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21st Aug '16 12:51:00 PM nombretomado
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* The 1992 EddieMurphy movie ''Film/TheDistinguishedGentleman'' parodies the use of this among politicians. In the film, Murphy plays Thomas Jefferson Johnson, a con man who runs for Congress, and after he wins, he gives this speech:

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* The 1992 EddieMurphy Creator/EddieMurphy movie ''Film/TheDistinguishedGentleman'' parodies the use of this among politicians. In the film, Murphy plays Thomas Jefferson Johnson, a con man who runs for Congress, and after he wins, he gives this speech:
30th Jul '16 11:55:23 PM Koveras
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For naming conventions that rely on this trope, see MadLibFantasyTitle.

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For naming conventions that rely on this trope, see MadLibFantasyTitle. Compare also WordSaladHorror.
23rd Jul '16 12:35:45 PM SantosLHalper
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* Justified in {{Film/Mad Max Fury Road}}: after [[spoiler: the Bullet Farmer is blinded by shrapnel when Furiosa shot out his headlights]], he undergoes a ''spectacular'' VillainousBreakdown and embarks on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge while proclaiming himself to be "the Scales of Justice [and the] Conductor of the Choir of Death".



* Justified in {{Film/Mad Max Fury Road}}: after [[spoiler: the Bullet Farmer is blinded by shrapnel when Furiosa shot out his headlights]], he undergoes a ''spectacular'' VillainousBreakdown and embarks on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge while proclaiming himself to be "the Scales of Justice [and the] Conductor of the Choir of Death".
23rd Jul '16 12:34:29 PM SantosLHalper
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* Justified in {[Film/Mad Max Fury Road}}: after [[spoiler: the Bullet Farmer is blinded by shrapnel when Furiosa shot out his headlights]], he undergoes a ''spectacular'' VillainousBreakdown and embarks on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge while proclaiming himself to be "the Scales of Justice [and the] Conductor of the Choir of Death!"

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* Justified in {[Film/Mad {{Film/Mad Max Fury Road}}: after [[spoiler: the Bullet Farmer is blinded by shrapnel when Furiosa shot out his headlights]], he undergoes a ''spectacular'' VillainousBreakdown and embarks on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge while proclaiming himself to be "the Scales of Justice [and the] Conductor of the Choir of Death!"Death".
23rd Jul '16 12:32:43 PM SantosLHalper
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* Justified in {[Film/Mad Max Fury Road}}: after [[spoiler: the Bullet Farmer is blinded by shrapnel when Furiosa shot out his headlights]], he undergoes a ''spectacular'' VillainousBreakdown and embarks on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge while proclaiming himself to be "the Scales of Justice [and the] Conductor of the Choir of Death!"
17th Jul '16 4:31:34 PM Valiona
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/Persona4''. while discussing the school trip to [[VideoGame/Persona3 Gekkoukan High]], [[DumbMuscle Kanji]] muses that "Man is just an animal, trying to find ways to kill time through his days." The others note that what he said makes no sense, and [[TheHyena Yukiko gets a chuckle out of it]].
24th Jun '16 9:26:00 PM DoctorTItanX
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the incantations of Kidō spells make no sense at all by the usual standards. For instance: "Ye Lord! Mask of blood and flesh, flutter of wings, he who bears the name of man! Inferno and Pandemonium, the sea barrier surges, march on to the south! Hado number 31, Red Flame Cannon!"

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the incantations of Kidō spells make no sense at all by the usual common standards. For instance: "Ye Lord! Mask of blood and flesh, flutter of wings, he who bears the name of man! Inferno and Pandemonium, the sea barrier surges, march on to the south! Hado number 31, Red Flame Cannon!"



* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ASadStory'', the last line: "The chaos erupted and the world crashed around the two." We never find out what does this mean.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ASadStory'', the last line: "The chaos erupted and the world crashed around the two." We never find out what does this truly mean.
24th Jun '16 9:23:36 PM DoctorTItanX
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the incantations of Kidō spells makes no sense whatsoever. For instance: "Ye Lord! Mask of blood and flesh, flutter of wings, he who bears the name of man! Inferno and Pandemonium, the sea barrier surges, march on to the south! Hado number 31, Red Flame Cannon!"

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the incantations of Kidō spells makes make no sense whatsoever.at all by the usual standards. For instance: "Ye Lord! Mask of blood and flesh, flutter of wings, he who bears the name of man! Inferno and Pandemonium, the sea barrier surges, march on to the south! Hado number 31, Red Flame Cannon!"
9th Jun '16 7:05:14 AM secretbison
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* American author Daniel Dennet coined the term [http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Deepity "deepity"] for a very specific kind of Meaningless Meaningful Words. A deepity is a phrase that can be interpreted on two different levels: a level that is true but trivial, and a level that is false but would be very important if it were true. The self-evident obviousness of the first interpretation is supposed to trick you into accepting the second interpretation as well. The most frequently cited example of a deepity is "love is just a word." On one level, yes, the word "love" is a word. But on another level, it's claiming that the emotion of love does not exist, which is plainly false but would be very important if it were true.

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* American author Daniel Dennet coined the term [http://rationalwiki.[[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Deepity "deepity"] "deepity"]] for a very specific kind of Meaningless Meaningful Words. A deepity is a phrase that can be interpreted on two different levels: a level that is true but trivial, and a level that is false but would be very important if it were true. The self-evident obviousness of the first interpretation is supposed to trick you into accepting the second interpretation as well. The most frequently cited example of a deepity is "love is just a word." On one level, yes, the word "love" is a word. But on another level, it's claiming that the emotion of love does not exist, which is plainly false but would be very important if it were true.
9th Jun '16 7:04:36 AM secretbison
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** Made even less meaningful because the card's art shows a ''colander,'' not a calendar.


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* American author Daniel Dennet coined the term [http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Deepity "deepity"] for a very specific kind of Meaningless Meaningful Words. A deepity is a phrase that can be interpreted on two different levels: a level that is true but trivial, and a level that is false but would be very important if it were true. The self-evident obviousness of the first interpretation is supposed to trick you into accepting the second interpretation as well. The most frequently cited example of a deepity is "love is just a word." On one level, yes, the word "love" is a word. But on another level, it's claiming that the emotion of love does not exist, which is plainly false but would be very important if it were true.
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