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24th Dec '16 11:12:27 AM Xtifr
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* Phil Harris did this all the time on ''ThePhilHarrisAliceFayeShow''.

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* Phil Harris did this all the time on ''ThePhilHarrisAliceFayeShow''.''Radio/ThePhilHarrisAliceFayeShow''.
20th Dec '16 2:27:24 PM StFan
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->'''Douglas Klump:''' The perimeters of our assignment were described to us with specificity, Mr. Shlubb. We are to deposit our cargo into the body of water which we now overlook. It was likeways made clear to us that any embellishments of said perimeters would not be advisory.
->'''Burt Shlubb:''' I cannot prescribe to such a narrow interpretation of the perimeters which you now invoke, Mr. Klump.

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->'''Douglas Klump:''' The perimeters of our assignment were described to us with specificity, Mr. Shlubb. We are to deposit our cargo into the body of water which we now overlook. It was likeways made clear to us that any embellishments of said perimeters would not be advisory.
->'''Burt
advisory.\\
'''Burt
Shlubb:''' I cannot prescribe to such a narrow interpretation of the perimeters which you now invoke, Mr. Klump.






* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': [[LordErrorProne Tatewaki Kuno]]. "The vengeance of heaven is slow but sure...". One of his least head-aching speeches.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': [[LordErrorProne Tatewaki Kuno]].Kunō]]. "The vengeance of heaven is slow but sure...". One of his least head-aching speeches.



* Imperial Pimpotron Alpha from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', who could give [[Webcomic/OneOverZero Marcus]] a run for his money. It seems that his speech derives from WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture, which results in some weird neologisms:

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* Imperial Pimpotron Alpha from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'', who could give [[Webcomic/OneOverZero Marcus]] a run for his money. It seems that his speech derives from WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture, which results in some weird neologisms:



* Runabout from ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'' is a good example. He and his best friend/partner-in-crime Runamuck are basically delinquents who love pranks and graffiti. The difference is that while Runamuck is fully aware that what the duo are doing is childish and silly (and gladly embraces this fact), Runabout has deluded himself into believing that he's a brilliant, Banksy-style artist who creates revolutionary art and social commentary. His art is actually poorly scribbled phrases like "humans are wimps".

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* Runabout from ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' is a good example. He and his best friend/partner-in-crime Runamuck are basically delinquents who love pranks and graffiti. The difference is that while Runamuck is fully aware that what the duo are doing is childish and silly (and gladly embraces this fact), Runabout has deluded himself into believing that he's a brilliant, Banksy-style artist who creates revolutionary art and social commentary. His art is actually poorly scribbled phrases like "humans are wimps".



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* Goku in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' has a tendency to use words and phrases he doesn't actually understand. This can range from funny to awkward.
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* Leo Gorcey's Slip Mahoney character, in the ''BoweryBoys'' movies, was all about this trope.

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* Leo Gorcey's Slip Mahoney character, in the ''BoweryBoys'' ''Film/BoweryBoys'' movies, was all about this trope.



* Exaggerated in ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'', where the police would recite memorized legalese that is overly formal to make them sound more authoritative. For example, they incessantly refer to everyone as a "particular individual."

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* Exaggerated in ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'', where the police would recite memorized legalese that is overly formal to make them sound more authoritative. For example, they incessantly refer to everyone as a "particular individual."individual".



-->'''Attorney''': How did you know he was drunk?
-->'''Witness''': Because he was argumentary and he couldn't pronunciate his words.
* The mother of the title character in {{Mark Twain}}'s "A Dog's Tale" used fancy-sounding human words she didn't know the meaning of while speaking to other dogs in an attempt to seem important. When asked to explain what they meant, she would come up with a nonsensical explanation with more fancy-sounding words.
--> And every day the friends and neighbors flocked in to hear about my heroism that was the name they called it by, and it means agriculture. I remember my mother pulling it on a kennel once, and explaining it in that way, but didn't say what agriculture was, except that it was synonymous with intramural incandescence.
* ''{{Literature/Ravenor}}'' has the rogue trader Sholto Unwerth, whose mangling of the English language must be seen to be believed.
--> I miss nothing, eaves-wise. Ears as sharp as pencils, me. No, no. All fair. If Mistress Zeedmund here finds me an abject increment to her affiliations, and wants no more of me, all she has to overtake is a word in my general. A simple ingratitude from her, and I will be, so to speak, out of your air. Without any requisite for shoving, slapping, or harsh language. On the however hand, if what I have so far expleted trickles her fancy, I would be most oblate to dispel some more, at her total inconvenience, on the subject of what I have pertaining in my cargo hold.

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-->'''Attorney''': -->'''Attorney:''' How did you know he was drunk?
-->'''Witness''':
drunk?\\
'''Witness:'''
Because he was argumentary and he couldn't pronunciate his words.
* The mother of the title character in {{Mark Twain}}'s Creator/MarkTwain's "A Dog's Tale" used fancy-sounding human words she didn't know the meaning of while speaking to other dogs in an attempt to seem important. When asked to explain what they meant, she would come up with a nonsensical explanation with more fancy-sounding words.
--> And every day the friends and neighbors flocked in to hear about my heroism -- that was the name they called it by, and it means agriculture. I remember my mother pulling it on a kennel once, and explaining it in that way, but didn't say what agriculture was, except that it was synonymous with intramural incandescence.
* ''{{Literature/Ravenor}}'' ''Literature/{{Ravenor}}'' has the rogue trader Sholto Unwerth, whose mangling of the English language must be seen to be believed.
--> I -->'''Sholto Unwerth:''' I miss nothing, eaves-wise. Ears as sharp as pencils, me. No, no. All fair. If Mistress Zeedmund here finds me an abject increment to her affiliations, and wants no more of me, all she has to overtake is a word in my general. A simple ingratitude from her, and I will be, so to speak, out of your air. Without any requisite for shoving, slapping, or harsh language. On the however hand, if what I have so far expleted trickles her fancy, I would be most oblate to dispel some more, at her total inconvenience, on the subject of what I have pertaining in my cargo hold.



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* The classic version of this trope is ''AmosAndAndy'' in both radio and television shows of the 1940s and 1950s. The radio show had its black leads voiced by white actors (who also played the roles in blackface in a movie; the television show cast actual African-Americans) speaking fluent Shlubb and Klump. It fell out of favor when polite society discovered that many whites who watched the show thought that the "Negros" they met in real life were just as stupid and shiftless as these caricatures. Weirdly, even though ''Amos & Andy'' has been off the air for half a century, even as reruns, similar blackface characters keep turning up in home-grown musicals performed by all-white college fraternities.
* Arthur Daley, the [[HonestJohnsDealership Honest John]] of ''{{Minder}}'', often uses larger words than he understands and is prone to malapropisms, as tries to present himself as genteel and upper crust.

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* The classic version of this trope is ''AmosAndAndy'' in both radio and television shows of the 1940s and 1950s. The radio show had its black leads voiced by white actors (who also played the roles in blackface in a movie; the television show cast actual African-Americans) speaking fluent Shlubb and Klump. It fell out of favor when polite society discovered that many whites who watched the show thought that the "Negros" they met in real life were just as stupid and shiftless as these caricatures. Weirdly, even though ''Amos & Andy'' has been off the air for half a century, even as reruns, similar blackface characters keep turning up in home-grown musicals performed by all-white college fraternities.
* Arthur Daley, the [[HonestJohnsDealership Honest John]] of ''{{Minder}}'', ''Series/{{Minder}}'', often uses larger words than he understands and is prone to malapropisms, as tries to present himself as genteel and upper crust.



-->"First of all, we must internalize the flatulation of the matter, by transmitting the effervescent of the indonesian proximity, in order to further segregate the crux, of my venereal infection. Now, if I may retain my liquids here for one moment, I'd like to continue the redundance of my, quote-unquote, "intestinal tract", see, because to preclude on the issue of world domination would only circumvent... excuse me, circum''size'' the revelation that reflects the aphrodesiatic symptoms, which now perpetrates the gericurl's activation."
-->"Allow me to expose my colon, once again, the ramification inflicted on the incision placed within the Fallopian cavities serves to be holistic, taken form the Latin word, 'jalapeno'..."

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-->"First of all, we must internalize the flatulation of the matter, by transmitting the effervescent of the indonesian proximity, in order to further segregate the crux, of my venereal infection. Now, if I may retain my liquids here for one moment, I'd like to continue the redundance of my, quote-unquote, "intestinal tract", see, because to preclude on the issue of world domination would only circumvent... excuse me, circum''size'' the revelation that reflects the aphrodesiatic symptoms, which now perpetrates the gericurl's activation."
-->"Allow
"\\
"Allow
me to expose my colon, once again, the ramification inflicted on the incision placed within the Fallopian cavities serves to be holistic, taken form the Latin word, 'jalapeno'..."



* Gob of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' has not mastered either the meaning or pronunciation of ''circumvent.''
** He does not fare any better with ''consummate'' either.

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* Gob of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' has not mastered either the meaning or pronunciation of ''circumvent.''
**
'' He does not fare any better with ''consummate'' either.



* Amos and Andy did this continually.
* This was a particular specialty of Archie the Bartender, in the old '40s comedy ''DuffysTavern''.

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* Amos and Andy did The classic version of this continually.trope is ''Radio/AmosAndAndy'' in both radio and television shows of the 1940s and 1950s. The radio show had its black leads voiced by white actors (who also played the roles in blackface in a movie; the television show cast actual African-Americans) speaking fluent Shlubb and Klump. It fell out of favor when polite society discovered that many whites who watched the show thought that the "Negros" they met in real life were just as stupid and shiftless as these caricatures. Weirdly, even though ''Amos & Andy'' has been off the air for half a century, even as reruns, similar blackface characters keep turning up in home-grown musicals performed by all-white college fraternities.
* This was a particular specialty of Archie the Bartender, in the old '40s comedy ''DuffysTavern''.''Radio/DuffysTavern''.



-->'''Logan''': And Scout gets his words wrong because he's trying to sound clever.\\
'''Hughie''': That's ostentatious!

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-->'''Logan''': -->'''Logan:''' And Scout gets his words wrong because he's trying to sound clever.\\
'''Hughie''': '''Hughie:''' That's ostentatious!



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* Goku in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' has a tendency to use words and phrases he doesn't actually understand. This can range from funny to awkward.



-->"Don't do that!"
-->"What?"
-->"Make up words! 'Infantisular'. 'Fortisrumpionate'. 'Reveltrefication'. Do you have any idea how confused I was as a child?"

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-->"Don't -->'''Shifu:''' Don't do that!"
-->"What?"
-->"Make
that!\\
'''Shirong:''' What?\\
'''Shifu:''' Make
up words! 'Infantisular'. 'Fortisrumpionate'. 'Reveltrefication'. "Infantisular". "Fortisrumpionate". "Reveltrefication". Do you have any idea how confused I was as a child?"child?



3rd Dec '16 6:10:08 PM lucy24
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* The police version mentioned under Real Life is displayed by Dave, a police officer in ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', especially in [[{{flanderization}} his second appearance]] on the show. His "talking head" segments are delivered like police reports, and in general, he has a tendency toward malapropisms and using PerfectlyCromulentWord(s).

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* The police version mentioned under Real Life is displayed by Dave, a police officer in ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', especially in [[{{flanderization}} his second appearance]] on the show. His "talking head" segments are delivered like police reports, and in general, he has a tendency toward malapropisms and using PerfectlyCromulentWord(s).
30th Nov '16 5:48:10 AM carouselambra
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** He does not fare any better with ''consummate'' either.
26th Nov '16 2:01:27 PM TheKaizerreich
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'''NoRealLifeExamplesPlease'''. There is no point in trying to list them since there are just way too many of them.

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'''NoRealLifeExamplesPlease'''. '''NoRealLifeExamplesPlease''' There is no point in trying to list them since there are just way too many of them.
26th Nov '16 2:01:13 PM TheKaizerreich
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'''NoRealLifeExamplesPlease'''. There is no point in trying to list them since there are just way too many of them.
11th Nov '16 3:13:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[VideoGame/SoulCalibur Yoshimitsu's]] dialect is somewhere between this and YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe. Not that it stops him from being a BadAss.

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* [[VideoGame/SoulCalibur Yoshimitsu's]] dialect is somewhere between this and YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe. Not that it stops him from being a BadAss.badass.
9th Nov '16 8:03:05 PM Chabal2
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* Shlubb and Klump French: Perceval and Karadoc from ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}''.

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* (Zigzagged) Shlubb and Klump French: Perceval and Karadoc from ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}''.''Series/{{Kaamelott}}''. While they occasionally play the trope straight, most of their word-based humor comes from them having no clue what some relatively complex words mean, and they don't attempt to use it. Then there's the "secret technique" that resulted in MemeticMutation: "c'est pas faux" (translating to "that's not wrong" or "yeah, I guess"), which allows the user to mask his ignorance in a conversation.
24th Oct '16 10:01:50 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The "Bruces" sketch is about the philosophy department at the fictional "University of Woolamaloo," where all the professors are ockers named Bruce who fixate on getting drunk.

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** The "Bruces" sketch is about the philosophy department at the fictional "University University of Woolamaloo," Woolamaloo, where all the professors are ockers named Bruce who fixate on getting drunk.
24th Oct '16 10:01:27 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The "Bruces" sketch is about the Philosophy department at the fictional "University of Woolamaloo," where all the professors are ockers named Bruce who fixate on getting drunk.

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** The "Bruces" sketch is about the Philosophy philosophy department at the fictional "University of Woolamaloo," where all the professors are ockers named Bruce who fixate on getting drunk.
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