Insistent Terminology / Web Comics
: Space monsters are known to exist. Not space aliens, space monsters. They're planet-sized and humanity prays they don't notice the Earth.
The Adventures of Dr. McNinja . People keep mistaking Bunny for some assassin named Rabbit or Hare or something. It's Bunny!
Blade Bunny The protagonist of may be named Treiss, but as far as her housemate Bear is concerned, her name is Chinchilla. Full stop. Nobody really knows why, given that she's actually a snow leopard...
Catena In , Commander Kitty Moose will have you know he's entered a contest, not a pageant.
has Cherry who can Dragon Mango teleport. However, anyone actually calling it that will provoke a correction from her, where she insists she can "pfffft".
, Dycle calls it 'courting', expressing the desire to court one as beautiful and smart as Snad. Snad calls it wanting to fuck her.
Dubious Company :
El Goonish Shive Even after Susan gives up trying to distance the Aberration she and Nanase fought in France from the word "vampire" she insists on referring to it as "the monster". Sarah and Grace continue calling it a vampire though.
In one of the canon EGS NP side comics, Susan insists that a fairy doll she just received is an action figure despite the fact that such objects had been referred to as dolls on every prior occasion.
Lavender, a US-born member of an extraterrestrial race, strenuously objects to being called an "alien," to the point that Mr. Verres threatens to send Wolf to sensitivity training for doing so.
has a reasonable example - the planet 76432-69-GM has landmasses exactly like Earth - the protagonists have to remind themselves they are, in fact, on an alien planet.
Girl Genius Othar Tryggvassen, . It gets so ingrained that Krosp Gentleman Adventurer! once does the correction reflexively without Othar present (before stopping halfway and noticing to his horror what he'd just done).
In The Rant rather than the comic itself, hyperlinks are always "elegant and finely-crafted".
And the comic itself, which is a part of the Gaslamp Fantasy genre, most definitely not Steam Punk.
Gilgamesh is very insistent that the little Heterodyne generator is not a lamp. The novelisations state that it is in fact a lamp. It just happens to have other functions as well.
Homestuck In Bigfoots prefer to be called Bigfeet.
The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob! . They're not furries, they're aliens.
Inhuman In the fantasy theme of , Mordekai is not a thief. He is a "lovable rogue."
Irregular Webcomic! In there are no vampires, only Nedroid Draculas.
: His name is Jim Gai, but you can just call him Gym Guy. Except when he randomly reverses this. It seems that whatever spelling he prefers is the one that the protagonists did not just use.
Pokémon X : The tattoos that girls in the Roses get aren't "ink", they're Riverside Extras brands. This is to distinguish themselves from their rival gang the Ink.
Jareth in insists on calling one of the memetic Roommates bad habits of his species babysitting in he also insists on calling his pouting / sulking Girls Next Door Glowering Ominously.
. If you're in the Ninja Mafia, does that make you a Sam & Fuzzy Ninja Mafioso?
doesn't have pages, it has Silent Hill: Promise screens.
's Duane Adelier is not a zombie, thank you very much, he'd much prefer you use the term Galit.(Which is basically 'zombie' in his first language.)
Unsounded In : It's Vattu Lord Morrian.