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18th Jan '17 8:46:55 PM Segal991
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* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'': The subtitles make absolutely zero attempt to decipher [[TheUnintelligible Kenny's]] muffled speech, they simply put it as "Mmmmphphmm" or something similar.
14th Dec '16 8:27:15 PM KatanaCat
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** Also the Bane SMG, screams [Annoying sounds] though it seems more like a continuous shout of "YEAHYEAHEYEAH...".

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** Also Also, the Bane SMG, SMG screams [Annoying sounds] sounds], though it seems more like a continuous shout of "YEAHYEAHEYEAH...".
5th Nov '16 2:51:22 PM twilicorn
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* When K-pop singer Music/{{Psy}} appeared on the non-Creator/DickClark New Year's Eve special, the person in charge of the closed captions clearly [[https://notyouroppasandnoonas.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/psycc.jpg didn't understand his language]], and kept putting up [[CaptainObvious "Singing in Korean"]] as he performed.
12th Oct '16 11:42:26 AM bobwolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': During his ImagineSpot, Toady's rendition of "How You Like Me Now" eventually devolves into random vowel noises as the subtitles desperately try to keep up.
18th Sep '16 11:02:37 PM Yuihime
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* Webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' has footnotes explaining the various {{Unsound Effect}}s and why actual onomatopoeia couldn't be used. In one case, the UnsoundEffect is "Sounds of distant ethereal chanting!", and the footnote is, "There ''is'' no feasible onomatopoeia for this."

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* Webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' has footnotes explaining the various {{Unsound Effect}}s and why actual onomatopoeia couldn't be used. In one case, the UnsoundEffect is "Sounds of distant ethereal chanting!", and the footnote is, "There ''is'' no feasible onomatopoeia for this."
10th Sep '16 2:51:11 PM JakesBrain
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* Ventriloquist Creator/JeffDunham has a bit in one of his routines in which his puppet Peanut claims to have deliberately rattled off a string of nonsense words, and then ''pretended'' to talk without actually saying anything, in order to confuse a group of deaf people watching the show with the help of a sign language interpreter.

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* Ventriloquist Creator/JeffDunham has a bit in one of his routines in which his puppet Peanut claims to have deliberately rattled off a string of nonsense words, and then ''pretended'' to talk without actually saying anything, in order to confuse a group of deaf people watching the show with the help of a sign language interpreter. (Peanut's rationale was that taking deaf people to a ventriloquist act was ComicallyMissingThePoint, much like a blind person going to a David Copperfield show.)
6th Sep '16 1:34:43 PM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons:'' On a plane fight to Scotland, the Simpsons watch a movie featuring subtitles to help with the actor's thick Scottish accents (mixed with TactfulTranslation). By the final line, the subtitles just turn into a string of question marks.
2nd Sep '16 10:20:31 PM Pinokio
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* ''WebVideo/JonTron'' often has confused subtitles when Jon says something unintelligible.
23rd Jul '16 12:44:44 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' put up "???????" while showing one-time ''BigBrother'' winner Jordan Lloyd talking while eating a baguette.

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* An episode of ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' put up "???????" while showing one-time ''BigBrother'' ''Series/BigBrother'' winner Jordan Lloyd talking while eating a baguette.
9th Jun '16 7:29:40 AM Monolaf317
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* In ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' Ichimatsu's delinquent version in "School Matsu" is TheUnintelligible, to the point it's obvious the fansubbers just [[http://imgur.com/a/u2gQj smashed the keyboard]] in order to "translate" whatever he says.

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* In ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'', Ichimatsu's delinquent version in "School Matsu" is TheUnintelligible, to the point it's obvious the fansubbers just [[http://imgur.com/a/u2gQj smashed the keyboard]] in order to "translate" whatever he says.
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