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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' gives us these two gems, one after another, at the {{Pointy Haired Boss}}'s expense when he shows the engineers the laughably bad infomercial for the Gruntmaster 6000. Naturally, they both go way over his head.
--> '''Ted:''' If I may use a sports analogy, you really hit the goalpost on that one!
--> '''Boss:''' Yes... I guess I did.
--> '''Boss:''' Dilbert you seem strangely silent. Shall I interpret that as a sign of deep respect and dare I say awe?
--> '''Dilbert:''' Yes. You ''could'' interpret it that way.
--> '''Boss:''' Aww, I'm blushing now...



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''[[Recap/StarWarsRebelsStepsIntoShadow , "Steps Into Shadow"]]: Pryce complains about Konstantine's incompetence by saying that he's more politician than soldier. This is likely a shot at the [[HeelFaceDoorSlam late]] [[BeleagueredBureaucrat Minister Tua]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''[[Recap/StarWarsRebelsStepsIntoShadow , ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsStepsIntoShadow "Steps Into Shadow"]]: Shadow"]], Pryce complains about Konstantine's incompetence by saying that he's more politician than soldier. This is likely a shot at the [[HeelFaceDoorSlam late]] [[BeleagueredBureaucrat Minister Tua]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' gives us these two gems, one after another, at the {{Pointy Haired Boss}}'s expense when he shows the engineers the laughably bad infomercial for the Gruntmaster 6000. Naturally, they both go way over his head.
--> '''Ted:''' If I may use a sports analogy, you really hit the goalpost on that one!
--> '''Boss:''' Yes... I guess I did.
--> '''Boss:''' Dilbert you seem strangely silent. Shall I interpret that as a sign of deep respect and dare I say awe?
--> '''Dilbert:''' Yes. You ''could'' interpret it that way.
--> '''Boss:''' Aww, I'm blushing now...

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* ''Fanfic/OnlyFlowersFall'': While her mother is comatose in the hospital, Lillie brings her cyclamen flowers (a flower that symbolizes goodbyes). To those who don't know flower language it just looks like a sweet gift.


* In ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'', Kino once meets a man who'd managed to overthrow the despotic king of his country, who'd executed anyone who disagreed with him. Unfortunately, the resulting democracy became a tyranny of the majority, [[FullCircleRevolution executing anyone who they viewed as threats to their country]]. In the end, Kino leaves the country, calling the man "Your Highness," as a way of saying that he's no better than the previous king.

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* In ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'', Kino once meets a man who'd managed to overthrow the despotic king of his country, who'd executed anyone who disagreed with him. Unfortunately, the resulting democracy became a tyranny of the majority, [[FullCircleRevolution executing anyone who they viewed as threats to their country]].disagreed with the majority]] until only the man was left. In the end, Kino leaves the country, calling the man "Your Highness," as a way of saying that he's no better than the previous king.


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* While ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' is usually rather overt with its insults, it can often be rather subtle, often using DamnedByAFoolsPraise or other related tropes. For example, in the ''Film/TheLastJedi'' parody, General Hux complains about the film throwing out the narrative that Creator/JJAbrams had set up in [[Film/TheForceAwakens the previous movie]]... while holding cases for ''Series/{{Lost}}'' and ''Series/{{Alias}}'', the implication being that Abrams couldn't have come up with a good resolution to the plotlines.

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** According to the ExpandedUniverse, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_sBNX9dP-M&NR this scene]] also includes another: that binary agent is a well known poison among [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Centauri nobility]] and using it can come off as calling them a WorthyOpponent as you had to spend ''that much'' to kill them-so Londo makes sure to describe how that poison works, as if Refa didn't know that already.

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* It's said that, when asked what he thought of Western civilization, Mahatma Ghandi replied "I think it would be a good idea"


* Related to the previous in a way; to circumvent NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead, British reporter Hugh Massingberd [[http://www.smh.com.au/news/obituaries/father-of-the-modern-obit/2008/01/04/1198950074313.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1 decided to]] employ {{Unusual Euphemism}}s that served as this. "Didn't suffer fools gladly" translated as "complete bastard", "gave colourful accounts of his exploits" meant "liar", "powerful negotiator" suggested "bully", and "tireless raconteur" signalled "crashing bore".

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* Related to the previous in a way; to circumvent NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead, British reporter Hugh Massingberd [[http://www.smh.com.au/news/obituaries/father-of-the-modern-obit/2008/01/04/1198950074313.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1 decided to]] employ {{Unusual Euphemism}}s that served as this. "Didn't suffer fools gladly" translated as "complete bastard", "gave colourful accounts of his exploits" meant "liar", "powerful negotiator" suggested "bully", "Uncompromising ladies' man" was to be interpreted as "serial sexual harasser" and "tireless raconteur" signalled "crashing bore".

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''[[Recap/StarWarsRebelsStepsIntoShadow , "Steps Into Shadow"]]: Pryce complains about Konstantine's incompetence by saying that he's more politician than soldier. This is likely a shot at the [[HeelFaceDoorSlam late]] [[BeleagueredBureaucrat Minister Tua]].


A favored tactic of the DeadpanSnarker, especially the ServileSnarker. Differs from InsultBackfire in that a StealthInsult is ''intended'' to be misinterpreted by its target; indeed, it may sound like a compliment at first (which is why some call it a Backhanded Compliment). Stealth Compliments, the inverted version of this trope where a compliment is purposefully hidden in an insult, is a favored tactic of {{Tsundere}}s.

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A favored tactic of the DeadpanSnarker, especially the ServileSnarker. Differs from InsultBackfire in that a StealthInsult is ''intended'' to be misinterpreted by its target; indeed, it may sound like a compliment at first (which is why some call it a Backhanded Compliment). Stealth Compliments, the inverted version of this trope where a compliment is purposefully hidden in an insult, is a favored tactic of {{Tsundere}}s.
{{Tsundere}}s and ToughLove proponents.


A favored tactic of the DeadpanSnarker, especially the ServileSnarker. Differs from InsultBackfire in that a StealthInsult is ''intended'' to be misinterpreted by its target; indeed, it may sound like a compliment at first (which is why some call it a Backhanded Compliment).

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A favored tactic of the DeadpanSnarker, especially the ServileSnarker. Differs from InsultBackfire in that a StealthInsult is ''intended'' to be misinterpreted by its target; indeed, it may sound like a compliment at first (which is why some call it a Backhanded Compliment).
Compliment). Stealth Compliments, the inverted version of this trope where a compliment is purposefully hidden in an insult, is a favored tactic of {{Tsundere}}s.


* In ''Film/{{Arthur}}'' (1981), Arthur's butler Hobson says to his new girlfriend Linda: "Thank you for a memorable afternoon. Usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of your stature."

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* In ''Film/{{Arthur}}'' (1981), Arthur's butler (1981)
** When Arthur introduces Hobson to his "date for the night:"
-->'''Arthur:''' Hobson, this is Gloria.
-->'''Gloria:''' Hi!
-->'''Hobson:''' Thrilling to meet you Gloria. I look forward to your next syllable with great eagerness.
** Later,
Hobson says to his new girlfriend Linda: "Thank you for a memorable afternoon. Usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of your stature."


* ''WesternAnimation/DanVS'' "Canada" takes a fair number of shots at the United States disguised as jokes about Canada.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DanVS'' "Canada" ''WesternAnimation/DanVs Canada'' takes a fair number of shots at the United States disguised as jokes about Canada.

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* In ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'', Kino once meets a man who'd managed to overthrow the despotic king of his country, who'd executed anyone who disagreed with him. Unfortunately, the resulting democracy became a tyranny of the majority, [[FullCircleRevolution executing anyone who they viewed as threats to their country]]. In the end, Kino leaves the country, calling the man "Your Highness," as a way of saying that he's no better than the previous king.

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** Dogbert, acting as spokesdog for the strip, calmly, simply, and ruthlessly dismantles an offended reader who wrote to complain: [[https://dilbert.com/strip/1994-05-30]]


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* In ''Film/BlackbeardsGhost'', Coach Walker delivers a beaut, disguised as a pep talk.
-->"I want you to look at this event not as an ordinary track meet but as a preparation for life. Some of you are going to be graduating soon. You’re going to find the world out there full of nothing but trouble, frustration, and strife. And I tell you right now that nowhere will you find a better preparation for that world outside than to be a member of this particular team.”


'''Ferdinand''': [[ComicalyMissingThePoint Indeed! I went for a ride earlier today]].\\

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'''Ferdinand''': [[ComicalyMissingThePoint [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Indeed! I went for a ride earlier today]].\\


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** Just before the mock battle between the three houses begins on Chapter 1 of the Black Eagles route, Edelgard has the following to say to her rival house leaders when they show up to a pre-battle strategy meeting between her and Byleth.
-->'''Edelgard''': Simply tell me your weaknesses, and you're welcome to stay. But is there enough time to cover them all?


* In ''Manga/BloomIntoYou'', Sayaka, while waiting for Touko at a train station, happens to run into her senpai and ex-girlfriend. The older girl apologizes to Sayaka for making her like girls and expresses the hope that Sayaka can go back to normal(i.e. heterosexuality). Sayaka responds with, "No need to worry about me. As of now, I don't know how I ever had feelings for you. Still, I suppose I'm grateful to you- in a way," much to her senpai's relief. Sayaka then leaves arm-in-arm with Touko, thereby subtly expressing that she's still a lesbian, and the only thing that's changed is that she no longer loves her senpai.

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* In ''Manga/BloomIntoYou'', Sayaka, while waiting for Touko at a train station, happens to run into her senpai and ex-girlfriend. The older girl apologizes to Sayaka for making her like girls and expresses the hope that Sayaka can go back to normal(i.e. heterosexuality). Sayaka responds with, "No need to worry about me. As of now, I don't know how I ever had feelings for you. Still, I suppose I'm grateful to you- in a way," much to her senpai's relief. Sayaka then leaves arm-in-arm with Touko, thereby subtly expressing that she's still a lesbian, and the only thing that's changed is that she no longer loves her senpai. She caps it off by saying goodbye with "Sayonara," - a word which carries the connotation "I do not expect to see you again."

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