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8th Aug '17 7:20:36 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', Ronnie Anne calling Lincoln "Lameo" becomes this once [[OfficialCouple they start dating]].
4th Aug '17 12:47:29 AM DrFraud
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* In Richard Powell's ''Don Quixote, U.S.A.'' Pepe, a street rat who attaches himself to the naive Arthur, commonly refers to him as "El Estupido." It loses its sting over the months they spend in a rebel encampment, to the point where, when [[TheDragon Carlos]] calls him the same name during a confrontation, Arthur decides that he much prefers the way Pepe says it.
2nd Aug '17 12:39:11 PM emcats
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* ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn": Hak calls Kija and Jaeha "White Snake" and "Droopy Eyes", which both grow to see as nicknames. Despite that the names started out as deliberate insults, and that the trio frequently banter, the two are probably the members of the group Hak is closest to--besides, of course, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend and love-interest]] Yona.
** Kija also has one for Hak, having called him the "Dark Dragon" when Hak jokingly claimed to be the Yellow Dragon. At the time, Hak thought the name sounded pretty cool, and later he starts actively introducing himself as such.
28th Jul '17 3:42:56 PM Raidrik
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Aria Blaze and Monster X show begrudging respect to one another while training together to [[EnemyMine fight Enjin]], by insulting or calling the other by vague descriptors. [[spoiler: It later becomes a way of showing affection when they get romantic feels for one another.]]

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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Aria Blaze and Monster X show begrudging respect to one another while training together to [[EnemyMine fight Enjin]], by insulting or calling the other by vague descriptors. [[spoiler: It later becomes a way of showing affection when they get romantic feels feelings for one another.]]
28th Jul '17 3:42:32 PM Raidrik
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Aria Blaze and Monster X show begrudging respect to one another while training together to [[EnemyMine fight Enjin]], by insulting or calling the other by vague descriptors. [[spoiler: It later becomes a way of showing affection when they get romantic feels for one another.]]
3rd Jul '17 6:17:47 AM Nepeta
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* The Dutch term [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geuzen geuzen]], a term for Dutch nobles who stood up against Spain during the Eighty Years War. It was originally said by one of the councellors of Margerethe von Parma ("N'ayez pas peur Madame, ce ne sont que des ''gueux''" (Fear not madam, they are only beggars).

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* The Dutch term [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geuzen geuzen]], a term for Dutch nobles who stood up against Spain during the Eighty Years War. It was originally said by one of the councellors of Margerethe von Parma ("N'ayez pas peur Madame, ce ne sont que des ''gueux''" (Fear not madam, they are only beggars).
3rd Jul '17 6:16:22 AM Nepeta
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* The Dutch term [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geuzen geuzen]], a term for Dutch nobles who stood up against Spain during the Eighty Years War. It was originally said by one of the councellors of Margerethe von Parma ("N'ayez pas peur Madame, ce ne sont que des ''gueux''" (Fear not madam, they are only beggars).
19th Jun '17 10:34:20 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', the prim-and-proper Aveline keeps calling the PirateGirl Isabela "whore", at first with disdain (though Isabela [[InsultBackfire doesn't mind the moniker]]) but as the two women come to know and accept each other, "whore" becomes Aveline's term of affection of sorts for Isabela, which she now actively enjoys from her.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', the prim-and-proper Aveline keeps calling the PirateGirl Isabela "whore", at first with disdain (though Isabela [[InsultBackfire doesn't mind the moniker]]) moniker]]); but as the two women come to know and accept each other, "whore" becomes Aveline's term of affection of sorts for Isabela, which she now actively enjoys from her.


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* One of the stories on [[NotAlwaysRight/SisterSites Not Always Romantic]] has a girl referring to her boyfriend as "my dumb pig."
13th Jun '17 10:14:07 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*''AssassinsCreed2016'': "Pioneer" was initially a reference to how Callum was helping the Templars explore Aguilar's memories and find the Apple of Eden, and to a lesser extent, for ordering steak when the Madrid facility guards recommended chicken. [[spoiler: After Callum is inducted into the Brotherhood by Mary's hologram,]] it has clearly become more of a friendly nickname.
10th Jun '17 5:04:50 PM cherrychels
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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Mamoru creates the insulting nickname "Dumpling Head" (''{{Odango}} Atama'' in Japanese), "Meatball Head" in the Creator/DiC English dub of the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]], "Pigtails" in the Mixx[=/=]Creator/{{Tokyopop}} [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] release, and "Bun-head" in the Kodansha retranslation and Creator/{{Viz}} subs for Usagi, but it becomes a term of endearment after they fall in love. Haruka also uses the term when talking to Usagi, albeit casually, so Usagi takes no offense.

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Mamoru creates the insulting nickname "Dumpling Head" (''{{Odango}} Atama'' in Japanese), "Meatball Head" in the Creator/DiC English dub of the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]], "Pigtails" in the Mixx[=/=]Creator/{{Tokyopop}} [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] release, and "Bun-head" in the Kodansha retranslation and Creator/{{Viz}} subs for Usagi, but it becomes a term of endearment after they fall in love. Haruka also uses the term this nickname when talking to Usagi, albeit casually, affectionately, so Usagi takes no offense.



* A borderline example from ''Literature/{{The Call of the Wild}}''. When Buck does something good, John Thorton lavishes ''curse words'' on him. Buck sees this as an expression of love - which it is, albeit a slightly bizarre one.

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* A borderline example from ''Literature/{{The Call of the Wild}}''. When Buck does something good, John Thorton lavishes ''curse words'' on him. Buck sees this as an expression of love - -- which it is, albeit a slightly bizarre one.



* Early in the first book of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Jon is given the nickname "[[IronicNickname Lord Snow]]", to emphasize his illegitimate birth ("Snow" being the traditional surname given to Northern bastards, "Lord" being a reference to the fact that bastards cannot inherit noble titles). As everyone hated him when he first arrived, no one used it affectionately. Later, though, he started to gain a lot of friends, and toward the end of the third book many people use "Lord Snow" as a term of respect, although the person who originally coined it still meant it as an insult. Eventually, [[spoiler: the nickname becomes a legitimate title, when Jon is elected Lord Commander of the Night's Watch]].

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* Early in the first book of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Jon is given the nickname "[[IronicNickname Lord Snow]]", Snow]]" by Alliser Thorne at Castle Black to emphasize his mock him as an illegitimate birth son with a young lord's upbringing ("Snow" being is the traditional surname given to Northern bastards, "Lord" being a reference to highborn illegitimate children in the fact that bastards North and as illegitimate children with noble blood, they cannot inherit noble titles). As everyone hated him when he first arrived, no one used it affectionately. Later, though, he started to gain inherit). However, as Jon makes a lot of friends, and toward the end of the third book many people use friends with those around him, he is addressed as "Lord Snow" as a term form of respect, respect -- although the person who originally coined it Thorne still meant means it as an insult. Eventually, [[spoiler: the nickname becomes a legitimate title, title when Jon is elected Lord Commander of the Night's Watch]].
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