History Memes / Literature

28th Dec '17 6:46:40 AM EDP
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* ''Literature/TheBetrothed'':
** "Enough with your latinorum!": Renzo's reply when Don Abbondio tries to use TechnoBabble on him. To this day, "latinorum" is the Italian equivalent of techno babble.
** "Carneades, who was him?": Don Abbondio found him mentioned in a panegyric, and said this quote because he couldn't remember him, leading to "Carneade" (the Italian form of Carneades) becoming synonim with "lesser known person", [[{{Irony}} in spite of Carneades being actually a relatively famous philosopher]].
** Azzeccagarbugli: the nickname of the lawyer Renzo initially goes for help with don Rodrigo's veto, meaning literally "knot weaver" (with "garbugli", the word used here for knots, also doubling as "loopholes") in Milan's dialect and used to designate lawyers (or even people) extremely skilled in the art of the LoopholeAbuse. The word originates in one of Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli's lesser known works, but ''The Betrothed''[='=]s use of the word to nickname this memorable character is what made it popular.
** "Defender of losing lawsuits": derived from Azzeccagarbugli's ''other'' nickname, "lord doctor of the losing lawsuits", an {{Ironic}} title he got for his penchant for winning even when filing impossible or frivolous lawsuits. The meme lost the irony, however, and the phrase returned to designate lawyers that lose often.
** ''The whole Italian language in its current form'': for centuries Italian intellectuals had debated on what the language of a united Italy should be, if a ConLang or one of the dialects (and which one), with Tuscan dialect having a slight advantage due already being their written language thanks to Creator/DanteAlighieri's fame, but the novel's immense popularity right as Italy was being unified propelled its language, Firenze's variant of the Tuscan dialect, as the to-go language of anyone who could read, at which point the intellectuals saw no reason to try and define a standard Italian as it already existed.
4th Sep '17 5:41:39 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'':
** "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" [[labelnote:Explanation]]The novel's opening line, which has gone on to become one of the most remembered quotes in literature[[/labelnote]]
29th Aug '17 7:28:23 PM HamburgerTime
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** Iron chariots.[[labelnote:Explanation]]In ''Judges'', the Israelites with all God's power behind them are unable to defeat an enemy armed with the then-latest technology, iron chariots. The chariots have thus become something of a rallying point for atheists, who see them as representing the triumph of science and technology over religion[[/labelnote]]
16th Jul '17 6:26:38 PM dmcreif
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** The chagrinning books also suffer from the [[{{Smurfing}} chagrinning]] act of shoehorning the word ''chagrin'', no matter how chagrinningly inappropriate, into every chagrinning sentence, much to the chagrin of many.

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** The chagrinning books also suffer from the [[{{Smurfing}} chagrinning]] act of shoehorning the word ''chagrin'', no matter how chagrinningly inappropriate, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle into every chagrinning sentence, much to the chagrin of many.]]



** And there's always the classic: Edward Cullen is Joseph Smith! [[DontExplaintheJoke Based on the idea that the description Stephenie Meyer gives Edward looks suspiciously similar to what Joseph Smith looked like as well.]]

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** And there's always the classic: Edward Cullen is Joseph Smith! [[DontExplaintheJoke [[note]][[DontExplaintheJoke Based on the idea that the description Stephenie Meyer gives Edward looks suspiciously similar to what Joseph Smith looked like as well.]]]][[/note]]



*** Alternately, the Series/{{Doctor|Who}} killed him. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Creator/DavidTennant's character (Barty Crouch, Jr.) masterminds the resurrection of [[BigBad Lord Voldemort]], and Creator/RobertPattinson's character (Cedric Diggory) ends up dead in the process. Since Tennant is best known as [[TheNthDoctor the Tenth Doctor]] and Pattinson is best known as Edward Cullen, this led to a number of "the Doctor kills Edward Cullen" memes.[[/labelnote]]

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*** Alternately, the Series/{{Doctor|Who}} killed him. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Creator/DavidTennant's character (Barty Creator/DavidTennant plays Barty Crouch, Jr.) , who masterminds the resurrection of [[BigBad Lord Voldemort]], and Creator/RobertPattinson's character (Cedric Diggory) ends up dead in the process.during which Cedric Diggory, played by Creator/RobertPattinson, is killed. Since Tennant is best known as [[TheNthDoctor the Tenth Doctor]] and Pattinson is best known as Edward Cullen, this led to a number of "the Doctor kills Edward Cullen" memes.[[/labelnote]]
21st May '17 12:23:28 PM Orbiting
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** [[AxCrazy Mapleshade]] eats cats! [[labelnote:Explanation]]A user on the Website/WarriorsOfficialForum claimed to have obtained Night Whispers early and said that Mapleshade ate a cat in it.[[/labelnote]]

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** [[AxCrazy Mapleshade]] eats cats! [[labelnote:Explanation]]A user on the Website/WarriorsOfficialForum Warriors Official Forum claimed to have obtained Night Whispers ''Night Whispers'' early and said that Mapleshade ate a cat in it.[[/labelnote]]
15th Apr '17 12:45:00 PM DustSnitch
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** {{Jesus}} promised the end of all wicked people. [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] promised the end of all ice giants. [[LogicalFallacies I don't see many ice giants around.]]

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** {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} promised the end of all wicked people. [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] promised the end of all ice giants. [[LogicalFallacies I don't see many ice giants around.]]
12th Apr '17 3:57:53 AM CountDorku
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* ''Literature/AncillaryJustice'':
** Propriety Turtle. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Ann Leckie answered an ask on Tumblr about Radchaai memes, mentioning the possibility of a Propriety Turtle. Since then the fanbase has been loyally swapping captioned turtle pictures, and Leckie periodically reblogs one she finds amusing.[[/labelnote]]
27th Feb '17 4:01:17 PM nombretomado
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** [[http://hradzka.livejournal.com/194753.html OH JOHN RINGO NO]].[[labelnote:Explanation]] The phrase comes from a LiveJournal review of ''Literature/{{Ghost}}'', wherein the reviewer is reading along and finding something interesting, then runs into something totally, [[SickAndWrong brain-breakingly wrong]], prompting the uttering of the phrase. Given that the book, an exercise in letting loose some demons in Ringo's head that were blocking his writing other stories, was originally to be titled "The Wanker Piece" until Creator/BaenBooks marketing convinced Ringo otherwise, it goes without saying this was a frequent utterance on the reviewer's part.[[/labelnote]]

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** [[http://hradzka.livejournal.com/194753.html OH JOHN RINGO NO]].[[labelnote:Explanation]] The phrase comes from a LiveJournal Website/LiveJournal review of ''Literature/{{Ghost}}'', wherein the reviewer is reading along and finding something interesting, then runs into something totally, [[SickAndWrong brain-breakingly wrong]], prompting the uttering of the phrase. Given that the book, an exercise in letting loose some demons in Ringo's head that were blocking his writing other stories, was originally to be titled "The Wanker Piece" until Creator/BaenBooks marketing convinced Ringo otherwise, it goes without saying this was a frequent utterance on the reviewer's part.[[/labelnote]]



* ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' has several, mostly originating from the LiveJournal badfic-sporking community, Phanwank:

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* ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' has several, mostly originating from the LiveJournal Website/LiveJournal badfic-sporking community, Phanwank:
31st Jan '17 2:11:13 PM LadyJafaria
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** Don't let me detain you. [[labelnote:Explanation]]This is a CatchPhrase of Lord Vetinari. He rules the city. Really DON'T [[TroubleEntendre let him detain you]].[[/labelnote]]



** Also from the David Lynch film: "The Spice must flow..."

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** Also from the David Lynch film: "The Spice must flow..."
16th Jan '17 2:27:29 AM bwburke94
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* ''Memes/{{Twig}}''



* ''Memes/{{Twig}}''
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