History Main / GratuitousEnglish

15th Sep '16 2:59:05 PM jamespolk
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* ''Animation/LavatoryLovestory'': This is a Russian cartoon but all the signs are in English. The sign above the rest room says "Lavatory", and the woman reads a newspaper called "Happy Woman" with headlines like "Bravo! Best!" Interestingly, this is averted at the end, with the sign in her booth that says "срочно требуется работник""Urgently required worker."
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9th Aug '16 1:43:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://garfield.com/us-acres/2012-09-06 This]] ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' strip has Orson receiving a phone call from {{China}} after sneezing. Guess what's wrong with the message.

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* [[http://garfield.com/us-acres/2012-09-06 This]] ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' strip has Orson receiving a phone call from {{China}} UsefulNotes/{{China}} after sneezing. Guess what's wrong with the message.
30th Jul '16 10:40:26 AM nombretomado
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* [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] throughout ChrisJericho's first book, ''A Lion's Tale,'' while recounting his times in Japan. He often referred to it as "English just good enough to make no sense."

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* [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] throughout ChrisJericho's Wrestling/ChrisJericho's first book, ''A Lion's Tale,'' while recounting his times in Japan. He often referred to it as "English just good enough to make no sense."
20th Jul '16 10:15:36 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Non-English media interjecting English even when it's not always appropriate]].

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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Non-English media interjecting English even when it's not always appropriate]].appropriate.
17th Jul '16 12:57:43 AM TomWalpertac2
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For gratuitous examples of other languages, see also: GratuitousSpanish, GratuitousFrench, GratuitousItalian, GratuitousGerman, GratuitousJapanese, GratuitousRussian, etc.

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For gratuitous examples This is a subtrope of other languages, see also: GratuitousSpanish, GratuitousFrench, GratuitousItalian, GratuitousGerman, GratuitousJapanese, GratuitousRussian, etc.
GratuitousForeignLanguage and really should be used with extreme care.
17th Jul '16 12:52:11 AM TomWalpertac2
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For gratuitous examples of other languages, see also: GratuitousSpanish, GratuitousFrench, GratuitousItalian GratuitousGerman, GratuitousJapanese, GratuitousRussian, etc.

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For gratuitous examples of other languages, see also: GratuitousSpanish, GratuitousFrench, GratuitousItalian GratuitousItalian, GratuitousGerman, GratuitousJapanese, GratuitousRussian, etc.
17th Jul '16 12:51:52 AM TomWalpertac2
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For gratuitous examples of other languages, see also: GratuitousSpanish, GratuitousFrench, GratuitousItalian GratuitousGerman, GratuitousJapanese, GratuitousRussian, etc.
21st Jun '16 6:48:49 PM gewunomox
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* The "Alabama Song" (which, of course, was CoveredUp by TheDoors) and "Benares Song" in ''Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny'' (''Theatre/TheRiseAndFallOfTheCityOfMahagonny''). Creator/BertoltBrecht's use of English is rather awkward in the latter: "There is no boy with whom to shake hands. Where is the telephone? Is here no telephone?" In the former, the {{Shotacon}} implications of the line "show me the way to the next little boy" were doubtless unintentional.

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* The "Alabama Song" (which, of course, was CoveredUp by TheDoors) Music/TheDoors) and "Benares Song" in ''Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny'' (''Theatre/TheRiseAndFallOfTheCityOfMahagonny''). Creator/BertoltBrecht's use of English is rather awkward in the latter: "There is no boy with whom to shake hands. Where is the telephone? Is here no telephone?" In the former, the {{Shotacon}} implications of the line "show me the way to the next little boy" were doubtless unintentional.
6th Jun '16 9:17:33 PM KillerClowns
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When the English is actually pretty good, it's SurprisinglyGoodEnglish. Compare BilingualDialogue for a more surreal linguistic experience, and BlindIdiotTranslation for the ''really'' bad version. See also GratuitousForeignLanguage and all its subtropes. When these works are translated into English, the Gratuitous English is often changed into GratuitousSpanish or GratuitousFrench.

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When the English is actually pretty good, it's SurprisinglyGoodEnglish. Compare BilingualDialogue for a more surreal linguistic experience, and BlindIdiotTranslation for the ''really'' bad version. See also GratuitousForeignLanguage and all its subtropes. When these works are translated into English, the Gratuitous English is [[KeepItForeign often changed changed]] into GratuitousSpanish or GratuitousFrench.
4th May '16 12:26:41 PM TheSteelFire
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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Non-English media interjecting English even when it not always appropriate]].

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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Non-English media interjecting English even when it it's not always appropriate]].
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