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10th Sep '16 8:26:01 AM JustTroper
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* The saintly mad prophet Emmanuel from ''Literature/SisterPelagia'' really loves to use bookish words "in appropriate and inappropriate places".
2nd Sep '16 4:56:18 PM Az_Tech341
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* Peridot from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is constantly talking in this manner. Amethyst finds it hilarious, and ask Peridot what she calls various body parts:

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* Peridot from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is constantly talking in this manner. Amethyst finds it hilarious, hilarious and ask asks Peridot what she calls various body parts:
2nd Sep '16 2:56:54 PM InfinityPlusTwo
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* Peridot from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is constantly talking in this manner. Amethyst finds it hilarious, and ask Peridot what she calls various body parts:
-->'''Amethyst''': Hey Peridot, what do you call this? *points to nose*
-->'''Peridot''': A Scent Sponge.
-->'''Amethyst''': What's this? *points to eye*
-->'''Peridot''': Vision Sphere.
-->'''Amethyst''': These? *wiggles fingers*
-->'''Peridot''': Touch Stumps.
-->'''Amethyst''': This? *points to foot*
-->'''Peridot''': Gravity Connectors.
-->'''Amethyst''': This? *points to posterior*
-->'''Peridot''': THAT'S YOUR BUTT!
11th Aug '16 4:14:34 PM Taskmaster123
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* Doctor Henry [=McCoy=] (a.k.a. Beast of the ''Comicbook/XMen'') does this all the time. In most incarnations, it's for the joy of wordplay -- everyone he works with already knows he's a genius -- though it undoubtedly has a side effect of convincing people he's never met before that [[GeniusBruiser even mutants who look like him can possess an enormous vocabulary]].

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* Doctor Henry [=McCoy=] (a.k.a. Beast of the ''Comicbook/XMen'') does this all the time. In most incarnations, it's for the joy of wordplay -- everyone he works with already knows he's a genius -- though it undoubtedly has a side effect of convincing people he's never met before that [[GeniusBruiser even mutants who look like him can possess an enormous vocabulary]]. Interestingly, in his earliest appearances in the X-Men comic, he was not portrayed as particularly intelligent. However, Stan Lee decided his behavior too closely resembled the Thing from the Fantastic Four, and upgraded his intelligence and vocabulary in order to set him apart.
11th Aug '16 4:10:08 PM Taskmaster123
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** Throughout the series, Johnny was always careful to use regular words around Doc Savage, mainly because Doc would have understood everything he was saying so it wouldn't have been any fun. The other members of the team also suspected that he often used his big words incorrectly, and didn't want Doc to catch him at it.
*** His tendency to use big words also bit him in the ass once. He was captured by a group of criminals, whose sadistic leader had no patience with Johnny's vocabulary. Johnny was warned that if he used a single big word while answering questions, he'd get the beating of a lifetime. Sure enough, Johnny forgets and uses a big word...and an absolutely ''brutal'' beatdown ensues.
27th Jul '16 8:16:53 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Boyd Crowder in ''Justified'' is very fond of this trope, often using it to prove to others that just because he's from a backwoods Kentucky town, he's not stupid.

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* Boyd Crowder in ''Justified'' ''Series/{{Justified}}'' is very fond of this trope, often using it to prove to others that just because he's from a backwoods Kentucky town, he's not stupid.


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* ''Series/TheNightOf'': One of the young arresting officers writes her report in overly technical language, in an apparent attempt to sound official. Veteran Detective Box tells her to rewrite it in simple language so that a jury can understand it.
23rd Jul '16 1:17:01 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/RussellBrand would also use this trope frequently. Made all the more visible by that he'd only really be doing it to make a NobGag. On a show about BigBrother.

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* Creator/RussellBrand would also use this trope frequently. Made all the more visible by that he'd only really be doing it to make a NobGag. On a show about BigBrother.''Series/BigBrother''.
21st Jul '16 3:11:54 AM saberwyn
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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla invented the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_globe plasma lam]]p (those things that were cool in the 80s), but he called it an Inert Gas Discharge Tube.

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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla invented the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_globe plasma lam]]p lamp]] (those things that were cool in the 80s), but he called it an Inert Gas Discharge Tube.
21st Jul '16 3:11:29 AM saberwyn
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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla invented the plasma lamp (those things that were cool in the 80s), but he called it an Inert Gas Discharge Tube.
** By calling a lava lamp and plasma lamp are you using a downplayed version of this trope, or are they really called plasma lamps somewhere?

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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla invented the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_globe plasma lamp lam]]p (those things that were cool in the 80s), but he called it an Inert Gas Discharge Tube.
** By calling a lava lamp and plasma lamp are you using a downplayed version of this trope, or are they really called plasma lamps somewhere?
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16th Jul '16 4:54:58 PM Az_Tech341
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** Grimlock in ''ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass'' started off as DumbMuscle, but then got an upgrade that made him in a GeniusBruiser, trading {{Hulkspeak}} for this. an example shortly after his upgrade:

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** Grimlock in ''ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass'' started off as DumbMuscle, but then got an upgrade that made him in a GeniusBruiser, trading {{Hulkspeak}} for this. an An example shortly after his upgrade:
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