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14th Feb '17 12:47:33 PM talltalltree
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* In an episode of ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', Cookie tries to reinvent himself as a British transfer student when entering a new class so that they will think he's exotic and special, but immediately gets called out and exposed by [[IAmOneOfThoseToo an actual British transfer student]]. [[spoiler:He later catches the "Brit" [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage using American terms instead of British ones]] and realizes that he's ''also'' a Fauxrigner, pulling the same trick that Cookie was for the same reason.]]

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* In an episode of ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', Cookie tries to reinvent himself as a British transfer student when entering a new class so that they will think he's exotic and special, but immediately gets called out and exposed by [[IAmOneOfThoseToo an actual British transfer student]]. [[spoiler:He later catches the "Brit" [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage using American terms instead of British ones]] and realizes that he's ''also'' a Fauxrigner, Fauxreigner, pulling the same trick that Cookie was for the same reason.]]


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* In the ''Series/InsideNo9'' episode "The Bill", a group of friends argue over a ShockinglyExpensiveBill in a restaurant, to the consternation of the Eastern European waitress. [[spoiler:It turns out she is neither Eastern European nor a waitress.]]
31st Jan '17 5:07:21 AM JustTroper
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Sometimes, this trick is done with someone who is from another country, but is actually pretty sane; they simply play it up. At other times, this trope is used to justify an actor's [[OohMeAccentsSlipping appalling accent]].

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Sometimes, this trick is done with someone who is from another country, but is actually pretty sane; they simply play it up. At other times, this trope is used to justify an actor's [[OohMeAccentsSlipping appalling accent]].
accent]]. Very often overlaps with ElectiveBrokenLanguage.
24th Jan '17 12:17:19 PM Xtifr
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* NewWave singer Lene Lovich is a UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} native long resident in the UK. Her surname is Serbian, due to her father, and with a put-on accent and outlandish clothing she's cultivated an image as a vaguely Eastern European nomad.

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* NewWave NewWaveMusic singer Lene Lovich is a UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} native long resident in the UK. Her surname is Serbian, due to her father, and with a put-on accent and outlandish clothing she's cultivated an image as a vaguely Eastern European nomad.
17th Jan '17 2:56:09 AM CountDorku
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* HerrDoktor Count Baron Napoleon von Strudel in the ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' comics is not actually German, although that's not a huge surprise given that his surname is taken from a foodstuff. He's actually English. He knew Wallace at school. His real name is Bert Maudsley.
16th Jan '17 1:01:50 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ros claims the whore Aremca pretends not to speak Westerosi to increase her exotic appeal.
10th Jan '17 4:40:53 PM CumbersomeTercel
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:: and in ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'', which begins in Italy, he and Groucho have this exchange.

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:: and ** And in ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'', which begins in Italy, he and Groucho have this exchange.
15th Sep '16 10:01:25 PM Lullaby22
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* ''Series/EliStone'' has "Dr. Chen", ostensibly a Chinese acupuncturist with a thick accent. In truth, his real name is Frank Liebokowski and the accent is fake. He puts on the act because "nobody wants an acupuncturist named Frank Liebokowski. They want incense, mystique, foreign accent, they want "Dr. Chen."

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* ''Series/EliStone'' has "Dr. Chen", ostensibly a Chinese acupuncturist with a thick accent. In truth, his real name is Frank Liebokowski and the accent is fake. He puts on the act because "nobody wants an acupuncturist named Frank Liebokowski. They want incense, mystique, foreign accent, they want "Dr.Dr. Chen."
15th Sep '16 10:00:45 PM Lullaby22
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* ''Series/EliStone'' has "Dr. Chen", ostensibly a Chinese acupuncturist with a thick accent. In truth, his real name is Frank Liebokowski and the accent is fake. He puts on the act because "nobody wants an acupuncturist named Frank Liebokowski. They want incense, mystique, foreign accent, they want "Dr. Chen."
29th Jul '16 1:37:57 AM KizunaTallis
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* [[spoiler:Tuong Lu Kim]] from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is actually a white man with a SplitPersonality who exaggerates several kinds of Asian stereotypes.
25th Jul '16 5:04:41 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/JoePickett'': In ''Breaking Point'', the regional director of the EPA is named Juan Julio Batista and claims to be Latino. He is utterly ruthless and has advanced through the organisation by accusing anyone who opposes of him of racism. However, he is really an Anglo. Batista is his stepfather's name (his mother remarried when he was in his 20s) and he changed his named from John to Juan in order to take advantage of his naturally dark skin to deliberately play the race card.

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* ''Literature/JoePickett'': In ''Breaking Point'', the regional director of the EPA is named Juan Julio Batista and claims to be Latino. He is utterly ruthless and has advanced through the organisation by accusing anyone who opposes of him of racism. However, he is really an Anglo. Batista is his stepfather's name (his mother remarried when he was in his 20s) and he changed his named name from John to Juan in order to take advantage of his naturally dark skin to deliberately play the race card.
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