Insistent Terminology / Web Comics

  • The Adventures of Dr. McNinja: Space monsters are known to exist. Not space aliens, space monsters. They're planet-sized and humanity prays they don't notice the Earth.
  • Blade Bunny. People keep mistaking Bunny for some assassin named Rabbit or Hare or something. It's Bunny!
  • The protagonist of Catena 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...
  • In Commander Kitty, Moose will have you know he's entered a contest, not a pageant.
  • Dragon Mango has Cherry who can teleport. However, anyone actually calling it that will provoke a correction from her, where she insists she can "pfffft".
  • Drowtales, 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.
  • Galaxion 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:
  • Homestuck:
  • In The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob! Bigfoots prefer to be called Bigfeet.
  • Inhuman. They're not furries, they're aliens.
  • In the fantasy theme of Irregular Webcomic!, Mordekai is not a thief. He is a "lovable rogue."
  • In Nedroid there are no vampires, only Draculas.
  • Pokémon-X: 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.
  • Jareth in Roommates insists on calling one of the memetic bad habits of his species babysitting in Girls Next Door he also insists on calling his pouting / sulking Glowering Ominously.
  • Sam and Fuzzy. If you're in the Ninja Mafia, does that make you a Ninja Mafioso?
  • Silent Hill: Promise doesn't have pages, it has screens.
  • Unsounded'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.)
  • In Vattu: It's Lord Morrian.

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