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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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Switching the describe line, since this is about trying to appeal to "cool" culture, not the slang.
''[[DescribeTopicHere Make a tubular description of Totally Radical on this gnarly page, dude.]]''
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''[[DescribeTopicHere Make a tubular description The kids love Descriptions of Totally Radical on this gnarly page, dude.Here. They think it's bodacious.]]''
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]].
23rd Aug '15 8:47:34 PM nombretomado
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* MonColleKnights guest character Mondo Ooya speaks this way in the LuckyStar fanfic ''FanFic/{{Starbound}}'', even going as far as to strike poses and gestures. This becomes particularly noticeable when the mains bring him and Rokuna to Minami's house, and is something Kagami calls him out on ''twice''. Case in point, here's how he's shown to have introduced Miyuki to his own family, [[{{Foil}} in stark contrast to]] [[{{Keigo}} her having just introduced him and Rokuna to Minami]]:
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* MonColleKnights ''Anime/MonColleKnights'' guest character Mondo Ooya speaks this way in the LuckyStar fanfic ''FanFic/{{Starbound}}'', even going as far as to strike poses and gestures. This becomes particularly noticeable when the mains bring him and Rokuna to Minami's house, and is something Kagami calls him out on ''twice''. Case in point, here's how he's shown to have introduced Miyuki to his own family, [[{{Foil}} in stark contrast to]] [[{{Keigo}} her having just introduced him and Rokuna to Minami]]:
14th Aug '15 11:45:29 PM Nyame
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* ''Wrestling/{{TNA}}'' went through a period where they were intentionally inverting ''WWE'''s example above: they *constantly* threw out insider lingo, openly referred to "the script", talked about "turning" and "swerves", etc. etc. This was in the middle of their "Wrestling is still real" kick, and was a pretty blatant attempt to snag the Internet Wrestling Community that the WWE seemed to take every opportunity to piss off... Except it was ''so'' blatant and self-contradicting (how can something be "real" one break while someone gets chastised for "going off-script" the next?) that it backfired spectacularly and got the IWC to basically make fun of them even ''worse'' than they were before. Fortunately, it didn't last long and has all but vanished.
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* ''Wrestling/{{TNA}}'' went through a period where they were intentionally inverting ''WWE'''s example above: they *constantly* ''constantly'' threw out insider lingo, openly referred to "the script", talked about "turning" and "swerves", etc. etc. This was in the middle of their "Wrestling is still real" kick, and was a pretty blatant attempt to snag the Internet Wrestling Community that the WWE seemed to take every opportunity to piss off... Except it was ''so'' blatant and self-contradicting (how can something be "real" one break while someone gets chastised for "going off-script" the next?) that it backfired spectacularly and got the IWC to basically make fun of them even ''worse'' than they were before. Fortunately, it didn't last long and has all but vanished.
5th Aug '15 6:35:01 PM Pinokio
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* Ads for anything targeting a younger audience, especially video game ads found in magazines and comics, would have to be Totally Radical.
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* Ads for anything targeting a younger audience, especially including video game ads found in magazines and comics, would have to be Totally Radical.Radical, during TheNineties especially.
5th Aug '15 4:50:38 PM Pinokio
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* ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' would do this when promoting new subscriptions or the totally cool lifestyles of game counselors.
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* ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' would do did this when promoting new subscriptions or the totally cool lifestyles of game counselors.counselors. * Ads for anything targeting a younger audience, especially video game ads found in magazines and comics, would have to be Totally Radical.
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