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18th Jan '17 11:42:18 AM Divra
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* During Sweden's parliamentary period in the 18th century ("The Age of Liberty") the two dominant parties ended up being the Hats and the Caps. The Hats got called that because they drew most of their support from the nobility (who tended, stereotypically, to wear tricorner hats) and advocated an aggressive foreign policy (officers' uniforms including tricorner hats), so the people naming them were essentially trying to suggest they were a small group of warmongers. The Caps got their name as a shortening of Night-caps, the idea being that in politics they were soft and slow as if they'd just gotten out of bed (with their night-caps still on). By the time the period was abruptly terminated by royal auto-coup (1772, on case anyone's interested) supporters of both the Hats and Caps were using the terms to refer to their own side.

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* During Sweden's parliamentary period in the 18th century ("The Age of Liberty") the two dominant parties ended up being the Hats and the Caps. The Hats got called that because they drew most of their support from the nobility (who tended, stereotypically, to wear tricorner hats) and advocated an aggressive foreign policy (officers' uniforms including tricorner hats), so the people naming them were essentially trying to suggest they were a small group of warmongers. The Caps got their name as a shortening of Night-caps, the idea being that in politics they were soft and slow as if they'd just gotten out of bed (with their night-caps still on). By the time the period was abruptly terminated by royal auto-coup (1772, on in case anyone's interested) supporters of both the Hats and Caps were using the terms to refer to their own side.
18th Jan '17 11:37:34 AM Divra
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* During Sweden's parliamentary period in the 18th century ("The Age of Liberty") the two dominant parties ended up being the Hats and the Caps. The Hats got called that because they drew most of their support from the nobility (who tended, stereotypically, to wear tricorner hats) and advocated an aggressive foreign policy (officers' uniforms including tricorner hats), so the people naming them were essentially trying to suggest they were a small group of warmongers. The Caps got their name as a shortening of Night-caps, the idea being that in politics they were soft and slow as if they'd just gotten out of bed (with their night-caps still on). By the time the period was abruptly terminated by royal auto-coup supporters of both the Hats and Caps were using the terms to refer to their own side.

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* During Sweden's parliamentary period in the 18th century ("The Age of Liberty") the two dominant parties ended up being the Hats and the Caps. The Hats got called that because they drew most of their support from the nobility (who tended, stereotypically, to wear tricorner hats) and advocated an aggressive foreign policy (officers' uniforms including tricorner hats), so the people naming them were essentially trying to suggest they were a small group of warmongers. The Caps got their name as a shortening of Night-caps, the idea being that in politics they were soft and slow as if they'd just gotten out of bed (with their night-caps still on). By the time the period was abruptly terminated by royal auto-coup (1772, on case anyone's interested) supporters of both the Hats and Caps were using the terms to refer to their own side.
8th Jan '17 4:59:13 PM nombretomado
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* And ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' had the following exchange between the time-travelling Comicbook/{{Superman}} and VandalSavage, now a few thousand years older and the last human left, stuck on a [[AfterTheEnd barren and ruined earth]] for all eternity:

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* And ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' had the following exchange between the time-travelling Comicbook/{{Superman}} and VandalSavage, ComicBook/VandalSavage, now a few thousand years older and the last human left, stuck on a [[AfterTheEnd barren and ruined earth]] for all eternity:
8th Jan '17 3:26:31 PM Pichu-kun
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* In an episode of ''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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* In an episode of ''Manga/WanderingSon'' a boy calls the protagonist Nitori and their friend Mako (both of who are closet [[{{transsexual}} trans girls]]) "little girls" as an insult. Instead of invoking a negative reaction, all it did was make [[{{Transsexual}} the protagonist]] Nitori blush and smile.
7th Jan '17 9:00:58 AM nombretomado
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* JohnWoo's ''Film/{{Broken Arrow|1996}}''

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* JohnWoo's Creator/JohnWoo's ''Film/{{Broken Arrow|1996}}''
6th Jan '17 12:44:19 AM upupandaway42
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* In ''BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Comicbook/LexLuthor is unimpressed when Comicbook/LoisLane calls him [[YoureInsane "psychotic"]], simply accepting it, and turning it around to insult ''her''.
--> '''Lex''': Psychotic is a three syllable word for any thought too big for little minds.
3rd Jan '17 10:25:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ThereWillBeBrawl, Luigi is outraged by Wario's [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder latest betrayal...]]

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* In ThereWillBeBrawl, ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'', Luigi is outraged by Wario's [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder latest betrayal...]]



* Yahtzee of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' fame is well known for insulting various groups of people or a specific person when he reviews a game. In his review of ''QuantumConundrum'', he mentions that he went to the Steam forums to look for answers as to how to tweak the game's settings (the game didn't have an menu to do so) and saw one poster who was basically the walking stereotype of PC gamers; the poster said that if someone doesn't know how to modify the game's internal files or if their PC can't even run the game, then they are not a true PC gamer. The poster then goes on to say that he would be honored if Yahtzee insulted him. And thus he did.

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* Yahtzee of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' fame is well known for insulting various groups of people or a specific person when he reviews a game. In his review of ''QuantumConundrum'', ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum'', he mentions that he went to the Steam forums to look for answers as to how to tweak the game's settings (the game didn't have an menu to do so) and saw one poster who was basically the walking stereotype of PC gamers; the poster said that if someone doesn't know how to modify the game's internal files or if their PC can't even run the game, then they are not a true PC gamer. The poster then goes on to say that he would be honored if Yahtzee insulted him. And thus he did.
15th Dec '16 4:57:30 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** Modern-day Baptists are descendents of a sect derisively labeled "anabaptists", or re-baptizers, by the Catholics. This was due to their rejection of the practice of infant baptism, thus requiring any converts from Catholicism to be baptized again.

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** Modern-day Baptists are descendents descendants of a sect derisively labeled "anabaptists", or re-baptizers, by the Catholics. This was due to their rejection of the practice of infant baptism, thus requiring any converts from Catholicism to be baptized again.



** The different schools of Communism/Socialism. Marxism was originally "scientific socialism" (as opposed to Christian socialism) and was later adopted by many marxists. Same went with UsefulNotes/{{Stalin}}ism and [[UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky Trotskyism]]. Stalin labeled himself a "Marxist-Leninist" with Trotsky calling his supporters "Stalinists". Stalin called Trotsky's supporters "trotskyists" while Trotsky called himself a "Bolshevik-Leninist".

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** The different schools of Communism/Socialism. Marxism was originally "scientific socialism" (as opposed to Christian socialism) and was later adopted by many marxists. Same went with UsefulNotes/{{Stalin}}ism [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalinism]] and [[UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky Trotskyism]]. Stalin labeled himself a "Marxist-Leninist" with Trotsky calling his supporters "Stalinists". Stalin called Trotsky's supporters "trotskyists" while Trotsky called himself a "Bolshevik-Leninist".



* ''Redneck'', though still mainly used pejoratively, has increasingly been embraced as a proud self-identifier in recent years (as in Gretchen Wilson's country hit "Redneck Woman", for example). The "You Might Be a Redneck" jokes made famous by JeffFoxworthy probably contributed to this as the jokes were based around showing how other people are NotSoDifferent from "Rednecks".

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* ''Redneck'', though still mainly used pejoratively, has increasingly been embraced as a proud self-identifier in recent years (as in Gretchen Wilson's country hit "Redneck Woman", for example). The "You Might Be a Redneck" jokes made famous by JeffFoxworthy probably contributed to this as the jokes were based around showing how similar other people are NotSoDifferent from can be to "Rednecks".



* FanWank. Many non-Brits understand what FanWank is; few understand what it means without the first few letters and many use it as an abbreviation. A few Brits, aware of what it [[ADateWithRosiePalms means]], have jokingly or otherwise mentioned their honour if someone assumes a claim is wank material. [[RuleThirtyFour After all...]]

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* FanWank. Many non-Brits understand what FanWank is; few understand what it means without the first few letters and many use it as an abbreviation. A few Brits, aware of what it [[ADateWithRosiePalms means]], means, have jokingly or otherwise mentioned their honour if someone assumes a claim is wank material. [[RuleThirtyFour After all...]]



* The Labour Party, in an [[ScareCampaign attack ad]] for the 2010 general election, released an ad depicting UsefulNotes/DavidCameron as [[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Gene Hunt]] [[Series/AshesToAshes with his Quattro]], with the caption "Don't let him take Britain back into the 1980s". Obviously, Gene being the MemeticBadass he is, this lead to tweets [[MisaimedFandom describing the poster as awesome]] and several Conservative campaign staffers going on the record wishing that they thought of it first. The Tories [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8601781.stm made their own version]]. David Cameron kicked his campaign off officially by closing his speech with the Tories' version.

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* The Labour Party, in an [[ScareCampaign attack ad]] for the 2010 general election, released an ad depicting UsefulNotes/DavidCameron as [[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Gene Hunt]] [[Series/AshesToAshes with his Quattro]], with the caption "Don't let him take Britain back into the 1980s". Obviously, Gene being the MemeticBadass he is, this lead led to tweets [[MisaimedFandom describing the poster as awesome]] awesome and several Conservative campaign staffers going on the record wishing that they thought of it first. The Tories [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8601781.stm made their own version]]. David Cameron kicked his campaign off officially by closing his speech with the Tories' version.



* Another one involving Churchill (let's be honest, he was ''[[DeadpanSnarker really]]'' [[DeadpanSnarker good at this)]]:

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* Another one involving Churchill (let's be honest, he was ''[[DeadpanSnarker really]]'' [[DeadpanSnarker ''really'' good at this)]]:this):



--> '''Franklin:''' Madam, an hour ago [[ReallyGetsAround it ''was'' on a woman]], and now what do you think?

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--> '''Franklin:''' Madam, an hour ago [[ReallyGetsAround it ''was'' on a woman]], woman, and now what do you think?



* Dick Cheney has been compared to [[Franchise/StarWars Darth]] [[TheDragon Vader.]] He essentially took it as being a combination of TheLancer, IDidWhatIHadToDo, TokenEvilTeammate, and EvilIsCool.

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* Dick Cheney has been compared to [[Franchise/StarWars Darth]] [[TheDragon Vader.]] He essentially took it as being a combination of TheLancer, IDidWhatIHadToDo, TokenEvilTeammate, and EvilIsCool.



* During the debacle of the 2012 Presidential Elections in America, conservative pundit Radio/RushLimbaugh accused Obama of [[InsaneTrollLogic (somehow)]] manufacturing a hurricane that disrupted the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Comedian Mark Agee tweeted in response: "[[https://twitter.com/MarkAgee/status/239049528009965568 Do what you want, but I'll def vote for THE GUY WHO CAN CONTROL THE]] [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] WEATHER."

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* During the debacle of the 2012 Presidential Elections in America, conservative pundit Radio/RushLimbaugh accused Obama of [[InsaneTrollLogic (somehow)]] somehow manufacturing a hurricane that disrupted the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Comedian Mark Agee tweeted in response: "[[https://twitter.com/MarkAgee/status/239049528009965568 Do what you want, but I'll def vote for THE GUY WHO CAN CONTROL THE]] [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] WEATHER."



* [[MeatVersusVeggies Some militant vegans have taken to calling meat-eaters]] "bloodmouths." It's [[AppropriatedAppellation been about as effective of an insult]] as you'd ''expect'' something so redoubtable-sounding to be.

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* [[MeatVersusVeggies Some militant vegans have taken to calling meat-eaters]] meat-eaters "bloodmouths." It's [[AppropriatedAppellation been about as effective of an insult]] as you'd ''expect'' something so redoubtable-sounding to be.



* An actual subversion of this (an Insult Backfire ''Backfire''), came when a very conservative American woman named Holly Fisher decided to troll liberals by taking pride of her being called a "Fundamentalist Gun-totting, Bible-thumper American", so she posted a picture of her wielding an assault rifle while holding a Bible, with the American flag in the backdrop. The problem came when some people [[http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/07/06/womans-attempt-to-troll-liberals-backfires-when-someone-notices-this-disturbing-similarity/ started comparing her photo]] with an eerily similar one of a fundamentalist Muslim woman, also wielding an assault rifle and a Qur'an, even adding the caption "[[NotSoDifferent Explain the difference]]". She was not amused.

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* An actual subversion of this (an Insult Backfire ''Backfire''), came when a very conservative American woman named Holly Fisher decided to troll liberals by taking pride of her being called a "Fundamentalist Gun-totting, Bible-thumper American", so she posted a picture of her wielding an assault rifle while holding a Bible, with the American flag in the backdrop. The problem came when some people [[http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/07/06/womans-attempt-to-troll-liberals-backfires-when-someone-notices-this-disturbing-similarity/ started comparing her photo]] with an eerily similar one of a fundamentalist Muslim woman, also wielding an assault rifle and a Qur'an, even adding the caption "[[NotSoDifferent Explain "Explain the difference]]".difference". She was not amused.



* When an anti-Trump Republican strategist [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2016-01-20/otaku-on-the-receiving-end-of-gop-strategist-trump-supporter-insult/.97755 compared Trump supporters to]] [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles Otaku that masturbate to anime]], in a TakeThat towards both, many American {{Otaku}} were more offended that [[InsultToRocks they were compared to Trump supporters]], rather than being accused (and some even proudly admitted) of [[ADateWithRosiePalms of masturbating to anime,]] making this a double case.

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* When an anti-Trump Republican strategist [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2016-01-20/otaku-on-the-receiving-end-of-gop-strategist-trump-supporter-insult/.97755 compared Trump supporters to]] [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles Otaku that masturbate to anime]], in a TakeThat Take That towards both, many American {{Otaku}} were more offended that [[InsultToRocks they were compared to Trump supporters]], rather than being accused (and some even proudly admitted) of [[ADateWithRosiePalms of admitted to masturbating to anime,]] anime, making this a double case.



* During Sweden's parliamentary period in the 18th century ("The Age of Liberty") the two dominant parties ended up being the Hats and the Caps. The Hats got called that because they drew most of their support from the nobility (who tended, stereotypically, to wear tricorne hats) and advocated an aggressive foreign policy (officers' uniforms including tricorne hats), so the people naming them were essentially trying to suggest they were a small group of warmongers. The Caps got their name as a shortening of Night-caps, the idea being that in politics they were soft and slow as if they'd just gotten out of bed (with their night-caps still on). By the time the period was abruptly terminated by royal auto-coup supporters of both the Hats and Caps were using the terms to refer to their own side.

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* During Sweden's parliamentary period in the 18th century ("The Age of Liberty") the two dominant parties ended up being the Hats and the Caps. The Hats got called that because they drew most of their support from the nobility (who tended, stereotypically, to wear tricorne tricorner hats) and advocated an aggressive foreign policy (officers' uniforms including tricorne tricorner hats), so the people naming them were essentially trying to suggest they were a small group of warmongers. The Caps got their name as a shortening of Night-caps, the idea being that in politics they were soft and slow as if they'd just gotten out of bed (with their night-caps still on). By the time the period was abruptly terminated by royal auto-coup supporters of both the Hats and Caps were using the terms to refer to their own side.
15th Dec '16 11:18:03 AM SantosLHalper
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[[SymbolicBlood "Chunky spaghetti sauce!"]]]]

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[[SymbolicBlood [[LudicrousGibs "Chunky spaghetti sauce!"]]]]


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* OlderThanRadio: An Austrian Tarock deck from 1890 featured [[https://cdn0.rubylane.com/shops/twoforhisheels/T00001231.9L.jpg?88 Otto von Bismarck]], who betrayed and defeated Austria in the 7 Weeks War and was dismissed from power at the time of its printing, as [[TheDitz the Fool]]. Unfortunately, the Fool happens to be [[BewareTheSillyOnes the highest trump card]] in Tarock...
14th Dec '16 7:14:39 PM PaulA
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* In David Eddings' ''[[Literature/TheElenium Domes of Fire]]'', Stragen takes the Styric Council to task for not being more proactive in the emerging crisis in Daresia. When one of the Councillors calls him a bastard, he glibly confirms that he ''is'' the illegitimate son of a nobleman. He then proceeds to point out he is also a swindler, murderer, and thief... and that someone like him is still doing more good for Daresia than the Council has deigned to.

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* In David Eddings' ''[[Literature/TheElenium Domes of Fire]]'', ''Literature/DomesOfFire'', Stragen takes the Styric Council to task for not being more proactive in the emerging crisis in Daresia. When one of the Councillors calls him a bastard, he glibly confirms that he ''is'' the illegitimate son of a nobleman. He then proceeds to point out he is also a swindler, murderer, and thief... and that someone like him is still doing more good for Daresia than the Council has deigned to.
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