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13th Jan '17 8:43:08 AM crazysamaritan
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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.
13th Jan '17 7:11:06 AM crazysamaritan
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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).
21st Dec '16 1:53:04 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* 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.
1st Dec '16 4:08:00 PM DeadlyAssassin
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[[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.
[[/folder]]
30th Nov '16 10:50:56 PM CountDorku
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* In ''TabletopGame/FadingSuns'', despite being for all intents and purposes a House, the term is "''the'' Hazat", not "''House'' Hazat". This originated as an AppropriatedAppellation, with the other Houses not viewing the Hazat as fully worthy of membership, and now lingers as an excuse to start fights, which is [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy something the Hazat]] [[BloodKnight enjoy quite a lot]].
6th Oct '16 6:37:48 PM mkmlp
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* ''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).
14th Sep '16 8:58:58 AM AnotherDuck
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* [[TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool Fucking Rachel Tice]].

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* %%* [[TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool Fucking Rachel Tice]].
14th Sep '16 8:54:51 AM AnotherDuck
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* In ''TabletopGame/Pathfinder'', some of [[LawfulEvil Asmodeus']] knights call themselves paladins.

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* In ''TabletopGame/Pathfinder'', ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', some of [[LawfulEvil Asmodeus']] knights call themselves paladins.
21st Aug '16 11:26:41 AM nombretomado
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* Due to Vexusdylan's original channel being inaccessible, ''DSBTInsaniT'', from episode 3 onward, refers to the creator as 'Vexusdylan DA SECOND' (his current account name). This rule is usually enforced by [[PluckyComicRelief Andy]].

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* Due to Vexusdylan's original channel being inaccessible, ''DSBTInsaniT'', ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'', from episode 3 onward, refers to the creator as 'Vexusdylan DA SECOND' (his current account name). This rule is usually enforced by [[PluckyComicRelief Andy]].
10th Aug '16 6:59:51 AM tropower
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* Pearl Drops isn't a "toothpaste", it's a "tooth polish".
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