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17th Jun '16 12:54:18 AM PaulA
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* While you'd be [[BlatantLies hard pressed]] to find insults in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus]]'', the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxXW6tfl2Y0 "Oscar Wilde Sketch"]] was comprised of Wilde and others lampooning the king, claiming it to be a quote of one of the others. Each one miraculously manages to turn them into compliments, though only the king seems oblivious.

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* While you'd be [[BlatantLies hard pressed]] to find insults in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus]]'', ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxXW6tfl2Y0 "Oscar Wilde Sketch"]] was comprised of Wilde and others lampooning the king, claiming it to be a quote of one of the others. Each one miraculously manages to turn them into compliments, though only the king seems oblivious.



* DorothyParker, Creator/OscarWilde and William F. Buckley were all masters/mistress of this.

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* DorothyParker, Creator/DorothyParker, Creator/OscarWilde and William F. Buckley were all masters/mistress of this.
23rd May '16 7:30:26 PM JeremySkunk
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* In the live recording of ''Circle'' by HarryChapin, recorded for his ''Greatest Stories Live'' album, he tries to coax reluctant members of the audience into singing along by assuring them that "Anybody can sing this song". To this end, he has pretty much everyone on hand sing a verse of the song, including the roadies, whom he describes as "The 70s answer to Music/SimonAndGarfunkel. They're a little Seals & Crofts, and a little Sears & Roebuck."
18th May '16 5:36:18 PM igordebraga
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** Related, in a way to circumvent NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead, British reporter Hugh Massingberd [[http://www.smh.com.au/news/obituaries/father-of-the-modern-obit/2008/01/04/1198950074313.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1 decided to]] employ {{Unusual Euphemism}}s that served as this. "Didn't suffer fools gladly" translated as "complete bastard", "gave colourful accounts of his exploits" meant "liar", "powerful negotiator" suggested "bully", and "tireless raconteur" signalled "crashing bore".
9th May '16 4:55:46 PM Galadriel
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'''Sitwell:''' [[PreemptiveShutUp Alright.]]

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'''Sitwell:''' -->'''Sitwell:''' [[PreemptiveShutUp Alright.]]
8th May '16 5:59:00 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Brian manages to get Lois to look over his old script for a TV pilot. When Lois finally reads it, she says that it was so good [[PlagiarismInFiction she immediately started checking online to see where he'd ripped it off from]], and was pleasantly surprised to learn it was original. This is also a CallBack to Brian's disaster of a novel ''Faster Than the Speed of Love'', which was a rip-off of the ''IronEagle'' series[[note]]albeit completely by accident, Brian apparently never having seen the films[[/note]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Brian manages to get Lois to look over his old script for a TV pilot. When Lois finally reads it, she says that it was so good [[PlagiarismInFiction she immediately started checking online to see where he'd ripped it off from]], and was pleasantly surprised to learn it was original. This is also a CallBack to Brian's disaster of a novel ''Faster Than the Speed of Love'', which was a rip-off of the ''IronEagle'' ''Film/IronEagle'' series[[note]]albeit completely by accident, Brian apparently never having seen the films[[/note]].
6th May '16 9:58:53 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Double whammy -- not only is there the "Fuck you", but the actual text of the letter is politician-speak for "your bill is worthless, get back to me when you're ready to quit being a jackass and get your priorities straight".
*** The latter would hardly count as 'stealth', however, given that its recipients probably all speak fluent Politician.
6th May '16 9:42:07 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** ''Film/IronMan2'': The senator's remark to Tony Stark shortly after giving him the medal and "accidentally" pricking him with the pin.

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* ''Film/IronMan2'':
** ''Film/IronMan2'': The senator's remark to Tony Stark shortly after giving him the medal and "accidentally" pricking him with the pin.
24th Apr '16 6:52:22 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Zigzagged in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', where Shredder tells Rocksteady and Beebop that his new robotic attack drone is named after them; he calls it "the Knucklehead".
20th Apr '16 11:08:33 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Literature/TrickyBusiness'', Wally's rock band Arrival plays a disastrous gig at a redneck bar that ends in a BarBrawl and one of his bandmates being sent to the emergency room (the injury report from which inspires [[AGoodNameForARockBand a cool new name for the band]]). When the owner tells Wally that he doesn't want Arrival to ever play there again, Wally tells him that he was thrilled to meet the original cast of ''Film/{{Deliverance}}'', a reference that sails over the owner's head.

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* In ''Literature/TrickyBusiness'', Wally's rock band Arrival plays a disastrous gig at a redneck bar ("'Nuffa that shit! Play some country!") that ends in a BarBrawl and one of his bandmates being sent a trip to the emergency room (the injury report from which inspires for the LeadBassist (whose reported injuries inspire [[AGoodNameForARockBand a cool new name for the band]]). When the owner tells Wally that he doesn't want Arrival to ever play there again, Wally tells him that he was thrilled to meet the original cast of ''Film/{{Deliverance}}'', a reference that sails over the owner's head.
19th Apr '16 12:26:20 PM hullflyer
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* In the ''ComicBook/{{Captain Marvel|l}}'' series (the one with Rick Jones, not [[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 were insane and destroyed the entire universe, but that was probably unrelated.

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* In the ''ComicBook/{{Captain Marvel|l}}'' series (the one with Rick Jones, not [[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 were went insane and destroyed the entire universe, but that was probably unrelated.
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