At some point in one's life, they will come across many different people with views, thoughts, and beliefs than their own, especially if they live in a [[TheVerse universe]] where there are [[AliensAndMonsters aliens, monsters,]] fairies, [[NobleDemon demons]], [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires vampires]], or what have you co-existing with humans; in fact, it doesn't even have to be beings from a different species in order for you come across someone different, considering that each and every human is unique.

As a result, that person will come across someone he/she loathes with absolute intensity (i.e. TheRival, AlphaBitch, BigBad, AntiHero, etc.) or someone he/she loves/admires so much that they'd sacrifice anything just to please them (i.e. BigBrotherMentor, {{Love Interest|s}}, etc.). But how do they go about describing this person they hate/like? Not any old compliment/insult will do.

Therefore, the person must describe them as the ''epitome'' of the trait that they loathe/admire. Thus, they say "Bob, you put the X in XY", Y being a word somewhat relevant to the context and X being a compliment or an insult phonetically contained within it, e.g. "Bob, you truly put the AssInAmbassador."

There's also the related "you can't have XY without X" phrase, for example, "You can't have consensual without sensual."



[[folder: Advertising ]]

* A slogan for Planters Peanuts is "Nutrition starts with Nut!"
* A magazine ad for ''[[VideoGame/FearEffect Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix]]'' has the tagline: "These two ladies put the 'ass' in 'assassin'."


[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* In the dub of ''Manga/SgtFrog'', Natsumi complains, "Those frogs put the 'noise' in 'annoys.'"


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'': the motto of Rizzo's cruise company is "we put the 'rat' in 'pirate'."
* Used in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie''.
-->"You put the "suck" in "liposuction." You put the "eww" in "jiu-jitsu." [[ParodiedTrope You put the "ism" in "this is all just a defense mechanism!"]]
* ''Film/BringItOn''
-->'''Carver:''' She puts the "ass" in "massive".
-->'''Darcy:''' You put the "lewd" in "deluded".
-->'''Whitney:''' She puts the "itch" in "bitch".
-->'''Courtney:''' She puts the "whore" in "horrible".
* ''Film/CryBaby''
-->'''Ramona Rickettes:''' You put the T in tough!
* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'': The Cowardly Lion sings about courage putting "[[AccentDepundent the 'ape' in 'apricot']]".


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' episode "Just Friends"
-->'''John Cage:''' You put the "fish" in "superficial".
* ''Best Week Ever''
-->'''Doug Benson:''' She puts the "bra" in "abracadabra".
* From ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'':
--> '''Buffy''': And what are we if not women up to a challenge?
--> '''Willow''': Exactly! I mean, did we not put the "grrr" in "girl"?
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'' episode, "Life of the Party":
-->'''Steve:''' You two guys put the "ick" in "pathetic"!
* ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode "Everybody Was Best Friend Fighting"
-->'''Guillermo Montoya:''' put the tennis in Tennessee.
* ''Series/KitchenConfidential''
-->'''Jack Bourdain:''' You put the "ho" in "hostess".
* ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' episode "Roseanne's Return"
-->'''Arthur:''' She puts the 'supe' in supermodel.
* The ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' episode, "Chaz Dalton's Space Academy".
--> '''Earl''': You put the "ass" in astronaut! You put the "not" in astronaut!
--> '''Randy''': Zing!
* ''Series/{{QI}}'' episode "Bears"
-->'''Creator/StephenFry:''' You put the "qi" in quim.
* In ''Series/QueerAsFolk'', Emmett dresses up as a geisha for Ben's surprise party and Ted tells him that he "puts the gay back in geisha."
* In ''Series/TheSmokingRoom''', a motivational speaker brought in to help the staff quit smoking doesn't quite understand the form of these, coming up with a nonsensical version that the staff immediately pick apart.
-->'''Derek:''' I'm here to put the "F-U-N" into "quitting"!
-->'''Robin:''' How would you pronounce that? "Quiffunting"?
-->'''Barry:''' "Quitfunning"?
-->'''Len:''' 'Ere, you could split it up - have "fuckwitting".
* One of the last lines to the ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego'' theme song:
-->''She put the "miss" in "misdemeanor" when she stole the beans from Lima''
* One game of "Hats" in ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' sees Wayne wearing a [[NiceHat Pope hat]].
-->'''Wayne:''' "I put the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar PUH!]] in Pope!"
* In "Chimera", an episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'', Mulder and Scully learn a married small town sheriff has been sleeping with several women besides his wife.
-->'''[[DeadpanSnarker Mulder]]''': Gotta hand it to you, sheriff. You really put the "service" in "Protect and serve."


[[folder: Magazines ]]

* One ''Computer Gaming World'' [[ review]] of ''Hooters Road Trip'' says that "It is embarrassing to anyone who buys it for the 'hoot' in Hooters because they'll find nothing but a disjointed assortment of poorly produced five-second clips and no nudity."
* In the "Bullseye" section of ''Entertainment Weekly'' Issue #1493 (Dec. 8, 2017), one of the arrows in the "Near-Miss" part says, "Putting the 'gramps' in Grammys."
** In the same "Bullseye" section in Issue #1499 (Jan. 19, 2018), one of the arrows in the "Hit" part shows Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes, with a caption that says, "Putting the O back in OMG."


[[folder: Music ]]

* Barry Mann asks the musical question, "Who put the bomp in the bomp-shoo-bomp-shoo-bomp? Who put the ram in the ram-a-dam-a-ding-dong?"
* Jo Dee Messina's "Peace Sign" has the line "You put the FU in fun."
* Music/HankWilliamsIII's "Dick In Dixie":
-->I'm here to put the dick back in Dixie and the {{c|ountryMatters}}unt back in country!
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "[[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]]" (parody of Music/BarenakedLadies' "One Week") has this:
-->Jerry's the king of confrontation;\\
He's a sensation!\\
He puts the "sin" in "syndication"!
* Music/BlakeShelton's "She's Got a Way with Words":
-->She put the her in hurt\\
She put the why in try\\
She put the S.O.B. In sober\\
She put the hang in hangover\\
She put the ex in sex\\
She put the low in blow\\
She put a big F.U. In my future\\
Yeah she's got a way, she's got a way with words


[[folder: Radio ]]

* In the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho adventure "The Skull of Sobek", the Doctor's companion starts experiencing strange visions. When he finds out, he remarks "You put the Lucie in hallucination."


[[folder: Theater ]]

* In ''Theatre/TheAddamsFamily'', Gomez sings of his wife, "The mist inside the word mystique."


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''
-->'''[[ServileSnarker Lawrence]]:''' You put the wit in twit, sir.
* ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill''
--> "It puts the 'hot" in "shotgun".
* [[VideoGame/{{Beatmania}} beatmania IIDX]], from the MemeticMutation side of things:
--> "You can't spell revival without [[ V.]]"
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has Blitzcrank's /joke emote:
-->[[AC:I put the "go" in "golem".]]\\
[[AC:[[DontExplainTheJoke That was humor.]] Other golems find that to be appropriately funny.]]
** One of [[GadgeteerGenius Heimerdinger's]] standard quotes also says:
--> I put the 'scheme' in 'schematic'!
* Parodied in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''.
* It was a common joke among ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'' players that [[DemonicSpiders Grass Assassins]] need the "ass" in their name 3 times.


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* Variation in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''.
-->'''[[HeroicComedicSociopath Schlock]]''': ...puts the 'hot' back into 'shut up'.\\
'''[[GadgeteerGenius Kevyn]]''': 'Shut up' doesn't ''have'' a 'hot'.\\
'''Schlock''': But 'shot up' does.\\
'''[[ActionGirl Elf]]''': I like the way you spell, Sergeant.
** [[ Coffinpedo MkIV. "Putting the 'Fun' back in your funeral!"]]
** Also, [[ comments from the local police]] observing what Elf did (on air) to the reality show host who annoyed her while shopping.
* [[ This]] strip from ''The System''.
* ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'': "You can't say 'nautical' without saying 'naughty.' I tried; it's not even a word."


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', from the Strong Bad Email "halloweener":
--> "Until next time, who put the 'ween' in Halloween? I dunno, probably you, ya freakin' weirdo."
* The Web site Muse Blog- "We put the 'piracy' in 'conspiracy'."
* WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange to a "barking spider".
--> '''Annoying Orange''': That guy really puts the 'rant' in tarantula.
** Also with the new iPhone / iPod game "Kitchen Carnage":
---> '''Annoying Orange''': I really know how to put the 'App' in Apple.
* [[ Happy Harry Toons:]] Putting the "LOL" back in Philology.
* In WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}:
--> '''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob''': You really know how to put the ''dick'' in dictatorship.
* According to Boomstick from WebAnimation/DeathBattle, [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rainbow]] [[BadassAdorable Dash]] puts the "pwn" in pony.
* In ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG'', the title [[TheLoonie Loonie]] cannot say that his vampire hunter "takes the 'un' out of 'undead'".


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Disney/{{Hercules}} "put the glad in gladiator".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Man Who Killed Batman", Harley Quinn says to the Joker, "You put TheFunInFuneral."
* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' where Ned Flanders becomes principal of Springfield Elementary:
-->'''Flanders:''' Well, tippity-top of the A.M. to every-good-body here. As chairman of the PTA, I am de-diddley-lighted to take over here and I think I can put the "pal" back in "principal". \\
[The students laugh.] \\
'''Chalmers:''' Heh heh, yeah. And I'll put the "super" back in "superintendent". \\
[Silence. One person coughs.]
** And seconds later:
--->'''Jimbo:''' I was wondering, do you, er, what's your policy on, uh, lunch?
--->'''Ned:''' Well, let me just say I want to put the "stew" back in "students".
--->[The students laugh again.]
** [[ The "spring" in "Springfield"]]
** "Maybe this key will be the key to putting the 'key' in 'anarchy'."
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Sheen tells WesternAnimation/{{T|heFairlyOddParents}}immy "You know how to put the 'mental' in 'experimental'."
* From an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'': "We put the 'harm' in 'pharmaceuticals'."
* Vicky from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' is called "Icky with a V" by Timmy behind her back. It even led to a Chip Skylark song called "Icky Vicky."
* The ExpositoryThemeTune for ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' has this:
-->''Have we left anyone out?\\
[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Oh yeah, don't forget Taz.]]\\
He puts the "Taz" in "Taz-Mania",\\
Down in Taz-Mania;\\
Come to Taz-Mania...\\
We mean you!''


[[folder: Miscellaneous ]]

* Tropes:
** The AssInAmbassador
** TheFunInFuneral
** NoArcInArchery
** PutTheLaughterInSlaughter
** PuttingThePeeInPool
* [[ T-Shirt Hell]] ({{NSFW}}) have "I put the 'cute' in execute", "I put the syn in synagogue", "You can't have manslaughter without laughter", "I put the [blank] in lazy", and "I take the 'the' out of psychotherapist".
** Another shirt says, "You can't have 'Awesome' without 'Me." Some variants spell it out in Scrabble tiles.
** And yet another says "I put the 'sexy' in 'dyslexia'."
* The "fun" (or "mental") in [[MoralGuardians Fundamentalist]].
* A ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' reviewer wrote at one point about an email he'd got, where the sender claimed the reviewer "put the anal in analysis".
* "The 'fun' in 'dysfunctional'.
** Or the 'funk' in 'dysfunctional', if you ignore the spelling.
* The "laughter" in "slaughter": If you're thinking of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker right now (especially [[Film/TheDarkKnight this one]]), then we've been doing it right.
* You cannot spell "assassin" without "sin". And twice the "ass".
* On this very wiki:
-->"[[WebComic/EightBitTheater Black Mage]] put the Sociopath in HeroicComedicSociopath. And removes the Heroic for good measure."
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering:''
--> It puts the "vortex" in "flavortext".
* From a Slashdot comment thread: "Brought to you by the RIAA, the people who put the F.U. in Fair Use."
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' puts the [[TalkingIsAFreeAction 'word fight' back in 'sword fight']].
* ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'' series puts the 'laughter' in the '[[KillEmAll slaughter]]'.