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14th Dec '16 4:07:11 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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Compare CorrespondenceCourse, its brother in self-education. Also compare {{Snowclone}} and TheJoyOfX, which lead to similar titling conventions.

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Compare CorrespondenceCourse, its brother in self-education. Also compare {{Snowclone}} and TheJoyOfX, which lead to similar titling conventions.
conventions. If it's bad enough that only a dummy would fail to realize that how useless it is, it's a FauxToGuide.
15th Oct '16 9:45:28 AM TheBuddy26
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[[caption-width-right:319:[[http://www.signgenerator.org/books/dummies/ They really do have a book for everything, don't they?]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:319:[[http://www.signgenerator.org/books/dummies/ They really do have a book for everything, don't they?]]]]
they?]] [[note]][[ComicallyMissingThePoint That book's a few years out of date.]][[/note]]]]
8th Sep '16 10:01:27 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4177266/chapters/9575796 The Consequences of a Binding Ritual]]'' Harry considers suggesting that a course on "Wizarding Cultures and Traditions for Dummies" should be added to the Hogwarts curriculum.

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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4177266/chapters/9575796 ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12048619/8/The-Ilvermorny-Champion The Consequences of a Binding Ritual]]'' Harry considers suggesting Ilvermorny Champion]]'' Lily Potter asks Ted Tonks to translate the Triwizard Tournament rulebook into non-jargon and he comments that a course on "Wizarding Cultures and Traditions he assumes she's looking for Dummies" should be added to the Hogwarts curriculum.equivalent of ''Triwizard Tournaments for Dummies''.
3rd Jun '16 6:25:19 AM DaibhidC
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** ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' has ''Blert Wheedown's Guitar Primer: Play Your Way to Success in Three Easy Lessons ans Eighteen Hard Lessons''.

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** ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' has ''Blert Wheedown's Guitar Primer: Play Your Way to Success in Three Easy Lessons ans and Eighteen Hard Lessons''.
3rd Jun '16 6:25:00 AM DaibhidC
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** ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' has ''Blert Weedown's Guitar Primer: Play Your Way to Success in Three Easy Lessons ans Eighteen Hard Lessons''.

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** ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' has ''Blert Weedown's Wheedown's Guitar Primer: Play Your Way to Success in Three Easy Lessons ans Eighteen Hard Lessons''.
3rd Jun '16 6:24:18 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', one village of anti-witchcraft fanatics get their information from the ''Magavenatio Obtusis'', which [[FootnoteFever a footnote]] helpfully translates as ''Witch-Hunting for Dumb People''.

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In ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', one village of anti-witchcraft fanatics get their information from the ''Magavenatio Obtusis'', which [[FootnoteFever a footnote]] helpfully translates as ''Witch-Hunting for Dumb People''.People''.
** ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' has ''Blert Weedown's Guitar Primer: Play Your Way to Success in Three Easy Lessons ans Eighteen Hard Lessons''.
3rd Jun '16 6:19:38 AM DaibhidC
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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Bio-Tech'' includes several quotes from ''Nanovirus for Dummies'' by possible MadScientist Dr Lucien Locke. One excerpt has Dr Locke assuring the reader that a GreyGoo scenario can't possibly happen unless you intend it to. And if you ''do'' intend it to, here's what you do...
9th Mar '16 11:42:33 PM DrFraud
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* In ''Cartographer'' one of the books on Reuben's desk at the inn he runs is ''Managing Inns for Dummies: Version 3.2''.
5th Mar '16 9:36:15 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4177266/chapters/9575796 The Consequences of a Binding Ritual]]'' Harry considers suggesting that a course on "Wizarding Cultures and Traditions for Dummies" should be added to the Hogwarts curriculum.
22nd Jan '16 12:24:58 PM twilicorn
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* Upon her arrival in Munchkinland in ''Film/TheMuppetsWizardOfOz'', the Munchkins quiz her on exactly what they are using the book ''Oz for Dummies''.
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