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22nd Aug '16 4:37:51 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Belgariad}}'', Arendish folks talk like this, particularly the Mimbrates...though the Asturians deliberately change accents out of their contempt for the Mimbrates. One (non-Arendish) character trying to [[TVGenius sound intelligent]] speaks like this for a few pages, before being explicitly told that she sounds ridiculous. Thoroughly and hilariously {{lampshaded}} in ''The Malloreon'' when Poledra remarks that if they stick around the Arends long enough, everyone will be doing it. For his part, Eddings not only does the style grammatically, but (in ''The Rivan Codex'') is highly critical of those who try but get it wrong.
* Appears several times in ''TheElenium''. All the speaking dead, whether they died centuries before or a few days before. A man playing a ressurected dead hero speaks this way, plagiarizing an old play. Also [[spoiler: Bhelliom speaks this way]].

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* In the ''{{Belgariad}}'', ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'', Arendish folks talk like this, particularly the Mimbrates...though the Asturians deliberately change accents out of their contempt for the Mimbrates. One (non-Arendish) character trying to [[TVGenius sound intelligent]] speaks like this for a few pages, before being explicitly told that she sounds ridiculous. Thoroughly and hilariously {{lampshaded}} in ''The Malloreon'' when Poledra remarks that if they stick around the Arends long enough, everyone will be doing it. For his part, Eddings not only does the style grammatically, but (in ''The Rivan Codex'') is highly critical of those who try but get it wrong.
* Appears several times in ''TheElenium''.''Literature/TheElenium''. All the speaking dead, whether they died centuries before or a few days before. A man playing a ressurected dead hero speaks this way, plagiarizing an old play. Also [[spoiler: Bhelliom speaks this way]].
20th Aug '16 10:26:22 AM Oecchi
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* The English dub of ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' has the elderly priestess talk this way, which is fair enough as she's from the Warring States Era. However, the writers apparently noticed that this was annoying, so ''only and specifically'' the priestess does it - every other character just speaks normal English, and Inuyasha himself is outright slangy.

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* The English dub of ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' has the elderly priestess Kaede talk this way, which is fair enough as she's from the Warring States Era. However, the writers apparently noticed that this was annoying, so ''only and specifically'' the priestess Kaede does it - every other character just speaks normal English, and Inuyasha himself is outright slangy.
13th Aug '16 8:40:45 PM nombretomado
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** Most of the characters in the [[NintendoDS DS]] [[VideoGameRemake remake]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' speak this way. Cecil, Golbez, and Kain still have this dialect in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy''.

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** Most of the characters in the [[NintendoDS [[UsefulNotes/NintendoDS DS]] [[VideoGameRemake remake]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' speak this way. Cecil, Golbez, and Kain still have this dialect in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy''.''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''.
16th Jul '16 1:27:10 PM wuggles
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* In an [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/09/29/last-kingdom-opening-credits-preview interview]] with Entertainment Weekly, ''Series/TheLastKingdom'' director Nick Murphy said he explicitly wanted to avert this in the series, which takes place in 9th century England.
-->'''Nick Murphy''': I banned any people talking in silly voices because it’s old [...] You can have somebody walk in and say ‘Good morning,’ and they did it the way you and I do it today because why wouldn’t they? They wouldn’t walk in and say, ‘Morning, sire!'
2nd Jul '16 8:36:30 AM lavendermintrose
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* Fittingly, much of the dub of ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'' is in this style. It's done well - the script was adapted by Shakespeare fans who know what they're doing, and they cast actors who were able to read it well.
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''
''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''
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.
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