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11th Jun '16 9:54:23 PM HighCrate
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* ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' did this when promoting new subscriptions or the totally cool lifestyles of game counselors.
* Ads targeting a younger audience, including video game ads in magazines and comics, would have to be Totally Radical, during TheNineties especially.

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* %%* ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' did this when promoting new subscriptions or the totally cool lifestyles of game counselors.
* Ads targeting a younger audience, including video game ads in magazines and comics, would have to be Totally Radical, during TheNineties especially.
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* In general, most attempts to depict the musical interests of a young, "hip" character end up as this. For example, if the character likes "heavy metal," they will invariably listen to music which is either not actually metal at all, or such painfully bad metal that metalhead viewers usually want it to stop even more than the rest of the viewers.



* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' creator Lynn Johnston, in an effort not to sound dated ten seconds later, made up her own teenage slang phrases, which, since they were still being coined by a middle-aged woman, tended to sound pretty awkward anyway. Notable examples include "going/gone roadside" (i.e., [[IntercourseWithYou putting out]]); also, "foob" (a portmanteau of "fool" and "boob"), close enough to the strip's actual acronym that [[{{Hatedom}} snarkers]] now routinely call the strip ''Foob''.
** This really shone through because, well, it was a newspaper comic, which are not known for giving their readers the benefit of the doubt in intelligence... between that and just not having much space, Johnston would thus have to ''explain'' what her made-up slang meant... with slang or euphemisms that ''were'' Totally Radical.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', Jeremy had to teach his dad not to say "What's up, dood?" Unfortunately, though he could pronounce "Whatup, dude?" (relatively in use at time of publishing), he had no idea what it meant.
** Parodied in one strip where Jeremy tries to get a slang word of his own invention to catch on: "Plasmic". It works about as well as you'd expect.

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* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' creator Lynn Johnston, in an effort not to sound dated ten seconds later, made up her own teenage slang phrases, which, since they were still being coined by a middle-aged woman, tended to sound pretty awkward anyway. Notable examples include "going/gone roadside" (i.e., [[IntercourseWithYou putting out]]); also, "foob" (a portmanteau of "fool" and "boob"), close enough to the strip's actual acronym that [[{{Hatedom}} snarkers]] now routinely call the strip ''Foob''.
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''Foob''. This really shone through because, well, it was a newspaper comic, which are not known for giving their readers the benefit of the doubt in intelligence... between that and just not having much space, Johnston would thus have to ''explain'' what her made-up slang meant... with slang or euphemisms that ''were'' Totally Radical.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', Jeremy had to teach his dad not to say "What's up, dood?" Unfortunately, though he could pronounce "Whatup, dude?" (relatively in use at time of publishing), he had no idea what it meant.
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meant. Parodied in one strip where Jeremy tries to get a slang word of his own invention to catch on: "Plasmic". It works about as well as you'd expect.



** His dad replies in DiscoDan-speak.



* [[Creator/WilliamsElectronics Bally's]] ''Pinball/DrDude'' is totally '''loaded''' with Totally Radical surfer slang throughout the game.
* Unsurprisingly, ''Pinball/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' is full of this.
** Then again, is that [[NarmCharm really such a bad thing?]]
* Similar to the above, ''Pinball/TheSimpsonsDataEast'' has a bit of this, mostly from Bart Simpson.

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* [[Creator/WilliamsElectronics Bally's]] ''Pinball/DrDude'' is totally '''loaded''' ''loaded'' with Totally Radical surfer slang throughout the game.
* %%* Unsurprisingly, ''Pinball/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' is full of this.
** Then again, is that [[NarmCharm really such a bad thing?]]
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%%* Similar to the above, ''Pinball/TheSimpsonsDataEast'' has a bit of this, mostly from Bart Simpson.
24th May '16 11:00:10 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/DanaBrooke sometimes uses 'trendy' expressions like "totes", "jelly" and "cray-cray".
22nd May '16 5:14:11 AM MikeD
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* ''FengShui'' occasionally dipped into this trope. For instance, the back cover copy of the Guiding Hand sourcebook ''Blood of the Valiant'' exhorts the reader to "check out this tome, G."
18th Mar '16 4:16:42 AM Redmess
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* Some magazines will run articles explaining "teen speak" to parents. For example, Dutch magazine Elsevier once ran an article explaining obscure slang terms. Even more ridiculous was the article then positing that children would use this language at the dinner table, with parents being powerless to understand it or to stop their children from using it.
16th Jan '16 4:10:08 AM Anddrix
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Of course, [[TropesAreTools this]] ''[[TropesAreTools can]]'' [[TropesAreTools be done well.]] Most producers figure, though, that kids can't tell good writing from bad (ViewersAreMorons, after all), and throw whatever out there. Because TVNeverLies, some impressionable viewers even believe it, resulting in PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy. BuffySpeak is a common way of avoiding this for those who do care. Another way to avoid the problem is [[StylisticSuck to do it]] ''[[StylisticSuck intentionally]]'' [[StylisticSuck badly]].

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Of course, [[TropesAreTools this]] ''[[TropesAreTools can]]'' [[TropesAreTools be done well.]] Most producers figure, though, that kids can't tell good writing from bad (ViewersAreMorons, after all), bad, and throw whatever out there. Because TVNeverLies, some impressionable viewers even believe it, resulting in PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy. BuffySpeak is a common way of avoiding this for those who do care. Another way to avoid the problem is [[StylisticSuck to do it]] ''[[StylisticSuck intentionally]]'' [[StylisticSuck badly]].



** This really shone through because, well, it was a newspaper comic, which are not known for [[ViewersAreMorons giving their readers the benefit of the doubt in intelligence]]... between that and just not having much space, Johnston would thus have to ''explain'' what her made-up slang meant... with slang or euphemisms that ''were'' Totally Radical.

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** This really shone through because, well, it was a newspaper comic, which are not known for [[ViewersAreMorons giving their readers the benefit of the doubt in intelligence]]...intelligence... between that and just not having much space, Johnston would thus have to ''explain'' what her made-up slang meant... with slang or euphemisms that ''were'' Totally Radical.
23rd Nov '15 11:26:34 PM Llygodenfawr
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* Whether this counts as an aversion, an inversion, or a {{Deconstruction}} is open to debate, but [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Entertainment]] consciously avoids using its ''own'' insider lingo on the actual programming, even though that jargon is widely recognized and employed by the wrestlers themselves. This means practically zero use of the old "carny talk" terms such as "face" and "heel", or even newer terms such as "blade." (Occasionally a GenreSavvy performer will break {{Kayfabe}} and actually use one of the terms, but this practice is not encouraged.) On the other hand, this trope was crossbred with BilingualBonus on an episode of ''Monday Night Raw'' which had Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio introduce Wrestling/JackSwagger, Wrestling/DolphZiggler, Wrestling/ChristianCage, and Wrestling/WadeBarrett as ''rudos'' (Mexican wrestling slang for "villains"). On the other hand, WWE has it's own phrases in substitution of actual sporting terminology that for better or worse has slowly been seeping into other wrestling organization since the 1980s. "Sports Entertainment" instead of pro wrestling, "Superstar"(or diva) instead of pro wrestler, "Championship" instead of title belt, and that's just a sample of examples you'll hear during the shows themselves.

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* Whether this counts as an aversion, an inversion, or a {{Deconstruction}} is open to debate, but [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Entertainment]] consciously avoids using its ''own'' insider lingo on the actual programming, even though that jargon is widely recognized and employed by the wrestlers themselves. This means practically zero use of the old "carny talk" terms such as "face" and "heel", or even newer terms such as "blade." (Occasionally a GenreSavvy performer will break {{Kayfabe}} and actually use one of the terms, but this practice is not encouraged.) On the other hand, this trope was crossbred with BilingualBonus on an episode of ''Monday Night Raw'' which had Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio introduce Wrestling/JackSwagger, Wrestling/DolphZiggler, Wrestling/ChristianCage, and Wrestling/WadeBarrett as ''rudos'' (Mexican wrestling slang for "villains"). On the other hand, WWE has it's its own phrases in substitution of actual sporting terminology that for better or worse has slowly been seeping into other wrestling organization since the 1980s. "Sports Entertainment" instead of pro wrestling, "Superstar"(or diva) instead of pro wrestler, "Championship" instead of title belt, and that's just a sample of examples you'll hear during the shows themselves.
23rd Nov '15 11:22:03 PM Llygodenfawr
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* ''National Geographic Kids'' was a particularly egregious example, seeing as it was written for kids by people with an apparently very dim view of children's capacity for learning. Aside from the fact that the magazine was almost entirely comprised of either advertisements or advertisements masquerading as articles, the writers decided it was necessary to appeal to children using outdated (not to mention ludicrous in any time period) slang. A particularly pertinent example occurred in their "review" (read: advertisement) of ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' when discussing the costume changes from the last two films: "Harry and the gang now dress in hip street clothes instead of their stuffy Hogwarts uniforms."

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* ''National Geographic Kids'' was a particularly egregious example, seeing as it was written for kids by people with an apparently very dim view of children's capacity for learning. Aside from the fact that the magazine was almost entirely comprised composed of either advertisements or advertisements masquerading as articles, the writers decided it was necessary to appeal to children using outdated (not to mention ludicrous in any time period) slang. A particularly pertinent example occurred in their "review" (read: advertisement) of ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' when discussing the costume changes from the last two films: "Harry and the gang now dress in hip street clothes instead of their stuffy Hogwarts uniforms."
30th Sep '15 8:27:00 AM Pinokio
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* ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'' (which was a print magazine until it went online in 2007), despite usually being pretty good about avoiding this trope, would occasionally stumble into it. One of the worst examples was in 1995, when they attempted to parody some of the new video games that summer and came up with something called ''NBA Gam'' - "the slammin'est, gammin'est game of them all!" (Groan.) The joke was that it was basically ''NBA Jam'', but with the teams' ''cheerleaders'' playing, and the "cover image" showed screaming bimbos in shorts and tank tops hurling each other through the air (the cartoonist apparently having confused basketball with wrestling). In addition to the obvious ValuesDissonance of the premise [[CatFight ("Look at these girls elbowing and shoving each other! They think they're guys! Ha, ha!")]], the pun was an obvious reference to "gams," the early 20th-century slang word for women's legs (itself derived from the French word ''jambes'', meaning....well....[[ShapedLikeItself "legs"]]); problem was, that word had been outdated for nearly two generations by the time ''Cracked'' used it (and worse, most kids who were reading probably just assumed they had misspelled the word "game," thus nearly ruining the joke). In any case, the joke became [[DiscreditedTrope discredited]] the very next year, when [[SocietyMarchesOn female basketball players launched their own version of the NBA]].
11th Sep '15 12:02:44 PM DragonQuestZ
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29th Aug '15 4:58:30 PM Premonition45
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Of course, {{t|ropesAreNotBad}}his ''[[TropesAreTools can]]'' [[TropesAreTools be done well.]] Most producers figure, though, that kids can't tell good writing from bad (ViewersAreMorons, after all), and throw whatever out there. Because TVNeverLies, some impressionable viewers even believe it, resulting in PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy. BuffySpeak is a common way of avoiding this for those who do care. Another way to avoid the problem is [[StylisticSuck to do it]] ''[[StylisticSuck intentionally]]'' [[StylisticSuck badly]].

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Of course, {{t|ropesAreNotBad}}his [[TropesAreTools this]] ''[[TropesAreTools can]]'' [[TropesAreTools be done well.]] Most producers figure, though, that kids can't tell good writing from bad (ViewersAreMorons, after all), and throw whatever out there. Because TVNeverLies, some impressionable viewers even believe it, resulting in PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy. BuffySpeak is a common way of avoiding this for those who do care. Another way to avoid the problem is [[StylisticSuck to do it]] ''[[StylisticSuck intentionally]]'' [[StylisticSuck badly]].
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