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29th Aug '16 6:01:40 PM thelivingtoad
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* When the Music/SexPistols' manager Malcolm [=McLaren=] [[ExecutiveMeddling demanded that they record]] a song called "[[ObligatoryBondageSong Submission]]" to promote the punk clothes at his store, they exactly that...except the song was about a mission in a submarine. As if to annoy [=McLaren=] more, the song is filled plenty of winking double entendres to his intended subject matter, but they're so [[StylisticSuck intentionally ridiculous]] that they're useless to advertise his clothing.

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* When the Music/SexPistols' manager Malcolm [=McLaren=] [[ExecutiveMeddling demanded that they record]] a song called "[[ObligatoryBondageSong Submission]]" to promote the his punk clothes at his clothing store, they did exactly that...except the song was about a mission in a submarine. As if to annoy [=McLaren=] more, the song is filled plenty of winking double entendres to his intended subject matter, but they're so [[StylisticSuck intentionally ridiculous]] that they're useless to advertise his clothing.
29th Aug '16 6:01:06 PM thelivingtoad
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* When the Music/SexPistols' manager Malcolm McLaren [[ExecutiveMeddling demanded that they record]] a song called "[[ObligatoryBondageSong Submission]]" to promote the punk clothes at his store, they exactly that...except the song was about a mission in a submarine. As if to annoy [=McLaren=] more, the song is filled plenty of winking double entendres to his intended subject matter, but they're so [[StylisticSuck intentionally ridiculous]] that they're useless to advertise his clothing.

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* When the Music/SexPistols' manager Malcolm McLaren [=McLaren=] [[ExecutiveMeddling demanded that they record]] a song called "[[ObligatoryBondageSong Submission]]" to promote the punk clothes at his store, they exactly that...except the song was about a mission in a submarine. As if to annoy [=McLaren=] more, the song is filled plenty of winking double entendres to his intended subject matter, but they're so [[StylisticSuck intentionally ridiculous]] that they're useless to advertise his clothing.
29th Aug '16 6:00:46 PM thelivingtoad
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* When the Music/SexPistols' manager Malcolm McLaren [[ExecutiveMeddling demanded that they record]] a song called "[[ObligatoryBondageSong Submission]]" to promote the punk clothes at his store, they exactly that...except the song was about a mission in a submarine. As if to annoy [=McLaren=] more, the song is filled plenty of winking double entendres to his intended subject matter, but they're so [[StylisticSuck intentionally ridiculous]] that they're useless to advertise his clothing.
9th Aug '16 12:39:06 PM Gene0129
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Subtrope of DoubleMeaning. Compare HeroicVow, IWouldSayIfICouldSay and IronicEcho. UnhandThemVillain is a specific variant. ThreatBackfire is a common result. It's very commonly used in FalseReassurance. The actual interpretation of the words is often NotHyperbole. When used in response to a question can often result in a MathematiciansAnswer. Can also lead to a LiteralMetaphor and to LiteralistSnarking, as well as LoopholeAbuse. Also see NoManOfWomanBorn.

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Subtrope of DoubleMeaning. Compare HeroicVow, IWouldSayIfICouldSay and IronicEcho. UnhandThemVillain is a specific variant. ThreatBackfire is a common result. It's very commonly used in FalseReassurance. The actual interpretation of the words is often NotHyperbole. When used in response to a question can often result in a MathematiciansAnswer. Can also lead to a LiteralMetaphor and to LiteralistSnarking, as well as LoopholeAbuse. Also see NoManOfWomanBorn.
NoManOfWomanBorn. Contrast with ILied, for when the opposing party makes no effort to hide the fact that they were not holding to their end.
4th Aug '16 11:33:47 AM HiddenWindshield
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* [[Myth/RomanMythology Jupiter]] must have been in a bloodythirsty mood when Numa Pompilius, 2nd king of Rome, asked him how to "atone" a place hit by his lightning. Jupiter asked for a head. Numa said, "OK, head of an onion." Jupiter then further asked for a body part. Numa said, "OK, my cut off nails." Jupiter then further asked for something alive. Numa said, "OK, a small fish." Jupiter said probably something unprintable but the deal stuck. (Sidenote: Numas concubine was a demigoddess, it's not recommended for YOU to play silly bugger with Roman deities.)
* Also from [[Myth/RomanMythology Roman sagas]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarpeia Tarpeia]] who met an [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves deserving end.]]

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* [[Myth/RomanMythology Jupiter]] must have been in a bloodythirsty mood when Numa Pompilius, 2nd king of Rome, asked him how to "atone" a place hit by his lightning. Jupiter asked for a head. Numa said, "OK, head of an onion." Jupiter then further asked for a body part. Numa said, "OK, my cut off nails." Jupiter then further asked for something alive. Numa said, "OK, a small fish." Jupiter said probably something unprintable that's probably unprintable, but the deal stuck. (Sidenote: Numas Numa's concubine was a demigoddess, it's not recommended for YOU to play silly bugger with Roman deities.)
* Also from [[Myth/RomanMythology Roman sagas]], sagas]]; [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarpeia Tarpeia]] once offered to open the gates of Rome to the Sabines, who met an were besieging Rome at the time, in exchange for "what they bore on their left arms." She was referring to the gold bracelets the Sabines wore, but they instead threw their shields -- normally carried on the left arm -- on top of her, [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves deserving end.]]crushing her to death]]. Then they threw her body off a cliff.
4th Aug '16 11:06:52 AM HiddenWindshield
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** [[http://dilbert.com/strip/2013-07-10 This strip]] too.

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** In [[http://dilbert.com/strip/2013-07-10 This strip]] too. this strip]], Wally assures the boss that he does '''not''' have (only) two jobs outsourced to [[BananaRepublic Elbonia]].
1st Aug '16 9:22:59 AM Omeganian
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*** Also, nothing prevents them from having the arms themselves - that is, huge stocks of weapons which, in an emergency, can be handed to [[http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Frateris_Militia untrained Ecclesiarchy members and huge mobs of faithful citizens]]. These people aren't a ''maintained'' force, after all.
10th Jul '16 6:39:59 AM VampireBuddha
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* Cúchulainn in Myth/{{Celtic Mythology}} possessed three spears, each of which would kill a king when thrown. When he used them against Queen Maeve's army, they all missed, because there were no kings there. When they were thrown back, the first hit Laeg, considered a king among charioteers; the second hit Lia Macha, king among horses; and the third hit Cúchulainn himself, who was king of warriors.
19th Jun '16 1:00:53 PM Gravidef
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** ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' runs afoul of this trope in a big way. [[TheHecateSisters The Weird Sisters]] foretell that "NoManOfWomanBorn" can harm him, and that he will not be defeated "until great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane hill [his castle] march against him." When Prince Malcolm leads a charge against him, he has his followers use branches from the trees of Birnam Wood as cover, fulfilling the second prophecy; Macbeth is actually slain in battle by Macduff, who was delivered by Cesarean section and is thus not technically "born of woman" if you take "born" to mean "emerged through the birth canal."

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** ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' runs afoul of this trope in a big way. [[TheHecateSisters The Weird Sisters]] TheWeirdSisters foretell that "NoManOfWomanBorn" can harm him, and that he will not be defeated "until great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane hill [his castle] march against him." When Prince Malcolm leads a charge against him, he has his followers use branches from the trees of Birnam Wood as cover, fulfilling the second prophecy; Macbeth is actually slain in battle by Macduff, who was delivered by Cesarean section and is thus not technically "born of woman" if you take "born" to mean "emerged through the birth canal."
19th Jun '16 12:05:46 PM Gravidef
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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1995&addr=950503 Jon told Garfield not to take the lid off a cookie jar.]] Garfield then turned the jar upside down and "took the jar off the lid".

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1995&addr=950503 Jon told Garfield not to take the lid off a cookie jar.]] Garfield then turned the jar upside down and "took took the jar ''jar'' off the lid".''lid''.



** [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1990&addr=900529 Jon asked Liz out for a date and she said she'd think about it after wheeling Garfield to X-Ray]]. Then she thought and answered "no".

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** [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1990&addr=900529 Jon asked Liz out for a date and she said she'd think about it after wheeling Garfield to X-Ray]]. Then she thought get an x-ray]]. She does indeed think about it...and answered "no".answers "no."



** ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' runs afoul of this trope in a big way, as he is warned by the weird sisters "NoManOfWomanBorn will harm him" (Macduff was the result of a Cesarean section) and that he would not be harmed "Until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane" (Macduff's allies cut down branches of Birnam Wood trees to disguise themselves, using the branches as cover as they storm Dunsinane)

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** ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' runs afoul of this trope in a big way, as he is warned by the weird sisters "NoManOfWomanBorn will way. [[TheHecateSisters The Weird Sisters]] foretell that "NoManOfWomanBorn" can harm him" (Macduff was the result of a Cesarean section) him, and that he would will not be harmed "Until defeated "until great Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane" (Macduff's allies cut down high Dunsinane hill [his castle] march against him." When Prince Malcolm leads a charge against him, he has his followers use branches from the trees of Birnam Wood trees to disguise themselves, using as cover, fulfilling the branches as cover as they storm Dunsinane)second prophecy; Macbeth is actually slain in battle by Macduff, who was delivered by Cesarean section and is thus not technically "born of woman" if you take "born" to mean "emerged through the birth canal."
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