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8th May '16 11:21:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann "Let go of me, you furball!"]] "That's ''Mr.'' Furball to you!"

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* [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann "Let go of me, you furball!"]] "That's ''Mr.'' Furball to you!"
5th May '16 4:29:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/HilariBell's ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' novel ''The Last Knight'', Michael comments on how Fisk always calls him Sir -- or Noble Sir, if angry -- even though asked to call him Michael.

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* In Creator/HilariBell's ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'' novel ''The Last Knight'', Michael comments on how Fisk always calls him Sir -- or Noble Sir, if angry -- even though asked to call him Michael.
4th May '16 5:16:59 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': SpaceMarines use Sergeants and Captains as ranks, which can cause some confusion when dealing with the Imperial guard (a Space Marine can spend years as an initiate and decades as a battle-brother before he'd even be considered for promotion to Sergeant, fanon assumes he'd be on par with a general of the Guard). To avoid the problem within their own navy, they use the term "shipmaster" for ship commanders instead (who isn't necessarily an Astartes himself).
** One cutscene in the old game ''Final Liberation'' has a Commissar bitchslap a dumbass planetary governor who adressed him as just Holt, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOi3CzZjV0M then threaten to shoot him for incompetence.]]
--> I'll give you your orders in the morning, Holt.\\
''Commissar'' Holt!
18th Apr '16 3:19:38 PM ultimomant
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* Bob Backlund, during his mid-1990s heel gimmick as a highly volatile, out-of-touch elder wrestler who considered "the new generation" rude and disrespectful, often demanded that fans and interviewers address him "Mr. Backlund," and there'd be hell to pay if they refused. On television, several segments aired where he was seen interacting with young fans and -- among other comically ridiculous stipulations that included such things as naming all the presidents in chronological order within 45 seconds (and no "ums" or "ahs") -- refusing to sign his autograph if they didn't comply with his requests.

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* Bob Backlund, Wrestling/BobBacklund, during his mid-1990s heel gimmick as a highly volatile, out-of-touch elder wrestler who considered "the new generation" rude and disrespectful, often demanded that fans and interviewers address him "Mr. Backlund," and there'd be hell to pay if they refused. On television, several segments aired where he was seen interacting with young fans and -- among other comically ridiculous stipulations that included such things as naming all the presidents in chronological order within 45 seconds (and no "ums" or "ahs") -- refusing to sign his autograph if they didn't comply with his requests.
17th Apr '16 5:41:05 PM 69BookWorM69
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'':
** In "Murdoch in Ragtime", Leslie Garland uses Dr. Grace's first name the first time they're together in The Blind Pig. She calls him on it ("Awfully forward, ''Mr. Garland'' "), yet he does it again after her objection. Later, the courtship progresses, she doesn't mind his brashness so much and he tells her, [[FirstNameBasis "Call me Leslie."]]
** In "The Murdoch Sting", Eva Pearce calls Detective Murdoch "William", then asks if he minds the familiarity. He ''does'' mind and addresses her as "Miss Pearce". Eva deliberately oversteps the boundary again to defy him.
17th Apr '16 4:39:12 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/PhoenixRising'', Kyri Vantage several times tells people, "Lady Vantage is my aunt. Just Kyri will do."
16th Apr '16 6:47:23 AM LentilSandEater
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** Roslin was originally going to be referred to as ''Mr.'' President, but the creators decided against it. Strange, considering they regularly refer to military women as ''Sir'', and Roslin, as President, is technically commander-in-chief no matter what bargains she's made with Adama.
*** Not necessarily; that's a trait of modern American politics ([[WeAllLiveInAmerica and some other countries]]). It might be her inexperience with such matters, but in dealing with Adama she arranges for him to handle certain concerns, herself to handle others, and (later) still other concerns to be tandem efforts of the military and civilian government. Her power over the military may be exclusive to deployment; that is to say, as soon as she authorizes military force, she steps back and lets the them handle it. Zarek claims Adama doesn't have such power, but as a longtime jailed revolutionary he may not be correct; the Colonies were only unified with the Cylon war, meaning the Colonial Military is the oldest, most visible and likely one of the strongest aspects of the Colonial System.
9th Apr '16 2:49:35 AM hoodiecrow
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* In James Clavell's ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'', the protagonist insists on being referred to as ''Anjin-san'' ("Mr. Pilot") instead of just ''Anjin'' as soon as he's learned enough Japanese to understand what ''[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -san]]'' means.

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* In James Clavell's ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'', the protagonist insists protagonist's surname (Blackthorne) is all but unpronounceable to the Japanese. The local lord assigns him the status-neutral name ''Anjin'' (Pilot) to simplify communication. As soon as he's learned enough Japanese to understand [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics honorifics]] he runs with this and gets a lot of leverage out of insisting on being referred to as ''Anjin-san'' ("Mr. Pilot") instead of just ''Anjin'' as soon as he's learned enough Japanese to understand what ''[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -san]]'' means.''Anjin'': the samurai he encounters can't really argue against it without being seriously impolite, and once they comply, they've implicitly conceded that he has a legitimate place in their society.
19th Mar '16 4:57:16 PM SoapheadChurch
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* According to those who knew him personally, W.E.B. DuBois insisted on being called "Dr. DuBois," even among people he considered friends. Although for him it had more to do with being aloof and distant with people than any sort of professional pride.



** At least according to some novels, it annoyed Abraham Lincoln quite a bit that General George [=McClellan=] insisted on addressing him as "Your Excellency" instead of "Mr. President".

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** * At least according to some novels, it annoyed Abraham Lincoln quite a bit that General George [=McClellan=] insisted on addressing him as "Your Excellency" instead of "Mr. President".



* In parts of the American South, it's customary for children to address adults in the style of "Honorific Firstname" when the relationship is one of considerable familiarity. A more impersonal relationship typically gets the honorific and last name.
** Several places now use the "Honorific Firstname" (such as Mr. John, or Miss/Ms. Mary) for close family friends, replacing the older Uncle/Aunt (as friend of the family).

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* In parts of the American South, it's customary for children to address adults in the style of "Honorific Firstname" when the relationship is one of considerable familiarity. A more impersonal relationship typically gets the honorific and last name.
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name. Several places now use the "Honorific Firstname" (such as Mr. John, or Miss/Ms. Mary) for close family friends, replacing the older Uncle/Aunt (as friend of the family).
19th Mar '16 3:43:26 AM Hossmeister
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