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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.
3rd Jun '16 6:18:42 PM WillKeaton
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*** ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1994-02-22/ did it first]].

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*** ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1994-02-22/ did it first]].first.]]



* According to some, postmodernism. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokal_affair Exhibit 1]]. Or indeed, any use of "post-" as a prefix (postironic, postfeminism etc). The problem is how the writer has reached the conclusion that we're all "post" a certain movement, and "when" exactly that leaves us now. Some well-educated people use postmodernism as synonym of 'deconstruction' even though the latter [[OlderThanTheyThink has been used since ancient times]], sometimes to the point of DeconstructorFleet. It makes you wonder if some 'experts' ever heard of Aristophanes, Villon, Cervantes or Rabelais.

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* According to some, postmodernism. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokal_affair Exhibit 1]]. 1.]] Or indeed, any use of "post-" as a prefix (postironic, postfeminism etc). The problem is how the writer has reached the conclusion that we're all "post" a certain movement, and "when" exactly that leaves us now. Some well-educated people use postmodernism as synonym of 'deconstruction' even though the latter [[OlderThanTheyThink has been used since ancient times]], sometimes to the point of DeconstructorFleet. It makes you wonder if some 'experts' ever heard of Aristophanes, Villon, Cervantes or Rabelais.
3rd Jun '16 6:17:32 PM WillKeaton
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** Lampshaded in The Sith Lords, when Atton mocks "Jedi talk".

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** Lampshaded in The ''The Sith Lords, Lords,'' when Atton mocks "Jedi talk".
3rd Jun '16 6:15:09 PM WillKeaton
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* The 2008 Literature/LyttleLyttonContest featured this gem from ''ComicBook/TheAmazingSpiderMan #544'' (the first part of ComicBook/OneMoreDay):

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* The 2008 Literature/LyttleLyttonContest ''Literature/LyttleLyttonContest'' featured this gem from ''ComicBook/TheAmazingSpiderMan #544'' (the first part of ComicBook/OneMoreDay):
3rd Jun '16 6:14:33 PM WillKeaton
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TruthInTelevision, and known to TheOtherWiki under the name of "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought_terminating_cliche Thought-terminating cliche]]".

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TruthInTelevision, and known to TheOtherWiki under the name of "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought_terminating_cliche Thought-terminating cliche]]".
"Thought-terminating cliche."]]
17th May '16 3:54:33 PM stuffedninja
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* Music/TheSmashingPumpkins' song "To Sheila" is a [[TearJerker beautiful]] song that unfortunately has some very questionably pretentious lyrics that sound as if Billy Corgan just threw together a bunch of words that sounded nice and contributed to a certain conjured image. Just read the first verse alone and try to interpret it:
-->Twilight fades / on blistered avalon\\
The sky's cruel torch / on aching autobahn\\
Into the uncertain divine\\
We scream into the last divine
4th May '16 8:02:46 PM pacealot
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* TV Tropes itself contains an high percentage of articles where the word "said" is used before a noun, when a perfectly ordinary "the" would have worked just fine, and been less clumsy.

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* TV Tropes TVTropes itself contains an high percentage of articles where the word "said" is used before a noun, when a perfectly ordinary "the" would have worked communicated the point just fine, and been less clumsy.awkward. The "said (noun)" construction appears to be gaining ground on the Internet in general, in an apparent attempt to make a statement sound either educated or sardonic, with [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement varying results]].
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