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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.
26th Feb '14 8:50:34 AM BuggyMind
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** [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Actually]], it should be the past participle.
25th Nov '13 6:58:04 PM StFan
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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.



-->'''Webs:''' Oh, my God!\\

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-->'''Webs:''' --->'''Webs:''' Oh, my God!\\



-->'''Man:''' All right, don't anybody move... except to control the aeroplane... you can move a little to do that.\\

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-->'''Man:''' --->'''Man:''' All right, don't anybody move... except to control the aeroplane... you can move a little to do that.\\



-->'''Dennis:''' Stand and deliver! Drop that gun! ''[Moore shoots him]'' Let that be a warning to you all. You move at your peril, for I have two pistols here. I know one of them isn't loaded any more, but the other one is, so that's one of you dead for sure... or just about for sure anyway. It certainly wouldn't be worth your while risking it because I'm a very good shot. I practice every day... well, not absolutely every day, but most days in the week... I expect I must practice, oh, at least four or five times a week at least... at least four or five, only some weekends... like last weekend, there really wasn't the time, so that moved the average down a bit... but I should say it's definitely a solid four days' practice a week... at least. I mean... I reckon I could hit that tree over there... the one just behind that hillock... not the big hillock, the little hillock on the left. You see the three trees, the third from the left and back a bit -- that one -- I reckon I could hit that four times out of five... on a good day. Say with this wind... say, say, seven times out of ten.\\

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-->'''Dennis:''' --->'''Dennis:''' Stand and deliver! Drop that gun! ''[Moore shoots him]'' Let that be a warning to you all. You move at your peril, for I have two pistols here. I know one of them isn't loaded any more, but the other one is, so that's one of you dead for sure... or just about for sure anyway. It certainly wouldn't be worth your while risking it because I'm a very good shot. I practice every day... well, not absolutely every day, but most days in the week... I expect I must practice, oh, at least four or five times a week at least... at least four or five, only some weekends... like last weekend, there really wasn't the time, so that moved the average down a bit... but I should say it's definitely a solid four days' practice a week... at least. I mean... I reckon I could hit that tree over there... the one just behind that hillock... not the big hillock, the little hillock on the left. You see the three trees, the third from the left and back a bit -- that one -- I reckon I could hit that four times out of five... on a good day. Say with this wind... say, say, seven times out of ten.\\



-->'''Eugene:''' '''[+Xykon is alive!!+]'''\\

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-->'''Eugene:''' --->'''Eugene:''' '''[+Xykon is alive!!+]'''\\



-->'''Elan:''' --and I'll foil your evil plans!\\

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-->'''Elan:''' --->'''Elan:''' --and I'll foil your evil plans!\\



* This trope is central to the premise of ''WordGirl.'' Since it's an educational show as well as an AffectionateParody of superheroes, Word Girl will always take time out of her confrontations with villains to define the word of the day for them before going right back to the action.

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* This trope is central to the premise of ''WordGirl.'' ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl''. Since it's an educational show as well as an AffectionateParody of superheroes, Word Girl [=WordGirl=] will always take time out of her confrontations with villains to define the word of the day for them before going right back to the action.


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