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20th Jan '17 8:13:38 PM Glenn62
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': In the episode "Legacy", Oliver Queen has been captured to be used as bait to trap the Green Arrow, by someone unaware that Oliver Queen and the Arrow are one and the same. Oliver, tied to a chair, tells his kidnapper that the Arrow isn't coming, saying "I have it on pretty good authority that he's tied up right now."
16th Jan '17 1:37:06 PM ErebusElysium
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'', Claire reads the letter Jim leaves him when he thought we would die from his battle with Draal and thinks that the "monsters" and "world-ending" he mentions was all just elaborate metaphors. He goes along with it not to sound crazy. She eventually realizes that he meant it ''literally''.
11th Jan '17 12:46:08 AM StFan
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* ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho''
** In "The Whispering Forest", Turlough and Nyssa are wandering through tunnels, and Turglough says the hairs on the back of his neck are sticking up. Nyssa assumes he means the caves are spooky, but he actually means they're filled with static electricity.
** In "The Destroyer of Delights", Amy tells Nisrin, a slave in ArabianNightsDays, that she saw a blue man in a cave, and Nisrin seems remarkably unfazed by this. Later Amy tries to tell the Doctor, who misunderstands who saw what and explains to Amy that Nisrin is of Scandinavian origin and the medieval Norse used "blue men" to describe the people of Africa. He's still explaining this when the actual blue man shows up.
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* ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho''
** In "The Whispering Forest", Turlough and Nyssa are wandering through tunnels, and Turglough says the hairs on the back of his neck are sticking up. Nyssa assumes he means the caves are spooky, but he actually means they're filled with static electricity.
** In "The Destroyer of Delights", Amy tells Nisrin, a slave in ArabianNightsDays, that she saw a blue man in a cave, and Nisrin seems remarkably unfazed by this. Later Amy tries to tell the Doctor, who misunderstands who saw what and explains to Amy that Nisrin is of Scandinavian origin and the medieval Norse used "blue men" to describe the people of Africa. He's still explaining this when the actual blue man shows up.

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* ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho''
** In "The Whispering Forest", Turlough and Nyssa are wandering through tunnels, and Turglough says the hairs on the back of his neck are sticking up. Nyssa assumes he means the caves are spooky, but he actually means they're filled with static electricity.
** In "The Destroyer of Delights", Amy tells Nisrin, a slave in ArabianNightsDays, that she saw a blue man in a cave, and Nisrin seems remarkably unfazed by this. Later Amy tries to tell the Doctor, who misunderstands who saw what and explains to Amy that Nisrin is of Scandinavian origin and the medieval Norse used "blue men" to describe the people of Africa. He's still explaining this when the actual blue man shows up.
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* A page of the webcomic ''Webcomic/RealLifeFiction'', aptly titled "[[http://rlf.smackjeeves.com/comics/772566/too-literal/ Too Literal]]", has a cold medicine that "may cause drow-siness".[[note]]For the non-''D&D'' gamers, [[DontExplainTheJoke "drow" being another name for the dark elves]].[[/note]]

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* A page of the webcomic ''Webcomic/RealLifeFiction'', aptly titled "[[http://rlf.smackjeeves.com/comics/772566/too-literal/ Too Literal]]", has a hasa cold medicine that "may cause drow-siness".[[note]]For drow-siness". And indeed, imbibing it immediately turns the non-''D&D'' gamers, [[DontExplainTheJoke protagonist into a "drow" being another -- the ''D&D'' name for the a dark elves]].[[/note]]elf.


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* ''Webcomic/BladeBunny'': Bunny proudly states to her latest employer that she isn't tripped up easily. Then a bystander points out that her bootlaces are untied (again). Bunny trips and {{faceplant}}s.
-->'''Bunny:''' That doesn't count. I was being metaphorical.\\
'''Lady Kyoto:''' I am beginning to believe this plan was an horrible mistake.
9th Jan '17 4:49:20 PM ShorinBJ
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'''Johnny:''' Thanks! you're pretty good too!\\

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'''Johnny:''' Thanks! you're You're pretty good too!\\



'''Kathy:''' ''[[LampshadeHanging Uncontrollable laughter.]]''

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'''Kathy:''' ''[[LampshadeHanging Uncontrollable laughter.]]''laughter]]''
9th Jan '17 4:44:52 PM ShorinBJ
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* In an early ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip, Garfield wakes up, and steps out of bed, not realizing its at the edge of the table, which he falls off of. Jon frantically asks what happens, and Garfield replies, "I got up on the wrong side of bed."

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* In an early ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip, Garfield wakes up, and steps out of bed, not realizing its it's at the edge of the table, which he falls off of. Jon frantically asks what happens, and Garfield replies, "I got up on the wrong side of bed."
5th Jan '17 9:10:56 AM ElodieHiras
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* One scenario in ''{{Blog}}/WhatIf'' involves glasses literally half empty. As in, glasses with one half containing only vacuum like space.
21st Dec '16 6:44:16 PM cybertoy0
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the country of Zou is ruled by the Minks, who are basically PettingZooPeople. Their leaders are Duke Dogstorm and Master Cat Viper, who are so antagonistic that they can't even ''be awake at the same time''; They literally fight like cats and dogs.
20th Dec '16 9:32:08 AM GhostOfAGeek
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** Jane confesses to her neighbor Joan that she used to be a villain. When Joan expresses doubt, Jane assures her it's true; "Been there, done that, got the T-shirt!" And to prove it, she [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=116236 shows Joan the T-shirt]]. (Also a ShoutOut to ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''.)
** Also, it's not polite to say "don't get all bent out of shape" to a man with a [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=175292 spinal injury]].

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** Jane confesses to her neighbor Joan that she used to be a villain. When Joan expresses doubt, Jane assures her it's true; "Been there, done that, got the T-shirt!" And to prove it, she [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=116236 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1990785/fits-to-a-t/ shows Joan the T-shirt]]. (Also a ShoutOut to ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''.)
** Also, it's not polite to say "don't get all bent out of shape" to a man with a [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=175292 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2111619/bent-out-of-shape/ spinal injury]].



** [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=49004#195313 One comic]] does it with a metaphor that doesn't even exist.

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** [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=49004#195313 [[http://skin-horse.com/comic/todays-comic-650/ One comic]] does it with a metaphor that doesn't even exist.
15th Dec '16 10:21:52 AM ngh93
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-->'''Shrek:''' You're on fire, Donkey!

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-->'''Shrek:''' You're on fire, Donkey!Donkey! No, you're really on fire!\\
'''Donkey''': ''Burn baby burn, oh, yeah!'' (''sees that his tail's on fire'') AAAAAAAH!!!!!!
13th Dec '16 1:53:26 AM Mareon
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* What did Creator/MarkHamill say after finishing reading the script to ''Film/TheForceAwakens''? "[[Creator/JJAbrams J.J]], may I have a Word?"
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