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28th Jun '16 5:09:22 AM TheBigBopper
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* Serial killer and cannibal [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Fish Albert Fish]] sent a letter to the family of one of his victims, Grace Budd. He assures them that he didn't rape their ten year old daughter and that she died a virgin. This part of the letter comes ''after'' the part that tells him that he choked her to death and cut her into small pieces so he could eat her.
22nd Jun '16 9:34:20 AM Vir
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* In the WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} movie, "Into the Wild Green Yonder" when Fry infiltrates Leo Wong's construction by becoming a security guard.

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* In the WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} movie, ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie "Into the Wild Green Yonder" when Fry infiltrates Leo Wong's construction by becoming a security guard.
22nd Jun '16 9:32:19 AM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TurboFAST'', when Turbo first defeats Hardcase, the latter extends his hand to Turbo saying that no one ever calls him a SoreLoser, before adding that it's because no one who's ever beaten him has lived to tell about it, as he was prepared to have his minions destroy the city.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TurboFAST'', ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}} Turbo FAST]]'', when Turbo first defeats Hardcase, the latter extends his hand to Turbo saying that no one ever calls him a SoreLoser, before adding that it's because no one who's ever beaten him has lived to tell about it, as he was prepared to have his minions destroy the city.
18th Jun '16 4:57:28 AM eroock
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The key trope to many a DealWithTheDevil. Subtrope to DoubleMeaning. Compare ProphecyTwist, NoManOfWomanBorn (where a prophecy of triumph or doom gives False Reassurance to its target because it seems like it can never come true), MetaphoricallyTrue, ExactWords, StealthInsult, and YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo. See also NewEraSpeech. Contrast SuspiciouslySpecificDenial and EmptyPromise.

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The key trope to many a DealWithTheDevil. Subtrope to DoubleMeaning. Compare ProphecyTwist, NoManOfWomanBorn (where a prophecy of triumph or doom gives False Reassurance to its target because it seems like it can never come true), MetaphoricallyTrue, ExactWords, StealthInsult, and YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo. See also NewEraSpeech.NewEraSpeech and WorryingForTheWrongReason. Contrast SuspiciouslySpecificDenial and EmptyPromise.
18th Jun '16 4:23:10 AM Vir
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--->'''Troy:''' Come on, Jimmy! Let's take a peek at the killing floor.
--->'''Jimmy:''' (gasp)
--->'''Troy:''' Don't let the name throw you, Jimmy. It's not really a floor, it's more of a steel grating that allows material to sluice through so it can be collected and exported.

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--->'''Troy:''' Come on, Jimmy! Let's take a peek at the killing floor.
--->'''Jimmy:''' (gasp)
--->'''Troy:'''
floor.\\
'''Jimmy:''' (gasp)\\
'''Troy:'''
Don't let the name throw you, Jimmy. It's not really a floor, it's more of a steel grating that allows material to sluice through so it can be collected and exported.



--->'''Lisa:''' Is this dangerous?
--->'''Stylist:''' Don't worry. I am well protected. ''[puts on goggles]''

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--->'''Lisa:''' Is this dangerous?
--->'''Stylist:'''
dangerous?\\
'''Stylist:'''
Don't worry. I am well protected. ''[puts on goggles]''



-->'''Chris:''' Your challenge begins with a dive off beautiful Wherever-we-are Falls into the lagoon far below.
-->'''Noah:''' Which is full of what, sharks?
-->'''Chris:''' Nope. (contestants sigh in relief) Electric eels ''and'' sharks!

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-->'''Chris:''' Your challenge begins with a dive off beautiful Wherever-we-are Falls into the lagoon far below.
-->'''Noah:'''
below.\\
'''Noah:'''
Which is full of what, sharks?
-->'''Chris:'''
sharks?\\
'''Chris:'''
Nope. (contestants sigh in relief) Electric eels ''and'' sharks!



--> '''President''': I'm not a litigious man Mr. Hill. That's what I have lawyers for. Now get out before I throw you out.
--> '''Hank''': Are you threatening me?
--> '''President''': I'm not a violent man, Mr. Hill. That's what I have security guards for.

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--> '''President''': -->'''President''': I'm not a litigious man Mr. Hill. That's what I have lawyers for. Now get out before I throw you out.
-->
out.\\
'''Hank''': Are you threatening me?
-->
me?\\
'''President''': I'm not a violent man, Mr. Hill. That's what I have security guards for.



-->'''Leo Wong:''' You really think you can stand up to those "eco-freakos"?
-->'''Fry:''' Sir, with me around, they'll be the ''least'' of your worries.

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-->'''Leo Wong:''' You really think you can stand up to those "eco-freakos"?
-->'''Fry:'''
"eco-freakos"?\\
'''Fry:'''
Sir, with me around, they'll be the ''least'' of your worries.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Just One Bite" when Squidward is eating all of the Krabby Patties out of the Krusty Krab's vault:
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Squidward, you can't eat all those patties at one time! ''(cuts to inside the vault)'' Squidward!\\
'''Squidward:''' (incredulous) What's gonna happen? Am I gonna blow up?\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' No, worse; it'll go right to your thighs!\\
''(zooms out to show that Squidward's thighs have indeed grown to comically massive size)''\\
'''Squidward:''' My thighs?\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' And ''then'' you'll blow up.\\
''(Squidward explodes)''
11th Jun '16 12:27:59 AM TheBigBopper
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* During one of his seminars, American travel writer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Steves Rick Steves]] told attendees something along the lines of "In Europe, you won't get mugged by criminals who threaten using a gun or a knife - that's what happens here... Instead, you are more likely to experience pickpocketing."

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* During one of his seminars, American travel writer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Steves Rick Steves]] told attendees something along the lines of "In Europe, you won't get mugged by criminals who threaten you using a gun or a knife - that's what happens here... Instead, you are more likely to experience pickpocketing."



* When tourists take donkey rides down into the Grand Canyon, the guide will warn them that the donkeys like to walk close to the edge of the cliffs. "But don't worry about it... because there's nothing you can do about it."

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* When tourists take donkey mule rides down into the Grand Canyon, the guide will warn them that the donkeys mules like to walk close to the edge of the cliffs. "But don't worry about it... because there's nothing you can do about it."
8th Jun '16 4:56:59 PM eroock
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* In ''[[Literature/WashingtonSquare The Heiress]]'', the unwitting and naive Catherine is happy when her savvy father assures her that he will treat her new lover with due respect. {{NOT}}
-->'''Dr. Sloper''': I shall be as fair and honest with him as [[GoldDigger he is with you]].
-->'''Catherine''': Thank you, father, that is all we shall need.
6th Jun '16 4:58:40 PM animenutcase
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* Serial killer and cannibal [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Fish Albert Fish]] sent a letter to the family of one of his victims, Grace Budd. He assures them that he didn't rape their nine year old daughter and that she died a virgin. This part of the letter comes ''after'' the part that tells him that he choked her to death and cut her into small pieces so he could eat her.

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* Serial killer and cannibal [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Fish Albert Fish]] sent a letter to the family of one of his victims, Grace Budd. He assures them that he didn't rape their nine ten year old daughter and that she died a virgin. This part of the letter comes ''after'' the part that tells him that he choked her to death and cut her into small pieces so he could eat her.
6th Jun '16 4:58:02 PM animenutcase
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* Generic Products sometimes wander into this as well, its rather disconcerting to find a tub of non-butter spread named "Tastes like Butter"

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* Generic Products sometimes wander into this as well, its rather disconcerting to find a tub of non-butter spread named "Tastes like Butter"Butter".
* Serial killer and cannibal [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Fish Albert Fish]] sent a letter to the family of one of his victims, Grace Budd. He assures them that he didn't rape their nine year old daughter and that she died a virgin. This part of the letter comes ''after'' the part that tells him that he choked her to death and cut her into small pieces so he could eat her.
6th Jun '16 10:51:57 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': In the omake of chapter 7, the author thinks Asuka is going to hit him. However Asuka reassures him that she'll not slap him. Axel calms down... and Asuka proceeds to kick his groin.
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