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25th Jun '16 3:51:38 PM LentilSandEater
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*** Interestingly enough, Mia is far more forthcoming about how little she thinks of Edgeworth during their first trial, and Franziska tends to repeatedly call people fools when she's not using her whip.
25th Jun '16 3:50:59 PM LentilSandEater
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** The exchange between Franziska and Mia (channeled by Pearl) at the start of the second trial day in case 2-2 is a nice example (slightly undermined by von Karma's [[VerbalTic foolish foolery]], though Mia remains civil), even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Phoenix:

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** The exchange between Franziska and Mia (channeled by Pearl) at the start of the second trial day in case 2-2 is a nice example (slightly undermined by von Karma's [[VerbalTic foolish foolery]], though Mia remains civil), even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Phoenix:Phoenix internally comments on it but wisely keeps his mouth shut:
11th Jun '16 12:17:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PrideAndPrejudice'' is like the WWII of [[DeadpanSnarker snarkery]] and PolitenessJudo, but almost everyone is so passive-aggressive, blink and you miss it.

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* ''PrideAndPrejudice'' ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' is like the WWII of [[DeadpanSnarker snarkery]] and PolitenessJudo, but almost everyone is so passive-aggressive, blink and you miss it.



* A refrigerator is also the site of Passive Aggressive Kombat in ''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 ''TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul''...''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.]]



* Sansa Stark in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is left with only her [[DamnedByFaintPraise pretty words]], [[LogicalFallacies knowledge of story]] and [[ChewbaccaDefense song tropes]] [[ExactWords and phrases]] to [[MetaphoricallyTrue lie cautiously]] with, as well as [[PolitenessJudo courtesy and politeness]] to use as either a deliberate [[SarcasmBlind counter-snark defence]] or the occasionally subtle attack when she winds up as a hostage in a DeadlyDecadentCourt. She gets increasingly good at it, although her [[LooseLips start]] was, [[WrongGenreSavvy by any measure]], [[BreakTheCutie rocky]].

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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Sansa Stark in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is left with only her [[DamnedByFaintPraise pretty words]], [[LogicalFallacies knowledge of story]] and [[ChewbaccaDefense song tropes]] [[ExactWords and phrases]] to [[MetaphoricallyTrue lie cautiously]] with, as well as [[PolitenessJudo courtesy and politeness]] to use as either a deliberate [[SarcasmBlind counter-snark defence]] or the occasionally subtle attack when she winds up as a hostage in a DeadlyDecadentCourt. She gets increasingly good at it, although her [[LooseLips start]] was, [[WrongGenreSavvy by any measure]], [[BreakTheCutie rocky]].
28th May '16 7:37:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* When Negi and Fate meet up for a discussion in the Magic World arc of MahouSenseiNegima, they sit down for a cup of tea and coffee like gentlemen, seemingly polite and in control, all the while spitting ever more contemptuous and malicious insults and one another's tastes and manners at the table. Even though they're only talking about drinks and what they put in their drinks, the others around the table can't help but back up from the tangible fury building around that table.

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* When Negi and Fate meet up for a discussion in the Magic World arc of MahouSenseiNegima, Manga/MahouSenseiNegima, they sit down for a cup of tea and coffee like gentlemen, seemingly polite and in control, all the while spitting ever more contemptuous and malicious insults and one another's tastes and manners at the table. Even though they're only talking about drinks and what they put in their drinks, the others around the table can't help but back up from the tangible fury building around that table.
17th May '16 4:54:54 PM BohBoh
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* Obi-Wan's brief meeting with Jango Fett in ''StarWars: [[AttackOfTheClones Episode 2]]'', to the point that Boba Fett's origin story contains a comparison between that conversation and a swordfight.

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* Obi-Wan's brief meeting with Jango Fett in ''StarWars: [[AttackOfTheClones Episode 2]]'', II]]'', to the point that Boba Fett's origin story contains a comparison between that conversation and a swordfight.
17th May '16 4:54:54 PM BohBoh
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4th May '16 2:51:17 PM yisfidri
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* Creator/ElizabethTaylor and KimNovak have several hilarious catfights in the 1980 adaptation of Creator/AgathaChristie's ''[[Literature/TheMirrorCrackdFromSideToSide The Mirror Crack'd]]''.

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* Creator/ElizabethTaylor InUniverse rival actresses Marina Gregg (Creator/ElizabethTaylor) and KimNovak Lola Brewster (Kim Novak) have several hilarious catfights in the 1980 adaptation of Creator/AgathaChristie's ''[[Literature/TheMirrorCrackdFromSideToSide The Mirror Crack'd]]''.
4th May '16 2:49:07 PM yisfidri
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--> '''Arlena:''' Kenneth, this is such a surprise! When you told me of an island owned by a quaint little landlady, I had no idea it was Daphne Castle.

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--> '''Arlena:''' Kenneth, this is such a surprise! When you told me of an island owned run by a quaint little landlady, I had no idea it was Daphne Castle.
4th May '16 2:47:39 PM yisfidri
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-->'''Lola''': Same adorable sense of humor. And I'm so glad to see that you've not only kept your GORGEOUS figure, but you've added SO MUCH to it!

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-->'''Lola''': Same adorable sense of humor. And I'm so glad to see that you've not only kept your GORGEOUS ''gorgeous'' figure, but you've added SO MUCH ''so much'' to it!



-->'''Lola''': Cute angel. So do tell. How does it feel to be back, after being away SO LONG?
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-->'''Marina''': You will always be my oldest, OLDEST friend.

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-->'''Lola''': Cute angel. So do tell. How does it feel to be back, after being away SO LONG?
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''so long''?
** Later:
-->'''Marina''': You will I've always be thought of Lola as one of my oldest, OLDEST friend.''oldest'' friends.
* Similarly, the 1982 film of ''Literature/EvilUnderTheSun'' contains these exchanges from Daphne Castle (Maggie Smith) and Arlena Marshall (Diana Rigg):
--> '''Daphne Castle:''' Arlena and I are old sparring partners.
--> '''Arlena Marshall:''' Hello, Daphne.
--> '''Daphne:''' Oh, it's been years.
--> '''Arlena:''' A little time, yes.
--> '''Daphne:''' Years. Arlena and I were in the chorus of a show together. Not that I could ever compete. Even in those days, she could always throw her legs up in the air higher than any of us. [[ReallyGetsAround And wider.]]
--> '''Arlena:''' Kenneth, this is such a surprise! When you told me of an island owned by a quaint little landlady, I had no idea it was Daphne Castle.
--> '''Kenneth Marshall:''' ''(embarrassed)'' Er, yes, quite. Daphne, I wonder if we could go to our rooms. It's been a long journey.
--> '''Daphne:''' Oh, certainly. ''(rings the bell, and calls out)'' Andreas! ''(no response)''
--> '''Arlena:''' If you're short-staffed, Kenneth can easily carry the bags.
--> '''Daphne:''' They'll be brought up in a minute! Do have a good, long, peaceful rest, Arlena.
** Later, during that evening's cocktail gathering:
--> '''Arlena:''' ''(making a grand entrance)'' Oh my, I'm the last to arrive!
--> '''Daphne:''' [[DoubleEntendre Have a sausage, dear.]] You must be famished, having to wait all that time in your room.
2nd May '16 8:23:27 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Eva from ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' often uses this towards, well, pretty much anyone except her husband and her son.

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* Eva from ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' often uses this towards, well, pretty much anyone except her husband and her son.
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