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1st Jun '17 7:10:12 PM PaulA
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* The term "waldo", an informal name for remote manipulator devices, comes from a 1942 short story of the same name by Creator/RobertAHeinlein.

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* The term "waldo", an informal name for remote manipulator devices, comes from a [[Literature/{{Waldo}} 1942 short story of the same name name]] by Creator/RobertAHeinlein.
15th May '17 9:09:11 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Rush Limbaugh coined the word [[GodwinsLaw feminazi]].

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* Rush Limbaugh coined the word [[GodwinsLaw feminazi]].[[note]]According to one of his books, he only coined the term to describe feminists who were [[SingleIssueWonk especially militant about abortion]], and didn't mean for it to describe all feminists.[[/note]]
4th Apr '17 8:16:43 PM nombretomado
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* While some of it is borrowed from real life slang (such as "berk" from Cockney Rhyming Slang), the same can be said of D&D's {{Planescape}} Cant.

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* While some of it is borrowed from real life slang (such as "berk" from Cockney Rhyming Slang), the same can be said of D&D's {{Planescape}} TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} Cant.
22nd Feb '17 3:35:57 PM bt8257
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A specific form of MemeticMutation, it is the cultural effect that a runaway hit show can have on everyday language. Characters' [[PersonalDictionary personal vocabularies]] often seep into the real world, especially if they [[{{Neologism}} give a name to a phenomenon that didn't formerly have one]].

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A specific form of MemeticMutation, it is the cultural effect that a runaway hit show can have on everyday language. Characters' [[PersonalDictionary personal vocabularies]] often seep into the real world, especially if they [[{{Neologism}} give a name to a phenomenon that didn't formerly have one]].
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30th Dec '16 2:08:53 PM MisterApple
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** "Manxome" is also an official word found in dictionaries now. It means "like a manx", being a word along the lines of "feline", "canine", "leonine", etc. I do believe you'll find "jabberwocky" in dictionaries as well, meaning something like "gibberish" or "nonsense" if memory serves. "Chortle" has essentially evolved all the way into a proper, un word.

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** "Manxome" is also an official word found in dictionaries now. It means "like a manx", being a word along the lines of "feline", "canine", "leonine", etc. I do believe you'll find "jabberwocky" "Jabberwocky" can be in dictionaries as well, meaning something like "gibberish" or "nonsense" if memory serves. "nonsense". "Chortle" has essentially evolved all the way into a proper, un proper word.
29th Oct '16 10:03:31 PM fdsa1234567890
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** "Revenge is a dish best served cold." Notable for not actually originating in ''Trek'', but it's best remembered from ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]]''.

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** "Revenge is a dish [[BestServedCold best served cold.cold]]." Notable for not actually originating in ''Trek'', but it's best remembered from ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]]''.
23rd Sep '16 1:32:09 PM mariofan1000
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* ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' had Malcolm Tucker coin the word "Omnishambles" which ended up being used by real politicians before eventually entering the Oxford English Dictionary. This baffles the writers to no end.
6th Sep '16 5:07:04 PM Plactus
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* Sebastian Junger's ''Literature/ThePerfectStorm'', and especially [[Film/ThePerfectStorm its film adaptation]], is responsible for popularizing the term "perfect storm" for a catastrophic effect caused by factors that amplify one another.
23rd Aug '16 6:53:53 PM nombretomado
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* The movie ''{{Airplane}}'' is a veritable font of repeatable one-liners. "Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop smoking/drinking/sniffing glue/fill in the blank" or "I'm quite serious. And don't call me Shirley".

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* The movie ''{{Airplane}}'' ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' is a veritable font of repeatable one-liners. "Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop smoking/drinking/sniffing glue/fill in the blank" or "I'm quite serious. And don't call me Shirley".
23rd Aug '16 6:05:38 PM nombretomado
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* For a while, Jim Carrey movies tried to invoke this with their {{Catch Phrase}}s... "[[Film/TheMask Somebody stop me!]]" "[[AceVentura Alrighty then!]]" etc.

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* For a while, Jim Carrey movies tried to invoke this with their {{Catch Phrase}}s... "[[Film/TheMask Somebody stop me!]]" "[[AceVentura "[[Film/AceVentura Alrighty then!]]" etc.
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