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18th Aug '16 6:37:54 AM DaibhidC
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* In 'Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the kobold Oracle "unambiguously identifies" the recipients of his scrying spell as "disgustingly hairy, mouth-breathing ape-people."

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* In 'Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the kobold Oracle "unambiguously identifies" the recipients of his scrying spell as "disgustingly hairy, mouth-breathing ape-people."
18th Aug '16 6:37:36 AM DaibhidC
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* In 'Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the kobold Oracle "unambiguously identifies" the recipients of his scrying spell as "disgustingly hairy, mouth-breathing ape-people."
10th Jul '16 3:38:46 PM Kartoonkid95
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] is frequently compared to a monkey or an ape.
18th May '16 1:22:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mendoza, an immortal human in ''TheCompanyNovels'', refers to normal humans as monkeys.
* During the Man-Kzin War period of Larry Niven's ''KnownSpace'' series, the Kzinti constantly referred to humans as "monkeys". By the ''{{Ringworld}}'' period, they have stopped doing that, having had their collective asses handed to them too many times by the humans to casually dismiss them anymore.

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* Mendoza, an immortal human in ''TheCompanyNovels'', ''Literature/TheCompanyNovels'', refers to normal humans as monkeys.
* During the Man-Kzin War period of Larry Niven's ''KnownSpace'' ''Literature/KnownSpace'' series, the Kzinti constantly referred to humans as "monkeys". By the ''{{Ringworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' period, they have stopped doing that, having had their collective asses handed to them too many times by the humans to casually dismiss them anymore.



* In ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'', the DrillSergeantNasty frequently refers to his recruits as apes to motivate them. [[TruthInTelevision This is not unknown in Earth's military history.]]

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* In ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'', ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'', the DrillSergeantNasty frequently refers to his recruits as apes to motivate them. [[TruthInTelevision This is not unknown in Earth's military history.]]
28th Apr '16 11:56:21 AM FordPrefect
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* Inverted by those primate-conservation advocates who have been trying to convince governments in Africa and Southeast Asia to grant the great apes the same legal rights of human minors, thus making it murder to hunt them. Their arguments pivot on the apes' having the same degree of intelligence and self-awareness as young human children, hence they should be treated as such.

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* Inverted by those primate-conservation advocates who have been trying to convince governments in Africa and Southeast Asia to grant the great apes the same legal rights of as human minors, thus making it murder to hunt them. Their arguments pivot on the apes' having the same degree of intelligence and self-awareness as young human children, hence they should be treated as such.
26th Apr '16 12:41:24 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', Raguel calls humans "apes", though the context makes it seem more like an InsultOfEndearment.
22nd Feb '16 4:11:23 PM JackCain
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* Obviously calling anyone a monkey gets a bad reaction, but it becomes an explicitly racist insult if used about anyone whose black.

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* Obviously calling anyone a monkey gets a bad reaction, but it becomes an explicitly racist insult if used about anyone whose black.White Supremacists often consider other races, black people in particular, as being "sub-human" or "less evolved" compared to themselves, and often use "monkey" and similar terms as racial slurs against them.
8th Jan '16 12:58:27 PM nombretomado
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* Used frequently by Mudge in reference to Jon-Tom in ''{{Spellsinger}}''. Also on one occasion by Dorcas the hinny.

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* Used frequently by Mudge in reference to Jon-Tom in ''{{Spellsinger}}''.''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}''. Also on one occasion by Dorcas the hinny.
31st Dec '15 5:41:30 AM HighCrate
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Despite this trope's use of the word "ape" as an insult, it should be noted that if you're an atheist, humans actually ''are'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominidae a species of ape]]. The insult implies that the human in question is uncivilised and therefore cannot be distinguished from an ape. Compare "Neanderthal."

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Despite this trope's use of the word "ape" as an insult, it should be noted that if you're an atheist, biologically, humans actually ''are'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominidae a species of ape]]. The insult implies that the human in question is uncivilised and therefore cannot be distinguished from an ape. Compare "Neanderthal."
28th Dec '15 11:00:21 PM DarthKieduss
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Despite this trope's use of the word "ape" as an insult, it should be noted that biologically, humans actually ''are'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominidae a species of ape]]. The insult implies that the human in question is uncivilised and therefore cannot be distinguished from an ape. Compare "Neanderthal."

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Despite this trope's use of the word "ape" as an insult, it should be noted that biologically, if you're an atheist, humans actually ''are'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominidae a species of ape]]. The insult implies that the human in question is uncivilised and therefore cannot be distinguished from an ape. Compare "Neanderthal."
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