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6th Dec '17 8:16:11 AM CeaselessPhoenicopterine
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': Bobert, a robot, will always take literally everything he is told to do, getting to be dangerous. When he's told to follow the laws, he follows even the most useless ones, like threatening a man for slurping soup, and then yelling off-key (which are both real laws, respectively in New Jersey and North Carolina). Then, when he's told to not follow laws, he steals a woman's purse and runs away. When he's told to protect all life, he stops a car so a family of ants can pass though the road.
28th Nov '17 3:45:55 PM lalalei2001
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* In "Changeling Tale" by Music/HeatherDale TheFairFolk are portrayed this way. Either due to ignorance of human language or pure malice, the fairies give an infetile woman a child when she asks for one. The child however cannot age as her ExactWords were for an infant:

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* In "Changeling Tale" by Music/HeatherDale TheFairFolk are portrayed this way. Either due to ignorance of human language or pure malice, the fairies give an infetile infertile woman a child when she asks for one. The child however cannot age as her ExactWords were for an infant:infant.
25th Nov '17 8:32:32 AM LavonPapillon1
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* In ''Fanfic/TheEarthAdventuresOfMonStar'', when Star's parents told Star to go "hunting for a suitable prince", they didn't mean that she ''literally'' hunted one down, especially an Earth human who wound up there by accident.
24th Nov '17 9:37:29 PM Pamina
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* In ''Series/AdventuresInWonderland'', all the Wonderland characters tend to be literal minded, with Alice often having to explain figures of speech to them. [[CloudCuckoolander The March Hare]] is especially prone to this.
22nd Nov '17 6:07:34 AM RallyBot2
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[[caption-width-right:330:[[{{Pun}} Be careful. Don't step in a poodle!]][[note]]There's a real case when it's [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_of_animals literally raining animals.]][[/note]]]]

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15th Nov '17 11:33:39 AM Pichu-kun
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Zor-El suffers from this at the beginning of ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns''. Justified because she is a very innocent kid who has just been stranded in another planet and can barely speak English. Sarcasm, jokes and idiomatic expressions tend to go over her head.

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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Zor-El suffers from this at the beginning of ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns''. Justified because she is a very innocent kid who has just been stranded in another planet and can barely speak English. Sarcasm, jokes and idiomatic expressions tend to go over her head.



* One ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' story was about a new foreign transfer student attending Riverdale High. The concept was that every time a character used a figure of speech, she would confuse it for what it would mean in a literal sense.

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* One ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' story was about a new foreign transfer student attending Riverdale High. The concept was that every time a character used a figure of speech, she would confuse it for what it would mean in a literal sense.


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* In the short film ''Film/FallingLeaves'', a woman is [[IllGirl dying of consumption]]. The doctor mentions that she will die "when the last leaf falls". Her [[ChildrenAreInnocent kid sister]] misunderstands this and decides to die up the leaves in their backyard so that her older sister doesn't die. [[spoiler:The young woman ends up saved by a new vaccine]].
26th Oct '17 4:27:23 PM luiz4200
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* ''Comicbook/LaffALympics'': Upon reading from a cook book that he must add a "can of tomato paste", he literally throws an unopened can into the pot.

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* ''Comicbook/LaffALympics'': Upon reading from a cook book that he must add a "can of tomato paste", he Huckleberry Hound literally throws an unopened can into the pot.pot.
* ''WesternAnimation/StuntDawgs'': As far as Badyear in concerned in the comics, to hog-tie someone means to tie a hog to someone.
13th Oct '17 9:21:44 AM hszmv1
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** Towards the end of the series, several of the Animorphs start to suspect that Ax has caught on and is now just doing it to troll the kids. A RunningGag of the series was TwoOfYourEarthMinutes dialog he would engage in, followed by the response "They're everyone's minutes". In one instance, Ax gives a distance in "Two of your miles" and when he gets the expected response, promptly points out that a lot of people on Earth use Kilometers.
13th Oct '17 9:02:07 AM hszmv1
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** Bonus Points: We next see Olaf exactly one minute after he starts counting too.
3rd Oct '17 4:33:58 AM famiclick
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[[caption-width-right:330:[[{{Pun}} Be careful. Don't step in a poodle![[note]]There's a real case when it's [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_of_animals literally raining animals.]][[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:[[{{Pun}} Be careful. Don't step in a poodle![[note]]There's poodle!]][[note]]There's a real case when it's [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_of_animals literally raining animals.]][[/note]]]]
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