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20th Feb '17 11:54:33 AM gb00393
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** Margaery Tyrell, Cersei's much hated new daughter-in-law cheerfully and politely calls her a drunkard, by apologizing for not having any wine to offer when Cersei makes an appearance in her lunch, and adding that for friends and herself it's just too early to drink. (No, Cersei didn't ask for wine.)

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** Margaery Tyrell, Cersei's much hated new daughter-in-law cheerfully and politely calls her a drunkard, by apologizing for not having any wine to offer when Cersei makes an appearance in her lunch, and adding that for friends and herself it's just too early to drink. (No, Cersei didn't ask for wine.)) She later implies that Cersei is old and has lost all her power. Her handmaidens titter at this indirect slight. Cersei scowls through it all and takes a threatening step toward her, but remains equally civil on the surface.
** Margaery and Cersei at dinner with Joffrey and Loras in "Valar Dohaeris", and stealth insulting each other all the while.
** Subverted in "Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken", where Cersei tries initiating this with Olenna only for Olenna to respond by blatantly insulting her to her face. Cersei is not amused.
--> '''Cersei:''' Ah, yes, the infamous tart-tongued Queen of Thorns.
--> '''Olenna:''' And the infamous ''tart'' Queen Cersei.
11th Feb '17 7:36:25 AM LentilSandEater
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* One of the many {{Cutaway Gag}}s in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is Peter helping Chris to get his insect badge by observing a family of "wasps." Cut away to Chris and Peter sitting behind a potted plant in a lavish dining hall watching a family of [[AcceptableEthnicTargets upper-class white Anglo Saxon Protestants]] doing exactly this.
** Subverted at the end when the father calls his wife a whore in front of their child.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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One of the many {{Cutaway Gag}}s in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is Peter helping Chris to get his insect badge by observing a family of "wasps." Cut away to Chris and Peter sitting behind a potted plant in a lavish dining hall watching a family of [[AcceptableEthnicTargets upper-class white Anglo Saxon Protestants]] doing exactly this.
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this. Subverted at the end when the father calls his wife a whore in front of their child.
29th Jan '17 10:27:45 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Loki and Dumbledore as two particular past masters of this trope, with the hapless Cornelius Fudge a frequent target.
** Harry demonstrates a proficiency in it in chapter 6 of ''Ghosts of the Past''.
22nd Jan '17 6:24:17 PM JoeG
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* Gwendolen and Cecily in ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''.

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* ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'': When Gwendolen and Cecily mistakenly come to believe that they are both engaged to the same man, they engage in ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''.an incredibly vicious yet polite catfight. The unstated rule is that they must insult each other while maintaining the appearance of civility and the one who loses her temper first loses. [[spoiler: Cecily wins.]]
18th Jan '17 5:03:27 PM Hjortron18
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18th Jan '17 2:01:25 PM Hjortron18
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16th Jan '17 2:33:20 AM StFan
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* Common between Society Girls in ''FanFic/FourDeadlySecrets''.
* Name comes from ''WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged'', which spoofed Hitomi's and Millerna's discussions in the real ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' series, over who would get Allen. Basically, each fight [[MundaneMadeAwesome started and ended with an announcer presenting them as intense, brutal fights]], even though the actual scenes were just them calmly lying and manipulating each other. The RunningGag first shows up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bqieymT7z14#t=192s here at 2:56:]].

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* %%* Common between Society Girls in ''FanFic/FourDeadlySecrets''.
* Name comes from ''WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged'', which spoofed Hitomi's and Millerna's discussions in the real ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' series, over who would get Allen. Basically, each fight [[MundaneMadeAwesome started start and ended end with an announcer presenting them as intense, brutal fights]], even though the actual scenes were are just them calmly lying and manipulating each other. The RunningGag first shows up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bqieymT7z14#t=192s here at 2:56:]].


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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'': Principal Cinch's speech at the welcoming party ''sounds'' polite, but in fact she's constantly putting down Canterlot High School, and saying in substance that they have no chance to win the Friendship Games.
-->'''Abacus Cinch:''' It's been four years since the last Friendship Games, but it feels as though nothing has changed. Canterlot High continues to pick its competitors in a popularity contest and Crystal Prep continues to field its top twelve students. It is a comfort to know that even after so many years of losses, your school remains so committed to its ideals, however misguided they may be. I wish you all the best of luck, regardless of the inevitable outcome.
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2nd Jan '17 4:26:31 PM nombretomado
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* When [[WesternAnimation/AeonFlux Trevor]] isn't outright [[HannibalLecture Hannibal Lecturing]] his audience or ''Roleplay/InkCity'' at large, he engages in this instead. GLaDOS and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mew]] are other regular combatants, and even [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko]] treads the thin line between this and [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarking]].

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* When [[WesternAnimation/AeonFlux Trevor]] isn't outright [[HannibalLecture Hannibal Lecturing]] his audience or ''Roleplay/InkCity'' at large, he engages in this instead. GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mew]] are other regular combatants, and even [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko]] treads the thin line between this and [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarking]].
3rd Dec '16 10:45:47 PM lucy24
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** [[AlphaBitch Cersei Lannister]] is accomplished at this when she pulls back on the aggressive side, as when she tells Margaery Tyrell that she's "never seen her as a rival," which Margaery (publically, at least) takes as a denial of ill-feeling between them but which Cersei intends as implying that she does not view Margaery as a worthy opponent.

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** [[AlphaBitch Cersei Lannister]] is accomplished at this when she pulls back on the aggressive side, as when she tells Margaery Tyrell that she's "never seen her as a rival," which Margaery (publically, (publicly, at least) takes as a denial of ill-feeling between them but which Cersei intends as implying that she does not view Margaery as a worthy opponent.
3rd Dec '16 6:06:10 AM StFan
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* How wizards settle their differences on the ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'', having figured out that not only are sharply-worded memos a lot safer than each building a tower and lobbing fireballs at each other, it's just as fun. Averted in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' in a fancy dinner party featuring two Ankh-Morpork FeudingFamilies: since any insult would inevitably lead to open hostilities, they have to make do with the few subjects of conversation that ''haven't'' been used for this trop in the past. [[CaptainObvious Like observing that the other is standing up, for example.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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How wizards settle their differences on the ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'', Discworld, having figured out that not only are sharply-worded memos a lot safer than each building a tower and lobbing fireballs at each other, it's just as fun. fun.
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Averted in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' in a fancy dinner party featuring two Ankh-Morpork FeudingFamilies: since any insult would inevitably lead to open hostilities, they have to make do with the few subjects of conversation that ''haven't'' been used for this trop trope in the past. [[CaptainObvious Like observing that the other is standing up, for example.]]



-->'''[[PlayerCharacter Rook]]:''' I'm torn; do I master on hand-to-hand combat, or focus on ranged attacks?
-->'''[[ReluctantWarrior Celica]]:''' Perhaps you could find another hobby altogether.

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-->'''[[PlayerCharacter Rook]]:''' I'm torn; do I master on hand-to-hand combat, or focus on ranged attacks?
-->'''[[ReluctantWarrior
attacks?\\
'''[[ReluctantWarrior
Celica]]:''' Perhaps you could find another hobby altogether.



** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where and Back Again Part 1]]",
Trixie gleefully rubs Starlight inviting her to come to Our Town with her in Twilight's face, while smugly "complimenting" the Princess of Friendship on her "wisdom" and emphasizing how she's Starlight's ''best friend''.

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where and Back Again Part 1]]",
1]]", Trixie gleefully rubs Starlight inviting her to come to Our Town with her in Twilight's face, while smugly "complimenting" the Princess of Friendship on her "wisdom" and emphasizing how she's Starlight's ''best friend''.
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