The Loop (TV)
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Basic Trope: A character prefers not to use the word "blackmail" or any other word.
- When Alice accuses Bob of blackmailing her, he insists she doesn't call it blackmailing.
- Bob accuses Alice of being a killer. She says "Killer is such an insensitive term. I prefer murderer. It has more r's"
- Alice accuses Bob of blackmailing her. He threatens to tell everyone every single one of her secrets if she ever says that word again.
- Bob accuses Alice of being a killer. She kills him.
- Bob has always disliked the word blackmail, because he finds it offensive to people who send their mail in black paper.
- Alice believes killers are evil, and she doesn't think her actions are evil.
- When Alice accuses Bob of blackmailing her, he asks her to say it again, because he likes the sound of the word.
- Bob accuses Alice of being a killer. She says "That's right, and don't call me anything else."
- "Blackmail is such a dirty word. But yes, that is what I'm doing."
- "Don't call me a killer! Killers are immoral, evil, and... well, yeah, I am.".
- Double Subverted:..."But still, don't call (it blackmail/me a killer)."
- Parodied: Upon accusal, Bob/Alice pulls out a thesaurus and lists better words than blackmail/killer.
- Bob is on trial, and he insists the person suing him not use the word blackmail. They eventually sue him for something much worse and he gets a much worse punishment than if he had just been sued for blackmail.
- Alice is being arrested, and she screams at reporters not to call her a killer in the papers. They write this, and it only causes people to think she is more insane
- Zig-Zagged: When Alice accuses Bob of blackmailing her, he insists she doesn't call it blackmailing. Later she calls it blackmailing anyway and he doesn't notice.
- Lampshaded: "Honestly? My word choice is the biggest issue here?"
- Averted: Bob and Alice have no problems with their accusatory terms.
- Enforced: ?
- Defied: ?
- Discussed: ?
- Conversed: ?
- 'Played For Laughs: ?
- Played For Drama: ?
The back button is just an ugly word. I'd rather you use previous.
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