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20th Aug '16 8:35:31 PM Sharlee
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** Returns again in "The Girl Who Died", when the Twelfth Doctor translates a Viking baby's worries. Unlike the previous occasions, it's played for drama, not laughs.
28th Apr '16 11:02:20 AM TVRulezAgain
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* In ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', toddler Sunny spoke in subtitled gibberish. Her speech was translated in the books.
* Apparently, in ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid,'' Manny knows several toddler slang terms. The only one we hear is "Ploopy," which Manny apparently considers quite offensive.

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* In ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', toddler Sunny spoke in subtitled gibberish. Her speech was translated in the books.
* Apparently, in ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid,'' ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid,'' Manny knows several toddler slang terms. The only one we hear is "Ploopy," which Manny apparently considers quite offensive.
18th Nov '15 4:28:28 PM eroock
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-->--''Series/DoctorWho'', "Closing Time"

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-->--''Series/DoctorWho'', -->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Closing Time"
30th Oct '15 4:19:03 PM F1Krazy
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* This is one of the hallmarks of ''Webcomic/{{Kurami}}''; the titular infant's "speech" consists solely of "gek gek" and variations thereof.
12th Jun '15 8:22:18 AM Steven
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* Stewie on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' may be an example, [[NegativeContinuity depending on how the writers feel that day.]]

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* Stewie on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' may be an example, [[NegativeContinuity depending on how the writers feel that day.]]
]] Stewie can speak perfectly, yet the family and most other adults are presumed to not being able to understand him (only Brian and most side characters can understand him). It gets lampshaded at one point where an angry Meg demands to know who was talking about her and everyone immediately blames Stewie, causing him to say "Oh, so now everyone understands me?" WordOfGod also says that everyone ''can'' understand Stewie, but choose to ignore him most of the time.
29th May '15 7:55:56 PM R1ck1
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Creepily, this might have an element of TruthInTelevision. Studies show that babies actually understand far more words than they’re actually able to speak because they’re so uncoordinated. It's called passive vocabulary. So for the first few years of life, it's very similar to communicating with more intelligent pets.

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Creepily, this might have an element of TruthInTelevision. Studies show that babies actually understand far more words than they’re actually able to speak because they’re so uncoordinated. It's called passive vocabulary. So for the first few years of life, it's very similar to communicating with the more intelligent pets.pet animals.
29th May '15 7:55:29 PM R1ck1
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Creepily, this might have an element of TruthInTelevision. Studies show that babies actually understand far more words than they’re actually able to speak because they’re so uncoordinated. It's called passive vocabulary. Imagine being able to understand what’s going on around you, [[AndIMustScream but all you’re able to do is cry and flail.]]

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Creepily, this might have an element of TruthInTelevision. Studies show that babies actually understand far more words than they’re actually able to speak because they’re so uncoordinated. It's called passive vocabulary. Imagine being able So for the first few years of life, it's very similar to understand what’s going on around you, [[AndIMustScream but all you’re able to do is cry and flail.]]
communicating with more intelligent pets.
7th Apr '15 11:05:46 AM Zelda12343
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* ''Great things'' by Creator/RoseOfPollux involves a little bit of this on the part of one of the Doctor's companions, whom he goes back to visit as an infant.
27th Mar '15 7:00:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Rugrats}}'' is an interesting case in that three-year-olds like Angelica and Suzie can talk with the baby characters as well as with the adults.

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* ''{{Rugrats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' is an interesting case in that three-year-olds like Angelica and Suzie can talk with the baby characters as well as with the adults.



* Stewie on ''FamilyGuy'' may be an example, [[NegativeContinuity depending on how the writers feel that day.]]

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* Stewie on ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' may be an example, [[NegativeContinuity depending on how the writers feel that day.]]
18th Feb '14 7:16:20 PM 493251gen
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Often in fiction, babies who can't talk yet are treated as having their own esoteric language, similar to AnimalTalk. Adults can't hope to understand this language without magic or phlebotinum, yet it's usually understood by all babies regardless of national origin. Usually this will be the center of the plot for that particular story, although it may occasionally be used as a throw-away-joke.

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Often in fiction, babies who can't talk yet are treated as having their own esoteric language, similar to AnimalTalk. Adults can't hope to understand this language without magic or phlebotinum, yet it's usually understood by all babies regardless of national origin. Usually this will be the center of the plot for that particular story, although it may occasionally be used as a throw-away-joke.
throwaway joke.
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