History Main / DirtyForeigner

21st Mar '18 1:31:15 PM ElSquibbonator
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This trope is strange in that it, in particular, unlike the FunnyForeigner, is a DiscreditedTrope at best, possibly verging on a DeadHorseTrope, and is most often used today in subversion, as a quick and easy way to tell that a character has a prejudice against another group, and that character is usually painted in a negative light.

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This trope is strange in that it, in particular, unlike the FunnyForeigner, is a DiscreditedTrope at best, possibly verging on a DeadHorseTrope, and is most often used today in subversion, as a quick and easy way to tell that a character has a prejudice against another group, and that character is usually painted in a negative light.
light. The French are a particularly common target for this trope, though it is by no means exclusive to them.
27th May '17 5:19:10 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Viz}}, a foaming at the mouth rabid dog enters Britain through the then recently opened Channel Tunnel, followed shortly by its French owner, who explains that the dog isn't rabid but ate some soap having mistaken it for cheese, because we do not have soap in France.

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* In {{Viz}}, ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'', a foaming at the mouth rabid dog enters Britain through the then recently opened Channel Tunnel, followed shortly by its French owner, who explains that the dog isn't rabid but ate some soap having mistaken it for cheese, because we do not have soap in France.
22nd Feb '17 9:39:49 AM IndustriousArc
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* ''FanFic/ABrighterDark'': Hoshidans tend to have this opinion of anyone who isn't Hoshidan. Nohrians especially, but also non-humans and tribals.
3rd Oct '16 8:44:10 AM Dravencour
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'''Osaka''': [[FridgeHorror Then what if they step on dog poop and go back inside home without noticing. What if the American dad, mom, brothers and sisters step on dog poop and go inside without noticing?]]

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'''Osaka''': [[FridgeHorror Then what if they step on dog poop and go back inside home without noticing. noticing? What if the American dad, mom, brothers and sisters step on dog poop and go inside without noticing?]]
1st Apr '16 9:57:03 PM nombretomado
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* The very first line in ''TheDrewCareyShow'' was an OrphanedPunchline about this.

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* The very first line in ''TheDrewCareyShow'' ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' was an OrphanedPunchline about this.



* This appears in various iterations of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' as a stereotype of Klingons; Starfleet crewmen make racist jokes about Klingon hygeine and body odor in ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' and Q makes similar barbs about Worf in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'', even in Worf's presence (he's a [[PhysicalGod god]], what could Worf do to him?).

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* This appears in various iterations of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' as a stereotype of Klingons; Starfleet crewmen make racist jokes about Klingon hygeine hygiene and body odor in ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' and Q makes similar barbs about Worf in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'', even in Worf's presence (he's a [[PhysicalGod god]], what could Worf do to him?).
19th Mar '16 3:17:30 AM Hossmeister
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12th Mar '16 12:00:46 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''ThisAmericanLife'': in a bit by David Sedaris that takes place while he's living in France, on the French subway he [[BilingualBackfire overhears]] an ugly American HawaiianShirtedTourist and his wife talking loudly about (among other things) how much French people stink. Including Sedaris, who (a) isn't French, he's only living there and (b) just took a bath.

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* ''ThisAmericanLife'': ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'': in a bit by David Sedaris that takes place while he's living in France, on the French subway he [[BilingualBackfire overhears]] an ugly American HawaiianShirtedTourist and his wife talking loudly about (among other things) how much French people stink. Including Sedaris, who (a) isn't French, he's only living there and (b) just took a bath.
10th May '15 3:27:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In {{Tom Sharpe}}'s novels, the mutual respect with which the two kinds of white South Africans look upon each other... both British-descended and Dutch-descended Afrikaaners will use the trope of soap-innocence to describe each other...

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* In {{Tom Sharpe}}'s Creator/TomSharpe's novels, the mutual respect with which the two kinds of white South Africans look upon each other... both British-descended and Dutch-descended Afrikaaners will use the trope of soap-innocence to describe each other...
10th Oct '13 2:39:12 PM DynamicDragon
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See also ThePigpen.

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See also ThePigpen.ThePigPen.


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8th Sep '13 1:14:32 PM LadyJafaria
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* In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', this is discussed and averted; Colon says that a sign of the good Morporkian way of life is "washing regular", and Nobby ([[InsultFriendlyFire who probably doesn't wash regular himself]]) mentions that he's never seen [[AsianStoreOwner Mr. Goriff]] and his family with dirty clothes.
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