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25th Apr '16 8:47:00 AM Rothul
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* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch pulled one of these when Creator/VinceMcMahon challenged ''{{Stone Cold Steve Austin}}'' [[TooDumbToLive of all people to a death match.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch pulled one of these when Creator/VinceMcMahon challenged ''{{Stone Cold Steve Austin}}'' [[TooDumbToLive of all people to a death match.]]
19th Apr '16 10:43:03 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'', when the Oracle angrily calls Agent Smith a bastard, he retorts, "You would know, Mom." [[note]]While she's not literally his mother, she's one of the creators of the Matrix and its programs.[[/note]]
16th Apr '16 6:07:52 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' TV series episode "The Prophet Motive'' where Aladdin and co. confront Abis Mal after he steals Carpet. Abis Mal just shrugs the insult off and tells Haroud to write it down to remind him to use it against Aladdin.
-->'''Aladdin''': You won't get away with this, you filthy jackal!\\
'''Abis Mal''': Ooo! "Filthy jackal!" Haroud, write that one down!

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' *''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' TV series episode "The Prophet Motive'' where Aladdin and co. co. confront Abis Mal after he steals Carpet. Abis Mal just shrugs the insult off and tells Haroud to write it down to remind him to use it against Aladdin.
-->'''Aladdin''': You won't get away with this, you filthy jackal!\\
'''Abis
jackal!\
-->'''Abis
Mal''': Ooo! "Filthy jackal!" Haroud, write that one down! down!
16th Apr '16 6:07:28 PM ngh93
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*''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' TV series episode "The Prophet Motive'' where Aladdin and co. confront Abis Mal after he steals Carpet. Abis Mal just shrugs the insult off and tells Haroud to write it down to remind him to use it against Aladdin.
-->'''Aladdin''': You won't get away with this, you filthy jackal!\\
'''Abis Mal''': Ooo! "Filthy jackal!" Haroud, write that one down!
6th Apr '16 7:20:03 PM karstovich2
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* Abraham Lincoln once used the term Michigander to insult Lewis Cass (a Democratic politician and former Territorial Governor of Michigan). People in Michigan now use it to refer to themselves--and many will be offended if you use another term.

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* Abraham Lincoln once In 1848, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln used the term Michigander to insult Lewis Cass (a Democratic politician and former Territorial Governor of Michigan). Michigan who ran for President that year against UsefulNotes/ZacharyTaylor, on whose behalf Lincoln was campaigning); "gander" was at that time slang for "dullard." People in Michigan now use it to refer to themselves--and many will be offended if you use another term.term. Incidentally, when Lincoln ran for President himself, the "Michiganders"--still proud to call themselves that--voted for Lincoln. Twice.
6th Apr '16 7:16:25 PM karstovich2
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** "Jesus freak" kind of wavers in and out of insultdom depending on who's saying so, and how they define it (and whether they define that definition as an insult when they address themselves that way). Sometimes it's used interchangeably with "Christian", while other times it's a Christian who is so into being one that they tend to belabor the point, usually with a side order of offhanded insults towards non-Christians and a tall, frosty glass of thinking their faith makes them immune to criticism.

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** "Jesus freak" kind of wavers in and out of insultdom depending on who's saying so, and how they define it (and whether they define that definition as an insult when they address themselves that way). Sometimes it's used interchangeably with "Christian", while other times it's a Christian who is so into being one that they tend to belabor the point, usually with a side order of offhanded insults towards non-Christians and a tall, frosty glass of thinking their faith makes them immune to criticism. It is rarely used in its original sense, i.e. a Christian hippie (like, an actual '60s hippie who also believed in Christianity, on general JesusWasWayCool grounds).
6th Apr '16 7:08:01 PM karstovich2
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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 it has to be taken as a compliment by Catholics 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.

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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 it has to be taken as a compliment by 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.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.)
26th Mar '16 9:42:14 PM TheCuza
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-->'''Homer Simpson:''' Yeah, and that's another thing! I resent you people using that word. That's our word for making fun of you! ''We'' need it!

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-->'''Homer Simpson:''' -->'''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]:''' Yeah, and that's another thing! I resent you people using that word. word! That's our ''our'' word for making fun of you! ''We'' need ''you''! We ''need'' it!
26th Mar '16 3:44:29 PM cybertoy0
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** This exchange between Ford and Bill;
-->'''Ford:''' You're insane if you think I'll help you!\\
'''Bill:''' I'm insane either way, brainiac!
25th Mar '16 4:36:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In an episode of ''WanderingSon'' a boy calls the protagonist and their friend "little girls" as an insult. Instead of invoking a negative reaction, all it did was make [[{{Transsexual}} the protagonist]] blush and smile.

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* In an episode of ''WanderingSon'' ''Manga/WanderingSon'' a boy calls the protagonist and their friend "little girls" as an insult. Instead of invoking a negative reaction, all it did was make [[{{Transsexual}} the protagonist]] blush and smile.
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