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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.
23rd May '17 12:17:38 PM StFan
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* ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' is narrated in this fashion.

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* ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' is narrated in this fashion.



* Grimlock in ''ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass''

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* %%* Grimlock in ''ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass''



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* In a RecapEpisode of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Seto Kaiba translates the famous line "ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney" into: "My affluence makes a nonsense of the regulations!"
* On Website/YouTube, a collection of videos had users editing the "Meet the Team" shorts in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' and dubbing them with an electronic text-to-speech voice speaking in this manner, typically accompanied by top hats, monocles, mustaches, and classical music. There's an example [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBu83-0vJbg here]].
* Sir [[Anime/CodeGeass Suzaku Kururugi]] uses this style in the [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Sehanort#g/c/FC13A1CD2989E570 condensed series]] by Sehanort.
* A recap of a ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' episode ([[{{Filler}} which hardly pertained to the overall plot]]) used this style: [[http://community.livejournal.com/capslock_bleach/523961.html Chapter One-Hundred and Eighty-Four of the Tale of Bleach]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdcAISQdhhA The Posh Breakdown of the Gorilla Who Refers To Himself as an Ass]] rewrites the theme of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' in this manner.



[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/TimeChanger'' is noted for its tendency to employ this trope. (In the words of one reviewer: "Victorian speech apparently consisted of big words, no contractions, and saying 'sir' a whole lot.")
%%* ''Film/SherlockHolmes''
* ''Film/KateAndLeopold'' has the impeccably Victorian politeness of Duke Leopold...which, of course, the others assume is only an act.

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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/TimeChanger'' is noted for its tendency to employ this trope. (In the words of one reviewer: "Victorian speech apparently consisted of big words, no contractions, and saying 'sir' a whole lot.")
%%* ''Film/SherlockHolmes''
* ''Film/KateAndLeopold'' has the impeccably Victorian politeness of Duke Leopold...which, of course, the others assume is only an act.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TimeChanger'' is noted for its tendency to employ this trope. (In the words of one reviewer: "Victorian speech apparently consisted of big words, no contractions, and saying 'sir' a whole lot.")
%%* ''Film/SherlockHolmes''
* ''Film/KateAndLeopold'' has the impeccably Victorian politeness of Duke Leopold...which, of course, the others assume is only an act.



* Thor in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse exhibits a formal and slightly antiquated manner of speaking, as does Loki. (In most Franchise/MarvelUniverse ''comic books'', by contrast, the Asgardians use FloweryElizabethanEnglish instead.)
--> '''Loki''': You need the cube to bring me home, but I've sent it off, I know not where.
* Tony Stark lampshades this in ''{{Film/The Avengers}}'' when he meets Thor:
-->'''Thor''': You have no idea what this is.
-->'''Stark''': Ah, "Shakespeare in the Park"? Doeth mother know you wear-eth her drapes?
-->(Thor actually smiles slightly)

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
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Thor in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse exhibits a formal and slightly antiquated manner of speaking, as does Loki. (In most Franchise/MarvelUniverse ''comic books'', by contrast, the Asgardians use FloweryElizabethanEnglish instead.)
--> '''Loki''': ---> '''Loki:''' You need the cube to bring me home, but I've sent it off, I know not where.
* ** Tony Stark lampshades this in ''{{Film/The Avengers}}'' Avengers|2012}}'' when he meets Thor:
-->'''Thor''': -->'''Thor:''' You have no idea what this is.
-->'''Stark''':
is.\\
'''Iron Man:'''
Ah, "Shakespeare in the Park"? Doeth mother know you wear-eth her drapes?
-->(Thor
drapes?\\
''[Thor
actually smiles slightly)slightly]''



* Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Stardust''

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* %%* Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Stardust''



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* ''McSweeney's Quarterly Concern'' makes a point of using Victorianesque titles and appellations.

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* ''McSweeney's ''[=McSweeney's=] Quarterly Concern'' makes a point of using Victorianesque titles and appellations.



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* Creator/GilbertAndSullivan qualify for this trope by writing dialogue that was quaint and antiquated even by the standards of Victorian England (hence its humorous quality). "I wouldn't say a word that would be reckoned as injurious/But to find a mother younger than her son is very curious/And that's the kind of mother that is usually spurious/Tarradiddle Tarradiddle Tol-lol-lay!"
** In ''Utopia, Limited'', we have these lines:
-->'''Scaphio''': A pound of dynamite\\
'''Phantis''': -amite\\
'''Scaphio''': Explodes in his auriculars.

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[[folder: Theatre]]
[[folder:Theater]]
* Creator/GilbertAndSullivan qualify for this trope by writing dialogue that was quaint and antiquated even by the standards of Victorian England (hence its humorous quality). "I wouldn't say a word that would be reckoned as injurious/But to find a mother younger than her son is very curious/And that's the kind of mother that is usually spurious/Tarradiddle Tarradiddle Tol-lol-lay!"
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Tol-lol-lay!" In ''Utopia, Limited'', we have these lines:
-->'''Scaphio''': -->'''Scaphio:''' A pound of dynamite\\
'''Phantis''': '''Phantis:''' -amite\\
'''Scaphio''': '''Scaphio:''' Explodes in his auriculars.



[[folder: Web Original]]
* WebVideo/EatYourKimchi did an episode in Silent-Era style, particularly notable for a postlude featuring an encore rendition of "Shots" by LMFAO using archaic vocabulary.

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[[folder: Web Original]]
* WebVideo/EatYourKimchi did an episode in Silent-Era style, particularly notable for a postlude featuring an encore rendition of "Shots" by LMFAO using archaic vocabulary.
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* Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}'s article on [[http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens Charles Dickens]] is written in a Dickens-spoofing style, recalling those rumors that Dickens went into such ornate detail because he was paid by the word.
* In a RecapEpisode of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Seto Kaiba translates the famous line "ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney" into: "My affluence makes a nonsense of the regulations!"
* On Website/{{YouTube}}, a collection of videos had users editing the "Meet the Team" shorts in {{VideoGame/TeamFortress2}} and dubbing them with an electronic text-to-speech voice speaking in this manner, typically accompanied by top hats, monocles, mustaches, and classical music. There's an example [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBu83-0vJbg here]].
* Website/FourChan, of all places, occasionally finds its users indulging in this style. The meme is typically called "verbose" or "gentleman."
* The title character of ''WebVideo/SaladFingers'' speaks in this style.
* Memes featuring Joseph Ducreux's self-portrait take this trope into the realm of MemeticMutation.

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* Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}'s article on [[http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens Charles Dickens]] is written in a Dickens-spoofing style, recalling those rumors that Dickens went into such ornate detail because he was paid by the word.
* In a RecapEpisode of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Seto Kaiba translates the famous line "ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney" into: "My affluence makes a nonsense of the regulations!"
* On Website/{{YouTube}}, a collection of videos had users editing the "Meet the Team" shorts in {{VideoGame/TeamFortress2}} and dubbing them with an electronic text-to-speech voice speaking in this manner, typically accompanied by top hats, monocles, mustaches, and classical music. There's an example [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBu83-0vJbg here]].
* Website/FourChan, of all places, occasionally finds its users indulging in this style. The meme is typically called "verbose" or "gentleman."
* The title character of ''WebVideo/SaladFingers'' speaks in this style.
* Memes featuring Joseph Ducreux's self-portrait take this trope into the realm of MemeticMutation.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]



* Sir [[Anime/CodeGeass Suzaku Kururugi]] uses this style in the [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Sehanort#g/c/FC13A1CD2989E570 condensed series]] by Sehanort.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/AdamzoneTopMarks GameChap]], owner of a Website/YouTube channel devoted to ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', uses this style.
* Jake English of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is, tragically, wholly unaware of the anachronistic nature of his language.
-->'''GT:''' Nor am i a quaint man of the past. [[HypocriticalHumour Pardon me but do i SOUND like some trollycar bellwether toiling in the heart of the mustache belt from the ruff n tumble year of nineteen aught nine???]]
-->'''TT:''' ...
-->'''TT:''' [[LampshadeHanging He said unironically.]]
** Jake does, however, periodically breach the typical structure of this diction with [[SophisticatedAsHell fucking profanity]].

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* Sir [[Anime/CodeGeass Suzaku Kururugi]] uses this style in the [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Sehanort#g/c/FC13A1CD2989E570 condensed series]] by Sehanort.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/AdamzoneTopMarks GameChap]], owner of a Website/YouTube channel devoted to ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', uses this style.
* Jake English of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is, tragically, wholly unaware of the anachronistic nature of his language.
language. Jake does, however, periodically breach the typical structure of this diction with [[SophisticatedAsHell fucking profanity]].
-->'''GT:''' Nor am i a quaint man of the past. [[HypocriticalHumour Pardon me but do i SOUND like some trollycar bellwether toiling in the heart of the mustache belt from the ruff n tumble year of nineteen aught nine???]]
-->'''TT:''' ...
-->'''TT:'''
nine???]]\\
'''TT:''' ...\\
'''TT:'''
[[LampshadeHanging He said unironically.]]
** Jake does, however, periodically breach the typical structure of this diction with [[SophisticatedAsHell fucking profanity]].
]]



* ''Website/FrillyShirt'' displays the trope in abundance, in keeping with its humorous conceit of being the journal of a bohemian ''Belle Époque'' baronet.
* A recap of a ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' episode ([[{{Filler}} which hardly pertained to the overall plot]]) used this style: [[http://community.livejournal.com/capslock_bleach/523961.html Chapter One-Hundred and Eighty-Four of the Tale of Bleach]].
* The [[http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/drboli/ Celebrated Magazine]] uses this style.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdcAISQdhhA The Posh Breakdown of the Gorilla Who Refers To Himself as an Ass]] rewrites the theme of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' in this manner.



[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/EatYourKimchi did an episode in Silent-Era style, particularly notable for a postlude featuring an encore rendition of "Shots" by LMFAO using archaic vocabulary.
* Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}'s article on [[http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens Charles Dickens]] is written in a Dickens-spoofing style, recalling those rumors that Dickens went into such ornate detail because he was paid by the word.
* Website/FourChan, of all places, occasionally finds its users indulging in this style. The meme is typically called "verbose" or "gentleman."
* The title character of ''WebVideo/SaladFingers'' speaks in this style.
* Memes featuring Joseph Ducreux's self-portrait take this trope into the realm of MemeticMutation.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/AdamzoneTopMarks GameChap]], owner of a Website/YouTube channel devoted to ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', uses this style.
* ''Website/FrillyShirt'' displays the trope in abundance, in keeping with its humorous conceit of being the journal of a bohemian ''Belle Époque'' baronet.
* The [[http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/drboli/ Celebrated Magazine]] uses this style.
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-->'''Mr Burns:''' You there! Fill her up with petroleum distillate. And revulcanise my tyres, posthaste!

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-->'''Mr --->'''Mr Burns:''' You there! Fill her up with petroleum distillate. And revulcanise my tyres, posthaste!



* Stewart in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is wont to indulge in this.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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Stewart in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is wont to indulge in this.



--> '''Dr. Orpheus:''' Hear me out! [clears throat] When young women reach estrus, the, uhh, lignum, ummm, craves theeee stamen-like skills of the yonie. This is quite natural.
--> '''Triana:''' Dad. Come on. I'm doing you a favor.
--> '''Dr. Orpheus:''' It's just that boys at their age have unchecked desires coursing, nay ''RAGING AS A TEMPEST WOULD!!'' Through their ''tingling nethers!''

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--> '''Dr. Orpheus:''' Hear me out! [clears throat] When young women reach estrus, the, uhh, lignum, ummm, craves theeee stamen-like skills of the yonie. This is quite natural.
-->
natural.\\
'''Triana:''' Dad. Come on. I'm doing you a favor.
-->
favor.\\
'''Dr. Orpheus:''' It's just that boys at their age have unchecked desires coursing, nay ''RAGING AS A TEMPEST WOULD!!'' Through their ''tingling nethers!''



-->'''Stan''': "''On the 'morrow?'' [[LampshadeHanging The fuck is wrong with Kenny?]]"

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-->'''Stan''': -->'''Stan:''' "''On the 'morrow?'' 'morrow?''" [[LampshadeHanging The fuck is wrong with Kenny?]]"Kenny?]]



* A sort of French equivalent: Guernsey French, AKA Guernesiais, spoken on the Island of Guernsey (a few miles off Normandy, but technically under the British crown, though with independent government). It's said to be a version of the northern dialect of French people marooned there after the last British territory on the European mainland fell to France in the fifteenth century. It's also spoken with a heavy English Accent (most Channel Islanders these days speak English anyway), and so practically incomprehensible to modern French speakers.

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* A sort of French equivalent: Guernsey French, AKA a.k.a. Guernesiais, spoken on the Island of Guernsey (a few miles off Normandy, but technically under the British crown, though with independent government). It's said to be a version of the northern dialect of French people marooned there after the last British territory on the European mainland fell to France in the fifteenth century. It's also spoken with a heavy English Accent (most Channel Islanders these days speak English anyway), and so practically incomprehensible to modern French speakers.
28th Apr '17 7:25:30 PM shawn_allen
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* Tony Stark lampshades this in ''Film/The Avengers'' when he meets Thor:

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* Tony Stark lampshades this in ''Film/The Avengers'' ''{{Film/The Avengers}}'' when he meets Thor:
28th Apr '17 7:24:21 PM shawn_allen
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* Tony Stark lampshades this in ''Film/The Avengers'' when he meets Thor:
-->'''Thor''': You have no idea what this is.
-->'''Stark''': Ah, "Shakespeare in the Park"? Doeth mother know you wear-eth her drapes?
-->(Thor actually smiles slightly)
15th Apr '17 9:39:36 PM Ghostninja109
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', everyone except Vaan and Penelo indulges in this at least a little.
23rd Mar '17 9:20:54 PM erforce
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* Mike Nelson, of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', published several essays in which he often affects a highly formal syntax for comic effect. ''Mike Nelson's Movie [=MegaCheese=]'' applies the style to reviews of films and shows like ''Action Jackson'' and ''Baywatch''.

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* Mike Nelson, of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', published several essays in which he often affects a highly formal syntax for comic effect. ''Mike Nelson's Movie [=MegaCheese=]'' applies the style to reviews of films and shows like ''Action Jackson'' ''Film/ActionJackson'' and ''Baywatch''.''Series/{{Baywatch}}''.
28th Nov '16 2:59:11 PM LB7979
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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]] version of Dutch.
13th Nov '16 3:14:20 PM Gideoncrawle
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* Fanfics by ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Totall Drama]]'' devotee [[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/User:Gideoncrawle Gideoncrawle]] use this trope, often in [[DownplayedTrope subdued form]] matching the writer's SignatureStyle. However, the trope is occasionally PlayedStraight or even [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated]], e.g. by rendering dates as "The Year Of Our Lord Two Thousand Six".

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* Fanfics by ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Totall Drama]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' devotee [[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/User:Gideoncrawle [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4657306/ Gideoncrawle]] use this trope, often in [[DownplayedTrope subdued form]] matching the writer's SignatureStyle. However, the trope is occasionally PlayedStraight or even [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated]], e.g. by rendering dates as "The Year Of Our Lord Two Thousand Six".
12th Oct '16 8:24:19 PM erforce
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* Captain Jack Sparrow tends toward this style in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
* ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' uses the trope as well: "It would seem like wisdom but for the warning in my heart."

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* Captain Jack Sparrow tends toward this style in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
* ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' uses the trope as well: "It would seem like wisdom but for the warning in my heart."
1st Oct '16 6:41:15 PM PhysicalStamina
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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in VideoGame/''GuildWars2'': "Sirrah, I can't find anyone to tell me the story of the old ruins." "Sirrah? Nobody talks like that anymore." "I do." "And ''that's'' why no-one is talking to you."

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in VideoGame/''GuildWars2'': ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'': "Sirrah, I can't find anyone to tell me the story of the old ruins." "Sirrah? Nobody talks like that anymore." "I do." "And ''that's'' why no-one is talking to you."
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