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8th Oct '17 5:50:42 PM foxley
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* Donald Westlake's unlucky criminal John Dortmunder once, under pressure, claimed his name was "John Diddums," and then started to use it as a regular alias. Whenever people asked about the name that sounds like babytalk, he'd tell them, "It's Welsh," and they'd be embarrassed for questioning it. And then he ran into a British gentleman who remarked, "I know a Diddums family near Caernarvon. Might you be a relative?"

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* Donald Westlake's unlucky criminal [[Literature/{{Dortmunder}} John Dortmunder Dortmunder]] once, under pressure, claimed his name was "John Diddums," and then started to use it as a regular alias. Whenever people asked about the name that sounds like babytalk, he'd tell them, "It's Welsh," and they'd be embarrassed for questioning it. And then he ran into a British gentleman who remarked, "I know a Diddums family near Caernarvon. Might you be a relative?"



** Dharma makes Greg do this in another episode, pretending to be a southerner in a golf accessory store asking for a "[[FunetikAksent Naan Aaron]]". Unfortunately there is a man FROM Memphis a few feet away from them, who turns out to be the newly appointed local judge. He's quickly shown to have an ''extreme'' dislike for people mocking his accent, forcing Dharma and Greg to participate in a [[SnowballingLie increasingly more and more elaborate charade]] leading up to being introduced to Vice-President Al Gore with all of the Finkelsteins and Montgomery-Burns family members dressed up as southern stereotypes.

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** Dharma makes Greg do this in another episode, pretending to be a southerner in a golf accessory store asking for a "[[FunetikAksent Naan Aaron]]". Unfortunately there is a man FROM Memphis a few feet away from them, who turns out to be the newly appointed local judge. He's quickly shown to have an ''extreme'' dislike for people mocking his accent, forcing Dharma and Greg to participate in a [[SnowballingLie [[SnowballLie increasingly more and more elaborate charade]] leading up to being introduced to Vice-President Al Gore with all of the Finkelsteins and Montgomery-Burns family members dressed up as southern stereotypes.
11th Jul '17 6:48:15 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheFarthestShore'', Ged tells Arren they are going to pose as merchants from Arren's island, and, being an older, GenreSavvy man, asks him to give some large town as a fake birthplace -- just in case they run into a townsman.

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* In ''Literature/TheFarthestShore'', Ged tells Arren they are going to pose as merchants from Arren's island, and, being an older, GenreSavvy man, asks and has the foresight to ask him to give some large town as a fake birthplace -- just in case they run into a townsman.
11th Jul '17 11:15:07 AM Omeganian
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* In ''Literature/TheFarthestShore'', Ged tells Arren they are going to pose as merchants from Arren's island, and, being intelligent, asks him to give some large town as a fake birthplace -- just in case they run into a townsman.

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* In ''Literature/TheFarthestShore'', Ged tells Arren they are going to pose as merchants from Arren's island, and, being intelligent, an older, GenreSavvy man, asks him to give some large town as a fake birthplace -- just in case they run into a townsman.


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* In Creator/EdmondHamilton's ''Outlaw world'', Captain Future temporarily ends up with some pirates, and pretends to be a survivor from a recently destroyed band. Then, they visit [[WretchedHive the pirates' main den]], and one person states he served in that band for nine years and had never seen him. The Captain buys a reprieve by claiming he was a freshly recruited technician, and had no opportunity yet to interact with a gunner.
15th Jun '17 3:28:38 PM Anddrix
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** ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'' does a Reverse on this trope. Rincewind runs into someone from the place he's pretending to be from, and being GenreSavvy enough to know that his challenger is going to try to trip him up by asking him about a fictional person or location, calls him on it -- only instead the man asked him about a real person whose identity would be very obvious if Rincewind's story was true.

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** ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'' does a Reverse on this trope. Rincewind runs into someone from the place he's pretending to be from, and being GenreSavvy smart enough to know that his challenger is going to try to trip him up by asking him about a fictional person or location, calls him on it -- only instead the man asked him about a real person whose identity would be very obvious if Rincewind's story was true.



* In ''Literature/TheFarthestShore'', Ged tells Arren they are going to pose as merchants from Arren's island, and, being GenreSavvy, asks him to give some large town as a fake birthplace -- just in case they run into a townsman.

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* In ''Literature/TheFarthestShore'', Ged tells Arren they are going to pose as merchants from Arren's island, and, being GenreSavvy, intelligent, asks him to give some large town as a fake birthplace -- just in case they run into a townsman.
18th May '17 5:55:23 PM kquinn0830
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* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Barney recruits Ted to be his wingman and tells a potential date that Ted is deaf for sympathy points. Naturally, the girl knows sign language and starts signing to him. (Fortunately, it turns out Ted also knows sign language.)

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* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Barney recruits Ted to be his wingman and tells a potential date that Ted is deaf for sympathy points. Naturally, the girl knows sign language and starts signing to him. (Fortunately, Fortunately, it turns out Ted also knows sign language.)language. Unfortunately, Ted signs that Barney is lying to her and she should give him a fake number.
28th Mar '17 8:53:20 PM Angeldeb82
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This situation can be part of a [[SpotTheImposter Spot]] or BluffTheImpostor scene. See also ConfrontingYourImposter, which is going one step further: an impostor meets the very person he's masquerading as. If it actually works, consider SeamlessSpontaneousLie.

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This situation can be part of a [[SpotTheImposter Spot]] {{Spot|TheImposter}} or BluffTheImpostor scene. See also ConfrontingYourImposter, which is going one step further: an impostor meets the very person he's masquerading as. If it actually works, consider SeamlessSpontaneousLie.



* ''Film/InTheLineOfFire''. The would-be presidential assassin is opening a bank account as part of his false identity when he casually mentions he's from Minneapolis. The teller replies, "Oh I'm from Minneapolis!" His OhCrap reaction causes him to fluster his response -- worried that she's realised he's a phony, the assassin [[YouKnowTooMuch tracks her home and kills her]]. The murder later helps Creator/ClintEastwood's character isolate the false identify in time to stop the assassination.

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* ''Film/InTheLineOfFire''. The would-be presidential assassin is opening a bank account as part of his false identity when he casually mentions he's from Minneapolis. The teller replies, "Oh I'm from Minneapolis!" His OhCrap reaction causes him to fluster his response -- worried that she's realised he's a phony, the assassin [[YouKnowTooMuch [[HeKnowsTooMuch tracks her home and kills her]]. The murder later helps Creator/ClintEastwood's character isolate the false identify in time to stop the assassination.



* In the first [[Literature/ConfessionsOfGeorgiaNicolson Georgia Nicolson book]], Georgia walks up to a cute guy on the street, pretending to have a limp, and starts speaking to him in fake French (ItMakesSenseInContext... or, well, as much sense as [[CloudCuckoolander Georgia]] ever makes). The guy, in an attempt to help her, leads her to a restaurant nearby whose waitresses speak French.

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* In the first [[Literature/ConfessionsOfGeorgiaNicolson Georgia Nicolson book]], Georgia walks up to a cute guy on the street, pretending to have a limp, and starts speaking to him in fake French (ItMakesSenseInContext... or, well, as much sense as [[CloudCuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Georgia]] ever makes). The guy, in an attempt to help her, leads her to a restaurant nearby whose waitresses speak French.



-->'''[[TheDitz Homer:]]''' Wait a minute! There's no Angus [=McLeod=] in North Kilttown! [[RefugeInAudacity Why, you're not from Scotland at all]]!

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-->'''[[TheDitz Homer:]]''' Wait a minute! There's no Angus [=McLeod=] in North Kilttown! [[RefugeInAudacity Why, you're not from Scotland at all]]!all!]]



* In [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-signs-that-someone-isnt-actually-badass/ this]] Cracked article, {{Seanbaby}} details an encounter with a bouncer who regaled him with obviously fake fight stories. In this case, the bouncer knew Seanbaby was into fighting because it was all over his shirt, but clearly mistook him for a hobbyist or even a wannabe like him. "The story made me sad. [...] because this idiot managed to tell the story to maybe the one person in the bar with academic certainty that he made it up. "

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* In [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-signs-that-someone-isnt-actually-badass/ this]] Cracked article, {{Seanbaby}} Creator/{{Seanbaby}} details an encounter with a bouncer who regaled him with obviously fake fight stories. In this case, the bouncer knew Seanbaby was into fighting because it was all over his shirt, but clearly mistook him for a hobbyist or even a wannabe like him. "The story made me sad. [...] because this idiot managed to tell the story to maybe the one person in the bar with academic certainty that he made it up. "
26th Jan '17 2:00:06 PM DaibhidC
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* In one episode of ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'', Patsy Straightwoman attempts to enter the special caff on ferries that's only for lorry drivers by pretending to be a lorry driver on her way to Portugal. The lorry drivers guarding the door are not convinced, but are particularly clueless about testing her ("What colour is your lorry?" "Blue." "Ooh, some lorries ''are'' blue."), culminating with:
-->'''Lorry driver''': If you're going to Portugal, you must know my friend ... Pedro?\\
'''Patsy''': Yes. I do.\\
'''Lorry driver''': Well when you see him, tell him Steve says hi.\\
'''Patsy''': Will do.\\
'''Lorry driver''': Ha! You just gave yourself away, little lady. My name's not Steve!\\
''{{Beat}}''\\
'''Patsy''': Okay, but how could I possibly have known that?\\
'''Lorry driver''': Argh, I should have lied about ''Pedro'''s name! I keep doing this! Okay, in you go.
26th Jan '17 1:55:21 PM DaibhidC
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* In one episode of ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme, Patsy Straightwoman attempts to enter the special caff on ferries that's only for lorry drivers by pretending to be a lorry driver on her way to Portugal. The lorry drivers guarding the door are not convinced, but are particularly clueless about testing her ("What colour is your lorry?" "Blue." "Ooh, some lorries ''are'' blue."), culminating with:

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* In one episode of ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme, ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'', Patsy Straightwoman attempts to enter the special caff on ferries that's only for lorry drivers by pretending to be a lorry driver on her way to Portugal. The lorry drivers guarding the door are not convinced, but are particularly clueless about testing her ("What colour is your lorry?" "Blue." "Ooh, some lorries ''are'' blue."), culminating with:
26th Jan '17 1:55:01 PM DaibhidC
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'''Lorry driver''': Well when you see him, tell him Steve says hi.

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'''Lorry driver''': Well when you see him, tell him Steve says hi.\\
26th Jan '17 1:54:44 PM DaibhidC
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'''Patsy''': Will do.

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'''Patsy''': Will do.\\
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