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30th May '16 10:26:33 PM 20thcenturyvole
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* ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'' uses "thee" and "you" to indicate differing levels of formality, as well as reflecting the novel's pre-mordern steampunk setting. Accurately, "thee" and "thou" are used to indicate an intimate relationship, whereas "you" is the pronoun that indicates formality and respect.
15th May '16 10:25:35 PM nombretomado
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* Oddly enough, entirely averted in the MarvelCinematicUniverse. Thor and other Asgardians have a tendency to avoid contractions, use old-fashioned words, and sound generally vaguely poetic, but they are perfectly understandable to a Modern English speaker. (In other words, they're merely indulging in AntiquatedLinguistics, not Flowery Elizabethan English.) [[Film/IronMan Tony]] just says the page quote because it's funny.

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* Oddly enough, entirely averted in the MarvelCinematicUniverse.Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Thor and other Asgardians have a tendency to avoid contractions, use old-fashioned words, and sound generally vaguely poetic, but they are perfectly understandable to a Modern English speaker. (In other words, they're merely indulging in AntiquatedLinguistics, not Flowery Elizabethan English.) [[Film/IronMan Tony]] just says the page quote because it's funny.
20th Feb '16 12:03:46 PM nombretomado
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-->-- ''Film/TheAvengers''

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-->-- ''Film/TheAvengers''
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5th Jan '16 2:25:07 PM tropesinreadiness
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* Oddly enough, entirely averted in the MarvelCinematicUniverse. Thor and other Asgardians have a tendency to avoid contractions, use old-fashioned words, and sound generally vaguely poetic, but they are perfectly understandable to a Modern English speaker. [[Film/IronMan Tony]] just says the page quote because it's funny.

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* Oddly enough, entirely averted in the MarvelCinematicUniverse. Thor and other Asgardians have a tendency to avoid contractions, use old-fashioned words, and sound generally vaguely poetic, but they are perfectly understandable to a Modern English speaker. (In other words, they're merely indulging in AntiquatedLinguistics, not Flowery Elizabethan English.) [[Film/IronMan Tony]] just says the page quote because it's funny.
5th Jan '16 2:24:05 PM tropesinreadiness
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** Oddly enough, entirely averted in the MarvelCinematicUniverse. Thor and other Asgardians have a tendency to avoid contractions, use old-fashioned words, and sound generally vaguely poetic, but they are perfectly understandable to a Modern English speaker. [[Film/IronMan Tony]] just says the page quote because it's funny.



* Thor in the MarvelCinematicUniverse has quite a formal and slightly antiquated manner of speaking, as does Loki:
--> '''Loki''': You need the cube to bring me home, but I've sent it off, I know not where.

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* Thor Oddly enough, entirely averted in the MarvelCinematicUniverse has quite a formal MarvelCinematicUniverse. Thor and slightly antiquated manner of speaking, as does Loki:
--> '''Loki''': You need
other Asgardians have a tendency to avoid contractions, use old-fashioned words, and sound generally vaguely poetic, but they are perfectly understandable to a Modern English speaker. [[Film/IronMan Tony]] just says the cube to bring me home, but I've sent it off, I know not where.page quote because it's funny.
5th Jan '16 2:19:53 PM tropesinreadiness
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* Mordred in ''FanFic/JusticeSocietyOfJapan'' speaks in an antiquated style smacking of Shakespeare (rather than the more historically credible English of Saxon or Plantagenet Times).


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* Thor in the MarvelCinematicUniverse has quite a formal and slightly antiquated manner of speaking, as does Loki:
--> '''Loki''': You need the cube to bring me home, but I've sent it off, I know not where.


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* Creator/WilliamHopeHodgson's ''Literature/TheNightLand'', published in 1912, is written in such deliberately antiquated and convoluted prose as to be almost unreadable.
** For example: "Now I went forward for a space, and took heed not to look backwards; but to be strong of heart and spirit; for that which did lie before me had need of all my manhood and courage of soul, that I come to the succour of that Maid afar in the darkness of the World, or meet my death proper, as it might need to be."
* ''Literature/TheBookOfMormon'' was written in an antiquated style reminiscent of the King James Bible.
* The book ([[Film/AClockworkOrange and Film]]) ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'' frequently uses 'thou', 'thee' and 'thine' in addition to many invented terms inspired by Russian words—partially because the book's author, Anthony Burgess, feared what he was writing about would not be published if written in plain English.


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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' has planar Cant, a pseudo-Shakespearean lingo. [[http://www.mimir.net/cant/cant2.html Here's a word list]].
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** The one exception to the plain and modern speech is Alexander in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI'', who uses a number of old-fashioned quirks as a method of GettingCrapPastTheRadar, with "Zounds!" in particular reaching a sort of RunningGag status.
4th Jan '16 10:12:07 AM Hertzyscowicz
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* In ''VideoGame/TamingDreams'', the Atonae speak mainly in this, with the occasional sprinkling of YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe, RhymesOnADime and AddedAlliterativeAppeal for flavor.
2nd Jan '16 6:04:38 AM AirofMystery
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** Oddly enough, entirely averted in the MarvelCinematicUniverse. Thor and other Asgardians have a tendency to avoid contractions, use old-fashioned words, and sound generally vaguely poetic, but they are perfectly understandable to a Modern English speaker. [[Film/IronMan Tony]] just says the page quote because it's funny.
27th Dec '15 6:39:28 PM CastingCrowns
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* The King James Bible was deliberately written in so-called "flowery" language to make it sound pleasing to the ear when read aloud. This form of English was already slightly out of date and very formal sounding to an average English speaker of the time- which to the translators, made it sound more "biblical" and authoritative.
27th Dec '15 12:57:49 PM CaptEquinox
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* In the original ''Angels in the Outfield'', irascible baseball manager Duffy [=McGovern=] resorteth unto this when an angel admonishes him to clean up his language. He can still argue with the umpires, though:
--> '''Duffy.''' Fair? Fair ball? Why, thou knave, thou dolt, thou hast eyes but seest not!
--> '''Home plate umpire.''' You heard him, he said fair.
--> '''Duffy.''' Fie, fie upon you and a pox upon you too, thou art blind, thou black-livered bat!
--> '''Home plate umpire.''' Hey, Hamlet -- blow.
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