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25th Nov '17 2:01:24 AM WhiteRoseSamurai
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* Jerry Lundegaard's EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' has him taking this approach to con a couple into paying for a protective coat of paint that they didn't want on their car. When Jerry knocks $100 off of the $500 dollar cost for the paint, this pisses the husband off even more.

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* Jerry Lundegaard's EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' has him taking this approach to con a couple into paying for a protective coat of paint that they didn't want on their car. When Jerry only knocks $100 off of the $500 dollar cost for the paint, this pisses the husband off even more.
21st Nov '17 8:37:09 PM WhiteRoseSamurai
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* Jerry Lundegaard's EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Film/Fargo'' has him taking this approach to con a couple into paying for a protective coat of paint that they didn't want on their car. When Jerry knocks $100 off of the $500 dollar cost for the paint, this pisses the husband off even more.

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* Jerry Lundegaard's EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Film/Fargo'' ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' has him taking this approach to con a couple into paying for a protective coat of paint that they didn't want on their car. When Jerry knocks $100 off of the $500 dollar cost for the paint, this pisses the husband off even more.
21st Nov '17 8:36:22 PM WhiteRoseSamurai
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* Jerry Lundegaard's EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Film/Fargo'' has him taking this approach to con a couple into paying for a protective coat of paint that they didn't want on their car. When Jerry knocks $100 off of the $500 dollar cost for the paint, this pisses the husband off even more.
10th Nov '17 11:21:20 PM Rhodes7
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* There's a popular story about Sir Arthuer Wellesly, the Duke of Wellington, that he once attended a party in France and as one, all the French officers in the room turned their backs to him as a show of disgust and non-acknowledgement. When the host came up to apologize he said, with all sincerity and grace "It is of no matter Madame. I have seen their backs before."
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15th Oct '17 2:35:48 PM Malady
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* The duet "Via resti servita, madame brilliante" from Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's ''TheMarriageOfFigaro'' involves an exchange of politely delivered insults between Susanna and Marcellina. The latter storms out after Susanna wins by "congratulating" her on her old age.

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* The duet "Via resti servita, madame brilliante" from Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's ''TheMarriageOfFigaro'' ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'' involves an exchange of politely delivered insults between Susanna and Marcellina. The latter storms out after Susanna wins by "congratulating" her on her old age.
22nd Sep '17 1:14:20 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Maggie Smith's character in ''Film/GosfordPark'' makes backhanded compliments and snide remarks to everyone in earshot.

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* ''Film/GosfordPark'': Maggie Smith's character in ''Film/GosfordPark'' makes is an expert at this, making backhanded compliments and snide remarks to everyone in earshot.earshot. She takes particular interest in attacking the woman from a working-class background, complimenting her for being so refreshingly economic in only bringing one formal gown to the weekend. This is [[{{hypocrite}} hypocritical]] of her, since she's only there to beg for money from her richer relative.



* A refrigerator is also the site of Passive Aggressive Kombat in ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul''... Dirk Gently does not want to open it before his housekeeper cleans it, and sets up elaborate, tiny traps in order to be able to tell if she has, one including a strand of hair. The refrigerator turns out to be so epic in its filth that [[spoiler:it spawns a horrible god-eating abomination when it's finally opened.]]

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* A refrigerator is also the site of Passive Aggressive Kombat in ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul''... Dirk Gently does not want to open it before his housekeeper cleans it, and sets up elaborate, tiny traps in order to be able to tell if she has, one including a strand of hair. The refrigerator turns out to be so epic in its filth that [[spoiler:it spawns a horrible god-eating abomination when it's finally opened.]]
29th Jul '17 6:21:04 AM TheCuza
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** In another cutaway gag, two women at a cafe spend the whole time hurling backhanded compliments at each other. A few tables over, two men are sitting together and one simply says he likes the other's tie. "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hmlPtRu1SQ Men! We know how to be friends!]]"

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** In another cutaway gag, two women at a cafe spend the whole time hurling backhanded compliments at each other. A few tables over, two men are sitting together and one simply says he likes the other's tie.tie, and the other one simply thanks him for the compliment. "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hmlPtRu1SQ Men! We know how to be friends!]]"
28th Jul '17 3:38:15 PM LinTaylor
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* One chapter of ''Manga/TouhouIbarakasenWildAndHornedHermit'' has Sanae and Reimu arguing about alcohol, with Sanae getting coached in this technique by her ancestors/bosses/patron gods Kanako and Suwako. Under the pretext of a peace offering, she gives Reimu some high-quality sake that was drunk at important moments in history; Kasen, who's far savvier than Reimu, realizes that the sake is perfectly mundane, and the moments in history were ones where people made fools of themselves because they were drunk. Since Reimu didn't pick up on either of those things, she ends up looking like a fool and doesn't even realize it.
24th Jun '17 6:51:37 AM StFan
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** Britt never directly confronted his dad, but he never missed a chance to disappoint him. When Britt talks to you, you cannot be sure if he is praising you or insulting you (he bluntly tells Kato he had no life and called Casey “old”). The obvious example is when Kato is hitting on Casey, Britt doesn’t like that and, instead of confronting his feelings, he humiliates Kato by asking for a coffee. When Kato confronted Britt (by punching a hole in the wall) , [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he manipulated Kato with guilt and convinced him that Kato misunderstood the situation and that it was all part of their cover]].
** Kato takes this attitude with Britt when the direct approach doesn’t work: He goes on a date with Casey and lies to Britt about visiting his friend Tony. Does it not seem suspicious that the HypercompetentSidekick risks letting his ManChild employer [[RecklessGunUsage near a gas gun]]?

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** Britt never directly confronted confronts his dad, but he never missed misses a chance to disappoint him. When Britt talks to you, you cannot be sure if he is praising you or insulting you (he bluntly tells Kato he had has no life and called calls Casey “old”). "old"). The obvious example is when Kato is hitting on Casey, Casey; Britt doesn’t doesn't like that and, instead of confronting his feelings, he humiliates Kato by asking for a coffee. When Kato confronted confronts Britt (by punching a hole in the wall) , wall), [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he manipulated manipulates Kato with guilt and convinced convinces him that Kato misunderstood the situation and that it was all part of their cover]].
** Kato takes this attitude with Britt when the direct approach doesn’t doesn't work: He goes on a date with Casey and lies to Britt about visiting his friend Tony. Does it not seem suspicious that the HypercompetentSidekick risks letting his ManChild employer [[RecklessGunUsage near a gas gun]]?



'''Hatsumomo:''' Sayuri — a name as ''sweet'' as she is! I'm afraid these days, even a common ''chambermaid'' can call herself a geisha. So it's nice to see such a sincere young maiko — isn't it?\\

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'''Hatsumomo:''' Sayuri -- a name as ''sweet'' as she is! I'm afraid these days, even a common ''chambermaid'' can call herself a geisha. So it's nice to see such a sincere young maiko -- isn't it?\\



'''Sayuri:''' ''[lighting a cigarette]'' Of course. But...it's been such a very long...long...''[blows out her match]''...long, long time.\\

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'''Sayuri:''' ''[lighting a cigarette]'' Of course. But... it's been such a very long...long...long... long... ''[blows out her match]''...match]'' ...long, long time.\\



--> '''Cersei:''' Ah, yes, the infamous tart-tongued Queen of Thorns.
--> '''Olenna:''' And the infamous ''tart'' Queen Cersei.

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--> '''Cersei:''' --->'''Cersei:''' Ah, yes, the infamous tart-tongued Queen of Thorns.
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Thorns.\\
'''Olenna:''' And the infamous ''tart'' Queen Cersei.



* Sherlock's brother Mycroft and best friend John in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' are never downright rude to one another, and seem generally resigned to working together for Sherlock's sake. While they are allies, they're clearly not on friendly terms, and things can -- and do -- get snarky and hostile at times. John tips closer to the 'aggressive' end of passive-aggressive in ''The Reichenbach Fall'' due to the knowledge that [[spoiler: Mycroft, in an attempt to get Moriarty's master keycode, ended up giving the DiabolicalMastermind exactly what he wanted: Sherlock's entire life story]].

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* Sherlock's brother Mycroft and best friend John in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' are never downright rude to one another, and seem generally resigned to working together for Sherlock's sake. While they are allies, they're clearly not on friendly terms, and things can -- and do -- get snarky and hostile at times. John tips closer to the 'aggressive' "aggressive" end of passive-aggressive in ''The "The Reichenbach Fall'' Fall" due to the knowledge that [[spoiler: Mycroft, [[spoiler:Mycroft, in an attempt to get Moriarty's master keycode, ended up giving the DiabolicalMastermind exactly what he wanted: Sherlock's entire life story]].



* In Series/{{Oshin}}, the YamatoNadeshiko Oshin engages uses this against [[ObnoxiousInLaws her mother in law Kiyo]] at first, and later against her daughter-in-law Michiko.

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* In Series/{{Oshin}}, ''Series/{{Oshin}}'', the YamatoNadeshiko Oshin engages uses this against [[ObnoxiousInLaws her mother in law Kiyo]] at first, and later against her daughter-in-law Michiko.



* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlzVPzXa_FQ Passive Vengeance]]" by {{Music/Psychostick}}

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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlzVPzXa_FQ Passive Vengeance]]" by {{Music/Psychostick}} Music/{{Psychostick}}.



* A frequent occurrence in the works of Creator/HaroldPinter.

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* %%* A frequent occurrence in the works of Creator/HaroldPinter.
10th Jun '17 11:16:21 AM nombretomado
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* The duet "Via resti servita, madame brilliante" from Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's ''TheMarriageOfFigaro'' involves an exchange of politely delivered insults between Susanna and Marcellina. The latter storms out after Susanna wins by "congratulating" her on her old age.

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* The duet "Via resti servita, madame brilliante" from Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's ''TheMarriageOfFigaro'' involves an exchange of politely delivered insults between Susanna and Marcellina. The latter storms out after Susanna wins by "congratulating" her on her old age.
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