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31st Oct '17 6:24:48 PM MinisterOfSinister
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:: It's only a misfire for Nanny Ogg and Magrat. Mistress Weatherwax is actually ''trying'' to be the crone, so this would be an InsultBackfire, except that she's still insulted by the fact that someone has so little fear of her that they actually ''call'' her a crone. The others think of the triad as "the maiden, the mother and the... other one", even inside their own heads. Granny has ways of ''getting inside'' those.

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:: ** It's only a misfire for Nanny Ogg and Magrat. Mistress Weatherwax is actually ''trying'' to be the crone, so this would be an InsultBackfire, except that she's still insulted by the fact that someone has so little fear of her that they actually ''call'' her a crone. The others think of the triad as "the maiden, the mother and the... other one", even inside their own heads. Granny has ways of ''getting inside'' those.
17th Sep '17 7:30:59 PM Andyroid
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'''Granny Weatherwax:''' ...

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'''Granny Weatherwax:''' ...''Granny Weatherwax glowered briefly, like the person who has discovered there is only one straw left and everyone else has drawn a long one.''
16th Aug '17 3:56:09 PM WildeOscar
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* In ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'' there's one scene where Edina is yelling at her assistant Bubble to not screw up things at the office while Edina is on vacation, but Bubble keeps pointing at Saffy, thinking she's yelling at her.
25th Jul '17 4:50:53 PM HeroicJay
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* Used cleverly in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode with Sparky's introduction, Jorgen, who works at the Fairyworld Pet Store where they find Sparky says "You don't want that one. He's not too bright". Timmy says that's not a nice thing to say about Sparky, but Jorgen says he was warning Sparky about Timmy. Then when they're leaving, Jorgen calls out "Good luck with the moron!" to which Timmy says "Thanks!". After they poof away, Jorgen comments "Once again, talking to the dog".
2nd May '17 9:40:41 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* A hack of ''VideoGame/PokemonFireRed'' intended as a TakeThat against Nintendo's draconian FanworkBan that had claimed ''Pokémon Uranium'' and ''Pokémon Prism'' ended up targeting, among others, [[{{Misblamed}} Junichi Masuda]] (who is actually more friendly towards the idea of Pokémon fangames than is Nintendo).
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20th Mar '17 7:07:40 PM shawn_allen
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* In ''Literature/{{Cluster}}'', Flint of Outworld is visiting a planet with a dueling society, during which he attends a party where he stands between two men who are constantly hurling insults at him. When a lady nearby asks if he is going to continue to let them insult him, he innocently says, "I thought they were talking about each other."
23rd Jan '17 5:32:55 PM MinisterOfSinister
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'''[[DemonicDummy Scarface]]:''' Believe me, Batman, I tried ditching the bum -- but he follows me everywhere I go!\\

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'''[[DemonicDummy Scarface]]:''' '''Scarface:''' Believe me, Batman, I tried ditching the bum -- but he follows me everywhere I go!\\
17th Jan '17 5:06:11 AM MinisterOfSinister
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->'''Batman:''' I see you're still carrying that dead weight around.\\
'''[[DemonicDummy Scarface]]:''' Believe me, Batman, I tried ditching the bum -- but he follows me everywhere I go!\\
''(Ventriloquist chuckles nervously.)''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''


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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', Scarface seems fond of intentionally invoking this trope, redirecting insults directed at him onto the Ventriloquist, which largely works due to the weird "who's in control?" nature of their relationship.
1st Jan '17 6:30:44 PM ngh93
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-->'''Lord Farquaad''': Indeed
* ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'':
** When Sykes tells Oscar that he's on the phone with Lino, Oscar's absolutely horrified. He desperately tries to get Sykes to hang up, [[IDoNotSpeakNonVerbal every subtle attempt which Sykes misinterprets]], until Oscar finally screams it out.
--->'''Oscar:''' Sykes! Shut up! ''SHUT...UP!''\\
'''Sykes:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Hey! That's good! I like that! Shut up, Lino! Ha! SHUT UP!]]\\
'''Oscar:''' (''groans'')
** Sykes then hands Oscar the phone
--->'''Oscar:''' (''meekly'') Hello?\\
'''Lino:''' "Shut up?" "Shut up?!" You don't tell ''ME'' shut up, I tell ''YOU'' shut up!\\
(''Beeping is suddenly heard on the other line'')\\
'''Lino:''' Huh? Hello?\\
'''Luca:''' Hi. How ya doin'? I'll have a large pizza; everything on it: anchovies, mushrooms--\\
'''Lino:''' LUCA!\\
'''Luca:''' Oh! Uh...Hi, Boss! [[WhatAnIdiot What the heck are you doin' workin' at the pizza joint?]]\\
'''Lino:''' ''GET OFF THE PHONE!''\\
'''Luca:''' But I'm hungry! (''hangs up'')\\
'''Lino:''' (''sighs'')... My guys are comin' for ya, Sharkslayer! They're gonna tear you, FIN FROM FIN!!! (''slams the phone down'')
** This later comes back to bite Sykes once he [[spoiler: finally starts to uncover Oscar's lie]]
--->'''Sykes:''' (''laughs uneasily'') This is a joke right? 'cause I told Lino... (''sudden [[OhCrap look of horror]] dawns on his face'')\\
(''flashback'')\\
'''Sykes:''' (''over phone'') Shut up, Lino! Shut up!\\
'''Lino:''' [growls]\\
(''end flashback, Sykes inflates in total panic and horror'')

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-->'''Lord Farquaad''': Indeed
* ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'':
** When Sykes tells Oscar that he's on the phone with Lino, Oscar's absolutely horrified. He desperately tries to get Sykes to hang up, [[IDoNotSpeakNonVerbal every subtle attempt which Sykes misinterprets]], until Oscar finally screams it out.
--->'''Oscar:''' Sykes! Shut up! ''SHUT...UP!''\\
'''Sykes:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Hey! That's good! I like that! Shut up, Lino! Ha! SHUT UP!]]\\
'''Oscar:''' (''groans'')
** Sykes then hands Oscar the phone
--->'''Oscar:''' (''meekly'') Hello?\\
'''Lino:''' "Shut up?" "Shut up?!" You don't tell ''ME'' shut up, I tell ''YOU'' shut up!\\
(''Beeping is suddenly heard on the other line'')\\
'''Lino:''' Huh? Hello?\\
'''Luca:''' Hi. How ya doin'? I'll have a large pizza; everything on it: anchovies, mushrooms--\\
'''Lino:''' LUCA!\\
'''Luca:''' Oh! Uh...Hi, Boss! [[WhatAnIdiot What the heck are you doin' workin' at the pizza joint?]]\\
'''Lino:''' ''GET OFF THE PHONE!''\\
'''Luca:''' But I'm hungry! (''hangs up'')\\
'''Lino:''' (''sighs'')... My guys are comin' for ya, Sharkslayer! They're gonna tear you, FIN FROM FIN!!! (''slams the phone down'')
** This later comes back to bite Sykes once he [[spoiler: finally starts to uncover Oscar's lie]]
--->'''Sykes:''' (''laughs uneasily'') This is a joke right? 'cause I told Lino... (''sudden [[OhCrap look of horror]] dawns on his face'')\\
(''flashback'')\\
'''Sykes:''' (''over phone'') Shut up, Lino! Shut up!\\
'''Lino:''' [growls]\\
(''end flashback, Sykes inflates in total panic and horror'')
Indeed.
28th Nov '16 4:12:13 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Sontaran Stratagem": While showing the Doctor and UNIT soldier Ross Jenkins around his academy, Luke Rattigan snipes that the Doctor is "smarter than the usual UNIT grunts".
-->'''The Doctor:''' (''to Ross'') He called you a grunt! Don't call Ross a grunt, we like Ross.
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