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29th Nov '16 5:41:23 AM PixelKnight
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* Doubly subverted in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/08/27 this strip of]] ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' where Gabe takes offence to his belt-mounted carrying bag being called a fanny pack, but then calling the second bag he's wearing a fanny pack.

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* Doubly subverted Zig-zagged in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/08/27 this strip of]] ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' where Gabe takes offence to his belt-mounted carrying bag being called a fanny pack, but then calling the second bag he's wearing a fanny pack.
15th Nov '16 12:38:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In edutainment title ''Recess in Greece'', the protagonist (a monkey named Morgan) ends up in a kid-friendly (complete with the necessary {{bowdlerization}} and [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny ADHD]]-tempting hilarious animations when you [[PixelHunt click on]] [[TalkToEveryone everything]]) version of ''Literature/TheIliad'', with Morgan in the role of [[{{Badass}} Odysseus]]. The moment after he goes through his daydream time-warp, he lands outside the Parthenon, where a Greek statue talks to him. Morgan soon asks, "Why am I wearing a dress?". The statue immediately chastises him: "It's not a dress! It's a chiton! You'd know that if you were paying attention in class!"

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* In edutainment title ''Recess in Greece'', the protagonist (a monkey named Morgan) ends up in a kid-friendly (complete with the necessary {{bowdlerization}} and [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny ADHD]]-tempting hilarious animations when you [[PixelHunt click on]] [[TalkToEveryone everything]]) version of ''Literature/TheIliad'', with Morgan in the role of [[{{Badass}} Odysseus]].Odysseus. The moment after he goes through his daydream time-warp, he lands outside the Parthenon, where a Greek statue talks to him. Morgan soon asks, "Why am I wearing a dress?". The statue immediately chastises him: "It's not a dress! It's a chiton! You'd know that if you were paying attention in class!"
11th Nov '16 9:39:57 AM ChronoLegion
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** In another, Rodney gets shot with an arrow in his butt. When he asks Carson for the details, Carson tries to be tactful and says that the arrow is in his "gluteus maximus", which doesn't fool Rodney for a second.
11th Nov '16 9:37:28 AM ChronoLegion
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* There's this exchange from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'':
--> '''Agnes:''' Why are you wearing your pajamas?
--> '''Vector:''' (''sputters'') These aren't pajamas! It's a warm-up suit.
--> '''Edith:''' What are you warming up for?
--> '''Vector:''' Stuff.
--> '''Margo:''' What sort of stuff?
--> '''Vector:''' Super-cool stuff you wouldn't understand.
--> '''Agnes:''' Like sleeping?
--> '''Vector:''' THEY ARE NOT PAJAMAS!
2nd Nov '16 1:52:45 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In the Goldie Hawn comedy film ''Protocol'', the nightclub owner tells her character that she's not wearing a chicken costume, but an emu costume.
16th Oct '16 2:16:13 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Anime/AppleseedExMachina'' may be making fun of this example by giving Deunan Knute a pink [=LandMate=] prototype. She only borrows it. [[RealMenWearPink It's not hers.]]
16th Oct '16 2:13:52 PM thatother1dude
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** There's also this exchange from "The Blind Bandit" (where Sokka bought a shoulder bag and Aang won an Earthbending championship belt, and Sokka appreciated how the two went together):
--->'''Sokka:''' ''[to Aang]'' Don't answer to "Twinkle-toes"! It's not manly!\\
'''Katara:''' You're the one whose bag matches his belt.
2nd Sep '16 1:54:32 PM Morgenthaler
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** On a similar note, the flag of UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} is black-red-''gold'' (''Schwarz-Rot-Gold'' in German), and not black-red-yellow (''Schwarz-Rot-Gelb''), despite the lower band being very clearly a dark shade of yellow. This is for political reasons; conservatives, monarchists, and far-right groups (including neo-Nazis) used ''Schwarz-Rot-Gelb'', as well as ''Schwarz-Rot-Senf'' (black-red-mustard) and ''Schwarz-Rot-Scheiße'' (black-red-shit) to insult it (the flag is associated with liberal/democratic visions of Germany, as opposed to the black-white-red of ImperialGermany and UsefulNotes/NaziGermany). It got to the point where calling the flag "black-red-yellow" became a ''federal offense'' in Germany on account of its associations with Nazis and their PropagandaMachine. As a result, to quote a prominent vexillologist, "The German colors are black-red-yellow, but they are called black-red-gold."

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** On a similar note, the flag of UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} is black-red-''gold'' (''Schwarz-Rot-Gold'' in German), and not black-red-yellow (''Schwarz-Rot-Gelb''), despite the lower band being very clearly a dark shade of yellow. This is for political reasons; conservatives, monarchists, and far-right groups (including neo-Nazis) used ''Schwarz-Rot-Gelb'', as well as ''Schwarz-Rot-Senf'' (black-red-mustard) and ''Schwarz-Rot-Scheiße'' (black-red-shit) to insult it (the flag is associated with liberal/democratic visions of Germany, as opposed to the black-white-red of ImperialGermany UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany and UsefulNotes/NaziGermany). It got to the point where calling the flag "black-red-yellow" became a ''federal offense'' in Germany on account of its associations with Nazis and their PropagandaMachine. As a result, to quote a prominent vexillologist, "The German colors are black-red-yellow, but they are called black-red-gold."
23rd Aug '16 3:56:04 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': The FlavorText for a Bandit's Coinpurse is "Shut up, it's a wallet!"
18th Aug '16 4:15:52 PM JMQwilleran
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* In 2016, the administration of UsefulNotes/BarackObama was chastised for paying a ransom of $400 million for the release of Iranian prisoners. At first they denied it ever happened, then they admitted it, but insisted that wasn't a ransom, it was [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/money-paid-to-iran-was-leverage-not-ransom-state-department-says/2016/08/18/4c1040b7-8ea0-40bd-b7cd-8629dc16c036_story.html "leverage" as part of a broader deal]].
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