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16th Nov '17 10:24:03 AM randyp
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This trope also pops up in works that involve the military whenever a non-commissioned officer (usually a [[DrillSergeantNasty Sergeant]]) is referred to as "sir" as the title is typically reserved for commissioned officers. The stock response from the NCO is "Don't call me Sir, [[TakeThat I work for a living]][[note]]Or alternately, (usually in the U.K.) "I work for my money".[[/note]]." Roughly 90% of the time this pops up it's when DrillSergeantNasty is introducing the [[NewMeat fresh-off-the-street recruits]] to their [[TrainingFromHell basic training]].

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This trope also pops up in works that involve the military whenever a non-commissioned officer (usually a [[DrillSergeantNasty Sergeant]]) is referred to as "sir" as the title is typically reserved for commissioned officers. The There are a couple of stock response responses from the NCO NCO. One is "Don't call me Sir, [[TakeThat I work for a living]][[note]]Or alternately, (usually in the U.K.) "I work for my money".[[/note]]." " Another is, "Don't call me Sir, [[LiteralBastard my parents were married]]." Roughly 90% of the time this pops up it's when DrillSergeantNasty is introducing the [[NewMeat fresh-off-the-street recruits]] to their [[TrainingFromHell basic training]].
8th Oct '17 5:07:25 AM tropower
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* Mr. Famous in ''Anime/MegamanNTWarrior'' doesn't like formalities. This is even his {{Catchphrase}} when someone calls him Mr. Famous. "Famous. Just Famous."

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* Meijin-san / Mr. Famous in ''Anime/MegamanNTWarrior'' doesn't like formalities. This is even his {{Catchphrase}} when someone calls him Meijin-san / Mr. Famous. "'-san' wa iranai."[[note]]"The '-san' is not needed / necessary"[[/note]] / "Famous. Just Famous."



* In ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', Jon Arbuckle's brother does not like to be called "Doc Boy".

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' has a cross between this trope and DoNotCallMePaul. Jon Arbuckle's brother does not like to be called "Doc Boy".
8th Oct '17 4:46:50 AM tropower
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This trope also pops up in works that involve the military whenever a non-commissioned officer (usually a [[DrillSergeantNasty Sergeant]]) is referred to as "sir" as the title is typically reserved for commissioned officers. The stock response from the NCO is "Don't call me Sir, [[TakeThat I work for a living]]." Roughly 90% of the time this pops up it's when DrillSergeantNasty is introducing the [[NewMeat fresh-off-the-street recruits]] to their [[TrainingFromHell basic training]].

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This trope also pops up in works that involve the military whenever a non-commissioned officer (usually a [[DrillSergeantNasty Sergeant]]) is referred to as "sir" as the title is typically reserved for commissioned officers. The stock response from the NCO is "Don't call me Sir, [[TakeThat I work for a living]].living]][[note]]Or alternately, (usually in the U.K.) "I work for my money".[[/note]]." Roughly 90% of the time this pops up it's when DrillSergeantNasty is introducing the [[NewMeat fresh-off-the-street recruits]] to their [[TrainingFromHell basic training]].
1st Oct '17 2:54:56 PM Malady
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gagliardi John Gagliardi]], the winningest coach in CollegiateAmericanFootball history, insisted his players call him John instead of Coach.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gagliardi John Gagliardi]], the winningest coach in CollegiateAmericanFootball UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball history, insisted his players call him John instead of Coach.
29th Sep '17 11:22:12 AM marcoasalazarm
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Compare/contrast InsistentTerminology, FirstNameBasis, LastNameBasis, FriendlyAddressPrivileges, JustTheFirstCitizen. See also NiceToTheWaiter.

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Compare/contrast InsistentTerminology, FirstNameBasis, LastNameBasis, FriendlyAddressPrivileges, JustTheFirstCitizen. See also NiceToTheWaiter.
NiceToTheWaiter and RespectedByTheRespected.
25th Sep '17 10:24:54 PM reppuzan
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* [[Characters/TheFlashTheFlashes Bart Allen, AKA Impulse]], has this problem with his speed clones. Whenever they start taking orders from him, they refer to him as "boss", something he detests. A RunningGag in his comic is the fact that he constantly reminds them not to but they do so anyways.



* In ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', Percy can tell Blackjack not to call him boss, and get the response of "Sure, Boss, whatever you say, Boss" -- cheerfully, not ironically.

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* In ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', Percy can tell Blackjack not to call him boss, and get the response of "Sure, Boss, whatever you say, Boss" -- cheerfully, not ironically. In fact, this is basically his relationship with all horses and aquatic animals due to being the son of Poseidon, the god of the sea and all that live in it. When it isn't "boss", it's usually the even more embarrassing "My Lord".
16th Sep '17 4:54:18 AM snichols1973
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* If you meet up with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_J._Johnson_Jr./ Bill Saluga's Raymond J. Johnson character]], you can call him [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Ray, Jay, Johnny, Sonny, Junie, Junior, Ray J., R.J., R.J.J., or R.J.J. Junior,]] but whatever you do, [[BerserkButton you doesn't have to call him "Johnson".]]
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', Jon Arbuckle's brother does not like to be called "Doc Boy".
20th Aug '17 9:15:43 PM PaulA
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* In ''Sanctuary'' (book three of the ''Literature/DragonJousters'' series by Creator/MercedesLackey), Kaleth has to scold the Tian priests at least twice for prostrating themselves to him. Not that you can really blame them, as each time Kaleth had been possessed by one of the Altan/Tian pantheon to pass messages on ....
** In Lackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Owlsight]]'', the powerful mage Firesong asks his new protégé Darian to please never call him "sir." Not "Master," either, just Firesong. Once, he might have insisted on the honorific, but having his face covered in burn scars while preventing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt proved to be a very humbling experience.

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In ''Sanctuary'' (book three of the ''Literature/DragonJousters'' series by Creator/MercedesLackey), series), Kaleth has to scold the Tian priests at least twice for prostrating themselves to him. Not that you can really blame them, as each time Kaleth had been possessed by one of the Altan/Tian pantheon to pass messages on ....
** In Lackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Owlsight]]'', the powerful mage Firesong asks his new protégé Darian to please never call him "sir." Not "Master," either, just Firesong. Once, he might have insisted on the honorific, but having his face covered in burn scars while preventing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt proved to be a very humbling experience.
28th Jun '17 6:12:57 PM LinTaylor
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* It's implicit in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' that Zen'O, the KingOfAllCosmos, is pretty bored of being treated with effusive politeness and deference by everyone around him. He ends up befriending Goku as he seems to be the only being in the multiverse capable of treating him like a normal person.

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* It's implicit in In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' that Zen'O, this is implicit with Zen-Oh, the KingOfAllCosmos, is pretty bored of KingOfAllCosmos and the most powerful being treated in the ''Dragon Ball'' multiverse short of Creator/AkiraToriyama himself. Goku ends up befriending him because he's the only person to date who treats Zen-Oh with any modicum of friendliness, rather than the combination of effusive politeness and deference by pants-wetting terror he gets from practically everyone around him. He ends up befriending Goku as he seems to be the only being else in the multiverse capable of treating multiverse. In one episode Goku gives him like a normal person.cute nickname ("Zen-chan"), which delights him; when his handlers get angry over Goku's impertinence, he tells them "Knock it off or I'll destroy you".
18th Jun '17 9:43:31 AM nombretomado
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* WaltDisney hated being called "Mr. Disney". Occasionally when he was referred to as such, he'd say something along the lines of "Please, call me Walt. The only Mr. at the Disney Studios is our lawyer, Mr. Lessing."

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* WaltDisney Creator/WaltDisney hated being called "Mr. Disney". Occasionally when he was referred to as such, he'd say something along the lines of "Please, call me Walt. The only Mr. at the Disney Studios is our lawyer, Mr. Lessing."
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