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4th Aug '17 6:55:55 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3759027/2/A-Determined-Frame-of-Mind A Determined Frame of Mind]]'' Harry pretended to be Draco Malfoy's "Bulgarian cousin" as a disguise and distraction.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3759027/2/A-Determined-Frame-of-Mind A Determined Frame of Mind]]'' Harry pretended pretends to be Draco Malfoy's "Bulgarian cousin" as a disguise and distraction.distraction.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11126195/8/No-Competition No Competition]]'' a lich known only as "Lich" pretends to be a foreigner during a visit to the Romanian dragon reserve, mixing an Asian glamour with an exceedingly bad attempt at mock-German.
-->'''Lich:''' Der boyd word nicht getten eaten. Der boyd is gut. Der boyd ist un parselmouth.
19th Jul '17 10:31:15 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/{{Help}}'': All the cultists from 'the East' are played by English actors. This is {{Lampshaded}} when the Beatles visit the Indian Restaurant "seeking enlightenment as to rings" from someone from "the mystic East" but quickly learn that everyone working there is English.
--> '''Ringo:''' He's from the ''West''!
--> '''Restaurant Host:''' No, the East... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepney Stepney.]]
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."
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