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22nd Sep '16 4:39:52 AM StarSword
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* ''Literature/AlexisCarew'': Alexis once responds to an UpperClassTwit calling her a "stupid bitch" over comms by remarking to the bridge crew that "The very worst thing about being a woman in this Navy is that the insults are so very limited. You men get called all the imaginative ones."
21st Sep '16 3:08:05 AM foxley
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* ''Series/HorribleHistories'': Shakespeare is offended when the best that his opponent in a insult contest can do is "rogue" and "saucy knave". He proceeds to knock him out with a string of proper Shakespearean insults.
21st Sep '16 2:53:43 AM foxley
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* ''Series/NewTricks'': At the end of the pilot, Sandra refers to the boys as 'criminals'. They react with offence. She amends the insult to 'crooks'. This they can live with.
30th Aug '16 5:26:04 PM intastiel
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* Pisha in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' is a rare vampire who has to consume human flesh, which makes her pretty off-putting even to a regular vampire. A Malkavian player character might [[TheNicknamer nickname]] her "Black Widow", in which case she takes no offense but explains how "Mantis" would be a better pejorative. As a FullyEmbracedFiend well into her third century of unlife, she's worked out the existential angst long ago.
5th Aug '16 3:18:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the first ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' book, a mob comes to Zedd's house intending to lynch him because he's a witch. He starts his dialogue with them by asking to clarify whether they want to kill him for sorcery, or simply demean him by calling him a girl.

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* In the first ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' book, a mob comes to Zedd's house intending to lynch him because he's a witch. He starts his dialogue with them by asking to clarify whether they want to kill him for sorcery, or simply demean him by calling him a girl.



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* An unfortunate example occurs in ''Series/FawltyTowers'' when the Major tells a story about how he took a woman to a cricket match, and she kept referring to the Indian players by the ''wrong'' racial slur.
* From ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research."
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* An unfortunate example occurs in ''Series/FawltyTowers'' when the Major tells a story about how he took a woman to a cricket match, and she kept referring to the Indian players by the ''wrong'' racial slur.
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* From ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research."
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-->[[http://www.cracked.com/article_20122_6-ill-advised-marketing-campaigns-that-backfired-hilariously.html#ixzz2F91J3OuU Somehow, lazy racism is more offensive than intellectually rigorous racism.]]

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-->[[http://www.cracked.com/article_20122_6-ill-advised-marketing-campaigns-that-backfired-hilariously.html#ixzz2F91J3OuU Somehow, lazy racism is more offensive than intellectually rigorous racism.]]

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* OlderThanTelevision: Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac had a very large nose, which a bit character insulted by calling it "rather large." Cyrano's reaction was to tell him that it is, but "rather large" was an absolutely pathetic excuse for an insult and go on to tell him various better ways to insult him. The ''{{Wishbone}}'' version went with:
-->"'Your nose is so big, you should call a doctor and have it amputated!' Or how about, 'What do you keep in there, your pens or your whole writing desk?'"

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* OlderThanTelevision: Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac had a very large nose, which a bit character insulted by calling it "rather large." Cyrano's reaction was to tell him that it is, but "rather large" was an absolutely pathetic excuse for an insult and go on to tell him various better ways to insult him. The ''{{Wishbone}}'' version went with:
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-->"'Your nose is so big, you should call a doctor and have it amputated!' Or how about, 'What do you keep in there, your pens or your whole writing desk?'" desk?'"



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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'': In "That's My Baby'', Bugs calls Daffy 'a bummer' after he refuses to go to lunch with him and Porky. Daffy's response is "No. Porky's the bummer. I'm a jerk."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'': In "That's My Baby'', Bugs calls Daffy 'a bummer' after he refuses to go to lunch with him and Porky. Daffy's response is "No. Porky's the bummer. I'm a jerk." "



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27th Jul '16 6:21:35 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/{{Roxanne}},'' (a [[SettingUpdate setting-updated]] adaptation of CyranoDeBergerac) C.D. responds to a man calling him "Big Nose" with a LongList of ''26'' better insults he could have given.

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* In ''Film/{{Roxanne}},'' (a [[SettingUpdate setting-updated]] adaptation of CyranoDeBergerac) ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'') C.D. responds to a man calling him "Big Nose" with a LongList of ''26'' better insults he could have given.



* OlderThanTelevision: CyranoDeBergerac had a very large nose, which a bit character insulted by calling it "rather large." Cyrano's reaction was to tell him that it is, but "rather large" was an absolutely pathetic excuse for an insult and go on to tell him various better ways to insult him. The ''{{Wishbone}}'' version went with:

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* OlderThanTelevision: CyranoDeBergerac Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac had a very large nose, which a bit character insulted by calling it "rather large." Cyrano's reaction was to tell him that it is, but "rather large" was an absolutely pathetic excuse for an insult and go on to tell him various better ways to insult him. The ''{{Wishbone}}'' version went with:
1st Jul '16 1:23:05 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/TheElenium Domes of Fire]]'', Stragen takes the Styric Council to task for not being more proactive in the emerging crisis in Daresia. When one of the Councillors answers by calling him a bastard, he bears it no mind...because he literally is the illegitimate son of a nobleman. He then proceeds to point out he is also a swindler, murderer, and thief (since he is also the head of a thieves' guild): glibly implying that anything they could call him would not be insulting in the least.

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* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/TheElenium ''[[Literature/TheTamuli Domes of Fire]]'', Stragen takes the Styric Council to task for not being more proactive in the emerging crisis in Daresia. When one of the Councillors answers by calling him a bastard, he bears it no mind...because he literally is the illegitimate son of a nobleman. He then proceeds to point out he is also a swindler, murderer, and thief (since he is also the head of a thieves' guild): glibly implying that anything they could call him would not be insulting in the least.
25th Jun '16 8:39:37 AM Tovarishch
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* ''Videogame/Fallout4''. One of the sarcastic dialog options after searching through [[spoiler:Kellog's home]] with Nick Valentine yields us this jewel:
-->'''Sole Survivor:''' What? The ''Clockwork Dick'' is stumped?
-->'''Nick Valentine:''' It's ''Synth Detective'', jackass. If you're gonna be that way, you might as well get the make and model right.
24th Jun '16 12:26:05 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'': [[MeanBoss Mr. Dithers]] takes [[http://blondie.com/todays_strip/ offense when]] someone claims he runs his company "almost like a dictatorship", when he clearly runs it "''exactly'' like one.
24th May '16 6:25:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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