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18th Mar '17 4:41:45 AM Max96
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* Some languages, such as Russian, have what are called minimal stress pairs, where a misplaced stress accent completely changes the meaning of a word or phrase even if they are identical when written. Some examples include "трусы" (when pronounced TROO-suy, it means "cowards," when pronounced "troo-SUY" it means "boxer shorts") and "заплачу" (when pronounced "za-pla-CHOO" it means "I'll pay," when pronounced "za-PLA-choo" it means "I'll cry.") Non-native speakers beware!

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* Some languages, such as Russian, have what are called minimal stress pairs, where a misplaced stress accent completely changes the meaning of a word or phrase even if they are identical when written. Some examples include "трусы" (when pronounced TROO-suy, it means "cowards," when pronounced "troo-SUY" it means "boxer shorts") "underpants") and "заплачу" (when pronounced "za-pla-CHOO" it means "I'll pay," when pronounced "za-PLA-choo" it means "I'll cry.") Non-native speakers beware!
15th Mar '17 10:18:00 AM marbehraglaim
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* {{Music/Alanis Morissette}} does this a lot. "An un-for-TUN-ate slight," from "Uninvited."
27th Feb '17 12:54:03 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Freeza's father King Cold calls Earth "EE-arth", and is confused when he's told that's pronounced "urth": "Really? But there's an A in it! I'm just going to keep calling it EE-arth."
13th Feb '17 3:08:26 AM Silverblade2
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS speaks in this manner, on top of the already [[ComputerVoice distorted, artificial]] sound of her voice. And the frequent [[ElectronicSpeechImpediment random scrambling and nonsense]]. Up until [[spoiler: you destroy her morality core]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] speaks in this manner, on top of the already [[ComputerVoice distorted, artificial]] sound of her voice. And the frequent [[ElectronicSpeechImpediment random scrambling and nonsense]]. Up until [[spoiler: you destroy her morality core]].
6th Feb '17 4:05:21 PM MisterDrBob2
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* Creator/WilliamShakespeare mostly wrote in iambic pentameter, meaning that a line contains ten syllables alternating between stressed and unstressed. If one tries to follow this meter with every single syllable however, this trope will occur. These occasions are usually a clue that Shakespeare was deviating from the meter slightly (or that the word was pronounced differently back then), and can provide insight into the text's meaning.
5th Feb '17 5:10:05 PM Origin
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* The title track to Jamiroquai's upcoming/latest album ''Automaton'' has it consistently misemphasised; "autoMAton" instead of "auTOMaton".

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* The title track to Jamiroquai's upcoming/latest album ''Automaton'' has it consistently misemphasised; "autoMAton" (au-to-may-ton, as if robotically pronouncing syllables one by one which, given the song and its video, is rather fitting) instead of "auTOMaton"."auTOMaton" (au-tomma-ton).
1st Feb '17 5:38:12 PM Origin
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* The title track to [[Music/Jamiroquai Jamiroquai's]] upcoming/latest album ''Automaton'' has it consistently misemphasised; "autoMAton" instead of "auTOMaton".

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* The title track to [[Music/Jamiroquai Jamiroquai's]] Jamiroquai's upcoming/latest album ''Automaton'' has it consistently misemphasised; "autoMAton" instead of "auTOMaton".
1st Feb '17 5:37:52 PM Origin
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* The title track to Music/Jamiroquai's upcoming/latest album ''Automaton'' has it consistently misemphasised; "autoMAton" instead of "auTOMaton".

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* The title track to Music/Jamiroquai's [[Music/Jamiroquai Jamiroquai's]] upcoming/latest album ''Automaton'' has it consistently misemphasised; "autoMAton" instead of "auTOMaton".
1st Feb '17 5:36:58 PM Origin
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* The title track to Music/Jamiroquai's upcoming/latest album ''Automaton'' has it consistently misemphasised; "autoMAton" instead of "auTOMaton".
20th Jan '17 7:47:16 AM Iampureevil
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* Music/Gloryhammer do this, combined with IntentionalEngrishForFunny, to parody European power metal bands who, on account of all members being from countries like Finland or Norway, have no native English speakers on board. Gloryhammer are ''Scottish''.

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* Music/Gloryhammer {{Music/Gloryhammer}} do this, combined with IntentionalEngrishForFunny, to parody European power metal bands who, on account of all members being from countries like Finland or Norway, have no native English speakers on board. Gloryhammer are ''Scottish''.
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