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18th Feb '17 6:03:30 PM rva98014
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Brings us the gem of a mobster accusing Nick of selling his late mother a "Skunk's butt rug." Reaches CrossesTheLineTwice when he reveals that he ''buried'' her in that rug.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Brings us the gem of a mobster accusing Mr. Big lamenting when Nick of selling his late mother sold him the "skunk but rug", a "Skunk's butt rug." Reaches CrossesTheLineTwice when phrase he reveals repeats several times, revealing that he ''buried'' her his grandmother in that rug."skunk but rug".
6th Jan '17 7:08:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Observe this trope in live action! There is a famous German TakeThat against modern art, "Kunst kommt von Können, käme sie von Wollen, hieße sie Wulst" [[note]] mechanic translation: "Art comes from ableness, if it came from wanting, it would be named bulge" -- of course this ruins the joke considering "Kunst" as sort of a plusquamperfect infinitive of "können", likewise "Wulst" of "wollen" [[/note]], attributed to every Tom, Dick and Harry. This version is the earliest reported; the variant "Wunst" is no German word and never caught on. But in todays oral conversation, you will now always hear "Wurst", sausage. [[note]] Oral! The "Wurst" version is ''not'' googleable![[/note]] It partly ruins the "mechanic" of the joke, but it's [[FreudWasRight (somehow) funnier.]]

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* Observe this trope in live action! There is a famous German TakeThat against modern art, "Kunst kommt von Können, käme sie von Wollen, hieße sie Wulst" [[note]] mechanic translation: "Art comes from ableness, if it came from wanting, it would be named bulge" -- of course this ruins the joke considering "Kunst" as sort of a plusquamperfect infinitive of "können", likewise "Wulst" of "wollen" [[/note]], attributed to every Tom, Dick and Harry. This version is the earliest reported; the variant "Wunst" is no German word and never caught on. But in todays oral conversation, you will now always hear "Wurst", sausage. [[note]] Oral! The "Wurst" version is ''not'' googleable![[/note]] It partly ruins the "mechanic" of the joke, but it's [[FreudWasRight (somehow) funnier.]]
17th Dec '16 4:34:15 AM DeepRed
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* In a similar case, during the recording of DefLeppard's "Rock of Ages", producer Mutt Lange originally planned to start the song with "1-2-3-4". But in a case of ThrowItIn, Lange mouthed out the [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign German-sounding nonsense phrase]], "Gunter glieben glauchen globen", which the band members found amusing and made the song stand out even further.
14th Dec '16 8:19:19 AM ChaoticQueen
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' introduces quarian Admiral Zaal'Koris vas '''Qwib-Qwib'''. [[BerserkButton Don't ask about the name]].

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' introduces quarian Admiral Zaal'Koris vas '''Qwib-Qwib'''. [[BerserkButton [[TemptingFate Don't ask about the name]].
2nd Dec '16 4:58:28 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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-->I'm at home, sitting in front of my computer in my underwear, trying to decide which animal name is funnier, 'hamster' or 'gerbil.'" ("Answer: 'weasel.'")

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-->I'm at home, sitting in front of my computer in my underwear, trying to decide which animal name is funnier, 'hamster' or 'gerbil.'" ' ("Answer: 'weasel.'")
26th Nov '16 8:24:52 PM StevieC
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** Atkinson has a particularly impressive ability to make just about any word into one of these, solely by his use of inflection.
14th Oct '16 9:47:25 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* "Banang", a fictional powdered fruit drink that first appeared in Telltale Games' ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''games, and quickly became something of a running gag. Sam seems to think it's hilarious, but Max [[NeverSayThatAgain quickly gets tired of the gag]].

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* "Banang", a fictional powdered fruit drink that first appeared in Telltale Games' ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''games, ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' games, and quickly became something of a running gag. Sam seems to think it's hilarious, but Max [[NeverSayThatAgain quickly gets tired of the gag]].



* Taokaka's name is flat out stupid for spanish speaking players of ''VideoGame/BlazblueCalamityTrigger'', due the -kaka sounds exactly how the word poop is pronounced, it becomes a gold-mine of {{Narm}} when it's known there's a whole clan called the Kaka clan.

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* Taokaka's name is flat out stupid for spanish speaking players of ''VideoGame/BlazblueCalamityTrigger'', ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger'', due the -kaka sounds exactly how the word poop is pronounced, it becomes a gold-mine of {{Narm}} when it's known there's a whole clan called the Kaka clan.
9th Oct '16 12:25:20 AM sgamer82
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* [[VideoGame/BlazblueCalamityTrigger Taokaka]]'s name is flat out stupid for spanish speakers, due the -kaka sounds exactly how the word poop is pronounced, it becomes a gold-mine of {{Narm}} when it's known there's a whole clan called the Kaka clan.

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* [[VideoGame/BlazblueCalamityTrigger Taokaka]]'s Taokaka's name is flat out stupid for spanish speakers, speaking players of ''VideoGame/BlazblueCalamityTrigger'', due the -kaka sounds exactly how the word poop is pronounced, it becomes a gold-mine of {{Narm}} when it's known there's a whole clan called the Kaka clan.clan.
* On the fifth night of ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'', your MissionControl asks you to type in what kind of gift basket you'd like to be given at the end of your first week, at which point the RunningGag of the glitchy console auto-correcting your responses in absurd ways gives you "Exotic Butters". The hidden ending features a basket full of sticks of butter in the background, one of which has a gift bow on it, and you gain an option in the extras menu of a picture of that basket of butter which, when clicked, just repeatedly says "Exotic butters".
23rd Sep '16 3:23:12 PM StarSword
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* Landlubber Midshipman Literature/AlexisCarew trying to learn naval terminology in the first book leads to a bit of this.
-->'''Alexis:''' ''(reading the name of a structural segment off her tablet)'' "Forward-twelve-port, first ''futtock''"? Now you're just making things up!
20th Sep '16 2:17:48 PM Blazer
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* Two sequences in ''Film/BeavisAndButtHeadDoAmerica'' would put the duo on the seniors' touring bus and, as they would pass by different cities, they would all be InherentlyFunnyWords.
--->'''Butt-Head''' (''passes by a sign reading "Butte"'') Butt. (''passes by a sign reading "Weippe"'') Wipe.
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