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29th Oct '17 5:37:52 PM Creek719
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** Real-life ''Bionicle'' example, no longer in effect: the Toa carried ''tools'', not ''weapons''. LEGO was very cautious about this, because the word "weapon" apparently carries a less family-friendly meaning. When their violence-policy changed around 2006, it became free to use, and, just as well, the storyline suddenly became a lot more gorier.

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** Real-life ''Bionicle'' example, no longer in effect: the Toa carried ''tools'', not ''weapons''. LEGO was very cautious about this, because the word "weapon" apparently carries a less family-friendly meaning. When their violence-policy changed around 2006, it became free to use, and, just as well, the storyline suddenly became a lot more gorier.DarkerAndEdgier.
1st Jul '17 4:45:15 PM nombretomado
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** "Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo" was the first child's name, according to TheOtherWiki. While claimed to be Chinese, about the only thing anybody agrees on about the tale's origins is the impossibility of it being Chinese.

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** "Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo" was the first child's name, according to TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki. While claimed to be Chinese, about the only thing anybody agrees on about the tale's origins is the impossibility of it being Chinese.
28th Apr '17 1:03:09 AM Chariset
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** BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: Character insists on a euphamism to cover up a negative word.

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** BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: Character insists on a euphamism euphemism to cover up a negative word.reality.
27th Mar '17 6:11:10 AM Carnel
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', some of [[LawfulEvil Asmodeus's]] knights call themselves paladins. Likewise, many paladins across multiple settings refer to themselves as knights, extending to ''TabletopGame/{{DungeonsAndDragons}}''. The class that is often attributed to be the representation of a basic knight is internally called a ''cavalier''.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', some of [[LawfulEvil Asmodeus's]] knights call themselves paladins. Likewise, many paladins across multiple settings refer to themselves as knights, extending to ''TabletopGame/{{DungeonsAndDragons}}''. ''[[TabletopGame/{{DungeonsAndDragons}} Dungeons & Dragons]]''. The class that is often attributed to be the representation of a basic knight is internally called a ''cavalier''.''cavalier'', even if the term is never used in-setting.
27th Mar '17 6:07:49 AM Carnel
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', some of [[LawfulEvil Asmodeus's]] knights call themselves paladins. Likewise, many paladins across multiple settings refer to themselves as knights, extending to ''TabletopGame{{DungeonsAndDragons}}''. The class that is often attributed to be the representation of a basic knight is internally called a ''cavalier''.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', some of [[LawfulEvil Asmodeus's]] knights call themselves paladins. Likewise, many paladins across multiple settings refer to themselves as knights, extending to ''TabletopGame{{DungeonsAndDragons}}''.''TabletopGame/{{DungeonsAndDragons}}''. The class that is often attributed to be the representation of a basic knight is internally called a ''cavalier''.
27th Mar '17 6:07:15 AM Carnel
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', some of [[LawfulEvil Asmodeus's]] knights call themselves paladins.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', some of [[LawfulEvil Asmodeus's]] knights call themselves paladins. Likewise, many paladins across multiple settings refer to themselves as knights, extending to ''TabletopGame{{DungeonsAndDragons}}''. The class that is often attributed to be the representation of a basic knight is internally called a ''cavalier''.
20th Feb '17 8:44:34 PM PaulA
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* ''Theatre/The25thAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee'': William Barfee constantly reminds Panch and Peretti that [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY his name is always pronounced Bar-]]''[[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY FAY]]''[[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY . There's an acute accent.]]

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* ''Theatre/The25thAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee'': ''Theatre/TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee'': William Barfee Barfée constantly reminds Panch and Peretti that [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY his name is always pronounced Bar-]]''[[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY FAY]]''[[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY .Bar-''FAY''. There's an acute accent.]]
20th Feb '17 10:41:24 AM StFan
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!!Example Subpages, Not Sections on Where This Trope Pops up in Assorted Media

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!!Example Subpages, Not Sections on Where This Trope Pops up in Assorted Media
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* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Anime And Manga}} Please Refer to Anime and Manga, Not to Japanese Cartoons on TV and in Graphic Novels Respectively.]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Comic Books}} "Comic Books" Sounds Better than "Mass-Produced Drawings Loosely Formatted into a Story."]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Fan Works}} Here Is a Collection of Fan Works, NOT Alternate Adventures Enthusiasts Wrote.]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Animated Films}} They're Animated Films, Not Extended Cartoons!]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/LiveActionFilms I Would Like It if You Said "Live-Action Films," Because "Comedic or Dramatized Extended Life Snapshots" Sounds Kind of Pretentious.]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Literature}} We DO NOT Deal with Novels. We Deal with LITERATURE!]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/LiveActionTV This Isn't Stuff Real Actors Imitate on the Idiot Box. This Is Live-Action TV, and You Would Do Well to Call It by Its Proper Name.]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Music}} I Like "Music" Better than "A Rhythmic Selection of Notes".]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Professional Wrestling}} Professional Wrestling, Not a Bunch of Men Headlocking Each Other for Fun and Profit. It Disgusts the Enterprise's Fans that You Would Call It That.]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Religion}} Not a Way of Life. My Religion!óor Maybe Faith.]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Video Games}} "Interactive Simulations of Reality" Doesn't Quite Capture the Essence of the Medium the Way "Video Games" Does.]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Web Comics}} Kindly Call Them Web Comics as Opposed to Digitized Scribbles.]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Web Original}} It's ORIGINAL Internet Content, Read: NOT. UPLOADED. BRAINSTORMS.]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Western Animation}} Do Not Call It Cartoons from the Americas and Europe. Call it Western Animation. The Word "Cartoons" Sickens the Good People of Those Continents.]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Real Life}} It Is Not Nonfiction. It's Real Life.]]

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* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Anime And Manga}} Please Refer to Anime and Manga, Not to Japanese Cartoons on TV and in Graphic Novels Respectively.]]
InsistentTerminology/AnimeAndManga
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Comic Books}} "Comic Books" Sounds Better than "Mass-Produced Drawings Loosely Formatted into a Story."]]
InsistentTerminology/ComicBooks
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Fan Works}} Here Is a Collection of Fan Works, NOT Alternate Adventures Enthusiasts Wrote.]]
InsistentTerminology/FanWorks
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Animated Films}} They're Animated Films, Not Extended Cartoons!]]
[[InsistentTerminology/AnimatedFilms Films ó Animation]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/LiveActionFilms I Would Like It if You Said "Live-Action Films," Because "Comedic or Dramatized Extended Life Snapshots" Sounds Kind of Pretentious.]]
Films ó Live-Action]]
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Literature}} We DO NOT Deal with Novels. We Deal with LITERATURE!]]
InsistentTerminology/{{Literature}}
* [[InsistentTerminology/LiveActionTV This Isn't Stuff Real Actors Imitate on the Idiot Box. This Is Live-Action TV, and You Would Do Well to Call It by Its Proper Name.]]
InsistentTerminology/LiveActionTV
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Music}} I Like "Music" Better than "A Rhythmic Selection of Notes".]]
InsistentTerminology/{{Music}}
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Professional Wrestling}} Professional Wrestling, Not a Bunch of Men Headlocking Each Other for Fun and Profit. It Disgusts the Enterprise's Fans that You Would Call It That.]]
InsistentTerminology/MythsAndReligion
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Religion}} Not a Way of Life. My Religion!óor Maybe Faith.]]
InsistentTerminology/ProWrestling
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Video Games}} "Interactive Simulations of Reality" Doesn't Quite Capture the Essence of the Medium the Way "Video Games" Does.]]
InsistentTerminology/VideoGames
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Web Comics}} Kindly Call Them Web Comics as Opposed to Digitized Scribbles.]]
InsistentTerminology/WebComics
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Web Original}} It's ORIGINAL Internet Content, Read: NOT. UPLOADED. BRAINSTORMS.]]
InsistentTerminology/WebOriginal
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Western Animation}} Do Not Call It Cartoons from the Americas and Europe. Call it Western Animation. The Word "Cartoons" Sickens the Good People of Those Continents.]]
InsistentTerminology/WesternAnimation
* [[InsistentTerminology/{{Real Life}} It Is Not Nonfiction. It's Real Life.]]InsistentTerminology/RealLife



!!Other Examples:



[[folder:This is not Advertising. This is Marketing Communication.]]

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[[folder:This is not Advertising. This is Marketing Communication.]][[folder:Advertising]]



-->'''Girl''': I'm not a babysitter; I'm a domestic caregiver.\\
'''Man''': I'm not a clown; I'm a child entertainer.\\
'''Red''': I'm not a plain M&M; I am a milk chocolate M&M.

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-->'''Girl''': -->'''Girl:''' I'm not a babysitter; I'm a domestic caregiver.\\
'''Man''': '''Man:''' I'm not a clown; I'm a child entertainer.\\
'''Red''': '''Red:''' I'm not a plain M&M; I am a milk chocolate M&M.



[[folder:Fan fiction is so last year. They are Emulative Works.]]
* [[FanFic/LilyAndTheArtOfBeingSisyphus Wizard Lenin]] asserts on multiple occasions that he has a name. It is Tom Riddle. Or Lord Voldemort if you feel like groveling a bit. But, no, Lily knows that it doesn't fit his sense of gravitas- he is Wizard Lenin and ''Wizard Lenin'' he shall be.
* In ''{{FanFic/Vapors}}'' Aiko Uzumaki refers to Kakashi as "shishou," and ''only'' Kakashi. When Jiraiya tries to make him call her that, she snaps at him and only uses "sensei".
* ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'':
**
-->'''Chiara:''' I'm not flat! [[ACupAngst Just in development]]!
** And in episode 15...
-->'''Ayameko:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis IT! WASN'T! A! DATE!]] Just a stupid fancy dinner! Nothing else!
* Itís Portunes! In the {{Worm}} fanfic {{ASkitteringHeart}} the hero Assault forgets Taylorís cape name (Portunes) when giving a TV interview after meeting her and he calls her Keynote. Everyone subsequently calls Taylor Keynote despite her constant attempts to correct them.

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[[folder:Fan fiction is so last year. They are Emulative Works.]]
[[folder:Comedy]]
* [[FanFic/LilyAndTheArtOfBeingSisyphus Wizard Lenin]] asserts on multiple occasions Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy once ran into a renowned UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} director at a bar, and wondered if he could ask him a question about Bollywood. The director became very angry and said that he has a name. It is Tom Riddle. Or Lord Voldemort if you feel like groveling a bit. But, no, Lily knows considers "Bollywood" an offensive term, and that it doesn't fit the proper term is "Indian Cinema". Danny profusely apologized, saying he had no idea, and wondered if he could still ask his sense of gravitas- he is Wizard Lenin and ''Wizard Lenin'' he shall be.
* In ''{{FanFic/Vapors}}'' Aiko Uzumaki refers to Kakashi as "shishou," and ''only'' Kakashi. When Jiraiya tries to make
question. The director gives him call her that, she snaps at him and only uses "sensei".
* ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'':
**
-->'''Chiara:''' I'm not flat! [[ACupAngst Just in development]]!
** And in episode 15...
-->'''Ayameko:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis IT! WASN'T! A! DATE!]] Just a stupid fancy dinner! Nothing else!
* Itís Portunes! In
permission, so Danny asks "Why is... '''''Indian Cinema'''''... shit?". Needless to say, the {{Worm}} fanfic {{ASkitteringHeart}} director wasn't any happier now that Danny was using the hero Assault forgets Taylorís cape name (Portunes) when giving a TV interview after meeting her and he calls her Keynote. Everyone subsequently calls Taylor Keynote despite her constant attempts to correct them.proper term.



[[folder:"Folklore" Carries Fewer Negative Connotations than "Tales Common to One People"]]
* In one folk tale, it's said that the Chinese used to give extravagant names to their firstborn sons but very plain names to their younger children. So when Chang, the second-born, sees his brother, Tikki-tikki-tembo-no-sa-rembo-chari-bari-ruchi-pip-peri-pembo, fall into the well, he tries to tell his mother... only to be repeatedly told to give his brother the proper respect by saying his name ''properly''. In the aftermath (the kid was alive, but suffered a terrible cold), the Chinese culture changed to where even firstborns had short, sensible names... like Chang.
** "Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo" was the first child's name, according to TheOtherWiki. While claimed to be Chinese, about the only thing anybody agrees on about the tale's origins is the impossibility of it being Chinese.
** In the original version of the story, Tikki-Tikki-Tembo died because his brother kept running out of breath trying to say the absurdly long name and had to start all over again each time he tried to say it.
** It may originate from the Japanese folktale/comedy piece of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugemu Jugemu]]... short for Jugemu Jugemu Gokō-no surikire Kaijarisuigyo-no Suigyōmatsu Unraimatsu Fūraimatsu Kuunerutokoro-ni Sumutokoro Yaburakōji-no burakōji Paipopaipo Paipo-no-shūringan Shūringan-no Gūrindai Gūrindai-no Ponpokopī-no Ponpokonā-no Chōkyūmei-no Chōsuke.
** The story has been retold numerous times, both by word of mouth and in published form, and has acquired a large number of variations because of it. Versions differ on whether the child lives or dies, and the specific manner in which his rescue is delayed varies as well (though it is always due to multiple repetitions of the very long name). The various names attributed to the unfortunate kid include Nikki Nikki Tembo No So Rembo Oo Ma Moochi Gamma Gamma Goochi, Sticky Sticky Stumbo Nos E Rumbo E Pro Pennyo Hara Bara Brisko Nicky Prom Po Nish No Menyo Dumbricko, and Ikky Bikky Stumbo Nozo Rumbo Addy Baddy Basco Tana Rama Tasco, among others. There are even non-Chinese versions, which in retrospect show their roots a bit, such as "Eddie Coochie Catchie Cama Toka Nera Toka Noka Sama Kama Wacky Brown".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:They Are Newspaper Comics, ''Not'' Funny Pages]]

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[[folder:"Folklore" Carries Fewer Negative Connotations than "Tales Common to One People"]]
* In one folk tale, it's said that the Chinese used to give extravagant names to their firstborn sons but very plain names to their younger children. So when Chang, the second-born, sees his brother, Tikki-tikki-tembo-no-sa-rembo-chari-bari-ruchi-pip-peri-pembo, fall into the well, he tries to tell his mother... only to be repeatedly told to give his brother the proper respect by saying his name ''properly''. In the aftermath (the kid was alive, but suffered a terrible cold), the Chinese culture changed to where even firstborns had short, sensible names... like Chang.
** "Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo" was the first child's name, according to TheOtherWiki. While claimed to be Chinese, about the only thing anybody agrees on about the tale's origins is the impossibility of it being Chinese.
** In the original version of the story, Tikki-Tikki-Tembo died because his brother kept running out of breath trying to say the absurdly long name and had to start all over again each time he tried to say it.
** It may originate from the Japanese folktale/comedy piece of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugemu Jugemu]]... short for Jugemu Jugemu Gokō-no surikire Kaijarisuigyo-no Suigyōmatsu Unraimatsu Fūraimatsu Kuunerutokoro-ni Sumutokoro Yaburakōji-no burakōji Paipopaipo Paipo-no-shūringan Shūringan-no Gūrindai Gūrindai-no Ponpokopī-no Ponpokonā-no Chōkyūmei-no Chōsuke.
** The story has been retold numerous times, both by word of mouth and in published form, and has acquired a large number of variations because of it. Versions differ on whether the child lives or dies, and the specific manner in which his rescue is delayed varies as well (though it is always due to multiple repetitions of the very long name). The various names attributed to the unfortunate kid include Nikki Nikki Tembo No So Rembo Oo Ma Moochi Gamma Gamma Goochi, Sticky Sticky Stumbo Nos E Rumbo E Pro Pennyo Hara Bara Brisko Nicky Prom Po Nish No Menyo Dumbricko, and Ikky Bikky Stumbo Nozo Rumbo Addy Baddy Basco Tana Rama Tasco, among others. There are even non-Chinese versions, which in retrospect show their roots a bit, such as "Eddie Coochie Catchie Cama Toka Nera Toka Noka Sama Kama Wacky Brown".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:They Are Newspaper Comics, ''Not'' Funny Pages]]
[[folder:Comic Strips]]



* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'': [[http://garfield.com/us-acres/1991-06-29 Booker was afraid he and a worm would fall off a cliff. From that height, the worm believed "'plummet' would be more like it".]]

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* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'': ''ComicStrip/USAcres'':
**
[[http://garfield.com/us-acres/1991-06-29 Booker was afraid he and a worm would fall off a cliff. From that height, the worm believed "'plummet' would be more like it".]]



* One ''{{Peanuts}}'' strip where Snoopy's three brothers came to visit him had two examples in one strip, as they were in the waiting room:
-->'''Andy:''' If we're brothers, how come I'm so furry, Spike is so skinny, and Olaf is so fat?
-->'''Spike:''' I'm not skinny, I'm ''trim''!
-->'''Olaf:''' And I'm not fat!
-->'''Spike:''' You're not fat?
-->'''Olaf:''' I'm roly-poly!

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* One ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip where Snoopy's three brothers came to visit him had has two examples in one strip, as they were are in the waiting room:
-->'''Andy:''' If we're brothers, how come I'm so furry, Spike is so skinny, and Olaf is so fat?
-->'''Spike:'''
fat?\\
'''Spike:'''
I'm not skinny, I'm ''trim''!
-->'''Olaf:'''
''trim''!\\
'''Olaf:'''
And I'm not fat!
-->'''Spike:'''
fat!\\
'''Spike:'''
You're not fat?
-->'''Olaf:'''
fat?\\
'''Olaf:'''
I'm roly-poly!



[[folder:They're not Puppet Shows. They're programs featuring life-like figures attached to strings.]]
* On "Rabbit's Happy Birthday Party" from ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh The Book of Pooh]]'', Pooh and Piglet get lost while trying to get to Rabbit's house. Pooh, however, assures Piglet that they're not lost. They just have no idea where they are.
-->'''Piglet''': (''sighs with relief'') At least we're not lost. ... But, uh, what will we do?

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[[folder:They're not Puppet Shows. They're programs featuring life-like figures attached to strings.]]
[[folder:Fan Works]]
* On "Rabbit's Happy Birthday Party" from ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh The Book of Pooh]]'', Pooh and Piglet get lost while trying to get to Rabbit's house. Pooh, however, assures Piglet [[FanFic/LilyAndTheArtOfBeingSisyphus Wizard Lenin]] asserts on multiple occasions that they're he has a name. It is Tom Riddle. Or Lord Voldemort if you feel like groveling a bit. But, no, Lily knows that it doesn't fit his sense of gravitas- he is Wizard Lenin and ''Wizard Lenin'' he shall be.
* In ''FanFic/{{Vapors}}'' Aiko Uzumaki refers to Kakashi as "shishou," and ''only'' Kakashi. When Jiraiya tries to make him call her that, she snaps at him and only uses "sensei".
* ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'':
**
--->'''Chiara:''' I'm
not lost. They just have no idea where they are.
-->'''Piglet''': (''sighs
flat! [[ACupAngst Just in development]]!
** And in episode 15...
--->'''Ayameko:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis IT! WASN'T! A! DATE!]] Just a stupid fancy dinner! Nothing else!
* "It's Portunes!" In the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ASkitteringHeart'' the hero Assault forgets Taylor's cape name (Portunes) when giving a TV interview after meeting her and he calls her Keynote. Everyone subsequently calls Taylor Keynote despite her constant attempts to correct them.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony''. The episode "Gelatin Swingsets" has a running gag
with relief'') At least we're not lost. ... But, uh, what will we do?Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo arguing over the proper shortened form of "gelatin": "jelly" or "jello".
* ''WebVideo/ScootertrixTheAbridged'':
** Rarity always corrects "noodles" to "spaghetti noodles". (In reality, there's no consensus on the distinction between spaghetti and noodles). Spike makes the same correction in episode 13.
** Celestia is very insistent on the correct pronunciation of "Grand Galloping Gala"[[note]] As in the hammiest way possible.[[/note]] (although it's also likely that she's doing it on purpose to mess with Luna).



[[folder:Programs sent through long wavelength electromagnetic radiation transmissions, not Radio]]
* Mrs. Banting in ''Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry'' is ''not'' Ministry's janitor or a charwoman, she's a hygiene operative.
* In the ''Series/CharliesAngels'' episode "Toni's Boys" strip club owner Jade Allen says that Arnie's an exotic dancer and not a stripper when she, Kris and male Angel Bob Sorenson are watching him [[YouCanLeaveYourHatOn rehearse]] Kris than agrees that's a better job title:
-->'''Jade:''' Arnie's my class act.
-->'''Kris:''' Yeah, a real Creator/FredAstaire!
-->'''Bob:''' He's a [[ChippendalesDancers male stripper]].
-->'''Jade:''' Er, he prefers to be called an exotic dancer.
-->'''Kris:''' Oh, yes. It's much better.

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[[folder:Programs sent through long wavelength electromagnetic radiation transmissions, not Radio]]
[[folder:Folklore]]
* Mrs. Banting in ''Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry'' is ''not'' Ministry's janitor or a charwoman, she's a hygiene operative.
*
In one folk tale, it's said that the Chinese used to give extravagant names to their firstborn sons but very plain names to their younger children. So when Chang, the second-born, sees his brother, Tikki-tikki-tembo-no-sa-rembo-chari-bari-ruchi-pip-peri-pembo, fall into the well, he tries to tell his mother... only to be repeatedly told to give his brother the proper respect by saying his name ''properly''. In the ''Series/CharliesAngels'' episode "Toni's Boys" strip club owner Jade Allen says that Arnie's an exotic dancer and not aftermath (the kid was alive, but suffered a stripper when she, Kris and male Angel Bob Sorenson are watching him [[YouCanLeaveYourHatOn rehearse]] Kris than terrible cold), the Chinese culture changed to where even firstborns had short, sensible names... like Chang.
** "Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo" was the first child's name, according to TheOtherWiki. While claimed to be Chinese, about the only thing anybody
agrees that's a better job title:
-->'''Jade:''' Arnie's my class act.
-->'''Kris:''' Yeah, a real Creator/FredAstaire!
-->'''Bob:''' He's a [[ChippendalesDancers male stripper]].
-->'''Jade:''' Er,
on about the tale's origins is the impossibility of it being Chinese.
** In the original version of the story, Tikki-Tikki-Tembo died because his brother kept running out of breath trying to say the absurdly long name and had to start all over again each time
he prefers tried to be called an exotic dancer.
-->'''Kris:''' Oh, yes. It's much better.
say it.
** It may originate from the Japanese folktale/comedy piece of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugemu Jugemu]]... short for Jugemu Jugemu Gokō-no surikire Kaijarisuigyo-no Suigyōmatsu Unraimatsu Fūraimatsu Kuunerutokoro-ni Sumutokoro Yaburakōji-no burakōji Paipopaipo Paipo-no-shūringan Shūringan-no Gūrindai Gūrindai-no Ponpokopī-no Ponpokonā-no Chōkyūmei-no Chōsuke.
** The story has been retold numerous times, both by word of mouth and in published form, and has acquired a large number of variations because of it. Versions differ on whether the child lives or dies, and the specific manner in which his rescue is delayed varies as well (though it is always due to multiple repetitions of the very long name). The various names attributed to the unfortunate kid include Nikki Nikki Tembo No So Rembo Oo Ma Moochi Gamma Gamma Goochi, Sticky Sticky Stumbo Nos E Rumbo E Pro Pennyo Hara Bara Brisko Nicky Prom Po Nish No Menyo Dumbricko, and Ikky Bikky Stumbo Nozo Rumbo Addy Baddy Basco Tana Rama Tasco, among others. There are even non-Chinese versions, which in retrospect show their roots a bit, such as "Eddie Coochie Catchie Cama Toka Nera Toka Noka Sama Kama Wacky Brown".



[[folder:It's Called Stand-Up Comedy. Only an Uneducated Buffoon Would Refer to It as Idiots on Stage Complaining About Airline Food.]]
* Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy once ran into a renowned UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} director at a bar, and wondered if he could ask him a question about Bollywood. The director became very angry and said that he considers "Bollywood" an offensive term, and that the proper term is "Indian Cinema". Danny profusely apologized, saying he had no idea, and wondered if he could still ask his question. The director gives him permission, so Danny asks "Why is... '''''Indian Cinema'''''... shit?". Needless to say, the director wasn't any happier now that Danny was using the proper term.

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[[folder:It's Called Stand-Up Comedy. Only an Uneducated Buffoon Would Refer to It as Idiots on Stage Complaining About Airline Food.]]
[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy once ran into a renowned UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} director at a bar, On "Rabbit's Happy Birthday Party" from ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh The Book of Pooh]]'', Pooh and wondered if he could ask him a question about Bollywood. The director became very angry and said Piglet get lost while trying to get to Rabbit's house. Pooh, however, assures Piglet that he considers "Bollywood" an offensive term, and that the proper term is "Indian Cinema". Danny profusely apologized, saying he had they're not lost. They just have no idea, and wondered if he could still ask his question. The director gives him permission, so Danny asks "Why is... '''''Indian Cinema'''''... shit?". Needless to say, the director wasn't any happier now that Danny was using the proper term.idea where they are.
-->'''Piglet''': (''sighs with relief'') At least we're not lost. ... But, uh, what will we do?



[[folder:They Are Tabletop Games, NOT Things Which Use Boards, Cards and Dice]]

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[[folder:They Are Tabletop Games, NOT Things Which Use Boards, Cards [[folder:Radio]]
* Mrs. Banting in ''Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry'' is ''not'' Ministry's janitor or a charwoman, she's a hygiene operative.
* In the ''Series/CharliesAngels'' episode "Toni's Boys" strip club owner Jade Allen says that Arnie's an exotic dancer
and Dice]]not a stripper when she, Kris and male Angel Bob Sorenson are watching him [[YouCanLeaveYourHatOn rehearse]] Kris than agrees that's a better job title:
-->'''Jade:''' Arnie's my class act.\\
'''Kris:''' Yeah, a real Creator/FredAstaire!\\
'''Bob:''' He's a [[ChippendalesDancers male stripper]].\\
'''Jade:''' Er, he prefers to be called an exotic dancer.\\
'''Kris:''' Oh, yes. It's much better.
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', some of [[LawfulEvil Asmodeus']] knights call themselves paladins.
* In the prodigious backstory of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', there was once a great war between the [[ElvesVsDwarves elves and the dwarfs]]. While the war was inevitable due to deep social, economic and cultural differences, an overly arrogant elven king and some too-stubborn dwarf lords, helped with a dark elven FalseFlagOperation, the straw that broke the camel's back was when said elven king had the dwarven emissary to his court ''shaved'' for his own amusement. The subsequent war is known as "[[SeriousBusiness the War of Vengeance]]" to the dwarfs, who do not take kindly to use of the more common elven term, "the War of the Beard".

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', some of [[LawfulEvil Asmodeus']] Asmodeus's]] knights call themselves paladins.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'':
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In the prodigious backstory of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the game, there was once a great war between the [[ElvesVsDwarves elves and the dwarfs]]. While the war was inevitable due to deep social, economic and cultural differences, an overly arrogant elven king and some too-stubborn dwarf lords, helped with a dark elven FalseFlagOperation, the straw that broke the camel's back was when said elven king had the dwarven emissary to his court ''shaved'' for his own amusement. The subsequent war is known as "[[SeriousBusiness the War of Vengeance]]" to the dwarfs, who do not take kindly to use of the more common elven term, "the War of the Beard".



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* ''Theatre/LesMiserables'': In response to being addressed by his prison number (24601), Valjean says "My ''name'' is Jean Valjean."
** Conversely, InspectorJavert makes a point of calling Valjean "24601" on several occasions.

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* ''Theatre/LesMiserables'': In response to being addressed by his prison number (24601), Valjean says "My ''name'' is Jean Valjean."
**
" Conversely, InspectorJavert makes a point of calling Valjean "24601" on several occasions.



** This act was then turned on its head by French Canadian absurdist comedy duo ''Les Denis Drolet'', where one of the two would insist the other is named "Jacques" despite the other's protestations that his name is "Jean", and they would argue back and forth like this for a couple minutes until "Jean" finally realizes he'd been mistaken and his name was indeed "Jacques".

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** * This act was then turned on its head by French Canadian absurdist comedy duo ''Les Denis Drolet'', where one of the two would insist the other is named "Jacques" despite the other's protestations that his name is "Jean", and they would argue back and forth like this for a couple minutes until "Jean" finally realizes he'd been mistaken and his name was indeed "Jacques".



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* Berix in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}: The Legend Reborn'' isn't a thief; he's a "collector"!

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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
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Berix in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}: ''TBionicle: The Legend Reborn'' isn't a thief; he's a "collector"!



* Toys such as ''Franchise/GIJoe'' and the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', which are marketed for boys, ''are not dolls''. '''They are ACTION FIGURES.''' ''Dolls'' are toys that girls play with, such as ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' or ''Toys/PollyPocket''.
** The term "action figure" was originally coined to describe the original 12-inch ''GI Joe'' toys. Those, however, actually were dolls. Modern Joe toys and Transformers are totally action figures.
** More specifically, Franchise/{{Transformers}} ''[[NonindicativeName do not transform]]'', and you will get in [[BrandNameTakeover big trouble with Hasbro]] if you say they do. They "Convert" from one mode to another, and the difficulty rating [[NonIndicativeDifficulty theoretically]] measures difficulty of "conversion". The reasoning is if Franchise/{{Transformers}} "transform", then [[BrandNameTakeover "Transformers" is just a generic name for the type of toy they are, and thus cannot be preserved as a trademark.]] But if it "converts", then the generic term for transforming robot action figures is "converters", of which Franchise/{{Transformers}} is one of the most successful brands. This is ignored by the fiction.



* Toys such as ''Franchise/GIJoe'' and the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', which are marketed for boys, ''are not dolls''. '''They are ACTION FIGURES.''' ''Dolls'' are toys that girls play with, such as ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' or ''Toys/PollyPocket''. The term "action figure" was originally coined to describe the original 12-inch ''GI Joe'' toys. Those, however, actually were dolls. Modern Joe toys and Transformers are totally action figures.
* More specifically, Franchise/{{Transformers}} ''[[NonindicativeName do not transform]]'', and you will get in [[BrandNameTakeover big trouble with Hasbro]] if you say they do. They "Convert" from one mode to another, and the difficulty rating [[NonIndicativeDifficulty theoretically]] measures difficulty of "conversion". The reasoning is if Franchise/{{Transformers}} "transform", then [[BrandNameTakeover "Transformers" is just a generic name for the type of toy they are, and thus cannot be preserved as a trademark.]] But if it "converts", then the generic term for transforming robot action figures is "converters", of which Franchise/{{Transformers}} is one of the most successful brands. This is ignored by the fiction.



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%%* [[TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool Fucking Rachel Tice]].
* Donut of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' insists that his armor is ''not'' pink; it is ''lightish red''.
** They have a word for that. PINK!

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%%* [[TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool Fucking Rachel Tice]].
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
**
Donut of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' insists that his armor is ''not'' pink; it is ''lightish red''.
** They --->"They have a word for that. PINK!PINK!"



* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony''. The episode "Gelatin Swingsets" has a running gag with Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo arguing over the proper shortened form of "gelatin": "jelly" or "jello".



* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'': When dealing with the Emperor, it's never just [[TheParagonAlwaysRebels Horus]]; it's always ''Fucking'' Horus. He has good reasons to be mad even to this day, however.
** Marneus Calgar, the Chapter Master of Ultramarines, is not Marneus Calgar - he's ''[[ShoutOut Papa]]'' ''[[TheSmurfs Smurf]]''.
* ''WebVideo/ScootertrixTheAbridged'':
** Rarity always corrects "noodles" to "spaghetti noodles". (In reality, there's no consensus on the distinction between spaghetti and noodles). Spike makes the same correction in episode 13.
** Celestia is very insistent on the correct pronunciation of "Grand Galloping Gala"[[note]] As in the hammiest way possible.[[/note]] (although it's also likely that she's doing it on purpose to mess with Luna).

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* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'': ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'':
**
When dealing with the Emperor, it's never just [[TheParagonAlwaysRebels Horus]]; it's always ''Fucking'' Horus. He has good reasons to be mad even to this day, however.
** Marneus Calgar, the Chapter Master of Ultramarines, is not Marneus Calgar - -- he's ''[[ShoutOut Papa]]'' ''[[TheSmurfs Smurf]]''.
* ''WebVideo/ScootertrixTheAbridged'':
** Rarity always corrects "noodles" to "spaghetti noodles". (In reality, there's no consensus on the distinction between spaghetti and noodles). Spike makes the same correction in episode 13.
** Celestia is very insistent on the correct pronunciation of "Grand Galloping Gala"[[note]] As in the hammiest way possible.[[/note]] (although it's also likely that she's doing it on purpose to mess with Luna).
Smurf]]''.
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* NotUsingTheZWord: Meta-example, because the work itself refuses to use a colloquial term.

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* NotUsingTheZWord: Meta-example, ''Usually'' a meta-example, because the work itself refuses to use a colloquial term.
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Occasionally this extends into a [[IAmNotWeasel species joke]], where an alien or funny animal corrects others about some stereotypical aspect. Can also be done with a person whose name has an unusual pronunciation -- see ItIsPronouncedTroPAY.

Compare with DontCallMeSir, TheyCallMeMisterTibbs, and DoNotCallMePaul; compare and contrast with LessEmbarrassingTerm. SpellMyNameWithAThe, ItIsPronouncedTroPAY, IAmBigBoned, BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord, NoExceptYes, NotUsingTheZWord and IAmNotWeasel are specific subtropes of this. See also SheIsNotMyGirlfriend. For the equivalent in any given community of aficionados (''[[RuleOfThree all right]]'', the ''fandom''), see FandomBerserkButton. For the "adult" version, see ItsNotPornItsArt.

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Occasionally this extends into a [[IAmNotWeasel species joke]], where an alien or funny animal corrects others about some stereotypical aspect. Can also be done with a an [[MistakenNationality ethnic joke]] where the person whose has to correct others about some stereotypical aspect of nationality.

Subtropes to this are as follows:
* DistinctionWithoutADifference: Character insists on a synonymous term.
** BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: Character insists on a euphamism to cover up a negative word.
* LessEmbarrassingTerm: Character insists on calling something by a more "dignified" term.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: ''The'' character insists on an article to [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast impress]].
* IAmBigBoned: Character insists their weight problem comes from an uncontrollable source.
* NotUsingTheZWord: Meta-example, because the work itself refuses to use a colloquial term.
* ItsNotPornItsArt: The distinction between art and porn is debated.

Compare/Contrast with SheIsNotMyGirlfriend (character insists a romance does not exist, sometimes an overlap when "friend" is substituted), DoNotCallMePaul (character has a
name has an unusual pronunciation -- see ItIsPronouncedTroPAY.

Compare with DontCallMeSir, TheyCallMeMisterTibbs,
they ''do not'' wish to be known by), DontCallMeSir (character insists another not be formal), TheyCallMeMisterTibbs (character insists another uses a formal/informal title in conversation), and DoNotCallMePaul; compare and contrast with LessEmbarrassingTerm. SpellMyNameWithAThe, ItIsPronouncedTroPAY, IAmBigBoned, BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord, NoExceptYes, NotUsingTheZWord and IAmNotWeasel are specific subtropes of this. See also SheIsNotMyGirlfriend. For the equivalent in any given community of aficionados (''[[RuleOfThree all right]]'', the ''fandom''), see FandomBerserkButton. For the "adult" version, see ItsNotPornItsArt.ItIsPronouncedTroPAY (character wishes to class up something by "pronouncing it poshly", overlaps if they ''insist'' on their pronunciation).
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