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29th Dec '16 9:17:19 AM Xtifr
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* From Creator/CharlesStross' ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Concrete Jungle]]'':

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* From Creator/CharlesStross' ''[[TheLaundrySeries short "[[Literature/TheLaundryFiles The Concrete Jungle]]'':Jungle]]":
24th Dec '16 2:52:50 PM Fangusu
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* There are several accounts of dog owners getting threatened or attacked by dogs after producing toothed smiles. Dog are really just defending themselves because they feel threatened upon seeing teeth.

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* There are several accounts of dog owners getting threatened growled at or attacked by dogs their pets after producing toothed smiles. Dog Dogs are really just defending themselves because they feel threatened upon seeing teeth.
20th Dec '16 6:54:36 PM Fangusu
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'': The Grinch smiles in a sinister fashion when he gets his "wonderful, ''awful'' idea" to impersonate Santa Claus and steal Christmas.



* We humans are the only species on Earth who have turned toothed smiling into an expression of joy. If a non-human primate bares its teeth in what looks like a human smile or grin, it is warning potential challengers that it is not to be messed with. This is because when you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as "bare your weapons" in animal language. In social primates, exposing the upper front teeth is an expression of fear and hence a show of submission. In fact, this may be why it became a friendly gesture in humans in the first place; when you express friendliness or happiness, you are advertising that you do not want any trouble.

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* We humans are the only species on Earth who have turned toothed smiling into an expression of joy. If a non-human primate bares its teeth in what looks like a human smile or grin, it is actually frightened; the "non-human primate grin" is a warning to potential challengers that it the barer of this expression will attack if one is not to be messed with.careful. This is because when you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as "bare your weapons" in animal language. In social primates, exposing the upper front teeth is an expression of fear and hence a show of submission. In fact, this may be why it became a friendly gesture in humans in the first place; when you express convey friendliness or happiness, you are advertising that you do not want any trouble.
20th Dec '16 6:46:49 PM Fangusu
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* We humans are the only species on Earth who have turned toothy smiling into an expression of joy. If a chimpanzee (and possibly most apes) bares its teeth in what looks like a human smile or grin, it is warning potential challengers that it is not to be messed with. This is because when you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as "bare your weapons" in chimpanzee language. In social primates, exposing the upper front teeth is an expression of fear and hence a show of submission. In fact, this may be why it became a friendly gesture in humans in the first place; when you express friendliness or happiness, you are advertising that you do not want any trouble.
** This is true of many animals, since their teeth are their main weapons. Its meaning is lost for humans because of our greater variety of expressions and because our teeth are puny compared to theirs.
** A friendly chimpanzee smile, if it shows any teeth at all, only shows the lower ones. Even then, humans might find it to look threatening (at least someone has noted this about friendly bonobos smiling), which would be a [[{{SubvertedTrope}} subversion]].
* There are several accounts of dog owners getting growled at, nipped, or even bitten by their frightened dogs after smiling.
** This is because in "dog language", baring your teeth and/or snarling - the motions of which can be simulated by an enthusiastic smile - is considered to be a threat. In their minds, they're simply defending themselves after you've threatened them.
* Dalmatians are the only dog breed that can approximate a smile, usually done so if they know they're in trouble or are just very happy. It looks like a snarl, but they do not show their back teeth, and they're usually wagging their tails.

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* We humans are the only species on Earth who have turned toothy toothed smiling into an expression of joy. If a chimpanzee (and possibly most apes) non-human primate bares its teeth in what looks like a human smile or grin, it is warning potential challengers that it is not to be messed with. This is because when you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as "bare your weapons" in chimpanzee animal language. In social primates, exposing the upper front teeth is an expression of fear and hence a show of submission. In fact, this may be why it became a friendly gesture in humans in the first place; when you express friendliness or happiness, you are advertising that you do not want any trouble.
** This is true of many animals, since their teeth are their main weapons. Its meaning is lost for humans because of our greater variety of expressions and because our teeth are puny compared to theirs.
** A friendly chimpanzee smile, if it shows any teeth at all, only shows the lower ones. Even then, humans might find it to look threatening (at least someone has noted this about friendly bonobos smiling), which would be a [[{{SubvertedTrope}} subversion]].\n
* There are several accounts of dog owners getting growled at, nipped, threatened or even bitten attacked by their frightened dogs after smiling.
** This is because in "dog language", baring your teeth and/or snarling - the motions of which can be simulated by an enthusiastic smile - is considered to be a threat. In their minds, they're simply
producing toothed smiles. Dog are really just defending themselves after you've because they feel threatened them.
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upon seeing teeth.
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Dalmatians are the only dog breed that can approximate a smile, usually done so if they know they're in trouble or are just very happy. It looks like a snarl, but they do not show their back teeth, and they're usually wagging their tails.



* Victims of strychnine poisoning will sometimes die with a horrifying grin on their faces, due to muscle spasms.

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* Victims of strychnine poisoning will sometimes die with [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin Dolphins]] have what looks like a horrifying grin "smile" on their faces, due faces regardless of their mood. This "smile" makes it very easy to muscle spasms.assume that dolphins are nice and gentle. The truth is that they are not.
20th Dec '16 11:16:58 AM Fangusu
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* We humans are the only ones who turned smiling into an expression of joy. If a chimpanzee (and possibly most apes) bares its teeth in what looks like a human smile, it is warning potential challengers that they are not to be messed with. This is because when you grin, you show your teeth, as in "bare your weapons". Grinning is an expression of fear that became a show of submission in social primates. It is thought that this is why it became a friendly gesture in humans - it is advertising that you do not want any trouble.
** In fact, this is true of many animals, since their teeth are their main weapons. Its meaning is lost for humans because of our greater variety of expressions and because our teeth are puny compared to theirs.

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* We humans are the only ones species on Earth who have turned toothy smiling into an expression of joy. If a chimpanzee (and possibly most apes) bares its teeth in what looks like a human smile, smile or grin, it is warning potential challengers that they are it is not to be messed with. This is because when you grin, you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as in "bare your weapons". Grinning weapons" in chimpanzee language. In social primates, exposing the upper front teeth is an expression of fear that became and hence a show of submission in social primates. It is thought that submission. In fact, this is may be why it became a friendly gesture in humans - it is in the first place; when you express friendliness or happiness, you are advertising that you do not want any trouble.
** In fact, this This is true of many animals, since their teeth are their main weapons. Its meaning is lost for humans because of our greater variety of expressions and because our teeth are puny compared to theirs.
19th Nov '16 8:32:48 PM Katsuhagi
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* The Abh in ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars''. The narration points out that while it looks like a smile, in their culture, it's a sign that they are going to destroy you.

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* The Abh in ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars''. The narration points out that while it looks like a smile, in their culture, it's a sign that they are going to destroy you. Lafiel [[http://seikai.wikia.com/wiki/Abriel_Lafiel?file=Death_Glare_of_Lafiel.JPG displays it at one point]] to Baron Febdash after he ''really'' pissed her off.
5th Nov '16 12:27:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1988/12/16 Calvin does a grotesquely awful/hilarious one for a photograph.]] (Think [[JimCarrey "Fire Marshall Bill"]] from ''InLivingColor'')

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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1988/12/16 Calvin does a grotesquely awful/hilarious one for a photograph.]] (Think [[JimCarrey "Fire Marshall Bill"]] from ''InLivingColor'')''Series/InLivingColor'')
30th Oct '16 4:01:11 PM nombretomado
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* In Xena's second appearance on ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', while she's still a cold-blooded warlord leading a band of marauders, Salmoneus briefly takes over as her P.R. manager and suggests that she smile more. For a brief moment, you can see her trying it as a smile passes over her face. It looks ''very'' out of place.

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* In Xena's second appearance on ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', while she's still a cold-blooded warlord leading a band of marauders, Salmoneus briefly takes over as her P.R. manager and suggests that she smile more. For a brief moment, you can see her trying it as a smile passes over her face. It looks ''very'' out of place.
1st Oct '16 9:12:08 AM WillBGood
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* Wednesday in the film ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues'' makes a pseudo-smile after an attempted brainwashing by being subjected to Disney movies. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T89dQxMbiUA It's incredibly creepy.]]

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* Wednesday in the film ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues'' makes a pseudo-smile after an attempted brainwashing by being subjected to Disney movies. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T89dQxMbiUA [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pKb5s3_b7tA/Uu_1mhYDsxI/AAAAAAAAAWI/yzTtdYnz4Eg/s1600/Wednesday+Addams+Smiles.jpg It's incredibly creepy.]]
1st Oct '16 5:54:09 AM LadyYuki
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** [[https://garfield.com/comic/2003/08/17 This Sunday comic from 2003]] had Jon complimenting Garfield's enormous smile, saying "it's nice to see you in a good mood for a change!" In this case, the "smile" is [[spoiler:a grimace of agony from sitting on a mousetrap.]]
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