Quotes: Insistent Terminology
"NOTICE: This page was not 'hacked', it was 'hijacked', completely legal, we just unadmined the old admins.
"I'm not a 'crazed gunman', dad, I'm an assassin
! Well, the difference being, one is a job
, and the other's mental sickness
Now hold up, Slickback… A Pimp Named Slickback:
No, that's "A Pimp
Named Slickback". Granddad:
That's what I said! Slickback! A Pimp Named Slickback:
! It's "A Pimp Named Slickback!" Like A Tribe Called Quest
; you say the whole thing! "A Pimp Named Slickback!" Granddad:
Can't I just call you Slickback for short? A Pimp Named Slickback:
I'm "A Pimp Named Slickback!" Granddad: Cristal
, who is this person? A Pimp Named Slickback:
Nigga, are you deaf?
I'm A Pimp Named Slickback! Say it with me now!!
The Australians, too, looking resplendent in their bright canary yellow, here. Bill Lawry: Canary yellow?
That's Australian gold
, my friend, and don't you fucking forget it! "Canary yellow", indeed!
— Twelfth Man Again
"It's not pink, it's lightish red!"
"Well, now we're just arguing semantics."
"We are not 'arguing semantics!' We are having a difference of opinion regarding terminology
"Write it in English, not in Pentagonese. It's not a launcher, rifle cartridge, 7.62mm; it's a rifle. Call it a compass, not a direction-finding module. And if someone insists on being called AdComPhibsPac, the Fact File should explain to those not gifting in garblespeak
that he's talking about the administrative office of the communication services for amphibious forces in the Pacific."
— Preface to The United States Department of Defense Fact File
Right, because nothing says 'covert' like bright red, yellow, and blue spandex
. Dr. K: THAT IS NOT SPANDEX! Summer:
Doc K can get a little defensive about his
work. Dr. K:
The material is a self-assembling nanofiber formed with an inter-cellular shape memory alloy.
What do you mean "what eyes"? Right there—the front of our Zords. Dr. K:
They are not "eyes." They are optical field scanning sensors for your cockpit's HUD display
Well, they look like … well, they look … like … Dillon: They look like eyes! Ziggy:
Big, googly anime eyes.
"I know you prefer Abduction, but the proper word is Rape. It's short and businesslike."
Mrs. Van Schuyler
: You perfectly foul French upstart! Hercule Poirot
: Belgian upstart, please, madame.
Wait a second … you planted a phony skeleton for me to find! This was all a big hoax! Businessman:
Heh heh heh, not a hoax; a publicity stunt!
Can I help you? Samantha:
Yes, I'd like to return this vibrator. Store Clerk:
We don't sell vibrators. Samantha:
Yes you do, I bought it here six months ago. Store Clerk:
That's not a vibrator, it's a neck massager
No, it's a vibrator. Store Clerk:
Sharper Image doesn't sell vibrators, it's a neck massager. Samantha:
You expect me to believe women buy these to help their sore necks? Store Clerk:
It's a neck massager. Samantha:
Fine, I'd like to return this "neck massager". Store Clerk:
What's wrong with it? Samantha:
It failed to get me off.
Don't say "retard," Chris; we prefer to be called "little people."
So you're a bounty hunter? Early:
No, that ain't it at all. Simon:
Then what are you? Early:
I'm a bounty
That's what I said. Early:
Yeah, but you didn't say it well.
“Very well, Robot, if you wish to continue with this foolishness note
,” he said, “You have one chance. Fail and you will be disassembled. I challenge you to summon a harpy from the fourth dimension.”
“The terms are acceptable,” I said, “But I am an android, not a robot.”
“A first year spell? Henry, really,” Mistress Cassandra Starlight said.
“Robots can't cast spells,” he said, “Science has gone too far, trying to make these things believe they can be human. Besides it will be amusing to watch it try to break through the barrier. And if by some miracle, it does, it needs a soul to break the tether binding the Harpy to its dimension.”
“I am not a robot,” I said.
I see won't be talking about the 993 tax cut. Leo:
We won't be. But we've agreed to call it "tax relief" instead of a "tax cut". Josh:
We're calling it tax relief? Leo:
But we won't be talking about it? Leo:
Leo, the Patient's Bill of Rights— Leo:
Which we'll be referring to as the Comprehensive Access and Responsibility Act. Sam:
What's the Comprehensive Access and Responsibility Act? Leo:
It's the Patient's Bill of Rights, but the CARA was introduced in 1999. It's fundamentally the same thing and the Republicans have agreed to discuss changing the name back. Josh:
In exchange for calling tax breaks "tax relief". Leo:
Or "income enhancement". Toby:
[throws his hands up in frustration
] I'm in a musical! Leo:
Getting it renamed for the old bill is a hell of a concession. Toby:
Leo, I'm gonna check in with you for a second, OK? Leo:
Sick people … not getting proper medical care … because they can't afford it … probably don't care that we've agreed to change the name of the bill. Leo:
We've agreed to discuss
changing the name of the bill.