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* BizarreBeverageUse: [[https://www.snopes.com/news/2019/05/21/bathe-in-my-milk-photographs/ This]] article is about photographs of men bathing in milk with an invitation to also bathe in it. It turns out to have been a prank.


* PunctuationChangeTheMeaning: The site examines the urban legend that [[https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/no-price-too-high/ a man sued the telegraph company (and won) after they omitted a single comma from his message]]. According to the story, his wife was on vacation and an expensive piece of jewelry caught her eye, so she sent a message asking if she could buy it. The man replied "No, price too high", but the telegraph operator instead sent the message "No price too high."

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* PunctuationChangeTheMeaning: PunctuationChangesTheMeaning: The site examines the urban legend that [[https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/no-price-too-high/ a man sued the telegraph company (and won) after they omitted a single comma from his message]]. According to the story, his wife was on vacation and an expensive piece of jewelry caught her eye, so she sent a message asking if she could buy it. The man replied "No, price too high", but the telegraph operator instead sent the message "No price too high."

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* PunctuationChangeTheMeaning: The site examines the urban legend that [[https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/no-price-too-high/ a man sued the telegraph company (and won) after they omitted a single comma from his message]]. According to the story, his wife was on vacation and an expensive piece of jewelry caught her eye, so she sent a message asking if she could buy it. The man replied "No, price too high", but the telegraph operator instead sent the message "No price too high."

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* LiteralMoneyMetaphor: Silo (a chain of home electronics stores) ran a commercial offering home stereo systems for "299 bananas". In context, they clearly meant 299 US dollars, but several customers came in bearing bushels of fruit. While they probably had a legal case to refuse the alternative payment, they instead decided it'd be better PR to make good on their unwitting offer and accept the bananas.


* PoliticallyMotivatedTeacher: Quite a few UrbanLegends archived and discussed here have such teachers, typically involving them teaching a lesson to their students or getting into a fracas with a student of a different political alignment, sometimes portrayed positively, sometimes negatively[[note]]In the three examples here, right-wing teachers are portrayed positively, and left-wing ones negatively. Make of that what you will.[[/note]]. A few examples (of varying degrees of truth) include [[http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/socialism.asp a professor giving his students a hands-on lesson about socialism]], [[http://www.snopes.com/glurge/nodesks.asp a teacher having veterans come into her class to impart patriotism to her students]], and a HollywoodAtheist [[http://www.snopes.com/religion/chalk.asp professor attempting to disprove the existence of God...]]by dropping a piece of chalk.

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* PoliticallyMotivatedTeacher: Quite a few UrbanLegends archived and discussed here have such teachers, typically involving them teaching a lesson to their students or getting into a fracas with a student of a different political alignment, sometimes portrayed positively, sometimes negatively[[note]]In the three examples here, right-wing teachers are portrayed positively, and left-wing ones negatively. Make of that what you will.[[/note]]. A few examples (of varying degrees of truth) include [[http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/socialism.asp a professor giving his students a hands-on lesson about socialism]], [[http://www.snopes.com/glurge/nodesks.asp a teacher having veterans come into her class to impart patriotism to her students]], and a HollywoodAtheist [[http://www.snopes.com/religion/chalk.asp professor attempting to disprove the existence of God...]]by ]] by dropping a piece of chalk.

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** [[https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/quokka-happiest-animal/ "Is the Quokka a Real Animal?"]] The answer is "True".


* JustForFun/NotableReferencesToTVTropes: [[http://www.snopes.com/info/news/cookies.asp This article]] links to the StrawFeminist trope page in describing the sort of content of the tale that it is examining.

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* SideBySideDemonstration: The [[https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/false-how-to-spot-organic-and-gmo-eggs/ "How to Tell the Difference Between Organic and GMO Eggs"]] article shows a photo of hardboiled "organic" and "GMO" eggs side by side. The "organic" egg has a golden yolk, while the "GMO" egg has a grey-green yolk. The claim was declared false partly because GMO eggs don't really exist, and partly because differences in colour were because the eggs had been cooked differently. The "organic" egg had been properly cooked while the "GMO" egg had been overcooked (in any overcooked egg a grey-green iron sulphide ring forms around the yolk and causes discolouration).


So when someone sends you some stupid email, or posts on Website/{{Facebook}} saying "Bubble Yum is made of [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/bubbleyum.asp spider eggs]]!" point them to the right place to figure out that no, it isn't. Or that "[[http://snopes.com/inboxer/prayer/bundy.asp Amanda Bundy]] needs your prayers!" (she recovered years ago). Or, what about [[http://snopes.com/inboxer/medical/shergold.asp Craig Shergold]]? You know, the boy who was collecting greeting cards years ago? Well....Snopes checked, and Mr. Shergold made a full recovery, is now a healthy young man and -- having collected upwards of 33 ''million'' greeting cards -- respectfully requests that people stop sending them.

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So when someone sends you some stupid email, or posts on Website/{{Facebook}} saying "Bubble Yum is made of [[http://www.[[https://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/bubbleyum.asp com/fact-check/bubble-yuck/ spider eggs]]!" point them to the right place to figure out that no, it isn't. Or that "[[http://snopes.com/inboxer/prayer/bundy.asp "[[https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/amanda-bundy/ Amanda Bundy]] needs your prayers!" (she recovered years ago). Or, what about [[http://snopes.com/inboxer/medical/shergold.asp [[https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/sick-child-christmas-card-request/ Craig Shergold]]? You know, the boy who was collecting greeting cards years ago? Well....Well… Snopes checked, and Mr. Shergold made a full recovery, is now a healthy young man and -- having collected upwards of 33 ''million'' greeting cards -- respectfully requests that people stop sending them.

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* MistakenForThief: Several articles are about people with missing belongings seeing people with a similar belonging and thinking that person stole it.


* PoliticallyMotivatedTeacher: Quite a few UrbanLegends archived and discussed here have such teachers, typically involving them teaching a lesson to their students or getting into a fracas with a student of a different political alignmentm, sometimes portrayed positively, sometimes negatively[[note]]In the three examples here, right-wing teachers are protrayed proitively, and left-wing ones negatively. Make of that what you will.[[/note]]. A few examples (of varying degrees of truth) include [[http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/socialism.asp a professor giving his students a hands-on lesson about socialism]], [[http://www.snopes.com/glurge/nodesks.asp a teacher having veterans come into her class to impart patriotism to her students]], and a HollywoodAtheist [[http://www.snopes.com/religion/chalk.asp professor attempting to disprove the existence of God...]]by dropping a piece of chalk.

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* PoliticallyMotivatedTeacher: Quite a few UrbanLegends archived and discussed here have such teachers, typically involving them teaching a lesson to their students or getting into a fracas with a student of a different political alignmentm, alignment, sometimes portrayed positively, sometimes negatively[[note]]In the three examples here, right-wing teachers are protrayed proitively, portrayed positively, and left-wing ones negatively. Make of that what you will.[[/note]]. A few examples (of varying degrees of truth) include [[http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/socialism.asp a professor giving his students a hands-on lesson about socialism]], [[http://www.snopes.com/glurge/nodesks.asp a teacher having veterans come into her class to impart patriotism to her students]], and a HollywoodAtheist [[http://www.snopes.com/religion/chalk.asp professor attempting to disprove the existence of God...]]by dropping a piece of chalk.


* PoliticallyMotivatedTeacher: Quite a few UrbanLegends archived and discussed here have such teachers, typically involving them teaching a lesson to their students or getting into a fracas with a student of a different political alignment. A few examples (of varying degrees of truth) include [[http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/socialism.asp a professor giving his students a hands-on lesson about socialism]], [[http://www.snopes.com/glurge/nodesks.asp a teacher having veterans come into her class to impart patriotism to her students]], and a HollywoodAtheist [[http://www.snopes.com/religion/chalk.asp professor attempting to disprove the existence of God...]]by dropping a piece of chalk.

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* PoliticallyMotivatedTeacher: Quite a few UrbanLegends archived and discussed here have such teachers, typically involving them teaching a lesson to their students or getting into a fracas with a student of a different political alignment.alignmentm, sometimes portrayed positively, sometimes negatively[[note]]In the three examples here, right-wing teachers are protrayed proitively, and left-wing ones negatively. Make of that what you will.[[/note]]. A few examples (of varying degrees of truth) include [[http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/socialism.asp a professor giving his students a hands-on lesson about socialism]], [[http://www.snopes.com/glurge/nodesks.asp a teacher having veterans come into her class to impart patriotism to her students]], and a HollywoodAtheist [[http://www.snopes.com/religion/chalk.asp professor attempting to disprove the existence of God...]]by dropping a piece of chalk.


* ChainLetter: The emails recorded on the site generally ask people to forward it to everyone they know. They don't specify a quota or threaten bad luck, but still push the urgency.

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* ChainLetter: The emails recorded on the site generally ask people to forward it to everyone they know. They don't specify a quota or threaten bad luck, luck (usually[[labelnote:†]]Messages of the "for each forward three cents are donated to help [[LittlestCancerPatient a sick kid]]" [[http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/medical/cancer.asp variety]] often include a note along the lines of "if you don't forward, what goes around comes around."[[/labelnote]]), but still push the urgency.



* SchmuckBait: The Repository of Lost Legends ([[FunWithAcronyms T. R. O. L. L.]]), which purports to be just as true as the rest of the site. It isn't, and is designed to remind people that even seemingly authoritative sources, themselves included, can sometimes be fallible or inaccurate. Humorously, a TV series on urban legends [[http://www.snopes.com/humor/mediagoofs/sixpence.asp fell for one]] of the joke entries.

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* SchmuckBait: The Repository of Lost Legends ([[FunWithAcronyms T. R. O. L. L.]]), which purports to be just as true as the rest of the site. It isn't, and is designed to remind people that even seemingly authoritative sources, themselves included, can sometimes be fallible or inaccurate. Humorously, a TV series on urban legends inaccurate.
** Hilariously enough, two different entities fell for the
[[http://www.snopes.com/lost/sixpence.asp "Sing a Song of Sixpence"]] entry: a [[http://www.snopes.com/humor/mediagoofs/sixpence.asp fell for one]] of TV series on urban legends]] and the joke entries.makers of a [[http://www.snopes.com/media/goofs/urbanmythsgame.asp board game about urban myths]].



* ShownTheirWork: Considering it's driven almost entirely by two people, those two people always make sure to cite their sources when proving or debunking an urban legend.

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* ShownTheirWork: Considering it's Back when it was driven almost entirely by two people, those two people the Mikkelsons, they always make made sure to cite their sources when proving or debunking an urban legend.legend. Now that more authors work for the site, source-listing has grown spottier.

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* MadLibsCatchPhrase: Barbara "one-liner relevant to the legend" Mikkelson signs her articles with such a phrase. Back in the days when she and her husband David were the sole authors of the site, that signature (or absence thereof) was the way of identifying who wrote the article.

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