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8th Sep '16 11:02:13 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* Stitch of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' has elements of this, though normally seeming to be a SpeechImpairedAnimal when speaking english. Especially apparent in the movie's conclusion, Jumba even commenting on him making a good argument. A ''single syllable'' good argument. He seems to be well versed in his native language's curses though.

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* Stitch of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' has elements of this, though normally seeming to be a SpeechImpairedAnimal when speaking english.English. Especially apparent in the movie's conclusion, Jumba even commenting on him making a good argument. A ''single syllable'' good argument. He seems to be well versed in his native language's curses though.
30th Aug '16 6:03:09 AM JustTroper
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* Ousanas from the Literature/BelisariusSeries is something of a subversion, as he speaks Greek, Ethiopian, and at least a half dozen other languages quite fluently, and enjoys Greek philosophy, but deliberately puts on a YouNoTakeCandle dialect because he feels that he has an image to maintain.

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* Ousanas from the Literature/BelisariusSeries is something of a subversion, as he speaks Greek, Ethiopian, and at least a half dozen other languages quite fluently, and enjoys Greek philosophy, but [[ElectiveBrokenLanguage deliberately puts on on]] a YouNoTakeCandle dialect because he feels that he has an image to maintain.
10th Aug '16 8:12:10 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'' goes both ways with this trope, with some Japanese speaking English poorly, and Blackthorne struggling and even getting in trouble trying to speak Japanese.

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* ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'' ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'' goes both ways with this trope, with some Japanese speaking English poorly, and Blackthorne struggling and even getting in trouble trying to speak Japanese.
30th Jul '16 3:37:19 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Suzi from ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' talks like a WebOriginal/{{lolcats}} caption when trying to speak Pax, but she's a bit more eloquent in her native Yokano:
-->I do not see why we are forced to converse in the barbarous idiom of the coarse westerners even among ourselves. Why must we suffer the indignity of mangling our mouths with their disharmonious syllables simply because they have never taken the time to learn a proper language?
** Oh, and when we say she talks like a lolcats caption, we're [[ShoutOut completely serious]]. Examples include "I can has cheeseburger?" and "I made you a cookie, but I eated it."
* French Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses reviewer WebVideo/{{Benzaie}} speaks pretty good English overall, but his thick accent ("Waddafuk? Dees ees boo-sheet!") is amusing enough that [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thedudette/specials/30839-channel-awesome-does-benzaie an entire video]] consists of his fellow reviewers affectionately mocking it. However, he has also done some serious videos in which he interviews French game developers in his native tongue. If you are used to his slightly mangled English, hearing him speak perfectly naturally can be a little jarring.
* The title of the programming tutorial ''[[http://learnyouahaskell.com/ Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! ]]'' invokes this trope, seemingly to put an approachable face on Haskell's strangeness (as compared to other programming languages readers may know).
* Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-811 811]] doesn't exactly have a native tongue due to [[WildChild growing up in a swamp]], but she does have complex thoughts and she gets frustrated at her difficulty expressing them.
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* Suzi from ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' talks like a WebOriginal/{{lolcats}} caption when trying to speak Pax, but she's a bit more eloquent in her native Yokano:
-->I do not see why we are forced to converse in the barbarous idiom of the coarse westerners even among ourselves. Why must we suffer the indignity of mangling our mouths with their disharmonious syllables simply because they have never taken the time to learn a proper language?
** Oh, and when we say she talks like a lolcats caption, we're [[ShoutOut completely serious]]. Examples include "I can has cheeseburger?" and "I made you a cookie, but I eated it."
* French Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses reviewer WebVideo/{{Benzaie}} speaks pretty good English overall, but his thick accent ("Waddafuk? Dees ees boo-sheet!") is amusing enough that [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thedudette/specials/30839-channel-awesome-does-benzaie an entire video]] consists of his fellow reviewers affectionately mocking it. However, he has also done some serious videos in which he interviews French game developers in his native tongue. If you are used to his slightly mangled English, hearing him speak perfectly naturally can be a little jarring.
* The title of the programming tutorial ''[[http://learnyouahaskell.com/ Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! ]]'' invokes this trope, seemingly to put an approachable face on Haskell's strangeness (as compared to other programming languages readers may know).
* Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-811 811]] doesn't exactly have a native tongue due to [[WildChild growing up in a swamp]], but she does have complex thoughts and she gets frustrated at her difficulty expressing them.
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25th Jul '16 12:53:26 AM PaulA
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* Lampshaded in ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Hallowed Hunt]]'' by Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold, Jokol the Skullsplitter speaks the local language brokenly, he's capable of composing epic poetry in an evening in his own language, and has memorized stories in the hundreds, if not thousands. He's called Skullsplitter because he can tell so many stories his men fell like their skulls will split.

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* Lampshaded in ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Hallowed Hunt]]'' ''Literature/TheHallowedHunt'' by Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold, Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold: Jokol the Skullsplitter speaks the local language brokenly, he's capable of composing epic poetry in an evening in his own language, and has memorized stories in the hundreds, if not thousands. He's called Skullsplitter because he can tell so many stories his men fell like their skulls will split.
4th Jul '16 4:53:56 PM Dallenson
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-->'''Heavy:''' Some people think they can outsmart me. Maybe... *sniff* ... maybe. [[BoringButPractical I have yet to meet one who can outsmart]] ''[[MemeticMutation BOOLIT]]''.

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-->'''Heavy:''' Some people think they can outsmart me. Maybe...are smarter than I am. Well see... *sniff* ... maybe. well see. [[BoringButPractical I have yet to meet one who can outsmart]] never met anybody smarter than]] ''[[MemeticMutation BOOLIT]]''.bullet]]''.
3rd Jun '16 1:38:24 PM Eievie
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Khal Drogo speaks very little of the "common tongue", and as such comes off as a bit of a savage. However, when we see the subtitles of his language, we see just how clever he really is.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Khal Drogo speaks very little of the "common tongue", Westerosi, and as such comes off as a bit of a savage. However, when we see the subtitles of his language, we see just how clever he really is. And '''man''', can he give an epic rant.
26th May '16 3:40:32 PM Jhonny
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* In many countries people (especially those from the countryside or "ghettos") tend to be more comfortable in their native ''dialect'' instead of the standard variety of the national language. While even those people would feel strange to speak the dialect in certain situations (e.g. when meeting high dignitaries), there are many things they only feel comfortable expressing in their dialect. Aided in some words or concepts being hard to grasp in the standard variety that are one commonplace word in the dialect. This may lead to SeperatedByACommonLanguage when two different dialects clash.

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* In many countries people (especially those from the countryside or "ghettos") tend to be more comfortable in their native ''dialect'' instead of the standard variety of the national language. While even those people would feel strange to speak the dialect in certain situations (e.g. when meeting high dignitaries), there are many things they only feel comfortable expressing in their dialect. Aided in some words or concepts being hard to grasp in the standard variety that are one commonplace word in the dialect. This may lead to SeperatedByACommonLanguage SeparatedByACommonLanguage when two different dialects clash.
26th May '16 3:35:34 PM Jhonny
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* In many countries people (especially those from the countryside or "ghettos") tend to be more comfortable in their native ''dialect'' instead of the standard variety of the national language. While even those people would feel strange to speak the dialect in certain situations (e.g. when meeting high dignitaries), there are many things they only feel comfortable expressing in their dialect. Aided in some words or concepts being hard to grasp in the standard variety that are one commonplace word in the dialect. This may lead to SeperatedByACommonLanguage when two different dialects clash.
9th Mar '16 1:02:56 AM WhatRayDid
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* As of 4th edition, languages in GURPS are valued from one to three points, with one point being "takes a long time to communicate simple concepts", two being conversant but obviously speaking a second language, and three being fully capable of expressing anything as complex and eloquent as your knowledge allows. Since you get one language at three points for free (your native tongue) and there's little practical benefit to buying over the second tier, almost every character with multiple languages will fall into this trope.
** Also mechanically enforced by the optional cultural familiarity penalties, which can rapidly make your social skills fail almost automatically when outside your native culture if you don't put significant character points into mitigating the effect.
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