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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.
11th Jun '16 10:13:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* WilliamGibson's SprawlTrilogy popularized the term "cyberspace" to refer to the internet.
* Many people use the Newspeak from ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' to make a point - for example, "doubleplusgood", "doublethink", "thought police", and "thoughtcrime". It also created the term "Big Brother" to refer to a dominating or intrusive force of authority.

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* WilliamGibson's SprawlTrilogy Creator/WilliamGibson's Literature/SprawlTrilogy popularized the term "cyberspace" to refer to the internet.
* Many people use the Newspeak from ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' to make a point - for example, "doubleplusgood", "doublethink", "thought police", and "thoughtcrime". It also created the term "Big Brother" to refer to a dominating or intrusive force of authority.
30th May '16 6:53:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''{{Seinfeld}}''[='=]s main characters come up with their own lexicon of terms that may or may not be shared by other characters.

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* ''{{Seinfeld}}''[='=]s ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''[='=]s main characters come up with their own lexicon of terms that may or may not be shared by other characters.
20th May '16 5:16:00 AM erforce
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* You know the phrase "You're toast!"? It comes from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', believe it or not. The screenplay had Venkman say "I'm gonna turn this guy into toast", but Creator/BillMurray shortened it to "This chick is toast!". (And in case you're wondering, yes, the "chick" was a "guy" in the original screenplay.)

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* You know the phrase "You're toast!"? It comes from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', believe it or not. The screenplay had Venkman say "I'm gonna turn this guy into toast", but Creator/BillMurray shortened it to "This chick is toast!". (And in case you're wondering, yes, the "chick" was a "guy" in the original screenplay.)
17th May '16 4:43:38 AM erforce
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* You don't need to have seen ''SpinalTap'' to know what someone means when they say that something has been TurnedUpToEleven.

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* You don't need to have seen ''SpinalTap'' ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' to know what someone means when they say that something has been TurnedUpToEleven.
14th May '16 9:37:31 PM nombretomado
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** Of course, some people were already saying that, since Paul said it so often on ''MadAboutYou'' years earlier.

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** Of course, some people were already saying that, since Paul said it so often on ''MadAboutYou'' ''Series/MadAboutYou'' years earlier.
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