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20th Mar '17 11:35:50 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'', as of episode 7, the fact that [[spoiler: Jean is of royal blood]] was so secret even he didn't know it. When the characters discuss this, they talk in hushed voices and try not to let it get out. Yet, by episode 10, everyone seems to know, including the Acca employee who meets Jean when he comes to audit that incredibly secluded desert district.
18th Mar '17 6:01:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Neopets}}'' treats the Jelly World this way. It is not linked to from any map, and staff often treats it as if it doesn't exist (even in-universe), but nearly everyone with an account knows that it can be accessed by entering the URL.

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* ''{{Neopets}}'' ''{{Website/Neopets}}'' treats the Jelly World this way. It is not linked to from any map, and staff often treats it as if it doesn't exist (even in-universe), but nearly everyone with an account knows that it can be accessed by entering the URL.
23rd Feb '17 7:03:24 AM LentilSandEater
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** There have been strikes which have been not admitted by anyone, attributed to the US and internal sources indicate… that the US did not in fact do it. Hmmm. One can't help but think that some very interesting documents will be declassified 30 years from now.
** So they are using an open secret to hide a secret? Brilliant.
19th Feb '17 12:30:23 PM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Lord Renly and Ser Loras' relationship is theoretically a [[SecretRelationship secret]] given that the setting is based on the middle ages where [[DeliberateValuesDissonance homosexuality wasn't exactly approved of]], but not only does nearly the whole court know about it, even a couple of random Lannister soldiers halfway across Westeros from them were joking about it in one episode. Considering that Margaery is still a virgin three weeks after marrying Renly and that Loras is quite commonly seen entering his tent at nighttime, they really shouldn't have been surprised. This continues even after [[spoiler: Renly's death]]. The Tyrell's a very powerful family that can easily shifts the balance of power in the kingdom so anyone with any political savvy avoids discussing Loras Tyrell's sexual preferences. Joffrey makes a massive political faux pas when he publicly brings up Renly's homosexuality. Everyone knows about it but only someone as thoughtless as Joffrey would bring it up in the presence of the Tyrells.
** On the same token, much of the nobility of Westeros seems to be aware, or at the very least ''suspicious,'' that Queen Cersei is having an affair with her twin brother, and that her children are illegitimate bastards. However, few are actually willing to directly challenge Cersei on this matter because of her political allies. Ned Stark learns this [[DoomedMoralVictor the hard way.]]

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Lord Renly and Ser Loras' relationship is theoretically a [[SecretRelationship secret]] given that the setting is based on the middle ages where [[DeliberateValuesDissonance homosexuality wasn't exactly approved of]], but not only does nearly the whole court know about it, even a couple of random Lannister soldiers halfway across Westeros from them were joking about it in one episode. Considering that Margaery is still a virgin three weeks after marrying Renly and that Loras is quite commonly seen entering his tent at nighttime, they really shouldn't have been surprised. This continues even after [[spoiler: Renly's death]]. The Tyrell's a very powerful family that can easily shifts the balance of power in the kingdom so anyone with any political savvy avoids discussing Loras Tyrell's sexual preferences. Joffrey makes a massive political faux pas when he publicly brings up Renly's homosexuality. Everyone knows about it but only someone as thoughtless as Joffrey would bring it up in the presence of the Tyrells.
** On the same token, much of the nobility of Westeros seems to be aware, or at the very least ''suspicious,'' that Queen Cersei is having an affair with her twin brother, and that her children are illegitimate bastards. However, few are actually willing to directly challenge Cersei on this matter because of her political allies. Ned Stark learns this [[DoomedMoralVictor the hard way.]]]] However, as of "A Man Without Honour" in the second season, even Jaime and Cersei have given up denying it.
12th Feb '17 5:11:56 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Joked about in ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries Let's Play Grand Theft Auto]]'' with regards to Jeremy's "super hero" identity of [[[[https://youtu.be/uTXCcnqkeak?t=4m11s Rimmy Tim]].

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* Joked about in ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries Let's Play Grand Theft Auto]]'' with regards to Jeremy's "super hero" identity of [[[[https://youtu.[[https://youtu.be/uTXCcnqkeak?t=4m11s Rimmy Tim]].
12th Feb '17 5:11:32 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Joked about in ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries Let's Play Grand Theft Auto]]'' with regards to Jeremy's "super hero" identity of [[[[https://youtu.be/uTXCcnqkeak?t=4m11s Rimmy Tim]].
-->'''Michael:''' Is it, like, canon that no one knows who Rimmy Tim is, but everyone knows it's Jeremy?\\
'''Jeremy:''' It's not ''me!''\\
6th Feb '17 6:26:50 PM Titus88
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* Prior to his officially coming out, ''everybody'' knew Wrestling/PatPatterson was gay, but aside from the occasional incredibly veiled reference, it was something that just wasn't discussed. Fans used to joke that it was the ''second'' worst kept secret in Professional Wrestling, with the worst kept being that [[{{Kayfabe}} wrestling is scripted.]]

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* Prior to his officially coming out, ''everybody'' knew Wrestling/PatPatterson was gay, but aside from the occasional incredibly veiled reference, it was something that just wasn't discussed. Fans used to joke that it was the ''second'' worst kept secret in Professional Wrestling, with the worst kept secret being that [[{{Kayfabe}} wrestling is scripted.]]
6th Feb '17 6:25:24 PM Titus88
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* Prior to his officially coming out, ''everybody'' knew Pat Patterson was gay, but aside from the occasional incredibly veiled reference, it was something that just wasn't discussed.

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* Prior to his officially coming out, ''everybody'' knew Pat Patterson Wrestling/PatPatterson was gay, but aside from the occasional incredibly veiled reference, it was something that just wasn't discussed.discussed. Fans used to joke that it was the ''second'' worst kept secret in Professional Wrestling, with the worst kept being that [[{{Kayfabe}} wrestling is scripted.]]
31st Jan '17 12:03:39 PM hszmv1
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*** She won the award because the class mortality rate was the lowest in school history!
29th Dec '16 10:49:48 PM coffeeflvrdkiss
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** This was subverted by actor Richard Chamberlain when he was outed by ''Out Magazine'' in the 1980s. At the time, the magazine was operating under the policy that no homosexual had the right to stay in the closet, for the good of the gay community, and were basing a lot of their sales on "shocking" outings of closeted gay celebrities. By the time they got around to Chamberlain, ''Out'' was getting pretty arrogant about it. This backfired on them when they "exposed" Chamberlain (who had just come off the astoundingly successful ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'' mini-series) as gay. Chamberlain responded that he never hid his homosexuality, confirmed that everyone he ever worked with knew about it, and didn't see why the magazine was making such a big deal. ''Out's'' sales plummeted.
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