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6th Dec '16 8:30:15 AM dmcreif
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** ''Series/Daredevil2015'': "Shadows in the Glass" sees Karen and Foggy argue whether or not to tell Matt about getting attacked outside Mrs. Cardenas' apartment building. Unfortunately, Matt walks in mid-conversation, and has heard everything because of his super-hearing.
-->'''Foggy Nelson:''' OK, let's say we keep Matt in the dark. How long do you think...''[[[RightBehindMe Matt suddenly opens the door and walks in]]]''...[[AstonishinglyAppropriateInterruption I should grow my hair? Matt, what's your take on that? Mullet? Full pony?]]

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** ''Series/Daredevil2015'': "Shadows ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
***"Shadows
in the Glass" sees Karen and Foggy argue whether or not to tell Matt about getting attacked outside Mrs. Cardenas' apartment building. Unfortunately, Matt walks in mid-conversation, and has heard everything because of his super-hearing.
-->'''Foggy --->'''Foggy Nelson:''' OK, let's say we keep Matt in the dark. How long do you think...''[[[RightBehindMe Matt suddenly opens the door and walks in]]]''...[[AstonishinglyAppropriateInterruption I should grow my hair? Matt, what's your take on that? Mullet? Full pony?]]pony?]]
***Invoked in the episode "Speak of the Devil," where Nelson & Murdock's conversation at Josie's over Wilson Fisk is followed by Fisk appearing on the TV at a newsconference. Karen invokes the phrase.
5th Dec '16 6:34:18 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian novel ''The Hour of the Dragon'', Zenobia fears it, even though it's a man being spoken of.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian novel ''The Hour of the Dragon'', ''Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon'', Zenobia fears it, even though it's a man being spoken of.
3rd Dec '16 1:45:21 PM dmcreif
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**''Series/Daredevil2015'': "Shadows in the Glass" sees Karen and Foggy argue whether or not to tell Matt about getting attacked outside Mrs. Cardenas' apartment building. Unfortunately, Matt walks in mid-conversation, and has heard everything because of his super-hearing.
-->'''Foggy Nelson:''' OK, let's say we keep Matt in the dark. How long do you think...''[[[RightBehindMe Matt suddenly opens the door and walks in]]]''...[[AstonishinglyAppropriateInterruption I should grow my hair? Matt, what's your take on that? Mullet? Full pony?]]
**''Series/JessicaJones2015'': Kilgrave has commanded a college girl named Hope into shooting her parents in an elevator in Jessica's building. Trish tries to use her radio show to raise sympathy for Hope, but when Jeri is doubtful, Trish, who knows very well Kilgrave is real as well as what he did to Hope and Jessica, starts a tirade which devolves into bashing Kilgrave. Kilgrave immediately calls in, stating that if a person such as Trish described did indeed exist, it would be most unwise to anger them, accompanied by the shocked looks of Trish, Jessica and even Jeri. Not too much later, Kilgrave acts on his threat by sending a controlled Will Simpson to Trish's door.
29th Nov '16 5:25:29 PM Bissek
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** Which turns into a new joke in the final scene of the episode, where the Inquisition somehow knows that someone said the words, but they're across town, so they have to rush to catch a bus to get to the person in question and say their lines before the episode ends.
29th Nov '16 4:08:29 PM Nakuyabi
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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': The immortal sketch "[[InadvertentEntranceCue I didn't expect some kind of Spanish Inquisition!]]" "''NOBODY'' expects the Spanish Inquisiton!"

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': The immortal sketch "[[InadvertentEntranceCue I didn't expect some kind of Spanish Inquisition!]]" "''NOBODY'' expects the Spanish Inquisiton!"Inquisition!"
29th Nov '16 4:04:33 PM Nakuyabi
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* Creator/{{Kibo}} originally became known on {{Usenet}} for searching for any occurrences of his name (whether they refer to him or not) and responding to them. Naturally, this became rather less possible once he became something of a Usenet celebrity. There was a forum in UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}, dedicated to Games Online ( Fórum JOL - Jogos [=OnLine=] ), and is really really big (hundreds of sub-forums). In this forum, one of members known as [=NinjaLuke=] (later, [=NinjaLuke=] bot) ''ever appears'' in a thread replying the posts anytime someone refer to him or any ocurrence of his name.



* An [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]] ripoff, who shall remain nameless; he Googles his name and [[SmallNameBigEgo flips out at those who don't love his stuff]] and [[ShamelessSelfPromoter proceeds to plug his links]].



* The user "icycalm" of Insomnia.ac keeps track on reactions of his articles in a forum topic made for this purpose, and sometimes rants about who he feels has misintrepreted whatever he said. Some people say that he may also show up whenever he's mentioned and end up in a flamewar about it, but he doesn't seem to bother doing that much these days. He later made a thread about his potential impostors.

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* The user "icycalm" of Insomnia.ac keeps track on reactions of his articles in a forum topic made In Spanish, the equivalent idiom for this purpose, translates as something like "Speak of the Holy Roman Emperor, and sometimes rants about who through the window he feels has misintrepreted whatever he said. Some people say that he may also show up whenever he's mentioned and end up in a flamewar about it, but he doesn't seem to bother doing that much these days. He later made a thread about his potential impostors.appears."



* A certain fundamentalist with a "4 step proof of God" is known to regularly google his name and spam any forum on which it is posted with said "proof".
* In the AI field, there's a crank whose obsessive self-promotion efforts include appearing on any site that mentions him.



* There is a certain transphobic lawyer from the state of Maryland who is known for ego-searching her own name and attacking/outing anyone who criticizes her. For this reason, it is not uncommon on transsexual blogs to see her name censored.
* You know, there's also [[ChurchOfHappyology that one]] religious movement that's really touchy about its public image and sics lawyers on anyone who says even remotely unflattering things about them.

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* There is a certain transphobic lawyer from the state of Maryland who is known for ego-searching her own name and attacking/outing anyone who criticizes her. For this reason, it is not uncommon on transsexual blogs to see her name censored.
* You know, there's also [[ChurchOfHappyology that at least one]] religious movement that's known to be really touchy about its public image and sics that has a tendency to sic lawyers and protesters on anyone who says even remotely unflattering things about them.it.



* As ironic as the trope name is, some strict Christians censor God's name, even when the name's used in a religious manner. This stems from a Jewish belief that if you write down God's name and it is later erased/damaged, you have committed blasphemy.
* Hashtags on Website/{{Twitter}} allow one to do this not with a name, but with a topic. For example, if one criticizes a certain group of radicals that rallies under a certain hashtag, expect to get 4-5 defenders of the group telling you that you are a wrong person and that you are part of the enemy, etc.

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* As ironic as it may be in view of the trope name is, name, some strict Christians versions of Judaism and a number of straight-laced Christian denominations censor God's name, even when the name's used in a religious an innocuous manner. This stems from a Jewish belief that if you write down God's name and it is later erased/damaged, you have committed a kind of blasphemy.
* Hashtags on Website/{{Twitter}} allow one to do this not with a name, but with a topic. For example, if one criticizes a certain particular group of radicals that rallies under a certain given hashtag, expect to get flamed by 4-5 defenders of the said group telling you that you are a wrong person evil and that you are part of work for the enemy, etc.
28th Nov '16 1:31:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* The [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are being hunted down by the evil [[EldritchAbomination Chaos God]] Slaanesh, and naturally, [[TheDreaded they are so shit scared of the menacing god that they won't even use that name]] to refer to [[AmbiguousGender hir]]. The Craftworld Eldar refer to Slaanesh as "The Great Enemy" and the Dark Eldar refer to Slaanesh as "She Who Thirsts". Only a few especially {{Badass}} Eldar have the balls to refer to Slaanesh by hir actual name, such as [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Ronahn]]. Solitaires, the most badass of the Eldar Harlequins, take it even further. When re-enacting the Fall of the Eldar, the Solitaires are the ones who play the role of Slaanesh. And while speaking hir name ''might'' draw the dark god's attention, anyone who isn't a Solitaire pretending to be Slaanesh ''will'' go insane. The Solitaires pay a high price for their dedication though: their souls are forfeit to Slaanesh and there is nothing they can do about it.

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* The [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are being hunted down by the evil [[EldritchAbomination Chaos God]] Slaanesh, and naturally, [[TheDreaded they are so shit scared of the menacing god that they won't even use that name]] to refer to [[AmbiguousGender hir]]. The Craftworld Eldar refer to Slaanesh as "The Great Enemy" and the Dark Eldar refer to Slaanesh as "She Who Thirsts". Only a few especially {{Badass}} badass Eldar have the balls to refer to Slaanesh by hir actual name, such as [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Ronahn]]. Solitaires, the most badass of the Eldar Harlequins, take it even further. When re-enacting the Fall of the Eldar, the Solitaires are the ones who play the role of Slaanesh. And while speaking hir name ''might'' draw the dark god's attention, anyone who isn't a Solitaire pretending to be Slaanesh ''will'' go insane. The Solitaires pay a high price for their dedication though: their souls are forfeit to Slaanesh and there is nothing they can do about it.
21st Nov '16 4:05:56 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation:''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2056 SCP-2056 ("Tsiatko")]]. SCP-2056 is a humanoid creature. According to Native American elders speaking their name is dangerous, as it knows when someone is talking about it and hunts them down.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2521 SCP-2521]] is some sort of HumanoidAbomination the Foundation cannot quite contain properly. It can go through walls, and practically teleport, but the ''real'' danger about it is that it apparently covets any sort of verbalized (as in said or written) information on itself, and will steal it away the moment it's made. It might be a document. It might be a recording. It might be ''the person who spoke it'', if they said it out loud. [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou And it might just take this page at some point]].
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* Mentioning Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}} in Ohio Valley Wrestling likely resulted in him showing up and {{squash| match}}ing you, especially if you mentioned him while in the ring.[[/folder]]

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* Mentioning Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}} in Ohio Valley Wrestling likely resulted in him showing up and {{squash| match}}ing you, especially if you mentioned him while in the ring.ring.
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation:'' [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2521 SCP-2521]] is some sort of HumanoidAbomination the Foundation cannot quite contain properly. It can go through walls, and practically teleport, but the ''real'' danger about it is that it apparently covets any sort of verbalized (as in said or written) information on itself, and will steal it away the moment it's made. It might be a document. It might be a recording. It might be ''the person who spoke it'', if they said it out loud. [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou And it might just take this page at some point]].
2nd Nov '16 12:51:12 AM PaulA
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* "Hastur" was the name of a benign god in a Creator/AmbroseBierce short story. In ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'', Robert W. Chambers adopted "Hastur" as a mysterious name, most likely a location, with only vague connections to the titular King. Creator/HPLovecraft namedropped Hastur and the Yellow Sign (from Chambers's work) as nebulously connected in ''The Whisperer in Darkness''. When AugustDerleth absorbed Hastur into the greater CthulhuMythos, he started using it as the actual name of The King in Yellow, and [[AdaptationDecay re-appropriated]] [[IHaveManyNames non-synonymous titles]] such as "Him Who Must Not Be Named," (likely another euphemistic name for Azathoth) and "The High Priest Not To Be Described" (a minion of Nyarlathotep who might actually be Nyarlathotep) as sobriquets. This spawned the idea in the ExpandedUniverse that referring to him in by name was a very bad idea.

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* "Hastur" was the name of a benign god in a Creator/AmbroseBierce short story. In ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'', Robert W. Chambers adopted "Hastur" as a mysterious name, most likely a location, with only vague connections to the titular King. Creator/HPLovecraft namedropped Hastur and the Yellow Sign (from Chambers's work) as nebulously connected in ''The Whisperer in Darkness''. When AugustDerleth Creator/AugustDerleth absorbed Hastur into the greater CthulhuMythos, Franchise/CthulhuMythos, he started using it as the actual name of The King in Yellow, and [[AdaptationDecay re-appropriated]] [[IHaveManyNames non-synonymous titles]] such as "Him Who Must Not Be Named," (likely another euphemistic name for Azathoth) and "The High Priest Not To Be Described" (a minion of Nyarlathotep who might actually be Nyarlathotep) as sobriquets. This spawned the idea in the ExpandedUniverse that referring to him in by name was a very bad idea.
24th Oct '16 4:44:03 PM Starfire
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* ''Series/{{ArrestedDevelopment}}'' pulls this as something of a BrickJoke. The word ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' is said three times in the show, and on the third utterance he walks through the background.
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