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25th May '18 3:30:02 PM darkemyst
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* Amusingly early in ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' Tim Drake had a habit of using exceedingly outdated slang in his civilian persona when doing things to cover up his secret ID, like intentionally messing up in gym. As none of his friends did this Ives in particular often came off as though he was very sarcastically putting up with a friend's bizarre eccentricities and disconnect with other's his own age.

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* Amusingly early in ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' Tim Drake had a habit of using exceedingly outdated slang in his civilian persona when doing things to cover up his secret ID, like intentionally messing up in gym. As none of his friends did this Ives in particular often came off as though he was very sarcastically putting up with a friend's bizarre eccentricities and disconnect with other's his own age.age group.
25th May '18 3:29:18 PM darkemyst
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* Amusingly early in ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' Tim Drake had a habit of using exceedingly outdated slang in his civilian persona when doing things to cover up his secret ID, like intentionally messing up in gym. As none of his friends did this Ives in particular often came off as though he was very sarcastically putting up with a friend's bizarre eccentricities and disconnect with other's his own age.
7th Apr '18 11:58:11 AM nombretomado
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** An issue of ''{{Deadpool}}'' spoofed this when the title character time travels back to the 1960s and encounters the then-current versions of Franchise/SpiderMan's cast. Their constant overuse of inexplicable 60s slang is a running gag throughout the issue, with Mary Jane being the worst offender. And upon hearing Harry Osborn speak, Deadpool actually asks if he is having a stroke. This isn't the only time Deadpool's travelled back in Marvel history and made fun of slang. Brian Posehn's run has featured an 80's issue with alcoholic Tony Stark & a 70's issue (complete with afro-wearing Deadpool) trying to join Heroes For Hire and fighting an albino pimp called "White Man". As one would imagine, there's PLENTY to make fun of.

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** An issue of ''{{Deadpool}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'' spoofed this when the title character time travels back to the 1960s and encounters the then-current versions of Franchise/SpiderMan's cast. Their constant overuse of inexplicable 60s slang is a running gag throughout the issue, with Mary Jane being the worst offender. And upon hearing Harry Osborn speak, Deadpool actually asks if he is having a stroke. This isn't the only time Deadpool's travelled back in Marvel history and made fun of slang. Brian Posehn's run has featured an 80's issue with alcoholic Tony Stark & a 70's issue (complete with afro-wearing Deadpool) trying to join Heroes For Hire and fighting an albino pimp called "White Man". As one would imagine, there's PLENTY to make fun of.
26th Dec '17 2:28:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Although it appears to be taken for granted, [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] {{Spider-Man}} comics deserve special mention. While the original Ditko comics were pretty good as far as slang went, when Peter enters college and gains a social life, the characters' slang gets crazy out of hand. [[http://www.spidermancrawlspace.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/30.jpg Mary Jane is particularly impossible to understand]].

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* Although it appears to be taken for granted, [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] {{Spider-Man}} Franchise/SpiderMan comics deserve special mention. While the original Ditko comics were pretty good as far as slang went, when Peter enters college and gains a social life, the characters' slang gets crazy out of hand. [[http://www.spidermancrawlspace.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/30.jpg Mary Jane is particularly impossible to understand]].



** An issue of ''{{Deadpool}}'' spoofed this when the title character time travels back to the 1960s and encounters the then-current versions of {{Spider-Man}}'s cast. Their constant overuse of inexplicable 60s slang is a running gag throughout the issue, with Mary Jane being the worst offender. And upon hearing Harry Osborn speak, Deadpool actually asks if he is having a stroke. This isn't the only time Deadpool's travelled back in Marvel history and made fun of slang. Brian Posehn's run has featured an 80's issue with alcoholic Tony Stark & a 70's issue (complete with afro-wearing Deadpool) trying to join Heroes For Hire and fighting an albino pimp called "White Man". As one would imagine, there's PLENTY to make fun of.

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** An issue of ''{{Deadpool}}'' spoofed this when the title character time travels back to the 1960s and encounters the then-current versions of {{Spider-Man}}'s Franchise/SpiderMan's cast. Their constant overuse of inexplicable 60s slang is a running gag throughout the issue, with Mary Jane being the worst offender. And upon hearing Harry Osborn speak, Deadpool actually asks if he is having a stroke. This isn't the only time Deadpool's travelled back in Marvel history and made fun of slang. Brian Posehn's run has featured an 80's issue with alcoholic Tony Stark & a 70's issue (complete with afro-wearing Deadpool) trying to join Heroes For Hire and fighting an albino pimp called "White Man". As one would imagine, there's PLENTY to make fun of.
31st Oct '17 1:48:45 PM WillyFourEyes
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* ''{{ComicBook/Fray}}'''s anning hab of abrevving half of the words in every sent she speaks has a sim eff to the more comm vers of this tro on a lot of peep; that is, making it both hard to under and frustringly diff to igno. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[ComicBook/BuffytheVampireSlayer Buffy Season 8]] story arc ''The Time of Your Life'', where Buffy is thrust forward in time and actually meets Fray. Upon hearing Fray speak, Buffy's response is, "Uh....English?" Later, after hearing more of Mel's FutureSlang and such, Buffy makes a comment amounting to "[[BuffySpeak I should have been kinder to the English language when I had the chance]]"

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* ''{{ComicBook/Fray}}'''s anning hab of abrevving half of the words in every sent she speaks has a sim eff to the more comm vers of this tro on a lot of peep; that is, making it both hard to under and frustringly diff to igno.igno[[labelnote:translation]]''Fray[='=]s'' annoying habit of abbreviating half of the words in every sentence she speaks has a similar effect to the more common version of this trope on a lot of people; that is, making it both hard to understand and frustratingly difficult to ignore[[/labelnote]]. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[ComicBook/BuffytheVampireSlayer Buffy Season 8]] story arc ''The Time of Your Life'', where Buffy is thrust forward in time and actually meets Fray. Upon hearing Fray speak, Buffy's response is, "Uh....English?" Later, after hearing more of Mel's FutureSlang and such, Buffy makes a comment amounting to "[[BuffySpeak I should have been kinder to the English language when I had the chance]]"chance]]".
27th Aug '17 2:19:23 AM Doug86
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* In the early [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], Snapper Carr was essentially the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's collective {{sidekick}}. He spoke in constant slang and was always fixing hot rods, going to baseball games, and so on. Acknowledged in the ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' CrossOver when Marvel's Rick Jones says that Carr is an okay guy "no matter how he talks". And when Rick Jones thinks your slang is outdated, brother, you got problems.

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* In the early [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], Snapper Carr was essentially the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's collective {{sidekick}}. He spoke in constant slang and was always fixing hot rods, going to baseball games, and so on. Acknowledged in the ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' CrossOver when Marvel's Rick Jones says that Carr is an okay guy "no matter how he talks". And when Rick Jones thinks your slang is outdated, brother, you got problems.
7th Aug '17 12:03:33 PM DaibhidC
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** Rick Hulk reappears in ''Comicbook/ContestOfChampions (2015)'', where he still talks like this.
6th Jun '17 3:52:40 AM WillBGood
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* An issue of ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'' addresses this when the titular character seeks to reinvent himself after being given the cold shoulder by a girl for his over-use of early-90's cliches and expressions. However, all this accomplishes is trading sunglasses for bug-eyes (which were never seen again), a leather jacket for a PVC one, losing the piercings for a scruffy goatee, ditching his belts all together, and saying "Word. Reprezent." instead of "Don't Mess with the S!"

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* An issue of ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'' addresses this when the titular character seeks to reinvent himself after being given the cold shoulder by a girl for his over-use of early-90's cliches and expressions. However, all this accomplishes is trading sunglasses for bug-eyes (which were never seen again), a leather jacket for a PVC one, losing the piercings for a scruffy goatee, ditching his belts all together, altogether, and saying "Word. Reprezent." instead of "Don't Mess with the S!"
28th May '17 4:16:13 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{ComicBook/Nextwave}}'', Boom Boom uses phrases like "Oh noes!" and "ZOMG!" in both everyday conversation and periods of extreme stress. However, this is due to her actually being completely brainless, in the most literal sense of the word. WarrenEllis, the comic's writer, practically lives on the Internet and was taking the opportunity to lambast some of its stupider members.

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* In ''{{ComicBook/Nextwave}}'', Boom Boom uses phrases like "Oh noes!" and "ZOMG!" in both everyday conversation and periods of extreme stress. However, this is due to her actually being completely brainless, in the most literal sense of the word. WarrenEllis, Creator/WarrenEllis, the comic's writer, practically lives on the Internet and was taking the opportunity to lambast some of its stupider members.
28th Feb '17 12:06:13 AM GiantJumboJellyfish
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* ''ComicBook/ArchieSonicTheHedgehog'', despite advertising itself as "The world's most [[CatchPhrase way past cool]] comic!", isn't actually terrible about this when it comes to its title character. Vector, on the other hand, sounds like he's having a stroke in a good half of the panels he's in. This was eventually toned down, then hand-waved as his initial attempt to hide his [[LandDownUnder Downunda]] accent.

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieSonicTheHedgehog'', ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', despite advertising itself as "The world's most [[CatchPhrase way past cool]] comic!", isn't actually terrible about this when it comes to its title character. Vector, on the other hand, sounds like he's having a stroke in a good half of the panels he's in. This was eventually toned down, then hand-waved as his initial attempt to hide his [[LandDownUnder Downunda]] accent.
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