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15th Jan '16 10:41:29 AM Anddrix
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* In an early episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Data's long lost brother Lore is found and assembled. It quickly becomes evident that every time he lies, he has a facial tic so horrid that you fear he's having a seizure. Yet no member of the crew ever notices or comments on this. In the end, he actually has to point this out, [[ViewersAreMorons just in case the audience didn't figure it out.]]

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* In an early episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Data's long lost brother Lore is found and assembled. It quickly becomes evident that every time he lies, he has a facial tic so horrid that you fear he's having a seizure. Yet no member of the crew ever notices or comments on this. In the end, he actually has to point this out, [[ViewersAreMorons just in case the audience didn't figure it out.]]
18th Oct '15 10:17:09 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Potemayo}}'': Poor Mikan can't perceive hostility from Potemayo, no matter how often she gestures, growls or shouts ''shaaaaa!''. Jumping onto Mikan's head in a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} facehugger]] fashion seems to work.

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* ''{{Potemayo}}'': ''Anime/{{Potemayo}}'': Poor Mikan can't perceive hostility from Potemayo, no matter how often she gestures, growls or shouts ''shaaaaa!''. Jumping onto Mikan's head in a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} facehugger]] fashion seems to work.
27th Sep '15 7:34:20 AM eroock
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->''"I'm terribly sorry, [[TheQuietOne Finland]], but I don't understand random-flailing-with-knife language. I tried to interpret it, but I gave up when you used the same sign for '[[TheAlcoholic Vodka!]]' and '[[NoodleIncident There's a cat under the house!]]'."''

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->''"I'm terribly sorry, [[TheQuietOne Finland]], but I don't understand random-flailing-with-knife language. I tried to interpret it, but I gave up when you used the same sign for '[[TheAlcoholic Vodka!]]' [[TheAlcoholic Vodka!]] and '[[NoodleIncident [[NoodleIncident There's a cat under the house!]]'.house!]]."''
27th Sep '15 7:33:51 AM eroock
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->''I'm terribly sorry, [[TheQuietOne Finland]], but I don't understand random-flailing-with-knife language. I tried to interpret it, but I gave up when you used the same sign for "[[TheAlcoholic Vodka!]]" and "[[NoodleIncident There's a cat under the house!]]"''
-->'''Åland''', ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' "[[http://satwcomic.com/dysfunctional-family Dysfunctional Family]]"

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->''I'm ->''"I'm terribly sorry, [[TheQuietOne Finland]], but I don't understand random-flailing-with-knife language. I tried to interpret it, but I gave up when you used the same sign for "[[TheAlcoholic Vodka!]]" '[[TheAlcoholic Vodka!]]' and "[[NoodleIncident '[[NoodleIncident There's a cat under the house!]]"''
-->'''Åland''',
house!]]'."''
-->-- '''Åland''',
''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' "[[http://satwcomic.com/dysfunctional-family Dysfunctional Family]]"
7th Aug '15 12:27:42 AM Fyrmer
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* Early on in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyX'' Tidus fall in with a group of Al Bhed salvegers, none of whom seem to speak Tidus' language. One attempts to convey something to Tidus through a series of grunts and gestures which are entirely lost on Tidus.
17th May '15 8:49:16 PM AuraXtreme
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->''I'm terribly sorry, [[TheQuietOne Finland]], but I don't understand random-flailing-with-knife language. I tried to interpret it, but I gave up when you used the same sign for "[[TheAlcoholic Vodka!]]" and "[[NoodleIncident There's a cat under the house!]]"''
-->'''Åland''', ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' "[[http://satwcomic.com/dysfunctional-family Dysfunctional Family]]"
19th Apr '15 6:06:37 PM nombretomado
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* Despite the extent to which CourageTheCowardlyDog will go to try and nonverbally warn of impending danger (even sometimes ''shapeshifting'' into ominous images), [[TooDumbToLive Muriel]] is never able to figure it out (and often [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter implicitly trusts obviously threatening people]]), while [[{{Jerkass}} Eustace]] just angrily dismisses and occasionally physically or mentally abuses him.

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* Despite the extent to which CourageTheCowardlyDog ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' will go to try and nonverbally warn of impending danger (even sometimes ''shapeshifting'' into ominous images), [[TooDumbToLive Muriel]] is never able to figure it out (and often [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter implicitly trusts obviously threatening people]]), while [[{{Jerkass}} Eustace]] just angrily dismisses and occasionally physically or mentally abuses him.
17th Apr '15 7:36:37 PM nombretomado
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* On one ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, Elmer Fudd's wife wonders what to make for dinner, and their dog uses pantomime to suggest roast duck (DaffyDuck to be exact, whom the dog can't stand). After she misreads every clue, the dog loses his patience and outright ''tells her'' "NO! Roast D-U-C-K duck! Sheesh!"

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* On one ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, Elmer Fudd's wife wonders what to make for dinner, and their dog uses pantomime to suggest roast duck (DaffyDuck (WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck to be exact, whom the dog can't stand). After she misreads every clue, the dog loses his patience and outright ''tells her'' "NO! Roast D-U-C-K duck! Sheesh!"
21st Jun '14 2:15:27 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* A surprising amount of nonverbal communication is just as culture-specific as language, so one party could be getting a completely different message than the other thinks they're sending. For example, making eye contact is considered a basic level of respect in some cultures but aggressive or insulting in others.
3rd Jun '14 11:13:41 AM Beacon80
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* [[Film/LiloAndStitch Lilo]] does a good job following Nani's mimed instructions on what to say to the social worker... for a little while.
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