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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.
22nd Jan '16 2:54:22 AM annieholmes
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22nd Jan '16 2:49:07 AM annieholmes
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* In the stage adaptation of ''Disney/TheHunchbackofNotreDame", Quasimodo's voice is hoarse and raspy with occasional grammar mistakes when he speaks aloud, but smoother when he's expressing his thoughts in song.
13th Jan '16 11:47:57 PM KyleJacobs
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* Groot, badass tree (yes, tree) of the Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy, never says anything but "I AM GROOT!" But his inflection and tone matter greatly… He used to be able to talk normally.
** [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy I am]] [[http://37.media.tumblr.com/b4ed245d14551e84f3a9c7e855595160/tumblr_mztl1jpw1h1sghg2fo1_1280.jpg Groot.]]

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* Groot, badass tree (yes, tree) of the Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy, ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', never says anything but "I AM GROOT!" But [[http://i.imgur.com/rtMlvOv.jpg his inflection and tone matter greatly… greatly]]. He used to be able to talk normally.
** [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy I am]] [[http://37.media.tumblr.com/b4ed245d14551e84f3a9c7e855595160/tumblr_mztl1jpw1h1sghg2fo1_1280.jpg Groot.]]
normally.
2nd Jan '16 7:30:25 PM Doug86
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* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has the wild men of the Drúadan Forest; they have no contact with outsiders, and are viewed as backward primitive creatures. Upon contact, their chief Ghân-buri-Ghân speaks sub-optimal Common Speech - but turns out to be quite smart, wise and knowing. This is further cemented when one reads [[AllInTheManual the other things Tolkien wrote about them]].

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* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has the wild men of the Drúadan Forest; they have no contact with outsiders, and are viewed as backward primitive creatures. Upon contact, their chief Ghân-buri-Ghân speaks sub-optimal Common Speech - but turns out to be quite smart, wise and knowing. This is further cemented when one reads [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual the other things Tolkien wrote about them]].
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