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Basically this is when the author of a novel reuses the same line (or a variation) in their work. This isn't as much a RunningGag, a MeaningfulEcho or a ShoutOut as it is simply recycling the line. This [[TropesAreTools isn't necessarily a bad thing]], however.

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Basically this is when the author of a novel reuses the same line (or a variation) in their work. This isn't as much a RunningGag, a MeaningfulEcho or a ShoutOut as it is simply recycling the line. This [[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools isn't necessarily a bad thing]], however.


** There are many instances when a hungry character comments, "My belly thinks my throat's been clawed out".
** Characters letting out a ''mrrow'' for various reasons (such as laughter) happens [[https://www.reddit.com/r/thedawnpatrol/comments/dc8dlt/i_counted_the_amount_of_times_the_word_mrrow_has/ almost exclusively]] in books written by Cherith.



* British/Canadian author Creator/ArthurHailey uses the phrase "don't lets" in dialog by Americans who are speaking. This is either Hailey's invention, or Canadian or British usage, as Americans never say that prhase, such as in, "Don't lets fight." An American would say, "lets not" as in "Lets not fight."

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* British/Canadian author Creator/ArthurHailey uses the phrase "don't lets" in dialog by Americans who are speaking. This is either Hailey's invention, or Canadian or British usage, as Americans never say that prhase, phrase, such as in, "Don't lets fight." An American would say, "lets "let's not" as in "Lets "Let's not fight."

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* British/Canadian author Creator/ArthurHailey uses the phrase "don't lets" in dialog by Americans who are speaking. This is either Hailey's invention, or Canadian or British usage, as Americans never say that prhase, such as in, "Don't lets fight." An American would say, "lets not" as in "Lets not fight."

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** Furmanisms reached AscendedMeme status in ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'', when the Autobot author "Fisitron" wrote after-action stories about the Wreckers that were full of Furmanisms.

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* In ''VisualNovel/ShinraiBrokenBeyondDespair'', characters often swear with "Curses," including the ones who use actual profanity.


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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' is full of these--mostly expressions of dismay, since Charles M. Schulz didn't swear in RealLife. Good grief.
** While a lot of the phrases used in Snoopy's mind are genuine catchphrases (most notably: "It was a dark and stormy night", which Schulz made his own), the way most of his fantasies begin with a simple "here's" ("Here's Joe Cool hanging out at the dorm", "Here's the World War I flying ace", "Here's the world-famous lawyer") is more of a verbal tic.
** One of Schulz's idiosyncrasies is that he puts nicknames (other than those that are variants of a given name) into apostrophes - thus it is not "Peppermint Patty" but "'Peppermint' Patty". This even applies to Snoopy's biplane: "Here's the World War I flying ace zooming through the air in his Sopwith 'Camel'..."
* For a time in the 1980s, characters in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' were very fond of responding to situations with the word "natch" (short for "naturally"). The word was used as a punchline on at least two occasions.
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' has had an improbable number of captions that start with someone exclaiming, "For crying out loud!"
* Just about every young person in ''ForBetterOrForWorse'' says "an'." Not "an'''d'''", they always leave off the "d" on the end of the word.
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* Russel T. Davies

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* Russel Russell T. Davies



** A strict adherence to the belief that [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-september-30-1999/media-responsibility News Activism Means Better Living for All,]] or [[FunWithAcronyms NAMBLA]]

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** A strict adherence to the belief that [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-september-30-1999/media-responsibility News Activism Means Better Living for All,]] or [[FunWithAcronyms NAMBLA]]NAMBLA]].



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' is full of these--mostly expressions of dismay, since Charles M. Schulz didn't swear in RealLife. Good grief.
** While a lot of the phrases used in Snoopy's mind are genuine catchphrases (most notably: "It was a dark and stormy night", which Schulz made his own), the way most of his fantasies begin with a simple "here's" ("Here's Joe Cool hanging out at the dorm", "Here's the World War I flying ace", "Here's the world-famous lawyer") is more of a verbal tic.
** One of Schulz's idiosyncrasies is that he puts nicknames (other than those that are variants of a given name) into apostrophes - thus it is not "Peppermint Patty" but "'Peppermint' Patty". This even applies to Snoopy's biplane: "Here's the World War I flying ace zooming through the air in his Sopwith 'Camel'..."
* For a time in the 1980s, characters in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' were very fond of responding to situations with the word "natch" (short for "naturally"). The word was used as a punchline on at least two occasions.
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' has had an improbable number of captions that start with someone exclaiming, "For crying out loud!"
* Just about every young person in ''ForBetterOrForWorse'' says "an'." Not "an'''d'''", they always leave off the "d" on the end of the word.
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* ''WebVideo/WorldWarTwo'': In Episode 40 - "Brexit at Dunkirk", host Indy Neidell reuses the CatchPhrase "this is modern war" from ''WebVideo/TheGreatWar''.
-->'''Indy:''' Until May, 1940, they thought they knew what modern war involved, but ''this'', this is modern war.

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* Several Betsy Byars books include the line "[Character]'s tongue flicked over his dry lips."

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** He's also exceedingly fond of the word "chitinous" as a description of a monster's skin, fond enough that it's rare for any of his books to go by without it being used.


* Creator/MichaelGrant really likes "judge, jury and executioner". It shows up in [[Literature/Gone Gone]], [[Literature/MessengerOfFear Messenger of Fear]], and the [[Literature/Animorphs Animporphs]] books he ghostwrote.

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* Creator/MichaelGrant really likes "judge, jury and executioner". It shows up in [[Literature/Gone [[Literature/{{Gone}} Gone]], [[Literature/MessengerOfFear Messenger of Fear]], and the [[Literature/Animorphs Animporphs]] [[Literature/{{Animorphs}} Animorphs]] books he ghostwrote.


* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' often acknowledges that some of the Arthurian legends are ... [[OlderThanTheyThink somewhat derivitive of older stories]] by having someone say "Can't beat the classics."

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* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' often acknowledges that some of the Arthurian legends are ... [[OlderThanTheyThink somewhat derivitive of older stories]] by having someone say "Can't beat the classics."" Both ''AKOTAS'' and Gadzikowski's crossover fanfic comic ''Webcomic/TheHeroOfThreeFaces'' are fond of the line "[[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Everyone thinks he's the first]]".


* Music/MarilynManson has a love for the number 15, due to being born on January 5th. As such, the number appears again and again in art, lyrics, titles, and is even tattooed behind one of his ears. For a few years, his name was even stylized as "Mar1lyn Man5on", which reappeared on the cover of a single over a decade later.

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* Music/MarilynManson has a love for the number 15, due to being born on January 5th. As such, the number appears again and again in art, lyrics, titles, and is even tattooed behind one of his ears. For a few years, his name was even stylized as "Mar1lyn Man5on", "[=Mar1lyn Man5on=]", which reappeared on the cover of a single over a decade later.


** In ''Dark River'', hedgehogs are used as a comparison an unusually large number of times - a couple characters' fur is spiked out like one at different points, one character is "no bigger than a hedgehog", a sleepy character is claimed to be hibernating like a hedgehog, and one character's difficulty in talking to her sibling was compared to pricking fleas off a hedgehog.

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** In ''Dark River'', hedgehogs are used as a comparison an unusually large number of times - a couple characters' fur is spiked out like one at different points, one character is "no bigger than a hedgehog", a sleepy character is claimed to be hibernating like a hedgehog, and one character's difficulty in talking to her sibling was compared to pricking picking fleas off a hedgehog.


* Despite "Creator/ErinHunter" being a pseudonym for several authors, this still happens occasionally, sometimes confined to an individual book:

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* Despite "Creator/ErinHunter" being a pseudonym for several authors, this still happens occasionally, occasionally in ''Literature/WarriorCats'', sometimes confined to an individual book:

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* Despite "Creator/ErinHunter" being a pseudonym for several authors, this still happens occasionally, sometimes confined to an individual book:
** 5 out of 6 books in the first arc have a moment where a character "shook his/her head to clear it" - it can happen up to three or more times in a single book.
** The scent of nearly every Thunderpath (road) is specifically described as "acrid".
** In ''Dark River'', hedgehogs are used as a comparison an unusually large number of times - a couple characters' fur is spiked out like one at different points, one character is "no bigger than a hedgehog", a sleepy character is claimed to be hibernating like a hedgehog, and one character's difficulty in talking to her sibling was compared to pricking fleas off a hedgehog.

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