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* In the ''ComicBook/Batgirl2009'' series, Barbara Gordon, the ''original'' ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} and at that point the tech-savvy Oracle refuses to call Stephanie Brown by the name "Batgirl" [[LegacyCharacter after she takes over the persona]]. This is for a variety of personal ''and'' professional reasons, and she always refers to Stephanie by her proper name or with various pronouns, always avoiding the actual word "Batgirl." When she finally ''does'' use the term Stephanie recognizes that this signifies her acceptance and approval, and it gives her the motivation to persevere when fighting the Scarecrow.
* The ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer: Season 8'' comics have Dawn cursed to turn into three things. She would like you to know that the second one was not a centaur, it was a centaurette, which is, as she defined it, a girl centaur.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''
** "Calvin the BOLD demands he be addressed properly."
** "You seem to have mistaken me for some mild mannered youth! I am STUPENDOUS MAN!"
* ComicBook/DeathsHead, of the Marvel universe (and occasionally appearing in the ''[[Comicbook/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' and ''Series/DoctorWho'' comics when Marvel had the license), is a freelance peacekeeping agent. Some call him bounty hunter, but never twice, [[VerbalTic yes?]]
* Pfirsich Rommel in Donna Barr's ''ComicBook/TheDesertPeach'' wants you to know that his accessories are ''peach'' colored. Pink is tacky.
* ''ComicBook/TheFoxHunt'' villain known as "The Mad Gadgeteer" would prefer to be referred to as simply "The Gadgeteer", with "Mad" giving off such an ''insane'' connotation and all.
* ''Comicbook/GhostRider'' antagonist and LegacyCharacter "The All-New Orb" literally always refers to himself with that full phrase. Others just call him "Orb" or "The Orb", but he's been very clear what he'd prefer to be known as.
* In ''ComicBook/GothamCityGarage'', Dick's electric batons are NOT called sticks. They're batons. Get it right.
-->'''[[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick]]:''' Unless you count electric batons? Not a whole lot.\\
'''[[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]]:''' Electric sticks are our only hope?\\
'''Dick:''' Batons. They're called batons.
* In the ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} comics, the Nazi head-in-a-jar mad scientist Herman Von Klempt gets ''very upset'' if you call his ape a monkey.
* ''{{Sting}}'': "Klarion... bum bum BUM... the Witch-Boy!"
* In ''{{Magazine/Mad}}'', this is often used for humor. For example, one article described wealthy people's activities less bluntly than poor peoples' ("When you're poor, you vomit. When you're rich... you succumb to a sudden attack of nausea.") Another article tells people to think of others' behavior in worse terms than their own--others are pushy, while you are assertive.
* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'': Molly's code-name is '''Princess Powerful'''!
* Max from ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' dislikes being called a rabbit, and instead prefers the term "Lagomorph" or "Hyperkinetic Rabbity Thing." He dislikes being called a "malefactor" too. But for ''really'' insistent terminology, just use a really weird or long word around him. He hates that even more.
* ''Comicbook/TheSandman'':
** [[SerialKiller Fun-Land]]. "Not FUN! FUN-''LAND''!" This being The Sandman, it's actually pretty terrifying: the guy in question ''is'' a child-murdering sociopath hiding behind the mask of an amiable, slightly goofy fat guy who stalks his "prey" in [[MeaningfulName amusement parks]].
** When Destruction got into a conversation with a denizen of a necropolis, the other person mentioned that they insist on referring to the dead they prepare for funeral rites as "clients" and not just "bodies". Destruction compliments them for their respect for the dead, contrasting them with the previous necropolis which did not share the same reverence for the deceased.
* Franchise/SpiderMan has been known to correct villains who call him an insect, pointing out that spiders are technically arachnids.
* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Supergirl Vol. 5]]'' issue #37, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} finds out her mother Alura is spying on the Earth's army. Alura and her secretary point out repeatedly they were not "spying" on humans but merely "monitorizing" them.
** ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'': When Jimmy calls Bizarrogirl "Bizarro Supergirl", she growls: "It am '''Bizarrogirl''', Jimmy Olsen!"
* ''ComicBook/TopTen''
** Vampires in Neopolis prefer [[NotUsingTheZedWord not to say the zed word]]; One, when called a vampire, insists he's "a Hungarian-American with an inherited medical condition."
** Robots, who are victims of FantasticRacism, tend to insist on being acknowledged as "Ferro-Americans" or "Post-Organics".