiler: '''Tarquin:''']] No. The etymologies are unrelated. [=*kaTANG!*=] (''disarms Elan'')

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[[spoiler: '''Tarquin:''']] [[spoiler:'''Tarquin:''']] No. The etymologies are unrelated. [=*kaTANG!*=] (''disarms Elan'')


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* In ''Webcomic/GastroPhobia'', [[http://gastrophobia.com/index.php?date=2013-08-14 a tense hostage moment]] is ground to a halt by Phobia trying to say the name of the netherbeast, Klgwtzlpx... Krgbblfts... Krteskyblts... Krflksywlts... Krghxltlps... [[TheUnpronounceable KRPHXYZWLPS]]! (the Z is silent).
9th Sep '14 8:13:39 AM StFan
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* Pinkie Pie on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' often indulges in this, as part of her {{Cloudcuckoolander}} persona.
-->'''Spike:''' You know, Pinkie, these two ponies have a bit of a grudge match they try to settle, trying to prove who's the most athletic.\\
'''Pinkie:''' ''Yes!'' And grudge rhymes with fudge!\\
'''Spike:''' Yes it... does? What?\\
'''Pinkie:''' And I like fudge. But if I eat too much fudge I get a pudge and then I can't budge!
18th Aug '14 3:06:31 PM nighttrainfm
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* Early in season two of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Torhu is fighting Hak Foo, whose schtick involves coming up with elaborate names for [[CallingYourAttacks every single attack]].

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* Early in season two of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Torhu Tohru is fighting Hak Foo, whose schtick involves coming up with elaborate names for [[CallingYourAttacks every single attack]].



'''Torhu:''' I'm sorry, what was the last part?\\

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'''Torhu:''' '''Tohru:''' I'm sorry, what was the that last part?\\
16th Aug '14 9:30:21 PM Delta497
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'''Tarquin:''' Then I wonder what I've begotten into.\\

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'''Tarquin:''' [[spoiler: '''Tarquin:''']] Then I wonder what I've begotten into.\\



'''Tarquin:''' No. The etymologies are unrelated. [=*kaTANG!*=] (''disarms Elan'')

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'''Tarquin:''' [[spoiler: '''Tarquin:''']] No. The etymologies are unrelated. [=*kaTANG!*=] (''disarms Elan'')
9th Jul '14 4:27:14 AM nighttrainfm
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* Early in season two of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', [[HeelFaceTurn Torhu]] is fighting Hak Foo, whose schtick involves coming up with elaborate names for [[CallingYourAttacks every single attack]].

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* Early in season two of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', [[HeelFaceTurn Torhu]] Torhu is fighting Hak Foo, whose schtick involves coming up with elaborate names for [[CallingYourAttacks every single attack]].



'''Hak Foo:''' I ''said'', "Minnow--" (''gets body-slammed across the room'')

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'''Hak Foo:''' I ''said'', "Minnow--" (''gets body-slammed across the room'')room'') "What was that last part?"
20th May '14 5:08:51 PM igordebraga
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Suptrope of TalkingIsAFreeAction. See also DiggingYourselfDeeper, which can happen in said disambiguation. Compare and contrast PoorCommunicationKills which can happen if talking is ''not'' a free action or if the disambiguation could kill if not corrected.

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Suptrope of TalkingIsAFreeAction. See also DiggingYourselfDeeper, which can happen in said disambiguation. Compare and contrast PoorCommunicationKills which can happen if talking is ''not'' a free action or if the disambiguation could kill if not corrected.
corrected. Many times it happens because characters are DerailedForDetails.
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