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25th Apr '17 8:05:37 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Glory Lane'', an alien in disguise on Earth is described as talking like this trope, stressing the wrong syllables and words, due to having learned English from a cheap crash course.

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* In Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Glory Lane'', ''Literature/GloryLane'', an alien in disguise on Earth is described as talking like this trope, stressing the wrong syllables and words, due to having learned English from a cheap crash course.
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".
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