History Main / ExpospeakGag

21st Feb '17 9:44:01 PM gewunomox
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* FrankZappa loved this trope, would frequently pronounce such phrases in a distinctive voice where he exaggerated each syllable (The song 'Muffin Man' for instance, is full of it, notably the 'utility muffin research kitchen') In his autobiography, he uses italics any time a phrase that comes up that he would use that voice for in real life.

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* FrankZappa Music/FrankZappa loved this trope, would frequently pronounce such phrases in a distinctive voice where he exaggerated each syllable (The song 'Muffin Man' for instance, is full of it, notably the 'utility muffin research kitchen') In his autobiography, he uses italics any time a phrase that comes up that he would use that voice for in real life.
16th Feb '17 3:11:59 PM darkknight109
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* Up to a certain age, parents of young children often use this sort of speak to discuss things with each other that they don't want the kids to hear.
26th Jan '17 7:34:52 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation's Edge]]'', a customs official refers to his superior as a 'sanguinary person born of an irregular union'. In other words, he calls him a [[spoiler:bloody bastard]].

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* In ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation's Edge]]'', ''Literature/FoundationsEdge'', a customs official refers to his superior as a 'sanguinary person born of an irregular union'. In other words, he calls him a [[spoiler:bloody bastard]].
13th Jan '17 3:38:30 PM DarkHunter
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** Perhaps the most beloved example: [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Kanaya]] refers to exclamation marks and question marks as "shout poles" and "surprise noodles" respectively.

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** Perhaps the most beloved example: [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Kanaya]] refers to exclamation marks and question marks as "shout poles" and "surprise noodles" respectively. Karkat later calls quotation marks "enclosure talons".
11th Jan '17 5:40:02 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' episode "Mission Alpha", Spencer explains why he has never exercised before: "I actually can't because I have a condition called nociception, which can be exacerbated by a build-up of lactic acid." Nociception is the ability to feel pain, while lactic acid is generated in normal exercise and simply causes mild discomfort.
* The YoutubePoop trend sometimes called the "Verbose Meme" is heavily based on this. Essentially, a popular video clip is "translated" into {{Expospeak}}, SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and dashed with AntiquatedLinguistics and passed off as the "posh," "upper-class" or "old-time" version. Needless to say, it often takes ludicrous levels. One notable example:

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* In the ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' episode "Mission Alpha", Spencer explains why he has never exercised before: "I actually can't because I have a condition called nociception, which can be exacerbated by a build-up of lactic acid." Nociception is the ability to feel pain, while lactic acid is generated in normal exercise and simply causes mild discomfort.
* The YoutubePoop WebAnimation/YoutubePoop trend sometimes called the "Verbose Meme" is heavily based on this. Essentially, a popular video clip is "translated" into {{Expospeak}}, SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and dashed with AntiquatedLinguistics and passed off as the "posh," "upper-class" or "old-time" version. Needless to say, it often takes ludicrous levels. One notable example:
4th Jan '17 7:18:32 AM TheGreatUnknown
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** From ''VideoGame/{{Fallout3}}'': Liberty Prime's take on "Better dead than red":
-->'''DEATH IS A PREFERABLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMUNISM.'''
13th Dec '16 3:33:47 AM Randallw201238
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** When Gohan does when he goes berserk.

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** When What Gohan does when he goes berserk.
1st Dec '16 1:22:52 PM Gamermaster
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** Also, in the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' supplementary manga, Cinque calls bathing "sanitary maintenance".

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** Also, in the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' supplementary manga, Cinque calls bathing "sanitary maintenance".
29th Nov '16 9:10:19 PM eldiablo555
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* In [[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2010-06-13/comic/voiding-your-warranty/any-questions/ this]] strip of ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'', the heroes have been ordered to infiltrate a secret base that has been overrun by demons and shut off the device powering the portal which is letting them enter the mortal world. Eastwood asks why they don't just order [[KillSat Exterminatus]] since the facility is deep in isolated wilderness. The scientific expert gives a long winded explanation that takes up three panels and when he gets only blank stares he sums it up as:
--> '''Professor:''' "Shiny void rift plus big space gun make world go 'splodey."
8th Nov '16 3:31:58 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Aerospace engineers sometimes jokingly refer to a hypothetical crash/explosion as an RUD (Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly)).

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* Aerospace engineers sometimes jokingly refer to a hypothetical crash/explosion as an RUD (Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly)).Disassembly).



* This trope can be a good way of telling that someone has reached their maximum capacity for fecal matter, especially if they're upset. Since people who are upset generally use shorter words and simpler explanations--often with a lot of swearing in the middle--someone who is upset yet still using a complex explanation is likely either a)going out of their way to do it, or b)doesn't really understand what they're describing and therefore ''can't'' put it in LaymansTerms. It can be quite amusing to watch someone switch from ClusterFBomb[=ing=] to a technical explanation and right back again.

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* This trope can be a good way of telling that someone has reached their maximum capacity for fecal matter, especially if they're upset. Since people who are upset generally use shorter words and simpler explanations--often with a lot of swearing in the middle--someone who is upset yet still using a complex explanation is likely either a)going a.) going out of their way to do it, or b)doesn't b.) doesn't really understand what they're describing and therefore ''can't'' put it in LaymansTerms. It can be quite amusing to watch someone switch from ClusterFBomb[=ing=] to a technical explanation and right back again.
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