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20th Aug '16 6:53:31 AM isolato
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* Creator/PGWodehouse pulls this in PunBasedTitle of his short story ''Aunt and the sluggard'' in the Literature/JeevesAndWooster series (which is set in New York.)

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* Creator/PGWodehouse pulls this in PunBasedTitle of his short story ''Aunt and the sluggard'' (which is set in New York) in the Literature/JeevesAndWooster series (which is set in New York.)series.
20th Aug '16 6:51:37 AM isolato
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* Creator/PGWodehouse pulls this in PunBasedTitle of his short story ''Aunt and the sluggard'' in the Literature/JeevesAndWooster series (which is set in New York.)
15th Jul '16 11:34:06 PM capsaicinfinity
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*** Although a Brooklyn accent would achieve the same effect (as demonstrated by at least one community radio theater adaptation.)
7th Jul '16 9:12:49 PM xXNoMoreXsXx
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*** It's not like Americans (at least those that speak with a General American accent) actually say "not your" as anything remotely like "nacho" unless they're trying to sound "hood" or are making the joke.
3rd Jun '16 4:44:20 PM Bissek
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* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' had an entire sketch centered around the guest star's thick southern accent.

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* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' had an entire sketch centered around the guest star's thick southern accent.accent, which included such jokes as:
19th May '16 10:17:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''{{QI}}'' has Stephen Fry jokily responding to Rich Hall talking about his aunt with "I didn't know you had an ant." Since in most dialects of British English "aunt" is pronounced to rhyme with "aren't", that particular American pronunciation sounds much closer to "ant" than anything else, even if they're pronounced slightly differently.

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* ''{{QI}}'' ''Series/{{QI}}'' has Stephen Fry jokily responding to Rich Hall talking about his aunt with "I didn't know you had an ant." Since in most dialects of British English "aunt" is pronounced to rhyme with "aren't", that particular American pronunciation sounds much closer to "ant" than anything else, even if they're pronounced slightly differently.
23rd Apr '16 8:41:26 AM igordebraga
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* Robert Plant of of the British group Music/LedZeppelin was baffled when Americans failed to recognize the song "D'Yer Mak'er" as a reference to Jamaica.

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* Robert Plant of of the British group Music/LedZeppelin was baffled when Americans failed to recognize the Music/LedZeppelin song "D'Yer Mak'er" as a reference to Jamaica.
18th Apr '16 9:01:09 AM thatother1dude
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* Subverted by the title of ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'': It's a pun on ''Dawn of the Dead'' that would be lost by the different pronunciations of "Shaun" in the UK and US (homophone for "shorn" vs. rhyming with "on") if not for [[LuckyTranslation the pronunciation of "dawn" differing in the exact same way]].

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14th Apr '16 8:56:28 PM Kid
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* The first season of ''Series/{{30Rock}}'' features Jenna working on a small film called "The Rural Juror", with a running gag that nobody can work out what "rerl jer" means. The joke only works for Americans, who pronounce it "RER-uhl JER-er" (collapsing to "rerl jer"), and not for accents where it's pronounced "ROO-ruhl JOO-rer" (or "JOO-ruh" for accents that drop the R).

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* The first season of ''Series/{{30Rock}}'' ''Series/ThirtyRock'' features Jenna working on a small film called "The Rural Juror", with a running gag that nobody can work out what "rerl jer" means. The joke only works for Americans, who pronounce it "RER-uhl JER-er" (collapsing to "rerl jer"), and not for accents where it's pronounced "ROO-ruhl JOO-rer" (or "JOO-ruh" for accents that drop the R).
14th Feb '16 7:04:40 AM StFan
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* Some of James Roberts' wordplay and puns in the comic ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' work better in his native English accent than in an American accent. For example, the Duobot twins are named Shock and Ore, which only becomes a pun if "ore" is pronounced the same as "awe."

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* Some of James Roberts' wordplay and puns in the comic ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' work better in his native English accent than in an American accent. For example, the Duobot twins are named Shock and Ore, which only becomes a pun if "ore" is pronounced the same as "awe."



* In ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', the Mock Turtle's line, "We called him 'Tortoise' because he taught us!" makes a lot more sense when said with an English accent than with an American one.

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* In ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', the ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'':
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Mock Turtle's line, "We called him 'Tortoise' because he taught us!" makes a lot more sense when said with an English accent than with an American one.
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