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11th Mar '17 4:12:27 PM trulymadmoves
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* On ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', during a multi-episode story arc in which Marie and Debra are refusing to speak to each other, Raymond begs them to make up, calling them "you two mothers" in the process. He's allegedly making an appeal to it being Mother's Day, but his strained and frustrated tone clearly indicate what he actually means.
18th Feb '17 11:47:10 PM eowynjedi
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* In one ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' novel, Hornblower's navigator gives him increasingly pessimistic updates on the stronger enemy ship that's pursuing them in a SternChase and says "my duty, sir" when Hornblower starts showing signs of irritation. Hornblower replies "I'm glad to see you doing your duty" in a tone that effectively conveys "damn your duty" (a phrase which he can't actually use because it would contradict the Articles of War).
16th Feb '17 7:00:51 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheHastyHeart'': Margaret's explanation of Lachlan's past as the poor child of an unwed mother gives Yank, who can't stand him, the chance to call him a bastard.
--> '''Margaret''': He's a foundling; his mother wasn't married. Do you know what that means?\\
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'''Yank''': He sure is.
5th Feb '17 1:36:34 AM Specialist290
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has Bester's name treated like this. Anyone who has spent five minutes in the same room as Bester and is NOT a telepath would understand completely.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has Bester's name treated like this. Anyone who has spent five minutes in the same room as Bester and is NOT a telepath (and quite a few who are, for that matter...) would understand completely.
25th Jan '17 7:51:36 AM snichols1973
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Season 2's "Bart's Dog Gets an F", when Santa's Little Helper graduates from obedience school:
-->'''Emily Winthrop''': You son-of-a-bitch, good show! [[note]]"Bitch" originally referred to a mother dog before taking on the negative connotations it has today, and likewise, "Son-of-a-bitch" can refer to a bastard in its literal sense, or be used as a general term of contempt.[[/note]]
9th Dec '16 9:28:39 PM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', after learning the truth of Ohara, Tsuru responds to Sengoku's orders with a "Yes sir" that sounds far more like "Fuck you".
4th Dec '16 6:45:29 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Kate Mulgrew once delivers the line "My name is Captain Janeway" like a ''death threat.''
15th Aug '16 10:15:25 AM WoozySloth
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* In the pilot movie/first two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Kid Flash takes issue with Robin's disappearing act antics and calls him on it: "Way to be a team player, Rob." He comes down hard on the nickname, and it's clear to the viewer that it's a placeholder for Robin's real first name, which Kid Flash knows, and happens to be Richard, also known as Dick.

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* In the pilot movie/first two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Kid Flash takes issue with Robin's disappearing act antics and calls him on it: "Way to be a team player, Rob." He comes down hard on the nickname, and it's clear to the viewer that it's a placeholder for Robin's real first name, which Kid Flash knows, and happens to be Richard, also known as Dick.nickname.
13th Aug '16 4:37:14 AM IamTheCaligula
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* [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Jeeves]] would, of course, ''never'' actually swear, but Bertie Wooser did on one occasion point out that Jeeves has a way of saying "Well, sir," and "Indeed, sir," that sometimes leaves the impression that only a rudimentary feudal sense of what is fitting restrains him from substituting those phrases the words "Says you!"

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* [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Jeeves]] would, of course, ''never'' actually swear, but Bertie Wooser did on one occasion point out that Jeeves has a way of saying "Well, sir," and "Indeed, sir," that sometimes leaves the impression that only a rudimentary feudal sense of what is fitting restrains him from substituting those phrases with the words "Says you!"
1st Aug '16 11:20:07 AM IamTheCaligula
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* [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Jeeves]] would, of course, ''never'' actually swear, but Bertie Wooser did on one occasion point out that Jeeves has a way of saying "Well, sir," and "Indeed, sir," that sometimes leaves the impression that only a rudimentary feudal sense of what is fitting restrains him from substituting those phrases the words "Says you!"
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