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[[AC: ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'']]
* In ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', when the titular duo encounter two hawks in a tree, all of whom are in a tornado, the elder hawk refuses to call tornadoes by their name (only referring to them as "cyclones"). This ends up becoming a downplayed and PlayedForLaughs version of PoorCommunicationKills.

[[AC: CrossOver]]
* The species of Gods and Demons in ''FanFic/DivineBlood'' were named such by the humans.
--> '''Morrigan''': I've never claimed to be the Creator of the universe. We started to interact with you, and you called us 'God'. Eventually we just kept having to respond to that and it became the name of the species. As far as I am concerned, the definition of 'God' is my species. And since I am a member of my species, I am not a false god.
* In ''FanFic/TheBridge'', Xenilla/Spacegodzilla is very insistent on calling the Crystal Empire royals what they are
-->'''Xenilla''': I'm eager to see this.. crystal empire of yours, Empress.
--->'''Cadance''': Princess!
-->'''Xenilla''': Considering the architecture of your land Consort-
--->'''Shining Armor''': Prince
---->'''Xenilla''': -Prince Consort
* In ''FanFic/{{Horseshoes and Hand Grenades}}'',, Jormungandr does not hand out "contracts", but "blessings". [[spoiler: JK states it doesn't matter--Jormungandr would just take over him no matter what he called it.]]
* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', Kanae insists Kyon call her by her [[FirstNameBasis first name]] instead of her [[LastNameBasis last name]].
** Later, Achakura insists on calling Nonoko "[[MagicalGirl Magical Radiant Nonoko]]".
** Yakuza pretty consistently refer to themselves as "ninkyo dantai" ("chivalrous organization") and to rivals as "boryokudan" ("violence group").
* In ''Fanfic/SuperheroRPF'' mentioning that Loki stole someone's power, will be corrected by little old him, that he just ''borrowed'' it. Interestingly he doesn't have a problem with the word ''steal'' in any other context.
* In ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'', [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]] gets called out quite a few times for not using the word [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic pony]]. At first it's for calling Twilight Sparkle a horse, [[IAmNotWeasel getting corrected inmediately after it]], and the next time is for using the word guy instead of pony. Phoenix doesn't seem too amused by this.
-->'''Phoenix Wright:''' ''[[FirstPersonSmartass (Well excuse me, I didn't take "Hooked on Ponyics")]]''
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8296097/3/Shinji-s-Nightmare Shinji's Nightmare]], multiple characters have noted that sex with [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji]], who's been turned into an [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Alicorn]], would be Xenophilia (sex with an intelligent non-human) not Bestiality (sex with an unintelligent non-human). Likewise there's some arguments over whether he's a winged unicorn or a pegacorn.

[[AC: ''Literature/HarryPotter'']]
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''[[FanFic/ThreeSlytherinMarauders 3 Slytherin Marauders]]'' how Dumbledore and other members of the Hogwarts staff often uses words like "pranks" and "schoolboy spirits" for what normal people know as "bullying."

[[AC: ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'']]
* In the ''[[FanFic/ThePrivateDiaryOfElizabethQuatermain Elizabeth Quatermain]]'' universe, Elizabeth's father Allan narrates the events from his own separate side volume, in which he refuses to refer to Elizabeth and her half-brother Harry as anything other than Daughter and Son. In the main storyline, meanwhile, Skinner has a good half-dozen nicknames for Elizabeth, but uses her real name only once.

[[AC: ''Manga/LoveHina'']]
* ''FanFic/AnAlternateKeitaroUrashima'': After realizing that Haruka's supporting Granny Hina's manipulative attempts to force him to take over the Inn, Keitaro starts pointedly calling her ''Aunt'' Haruka, much to her frustration.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'']]
* ''FanFic/EarthAndSky'': It's ''Doctor'' Twilight Sparkle these days.
** In ''Fanfic/TheDemesneOfTheReluctantTwilightSparkle'', it's ''Doctor Princess'' Twilight Sparkle.
* In ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'', many characters repeatedly state that "titles are important". The best example is [[TheDragon Esteem]], who uses it so much that it's practically his CatchPhrase (considering the [[TheFightingNarcissist character]], it's probably to remind everyone that he's both a knight and a General).
* In ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'' The Grand Ruler is referred to as a "Three-Horned Winged Unicorn", rather than a tricorn.
* In ''FanFic/SophisticationAndBetrayal'', Rarity gets very frustrated whenever her boyfriend refers to elbow gloves as "socks". A fact he occasionally deliberately takes advantage of.
* In ''FanFic/TheVinylScratchTapes'', Octavia doesn't have a ''band''; she is part of an ''ensemble''.

[[AC: ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'']]
* In ''NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow'', Sasuke's brother Itachi as always referred to as just that:
-->'''Sasuke:''' Damn you, Sasuke's brother. I shall [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge get you back]]. Somehow...

[[AC: Shin Megami Tensei]]
* A lot of things are called demons in ''FanFic/GoddessRebornChronicle''-in English-speaking countries, if they're demons or not. It's noted that English lacks a good word for what to call them as a collective whole. This is, of course, present in the original works as well.

[[AC: ''StarTrek'']]
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fanfic ''FanFic/StepByStep'', Kirk insists throughout the fic that he does not believe in luck, until the ending lines.
-->It's fortunate, he thinks fuzzily, just before dreams usher him away, that Fate decided to present one mostly-deserving captain with two such trustworthy subordinates-and-friends. Oh, who is he kidding. He is a very lucky man, and he knows it.

[[AC: ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'']]
* ''FanFic/{{Eugenesis}}'' takes a moment out of the narrative to note that [[AxCrazy Straxus]] used to insist the Harvester Units (machines designed to find bodies and take them to the smelting pools to be melted) were ''Sanitation Units''.

[[AC: ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'']]
* In ''X-Men: Revolution'' (Which has since been renamed), Betsy Braddock repeatedly insists on being called 'English, not British, its a common misconception' whenever someone refers to them as the former. This was because two readers complained about the stereotypes used in characterizing her and any non-American characters used, with one telling them that 'British' is an incorrect term, especially when referring to them, and she rewrote the entire story to remove the stereotypes, and for her added this. Betsy's brother Brian, however, doesn't have a problem being referred to as 'Captain Britain', due to it being his self picked title. Ironically, Betsy once served in the role.