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ChicChocMtdRifles Inactive Member writes:

It all started years ago when junior would break the cookie jar, and Mom would threaten him with a wooden spoon with a mean smile saying, "No Son, I am NOT @#$%-off." Capitals used for emphasis, not shouting.

Junior learned 'not' something meant it really was.

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I do wonder why they call things that are; NOT.
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Angel Barracks Inactive Member wonders...

Does anyone else wonder why people call things that are clearly meant to be something, not something?

For example, you can find "NOT Star Wars" figures that look like Star Wars characters.

"NOT Daleks" that are clearly Daleks.

Why do this? Is it some bonkers notion that adding "not" in front of a copyrighted item will make you immune to prosecution?

Saying that something is not something does not make it not so. If it is, then it is.

If you want a Predator miniature but ask for a not Predator, you could use this:
Not Predator