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26th May '18 11:44:18 AM ZSF
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* For people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, just about anything that seems trivial and unimportant to "normal" people might be serious business. Adhering to ritual is often treated as a matter of life and death. What's worse, most OCD sufferers know on an intellectual level that their obsessions are illogical or inconsequential, but the compulsion is just too strong to overcome.

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* For people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, just about anything that seems trivial and unimportant to "normal" neurotypical people might be serious business. Adhering business, and adhering to ritual is often treated perceived as a matter of life and death. What's worse, most OCD sufferers know on an intellectual level that their obsessions are illogical or inconsequential, but the compulsion is just too strong to overcome.
14th May '18 2:30:47 AM DukeofFinland
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* Bringing up the topic of preferred motor oil in the internet is practically the automotive equivalent of political and religious discussions. Sooner or later the discussion will ignite into a FlameWar over witch oil brand is the best with a VocalMinority of brand loyalists ''insisting'' that their brand is the best and all other brands suck.
3rd May '18 8:11:50 PM FuzzyBoots
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** Franchise/CabbagePatchKids in the early '80s.

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** Franchise/CabbagePatchKids Toys/CabbagePatchKids in the early '80s.
15th Apr '18 6:22:13 PM danlansdowne
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** That said, someone calling them "freedom fries" is probably doing it to make fun.
15th Apr '18 5:32:09 PM danlansdowne
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** French Canadian magazine ''L'Actualite'' publishes a yearly ranking of Canadian universities. That is to say, they toss a gasoline tanker truck onto the ongoing flame war every year.

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** French Canadian magazine ''L'Actualite'' publishes a yearly ranking of Canadian universities.universities, as does English-Canadian magazine ''Macleans''. That is to say, they toss a gasoline tanker truck onto the ongoing flame war every year.
11th Apr '18 5:17:43 AM AdelePotter
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*** Oh, and if you happen to not be interested in sex ''at all'', with anyone, ever, for [[{{Asexuality}} whatever]] [[CelibateHero reason]]? Be careful who you bring that up around; some people take it as an invitation to speculate on what's "wrong" with you, or how you must be mistaken.
2nd Apr '18 5:06:07 PM angie710
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* Motherhood. There's a reason that the many debates concerning it are referred to as "Mommy Wars." Work outside the home? Stay home with the kids? Give birth naturally? Have a C-section? Have an epidural? Breastfeed? Formula-feed? Let your kids watch TV? Don't let them watch TV? Feed them a vegan/gluten-free/etc. diet? Let them eat sweets? To spank or not to spank? No matter ''what'' you do (or don't do), you're doing it wrong and irrevocably harming the kids, and therefore a failure as a mother, according to various "mommy blogs" and (of course) friends, relatives, etc. (Fatherhood rarely gets the same level of scrutiny, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment the reasons for which are...best debated elsewhere]].)
** Don't even get started on [[TakeAThirdOption the choice to]] ''forgo'' motherhood (and, to a lesser extent, fatherhood). If you don't do it, according to society, there's something "wrong" with you, or you're not a [[ProperLady "real" woman]]/"real" man, or you're immature. FailureIsTheOnlyOption indeed.
1st Apr '18 3:27:19 PM Malady
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* In the anime world, SubbingVersusDubbing. Those who love subs will say that any dub is ''always'' inferior to seeing an anime in its original, pure form and call those who watch dubs as not being true fans. Those who watch dubs will say those who watch subs are otaku and questioned how can they form a deep, emotional connection with the story and characters if they don't understand what the characters are saying and have to read text at the bottom of the screen. This argument becomes ridiculous when you consider that most modern anime [=DVDs=] offer both subs and dubs. Let's not [[SpellMyNameWithAnS even get started on the spellings]]. Even on this wiki, fans will {{Edit War}}s about what spelling is 'correct'.

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* In the anime world, SubbingVersusDubbing. Those who love subs will say that any dub is ''always'' inferior to seeing an anime in its original, pure form and call those who watch dubs as not being true fans. Those who watch dubs will say those who watch subs are otaku and questioned how can they form a deep, emotional connection with the story and characters if they don't understand what the characters are saying and have to read text at the bottom of the screen. This argument becomes ridiculous when you consider that most modern anime [=DVDs=] offer both subs and dubs. Let's not [[SpellMyNameWithAnS even get started on the spellings]]. Even on this wiki, fans will {{Edit Administrivia/{{Edit War}}s about what spelling is 'correct'.
25th Feb '18 9:14:43 PM WillBGood
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** This trope has become increasingly relevant in the modern era, as high school diplomas have become increasingly worthless. This is because unskilled labor has become less important over time due to automation, and the most numerous, well-paying low-skill jobs (manufacturing) have largely gone away, to be replaced by machine operators who need to be able to understand how the machines work and how to repair them and modify their operation. Many service-industry jobs are low-paying as well. However, a college diploma is no guarantee of employment; while the unemployment rate for those who do not go to college is very high, the underemployment rate for college graduates is high as well for some majors. Engineering and "hard science" degrees tend to be valuable, but having a bachelor's degree in many fields, such as political science or psychology, only really certifies that you were willing to spend four years going to school, and thus is much less valuable because few jobs require the skills conferred in the pursuit of said degree. Graduate degrees in relevant fields tend to be highly sought after, and there is often a shortage of [=PhD=] scientists.

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** This trope has become increasingly relevant in the modern era, as high school diplomas have become increasingly worthless.devalued. This is because unskilled labor has become less important over time due to automation, and the most numerous, well-paying low-skill jobs (manufacturing) have largely gone away, to be replaced by machine operators who need to be able to understand how the machines work and how to repair them and modify their operation. Many service-industry jobs are low-paying as well. However, a college diploma is no guarantee of employment; while the unemployment rate for those who do not go to college is very high, the underemployment rate for college graduates is high as well for some majors. Engineering and "hard science" degrees tend to be valuable, but having a bachelor's degree in many fields, such as political science or psychology, only really certifies that you were willing to spend four years going to school, and thus is much less valuable because few jobs require the skills conferred in the pursuit of said degree. Graduate degrees in relevant fields tend to be highly sought after, and there is often a shortage of [=PhD=] scientists.
6th Feb '18 6:28:27 PM nurikokairu
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* Some students take studying so seriously, they can be crying if they only get an A (or any equivalents of the almost highest grade) because what they aimed for is an A '''+'''. These students might be hated by other students because they are "whining bastards who complain about the grade that hundreds of others wish for", but in all honesty, if you are really passionate about a certain subject, and want to be the best at it, it's easy to see why you wouldn't be satisfied if your grade isn't the highest.
** For that matter, some students also see competing with other students about grades is extremely serious. Two students may not even talk to each other after a test because one has their score higher than the other.
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