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konaharei
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11:06:20 AM Oct 15th 2014
I think someone should add the origin of the phrase "tastes like diabetes". I had no idea what it even meant, or where it came from, until someone pointed out that "tastes like diabetes" most likely comes from the olden days of uroscopy. You know, when doctors would literally taste patients' pee in order to diagnose diabetes.

From one article: "One of the rare instances in which uroscopy was dead-on came in diagnosing diabetes by a sweet taste to the urine. In 1674, English physician Thomas Willis (1621-1675) was the first in modern medical literature to observe this relationship. He may have enjoyed the sampling process a little too much, stating that the pee on his palate was "wonderfully sweet as if it were imbued with honey or sugar." His taste test led him to add the term 'mellitus' to this form of diabetes, from the Latin word for honey. Ancient Arab, Hindu and Chinese texts also have anecdotal reports of the same sweet taste in urine from patients who displayed the symptoms of what was later termed diabetes."

Source: http://io9.com/5953234/urine-flavor-wheels-helped-doctors-diagnose-patients-pee-centuries-ago
Xiphoid
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12:28:21 PM Oct 8th 2014
I'd like to make a suggestion to change the title of this trope to something else, maybe 'Sickeningly Sweet'

The current title promotes the false idea that diabetics cannot consume sugar and that the over consumption of sugar will give you diabetes. While it certainly won't help it's much more complicated than that.
Larkmarn
12:36:49 PM Oct 8th 2014
A: Trope Repair Shop.

B: ... I don't think that's worth the trouble.
CabbitGirlEmi
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01:31:42 PM Dec 18th 2013
Let's give Disney its own section.
MartyD82
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11:13:00 AM Jan 24th 2013
edited by MartyD82
I don't think examples like Taylor Swift or the opening to the Very Crappy Christmas episode of South Park belong on this list. Extreme cuteness alone is not enough for a work to be this trope. It needs to be "excessively" cute - meaning cute at the expense of good writing, interesting characters, good plots, etc. Hence, for example, Chuck Jones' Pussyfoot series of cartoons actually being aversions rather than trope players. They're extremely cute but also have great writing, witty humor, etc. So they don't fall into this trope the way, for example, some of the Pebbles scenes on The Flintstones tend to.
MrMediaGuy
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10:08:43 PM Feb 18th 2012
I looked up "Hug-a-Bug Club" on The Other Wiki but I couldn't find anything. Could someone please send me evidence that this show actually existed?
Libris
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01:35:53 PM Jan 6th 2012
edited by Libris
About sweet lolitas, some pictures can be even worse:
movie007
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10:49:37 AM Nov 3rd 2011
I'm of the opinion that this should either be moved to Darth Wiki, or have an Example Sectionectomy. This sounds a bit too much like "complaining about shows being too light and fluffy for my liking", and people are still putting this in the main page description of works.
arcana07
09:22:22 PM Jan 26th 2014
Agreed completely! There's an overly negative tone to this article, even if it IS under "YMMV". I happen to know from example that one doesn't necessarily have to be a "Glurge Addict" to at least have a tolerance for a lot of these examples; for example, one could be going through an extremely stressful time and find refuge in some things that "Taste Like Diabetes", even if one is typically a very darkly cynical person. I'm thinking right now of my current situation, dealing with being my mother's sole caregiver at a time when she's having to go to dialysis, and finding that one of the few highlights of this is on Saturday mornings, when she's at dialysis and we're watching episodes of Animal Planet's cute puppies/kittens programs. I'm also thinking of how not-offended I am by, for example, Taylor Swift or "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" or heck, even that big purple dinosaur Barney, even though Barney drove me nuts when I was a 13-year-old babysitter. Anyway, my own $0.02 on an article that seems all about people bringing in their own $0.02.
Spinosegnosaurus77
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04:21:46 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Should we make this one of those "Sliding Scale" tropes?
lolacat
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02:57:07 PM Apr 7th 2011
There is a picture that i would really like to add to the image links but i don't know how to link. So can someone put it there for me? Just type in Bichon Frise at wikipedia and you'll know what i'm talking about.
67.61.80.82
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11:14:35 PM Feb 5th 2011
edited by 67.61.80.82
Would like to point out, just for the record, that as a rule diabetes is not contracted or caused by excessive sugar consumption. True, Type II Diabetes (which actually IS caused by quite insanely poor diet and/or general old age) is the fastest growing form, however Type I (which I have) is still the most common. As far as I understand, Type I is 'partially' genetic, in that you can have a genetic predisposition towards it but not actually be 100% BANG! gotcha guaranteed to get it.

Anyways, I get the humour in the trope title. I can take a joke :) I just wanted to make that fact clear before I get any more disparaging looks when I mention I am diabetic (even adding Type I to the beginning doesn't help, most people are not aware their are different forms).

So, the more you know! :)
70.105.176.167
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08:59:55 AM Aug 15th 2010
Prima and Miriam's popular vocaloid designs by FAR. UGGGHHHHHHHHH!! Prima: 1st popular design, http://media.photobucket.com/image/vocaloid%20prima/ForeverDreamer/Vocaloid/081026.gif?o=11 . 2nd Popular design, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVCeUF2Ln9w . Miriam: http://media.photobucket.com/image/vocaloid%20miriam/hayden4407/vocaloid/others/vocaloid_miriam_by_kurodo_j.png?o=9

Now, listen to their voices. Prima: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqHv0QAFq6M&feature=related Miriam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-muobDF7Ww&p=00B53FF6865528B7&playnext=1&index=4

Anyone else agree? (Note this person has no problems with moe/moeblobs, just the contradiction of voices, and the sheer cute factor, irks me.)
Caswin
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11:07:12 AM Jun 11th 2010
I haven't seen the recent Robin Hood series or any of the Star Trek Risa episodes, but I just wanted to clarify: At what point does a character become "sickeningly" nice, noble or hospitable?
BLOODPOUCH
11:25:28 AM Jul 3rd 2010
edited by BLOODPOUCH
sorry, accidentally replied to your post
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