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12:01:56 PM Oct 10th 2011
edited by johnnye
There seem to be a lot of examples drifting into Catch Phrase here, generally with someone using the phrase "X CONSTANTLY says Y". There should probably be some kind of rule of thumb for where the cut-off is. It's not quite as simple as a Catchphrase not being "involuntary", as everyone has had the experience of overusing a word or phrase they'd never noticed they were saying so much.

By my reckoning, a Catch Phrase would be something someone says about Once an Episode, a Verbal Tic something they say at least once for every scene they speak in.
03:13:38 PM Aug 3rd 2011
How would this "desu" be "the most famous example of all"? I know I certainly had no idea what the hell a "Rozen Maiden" or a "desu" was before I found this page.
10:56:49 PM Mar 11th 2011
In Doctor Who, Harriet Jones, (Former)Prime Minister, can't enter a conversation without first stating her name and title. Responding with "We know who you are" became a running gag.
10:33:56 PM Jan 27th 2011
Um..the bit about Nyuu/Lucy from Elfen Lied should be amended to show that Nyuu, even when she begins to speak more coherently in the manga, still says her trademark "nyu" when she's excited or the like. Like when Yuka tells her about how she used to grope them.
10:29:52 PM Jul 25th 2011
So go amend it.
10:30:50 AM Dec 16th 2010
"NiĆ$B!^(Bas fresas" Does anyone know what this was supposed to say?
07:27:35 PM Nov 29th 2010
Who created that image? The "desu forever!" is silly amusing.
04:39:01 AM Nov 1st 2010
This article is very Japanocentric, and yet I note that there are a lot of non-Japanese examples. Can this be rewritten to reflect that its not as anime-related as the original writer thought it was?
09:17:06 PM Sep 10th 2011

I'm not sure under which circumstances this article was written, but whoever wrote this apparently was unaware that the vast majority of human beings did not spend all of their time on 4chan in 2006.
09:17:37 PM Sep 10th 2011
Holy crap it was fixed! Never mind!
09:29:29 PM Aug 28th 2010
The Omega Supreme and Soundwave examples make me wonder: do trademark odd speech patterns count if they don't revolve around the use of a single word/sound/phrase? And is there a trope for that?
11:58:17 AM Oct 10th 2011