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16th Feb '18 8:11:35 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Ninth Doctor refers to humans as "stupid apes" on a couple of occasions. So do the new series' Silurians, some of whom want to wipe humanity out. Less hostile Silurians like Vastra, who's in an InterspeciesRomance with a lesbian human, also consider humans apes, but purely in the taxonomic sense and not as an insult. Vastra does use "monkey" as a male-specific insult, which could also function (whether or not [[GeniusBonus intentionally]]) as a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sexual innuendo]]: a usual telltale difference between monkeys and apes is that most monkeys have tails while apes don't, and "tail" works well as a DoubleEntendre for...something else.

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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Ninth Doctor refers to humans as "stupid apes" on a couple of occasions. So do the new series' Silurians, some of whom want to wipe humanity out. Less hostile Silurians like Vastra, who's in an InterspeciesRomance with a lesbian human, also consider humans apes, but purely in the taxonomic sense and not as an insult. Vastra does use "monkey" as a male-specific insult, which could also function (whether or not [[GeniusBonus intentionally]]) as a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sexual innuendo]]: a the usual telltale difference between monkeys and apes is that most monkeys have tails while apes don't, and "tail" works well as a DoubleEntendre for...something else.
28th Jan '18 3:17:07 PM VVK
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** Edwin likes to use monkey insults on everyone, often [[TalkingToThemself talking to himself]] where everyone else can hear.

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** Edwin likes to use monkey insults on everyone, often [[TalkingToThemself talking to himself]] himself where everyone else can hear.
28th Jan '18 3:16:17 PM VVK
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** Edwin likes to use monkey insults on everyone, often TalkingToHimself where everyone else can hear.

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** Edwin likes to use monkey insults on everyone, often TalkingToHimself [[TalkingToThemself talking to himself]] where everyone else can hear.
28th Jan '18 3:14:54 PM VVK
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* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate''
** Edwin likes to use monkey insults on everyone, often TalkingToHimself where everyone else can hear.
** Doppelgangers in this game despisingly call more normal humanoids primates.
19th Jan '18 1:51:46 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Ninth Doctor refers to humans as "stupid apes" on a couple of occasions. So do the new series' Silurians, some of whom want to wipe humanity out. Less hostile Silurians like Vastra, who's in an InterspeciesRomance with a lesbian human, also consider humans apes, but purely in the taxonomic sense and not as an insult. Vastra does use "monkey" as a male-specific insult, which could also function (whether or not [[GeniusBonus intentionally]]) as a DoubleEntendre: a usual telltale difference between monkeys and apes is that most monkeys have tails while apes don't, and "tail" works well as a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar euphemism]] for...something else.

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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Ninth Doctor refers to humans as "stupid apes" on a couple of occasions. So do the new series' Silurians, some of whom want to wipe humanity out. Less hostile Silurians like Vastra, who's in an InterspeciesRomance with a lesbian human, also consider humans apes, but purely in the taxonomic sense and not as an insult. Vastra does use "monkey" as a male-specific insult, which could also function (whether or not [[GeniusBonus intentionally]]) as a DoubleEntendre: [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sexual innuendo]]: a usual telltale difference between monkeys and apes is that most monkeys have tails while apes don't, and "tail" works well as a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar euphemism]] DoubleEntendre for...something else.
19th Jan '18 1:50:24 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Ninth Doctor refers to humans as "stupid apes" on a couple of occasions. So do the new series' Silurians, some of whom want to wipe humanity out. Less hostile Silurians like Vastra, who's in an InterspeciesRomance with a lesbian human, also consider humans apes, but purely in the taxonomic sense and not as an insult. Vastra does use "monkey" as a male-specific insult, which could also function (whether or not [[GeniusBonus intentionally]]) as a DoubleEntendre: a usual telltale difference between monkeys and apes is that most monkeys have tails, and "tail" works well as a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar euphemism]] for...something else.

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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Ninth Doctor refers to humans as "stupid apes" on a couple of occasions. So do the new series' Silurians, some of whom want to wipe humanity out. Less hostile Silurians like Vastra, who's in an InterspeciesRomance with a lesbian human, also consider humans apes, but purely in the taxonomic sense and not as an insult. Vastra does use "monkey" as a male-specific insult, which could also function (whether or not [[GeniusBonus intentionally]]) as a DoubleEntendre: a usual telltale difference between monkeys and apes is that most monkeys have tails, tails while apes don't, and "tail" works well as a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar euphemism]] for...something else.
19th Jan '18 1:48:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Ninth Doctor refers to humans as "stupid apes" on a couple of occasions. So do the new series' Silurians, some of whom want to wipe humanity out. Less hostile Silurians like Vastra also consider humans apes, but purely in the taxonomic sense and not as an insult (although Vastra, who's married to a female human, does use "monkey" as a male-specific insult).

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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Ninth Doctor refers to humans as "stupid apes" on a couple of occasions. So do the new series' Silurians, some of whom want to wipe humanity out. Less hostile Silurians like Vastra Vastra, who's in an InterspeciesRomance with a lesbian human, also consider humans apes, but purely in the taxonomic sense and not as an insult (although Vastra, who's married to a female human, insult. Vastra does use "monkey" as a male-specific insult).insult, which could also function (whether or not [[GeniusBonus intentionally]]) as a DoubleEntendre: a usual telltale difference between monkeys and apes is that most monkeys have tails, and "tail" works well as a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar euphemism]] for...something else.
29th Dec '17 10:39:46 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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It's not always a strictly {{fantastic|Slur}}al insult, either. Some humans use this to insult each other, often against ethnic groups they consider primitive and inferior, or simply against individuals they don't like. The insult implies that the human in question is uncivilized and indistinguishable from less advanced primates; compare "Neanderthal". Even in RealLife, primate-related insults are unfortunately used as ethnic slurs, especially by white supremacists against people of African descent. From a biological standpoint, this makes no sense, as all humans are in fact apes (belonging to the family [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominidae Hominidae]], or great apes). This means that humans who consider "ape" insulting sound suspiciously similar to Professor Ratigan in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', who detested being called a rat even though he quite obviously was one.

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It's not always a strictly {{fantastic|Slur}}al {{fantastic|Racism}}al insult, either. Some humans use this to insult each other, often against ethnic groups they consider primitive and inferior, or simply against individuals they don't like. The insult implies that the human in question is uncivilized and indistinguishable from less advanced primates; compare "Neanderthal". Even in RealLife, primate-related insults are unfortunately used as ethnic slurs, especially by white supremacists against people of African descent. From a biological standpoint, this makes no sense, as all humans are in fact apes (belonging to the family [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominidae Hominidae]], or great apes). This means that humans who consider "ape" insulting sound suspiciously similar to Professor Ratigan in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', who detested being called a rat even though he quite obviously was one.
26th Dec '17 2:31:10 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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It's not always a strictly {{fantastic|Slur}}al insult, either. Some humans use this to insult each other, often against ethnic groups they consider primitive and inferior, or simply against individuals they don't like. The insult implies that the human in question is uncivilized and indistinguishable from less advanced primates; compare "Neanderthal". Even in RealLife, primate-related insults are unfortunately used as ethnic slurs, especially by white supremacists against people of African descent. From a biological standpoint, this makes no sense, as all humans are in fact apes (belonging to the family [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominidae Hominidae]], or great apes). This means that humans who consider "ape" insulting sound suspiciously similar to Professor Ratigan in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', who detested being called a rat even though he was one.

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It's not always a strictly {{fantastic|Slur}}al insult, either. Some humans use this to insult each other, often against ethnic groups they consider primitive and inferior, or simply against individuals they don't like. The insult implies that the human in question is uncivilized and indistinguishable from less advanced primates; compare "Neanderthal". Even in RealLife, primate-related insults are unfortunately used as ethnic slurs, especially by white supremacists against people of African descent. From a biological standpoint, this makes no sense, as all humans are in fact apes (belonging to the family [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominidae Hominidae]], or great apes). This means that humans who consider "ape" insulting sound suspiciously similar to Professor Ratigan in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', who detested being called a rat even though he quite obviously was one.
26th Dec '17 2:30:51 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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It's not always a strictly {{fantastic|Slur}}al insult, either. Some humans use this to insult each other, often against ethnic groups they consider primitive and inferior, or simply against individuals they don't like. The insult implies that the human in question is uncivilized and indistinguishable from less advanced primates; compare "Neanderthal". Even in RealLife, primate-related insults are unfortunately used as ethnic slurs, especially by white supremacists against people of African descent. From a biological standpoint, this makes no sense, as all humans are in fact apes (belonging to the family [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominidae Hominidae]], or great apes). This means that humans who call other people "apes" as an insult sound suspiciously similar to Professor Ratigan in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', who considered the word "rat" insulting even though he was a rat himself.

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It's not always a strictly {{fantastic|Slur}}al insult, either. Some humans use this to insult each other, often against ethnic groups they consider primitive and inferior, or simply against individuals they don't like. The insult implies that the human in question is uncivilized and indistinguishable from less advanced primates; compare "Neanderthal". Even in RealLife, primate-related insults are unfortunately used as ethnic slurs, especially by white supremacists against people of African descent. From a biological standpoint, this makes no sense, as all humans are in fact apes (belonging to the family [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominidae Hominidae]], or great apes). This means that humans who call other people "apes" as an insult consider "ape" insulting sound suspiciously similar to Professor Ratigan in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', who considered the word "rat" insulting detested being called a rat even though he was a rat himself.one.
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