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Playing With: Hold Your Hippogriffs
Basic Trope: Changing an everyday phrase or proverb to make it sound older and/or more whimsical.
  • Straight: A few characters in a Fantastical Fantasy Book say, "What the Hades ?" or "I'm so hungry I could eat a Pegasus ."
  • Exaggerated: Literally every sentence in the Fantastical Fantasy Book is a Mythology-Based Pun on cliches.
  • Downplayed: The phrase "What the Hades" shows up once, and only once, in the entire series.
  • Justified:
    • People actually talk like that in the FFB universe, due to not knowing what Hell or horses are.
    • It's basically a form of "Gosh Dang It to Heck!" but with magical items. Other characters will say "What the hell?" but should a child do it they would be punished.
  • Inverted: The mythical creatures use human related puns.
  • Subverted: Other characters say "What the Hell?" frequently...
  • Double Subverted: Only to be corrected by their peers.
  • Parodied: We get people actually eating pegasi and hold hippogriffs.
  • Zig Zagged: People say "What the hell?", "What the hades?", "a basilisk in the grass" and so on interchangeably, changing speech pattern and phrase usage whenever they want.
  • Averted: They use modern slang with no puns whatsoever.
  • Enforced: "We can't have normal slang in Fantastical Fantasy Book. Make it sound, you know, more older and stuff,"
  • Lampshaded: "Why can't we just say 'I'm so hungry I could eat a horse'?"
  • Invoked: A character only uses "So hungry I could eat a pegasus" when other people are eating pegasi.
  • Exploited: A character realizes that all of the idioms he's used to hearing have been modified to reflect the setting, indicating that his being in a fantasy realm is not the result of a Mushroom Samba, as he previously thought.
  • Defied: Remember those characters we mentioned that use the actual phrase? They tell the people correcting them "Shut up, I know what I'm talking about!"
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Yeah, I have to admit it's a little strange how Fantastical Fantasy Book use all those mythology-based words."

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