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19th May '16 4:28:50 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* There was an episode of ''SavedByTheBell'' in which the Soviet chess champion comes to Bayside High to challenge Screech [[CurbStompBattle (and gets checkmated almost immediately)]]. Before the match begins, Mr. Belding reminds the Commie-hating students that "the Russkis are our friendskis." ''Russki'' is correct, but what Belding really meant to say was ''tovarisch''.

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* There was an episode of ''SavedByTheBell'' ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' in which the Soviet chess champion comes to Bayside High to challenge Screech [[CurbStompBattle (and gets checkmated almost immediately)]]. Before the match begins, Mr. Belding reminds the Commie-hating students that "the Russkis are our friendskis." ''Russki'' is correct, but what Belding really meant to say was ''tovarisch''.
10th May '16 1:23:25 PM KaiYves
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* One ''AmeliasNotebook'' book had a doodle mocking this as something Amelia's not-too-bright older sister would do "I like-o can-o speak Italiano?"
5th May '16 8:38:12 PM nombretomado
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%% One episode of an old sitcom (this troper thinks it's ''FullHouse'') deals with one of the female characters studying for a Spanish test. She thinks she can get by by just saying everything in English with "-O" on the end.

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%% One episode of an old sitcom (this troper thinks it's ''FullHouse'') ''Series/FullHouse'') deals with one of the female characters studying for a Spanish test. She thinks she can get by by just saying everything in English with "-O" on the end.
28th Apr '16 9:28:39 PM Wynne101
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* One episode of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' finds Jimmy trying to direct a cab driver in Mexico this way. Flips the Spanish-to-O, Italian-to-A guideline.
--> '''Jimmy:''' Can you communicata me and senorita to la hotel?
3rd Apr '16 4:50:10 PM nombretomado
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* Close, but no cigar: on the episode of ''FamilyMatters'' where the gang was in Mexico, Steve Urkel referred to Waldo as "el stupido" - which is almost correct[[note]]The right way is "el estúpido".[[/note]].

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* Close, but no cigar: on the episode of ''FamilyMatters'' ''Series/FamilyMatters'' where the gang was in Mexico, Steve Urkel referred to Waldo as "el stupido" - which is almost correct[[note]]The right way is "el estúpido".[[/note]].
22nd Mar '16 11:38:54 AM Akaihiryuu
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* A big example of this that is used very frequently is the term "el cheapo".
19th Mar '16 4:51:55 AM Hossmeister
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13th Feb '16 3:48:46 PM Prfnoff
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* Music/PDQBach's "Howdy Symphony" features an example of Spanish-or-Italian-or-Something-O in its first movement, "Allegro con mucho brio," which, according to Peter Schickele, means "lively, with lots of French cheese."
13th Feb '16 3:46:14 PM Prfnoff
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** The Spanish dub of the movie became a pretty good example of AsLongAsItSoundsForeign translating the catchphrase as "Sayonara, baby", which then became a relatively popular expression in Spain.

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** The Spanish dub of the movie became a pretty good example of AsLongAsItSoundsForeign KeepItForeign translating the catchphrase as "Sayonara, baby", which then became a relatively popular expression in Spain.
30th Jan '16 5:25:08 PM nombretomado
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** Bizarre in English means weird and peculiar, and is often translated as "Bizarro" in Spanish that actually means "brave" (according to the official Spanish Royal Academy though, actually the popular use of the word is as in English thanks to the SuperFriends).

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** Bizarre in English means weird and peculiar, and is often translated as "Bizarro" in Spanish that actually means "brave" (according to the official Spanish Royal Academy though, actually the popular use of the word is as in English thanks to the SuperFriends).{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}).
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