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24th Sep '17 6:53:58 AM themisterfree
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Put any of these quirks together, and you get Antiquated Linguistics: the ThemeParkVersion of language from the Georgian and Victorian Eras. Works set between about 1700 and 1930 are particularly susceptible to this trope, but it's by no means limited to them; some creators dip into Antiquated Linguistics [[RuleOfFunny for comic effect]] or simply to mark a particular character's speech pattern as old-fashioned. Affecting this kind of English can often serve as a TranslationConvention.

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Put any of these quirks together, and you get Antiquated Linguistics: the ThemeParkVersion of language from the Georgian and Victorian Eras. Works set between about 1700 and 1930 are particularly susceptible to this trope, but it's by no means limited to them; some creators dip into Antiquated Linguistics [[RuleOfFunny for comic effect]] or simply to mark a particular character's speech pattern as old-fashioned. Expect a DastardlyWhiplash type to speak in this manner. Affecting this kind of English can often serve as a TranslationConvention.
16th Sep '17 11:13:30 PM karstovich2
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* Old-fashioned language is common among English speakers in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica, UsefulNotes/{{Namibia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Botswana}}, UsefulNotes/{{Zimbabwe}}, UsefulNotes/{{Zambia}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Malawi}}. This is of course a consequence of [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire many years of British rule]] in that part of the world, particularly the use of the British educational system.

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* Old-fashioned language is common among English speakers in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica, southern Africa (UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica, UsefulNotes/{{Namibia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Botswana}}, UsefulNotes/{{Zimbabwe}}, UsefulNotes/{{Zambia}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Malawi}}. UsefulNotes/{{Malawi}}). This is of course a consequence of [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire many years of British rule]] in that part of the world, particularly the use of the British educational system.system, largely staffed by particularly fusty teachers whose linguistic proscriptions were largely seen as out-of-date back in Britain. As these teachers' lessons were the main sources of English in southern Africa, Southern African English absorbed these patterns as normal rather than hopelessly archaic.



** There's an element of this under the trope of SeparatedByACommonLanguage. The majority of words that differ between the USA and the UK date from the period between the American Revolution and the advent of telecommunications.



* The Dutch equivalent: to the Dutch, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikaans Afrikaans]], and to a lesser degree even Flemish, sounds like an [[AntiquatedLinguistics antiquated]] version of Dutch.

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* The Dutch equivalent: to the Dutch, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikaans Afrikaans]], and to a lesser degree even Flemish, sounds like an [[AntiquatedLinguistics antiquated]] and simplified version of Dutch.Dutch. This gives Afrikaans the reputation of being "baby talk" among Dutch-speakers, a characterization to which Afrikaans-speakers justifiably take offense.
27th Aug '17 12:58:15 AM Doug86
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* Hotohori in ''Anime/FushigiYuugi''

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* Hotohori in ''Anime/FushigiYuugi''''Manga/FushigiYuugi''
24th Aug '17 12:48:10 PM Gerusz
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* The entire narration of ''Literature/TheTimeShips'' is a throwback to the 1890s style used by Creator/HGWells - not surprising, since the narrator, the Time Traveler is the same character as in Literature/TheTimeMachine.
10th Aug '17 7:28:15 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Tsun, the old [[HornyVikings Nordic]] god of "trials over adversity" and [[BodyguardingABadass shield-thane]] of [[TopGod Shor]] speaks this way [[spoiler:when met in [[WarriorHeaven Sovngarde]]]]. He uses an old-fashioned, almost "sing-songy", word order, in addition to throwing out some rather archaic terms. For example, if the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] claims to be a [[ThievesGuild Nightingale]] or the [[MouthOfSauron Listener]]:
--> ''"Welcome I do not offer, but your errand I will not hinder, if my wrath you can withstand."''
7th Aug '17 8:06:47 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* [=MrTennek's=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz_K1Gjrx8c The Posh Mothershuckling Dangle Dongler Hour]], a very posh remake of ''VideoGame/HotelMario''. It's one of the earliest one of these kinds of videos, if not ''the'' earliest, and once it became popular others decided to FollowTheLeader.
4th Aug '17 4:10:46 AM Fuyumoto
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* [[WickedCultured Yōko]] in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' uses archaic and formal language, like ''fumizuki'', the classical word for July, rather than normal ''shichigatsu'' (in contrast with Yuki-onna who uses the normal word for September, ''kugatsu''). He is also notorious for using the ''[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns stilted and archaic first-person pronoun]]'' ''shōsei''.

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* [[WickedCultured Yōko]] in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' uses archaic and formal language, like ''fumizuki'', the classical word for July, rather than normal ''shichigatsu'' (in contrast with Yuki-onna who uses the normal word for September, ''kugatsu''). He is also notorious for using the ''[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns stilted and archaic first-person pronoun]]'' pronoun]] ''shōsei''.
4th Aug '17 4:10:13 AM Fuyumoto
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* [[WickedCultured Yōko]] in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' uses archaic and formal language, like ''fumizuki'', the classical word for July, rather than normal ''shichigatsu'' (in contrast with Yuki-onna who uses the normal word for September, ''kugatsu''). He is also notorious for using the ''[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns stilted and archaic first-person pronoun]]'' ''shōsei''.
26th Jul '17 5:44:08 AM TheJayman49
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'''Kaiba:''' My affluence makes a nonsense of the regulations!

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'''Kaiba:''' [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney My affluence makes a nonsense of the regulations!regulations!]]
27th May '17 5:17:09 PM nombretomado
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* A main comic element of "Raffles the Gentleman Thug", found in ''{{Viz}}'', is the rewriting of familiar coarse exclamations in an antiquated style.

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* A main comic element of "Raffles the Gentleman Thug", found in ''{{Viz}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'', is the rewriting of familiar coarse exclamations in an antiquated style.
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