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13th Sep '17 3:27:24 PM Discar
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* ''Series/{{Galavant}}'': Galavant and Richard meet some dwarves and giants who are locked in an epic struggle to the death over their height differences. Except the dwarves are very tall and the giants are very short, so they're all the same height. Galavant and Richard have difficulty differentiating their friends from their foes in the final battle.
--> '''Richard:''' Everyone! Time out. Show of hands, who here's a dwarf?\\
''[dwarves and a few giants raise their hands]''\\
'''Richard:''' Right, and who's a giant?\\
''[giants and a few dwarves raise their hands]''\\
'''Richard:''' Well this isn't going to work.\\
'''Galavant:''' Okay, okay. Let's go shirts and skins.
25th Aug '17 6:10:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', at one point, the lawyer Estermann recounts the events kicking off the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Jenkins War of Jenkin's Ear]] (see the RealLife section below) to his case worker Lyra Heartstrings, making the point that impressions don't need to be factual to have an impact.

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* In ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', at one point, the lawyer Estermann recounts the events kicking off the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Jenkins War of Jenkin's Ear]] (see the RealLife section below) to his case worker Lyra Heartstrings, making the point that impressions don't need to be factual to have an impact.
23rd Aug '17 3:58:52 AM JackG
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* ''The Semantics War'', a short story by Bill Clothier, has humanity arbitrarily divide itself into two factions, one declaring that THE WISTICK DUFELS THE MORADDY, the other that THE MORADDY DUFELS THE WISTICK. [[ItsInYourNatureToDestroyYourselves War and the collapse of human civilization ensues.]]

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* ''The Semantics War'', a short story by Bill Clothier, has humanity arbitrarily divide itself into two factions, one declaring that THE WISTICK DUFELS THE MORADDY, the other that THE MORADDY DUFELS THE WISTICK. [[ItsInYourNatureToDestroyYourselves [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves War and the collapse of human civilization ensues.]]
23rd Aug '17 3:57:52 AM JackG
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* ''The Semantics War'', a short story by Bill Clothier, has humanity arbitrarily divide itself into two factions, one declaring that THE WISTICK DUFELS THE MORADDY, the other that THE MORADDY DUFELS THE WISTICK. [[ItIsInYourNatureToDestroyYourselves War and the collapse of human civilization ensues.]]

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* ''The Semantics War'', a short story by Bill Clothier, has humanity arbitrarily divide itself into two factions, one declaring that THE WISTICK DUFELS THE MORADDY, the other that THE MORADDY DUFELS THE WISTICK. [[ItIsInYourNatureToDestroyYourselves [[ItsInYourNatureToDestroyYourselves War and the collapse of human civilization ensues.]]
23rd Aug '17 3:57:26 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''[[Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg The Sworn Sword]]''. Ser Duncan tries to convince Lady Rohanne not to invade his lord's land over a 'pissing contest' about who can dam the river. Lady Rohanne points out that these contests are how nobles judge each other's strength, and worse will happen if she doesn't put up a strong front.

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* Averted in ''[[Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg The Sworn Sword]]''. Ser Duncan tries to convince Lady Rohanne not to invade his lord's land over a 'pissing contest' about who can dam the river. Lady Rohanne points out that these contests are how nobles judge each other's strength, and [[RapePillageAndBurn worse will happen happen]] if she doesn't put up a strong front.


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* ''The Semantics War'', a short story by Bill Clothier, has humanity arbitrarily divide itself into two factions, one declaring that THE WISTICK DUFELS THE MORADDY, the other that THE MORADDY DUFELS THE WISTICK. [[ItIsInYourNatureToDestroyYourselves War and the collapse of human civilization ensues.]]
20th Aug '17 10:40:40 AM StoneBasilisk
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* [[http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/opinionator/2012/02/28/the-first-google-maps-war/?referer= The Google Maps War]], fought in 2010 between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. After Google Maps erroneously portrayed Costa Rica's border with Nicaragua south of the accepted line, they sent 50 soldiers to the Isla Portillos in Costa Rica, justifying it by saying that, according to Google Maps, it was a part of Nicaragua. Costa Rica responded by sending 70 police officers to the island (as they do not have a real military). It ended with Google Maps correcting the error, and the UN ruling that technically, Nicaragua invaded Costa Rica.

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* [[http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/opinionator/2012/02/28/the-first-google-maps-war/?referer= The Google Maps War]], fought in 2010 between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. After Google Maps erroneously portrayed Costa Rica's border with Nicaragua south of the accepted line, they sent 50 soldiers to the Isla Portillos in Costa Rica, [[InsaneTrollLogic justifying it by saying that, according to Google Maps, it was a part of Nicaragua.Nicaragua]]. Costa Rica responded by sending 70 police officers to the island (as they do not have a real military). It ended with Google Maps correcting the error, and the UN ruling that technically, Nicaragua invaded Costa Rica.
14th Aug '17 2:56:41 PM Gregzilla
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', the millennia-long conflict between the Gargoyles and {{The Hunter}}s Demona casually scarred a kid named Gillecomgain after he caught her stealing food. He made a mask to highlight the scars and began hunting her relentlessly, making revenge his lifelong goal. Several decades later, she finally unmasked him. He stared at her and asked if she now understood why he hunted her for so long. [[ButForMeItWasTuesday Demona flatly replied, "No."]] A thousand years later, she apparently still doesn't know what his beef was.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', the millennia-long conflict between the Gargoyles and {{The Hunter}}s the [[HunterOfMonsters monster hunters]] Demona casually scarred a kid named Gillecomgain after he caught her stealing food. He made a mask to highlight the scars and began hunting her relentlessly, making revenge his lifelong goal. Several decades later, she finally unmasked him. He stared at her and asked if she now understood why he hunted her for so long. [[ButForMeItWasTuesday Demona flatly replied, "No."]] A thousand years later, she apparently still doesn't know what his beef was.
12th Aug '17 7:23:50 PM Andyroid
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* In ''Literature/TheTrueMeaningOfSmekday'', the Nimrogs were an alien race who were driven to the brink of extinction by three hundred years of civil war that started over ''[[ParkingPayback a parking space]]''.
23rd Jul '17 9:45:36 AM nombretomado
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** And it also happens in ''Slayers: Great'', where the father and son of a famous golem-making family, Galia and Huey, are fighting a personal battle that they eventually try to settle by building giant golems and having them fight each other. The reason: Galia is obsessed with making {{Kawaii}} golems, to the extent he builds his mega-golem in the form of a {{Chibi}} Lina Inverse, even going so far as to spend time and effort causing it to make cute sound effects when it steps or does anything. Huey, on the other hand, is into ultra-realistic golems -- and his favorite source material are beautiful, buxom women. His mega-golem is designed as a humungous statue of [[GagBoobs Naga]], and he devotes effort to making sure the breasts [[{{Gainaxing}} jiggle like hers]]. When they finally reconcile, their first combined effort golem is a BettyBoop reference; a SuperDeformed woman's face atop a realistically sculpted sexy woman's body.

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** And it also happens in ''Slayers: Great'', where the father and son of a famous golem-making family, Galia and Huey, are fighting a personal battle that they eventually try to settle by building giant golems and having them fight each other. The reason: Galia is obsessed with making {{Kawaii}} [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} Kawaii]] golems, to the extent he builds his mega-golem in the form of a {{Chibi}} Lina Inverse, even going so far as to spend time and effort causing it to make cute sound effects when it steps or does anything. Huey, on the other hand, is into ultra-realistic golems -- and his favorite source material are beautiful, buxom women. His mega-golem is designed as a humungous statue of [[GagBoobs Naga]], and he devotes effort to making sure the breasts [[{{Gainaxing}} jiggle like hers]]. When they finally reconcile, their first combined effort golem is a BettyBoop reference; a SuperDeformed woman's face atop a realistically sculpted sexy woman's body.
17th Jul '17 9:19:15 PM lorgskyegon
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** Which led to the amusing happening of an American man flying there, planting a homemade flag, and declaring it as the "Kingdom of Northern Sudan". [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Just so his daughter could be a princess.]]
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