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"NOTICE: This page was not 'hacked', it was 'hijacked', completely legal, we just unadmined the old admins."
Christian Beadles, Facebook page

"I'm not a 'crazed gunman', dad, I'm an assassin! Well, the difference being, one is a job, and the other's mental sickness!"

Granddad: Now hold up, Slickback…
A Pimp Named Slickback: No, that's "A Pimp Named Slickback".
Granddad: That's what I said! Slickback!
A Pimp Named Slickback: No, no! It's "A Pimp Named Slickback!" Like A Tribe Called Quest; you say the whole thing! "A Pimp Named Slickback!"
Granddad: Can't I just call you Slickback for short?
A Pimp Named Slickback: NO, nigga! I'm "A Pimp Named Slickback!"
Granddad: Cristal, who is this person?
A Pimp Named Slickback: Nigga, are you deaf? I'm A Pimp Named Slickback! Say it with me now!!
The Boondocks, "Guess Hoe's Coming To Dinner"

"I don't like this word 'bomb'. It is not a bomb but a device that is exploding."
— French Ambassador Jacques Leblanc, on nuclear weapons

Tony Greig: The Australians, too, looking resplendent in their bright canary yellow, here.
Bill Lawry: Canary yellow? That's Australian gold, my friend, and don't you fucking forget it! "Canary yellow", indeed!
Twelfth Man Again

"Call me a treasure hunter or I'll rip your lungs out!"
Locke Cole (who is not a thief), Final Fantasy VI

Remember, "demon" can be an offensive term. Refer to them as "mortally challenged."
— Holographic UAC Spokeswoman in the midst of Hell on Earth, Doom Eternal

"It's not pink, it's lightish red!"
Private Donut, Red vs. Blue

"Well, now we're just arguing semantics."
"We are not 'arguing semantics!' We are having a difference of opinion regarding terminology."

"Write it in English, not in Pentagonese. It's not a launcher, rifle cartridge, 7.62mm; it's a rifle. Call it a compass, not a direction-finding module. And if someone insists on being called AdComPhibsPac, the Fact File should explain to those not gifting in garblespeak that he's talking about the administrative office of the communication services for amphibious forces in the Pacific."
— Preface to The United States Department of Defense Fact File

Dillon: Right, because nothing says 'covert' like bright red, yellow, and blue spandex.
Summer: Doc K can get a little defensive about his work.
Dr. K: The material is a self-assembling nanofiber formed with an inter-cellular shape memory alloy.
Power Rangers RPM ("Rain")

Phil: Not to mention she fucked a bellhop on a cruise ship!
Stu: Hey! He was a bartender!

Scott: What do you mean "what eyes"? Right there—the front of our Zords.
Dr. K: They are not "eyes." They are optical field scanning sensors for your cockpit's HUD display.
Scott: Well, they look like … well, they look … like …
Dillon: They look like eyes!
Ziggy: Big, googly anime eyes.
Power Rangers RPM ("Ranger Blue")

D'Argo: You cloned me!
Kaavork: Not the word “clone,” please. I doubled you. I … "twinned" you. Two D’Argos, equal and original … and tasty.
Farscape, "Eat Me"

Sam: So, what do you think of all these Samulacra running around?
Max: Dogglegangers.

Phoenix Wright: So, how did this guy die?
Rainbow Dash: Pony…
Phoenix Wright: Wha…?
Rainbow Dash: "How did this pony die?" is what you mean, Nix.
Phoenix Wright: (Well excuse me, I didn't take "Hooked on Ponyics")

Mario: You didn't tell me you were bringing a secret weapon, Luigi!
Luigi: That's ''Mama'' Luigi to you, Mario! [wheeze]
Super Mario World cartoon

"I know you prefer Abduction, but the proper word is Rape. It's short and businesslike."
El Gallo, The Fantasticks

Mrs. Van Schuyler: You perfectly foul French upstart!
Hercule Poirot: Belgian upstart, please, madame.

Ronald Reagan: I loved it, Mr. Hitler. Super-good.
Adolf Hitler: "Mr. Hitler"...? When you address me, you say "Mein Fuehrer". DO YOU UNDERSTAND?! HAVE YOU NO RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY??!! Your words provide insight into a most treacherous mental apparatus!
Ronald Reagan: I am so sorry, Mein Fuehrer.
Adolf Hitler: Are you an imbecilic?!
Ronald Reagan: No, Mein Fuehrer.
Adolf Hitler: Are you a sinister man in disguise?! A Jew?! A DECEITFUL JEW???!!!
Ronald Reagan: No, no, Mein Fuehrer. I'm...I'm from Arizona.
Adolf Hitler: *pause, then shoots Reagan in the face nine times*

Lisa: Wait a second … you planted a phony skeleton for me to find! This was all a big hoax!
Businessman: Heh heh heh, not a hoax; a publicity stunt!
The Simpsons, "Lisa the Skeptic"

"It's a device, not a bomb, and it initiates, not explodes."
Targeteer, The Salvation War

Hacker: Well anyway why are we having an official visit from this tinpot little African country?
Sir Humphrey: Minister, I beg of you not to refer to it as a tinpot little African country. It's an LDC.
Hacker: A what?
Sir Humphrey: Buranda is what used to be called an "underdeveloped country", however this term was widely regarded as offensive. So they became known as "developing countries" and then as "Less Developed Countries" or "LDC's". We're now ready to replace the term "LDC" with "HRRC".
Hacker: What's that?
Sir Humphrey: Human Resource Rich Countries.
Hacker: Which means?
Sir Humphrey: That they're grossly overpopulated and desperate for money.
Yes, Minister, "The Official Visit"

Store Clerk: Can I help you?
Samantha: Yes, I'd like to return this vibrator.
Store Clerk: We don't sell vibrators.
Samantha: Yes you do, I bought it here six months ago.
Store Clerk: That's not a vibrator, it's a neck massager.
Samantha: No, it's a vibrator.
Store Clerk: Sharper Image doesn't sell vibrators, it's a neck massager.
Samantha: You expect me to believe women buy these to help their sore necks?
Store Clerk: It's a neck massager.
Samantha: Fine, I'd like to return this "neck massager".
Store Clerk: What's wrong with it?
Samantha: It failed to get me off.
Sex and the City, "Critical Condition"

Peter: Don't say "retard," Chris; we prefer to be called "little people."
Family Guy, "Petarded"

Michael: So, this is the magic trick huh?
GOB: Illusion, Michael. A trick is something a whore does for money. (Camera pans to children standing by.) (Beat) or cocaine!
— Original cut of the Arrested Development Pilot note 

Simon: So you're a bounty hunter?
Early: No, that ain't it at all.
Simon: Then what are you?
Early: I'm a bounty hunter.
Simon: That's what I said.
Early: Yeah, but you didn't say it well.
Firefly, "Objects in Space"

“Very well, Robot, if you wish to continue with this foolishness note ,” he said, “You have one chance. Fail and you will be disassembled. I challenge you to summon a harpy from the fourth dimension.”
“The terms are acceptable,” I said, “But I am an android, not a robot.”
“A first year spell? Henry, really,” Mistress Cassandra Starlight said.
“Robots can't cast spells,” he said, “Science has gone too far, trying to make these things believe they can be human. Besides it will be amusing to watch it try to break through the barrier. And if by some miracle, it does, it needs a soul to break the tether binding the Harpy to its dimension.”
“I am not a robot,” I said.
"Not A Robot", a vignette by Nameless She

Josh: I see won't be talking about the 993 tax cut.
Leo: We won't be. But we've agreed to call it "tax relief" instead of a "tax cut".
Josh: We're calling it tax relief?
Leo: Yeah.
Josh: But we won't be talking about it?
Leo: No.
Josh: Leo, the Patient's Bill of Rights—
Leo: Which we'll be referring to as the Comprehensive Access and Responsibility Act.
Sam: What's the Comprehensive Access and Responsibility Act?
Leo: It's the Patient's Bill of Rights, but the CARA was introduced in 1999. It's fundamentally the same thing and the Republicans have agreed to discuss changing the name back.
Josh: In exchange for calling tax breaks "tax relief".
Leo: Or "income enhancement".
Toby: [throws his hands up in frustration] I'm in a musical!
Leo: Getting it renamed for the old bill is a hell of a concession.
Toby: Leo, I'm gonna check in with you for a second, OK?
Leo: Sure.
Toby: Sick people … not getting proper medical care … because they can't afford it … probably don't care that we've agreed to change the name of the bill.
Leo: We've agreed to discuss changing the name of the bill.
The West Wing, "The Leadership Breakfast"

Davos: I was never a pirate, I was a smuggler.
Shireen: What's the difference?
Davos: Well, if you're a famous smuggler, you're not doing it right.
Shireen: My father says a criminal is a criminal.
Davos: Your father lacks an appreciation for the finer points of bad behavior.

Barry:Now, Harry has discovered that the metahumans from Earth-2 vibrate at an erratic frequency-
Harrynote :Barry.. They're higher...
Barry:Okay, Harry... The metahumans from Earth-2 vibrate at a much different frequency than-

Moana: Okay, first, I'm not a princess. I'm the daughter of a chief.
Maui: Same difference.

Dick Grayson: Unless you count electric batons? Not a whole lot.
Kara Gordon: Electric sticks are our only hope?
Dick Grayson: Batons. They're called batons.

"I'm not a psychopath. I'm a high-functioning psychopath."
Gabriel "Reaper" Reyes, Overwatch

Jimmy Olsen: You're wrong, Bizarro Supergirl! Supergirl is not the Bizarro version of you! You're the Bizarro version of her![...]
Bizarrogirl: It am Bizarrogirl, Jimmy Olsen!

"Please, anyone but him! He's an agent of Satan!"
Scott rolled his eyes. "Incarnation of Evil please. I'd like to think I have the major religions covered."

Maya: Look, a ladder!
Phoenix: That's a 'step'-ladder.
Maya: So? What's the difference? You need to stop judging things based on narrow-minded cultural assumptions, Nick!

Vegeta: So, if you're done wasting everyone's time... Grab your friends, grab your shit, and go home, Kakarrot!
Broly: "HNG!"
Paragus: Please do not say that again.
Goku: It was "friends", wasn't it?
Vegeta: I said shut it, Kakarrot!
Broly: "HNG!"
Paragus: Please, stop saying that name!
Trunks: Father, just call him "Goku"!
Vegeta: And disrespect my heritage? I will address him with the name given to him by the glorious Saiyan race! Kakarot, Kakarot—
Broly: KAKAROT!!!
Vegeta: See, he's slow and he gets it.
Paragus: I suggest we all run.

Hisao: I knew it. You're just as dirty-minded as I am.
Lilly: That's a rather crude way of putting it.
Hisao: Oh? And you would suggest?
Lilly: I merely have a healthy adolescent sex drive.
Hisao: So in other words, dirty-minded.

Mombi was not exactly a Witch, because the Good Witch who ruled that part of the Land of Oz had forbidden any other Witch to exist in her dominion. So Tip's guardian, however much she might aspire to working magic, realized it was unlawful to be more than a Sorceress, or at most a Wizardess.

Pearl: I can't get enough of this map.
Marina: It's a "stage", not a "map"! Are you trying to get us fired?!

"Of course I'm not a spy! The enemy has spies. I am a Scout."

"I do not have flashbacks. I remember bad things vividly."
Tom Houston, discussing his PTSD, Black Friday

"I dislike that word, Gerald, cult. No, it's an exciting new religion that I started!"
Linda Monroe, discussing her cult, Black Friday

Xenilla: I'm eager to see this.. crystal empire of yours, Empress.
Cadance: Princess!
Xenilla: Considering the architecture of your land Consort-
Shining Armor: Prince.
Xenilla: -Prince Consort.

Thara Ak-Var: On your mother's orders, my team was monitoring certain human military channels before we left Earth.
Kara Zor-El: You were spying on the military?
Lyra Kam-Par: Monitoring them.

"It's Doctor Evil! I didn't spend six years in Evil Medical School to be called Mister, thank you very much!"
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers

Mob: Master isn't an esper. He's a psychic.


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