History YouKeepUsingThatWord / LessPedantic

13th Apr '17 5:48:17 PM WarriorsGate
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* '''Pilot''' does not simply mean "the first episode of a TV show". It should be used if, and ''only'' if, the episode is made by itself with the intention of shopping it around to various networks who will then pick it up as a series. ''Film/PulpFiction'', which popularized the term, actually made this distinction, but along the way the word has become conflated with '''premiere'''. This usage is especially incorrect when referring to animated shows, which often get a whole season commissioned in advance due to animation lead time, and the pilot or pitch demo, often made cheaply and quickly, is simply redone.

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* '''Pilot''' does not simply mean "the first episode of a TV show". It should be used if, and ''only'' if, the episode is made by itself with the intention of shopping it around to various networks who will then pick judge whether it up works well enough to commission a whole series, as in a series."pilot program". ''Film/PulpFiction'', which popularized the term, actually made this distinction, but along the way the word has become conflated with '''premiere'''. This usage is especially incorrect when referring to animated shows, which often get a whole season commissioned in advance due to animation lead time, and the pilot or pitch demo, often made cheaply and quickly, is simply redone.
8th Apr '17 1:04:27 PM nombretomado
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* '''Quean''' does not mean, as [[{{Redwall}} Brian Jacques]] claimed in interviews about ''The Sable Quean'', "wicked woman". Nor, as some readers might assume, does it mean "queen". It means "prostitute" or "promiscuous woman". Then again, this is probably actually a case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.

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* '''Quean''' does not mean, as [[{{Redwall}} [[{{Literature/Redwall}} Brian Jacques]] claimed in interviews about ''The Sable Quean'', "wicked woman". Nor, as some readers might assume, does it mean "queen". It means "prostitute" or "promiscuous woman". Then again, this is probably actually a case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
30th Mar '17 3:11:55 AM Folamh3
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* The term '''reboot''' is sometimes used in reference to a new installment of a franchise that differs from the original in terms of art style or premise, when the term specifically applies to [[ContinuityReboot an adaptation that restarts continuity for the sake of telling a new interpretation of the franchise's characters and events]]. If the new series is still in continuity with the original incarnation, then it would be a '''revival'''.

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* The term '''reboot''' is sometimes used in reference to a new installment of a franchise that differs from the original in terms of art style or premise, when the term specifically applies to [[ContinuityReboot an adaptation that restarts continuity for the sake of telling a new interpretation of the franchise's characters and events]]. If the new series is still in continuity with the original incarnation, then it would be a '''revival'''.'''revival''' (some people distinguish between the former and latter using the terms '''hard reboot''' and '''soft reboot''').
28th Mar '17 9:05:48 AM Mimic1990
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* Contrary to what some believe, '''arbitrary''' does not mean the same thing as "random" or "ever-changing." It refers to a decision, definition, or policy which ''lacks a basis in prior precedent''. It is true that policies based largely on arbitration usually change rapidly and seemingly at random, but that is only a side effect. It is not the definition of the word.
20th Mar '17 4:04:39 PM HighCrate
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** I used to regularly hear "I could care less, but that would require effort." I always figured "I could care less" to be an abbreviation of that phrase.
20th Mar '17 8:09:39 AM arkady
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** I used to regularly hear "I could care less, but that would require effort." I always figured "I could care less" to be an abbreviation of that phrase.
5th Feb '17 12:11:42 PM TropesForever
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* '''{{Muppet}}''', apart from use as an insult, is repeatedly used (even on ThisVeryWiki!) to refer to advanced rubber puppets of the type seen in ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' and ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. In reality, Creator/JimHenson himself said that those characters are not Muppets, but rather [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppets_vs_Creatures Creatures]]. ''Muppet'' refers specifically to the felt-type characters seen in ''Series/SesameStreet'', ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' and ''Series/FraggleRock''. It's also a trademarked name, meaning that if Creator/{{Disney}} (the currect rights holder for the name) doesn't say something is a Muppet, it's not a Muppet. (*Cough*[[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]]*cough*)
1st Feb '17 4:48:18 PM HighCrate
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* '''Leonardo da Vinci'''. You don't call something by him a '''da Vinci''', just by '''Leonardo'''. Vinci is a location (Leonardo of Vinci). It's like saying something by Jerry of New York is created by "of New York." His full name was '''Leondaro di ser Piero da Vinci''' (Leonardo, son of Piero, from Vinci.)
1st Feb '17 4:30:47 PM AnotherGuy
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* '''Leonardo da Vinci'''. You don't call something by him a '''da Vinci''', just by '''Leonardo'''. Vinci is a location (Leonardo of Vinci). It's like saying something by Jerry of New York is created by "of New York." His full name was '''Leondaro di ser Piero da Vinci''' (Leonardo, son of Piero, from Vinci.)
21st Jan '17 7:37:23 PM Bootlebat
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** The same rule applies when two entities are specified, such as [[HalfLife "I never thought I'd see a resonance cascade, let alone create one"]]
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