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16th Jul '16 7:31:11 PM dmcreif
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** [[DontExplainTheJoke By the way, "primeval" means "ancient" or "primitive"; Belle was implying Gaston is a caveman.]] Although as a man who brags about his spitting ability he probably wouldn't be insulted anyway.

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** [[DontExplainTheJoke By the way, "primeval" means "ancient" or "primitive"; Belle was implying Gaston is a caveman.]] Although as a man who brags about his spitting ability nobody spits like Gaston, he probably wouldn't be insulted anyway.



-->'''Russ Cargill''': Damn it! Well, then you find 'em, and you get 'em back in the dome! And to make sure nobody else gets out, I want roving death squads around the perimeter 24-7! I want 10,000 tough guys, and I want 10,000 soft guys to make the tough guys look tougher! And here's how I want them arranged:tough, tough, soft, tough, soft, soft, tough, tough, soft, soft, tough, soft!

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-->'''Russ Cargill''': Damn it! Well, then you find 'em, and you get 'em back in the dome! And to make sure nobody else gets out, I want roving death squads around the perimeter 24-7! I want 10,000 tough guys, and I want 10,000 soft guys to make the tough guys look tougher! And here's how I want them arranged:tough, arranged: tough, tough, soft, tough, soft, soft, tough, tough, soft, soft, tough, soft!
4th Jul '16 1:27:37 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'': Invoked by Sir Charles Latrom, a minor villain. When Lyra explains the concept of daemons (animal-shaped embodiments of a soul) to him, she tells him that his daemon would be a dung beetle. He responds that if the Ancient Egyptians were content to be represented by [[ScarabPower such a creature]], then he has no problem with it. [[spoiler:It turns out that he actually is from Lyra's world, and therefore does have a daemon: a snake.]]
4th Jul '16 6:24:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheTick is TheDitz, so frequently he'll interpret insults as compliments or simply not understand that they were insults.

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* TheTick ''ComicBook/TheTick'' is TheDitz, so frequently he'll interpret insults as compliments or simply not understand that they were insults.
1st Jul '16 5:13:33 PM Taxima
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* For people living in the United States, nearly everyone knows how the country is heavily disliked and how everyone views Americans negatively; one of the negative traits commonly brought up is how Americans can become too patriotic. Many Americans took this as a sign of pride and many have used the song "America! FUCK YEAH!" as their calling card.

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* For people living in the United States, nearly everyone knows how the country is heavily disliked and how everyone views Americans negatively; one of the negative traits commonly brought up is how Americans can become too patriotic. Many Americans took this as a sign of pride and many have used the song [[Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice "America! FUCK YEAH!" YEAH!"]] as their calling card.


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* A common insult against Americans by ISIS or Jihad extremists is infidel (unfaithful, going against the true faith). Patriotic Americans have taken the word as a badge of honor. Several people have t-shirts and bumper stickers advertising themselves as infidels, including the word written in both English and Arabic.
30th Jun '16 7:55:08 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Bionicle}}'', [[ChaoticStupid Vezon]] misinterprets a comment that he could "die horribly without being missed" as a compliment.

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* In ''{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', [[ChaoticStupid Vezon]] misinterprets a comment that he could "die horribly without being missed" as a compliment.
21st Jun '16 6:44:22 AM Indori
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** The innocuous usage of variants of "nigger" by African-Americans appears to have this trope's intent.
21st Jun '16 6:38:10 AM Indori
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* When an agnostic or atheist critic of the Catholic Church says things like "the Catholic Church has not changed in 2000 years and is completely out-of-touch with the world", it's supposed to be an insult. Except that many Catholics take that as a compliment, since it means that the Church has remained faithful to the original teaching of her Lord for 2000 years and has managed to not be corrupted by the world. (Whether you regard it as a compliment or an insult, it is not really true; the Church unquestionably ''has'' changed over the centuries, and Catholics are rather in the habit of fighting each other about those changes.)

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* When an agnostic or atheist a critic of the Catholic Church says things like "the Catholic Church has not changed in 2000 years and is completely out-of-touch with the world", world," it's supposed to be an insult. Except that many Catholics take that as a compliment, since it means that the Church has remained faithful to the original teaching of her Lord for 2000 years and has managed to not be corrupted by the world. (Whether you regard it as a compliment or an insult, it is not really true; the Church unquestionably ''has'' changed over the centuries, and Catholics are rather in the habit of fighting each other about those changes.)
18th Jun '16 9:12:17 PM Kirayoshi
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* This exchange between Ally and Lisa at the end of Volume 3 of ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' as the two are teasing each other:
-->'''Ally''': Screw you.\\
'''Lisa'''(hopefully): When?
18th Jun '16 9:07:12 PM Kirayoshi
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11951614/1/Not-Those-Gates Not Those Gates]]'', a ''Series/{{Castle}}'' fic set after [[spoiler: Caleb shot Castle and Beckett toward the end of the series finale]], Beckett's former captain Victoria Gates arrived at their loft just in time. Later when Beckett woke up in the hospital, she realized that she had called Gates by her nickname "Iron Gates" while under the influence of painkillers, and that Gates overheard it. Gates shrugged it off, saying, "As if I wasn't aware of that name. I bear it with pride, you know...it paid tribute to my tenacity. I don't see anything wrong about it."
16th Jun '16 10:34:34 AM isolato
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** Which led to a ''third'' backfire as the Muslim woman was actually a well known terrorist, so the answer to "Explain the difference" turned out to be the rather obvious, "[[OverlyNarrowSuperlative Holly Fisher never killed anybody.]]"

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** Which led to a ''third'' backfire as the Muslim woman was actually a well known terrorist, so the answer to "Explain the difference" [[LameComeback turned out to to]] be the rather obvious, "[[OverlyNarrowSuperlative Holly Fisher never killed anybody.]]"
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