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20th Feb '17 6:52:14 PM Lullaby22
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* Barry Allen of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' apparently has a habit of these, as shown when he shows up late to a crime scene:
-->'''Captain Singh:''' What is it this time, Mr. Allen? Before you answer, I should remind you that your last excuse was car trouble. Want to know why that one was particularly memorable?\\
'''Barry:''' I do not own a car.
19th Feb '17 8:45:46 AM AgProv
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* The classic sexual euphemisms "gathering nuts in May" and "looking for cuckoo nests" are both examples of this; nut-bearing plants don't bear fruit that early, and cuckoos don't build their own nests.

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* The classic sexual euphemisms "gathering nuts in May" and "looking "[[Music/SteeleyeSpan looking for cuckoo nests" nests]]" are both examples of this; nut-bearing plants don't bear fruit that early, and cuckoos don't build their own nests.
18th Feb '17 4:10:34 PM dunicha
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:: Note that this is late at night and Shelby, Clark's dog, is in Smallville, not Metropolis.

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:: Note **Note that this is late at night and Shelby, Clark's dog, is in Smallville, not Metropolis.
14th Feb '17 9:21:37 PM Lullaby22
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* Barry Allen of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' apparently has a habit of these, as shown when he shows up late to a crime scene:
-->'''Captain Singh:''' What is it this time, Mr. Allen? Before you answer, I should remind you that your last excuse was car trouble. Want to know why that one was particularly memorable?\\
'''Barry:''' I do not own a car.
12th Feb '17 6:56:26 PM SteveMB
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Usually of the mundane "Well, I'm off to work," "I think I'll call it a night," "Gotta use the head," "GoingToTheStore" type of comment, rarely related to the plot. The British or TheRoaringTwenties equivalent would be "I have to see a man about a horse (or dog)".[[note]]This was also an UnusualEuphemism for needing to use the toilet.[[/note]] If the character is TheDitz, a BadLiar, or simply ''desperate'' to get away, they may come up with a less plausible excuse, like "I think I hear my mother calling me" or "I need to take my goldfish to the vet." Particularly desperate and / or dimwitted characters might even [[BuffySpeak come up with either something absolutely nonsensical]], or might just abandon the whole 'reason' part of the reason ("I have to go over there, for... some reason." or "I have to go be somewhere else") When a character wants the remaining characters to [[LampshadeHanging know what they are up to]], they'll often go with a blatantly transparent "I have a thing with a guy" excuse.

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Usually of the mundane "Well, I'm off to work," "I think I'll call it a night," "Gotta use the head," "GoingToTheStore" type of comment, rarely related to the plot. The British or TheRoaringTwenties equivalent would be "I have to see a man about a horse (or dog)".[[note]]This was also an UnusualEuphemism for needing to use the toilet.[[/note]] If the character is TheDitz, a BadLiar, or simply ''desperate'' to get away, they may come up with a less plausible excuse, like "I think I hear my mother calling me" or "I need to take my goldfish to the vet." Particularly desperate and / or dimwitted characters might even [[BuffySpeak come up with either something absolutely nonsensical]], or might just abandon the whole 'reason' part of the reason ("I have to go over there, for... some reason." or "I have to go be somewhere else") else"). Alternatively, a clever DeadpanSnarker may offer a blatantly nonsensical excuse as a form of deliberate snub. When a character wants the remaining characters to [[LampshadeHanging know what they are up to]], they'll often go with a blatantly transparent "I have a thing with a guy" excuse.


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* Creator/OscarWilde is said to have turned down an invitation because it conflicted with "a subsequent engagement" (i.e. he didn't have anything currently scheduled for that time, but he intended to be doing ''something, anything'' else).
12th Feb '17 6:40:49 PM SteveMB
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** Similarly, Americans gave hilarious responses when Trump put out a Facebook invite to his inauguration. [[http://distractify.com/humor/2017/01/17/trump-inauguration-excuses]]

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** Similarly, Americans gave [[http://distractify.com/humor/2017/01/17/trump-inauguration-excuses hilarious responses responses]] when Trump put out a Facebook invite to his inauguration. [[http://distractify.com/humor/2017/01/17/trump-inauguration-excuses]]inauguration.
1st Feb '17 5:31:12 PM TheSinful
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* In ''FanFic/Article2'' Celestia excuses herself saying she left her sewing machine on fire.
19th Jan '17 1:58:52 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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** Speaking of, when confronted with the possibility of watching ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', Luke claims he left his water running, which you'd think would be IHaveToWashMyHair, and then he adds "in Canada", putting it in this trope (this was taking place at an American convention).

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** Speaking of, when confronted with the possibility of watching ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', Luke Kinley claims he she left his her water running, which you'd think would be IHaveToWashMyHair, and then he she adds "in Canada", putting it in this trope (this was taking place at an American convention).
18th Jan '17 9:25:41 PM shinyumbreon13
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** Similarly, Americans gave hilarious responses when Trump put out a Facebook invite to his inauguration. [[http://distractify.com/humor/2017/01/17/trump-inauguration-excuses]]
8th Jan '17 4:57:21 AM StarTropes
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* [[TheComicallySerious Worf]] pulls a preemptive one in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' when he learns that Keiko O'Brien is pregnant. Having played the DeliveryGuy during her MaternityCrisis, Bashir suggests that in seven months, he can help out with baby #2.
--> "Seven months? Unfortunately, I will be away from the station at that time. Far away. Visiting my parents. On Earth."
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