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31st Jan '16 10:18:08 AM Gideoncrawle
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* Finally, [[AvertedTrope averted]] when people say pinball is simply batting a ball with flippers and trying not to lose--the top players and most fans agree with this statement because it is technically true: With the exception of games that run on timers (such as ''Pinball/JamesBond007'' or ''Pinball/SafeCracker''), you can theoretically outscore anyone, even without knowing the rules, as long as you don't lose.
31st Jan '16 9:56:42 AM GastonRabbit
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** Whenever someone mispronounces [[Literature/TheHobbit Smaug's]] name, usually gets this reaction. The correct way is "sm-''ow''-g", not "smog". Ditto Sauron (first syllable rhymes with "sour," not "soar") or any proper name beginning with the letter C (always a hard-c or "k" sound, never a soft-c or "s" sound), e.g. Cirdan, Celebrimbor, etc.
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** Whenever someone mispronounces [[Literature/TheHobbit Smaug's]] name, usually gets this reaction. The correct way is "sm-''ow''-g", not "smog". Ditto Sauron (first syllable rhymes with "sour," not "soar") or any proper name beginning with the letter C (always a hard-c or "k" sound, never a soft-c or "s" sound), e.sound) (e.g. Cirdan, Celebrimbor, etc.Cirdan or Celebrimbor).

** '''Hermione's name''' is Hermione. Unless you're Grawp or Viktor. There are absolutely no other exceptions. "Hermy" is an elf from ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''.
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** '''Hermione's name''' is Hermione. Unless you're Grawp or Viktor. There are absolutely no other exceptions. "Hermy" is an elf from ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''.''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''.

** Even worse are the discussions in fandom what the Elder Sign looks like - a star or a tree. Problem is that in different stories it is described as either. Mocked in the musical ''AShoggothOnTheRoof'' where in the opening a fight breaks out over this question. 'Star!' - 'Tree!' - 'Star!' - 'Tree!'...
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** Even worse are the discussions in fandom what the Elder Sign looks like - a star or a tree. Problem is that in different stories it is described as either. Mocked in the musical ''AShoggothOnTheRoof'' ''A Shoggoth on the Roof'' where in the opening a fight breaks out over this question. 'Star!' - -- 'Tree!' - -- 'Star!' - -- 'Tree!'...

** Unless you're on a fan site (or at least somewhere that has fans to back you up) it's probably for the best that you don't mention being a fan of the series due to its very vocal {{Hatedom}} and [[FanHater fan haters]]. Even if you're not an obsessive fangirl/fanboy, a good chunk of haters will view you as one. ** Insulting the franchise, whether or not it's opinion-based, is Nutty Madam's berserk button. She will flip if anything critical is said against it and will fire back any insults she can. Calling out Creator/StephenKing is what made her infamous on YouTube. * While not likely to get you flamed, referring to GeorgeRRMartin's ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' series as "Game of Thrones" (the title of the HBO show based on the series which takes its name from the first book) is a good indicator of what kind of fan you are.
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** Unless you're on a fan site (or at least somewhere that has fans to back you up) it's probably for the best that you don't mention being a fan of the series due to its very vocal {{Hatedom}} and [[FanHater fan haters]].{{Fan Hater}}s. Even if you're not an obsessive fangirl/fanboy, a good chunk of haters will view you as one. ** Insulting the franchise, whether or not it's opinion-based, is Nutty Madam's berserk button. She will flip if anything critical is said against it and will fire back any insults she can. Calling out Creator/StephenKing is what made her infamous on YouTube. Website/YouTube. * While not likely to get you flamed, referring to GeorgeRRMartin's ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' series as "Game of Thrones" (the title of the HBO show based on the series which takes its name from the first book) is a good indicator of what kind of fan you are.

* In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, even ''mentioning'' Mandalorians as having a philosophical point is a good way of inducing vitriolic backlash [[BaseBreaker (or terrible debates)]] in some circles. Also, saying anything negative about TimothyZahn is considered absolute FandomHeresy, and will get you blacklisted faster than you can say "Mara Jade". * Any fan of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' will not take kindly to comparisons with ''Literature/BattleRoyale''. Likewise, don't make the mistake of referring to ''Catching Fire'' and ''Mockingjay'' as ''Hunger Games 2'' and ''Hunger Games 3'', or calling Peeta Mellark ''Peter''! And for the sake of whatever you hold holy, DON'T. COMPARE. IT. TO. ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} TWILIGHT]]''. * Fans of ''[[Literature/TessOfTheDurbervilles Tess of the d'Urbervilles]]'' tend to go ballistic over [[RomanticisedAbuse the way the book was treated]] in ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''. It is NOT recommended to ever try to present the way EL James [[CompletelyMissingThePoint understood]] ''Tess'' as correct.
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* In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, even ''mentioning'' Mandalorians as having a philosophical point is a good way of inducing vitriolic backlash [[BaseBreaker (or terrible debates)]] in some circles. Also, saying anything negative about TimothyZahn is considered absolute FandomHeresy, and will get you blacklisted faster than you can say "Mara Jade". * Any fan of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' will not take kindly to comparisons with ''Literature/BattleRoyale''. Likewise, don't make the mistake of referring to ''Catching Fire'' and ''Mockingjay'' as ''Hunger Games 2'' and ''Hunger Games 3'', or calling Peeta Mellark ''Peter''! And for the sake of whatever you hold holy, DON'T. COMPARE. IT. TO. '''don't compare it to ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} TWILIGHT]]''. Twilight]]'''''. * Fans of ''[[Literature/TessOfTheDurbervilles Tess of the d'Urbervilles]]'' tend to go ballistic over [[RomanticisedAbuse the way the book was treated]] in ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''. It is NOT '''not''' recommended to ever try to present the way EL James [[CompletelyMissingThePoint understood]] ''Tess'' as correct.

* Another is to claim that Gottlieb (from the mid-80s and onwards), Creator/DataEast, or Creator/{{SEGA}} is your favorite manufacturer. The true way consists strictly of Bally-Williams, Creator/{{Stern}}, Jersey Jack, and whatever new startup has appeared since 2012. Even then, there is plenty of in-fighting among them, and directly stating ANY particular company is the best will cause flame wars. * Saying anything positive about ''Pinball/PopeyeSavesTheEarth'' will create quite the backlash. This machine is so infamous among pinball fans that it's [[MemeticMutation memetically bad]], the pinball counterpart to ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. The same goes for ''Pinball/SouthPark'', but this is not quite as extreme as it's consistently a hit with people who don't normally play pinball, and the pinheads grudgingly accept that.
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* Another is to claim that Gottlieb (from the mid-80s and onwards), Creator/DataEast, or Creator/{{SEGA}} Creator/{{Sega}} is your favorite manufacturer. The true way consists strictly of Bally-Williams, Creator/{{Stern}}, Jersey Jack, and whatever new startup has appeared since 2012. Even then, there is plenty of in-fighting among them, and directly stating ANY ''any'' particular company is the best will cause flame wars. * Saying anything positive about ''Pinball/PopeyeSavesTheEarth'' will create quite the backlash. This machine is so infamous among pinball fans that it's [[MemeticMutation memetically bad]], bad, the pinball counterpart to ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. The same goes for ''Pinball/SouthPark'', but this is not quite as extreme as it's consistently a hit with people who don't normally play pinball, and the pinheads grudgingly accept that.

* [[SturgeonsLaw 90 percent of the time]], you will receive a negative reaction if you say try to defend Wrestling/KellyKelly. [[FromBadToWorse Especially]] if you compare her to Wrestling/TrishStratus.
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* [[SturgeonsLaw 90 percent of the time]], you will receive a negative reaction if you say try to defend Wrestling/KellyKelly. [[FromBadToWorse Especially]] Especially if you compare her to Wrestling/TrishStratus.

** Such an "ass whipping" can bring an immediate counter-attack from long-time fans, who will start in on the MondayNightWars or the glory days of the X-Division. And will mostly likely call the WCW[=/=]TNA basher a [[FanNickname "lemming"]], mindlessly bashing anything that isn't Wrestling/{{WWE}} programming.
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** Such an "ass whipping" can bring an immediate counter-attack from long-time fans, who will start in on the MondayNightWars Wrestling/MondayNightWars or the glory days of the X-Division. And will mostly likely call the WCW[=/=]TNA basher a [[FanNickname "lemming"]], mindlessly bashing anything that isn't Wrestling/{{WWE}} programming.

** You saw TheMovie and thought, contrary to all the hate piled on him, that RussellCrowe did ''not'' in fact [[RuinedForever ruin the whole experience?]] Stay on your guard.
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** You saw TheMovie the movie and thought, contrary to all the hate piled on him, that RussellCrowe Creator/RussellCrowe did ''not'' in fact [[RuinedForever ruin the whole experience?]] Stay on your guard.

* Saying anything positive about AndrewLloydWebber at all is guaranteed to get you flamed to death by ''someone''.
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* Saying anything positive about AndrewLloydWebber Creator/AndrewLloydWebber at all is guaranteed to get you flamed to death by ''someone''.

** Do NOT ever ever refer to ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' as an opera in front of an opera fan. The fact that the word 'opera' is in the title does not make it one. It is a musical. A Broadway production. The same thing goes for ''LesMiserables'' and other such works. Don't call them operas in front of your opera-loving friends... unless you hate them and want to end the friendship, of course.
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** Do NOT '''not''' ever ever refer to ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' as an opera in front of an opera fan. The fact that the word 'opera' is in the title does not make it one. It is a musical. A Broadway production. The same thing goes for ''LesMiserables'' and other such works. Don't call them operas in front of your opera-loving friends... unless you hate them and want to end the friendship, of course.

** Additionally, don't confuse the Theory of Evolution with the Big Bang, or any theories about the origins of life, neither of which it has anything to do with directly. Also, evolution in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has nothing to do with real evolution except the name (it's really more like metamorphosis/an organism's life cycle). [[TheFundamentalist Certain extremists]] have been railing on this one for a long time.
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** Additionally, don't confuse the Theory of Evolution with the Big Bang, or any theories about the origins of life, neither of which it has anything to do with directly. Also, evolution in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has nothing to do with real evolution except the name (it's really more like metamorphosis/an organism's life cycle). [[TheFundamentalist Certain extremists]] extremists have been railing on this one for a long time.

* Some physicists and mathematicians [[BerserkButton HATE]] when you mispronounce "Euler", and saying it as "you-ler"[[note]] It's OY-ler, because German.[[/note]] will earn you the ire from anyone who generally knows who he was. * Most physicists ''despise'' the term "God Particle" often used by the media to refer to the Higgs Boson, not the least because it gets certain religious types upset for no good reason.[[note]]It was originally nicknamed the God''dam'' Particle, but it got [[{{Bowdlerise}} truncated]] when publicized.[[/note]] * Do NOT speak seriously of the Nibiru conspiracy theory when there are astronomers around, or even astronomy enthusiasts. * Also, don't claim that the Sun will explode, go supernova or worse, nova around astronomers. It's a ''red giant'', and it's not an explosion, it's a ''slow burn''. The Sun is not anywhere close to massive enough to go supernova, while a nova is a different thing altogether that only occurs to stars that have ''already'' collapsed into white dwarfs.
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* Some physicists and mathematicians [[BerserkButton HATE]] ''hate'' when you mispronounce "Euler", and saying it as "you-ler"[[note]] It's "you-ler"[[note]]It's OY-ler, because German.of how German spelling works.[[/note]] will earn you the ire from anyone who generally knows who he was. * Most physicists ''despise'' the term "God Particle" often used by the media to refer to the Higgs Boson, not the least because it gets certain religious types upset for no good reason.[[note]]It was originally nicknamed the God''dam'' God''damn'' Particle, but it got [[{{Bowdlerise}} truncated]] when publicized.[[/note]] * Do NOT ''not' speak seriously of the Nibiru conspiracy theory when there are astronomers around, or even astronomy enthusiasts. * Also, don't claim that the Sun will explode, go supernova -- or worse, nova -- around astronomers. It's a ''red giant'', and it's not an explosion, it's a ''slow burn''. The Sun is not anywhere close to massive enough to go supernova, while a nova is a different thing altogether that only occurs to stars that have ''already'' collapsed into white dwarfs.

* Paleobiology fans will NOT react well if you say that [[GiantFlyer pterosaurs]] and [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] are one and the same. * Never use a VirusMisnomer around microbiologists. They'll be quick to point out which diseases are viral, bacterial, or parasitic in nature. Especially because confusing a bacterium for a virus physiologically would be like confusing a bear with a flea, [[UpToEleven except an order of magnitude worse]].
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* Paleobiology fans will NOT ''not'' react well if you say that [[GiantFlyer pterosaurs]] and [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] are one and the same. * Never use a VirusMisnomer around microbiologists. They'll be quick to point out which diseases are viral, bacterial, or parasitic in nature. Especially because confusing a bacterium for a virus physiologically would be like confusing a bear with a flea, [[UpToEleven except an order of magnitude worse]].worse.

* Go ahead and say that Apollo is better than Phoenix on a ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' forum. Or the other way around for that matter. You'll get a front seat to a flame war between Phoenix and Apollo fans.
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* Go ahead and say that Apollo VideoGame/{{Apollo|JusticeAceAttorney}} is better than Phoenix on a ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' forum. Or the other way around for that matter. You'll get a front seat to a flame war between Phoenix and Apollo fans.

*** On this point, talking about ships AT ALL will get you a flame war with ''Ace Attorney''. Especially saying that you don't like Phoenix/Edgeworth or Phoenix/Maya.
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*** On this point, talking about ships AT ALL ''at all'' will get you a flame war with ''Ace Attorney''. Especially saying that you don't like Phoenix/Edgeworth or Phoenix/Maya.

* Don't speculate on the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' wiki. Don't forget to sign your posts. And for your own sake, if you don't want a month long banning, NEVER mention their ScheduleSlip.
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* Don't speculate on the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' wiki. Don't forget to sign your posts. And for your own sake, if you don't want a month long banning, NEVER '''never''' mention their ScheduleSlip.

* Another one when writing English - use apostrophes correctly. They are to be used to indicate contractions or possession - ''not'' the plural form of a noun. You like pizzas and [=CDs=], not pizza's and CD's. ** In a similar vein, learn the difference between to/two/too, they're/there/their, and - most especially - your/you're. Using the wrong one will irritate English grammar fans, many of whom can be quite vocal about it.
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* Another one when writing English - -- use apostrophes correctly. They are to be used to indicate contractions or possession - -- ''not'' the plural form of a noun. You like pizzas and [=CDs=], not pizza's and CD's. ** In a similar vein, learn the difference between to/two/too, they're/there/their, and - -- most especially - -- your/you're. Using the wrong one will irritate English grammar fans, many of whom can be quite vocal about it.

*** On the flip side, The "S" in St. Louis IS pronounced. Calling it "St. Louie" will immediately brand you as an outsider. ** There are ten cities called Prescott in the United States, two in Canada, and one in the UK (two if you count the one spelled with only one T). Of them, all are pronounced "press-caught"... EXCEPT for Prescott, Arizona, which is pronounced "press-kit" after the Civil War-era author from which the city takes its name. Pronounce it wrong and mark yourself immediately as an out-of-towner.
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*** On the flip side, The "S" in St. Louis IS '''is''' pronounced. Calling it "St. Louie" will immediately brand you as an outsider. ** There are ten cities called Prescott in the United States, two in Canada, and one in the UK (two if you count the one spelled with only one T). Of them, all are pronounced "press-caught"... EXCEPT except for Prescott, Arizona, which is pronounced "press-kit" after the Civil War-era author from which the city takes its name. Pronounce it wrong and mark yourself immediately as an out-of-towner.

* Not using the Oxford comma will cause many English speakers to ask if you're going to [[SelfDemonstrating invite the strippers, JFK and Stalin]][[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke Putting a comma after "JFK" makes it clear that JFK and Stalin are NOT strippers.]][[/note]] to your next birthday party.
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* Not using the Oxford comma will cause many English speakers to ask if you're going to [[SelfDemonstrating invite the strippers, JFK and Stalin]][[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke Putting Stalin]][[note]]Putting a comma after "JFK" makes it clear that JFK and Stalin are NOT ''not'' strippers.]][[/note]] [[/note]] to your next birthday party.

** Amongst rabbit owners (or any small pet, for that matter): Do ''not'', under ANY circumstances, flip your rabbit on its back and then say that it "looks so cute when sleeping like that." Rabbits are prey animals, and when faced with danger will roll over and play dead. Being in this state is very stressful and unhealthy, not to mention that you're scaring the poor thing. One [=YouTuber=] found this out the hard way.
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** Amongst rabbit owners (or any small pet, for that matter): Do ''not'', under ANY ''any'' circumstances, flip your rabbit on its back and then say that it "looks so cute when sleeping like that." Rabbits are prey animals, and when faced with danger will roll over and play dead. Being in this state is very stressful and unhealthy, not to mention that you're scaring the poor thing. One [=YouTuber=] found this out the hard way.
31st Jan '16 9:41:43 AM GastonRabbit
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* Any real-life incident where a tech support person gets a call that starts out with "We bought the Internet from you", "Is this the Internet?", "I think I need to reboot the Internet", "I deleted the Internet" will lead to ''vicious'' mocking. Ditto referring to "the hard drive" or "the CPU" when you meant the whole computer (as in "Should I take my [hard drive/CPU] for repairs?"). Similarly if asked which browser they're using someone replies with the name of the ISP.
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* Any real-life incident where a tech support person gets a call that starts out with "We bought the Internet from you", "Is this the Internet?", "I think I need to reboot the Internet", "I deleted the Internet" will lead to ''vicious'' mocking. Ditto referring to "the hard drive" or "the CPU" when you meant the whole computer (as in "Should I take my [hard drive/CPU] for repairs?"). Similarly if asked which browser they're using someone replies with the name of the ISP.their ISP or preferred search engine.

* Call Microcomputers such as the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and the Amiga "[=PCs=]" in front of Microcomputer fans. * It's the UsefulNOtes/{{Xbox}}. It's just one word, normally capitalized. Not [=XBox=], XBOX, X-box, X-Box, or xBox. The name comes from [=DirectX=]; When Microsoft was creating it, it was codenamed the [=DirectX=] Box, or [=DirectXbox=], and when they were trying to come up with a cool name for it, someone realized "Why don't we just use it as it is?" * Website/{{Google}}'s smartphone OS is called Android, not Droid. (Droid is a ''hardware'' branding for Android-based devices from Verizon Wireless)
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* Call Microcomputers such as the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, and the Amiga UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} "[=PCs=]" in front of Microcomputer fans. * It's the UsefulNOtes/{{Xbox}}. It's just one word, normally capitalized. Not [=XBox=], XBOX, X-box, X-Box, or xBox. The name comes from [=DirectX=]; When Microsoft was creating it, it was codenamed the [=DirectX=] Box, or [=DirectXbox=], and when they were trying to come up with a cool name for it, someone realized realized, "Why don't we just use it as it is?" * Website/{{Google}}'s smartphone OS is called Android, not Droid. (Droid is a ''hardware'' branding for Android-based devices from Verizon Wireless)Wireless and thus is inaccurate when used to refer to a different kind of phone, such as a Samsung Galaxy.)

* The basis of the GUI on UsefulNotes/{{Unix}} and similar operating systems (with the exception of UsefulNotes/MacOS X, which ''can'' use it but primarily uses Quartz) is the X Window System, X, or X11 (after what has been the current major version for some time[[note]]and we mean SOME TIME; X11 debuted in September 1987[[/note]]; the Mac implementation is known as X11.app, for example), not X Windows.
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* The basis of the GUI on UsefulNotes/{{Unix}} and similar operating systems (with the exception of UsefulNotes/MacOS X, which ''can'' use it but primarily uses Quartz) is the X Window System, X, or X11 (after what has been the current major version for some time[[note]]and we mean SOME TIME; '''some time'''; X11 debuted in September 1987[[/note]]; the Mac implementation is known as X11.app, for example), not X Windows.

* The goth, punk, and emo subcultures tend to be ''very'' particular about what is and isn't goth, punk, or emo. All of them look disdainfully on middle-school goth kids that they refer to as "vampires". Bonus points for referring to modern "emo" music and fashion among emo fans from TheEighties.
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* The goth, punk, and emo subcultures tend to be ''very'' particular about what is and isn't goth, punk, or emo. All of them look disdainfully on middle-school goth kids that whom they refer to as "vampires". Bonus points for referring to modern "emo" music and fashion among emo fans from TheEighties.

* Any hint of AnachronismStew, save for gadgets, on a completely accurate [[DecadeThemedParty decade themed costume party]] can make everyone bat an eye on you for [[OutdatedOutfit wearing fashion statements that were completely outdated or nonexistent from its respective decade]] or depending too much on PopularHistory from searching vague results online or from renting costumes. Examples of these are: wearing bustles on an [[TheGayNineties 1890s]] party can be compared to as donning [[EightiesHair gigantic hair]] and [[ShouldersOfDoom gigantic shoulder pads]] in [[TheNineties 1995]]; or wearing fringed "flapper" minidresses with platform stilettos on a [[TheGreatGatsby GreatGatsby]] themed party can give the onlookers the "you're a slut" look; or wearing peacock fashions or [[DangerouslyShortSkirt miniskirts]] or [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippie smocks]] in a MadMen themed party can give you that "This is Mad Men not ''Mod Men''" look.
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* Any hint of AnachronismStew, save for gadgets, on a completely accurate [[DecadeThemedParty decade themed decade-themed costume party]] can make everyone bat an eye on you for [[OutdatedOutfit wearing fashion statements that were completely outdated or nonexistent from its respective decade]] or depending too much on PopularHistory from searching vague results online or from renting costumes. Examples of these are: wearing Wearing bustles on an [[TheGayNineties 1890s]] party can be compared to as donning [[EightiesHair gigantic hair]] and [[ShouldersOfDoom gigantic shoulder pads]] in [[TheNineties 1995]]; 1995]], or wearing fringed "flapper" minidresses with platform stilettos on a [[TheGreatGatsby GreatGatsby]] themed [[Literature/TheGreatGatsby Great Gatsby]]-themed party can give the onlookers the "you're a slut" look; or wearing peacock fashions or [[DangerouslyShortSkirt miniskirts]] or [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippie smocks]] in a MadMen themed party can give you that "This is Mad Men not ''Mod Men''" look.

* Just go on any board where anyone is talking about ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' and refer to it as a Tim Burton movie. To be fair, however, it can be argued that this is not their fault, considering that all of the advertising proclaimed "From Henry Selick, the director of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas.''" Many people think Burton directed that film, but he actually only produced it and worked on its story.
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* Just go on any board where anyone is talking about ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' and refer to it as a Tim Burton movie. To be fair, however, it can be argued that this is not their fault, considering that all of the advertising proclaimed "From Henry Selick, the director of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas.''" ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''." Many people think Burton directed that film, but he actually only produced it and worked on its story.

** Also, do NOT refer to Pixar films as "Disney films" around Pixar fans. Their movies are considered a separate group of movies from Disney's. ** In particular, ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'' is a {{spinoff}} created by Disney Toon Studios (mostly known for their direct-to-video sequels, prequels and midquels) and is ''not'' a Pixar movie - but it doesn't stop many people from mistakenly blaming Pixar for it. * ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' is ''not'' a Disney movie. ** Though there is a Disney character named [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} Anastasia.]]
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** Also, do NOT '''not''' refer to Pixar films as "Disney films" around Pixar fans. Their movies are considered a separate group of movies from Disney's. ** In particular, ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'' is a {{spinoff}} created by Disney Toon Studios (mostly known for their direct-to-video sequels, prequels prequels, and midquels) and is ''not'' a Pixar movie - but it doesn't stop many people from mistakenly blaming Pixar for it. * ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' is ''not'' a Disney movie. ** Though movie (though there is a Disney character ''character'' named [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} Anastasia.]]Anastasia]]).

* Calling all animated films as only for little kids is sure to spark some kind of backlash, as plenty of animated films are rather mature. It is a medium, not a genre after all. Calling ''Disney/TheLionKing'' a little kid's film that nobody should cry at is a surefire way to elicit a reaction along the lines of "Have you even ''seen'' the film?".
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* Calling all animated films as only for little kids is sure to spark some kind of backlash, as plenty of animated films are rather mature. It is a medium, not a genre after all. Calling ''Disney/TheLionKing'' a little kid's kids' film that nobody should cry at is a surefire way to elicit a reaction along the lines of "Have you even ''seen'' the film?".

** Never call StarWars "StarTrek".
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** Never call StarWars "StarTrek".''Star Wars'' "Franchise/StarTrek".

** An "avatar" is a [[http://james-camerons-avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Avatar_%28species%29 transgenic half-breed telepathically controlled by a human]]. Go to any collective forum for this movie and [[IAmNotShazam call any one person in the film Avatar, or call the Na'vi "Avatars"]], or ask what this has to do with ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', and chances are you'll get a front row seat to a FlameWar. The same goes for referring to the Na'vi (meaning The People) as 'Na'vis' (technically, 'the Na'vi' is DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment if you go by a literal translation, but ignored for practicality since it also refers to them in a species context). Other mangling of names cause annoyance, such as 'Navi', 'Ney'tiri'/'Neyti'ri' or other omissions or addition of apostrophes. [[CallAPegasusAHippogriff Calling ikran/toruk 'dragons']] will cause a lot of annoyance, especially since if you don't want to use the actual name, there are even convenient English versions, and can be considered particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} due to the obvious fact that they are not.
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** An "avatar" is a [[http://james-camerons-avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Avatar_%28species%29 transgenic half-breed telepathically controlled by a human]]. Go to any collective forum for this movie and [[IAmNotShazam call any one person in the film Avatar, or call the Na'vi "Avatars"]], or ask what this has to do with ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', and chances are you'll get a front row seat to a FlameWar. The same goes for referring to the Na'vi (meaning The People) as 'Na'vis' (technically, 'the Na'vi' is DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment if you go by a literal translation, but ignored for practicality since it also refers to them in a species context). Other mangling of names cause annoyance, such as 'Navi', 'Ney'tiri'/'Neyti'ri' or other omissions or addition of apostrophes. [[CallAPegasusAHippogriff Calling ikran/toruk 'dragons']] will cause a lot of annoyance, especially since if you don't want to use the actual name, there are even convenient English versions, and can be considered particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} due to the obvious fact that because they are not.

** Examples other than words include the depressingly common complete misunderstanding of what tsaheylu is (likely perpetuated by [[RuleThirtyFour a certain flash animation]]). Other misconceptions include some people who claim that either the floating mountains can't exist, claim that Pandora's magnetic field would kill a human, or that there is no oxygen on Pandora.
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** Examples other than words include the depressingly common complete misunderstanding of what tsaheylu is (likely perpetuated by [[RuleThirtyFour a certain flash Flash animation]]). Other misconceptions include some people who claim that either the floating mountains can't exist, claim that Pandora's magnetic field would kill a human, or that there is no oxygen on Pandora.

* Using the suffix -ception to imply a thing inside a thing inside a thing is certain to get you a scolding if you go into the bad parts of the ''Inception'' fandom. Or pretty much anywhere; [[MemeticMutation that meme's been]] [[OverusedRunningGag tired for a while now]].
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* Using the suffix -ception to imply a thing inside a thing inside a thing is certain to get you a scolding if you go into the bad parts of the ''Inception'' fandom. Or pretty much anywhere; [[MemeticMutation that meme's been]] [[OverusedRunningGag been tired for a while now]].now.

* Tim Burton created a giant case of BrokenBase with ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. Just ''mention'' that movie to fans of ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' and watch the [[InternetBackdraft fireworks]]. Even among those who like both movies, don't even try to say that Creator/JohnnyDepp made a better Willy Wonka (especially if you're talking to the first film's star Gene Wilder, who does ''not'' care for the Depp version). The other side of the spectrum is generally a bit calmer and more reasonable, but the Burton movie is ''not'' a remake and most certainly NOT a ripoff - and don't you ''dare'' call it that. The scriptwriter hadn't even ''seen'' the old movie, and it was a fresh adaptation of [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory the original novel]] (albeit with a few of the same departures from the book). And if you aren't aware [[AdaptationDisplacement that there was a novel]] you will be laughed at by ''both'' sections of the fandom. Then there are the literary purists that claim the book is the ''only'' true way to experience the story. All in all, this is one heck of a mess.
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* Tim Burton created a giant case of BrokenBase with ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. Just ''mention'' that movie to fans of ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' and watch the [[InternetBackdraft fireworks]].fireworks. Even among those who like both movies, don't even try to say that Creator/JohnnyDepp made a better Willy Wonka (especially if you're talking to the first film's star Gene Wilder, who does ''not'' care for the Depp version). The other side of the spectrum is generally a bit calmer and more reasonable, but the Burton movie is ''not'' a remake and most certainly NOT a ripoff - and don't you ''dare'' call it that. The scriptwriter hadn't even ''seen'' the old movie, and it was a fresh adaptation of [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory the original novel]] (albeit with a few of the same departures from the book). And if you aren't aware [[AdaptationDisplacement that there was a novel]] you will be laughed at by ''both'' sections of the fandom. Then there are the literary purists that claim the book is the ''only'' true way to experience the story. All in all, this is one heck of a mess.

* If there's one way to annoy any ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' fan, it's getting the date that Marty and Doc travelled to in the future in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' wrong, which is October 21st, 2015. This isn't fans being petty, rather the result of an UrbanLegendOfZelda that has gotten ridiculously out-of-hand. Once real-life history got into the decade of the 2010s, pretty much every year there has been a picture claiming that that particular day is the day they went to in the future (with the date being photoshopped to the current date). This has been taken UpToEleven with Website/{{Tumblr}} pages such as [[http://martymcflyinthefuture.tumblr.com these]], which are dedicated to photoshopping the date ''every single day''. And people STILL fall for it. * In some circles of fans, referring to the main character of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' as Jack Sparrow rather than [[InsistentTerminology CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow]] will net you an angry chewing out and a lengthy lecture.
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* If there's one way to annoy any ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' fan, it's getting the date that Marty and Doc travelled to in the future in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' wrong, which is October 21st, 2015. This isn't fans being petty, rather the result of an UrbanLegendOfZelda that has gotten ridiculously out-of-hand. Once real-life history got into the decade of the 2010s, pretty much every year there has been a picture claiming that that particular day is the day they went to in the future (with the date being photoshopped Photoshopped to the current date). This has been taken UpToEleven with Website/{{Tumblr}} pages such as [[http://martymcflyinthefuture.tumblr.com these]], which are dedicated to photoshopping the date ''every single day''. And people STILL ''still'' fall for it. * In some circles of fans, referring to the main character of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' as Jack Sparrow rather than [[InsistentTerminology CAPTAIN '''Captain''' Jack Sparrow]] Sparrow will net you an angry chewing out and a lengthy lecture.

* Call ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' a knockoff of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', and you'll be met with a number of ''Mad Max'' fans who will inform you [[CriticalResearchFailure just how wrong you are]] as far as [[OlderThanTheyThink which property inspired which]]. There's also a distinct Japanese variation; older anime fans and manga-ka ''will'' correct younger fans who believe ''Fury Road'' was inspired by ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' - truth being the exact same thing as the Borderlands example, that the latter was very much inspired by the former's predecessors.
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* Call ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' a knockoff of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', and you'll be met with a number of ''Mad Max'' fans who will inform you [[CriticalResearchFailure just how wrong you are]] are as far as [[OlderThanTheyThink which property inspired which]].which. There's also a distinct Japanese variation; older anime fans and manga-ka ''will'' correct younger fans who believe ''Fury Road'' was inspired by ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' - truth being the exact same thing as the Borderlands example, that the latter was very much inspired by the former's predecessors.

* [[{{Timeline-191}} In one series]] of Creator/HarryTurtledove books [[{{Timeline-191}} (known, alternatively, as TL-191 or the Southern Victory series)]], a Confederacy that survives into the 20th century is taken over by the dictator Jake Featherston, who is a Hitler analog. For some reason, people insist on misspelling it as "Featherstone". This really pisses off fans, but what ''really'' got people mad was when the misspelling appeared on the freakin' dustjacket of one of the books.
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* [[{{Timeline-191}} [[Literature/{{Timeline191}} In one series]] of Creator/HarryTurtledove books [[{{Timeline-191}} [[Literature/{{Timeline191}} (known, alternatively, as TL-191 or the Southern Victory series)]], a Confederacy that survives into the 20th century is taken over by the dictator Jake Featherston, who is a Hitler analog. For some reason, people insist on misspelling it as "Featherstone". This really pisses off fans, but what ''really'' got people mad was when the misspelling appeared on the freakin' dustjacket of one of the books.

* Some fans of that lady who wrote the ''[[Literature/DragonridersOfPern Pern]]'' books are rather grumpy about "[=McCaffery=]", probably because her last name was "[[AnneMcCaffrey McCaffrey]]". * Similarly, some fans of Creator/JRRTolkien are grumpy about spelling his surname "Tolkein" or pronouncing it [[NoPronouncationGuide "Tol-kin", "Tol-kyen" or "Tolky-yen"]] rather than "Tol-Keen". And even spelling "Middle-earth" as "Middle-Earth" in extreme cases.
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* Some fans of that lady who wrote the ''[[Literature/DragonridersOfPern Pern]]'' books are rather grumpy about "[=McCaffery=]", probably because her last name was "[[AnneMcCaffrey "[[Creator/AnneMcCaffrey McCaffrey]]". * Similarly, some fans of Creator/JRRTolkien are grumpy about spelling his surname "Tolkein" or pronouncing it [[NoPronouncationGuide [[NoPronuncationGuide "Tol-kin", "Tol-kyen" or "Tolky-yen"]] rather than "Tol-Keen". And even spelling "Middle-earth" as "Middle-Earth" in extreme cases.
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Pothole magnets, a sort of "no real life examples" example, and a few other things
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* [[FandomBerserkButton.AnimeAndManga Anime and Manga]] FandomBerserkButton/AnimeAndManga * [[FandomBerserkButton.LiveActionTV Live Action TV]] FandomBerserkButton/LiveActionTV * [[FandomBerserkButton.{{Music}} Music]] FandomBerserkButton/{{Music}} * [[FandomBerserkButton.{{Sports}} Sports]] FandomBerserkButton/{{Sports}} * [[FandomBerserkButton.VideoGames Video Games]] FandomBerserkButton/VideoGames * [[FandomBerserkButton.WesternAnimation Western Animation]]FandomBerserkButton/WesternAnimation

* There's sometimes confusion about whether it's ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' or "The Watchmen". This provoked a lot of fan-rage when the [[Film/{{Watchmen}} movie]] came out, especially because "watchmen" was an [[ArcWords Arc Word]] in the comic, and became the name of a superhero team in the movie. (In the comic, Captain Metropolis's team is called "The Crimebusters")
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* There's sometimes confusion about whether it's ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' or "The Watchmen". This provoked a lot of fan-rage when the [[Film/{{Watchmen}} movie]] came out, especially because "watchmen" was an [[ArcWords Arc Word]] in the comic, and became the name of a superhero team in the movie. (In the comic, Captain Metropolis's team is called "The Crimebusters")Crimebusters".)

** It should be noted that in this scene it is a matter of pronunciation (Phoebe wonders why it isn't pronounced "Spiderm'n" in the way "Silverman" is pronounced "Silverm'n"), not of spelling the name with or without a hyphen (it also would have applied e. g. to the names "Superman" and "Batman"). However, most Spider-Man fans, taking the cue from Creator/StanLee, will complain if you spell the name of the hero as one hyphen-less word. In fact, Stan Lee added the hyphen to set Spidey apart from Superman et al. This isn't helped by the fact that "Spiderman" is the actual name of the official newspaper comic.
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** It should be noted that in this scene it is a matter of pronunciation (Phoebe wonders why it isn't pronounced "Spiderm'n" in the way "Silverman" is pronounced "Silverm'n"), not of spelling the name with or without a hyphen (it also would have applied e. g. applied, for example, to the names "Superman" and "Batman"). However, most Spider-Man fans, taking the cue from Creator/StanLee, will complain if you spell the name of the hero as one hyphen-less word. In fact, Stan Lee added the hyphen to set Spidey apart from Superman et al. This isn't helped by the fact that "Spiderman" is the actual name of the official newspaper comic.

* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' has Ra's Al Ghul. His name was originally meant to be pronounced 'Raesh', this from [[WordOfGod Denny O'Neil]] who did his research (his daughter asked her college professor). In ''Film/BatmanBegins'' it's pronounced 'Rahs' or 'Roz'. Pronouncing it in any way other than 'Raesh' will attract much ire from the fans. Nolan was (falsely) accused of racism for allegedly making everyone deliberately mispronounce the name because he didn't want the original Arabic pronounciation in his movie.
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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' has Ra's Al Ghul. His name was originally meant to be pronounced 'Raesh', this from [[WordOfGod Denny O'Neil]] who did his research (his daughter asked her college professor). In ''Film/BatmanBegins'' it's pronounced 'Rahs' or 'Roz'. Pronouncing it in any way other than 'Raesh' will attract much ire from the fans. Nolan was (falsely) accused of racism for allegedly making everyone deliberately mispronounce the name because he didn't want the original Arabic pronounciation pronunciation in his movie.

* In any incarnation of the X-Men, misspelling "Rogue" as "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin Ro]][[SonicTheHedgehog uge]]".
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* In any incarnation of the X-Men, misspelling "Rogue" as "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin Ro]][[SonicTheHedgehog uge]]".Rouge]]".

* For ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' fans, WW or the Amazons being depicted as {{Straw Feminist}}s. Also, the Amazons getting massacred, ''yet again''. The lack of adaptations involving Wonder Woman is an ''incredibly'' sore topic since at least the mid 90s. It doesn't help that every other hero - from Green Lantern to the Flash - seem to be getting adaptations.
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* For ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' fans, WW or the Amazons being depicted as {{Straw Feminist}}s. Also, the Amazons getting massacred, ''yet again''. The lack of adaptations involving Wonder Woman is an ''incredibly'' sore topic since at least the mid 90s.'90s. It doesn't help that every other hero - from Green Lantern to the Flash - seem to be getting adaptations.

* "So why ''doesn't'' Franchise/{{Batman}} just kill SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker?" This has been such a sticky subject for fans that comic writers and even the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' has adapted this topic.
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* "So why ''doesn't'' Franchise/{{Batman}} just kill SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker?" the Joker?" This has been such a sticky subject for fans that comic writers and even the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' has adapted this topic.

* Calling a {{Mac}} a "MAC" will earn you the ire of Apple fans and network engineers.[[note]] A "Mac" is a brand of computer. A [=McIntosh=] is a variety of apple, not a variety of Apple (though it is a variety of expensive audio gear). A MAC is part of a network interface (if you're a geek) or a store where high school girls buy overpriced makeup (if you're not).[[/note]] Same with calling the iPod "IPOD," "I-POD," or "Ipod."
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* Calling a {{Mac}} [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Mac]] a "MAC" will earn you the ire of Apple fans and network engineers.[[note]] A "Mac" [[note]]A Mac is a brand of computer. A [=McIntosh=] is a variety of apple, not a variety of Apple (though it is a variety of expensive audio gear). A MAC (media access control) is part of a network interface (if you're a geek) or a store where high school girls buy overpriced makeup (if you're not).[[/note]] Same with calling the iPod "IPOD," "I-POD," or "Ipod."

** In an episode of ''{{Series/House}}'', "Coma Guy" (a man who had been in, well, a coma for a long time) once picked up Wilson's and said "What's this? It says Ip-Odd." ** [[IAmNotShazam Don't call the company "Mac"]] or say "Mac" when you meant to say "Apple" (Ex: Calling an Apple Store "The Mac Store"). The Mac is a product of a company called Apple. * Among programmers, making a Perl/PERL/PEARL/Pearl/perl mistake[[note]]Perl is generally preferred; PEARL regardless of capitalization is just wrong, though that's what the original author wanted to call it until he found out there was already a language by that name[[/note]] can [[CriticalResearchFailure lead to someone losing all credibility.]] In general, the capitalization thing for computer language names can get sticky. Especially for older languages, which had a tendency to start life as all caps abbreviations and then become mixed case in later standardization efforts. LISP ("[=LISt=] Processing") and FORTRAN ("[=FORmula=] [=TRANslating=] System") are now just Lisp and Fortran.
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** In an episode of ''{{Series/House}}'', ''Series/{{House}}'', "Coma Guy" (a man who had been in, well, a coma for a long time) once picked up Wilson's and said "What's this? It says Ip-Odd." ** [[IAmNotShazam Don't call the company "Mac"]] or say "Mac" when you meant to say "Apple" (Ex: Calling (e.g. calling an Apple Store "The Mac Store"). The Mac is a product of a company called Apple. * Among programmers, making a Perl/PERL/PEARL/Pearl/perl mistake[[note]]Perl is generally preferred; preferred for the language itself while perl is sometimes used for the interpreter (UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}} and similar operating systems render program filenames as all lowercase); PEARL regardless of capitalization is just wrong, though that's what the original author wanted to call it until he found out there was already a language by that name[[/note]] can [[CriticalResearchFailure lead to someone losing all credibility.]] credibility. In general, the capitalization thing for computer language names can get sticky. Especially for older languages, which had a tendency to start life as all caps abbreviations and then become mixed case in later standardization efforts. LISP ("[=LISt=] Processing") and FORTRAN ("[=FORmula=] [=TRANslating=] System") are now just Lisp and Fortran.

* Any real-life incident where a tech support person gets a call that starts out with "We bought the internet from you", "Is this the internet?", "I think I need to reboot the internet", "I deleted the internet" will lead to ''vicious'' mocking. Ditto referring to "the hard drive" when you meant the whole computer (as in "Should I take my hard drive for repairs?") Similarly if asked which browser they're using someone replies with the name of the ISP. ** Or worse, the opposite. If the customer, when asked who their ISP is, responds with "Internet Explorer" you know it's going to be a very long day.
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* Any real-life incident where a tech support person gets a call that starts out with "We bought the internet Internet from you", "Is this the internet?", Internet?", "I think I need to reboot the internet", Internet", "I deleted the internet" Internet" will lead to ''vicious'' mocking. Ditto referring to "the hard drive" or "the CPU" when you meant the whole computer (as in "Should I take my hard drive [hard drive/CPU] for repairs?") repairs?"). Similarly if asked which browser they're using someone replies with the name of the ISP. ** Or worse, the opposite. If the customer, when asked who their ISP is, responds with "Internet Explorer" you know it's going to be a very long day.

* It's the {{Xbox}}. It's just one word, normally capitalized. Not [=XBox=], XBOX, X-box, X-Box, or xBox. The name comes from DirectX; When Microsoft was creating it, it was codenamed the DirectX Box, or [=DirectXbox=], and when they were trying to come up with a cool name for it, someone realized "Why don't we just use it as it is?"
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* It's the {{Xbox}}.UsefulNOtes/{{Xbox}}. It's just one word, normally capitalized. Not [=XBox=], XBOX, X-box, X-Box, or xBox. The name comes from DirectX; [=DirectX=]; When Microsoft was creating it, it was codenamed the DirectX [=DirectX=] Box, or [=DirectXbox=], and when they were trying to come up with a cool name for it, someone realized "Why don't we just use it as it is?"

* As noted by the Free Software Foundation (the main organization of the free software movement and the maintainer of the UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}}-like GNU operating system), as well as [[http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2327233,00.asp PC Magazine]], the term "PC" does not necessarily mean a computer is running Windows. For one thing, computers that come with Windows are just as capable of running a UNIX-like OS ([[FridgeLogic is a dual-boot system only half-PC?]]), and Macs ended up using roughly the same architecture after abandoning the [=PowerPC=] architecture in favor of x86 (which resulted in systems capable of running other x86-based operating systems, including Windows).
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* As noted by the Free Software Foundation (the main organization of the free software movement and the maintainer of the UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}}-like GNU operating system), as well as [[http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2327233,00.asp PC Magazine]], the term "PC" does not necessarily mean a computer is running Windows. For one thing, computers that come with Windows are just as capable of running a UNIX-like OS ([[FridgeLogic (so... is a dual-boot system only half-PC?]]), half-PC?), and Macs ended up using roughly the same architecture after abandoning the [=PowerPC=] architecture in favor of x86 (which resulted in systems capable of running other x86-based operating systems, including Windows).

* From the ''StarWars'' fandom: ** The weapons used by Jedi and Sith in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies are called ''lightsabers''[[note]]Except for that one time young Anakin refers to to Qui-Gon's saber as a "laser sword"[[/note]], not laser swords, not laser blades, and [[FelonyMisdemeanor certainly not]] "[[SpellMyNameWithAnS lightsabres]]".
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* From the ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' fandom: ** The weapons used by Jedi and Sith in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' ''Star Wars'' movies are called ''lightsabers''[[note]]Except for that one time young Anakin refers to to Qui-Gon's saber as a "laser sword"[[/note]], not laser swords, not laser blades, and [[FelonyMisdemeanor certainly not]] "[[SpellMyNameWithAnS lightsabres]]".

* Tim Burton created a giant case of BrokenBase with ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. Just ''mention'' that movie to fans of ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' and watch the [[InternetBackdraft fireworks.]] Even among those who like both movies, don't even try to say that Creator/JohnnyDepp made a better Willy Wonka (especially if you're talking to the first film's star Gene Wilder, who does ''not'' care for the Depp version). The other side of the spectrum is generally a bit calmer and more reasonable, but the Burton movie is ''not'' a remake and most certainly NOT a ripoff - and don't you ''dare'' call it that. The scriptwriter hadn't even ''seen'' the old movie, and it was a fresh adaptation of [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory the original novel]] (albeit with a few of the same departures from the book). And if you aren't aware [[AdaptationDisplacement that there was a novel]] you will be laughed at by ''both'' sections of the fandom. Then there are the literary purists that claim the book is the ''only'' true way to experience the story. All in all, this is one heck of a mess.
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* Tim Burton created a giant case of BrokenBase with ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. Just ''mention'' that movie to fans of ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' and watch the [[InternetBackdraft fireworks.]] fireworks]]. Even among those who like both movies, don't even try to say that Creator/JohnnyDepp made a better Willy Wonka (especially if you're talking to the first film's star Gene Wilder, who does ''not'' care for the Depp version). The other side of the spectrum is generally a bit calmer and more reasonable, but the Burton movie is ''not'' a remake and most certainly NOT a ripoff - and don't you ''dare'' call it that. The scriptwriter hadn't even ''seen'' the old movie, and it was a fresh adaptation of [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory the original novel]] (albeit with a few of the same departures from the book). And if you aren't aware [[AdaptationDisplacement that there was a novel]] you will be laughed at by ''both'' sections of the fandom. Then there are the literary purists that claim the book is the ''only'' true way to experience the story. All in all, this is one heck of a mess.

* Any fan of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' will not take kindly to comparisons with ''Literature/BattleRoyale''. Likewise, don't make the mistake of referring to ''Catching Fire'' and ''Mockingjay'' as ''Hunger Games 2'' and ''Hunger Games 3'', or calling Peeta Mellark ''Peter''! And for the sake of whatever you hold holy, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis DON'T. COMPARE. IT. TO.]] ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} TWILIGHT]]''.
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* Any fan of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' will not take kindly to comparisons with ''Literature/BattleRoyale''. Likewise, don't make the mistake of referring to ''Catching Fire'' and ''Mockingjay'' as ''Hunger Games 2'' and ''Hunger Games 3'', or calling Peeta Mellark ''Peter''! And for the sake of whatever you hold holy, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis DON'T. COMPARE. IT. TO.]] ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} TWILIGHT]]''.

** Another good way to get a lot of wrestling fans to respond to you is make the audacious claim that John Cena is the best wrestler ''ever'' (surpassing such icons as Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/TheUndertaker, [[IHaveManyNames Mick Foley/Cactus Jack/Mankind/Dude Love]], [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] or, God forbid, Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin) or God help you if you ask about who [[TooDumbToLive that Owen Hart fellow is...]]
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** Another good way to get a lot of wrestling fans to respond to you is make the audacious claim that John Cena is the best wrestler ''ever'' (surpassing such icons as Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/TheUndertaker, [[IHaveManyNames Mick Foley/Cactus Jack/Mankind/Dude Love]], [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] or, God forbid, Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin) or God help you if you ask about who [[TooDumbToLive that Owen Hart fellow is...]]is....
28th Jan '16 6:48:29 PM BrendanRizzo
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* Many people refuse to accept the notion that Pluto is no longer a planet, especially since it hasn't been destroyed like Alderaan. [[BrokenBase In other circles]], insisting that Pluto is still a planet will likely prompt an extended rant about how its just the largest of thousands of similar objects and [[OlderThanTheyThink isn't even the first planet to be demoted]].
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* Many people refuse to accept the notion that Pluto is no longer a planet, especially since it hasn't been destroyed like Alderaan. [[BrokenBase In other circles]], (mostly confined to those who have studied astronomy) insisting that Pluto is still a planet will likely prompt an extended rant about how its just the largest of thousands of similar objects and [[OlderThanTheyThink isn't even the first planet to be demoted]].
27th Jan '16 6:48:47 PM TT454
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24th Jan '16 10:09:44 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* Many people refuse to accept the notion that Pluto is no longer a planet, especially since it hasn't been destroyed like Alderaan.
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* Many people refuse to accept the notion that Pluto is no longer a planet, especially since it hasn't been destroyed like Alderaan. [[BrokenBase In other circles]], insisting that Pluto is still a planet will likely prompt an extended rant about how its just the largest of thousands of similar objects and [[OlderThanTheyThink isn't even the first planet to be demoted]].
24th Jan '16 8:27:02 PM BrendanRizzo
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* Never use a VirusMisnomer around microbiologists. They'll be quick to point out which diseases are viral, bacterial, or parasitic in nature. Especially because confusing a bacterium for a virus physiologically would be like confusing a bear with a flea.
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* Never use a VirusMisnomer around microbiologists. They'll be quick to point out which diseases are viral, bacterial, or parasitic in nature. Especially because confusing a bacterium for a virus physiologically would be like confusing a bear with a flea.flea, [[UpToEleven except an order of magnitude worse]].

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* Never use a VirusMisnomer around microbiologists. They'll be quick to point out which diseases are viral, bacterial, or parasitic in nature. Especially because confusing a bacterium ** Amongst rabbit owners (or any small pet, for a virus physiologically would be that matter): Do ''not'', under ANY circumstances, flip your rabbit on its back and then say that it "looks so cute when sleeping like confusing a bear that." Rabbits are prey animals, and when faced with a flea.danger will roll over and play dead. Being in this state is very stressful and unhealthy, not to mention that you're scaring the poor thing. One [=YouTuber=] found this out the hard way.
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* For the Website/GoAnimate users who make "[[YouAreGrounded Grounded]]" videos and the unironic fans of these kind of videos will tear you a new one if you defend the punished, especially if the targets are "baby show" characters such as WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}} or WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer and if the level of punishment is over the top. Feeling sorry for "baby show" characters? Preposterous!
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* The University of North Carolina and Duke University are known to be rivals among those who live near them or know enough about them. Bringing up Duke while on Carolina's campus (or vice versa), or worse, walking on either campus sporting the opposite college's apparel will often result in even the nicest of people getting cross at you, or at least picking on you about it.
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