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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.
4th Feb '16 7:26:28 AM GaidinBDJ
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* Jimmy Carr has a stand-up bit where he talks about accents. The culmination of the bit is when he points out that saying his name with a Jamaican accent sound the same as "Jamaica" in a Jamaican accent.
21st Jan '16 9:56:04 PM thatother1dude
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* The name of ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'' is much funnier in his producer's native accent, because it's near homophone for "Shorn the Sheep".

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* The name of ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'' is much funnier in his producer's native accent, because it's a near homophone for "Shorn the Sheep".



-> '''Ringo:''' Hey, I wonder what would happen if I pulled this lever.
-> '''Old Fred:''' You mustn't do that.
-> '''Ringo:''' Can't help it. I'm a born lever-puller.

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-> --> '''Ringo:''' Hey, I wonder what would happen if I pulled this lever.
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lever.\\
'''Old Fred:''' You mustn't do that.
->
that.\\
'''Ringo:''' Can't help it. I'm a born lever-puller.
4th Jan '16 12:05:03 AM ZanderSchubert
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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 everyone else has a hard time understanding what the title, but it 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/{{30Rock}}'' features Jenna working on a small film called "The Rural Juror", with a running gag that everyone else has a hard time understanding nobody can work out what the title, but it "rerl jer" means. The joke only works for Americans 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).
29th Dec '15 9:08:40 PM Willbyr
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** The "zee" pronunciation is begrudgingly used for DragonballZ, ZZTop and JayZ, though.

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** The "zee" pronunciation is begrudgingly used for DragonballZ, ZZTop ''Anime/DragonballZ'', Music/ZZTop and JayZ, Music/JayZ, though.
25th Dec '15 4:28:04 PM ZanderSchubert
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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 everyone else has a hard time understanding what the title, but it 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 "zee" pronunciation is begrudgingly used for DragonballZ, ZZTop and JayZ, though.
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