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20th Apr '18 7:02:23 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/{{Sunset}}'', Chief Dibner calls Wyatt Earp 'Wyatt' and Wyatt responds:
-->"And it's Mr. Earp. Or Marshal. Or even just Earp. But not Wyatt. Not till I tell you."
25th Mar '18 11:27:52 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Literature/{{Everworld}},'' the Egyptian gods are really into [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard long titles]]. Sobek, a relatively minor deity, won't even talk with you unless you address him as "Lord Sobek, god of the crocodiles of the Nile, called Rager, [[IAmXSonOfY son of Seth and his consort Neith]], called the nurse of crocodiles."
25th Mar '18 11:21:47 PM JoeMerl
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* Jake, the leader of the Literature/{{Animorphs}}, could never get his alien comrade Ax to refer to him as anything other than "Prince Jake" (Prince being a military rank among Andalites rather than an inherited title); his continual refrain was "Don't call me 'Prince'." As the series progressed it became obvious that Ax was more making a joke out of it than anything else.

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* Jake, the leader An {{Inverted}} RunningGag in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''--in [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Andalite]] culture, every warrior must serve under a prince (which is a military title, not royalty); since [[TheLeader Jake]] is [[ReluctantRuler leader]] of the Literature/{{Animorphs}}, could never get his alien comrade Ax to refer to team, [[TokenNonHuman Ax]] thus calls him as anything other than "Prince Jake" (Prince being a military rank among Andalites rather than an inherited title); his continual refrain was "Don't call me 'Prince'." Jake," no matter how many times Jake asks him to stop. As the series progressed it became obvious that Ax was more making a joke out of it than anything else.else.
-->'''Ax:''' Yes, Prince Jake.
-->'''Jake:''' Don't call me prince.
-->'''Ax:''' Yes, Prince Jake.
13th Feb '18 9:41:30 PM Anicomicgeek
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* At the end of ''Film/RoboCop3'', OCP's former CEO, who'd replaced the Old Man prior tot he film, sees Murphy and asks, "Murphy, is it?" Murphy responds that only his friends can call him that and that his enemies, which he includes the former CEO as, should call him [=RoboCop=].

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* At the end of ''Film/RoboCop3'', OCP's former CEO, who'd replaced the Old Man prior tot he film, sees Murphy and asks, "Murphy, is it?" it?" Murphy responds that only his friends can call him that and that his enemies, which he includes the former CEO as, should call him [=RoboCop=].
13th Feb '18 9:41:29 PM Anicomicgeek
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* At the end of ''Film/RoboCop3'', OCP's former CEO, who'd replaced the Old Man prior tot he film, sees Murphy and asks, "Murphy, is it?" Murphy responds that only his friends can call him that and that his enemies, which he includes the former CEO as, should call him [=RoboCop=].
7th Feb '18 6:36:19 PM nombretomado
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** The episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE22JokersFavor "Joker's Favor"]]: When Batman meets Charlie Collins, he is a pathetic victim of TheJoker who is HoldingOutForAHero and could have helped TheJoker to kill a lot of people. When Batman meets him again at the alley, Batman calls him ''Charlie''. After Charlie confronts the Joker and pranks him with a bomb, Batman addresses him as ''Mr. Collins''.

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** The episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE22JokersFavor "Joker's Favor"]]: When Batman meets Charlie Collins, he is a pathetic victim of TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker who is HoldingOutForAHero and could have helped TheJoker The Joker to kill a lot of people. When Batman meets him again at the alley, Batman calls him ''Charlie''. After Charlie confronts the Joker and pranks him with a bomb, Batman addresses him as ''Mr. Collins''.
28th Jan '18 10:35:52 AM nombretomado
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** Inverted with Signum, who suggests that she might have to stop referring to Fate as "[[LastNameBasis Testarossa]]" and using the informal "[[JapanesePronouns omae]]" on her after she becomes Fate's vice captain in Lightning Squad, but Fate notes that it's fine. Most characters tend to address each other normally in the company of their friends and may do so formally when in an official context or to make a point (Nanoha once calls Hayate "Hayate-chan" when talking about her need to help her out as a friend, then switches to "Commander Yagami" when mentioning that she trusts her as a subordinate).

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** Inverted with Signum, who suggests that she might have to stop referring to Fate as "[[LastNameBasis Testarossa]]" and using the informal "[[JapanesePronouns "[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns omae]]" on her after she becomes Fate's vice captain in Lightning Squad, but Fate notes that it's fine. Most characters tend to address each other normally in the company of their friends and may do so formally when in an official context or to make a point (Nanoha once calls Hayate "Hayate-chan" when talking about her need to help her out as a friend, then switches to "Commander Yagami" when mentioning that she trusts her as a subordinate).



'''Creed''': Don't forget the "[[JapanesePronouns sama]]", Mechanoid.

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'''Creed''': Don't forget the "[[JapanesePronouns "[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns sama]]", Mechanoid.
25th Jan '18 5:53:47 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'': In "Double Exposure", Columbo keeps referring to Dr. Keppler (the murderer) as 'Mr. Keppler', and being angrily corrected by Keppler. Knowing Columbo, this almost certainly one of his tactics to keep the suspect off-balance.
24th Jan '18 9:12:14 AM LadyNorbert
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* ''FanFic/HarrysNewHome'' has Sirius insisting to Harry to call him by his name after Harry gives him a horrible MaamShock and addresses him as Mister Black.

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* ''FanFic/HarrysNewHome'' has Sirius insisting to that Harry to call him by his name name, after Harry gives him a horrible MaamShock and addresses him as Mister Mr. Black.



* In the Naruto fanfic ''Fanfic/SugarPlums'' the protagonist has two different instances. She doesn't like people calling her Aka no Usagi-sama (Red Rabbit), but she also never let's anybody call her jo-chan or Ume-chan. At least, not since [[spoiler: her first squad leader died, who did call her Ume-chan.]]

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* In the Naruto fanfic ''Fanfic/SugarPlums'' ''Fanfic/SugarPlums,'' the protagonist has two different instances. She doesn't like people calling her Aka no Usagi-sama (Red Rabbit), but she also never let's anybody call her jo-chan or Ume-chan. At least, not since [[spoiler: the death of her first squad leader died, leader, who did call her Ume-chan.]]



** Bites him in the ass in the same film, when he tries to get out of the deal with Davey Jones which got him his ship in the first place, by pointing out that he didn't actually get to ''keep'' the ship the entire allotted time the deal was made for (because his first-mate led a mutiny and stole it). Jones counters that since he's been going around insisting on being called "Captain" anyway, it still counts and his time is up.

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** Bites him in the ass in the same film, when he tries to get out of the deal with Davey Jones which got him his ship in the first place, by pointing out that he didn't actually get to ''keep'' the ship for the entire allotted time for which the deal was made for (because his first-mate first mate led a mutiny and stole it). Jones counters that since he's been going around insisting on being called "Captain" anyway, it still counts and his time is up.



* Reversed in ''Film/TheAmericanPresident''. President Andrew Shepherd's Chief of Staff and best friend, A.J., always calls him "Mister President", even when they're alone. At one point, he insists that A.J. can call him "Andy" when they're alone. A.J. responds, "Whatever you say, Mr. President."

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* Reversed in ''Film/TheAmericanPresident''. President Andrew Shepherd's Chief of Staff and best friend, A.J., always calls him "Mister President", "Mr. President," even when they're alone. At one point, he insists that A.J. can call him "Andy" when they're alone. A.J. responds, "Whatever you say, Mr. President."



* The mystery novel ''The Sybil In Her Grave'' by Sarah Caudwell features a character who so enrages the [[spoiler: dominatrix]] he's engaged for the afternoon that she leaves him in an uncomfortable situation and must be rescued by one of the other characters. His mistake? Calling her "tu" instead of "vous".

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* The mystery novel ''The Sybil In Her Grave'' by Sarah Caudwell features a character who so enrages the [[spoiler: dominatrix]] he's engaged for the afternoon that she leaves him in an uncomfortable situation and he must be rescued by one of the other characters. His mistake? Calling her "tu" instead of "vous".



** A variant bordering on subversion occurs with His Grace His Excellency Commander Sir Samuel Vimes the Duke of Ankh. He started out simply as a Captain of the Watch, and was Captain Vimes. Then he retired and said, "They call me ''Mister'' Vimes" in a reference to ''In the Heat of the Night''. That didn't last; though Vimes did mean to retire, in short order he was made a Knight, and Commander of the Watch. Still later, he was made a Duke. He's not fond of "Sir Samuel" or "Your Grace," though... while he ''does'' understand the value of titles, he prefers to use his Watch rank. He's ''Commander'' Vimes, thank you very much. He is occasionally "Sir Samuel, if you must," if calling a duke by his job title is giving someone apoplexy.\\

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** A variant bordering on subversion occurs with His Grace His Excellency Commander Sir Samuel Vimes the Duke of Ankh. He started out simply as a Captain of the Watch, and was Captain Vimes. Then he retired and said, "They call me ''Mister'' Vimes" Vimes," in a reference to ''In the Heat of the Night''. That didn't last; though Vimes did mean to retire, in short order he was made a Knight, and Commander of the Watch. Still later, he was made a Duke. He's not fond of "Sir Samuel" or "Your Grace," though... while he ''does'' understand the value of titles, he prefers to use his Watch rank. He's ''Commander'' Vimes, thank you very much. He is occasionally "Sir Samuel, if you must," if calling a duke by his job title is giving someone apoplexy.\\



In several of the later books, ''Discworld/TheTruth'' and ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', to name two, his junior officers call him Mister Vimes (always Mister, never Mr.) as a measure of their respect for him. It's implied that they've earned this right by dint of their long-standing and hard work. And while he almost never says it, Sergeant Colon, who Vimes knows has earned the right, will--when he's very worried--call Vimes "Sam".\\

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In several of the later books, ''Discworld/TheTruth'' and ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', to name two, his junior officers call him Mister Vimes (always Mister, never Mr.) as a measure of their respect for him. It's implied that they've earned this right by dint of their long-standing and hard work. And while he almost never says it, Sergeant Colon, who whom Vimes knows has earned the right, will--when he's very worried--call Vimes "Sam".\\



** ''Mistress'' Weatherwax. She won't let you forget it. Unless you come from her home country of Lancre and/or have known her for a ''really'' long time; then she generally won't object to being called "Granny." Only [[TrueCompanions Nanny Ogg]] and [[TheNotLoveInterest Archchancellor Ridcully]] are allowed to call her by her first name [[note]]Esmeralda/Esme, but you didn't hear that from me[[/note]], though, as they're the only two for whom she holds more than passing acquaintance. In the short story "The Sea and Little Fishes", Mrs Earwig commits the unpardonable sin of calling her "Miss Weatherwax".

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** ''Mistress'' Weatherwax. She won't let you forget it. Unless you come from her home country of Lancre and/or have known her for a ''really'' long time; then she generally won't object to being called "Granny." Only [[TrueCompanions Nanny Ogg]] and [[TheNotLoveInterest Archchancellor Ridcully]] are allowed to call her by her first name [[note]]Esmeralda/Esme, but you didn't hear that from me[[/note]], though, as they're the only two for whom she holds more than passing acquaintance. In the short story "The Sea and Little Fishes", Mrs Mrs. Earwig commits the unpardonable sin of calling her "Miss Weatherwax".



* ''Series/TheWestWing'' did it in a {{Flashback}}, where a young Bartlet calls Mrs. Landingham, who was then his father's secretary, "Delores". She replies cheerfully, "Call me Mrs. Landingham, please." Later, when he's the President of the United States and she is his secretary, he still calls her Mrs. Landingham.
** Abby Bartlet, a well-regarded surgeon, has her own moment like this in season two when Sam refers to her as "Mrs. Bartlet." As her medical practices are being called into question, she insists that everyone refer to her as "Dr Bartlet." She rather ruefully notes that it's her own fault, though; during the campaign she had asked to be called "Mrs." to downplay her own accomplishments because voters were more comfortable with a wife who was not quite her husband's equal.

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* ''Series/TheWestWing'' did it in a {{Flashback}}, where a young Bartlet calls Mrs. Landingham, who was then his father's secretary, "Delores". She replies cheerfully, "Call me Mrs. Landingham, please." Later, when he's the President of the United States and she is his ''his'' secretary, he still calls her Mrs. Landingham.
** Abby Bartlet, a well-regarded surgeon, has her own moment like this in season two when Sam refers to her as "Mrs. Bartlet." As her medical practices are being called into question, she insists that everyone refer to her as "Dr "Dr. Bartlet." She rather ruefully notes that it's her own fault, though; during the campaign she had asked to be called "Mrs." to downplay her own accomplishments because voters were more comfortable with a wife who was not quite her husband's equal.



-->'''Officer''': I think what's happened is terribly, terribly funny.. tragic! You must understand we have to catch the creature that ate your wife, and if you could just help us answer a few questions, we may be able to save lives.
-->'''Angus''': Aye, I'll do my best, Seargent.

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-->'''Officer''': I think what's happened is terribly, terribly funny..funny... tragic! You must understand we have to catch the creature that ate your wife, and if you could just help us answer a few questions, we may be able to save lives.
-->'''Angus''': Aye, I'll do my best, Seargent.Sergeant.



* One opening Sketch from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': Had Tom Hanks hosting for the fifth time (a big deal then) and being welcomed into the 'five timers club' by Paul Simon, Steve Martin and Elliott Gould. When Tom calls Paul "Mr. Simon", he does a Type B and says "Call me Paul", but with Steve Martin ...

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* One opening Sketch from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': Had Tom Hanks hosting for the fifth time (a big deal then) and being welcomed into the 'five timers club' by Paul Simon, Steve Martin and Elliott Gould. When Tom calls Paul "Mr. Simon", Simon," he does a Type B and says "Call me Paul", but with Steve Martin ...



-->'''Tammy''': You can call me "Miss Wynette".

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-->'''Tammy''': You can call me "Miss Wynette".Wynette."



* The rules that governed how you addressed and referred to people in 19th century England were convoluted enough that even some contemporaries got it wrong. Arthur Conan Doyle is notorious for having Sherlock Holmes address characters incorrectly, even when there's no reason for him to. On the other hand, Jane Austen is meticulous and in one case uses the rules to skewer one of her characters.

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* The rules that governed how you addressed and referred to people in 19th century England were convoluted enough that even some contemporaries got it wrong. Arthur Conan Doyle is notorious for having Sherlock Holmes address characters incorrectly, even when there's no reason for him to.to do so. On the other hand, Jane Austen is meticulous and in one case uses the rules to skewer one of her characters.
22nd Jan '18 2:37:51 AM Cryoclaste
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-->'''[[SuperMarioBros Mario]]:''' You didn't tell me you were bringing a secret weapon, Luigi!\\

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-->'''[[SuperMarioBros -->'''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]:''' You didn't tell me you were bringing a secret weapon, Luigi!\\
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