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8th Apr '17 10:04:00 PM nombretomado
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* "[[RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Look that up in your Funk 'N' Wagnalls!]]"

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* "[[RowanAndMartinsLaughIn "[[Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Look that up in your Funk 'N' Wagnalls!]]"
6th Apr '17 6:57:56 AM nielas
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* This is invoked on ''Series/{{Billions}}''. Bobby and "Dollar" Bill are having a conversation inside a soundproof room with glass walls so people on the outside can see everything happening inside but cannot hear what is being said. The two men are having a tender moment where they are telling each other that they are like brothers and would do anything for each other. However, their body language makes it seem like they are having an extremely nasty shouting match full of swearing and obscenities. It's part of a BatmanGambit to make a rival investment firm try to recruit Bill who then can feed them false information about Bobby's business dealings.
23rd Mar '17 12:49:30 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* Everyone in [[SweetHomeAlabama the South]] knows that "Bless your heart" usually isn't a "blessing." While it ''can'' be used in a nice way, the phrase itself is, more often than not, used as a [[SugaryMalice much more polite way of calling someone an idiot]] (people in the South are big on manners and etiquette). It can also be a type of preemptive apology, using it to sweeten a not-so-nice comment ("Bless his heart, that's the ugliest baby I've ever seen.")

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* Everyone in [[SweetHomeAlabama the South]] knows that "Bless your heart" usually isn't a "blessing." While it ''can'' be used in a nice way, the phrase itself is, more often than not, used as a [[SugaryMalice much more polite way of calling someone an idiot]] (people in the South (compared to Northerners, Southerners are very big on things like manners and etiquette). It can also be a type of preemptive apology, using it to sweeten a not-so-nice comment ("Bless his heart, that's the ugliest baby I've ever seen.")
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?\\
{{Beat}}\\
'''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.''
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