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20th Sep '17 12:50:10 PM SeptimusHeap
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* From ''AskANinja'':

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14th Sep '17 1:20:19 AM BigKlingy
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* Shi-Long Lang's "Lang Zi Says" quotes in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' eventually degenerate into this, so much so that he stops trying.
-->'''Lang:''' Lang-Zi Says: Just go already!
28th Aug '17 11:39:37 AM livestockgeorge
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** Actually, that's a Henry David Thoreau quote, but whether it counts as this trope in the original context is a matter of opinion.
4th Jul '17 11:40:06 AM Trooper924
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-->'''Dai Shi:''' "...WeWillMeetAgain." ''[[VillainExitStageLeft (Teleports away)]]''

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-->'''Dai Shi:''' "...WeWillMeetAgain." [[WeWillMeetAgain We will meet again.]]" ''[[VillainExitStageLeft (Teleports away)]]''
3rd Jul '17 10:38:18 AM Trooper924
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in an episode of ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' by [[EccentricMentor R.J.]] who delivers one to [[BigBad Dai Shi]] after a fight, [[{{Troll}} just to mess with him.]]
-->'''Dai Shi:''' "Consider this a draw, but hear me Wolf Master: tomorrow is another day!"
-->'''R.J.:''' "And tomorrow, today will be yesterday!"
-->'''Dai Shi:''' "...WeWillMeetAgain." ''[[VillainExitStageLeft (Teleports away)]]''
-->'''R.J.:''' ''(To his father)'' [[LampshadeHanging "I always like to leave my enemies with a confusing thought."]]
16th Jun '17 5:01:34 AM Trooper924
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** To elaborate, Souji had an endless supply of profound sounding quotes made by his [[TheGhost never seen grandmother]] which he readily used at every opportunity--even if they were only tangentially related to the matter at hand.
15th Jun '17 4:05:29 PM Anddrix
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* The increasingly trite sayings given by The Sphinx in ''Film/MysteryMen''. For example: "When you can balance a tack hammer on your head, you will head off your foes with a balanced attack." [[GenreSavvy Mr. Furious]] later [[LampshadeHanging points out to the others]] that the Sphinx's koans are just rearranging the words in a given question asked him. [[OnlySaneMan Nobody else seems to see his point]]. Lampshaded when Sphinx tries to get Furious to calm down:

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* The increasingly trite sayings given by The Sphinx in ''Film/MysteryMen''. For example: "When you can balance a tack hammer on your head, you will head off your foes with a balanced attack." [[GenreSavvy Mr. Furious]] Furious later [[LampshadeHanging points out to the others]] that the Sphinx's koans are just rearranging the words in a given question asked him. [[OnlySaneMan Nobody else seems to see his point]]. Lampshaded when Sphinx tries to get Furious to calm down:
8th Jun '17 1:52:31 PM name_already_chosen
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* A common practice amongst real life TricksterMentor teachers is to toss a few Ice Cream Koans in among the genuine Koans. This both tests the student to see whether he or she was really paying attention and forces the student to learn to differentiate real wisdom from what merely pretends to be wise.
28th May '17 4:47:14 PM DaibhidC
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** The [[SpySpeak passwords]] for the secret society in ''Guards! Guards!'' are meaningless phrases that the society thought sounded wise, like "The significant owl hoots in the night" and "Yet verily the rose is within the thorn." This is then repeatedly lampshaded when ''several'' secret societies meet in the same street (or the same building at different times) and are so similar that a newcomer only realizes halfway through the password exchange that he's at the wrong door.

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** The [[SpySpeak passwords]] for the secret society in ''Guards! Guards!'' ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' are meaningless phrases that the society thought sounded wise, like "The significant owl hoots in the night" and "Yet verily the rose is within the thorn." This is then repeatedly lampshaded when ''several'' secret societies meet in the same street (or the same building at different times) and are so similar that a newcomer only realizes halfway through the password exchange that he's at the wrong door.
28th May '17 4:46:49 PM DaibhidC
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** The [[SpySpeak passwords]] for the secret society in ''Guards! Guards!'' are meaningless phrases that the society thought sounded wise, like "The significant owl hoots in the night" and "Yet verily the rose is within the thorn."
** This is then repeatedly lampshaded when ''several'' secret societies meet in the same street (or the same building at different times) and are so similar that a newcomer only realizes halfway through the password exchange that he's at the wrong door.
** Also the scene in ''Mort'' where Princess Keli consults Cutwell and they decide to try the Discworld equivalent of I Ching. They get no information at all from "at evening the mollusc is silent among the almond blossom," and Cutwell concludes it probably lost something in translation.

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** The [[SpySpeak passwords]] for the secret society in ''Guards! Guards!'' are meaningless phrases that the society thought sounded wise, like "The significant owl hoots in the night" and "Yet verily the rose is within the thorn."
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" This is then repeatedly lampshaded when ''several'' secret societies meet in the same street (or the same building at different times) and are so similar that a newcomer only realizes halfway through the password exchange that he's at the wrong door.
** Also the scene in ''Mort'' ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'' where Princess Keli consults Cutwell and they decide to try the Discworld equivalent of I Ching. They get no information at all from "at evening the mollusc is silent among the almond blossom," and Cutwell concludes it probably lost something in translation.
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