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3rd Dec '16 10:54:30 PM DarkHunter
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* 5 years before the start of ''Literature/PapaNoIukotoOKikinasai'', during Yuuta's first meeting with Sora, she addresses him as Ojiichan (Uncle), much to Yuuta's chagrin, since the two of them were only 5 years apart and, at that time, Yuuta's still in middle school. After quickly taking a liking to Yuuta, however, she decides to call him "Oniichan" instead. Years later, when they meet again, due to a bad start, Sora begins calling Yuuta Ojiichan again just to rile him up.

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* 5 years before the start of ''Literature/PapaNoIukotoOKikinasai'', during Yuuta's first meeting with Sora, she addresses him as Ojiichan (Uncle), much to Yuuta's chagrin, since the two of them were only 5 years apart and, at that time, Yuuta's still in middle school. After quickly taking a liking to Yuuta, however, she decides to call him "Oniichan" (Big Brother) instead. Years later, when they meet again, due to a bad start, Sora begins calling Yuuta Ojiichan again just to rile him up.
28th Nov '16 4:46:06 PM hubakon1368
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* ''Fanfic/BlackCrayons'' series: Just like in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', Charlotte Mearing does not like being called "ma'am". [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Mikaela Banes points out how nonsensical this is as Mearing is an unmarried woman]].
--> '''Mearing:''' You are not a soldier. You are a messenger. You've always been a messenger.\\
'''Mikaela:''' [[SarcasmMode Well, thanks for listening so well. After all, any important information about the Decepticons must be taken serious since it could be vital, and not immediately ignored because it was brought by someone who isn't in your chain of command. Have a nice night,]] ''[[SarcasmMode ma'am]]''.\\
'''Mearing:''' Don't call me 'ma'am.' I am…\\
'''Mikaela:''' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Yes, you are a 'ma'am.' You're a woman, you're not married, so you're a 'ma'am.' Get used to it.]] (turns to leave with Sam)\\
'''Sam:''' (once he and Mikaela are out of earshot) That was so hot, 'Kaela. You can fight my battles anytime you like.\\
'''Mikaela:''' I'll remember that.
16th Oct '16 6:09:13 PM nombretomado
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* In ''FireEmblem : [[FireEmblemElibe Hasha no Tsurugi]]'', [[CoolBigSis Cecilia]] is visibly shocked when [[IdiotHero Al]] calls her "pretty auntie" while thanking her for her help. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He gets prompty punished]] by [[{{Tsundere}} Tiena]] and [[TheBigGuy Gant]] for his rudeness.

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* In ''FireEmblem ''VideoGame/FireEmblem : [[FireEmblemElibe [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Hasha no Tsurugi]]'', [[CoolBigSis Cecilia]] is visibly shocked when [[IdiotHero Al]] calls her "pretty auntie" while thanking her for her help. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He gets prompty punished]] by [[{{Tsundere}} Tiena]] and [[TheBigGuy Gant]] for his rudeness.
19th Jul '16 7:50:35 AM ilovehirohamada
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** In the English dub, Ed calls her "''grandma''".
23rd Jun '16 10:30:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* Charlotte Mearing in ''Film/{{Transformers}}: Dark of the Moon'' hates being called "ma'am". Carly, being British, doesn't understand what is the big deal and simply points out that, since Mearing is a woman, "ma'am" is appropriate. Except, from her time at the British embassy to the US, Carly should know the social faux pas in the States.

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* Charlotte Mearing in ''Film/{{Transformers}}: Dark of the Moon'' ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' hates being called "ma'am". Carly, being British, doesn't understand what is the big deal and simply points out that, since Mearing is a woman, "ma'am" is appropriate. Except, from her time at the British embassy to the US, Carly should know the social faux pas in the States.
22nd Jun '16 7:16:09 PM nombretomado
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* Kotetsu from ''TigerAndBunny'' is none too happy to be called "old man" by the rookie superhero he's been forced to partner up with. His displeasure is only compounded when he discovers that said rookie has decided the [[HeyYou pejorative is to be his new name.]]

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* Kotetsu from ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is none too happy to be called "old man" by the rookie superhero he's been forced to partner up with. His displeasure is only compounded when he discovers that said rookie has decided the [[HeyYou pejorative is to be his new name.]]
14th Apr '16 4:58:03 PM bombadilla
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* In Turkish there's actually a poem about this phenomenon, though gender-inverted. Attributed to the legendary folk poet Karacaoglan, it's called "A Girl Has Called Me Uncle, Oh Woe Is Me" [[labelnote:Turkish]] "Bir Kız Bana Emmi Dedi Neyleyim" [[/labelnote]]. Similarly to the other languages listed below, in Turkish the words "uncle" and "aunt" may be used as an informal yet respectful way of addressing people who are much older than the speaker. [[note]]Small children may call anybody "uncle" or "aunt" who seems about the same age as their parents, but from puberty on it's usually only acceptable to address people who are in "senior citizen" range this way (with a few exceptions, like old friends of the family or parents of one's schoolmates).[[/note]] Not unexpectedly, the poem is about the speaker's shock and horror at being called this way by a girl of fifteen.

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* In Turkish there's actually a poem about this phenomenon, though gender-inverted. Attributed to the legendary folk poet Karacaoglan, it's called "A Girl Has Called Me Uncle, Oh Woe Is Me" [[labelnote:Turkish]] "Bir Kız Bana Emmi Dedi Neyleyim" [[/labelnote]]. Similarly to the other languages listed below, in Turkish the words "uncle" and "aunt" may be used as an informal yet respectful way of addressing people who are much older than the speaker. [[note]]Small children may call anybody "uncle" or "aunt" who seems about the same age as their parents, but from puberty on it's usually only acceptable to address people who are in might be termed "senior citizen" range citizens" this way (with a few exceptions, exceptions like old friends of the family or parents of one's schoolmates).[[/note]] Not unexpectedly, the poem is about the speaker's (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) shock and horror at being called this way by a random girl of fifteen.
14th Apr '16 4:46:08 PM bombadilla
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* In Turkish there's actually a poem about this phenomenon, though gender-inverted. Attributed to the legendary folk poet Karacaoglan, it's called "A Girl Has Called Me Uncle, Oh Woe Is Me" [[labelnote:Turkish]] "Bir Kız Bana Emmi Dedi Neyleyim" [[/labelnote]]. Similarly to the other languages listed below, in Turkish the words "uncle" and "aunt" may be used as an informal yet respectful way of addressing people who are much older than the speaker. [[note]]Small children may call anybody "uncle" or "aunt" who seems about the same age as their parents, but from puberty on it's usually only acceptable to address people who are in "senior citizen" range this way (with a few exceptions, like old friends of the family or parents of one's schoolmates).[[/note]] Not unexpectedly, the poem is about the speaker's shock and horror at being called this way by a girl of fifteen.
23rd Mar '16 9:48:07 AM Chazz
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* May come up from colloquialisms: for instance, in some parts of the United States, "ma'am" is just considered a polite way of referring to a woman you've just met, functionally equivalent to "miss"; in other areas, "ma'am" specifically refers to a [[DontCallMeSir female superior]] or someone who is notably older. So you may just be trying to be polite, but accidentally imply they seem far older than they are!
16th Mar '16 10:44:08 PM SvartiKotturinn
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-->'''Grace:''' ...and this Jennifer-Love-Sarah-Michelle-Felicity looking thing bumps into me and says, 'Excuse me, ''ma'am'''.

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-->'''Grace:''' ...and this Jennifer-Love-Sarah-Michelle-Felicity looking [[Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt Jennifer-Love]]-[[Creator/SarahMichelleGellar Sarah-Michelle]]-Series/{{Felicity}}-looking thing bumps into me and says, 'Excuse me, ''ma'am'''.‘Excuse me... ''ma’am''’!


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* Averted in modern Hebrew, as not only are Israelis generally too informal to use either term of address in most situations, but the equivalent ‘miss’ (''‘almatí''[[labelnote:Hebrew]]עלמתי[[/labelnote]] lit. ‘my maiden’) went out of style long ago, and the equivalent of ‘ma’am’ or ‘lady’ (''gevéret''[[labelnote:Hebrew]]גברת[[/labelnote]], lit. ‘lady’, or the more formal ''gvirtí'' [[labelnote:Hebrew]]גבירתי[[/labelnote]] ‘my lady’[[note]]In Hebrew this phrase has none of the old-fashioned courting connotations of English.[[/note]]) is more commonly heard. (Of course, since this is Israel, which has universal conscription, ‘soldier’ might be more common...)
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