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21st May '17 9:01:43 PM Abodos
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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"; 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 of the Literature/{{Animorphs}}, could never get his alien comrade Ax to refer to him as anything other than "Prince Jake"; 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.
14th May '17 2:59:38 PM nombretomado
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** An exceedingly minor character in the Franchise/StarCraft ExpandedUniverse, Captain Serl Gentry, is a military scientist. You could call him "Doctor" or "Captain", as he has earned both ranks, but he does ''not'' like it when an enlisted nurse calls him Doctor. He only tolerates "Captain".

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** An exceedingly minor character in the Franchise/StarCraft VideoGame/StarCraft ExpandedUniverse, Captain Serl Gentry, is a military scientist. You could call him "Doctor" or "Captain", as he has earned both ranks, but he does ''not'' like it when an enlisted nurse calls him Doctor. He only tolerates "Captain".
11th May '17 10:22:54 PM Gamermaster
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** She does manage to get Chantez to call her by her name in ''Anime/VividStrike''.
9th May '17 11:04:34 AM BloodPlum
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* 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.]]
5th May '17 12:06:00 PM esq263
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* In any situation involving advocacy, such as an attorney giving a summation or writing a brief, he or she will subtly slant things by using courtesy titles in reference to his/her client and any favorable witnesses, but use a LastNameBasis (assuming he/she uses their names at all) for the opposing side, including opposing witnesses. Thus, in a lawsuit, an attorney's own client will be "Mr. Smith", but the opposition will be "Jones" or simply "Plaintiff" or "Defendant".

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* In any situation involving advocacy, such as an attorney giving a summation or writing a brief, he or she will subtly slant things the narrative by using courtesy titles in reference to his/her client and any favorable witnesses, but use a LastNameBasis (assuming he/she uses their names at all) for the opposing side, including opposing witnesses. Thus, in a lawsuit, an attorney's own client will be "Mr. Smith", but the opposition will be "Jones" or simply "Plaintiff" or "Defendant".
5th May '17 12:04:00 PM esq263
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* In any situation involving advocacy, such as an attorney giving a summation or writing a brief, he or she will subtly slant things by using courtesy titles in reference to his/her client and any favorable witnesses, but use a LastNameBasis (assuming he/she uses their names at all) for the opposing side, including opposing witnesses. Thus, in a law suit, an attorney's own client will be "Mr. Smith", but the opposition will be "Jones" or simply "Plaintiff" or "Defendant".

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* In any situation involving advocacy, such as an attorney giving a summation or writing a brief, he or she will subtly slant things by using courtesy titles in reference to his/her client and any favorable witnesses, but use a LastNameBasis (assuming he/she uses their names at all) for the opposing side, including opposing witnesses. Thus, in a law suit, lawsuit, an attorney's own client will be "Mr. Smith", but the opposition will be "Jones" or simply "Plaintiff" or "Defendant".
5th May '17 12:03:19 PM esq263
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* In any situation involving advocacy, such as an attorney giving a summation or writing a brief, he or she will subtly slant things by using courtesy titles in reference to his/her client and any favorable witnesses, but use a LastNameBasis (assuming he/she uses their names at all) for the opposing side, including opposing witnesses. Thus, in a law suit, an attorney's own client will be "Mr. Smith", but the opposition will be "Jones" or simply "Plaintiff" or "Defendant".
30th Apr '17 9:03:05 AM DrOO7
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* ''227'': Twisted and inverted in this mid-to-late 1980s African-American situation comedy starring Marla Gibbs. One episode saw Gibbs' character, Mary Jenkins, get after her teen-aged daughter, Brenda, after she refers to a neighbor -- building floozy Sandra Clark (Jackee Harry) -- by her first name. Even though "Mrs. Clark" freely allowed her teen-aged neighbors to call her by her first name ("Call me Sandra!"), Mary's rules were otherwise.

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* ''227'': ''Series/{{227}}'': Twisted and inverted in this mid-to-late 1980s African-American situation comedy starring Marla Gibbs. One episode saw Gibbs' character, Mary Jenkins, get after her teen-aged daughter, Brenda, after she refers to a neighbor -- building floozy Sandra Clark (Jackee Harry) -- by her first name. Even though "Mrs. Clark" freely allowed her teen-aged neighbors to call her by her first name ("Call me Sandra!"), Mary's rules were otherwise.
29th Apr '17 9:50:23 AM Goldfritha
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* Character A assumes too much familiarity with Character B, only to be corrected, usually in a rather sharp way. "That's ''Doctor'' Von Trapp to you!"; Depending on how it's played, this can be used to generate sympathy or contempt for either character: If Character A seemed genuinely rude, then Character B will look better; if Character B seems to have overreacted to a relatively minor slip, then the opposite is true.

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* Character A assumes too much familiarity with Character B, only to be corrected, usually in a rather sharp way. "That's ''Doctor'' Von Trapp to you!"; Depending on how it's played, this can be used to generate sympathy or contempt for either character: If Character A seemed genuinely rude, then Character B will look better; if Character B seems to have overreacted to a relatively minor slip, then the opposite is true.\\
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A comic variant is respond to an insult by requiring the use of a title with it: that's ''Doctor'' Idiot to you!!!
27th Apr '17 10:53:40 PM JoeMerl
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': When Candace got a job as a lifeguard, she first addressed her boss as "Mr. Webber" and he said that Mr. Webber was his father and he was to be called "''Captain'' Webber".

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': When Candace got a job as a lifeguard, she first addressed her boss as "Mr. Webber" and he said that Mr. Webber was his father and he was to be called "''Captain'' Webber".Webber."
** {{Parodied}} in "Ferb TV"--[[BollywoodNerd Baljeet]] stars in a ShowWithinAShow called ''Doctor Ninja Baljeet,'' and insists on being addressed as such. After all, he didn't spend all those years in ninja school to be called ''Doctor'' Baljeet.


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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw:''
-->'''[[ThePollyanna Milo]]:''' Hi, [[OnlySaneMan Zack]]'s Mom!
-->'''Dr. Underwood:''' Please, just call me Dr. Zack's Mom.
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