Created By: pgj1997 on March 30, 2013 Last Edited By: CaveCat on April 10, 2013

Faster Than You Can Say

Getting a job done faster than you can say a word.

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When a character implies that he or she will be finished doing a task quickly, they'll infer that they'll be done by the time a character says a certain word. Lampshade Hanging can occur if the character is actually gone longer than expected.

Hey, you want to get to the bottom of this page, just press the "End" key on your keyboard. Depending on how fast your browser is, you'll be at the bottom faster than you can say Antidisestablishmentarianism!
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  • March 30, 2013
    CaveCat
    This sounds like a Stock Phrase, but I'm not quite sure.
  • March 30, 2013
    NESBoy
    Part 1: Mayor: (trying to say "Professor Utonium") Professor Uton-- PPGs: (arrive) We're here, Mayor! Mayor: Well, I'll be. I couldn't finish saying it. Part 2: Mayor: (trying to say "bad television") Bad televi-- PPGs: Later, Mayor! (leave) Mayor: Darn it! Part 3: Mayor: (trying to say "Open Sesame") Open Sesa-- PPGs: (opening gate) There you go, Mayor! Mayor: Shoot!
  • April 10, 2013
    randomsurfer
    In Blackadder the Third Edmund says that he'll return from an errand faster than Prince George can say Antidisestablishmentarianism. Prince George being a bit of a thicky, Edmund does get back before George can say it...two days later when Edmund returns, George is still trying unsuccessfully.
  • April 10, 2013
    JonnyB
    In Serenity, Kaylee tries to console Simon when Mal decides to take River on a dangerous mission.
    "Don't mind the Captain none, Simon; I know he'll look out for her. They'll be back 'fore you can spit! Well, not that you... spit."
  • April 10, 2013
    XFllo
    I think this is Stock Phrase, so not allowed anymore. Anyway, in Pulp Fiction, there is an example with blueberry pies.
  • April 10, 2013
    spacemarine50
    What about if a character with Super Speed is involved?
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