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Basic Trope: Characters say something when another character is present.

  • Straight: When Alice, who is The Ace, is around, other people say "Yowsah, yowsah, yowsah!"
  • Exaggerated: "Yowsah, yowsah, yowsah" is the only thing people say to Alice.
  • Downplayed: The characters say "Yowsah, yowsah, yowsah" whenever they are impressed and Alice impresses them the most, or only Bob says "Yowsah, yowsah, yowsah" when Alice is around.
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  • Justified: They are impressed by Alice, because, well, she's impressive.
  • Inverted:
    • The characters stop talking when Alice is around.
    • Alice has a Catchphrase.
    • The characters say something when Alice is not around.
    • The characters make sure not to say something when Alice isn't around.
  • Subverted: The characters stop saying "Yowsah, yowsah, yowsah" when Alice is around after the first time.
  • Double Subverted: But then start again.
  • Parodied: In addition to the people exclaiming the phrase, the animals make noises and it is subtitled "Yowsah, yowsah, yowsah" when Alice is around.
  • Zig Zagged: Some characters say "Yowsah" when Alice is around and others don't.
  • Averted: There are no phrases associated with characters, or there is no dialogue.
  • Enforced: "We need a memetic phrase to spread the word about our show!"
  • Invoked: A wizard can't do proper curses yet so he "curses" everyone to say a certain phrase whenever someone in particular is around.
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  • Lampshaded: "Yowsah, yowsah... why do we always say that when Alice is around?"
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied:
    • Characters make sure not to talk when Alice is present.
    • Jim very deliberately says another word, like "Yeesh!", when everybody else uses 'yowsah, yowsah, yowsah'.
    • "I want to make clear that the next guy to use the word 'yowsah' is gonna lose teeth! Now... let's talk about Alice's...! What did I said?!?!"
  • Discussed: "Why do we always say 'yowsah yowsah yowsah' when Alice is around, like she's some sort of TV character?"
  • Conversed: "Why do these characters always say that when that one is present?"

Yowsah, yowsah, yowsah! It's a link back to Phrase Catcher!