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9th Apr '18 7:36:43 AM Albert3105
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** Even English has the six/sex thing in some regional accents; New Zealanders infamously (at least, infamously to Australians) pronounce them alike.
*** Not really - we kiwis pronounce our "e" like an Australian "i", but we don't pronounce them like each other. So our "sex" sounds like an Aussie "six", but you think we say "six" like "sucks". If you were talking about the share/shear thing, yes, we merge that sound (unless we're posh kiwis). And most of us say pull/pool identically, whereas a someone with a broad Aussie accent will say "pooool" (which sounds to us like "peeewl").
1st Mar '18 7:07:39 PM mlsmithca
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* In Italian, double-consonants can be tricky for foreign speakers ([[{{YMMV}} depending on their original language]]). For example, anno and ano are not pronounced the same, but the difference can be difficult to hear and reproduce without specific practice. Since many operas are performed in Italian, even if the opera company isn't in Italy, this can lead to many amusing (or embarrassing) moments on stage. The fact that one word is often significantly more vulgar than the other doesn't help matters much.

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* In Italian, double-consonants can be tricky for foreign speakers ([[{{YMMV}} depending on their original language]]).speakers. For example, anno and ano are not pronounced the same, but the difference can be difficult to hear and reproduce without specific practice. Since many operas are performed in Italian, even if the opera company isn't in Italy, this can lead to many amusing (or embarrassing) moments on stage. The fact that one word is often significantly more vulgar than the other doesn't help matters much.
28th Feb '18 7:35:13 PM ThorennG
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* In Italian, double-consonants can be tricky for foreign speakers ([[YMMV depending on their original language]]). For example, anno and ano are not pronounced the same, but the difference can be difficult to hear and reproduce without specific practice. Since many operas are performed in Italian, even if the opera company isn't in Italy, this can lead to many amusing (or embarrassing) moments on stage. The fact that one word is often significantly more vulgar than the other doesn't help matters much.

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* In Italian, double-consonants can be tricky for foreign speakers ([[YMMV ([[{{YMMV}} depending on their original language]]). For example, anno and ano are not pronounced the same, but the difference can be difficult to hear and reproduce without specific practice. Since many operas are performed in Italian, even if the opera company isn't in Italy, this can lead to many amusing (or embarrassing) moments on stage. The fact that one word is often significantly more vulgar than the other doesn't help matters much.
6th Feb '18 7:09:18 AM Xenothekid
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* Rookie from ''VideoGame/ClubPenguin'' drives Klutzy off from attacking the EPF's systems after mistaking Herbert's computer for an arcade. Rookie manages to simulate "crab-talk" with a typewriter, only to be unsure afterwards if he either told Klutzy that this wasn't a video game, or he threatened that the EPF is armed with peanut butter. Either way, it ''somehow'' worked.
5th Feb '18 12:49:13 PM StarTropes
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-->"Captain, I'm not sure I'm reading this instrument panel correctly, but either there's a malfunction in our left turn signal, or there's an armed Klingon on board the turbolift!"\\

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-->"Captain, --->"Captain, I'm not sure I'm reading this instrument panel correctly, but either there's a malfunction in our left turn signal, or there's an armed Klingon on board the turbolift!"\\


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** And in the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Fight or Flight", Hoshi is trying to translate an alien recording when Trip puts in his two cents:
---> "Could be a laundry list, or instructions on how to conquer the universe."
5th Jan '18 8:02:48 PM Wildstar93
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* ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'': [[OldDog Colonel]] the sheepdog tries translating what he heard from the Twilight Bark.
-->'''Colonel''': Fifteen spotted puddles stolen? Oh, balderdash!
4th Jan '18 5:34:35 PM nombretomado
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*** [[HotelMario You know what they say...]]

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*** [[HotelMario [[VideoGame/HotelMario You know what they say...]]
2nd Jan '18 1:18:56 PM DrFraud
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-->''They had a very long and confusing conversation (with extensive commentary from Hermione and frequent pauses for Mary to look up words) about either flying or ballet and Persians or drills, or possibly mythology or Percy Weasley (but probably not Weasley), and then either common sense or a census. It didn't really matter which for the last one, Mary supposed, as the wizarding world seemed to lack both, and that was the gist of what Emma was saying. Probably.''

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-->''They -->They had a very long and confusing conversation (with extensive commentary from Hermione and frequent pauses for Mary to look up words) about either flying or ballet and Persians or drills, or possibly mythology or Percy Weasley (but probably not Weasley), and then either common sense or a census. It didn't really matter which for the last one, Mary supposed, as the wizarding world seemed to lack both, and that was the gist of what Emma was saying. Probably.''



* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4148136/chapters/12967036 Of Wizards and Heroes:]]''
-->Thor barked a startled laugh. Loki mumbled against Harry's chest, something between ''fuck off you wankers'' and ''there appears to be a screeching pterodactyl in the room, someone kill it''. Harry's guess was as good as any.
15th Dec '17 5:47:49 PM WillKeaton
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** French is ''full'' of similar-sounding words and phrases, to the point where finding pairs of sentences that sound exactly the same is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holorime minor national pastime]]. One particularly amusing one translates to "When traveling in the Djinn's woods, surrounded by so much fear, // Keep talking! Drink gin, or one hundred cups of cold milk."

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** French is ''full'' of similar-sounding words and phrases, to the point where finding pairs of sentences that sound exactly the same is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holorime minor national pastime]]. pastime.]] One particularly amusing one translates to "When traveling in the Djinn's woods, surrounded by so much fear, // Keep talking! Drink gin, or one hundred cups of cold milk."



** "Chad and Shad sat a grammar test. Chad, where Shad had had "had", had had "had had". "Had had" had had the approval of the teacher." [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_while_John_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_a_better_effect_on_the_teacher Without punctuation or explanation]], that sentence had had "had had" enough times in a row to be highly perplexing.

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** "Chad and Shad sat a grammar test. Chad, where Shad had had "had", had had "had had". "Had had" had had the approval of the teacher." [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_while_John_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_a_better_effect_on_the_teacher Without punctuation or explanation]], explanation,]] that sentence had had "had had" enough times in a row to be highly perplexing.
15th Dec '17 5:45:55 PM WillKeaton
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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4148136/chapters/12967036 Of Wizards and Heroes]]'':

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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4148136/chapters/12967036 Of Wizards and Heroes]]'':Heroes:]]''



* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12514982/5/A-Witch-and-an-Amazon-Walk-into-a-Bar A Witch and an Amazon Walk into a Bar]]'':

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12514982/5/A-Witch-and-an-Amazon-Walk-into-a-Bar A Witch and an Amazon Walk into a Bar]]'':Bar:]]''



* In ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', Tails attempts to build a translating device for the Wisps. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pVHJeIUWOI It... doesn't work well]].

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* In ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', Tails attempts to build a translating device for the Wisps. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pVHJeIUWOI It... doesn't work well]].well.]]
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