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18th Aug '17 7:44:07 AM BeerBaron
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* Lord Rugdumph gro-Shurgak in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' is a victim of this as well, although [[{{Malaproper}} he never gets it right]]:
--> "How may I persist you?"

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', Hermaeus Mora, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge Knowledge]], speaks this way. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness This trait is dropped in later appearances]], which give him an almost grandfatherly version of an EvilSoundsDeep voice instead.
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Lord Rugdumph gro-Shurgak in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' is a victim of this as well, although [[{{Malaproper}} he never gets it right]]:
--> "How ''"How may I persist you?"you?"''
10th Aug '17 3:39:29 AM Baeraad555
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* Marcus from ''VideoGame/NinjaPizzaGirl'' is absurdly well-spoken and loves bombastic turns of phrase. In a stroke of {{Irony}}, the story arc he's part of revolves around him becoming [[CannotSpitItOut lost for words]] whenever he tries to confess his feelings for Giselle. Gemma helps him forego what he himself calls "the vulgarity of speech" by making a GrandRomanticGesture instead.
5th Aug '17 12:53:59 PM Yuihime
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* ''Literature/DespoilersOfTheGoldenEmpire'' uses tons of scientific language to establish itself as a work of ScienceFiction. [[spoiler:It's not.]]


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* ''Literature/DespoilersOfTheGoldenEmpire'' uses tons of scientific language to establish itself as a work of ScienceFiction. [[spoiler:It's not.]]
5th Aug '17 1:35:18 AM Nepeta
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** Aranea too. It's apparently a common trait among Light aspect players.

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** Aranea too. too, as well as Vriska. It's apparently a common trait among Light aspect players.players, which is fitting, because Light seems to be about information.
18th Jul '17 11:40:02 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'': This is apparently Elodin's BerserkButton. He's rumored to have started a bar fight with a man who wouldn't stop saying "utilize" instead of "use." Another version of the rumor is that the man wouldn't stop saying "moreover."



** In the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3KBuQHHKx0 Cheese Shop]]" sketch, the customer alternates between Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness and slangy Yorkshire: in a subtle ShoutOut, Cleese's lines "Ee, I were all 'ungry, lahk" and "Ah lahk a nice choon, yer forced to" are actually in a more-or-less Yorkshire (OopNorth) dialect because Michael Palin, who plays the shopkeeper, is originally from Sheffield in Yorkshire, although Palin's character (and indeed Palin generally) doesn't speak in a Yorkshire accent.
* And speaking of John Cleese, in the ''Series/FawltyTowers'' episode, ''The Hotel Inspectors,'' he finds himself having to contend with a guest whose use of flowery, overcomplicated language renders him nearly incomprehensible. Representative quote:

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** In the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3KBuQHHKx0 Cheese Shop]]" sketch, the customer alternates between Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness and slangy Yorkshire: Yorkshire translations: in a subtle ShoutOut, Cleese's lines "Ee, I were all 'ungry, lahk" and "Ah lahk a nice choon, yer forced to" are actually in a more-or-less Yorkshire (OopNorth) dialect because Michael Palin, who plays the shopkeeper, is originally from Sheffield in Yorkshire, although Palin's character (and indeed Palin generally) doesn't speak in a Yorkshire accent.
* And speaking of John Cleese, in the ''Series/FawltyTowers'' episode, ''The "The Hotel Inspectors,'' Inspectors," he finds himself having to contend with a guest whose use of flowery, overcomplicated language renders him nearly incomprehensible. Representative quote:
18th Jul '17 11:18:14 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** This was, however, a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for them due to the particular circumlocution they were employing there.
** There's a heroic example with Mr. Ibis in ''Literature/AmericanGods'', which makes sense, since he's Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom. The protagonist, Shadow does this occasionally, in moments indicating that he's a GeniusBruiser and not just DumbMuscle (i.e. referring to sleight-of-the-hand magic as prestidigitation).

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** This was, however, a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for them due to the particular circumlocution they were employing there.
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* ''Literature/AmericanGods'': There's a heroic example with Mr. Ibis in ''Literature/AmericanGods'', Ibis, which makes sense, since he's Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom. The protagonist, Shadow does this occasionally, in moments indicating that he's a GeniusBruiser and not just DumbMuscle (i.e. referring to sleight-of-the-hand magic as prestidigitation).



* From ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'' by Creator/HPLovecraft.
-->"The leathery, undeteriorative, and almost indestructible quality was an inherent attribute of the thing's form of organization, and pertained to some paleogean cycle of invertebrate evolution utterly beyond our powers of speculation."
** Legend, at least, has it that he once got stuck with nothing to read but a(n abridged) copy of the OxfordEnglishDictionary...
** At least this one had the excuse that it was supposed to be the recollection of a scientist printed in an attempt to prevent further exploration of Antarctica -- many scientists in real life tend to go for complicated expression even when they wouldn't need to, in subconscious belief that it'll give a more intelligent impression. Universities often try to discourage this, but with limited success.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft is known for it.
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From ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'' by Creator/HPLovecraft.
-->"The
''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness''"The leathery, undeteriorative, and almost indestructible quality was an inherent attribute of the thing's form of organization, and pertained to some paleogean cycle of invertebrate evolution utterly beyond our powers of speculation."
** Legend, at least, has it that he once got stuck with nothing to read but a(n abridged) copy of the OxfordEnglishDictionary...
** At least this one had the excuse that it was supposed to be the recollection of a scientist printed in an attempt to prevent further exploration of Antarctica -- many scientists in real life tend to go for complicated expression even when they wouldn't need to, in subconscious belief that it'll give a more intelligent impression. Universities often try to discourage this, but with limited success.
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** The Wold Newton MassiveMultiplayerCrossover has it that William Dyer, the narrator of ''At the Mountains of Madness'', is actually Johnny Littlejohn (see above) under an assumed name.
* Continuing in the Lovecraft theme in ''Literature/{{The Laundry|Series}}'', Charles Stross would often pay tribute to Lovecraft by jokingly describing eldritch-related things as "squamous and rugose". Of course, as his works take the ViewersAreGeniuses route, his own characters occasionally dip into this trope as well.

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** The Wold Newton MassiveMultiplayerCrossover has it that William Dyer, the narrator of ''At the Mountains of Madness'', is actually Johnny Littlejohn (see above) under an assumed name.
* Continuing in the Lovecraft theme in In ''Literature/{{The Laundry|Series}}'', Charles Stross would often pay tribute to Lovecraft by jokingly describing eldritch-related things as "squamous and rugose". Of course, as his works take the ViewersAreGeniuses route, his own characters occasionally dip into this trope as well.



* Pretty much anything written by StephenDonaldson tends to veer into this trope at times; particularly the Thomas Covenant books, where he also has a tendency to utilize archaic or obscure definitions for many commonly used terms.

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* Pretty much anything written by StephenDonaldson tends to veer into this trope at times; particularly the Thomas Covenant books, where he also has a tendency to utilize archaic or obscure definitions for many commonly used terms.times:
12th Jul '17 6:59:12 AM narm00
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** On the magic side of the MU coin, we have Comicbook/DoctorStrange. Granted, half the words he uses ARE made-up, but it's still fun trying to follow him through a convoluted explanation of his spellwork.



* Forge does this a couple of times. One time, he went into a lengthy plan involving geometry at a football game huddle causing everyone to get confused.

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* On the magic side of the MU coin, we have Comicbook/DoctorStrange. Granted, half the words he uses ARE made-up, but it's still fun trying to follow him through a convoluted explanation of his spellwork.
* Forge of the X-Men does this a couple of times. One time, he went into a lengthy plan involving geometry at a football game huddle causing everyone to get confused.



* Dr. Nemesis often does this, ''specifically'' as a means to insult or talk down to anyone he believes to be less intelligent than himself. That is to say, ''[[InsufferableGenius everyone]]''. It gets hilariously played with when a telepathic starfish latches onto his face and begins broadcasting all of his inner thoughts:

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* The X-Men's Dr. Nemesis often does this, ''specifically'' as a means to insult or talk down to anyone he believes to be less intelligent than himself. That is to say, ''[[InsufferableGenius everyone]]''. It gets hilariously played with when a telepathic starfish latches onto his face and begins broadcasting all of his inner thoughts:



* In ''ComicBook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', Lex Luthor says he managed to travel through time with a portal "generated when acetylsalicylic acid is irradiated at a 108 megahertz frequency"...in other words, he "irradiated" some aspirin tablets with an FM radio. Presumably this is a playful nod to SilverAge comics [[http://www.superdickery.com/time-travel-made-simple/ like this one]].

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* In ''ComicBook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', Lex Luthor says he managed to travel through time with a portal "generated when acetylsalicylic acid is irradiated at a 108 megahertz frequency"...in other words, he "irradiated" some aspirin tablets with an FM radio. Presumably this is a playful nod to SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] comics [[http://www.superdickery.com/time-travel-made-simple/ like this one]].
23rd Jun '17 1:20:03 PM DarkHunter
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* When Redo wakes up on the eponymous fleet in ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'', his mecha needs to analyze the language of the natives. To do so, Redo grabs the nearest girl, runs away with her on his shoulder, and, just to make her talk some more, touches her ass. What follows is translated by Chamber to be about "reproduction with one's mother, as well as sanctified excrement".

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* When Redo Ledo wakes up on the eponymous fleet in ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'', his mecha needs to analyze the language of the natives. To do so, Redo Ledo grabs the nearest girl, runs away with her on his shoulder, and, just to make her talk some more, touches her ass. What follows is translated by Chamber to be about "reproduction with one's mother, as well as sanctified excrement".
23rd Jun '17 10:30:06 AM MetroidPeter
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[[SelfDemonstratingTrope A predilection by the intelligentsia to engage in the manifestation of prolix exposition through a buzzword disposition form of communication notwithstanding the availability of more comprehensible, punctiliously applicable, diminutive alternatives. Also known as "gross verbosity". Related to this is the use of inkhorn terms, loanwords from a foreign origin that are pretentious to an average speaker.]]

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[[SelfDemonstratingTrope [[SelfDemonstratingArticle A predilection by the intelligentsia to engage in the manifestation of prolix exposition through a buzzword disposition form of communication notwithstanding the availability of more comprehensible, punctiliously applicable, diminutive alternatives. Also known as "gross verbosity". Related to this is the use of inkhorn terms, loanwords from a foreign origin that are pretentious to an average speaker.]]
23rd Jun '17 10:29:30 AM MetroidPeter
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A predilection by the intelligentsia to engage in the manifestation of prolix exposition through a buzzword disposition form of communication notwithstanding the availability of more comprehensible, punctiliously applicable, diminutive alternatives. Also known as "gross verbosity". Related to this is the use of inkhorn terms, loanwords from a foreign origin that are pretentious to an average speaker.

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[[SelfDemonstratingTrope A predilection by the intelligentsia to engage in the manifestation of prolix exposition through a buzzword disposition form of communication notwithstanding the availability of more comprehensible, punctiliously applicable, diminutive alternatives. Also known as "gross verbosity". Related to this is the use of inkhorn terms, loanwords from a foreign origin that are pretentious to an average speaker.
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