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22nd Feb '17 3:43:25 AM BigKlingy
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* A minigame in the ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' series is called "Twist and Route". The pun on "Twist and Shout" is lost in regions that pronounce route like "root".
19th Feb '17 10:58:11 PM TroperNo9001
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* A classic American reclining chair, as seen in ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', loses some of its ring in Britain. "La-Z-Boy" only makes sense in american English. Over here it's "La Zed Boy. Weird name. What's it meant to mean, then?"

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* A classic American reclining chair, as seen in ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', loses some of its ring in Britain. "La-Z-Boy" only makes sense in american American English. Over here it's "La Zed Boy.Boy". Weird name. What's it meant to mean, then?"then?
29th Jan '17 12:13:21 PM grapesandmilk
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* Some of the {{Punny Name}}s in the English translation of ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''. Most characters with '-a' names (Gaulish and Roman women, and Numidian men) are named actual words that end in '-a', but a few characters get plays off '-er' words that only work if you have a non-rhotic accent - for instance Flaturtha (Flat-Earther). There are also some names that only sound accurate in London accents with dropped 'h's, like Sendervictorius & Appianglorius, and Mykingdomforanos[[note]]My kingdom for an 'orse (a horse)[[/note]]. Another pun relied on the words "flawed" and "floored" being pronounced identically, which only works in non-rhotic accents.

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* Some of the {{Punny Name}}s in the English translation of ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''. Most characters with '-a' names (Gaulish and Roman women, and Numidian men) are named actual words that end in '-a', but a few characters get plays off '-er' words that only work if you have a non-rhotic accent - for instance Flaturtha (Flat-Earther). There are also some names that only sound accurate work in London accents with dropped 'h's, like Sendervictorius & Appianglorius, and Mykingdomforanos[[note]]My kingdom for an 'orse (a horse)[[/note]]. Another pun relied on the words "flawed" and "floored" being pronounced identically, which only works in non-rhotic accents.
22nd Jan '17 12:06:26 AM Laevatein
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* ''KathAndKim'' frequently speak of their desire to be affluent - which, in a broad Australian accent, sounds very similar to "effluent".
31st Dec '16 6:46:18 PM nombretomado
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* Ukraine's 2007 EurovisionSongContest entry, "Dancing Lasha Tumbai", caused some controvery as 'Lasha Tumbai' sounds like saying 'Russia Goodbye' in a Ukranian accent.

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* Ukraine's 2007 EurovisionSongContest Series/EurovisionSongContest entry, "Dancing Lasha Tumbai", caused some controvery controversy as 'Lasha Tumbai' sounds like saying 'Russia Goodbye' in a Ukranian Ukrainian accent.
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:
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