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11th Feb '16 12:24:48 PM Josef5678
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* In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', Pizza the Hut gets Barf's name wrong and calls him "Puke". Barf corrects him, "That's Barf". However Barf says this in such a way, that it doesn't sound like he's actually ''correcting'' Pizza, but rather telling Pizza he ''looks'' like barf (which he does).
18th Jan '16 3:57:16 PM PherddBerffle
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* In ''Arthur'' (1981), Arthur's butler Hobson says to his new girlfriend Linda: "Thank you for a memorable afternoon, usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of your stature."
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* In ''Arthur'' (1981), Arthur's butler Hobson says to his new girlfriend Linda: "Thank you for a memorable afternoon, usually afternoon. Usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of your stature."
18th Jan '16 3:42:43 PM PherddBerffle
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* In ''Arthur'' (1981), Arthur's butler Hobson says to his new girlfriend Linda: "Thank you for a memorable afternoon, usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of your stature."
8th Jan '16 8:07:40 AM StFan
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Better sorting.
->'''Baloo''': I'll learn him all I know! ->'''Bagheera''': Well, that shouldn't take too long.
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->'''Baloo''': ->'''Baloo:''' I'll learn him all I know! ->'''Bagheera''': know!\\ '''Bagheera:''' Well, that shouldn't take too long.

[[folder:Comicbooks]] * In the ''[[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]]'' series (the one with Rick Jones, not [[{{Shazam}} the one with Billy Batson]]) the titular character is a humanoid alien trying to do good on Earth. Rick, bonded to Marvel, teaches him a new battle cry. "Oh Watta Goo Siam"[[note]]"Oh, what a goose I am."[[/note]]. Captain Marvel took some time to get it. About a year later, Marvel went insane and destroyed the entire universe, but that was probably unrelated.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]] [[folder:Comic Books]] * In the ''[[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]]'' ''ComicBook/{{Captain Marvel|l}}'' series (the one with Rick Jones, not [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} the one with Billy Batson]]) the titular character is a humanoid alien trying to do good on Earth. Rick, bonded to Marvel, teaches him a new battle cry. "Oh Watta Goo Siam"[[note]]"Oh, what a goose I am."[[/note]]. Captain Marvel took some time to get it. About a year later, Marvel went insane and destroyed the entire universe, but that was probably unrelated.

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[[folder:Comic Strips]] * ''Comicstrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': ** Calvin sometimes has some fun this way at Moe the bully's expense. Once he responds to his demand for a quarter by telling him, "[[ExpospeakGag Your simian countenance suggests a heritage unusually rich in species diversity.]]" As Moe stands there confused, Calvin hands over the quarter, and says it was WorthIt. ** A couple of times, Hobbes makes a snide comment about Calvin while Calvin is distracted. [[LateToThePunchline Calvin doesn't realize that he has been insulted until much later that night]]. --->'''Calvin:''' What the... I'm not playing a full deck!\\ '''Hobbes:''' That's what they all say. ** Watterson had to fight very hard to keep his syndicate from licensing his work (he didn't want a bunch of crappy ''Calvin and Hobbes'' merchandise out there). During that time he threw the occasional StealthInsult at the syndicate's expense into the strip. He insists that he never wrote anything that didn't stand on its own, though. * ''Comicstrip/{{Dilbert}}'': ** Dogbert once gives the title character this epic zing: --->'''Dogbert:''' I could never underestimate your intelligence.\\ '''Dilbert''': Apology accepted. ** Also in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2002-03-10/ this strip]], where Wally insults the Pointy-Haired Boss, and claims that he's talking to his mother using his hands-free phone. ** And: [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1994-02-22/ "Bingo, sir."]] ** [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1994-08-28/ And again.]] * Played by Rat in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'': -->'''Pig''': My goal in life is to leave every place I visit a little better than when I arrived.\\ '''Rat''': I think you do that. Every time you leave a room, I say to myself 'Hey, the room's a little better.'\\ '''Pig''': ''Ohhh'', thank you!! Thank you!!\\ '''Rat''': ''(to Goat)'' The best insults are the ones that look like compliments. * In one ''ComicStrip/{{Sally Forth|Howard}}'' strip, Nona says Hilary's obsession with the song "You're So Party, Let's Go Dancey" is "just one big [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSM-5 DSM-5]] entry. No offence, Hil." Hil's response is a perplexed "Not sure if one's taken". [[/folder]] [[folder:Fan Fiction]]Works]]

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* Jeeves gets two of these over on Bertie on separate occasions in ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'': -->'''Bertie:''' Oh, stop playing with the hat, Jeeves. I knew you wouldn't like it.\\ '''Jeeves:''' Oh, not at all, sir! -->'''Bertie:''' She gave it to me, you know. Trying to improve my mind, I dare say.\\
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* ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'': ** Jeeves gets two of these over on Bertie on separate occasions in ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'': -->'''Bertie:''' occasions: --->'''Bertie:''' Oh, stop playing with the hat, Jeeves. I knew you wouldn't like it.\\ '''Jeeves:''' Oh, not at all, sir! -->'''Bertie:''' sir!\\\ '''Bertie:''' She gave it to me, you know. Trying to improve my mind, I dare say.\\

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * In ''Comicstrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin sometimes has some fun this way at Moe the bully's expense. Once he responds to his demand for a quarter by telling him, "[[ExpospeakGag Your simian countenance suggests a heritage unusually rich in species diversity.]]" As Moe stands there confused, Calvin hands over the quarter, and says it was WorthIt. ** A couple of times, Hobbes makes a snide comment about Calvin while Calvin is distracted. [[LateToThePunchline Calvin doesn't realize that he has been insulted until much later that night]]. -->'''Calvin:''' What the... I'm not playing a full deck! -->'''Hobbes:''' That's what they all say. ** Watterson had to fight very hard to keep his syndicate from licensing his work (he didn't want a bunch of crappy ''Calvin and Hobbes'' merchandise out there). During that time he threw the occasional StealthInsult at the syndicate's expense into the strip. He insists that he never wrote anything that didn't stand on its own, though. * In ''Comicstrip/{{Dilbert}}'', Dogbert once gives the title character this epic zing: -->'''Dogbert''': I could never underestimate your intelligence. -->'''Dilbert''': Apology accepted. ** Also in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2002-03-10/ this strip]], where Wally insults the Pointy-Haired Boss, and claims that he's talking to his mother using his hands-free phone. ** And: [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1994-02-22/ "Bingo, sir."]] ** [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1994-08-28/ And again.]] * Played by Rat in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'': -->'''Pig''': My goal in life is to leave every place I visit a little better than when I arrived.\\ '''Rat''': I think you do that. Every time you leave a room, I say to myself 'Hey, the room's a little better.'\\ '''Pig''': ''Ohhh'', thank you!! Thank you!!\\ '''Rat''': ''(to Goat)'' The best insults are the ones that look like compliments. * In one ''ComicStrip/SallyForth'' strip, Nona says Hilary's obsession with the song "You're So Party, Let's Go Dancey" is "just one big [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSM-5 DSM-5]] entry. No offence, Hil." Hil's response is a perplexed "Not sure if one's taken".
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] [[folder:Pinballs]] * In ''Comicstrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin sometimes has Creator/DataEastPinball's ''Pinball/GunsNRoses'', the "Mystery Award" is collected by shooting a scoop hole beneath Axl Rose's groin; some fun believe this way at Moe the bully's expense. Once he responds to his demand for is an insult against Axl (or a quarter by telling him, "[[ExpospeakGag Your simian countenance suggests a heritage unusually rich in species diversity.]]" As Moe stands there confused, Calvin hands over the quarter, and says it was WorthIt. ** A couple of times, Hobbes makes a snide comment about Calvin while Calvin is distracted. [[LateToThePunchline Calvin on his mental state), and designer Creator/JohnBorg doesn't realize that he has been insulted until much later that night]]. -->'''Calvin:''' What the... I'm not playing a full deck! -->'''Hobbes:''' That's what they all say. ** Watterson had to fight very hard to keep his syndicate from licensing his work (he didn't want a bunch of crappy ''Calvin and Hobbes'' merchandise out there). During that time he threw dissuade the occasional StealthInsult at the syndicate's expense into the strip. He insists that he never wrote anything that didn't stand on its own, though. * In ''Comicstrip/{{Dilbert}}'', Dogbert once gives the title character this epic zing: -->'''Dogbert''': I could never underestimate your intelligence. -->'''Dilbert''': Apology accepted. ** Also in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2002-03-10/ this strip]], where Wally insults the Pointy-Haired Boss, and claims that he's talking to his mother using his hands-free phone. ** And: [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1994-02-22/ "Bingo, sir."]] ** [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1994-08-28/ And again.]] * Played by Rat in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'': -->'''Pig''': My goal in life is to leave every place I visit a little better than when I arrived.\\ '''Rat''': I think you do that. Every time you leave a room, I say to myself 'Hey, the room's a little better.'\\ '''Pig''': ''Ohhh'', thank you!! Thank you!!\\ '''Rat''': ''(to Goat)'' The best insults are the ones that look like compliments. * In one ''ComicStrip/SallyForth'' strip, Nona says Hilary's obsession with the song "You're So Party, Let's Go Dancey" is "just one big [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSM-5 DSM-5]] entry. No offence, Hil." Hil's response is a perplexed "Not sure if one's taken".notions...

[[folder:Pinball]] * In Creator/DataEastPinball's ''Pinball/GunsNRoses'', the "Mystery Award" is collected by shooting a scoop hole beneath Axl Rose's groin; some believe this is an insult against Axl (or a comment on his mental state), and designer Creator/JohnBorg doesn't dissuade the notions... [[/folder]]

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--> '''Q:''' What is chaos? --> '''Armenian Radio:''' We do not comment on national economics. --> '''Q:''': Is it true that there is freedom of speech in the Soviet Union the same as there is in the USA? --> '''Armenian Radio:''': In principle, yes. In the USA, you can stand in front of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, and yell, "Down with Reagan!", and you will not be punished. In the Soviet Union, you can stand in the Red Square in Moscow and yell, "Down with Reagan!", and you will not be punished.
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--> '''Q:''' What is chaos? --> chaos?\\ '''Armenian Radio:''' We do not comment on national economics. --> '''Q:''': economics.\\\ '''Q:''' Is it true that there is freedom of speech in the Soviet Union the same as there is in the USA? --> USA?\\ '''Armenian Radio:''': Radio:''' In principle, yes. In the USA, you can stand in front of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, and yell, "Down with Reagan!", and you will not be punished. In the Soviet Union, you can stand in the Red Square in Moscow and yell, "Down with Reagan!", and you will not be punished.

5th Jan '16 10:54:43 AM Landis
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** Sansa also insults Joffrey unintentionally. When her father wants to take her away from her betrothed and placates her by saying that he'll find her a "brave and noble husband", heartbroken Sansa replies that "she doesn't want anyone brave and noble, she wants him [Joffrey]!"
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** Sansa also insults Joffrey unintentionally. When her father wants to take her away from her betrothed and placates her by saying that he'll find her a "brave "someone who's brave and noble husband", gentle and strong," heartbroken Sansa replies that "she doesn't "I don't want anyone brave and noble, she wants him gentle and strong, I want [Joffrey]!"
5th Jan '16 10:42:06 AM Landis
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* In ''Literature/{{Stormlight}}'', Kaladin continuously insults Adolin while pretending to compliment him. Examples could include "You are the least obnoxious Heir to a Princedom I've ever met." Read: The only heir to a princedom he has ever met. Adolin is none the wiser until Shallan points it out to him.
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* In ''Literature/{{Stormlight}}'', ''Literature/{{TheStormlightArchive}}'', Kaladin continuously insults Adolin while pretending to compliment him. Examples could include include: "You are the least obnoxious Heir to a Princedom I've ever met." Read: The only heir to a princedom he has ever met. Adolin is none the wiser until Shallan points it out to him.
4th Jan '16 4:52:58 PM Zephyr7
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* In ''Film/TheItalianJob2003'', Stella meets Steve, the man who killed her father, while pretending to be a cable technician. She is greeted by his guard dogs and promptly tells Steve in a casual tone that she is "used to meeting all sorts of animals".
4th Jan '16 2:05:35 PM nombretomado
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* Played by Rat in ''PearlsBeforeSwine'':
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1st Jan '16 9:37:53 PM Vox
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* In Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Belle tells Gaston that he's "positively primeval", but says it in a light enough voice that he thinks she's complimenting him. It doesn't help that he's ignorant enough to not know what "primeval" means. Later, when she's trying to diplomatically kick him out of her house, she says "I just don't deserve you!" Bonus in the musical adaptation, where he responds to the line with "Who does?"
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* In Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Belle tells Gaston that he's "positively primeval", but says it in a light enough voice that he thinks she's complimenting him. It doesn't help that he's ignorant enough to not know what "primeval" means.means (although, he's the kind of person who would probably take it as a compliment even if he ''did'' know). Later, when she's trying to diplomatically kick him out of her house, she says "I just don't deserve you!" Bonus in the musical adaptation, where he responds to the line with "Who does?"
11th Dec '15 6:47:35 PM LadyJafaria
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** In ''Discworld/TheTruth'', William, a master of ExactWords because he WillNotTellALie, responds to an article Sacharissa wrote about a flower-arranging competition with "I think it is quite likely that it would be impossible to improve this piece in any way." He means not that the article is perfect, but that there's ''so'' much wrong with it that he couldn't ''begin'' to improve it, but he runs it anyway to take up newspaper space, appeal to the ladies who were mentioned in the article, and avoid offending Sacharissa.
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