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->'''Ella:''' Look, I think it's only fair to warn you that I'm practiced in the ancient art... of origami.\\
'''Thug:''' Paper folding?\\
'''Ella:''' I was hoping you wouldn't know what that was.
-->-- ''Film/EllaEnchanted''



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* In ''Series/{{Soap}}'', Billy threatens his girlfriend's ex with Tai Chi.


* In an episode of ''Passions'' Luis and Sheridan walk in on Julian and Rebecca in a compromising position. Julian claims to be showing Rebecca an origami move. Luis snarkily responds, "Yeah, I heard you had a black belt in origami."

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* In an episode of ''Passions'' ''Series/{{Passions}}'' Luis and Sheridan walk in on Julian and Rebecca in a compromising position. Julian claims to be showing Rebecca an origami move. Luis snarkily responds, "Yeah, I heard you had a black belt in origami."



* Played with in WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} episode "Beyond a Reasonable Scout". When threatened with violence, the scout Phil retorts that he is highly trained in the art of first aid. Instead of this being a counter martial art, he explains that he'll be able to heal whatever injury he might incur.

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* Played with in WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' episode "Beyond a Reasonable Scout". When threatened with violence, the scout Phil retorts that he is highly trained in the art of first aid. Instead of this being a counter martial art, he explains that he'll be able to heal whatever injury he might incur.


* ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'': During a ''Hacknoia'' campaign, Bob maxes out his character's skill in Tai Chi -- thinking that it is a kickass martial art -- because it is cheap. It is only after he gets into a fight that Sara explains that it is a form of moving mediation.

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* ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'': During a ''Hacknoia'' campaign, Bob maxes out his character's skill in Tai Chi -- thinking that it is a kickass martial art -- because it is cheap. It is only after he gets into a fight that Sara explains that it is a form of moving mediation.
meditation. [[note]]Sara is, in fact, incorrect. Tai Chi is a legitimate martial art. Unlike other martial arts, however, practicing kata for Tai Chi is done slowly. In a fight, Tai Chi would be executed quickly. Think [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Waterbending]] without the water.[[/note]]

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* Played with in WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} episode "Beyond a Reasonable Scout". When threatened with violence, the scout Phil retorts that he is highly trained in the art of first aid. Instead of this being a counter martial art, he explains that he'll be able to heal whatever injury he might incur.


* In book two of ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'', Calypso attempts to scare away Commodus' Mooks by pretending to curse them. Apollo notes that her chant is really a recipe for waffles.

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* In book two of ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'', Calypso attempts to scare away Commodus' Mooks {{Mooks}} by pretending to curse them. Apollo notes that her chant is really a recipe for waffles.


* In book two of ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'', Calypso attempts to scare away Commodus' [[Mooks mooks]] by pretending to curse them. Apollo notes that her chant is really a recipe for waffles.

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* In book two of ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'', Calypso attempts to scare away Commodus' [[Mooks mooks]] Mooks by pretending to curse them. Apollo notes that her chant is really a recipe for waffles.


* In book two of ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'', Calypso attempts to scare away Commodus' [[Mooks]] by pretending to curse them. Apollo notes that her chant is really a recipe for waffles.

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* In book two of ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'', Calypso attempts to scare away Commodus' [[Mooks]] [[Mooks mooks]] by pretending to curse them. Apollo notes that her chant is really a recipe for waffles.



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* In book two of ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'', Calypso attempts to scare away Commodus' [[Mooks]] by pretending to curse them. Apollo notes that her chant is really a recipe for waffles.


* In an episode of ''Series/Passions'' Luis and Sheridan walk in on Julian and Rebecca in a compromising position. Julian claims to be showing Rebecca an origami move. Luis snarkily responds, "Yeah, I heard you had a black belt in origami."

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* In an episode of ''Series/Passions'' ''Passions'' Luis and Sheridan walk in on Julian and Rebecca in a compromising position. Julian claims to be showing Rebecca an origami move. Luis snarkily responds, "Yeah, I heard you had a black belt in origami."



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* In an episode of ''Series/Passions'' Luis and Sheridan walk in on Julian and Rebecca in a compromising position. Julian claims to be showing Rebecca an origami move. Luis snarkily responds, "Yeah, I heard you had a black belt in origami."


A character is being threatened with violence, and tries to tough-talk his way out. Only, he can't legitimately claim to [[IKnowKarate know karate]] or anything remotely scary, so he threatens the opponent with some [[ForeignSoundingGibberish random foreign-sounding words]] as a bluff, hoping the enemy will be too dumb to understand. The most common variant involves origami, but just about any foreign word will do.

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A character is being threatened with violence, and tries to tough-talk his way out. Only, he can't legitimately claim to [[IKnowKarate know karate]] or anything remotely scary, so he threatens the opponent with some [[ForeignSoundingGibberish random foreign-sounding words]] as a bluff, hoping the enemy will be too dumb to understand. The most common variant involves origami, the Japanese term for paper folding art, but just about any foreign word will do.



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* ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'': During a ''Hacknoia'' campaign, Bob maxes out his character's skill in Tai Chi -- thinking that it is a kickass martial art -- because it is cheap. It is only after he gets into a fight that Sara explains that it is a form of moving mediation.


* Inverted in a ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode. Ted knows that his girlfriend practices "krav maga" but assumes that it's something like yoga. [[spoiler:He finds out that it's a martial art the hard way.]]

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* Inverted in a ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode. Ted knows that his girlfriend practices "krav maga" but assumes that it's something like yoga. [[spoiler:He finds out that it's a martial art fighting style the hard way.]]



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Compare/Contrast MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels, AsLongAsItSoundsForeign, IKnowKungFaux. If the character ''actually'' does have a black belt in origami, it's MartialArtsAndCrafts and/or PaperMaster. And the warning is [[MuggingTheMonster not a bluff]].

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Compare/Contrast MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels, AsLongAsItSoundsForeign, IKnowKungFaux. If the character ''actually'' does have a black belt in origami, it's MartialArtsAndCrafts and/or PaperMaster. And Pity the warning is opponent who [[MuggingTheMonster not a bluff]].
mistakes either one for this trope]].

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