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Jhonny
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07:27:31 AM Jan 24th 2017
Can you disappear someone?

Yes, it's commonly associated with Latin American dictatorships and their "desaparecidos" (disappeareds) - people that just "vanished" from one day to another mostly killed by the government or its goons in a way that Never Found the Body was not just likely but the norm. It was deliberately done instead of "run of the mill" executions because Nothing Is Scarier...
Larkmarn
08:07:26 AM Jan 24th 2017
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Huh? How is this relevant?
Jhonny
08:54:45 AM Jan 24th 2017
Look at the edit history.

Someone was questioning whether you can "disappear someone". I answered that question.
Larkmarn
10:09:19 AM Jan 24th 2017
Ah. I see. You may want to make that a bit clearer next time. But anyway yes, you're entirely right. "Disappearing someone" is a fairly common verb for (almost always governments) quietly disposing of people (usually their own). I've noticed a few times on this site people being confused by it.
Jhonny
10:12:34 AM Jan 24th 2017
Yeah, sorry about that. How do you link to an individual edit? I know how to do that on Wikipedia, but here the software is a bit different, right?
Larkmarn
10:15:56 AM Jan 24th 2017
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I don't think you can. Where it me, I probably would have just said "In response to [whoever asked the question]'s edit reason: Can you disappear someone?

Yes, it's..."

But without being able to link to an edit there's no precise system in place so it's up to you.

... unless he was asking for someone to disappear a person for him! PLOT TWIST.
Danfun64
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04:35:23 PM May 15th 2014
Quick question, how would a court of literal kangaroos who give a fair trial be described in trope terms?
Larkmarn
07:00:51 PM May 15th 2014
A parody.
XFllo
01:34:13 AM May 16th 2014
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It depends on the context and how it's used. It could be nothing if that's a show like Around the World with Willy Fog with furry animals to represent people. Or it could be just a Visual Pun.
Snippyshelf7
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10:01:46 PM Jul 18th 2013
Does real life really need spoilers?
XFllo
10:09:13 PM May 15th 2014
No, definitely not.
MyFinalEdits
11:29:03 PM May 15th 2014
You've just replied a 10-month old post, XFilo. =P

And since then no spoiler tags have been seen in that folder.
XFllo
01:32:46 AM May 16th 2014
Haha, sorry about that. I was really tired, that's my only excuse. ;-)
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