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26th Dec '16 4:48:31 PM ChrisX
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* Lampshaded in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. "Of course I am French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent". (Made funnier when later dialogue implies most of the French knights don't actually understand actual French).

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* Lampshaded in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. "Of course I am French. "I'm French! Why do you think I have this outrageous accent".outrrrageous accent, you silly king-a!?". (Made funnier when later dialogue implies most of the French knights don't actually understand actual French).
29th Nov '16 12:46:19 PM Dimensio
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* Several episodes of ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' took place in a foreign nation (including East Germany, France and the Soviet Union). In all such episodes, natives of those countries spoke to one another in accented English even in private.
28th Nov '16 7:22:32 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** English appears to be the only human language in the setting, regional accents are all you get. Antivans speak it with a Spanish accent, Fereldan uses British accents, Tevinter used a different subset of British accents etc. Dwarfs also speak English, with a mix of North American accents this time. Dalish elfs speak mostly English with a Welsh accent, with a few Elven words mixed in (the Elven language being mostly lost). The Qunari actually do have their own language, but outside their own territory speak English in a very distinct, flat way with no identifiable accent (mainly because very few of them can speak the common tongue, and mastery is prized in the Qun, so they are silent and stoic with flat affect out of shame)..

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** English appears to be the only human language in the setting, regional accents are all you get. Antivans speak it with a Spanish accent, Fereldan uses British accents, Tevinter used a different subset of British accents etc. Dwarfs also speak English, with a mix of North American accents this time.time (they occasionally mix in a few words of an old Dwarf language, but the common tongue apparently started as a Dwarf trading language). Dalish elfs speak mostly English with a Welsh accent, with a few Elven words mixed in (the Elven language being mostly lost). The Qunari actually do have their own language, but outside their own territory speak English in a very distinct, flat way with no identifiable accent (mainly because very few of them can speak the common tongue, and mastery is prized in the Qun, so they are silent and stoic with flat affect out of shame)..
27th Oct '16 4:22:39 AM DaibhidC
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* A ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'' skit about Voltaire has three lines in French before deciding to abandon that in favour of "Ou'''rraa''jous Frrench accen's". Simon Kane refuses to participate, and finishes the sketch with a ''proper'' French accent.

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* A ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'' skit about Voltaire has three lines in French before deciding to abandon that in favour of "Ou'''rraa''jous Frrench Frranch accen's". Simon Kane refuses to participate, and finishes the sketch with a ''proper'' French accent.
27th Oct '16 4:22:17 AM DaibhidC
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* A ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'' skit about Voltaire has three lines in French before deciding to abandon that in favour of "Ou'''rraa''jous Frrench accen's". Simon Kane refuses to participate, and finishes the sketch with a ''proper'' French accent.
22nd Oct '16 1:33:47 PM nombretomado
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* If ''VideoGame/RomeTotalWar'' is an indication, the Greeks, Egyptians, Eastern peoples, Carthaginians, Numidians, and the various barbarian tribes, all spoke perfect English aside from their accents. ''VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar'' takes this one step further: Scots speak in a thick Scottish accents, The Holy Roman Empire and France speak in thick over-the-top German and French accents and throw in GratuitousGerman/[[GratuitousFrench French]] on a regular basis, the English speak in a posh [[BritishAccents English accent]], the Moors, Turks and Egyptians speech is in an Arabic accent and is laced with Arabic terms, the Spanish, Portuguese, various Italians, and the Byzantines all speak in a generic Southern European accent, the Eastern European factions (and, for some reason, the Danes) speak in a generic Eastern European accent, and the Mongols and Timurids speak in an {{egregious}} East-Asian accent.

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* If ''VideoGame/RomeTotalWar'' is an indication, the Greeks, Egyptians, Eastern peoples, Carthaginians, Numidians, and the various barbarian tribes, all spoke perfect English aside from their accents. ''VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar'' takes this one step further: Scots speak in a thick Scottish accents, The Holy Roman Empire and France speak in thick over-the-top German and French accents and throw in GratuitousGerman/[[GratuitousFrench French]] on a regular basis, the English speak in a posh [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents English accent]], the Moors, Turks and Egyptians speech is in an Arabic accent and is laced with Arabic terms, the Spanish, Portuguese, various Italians, and the Byzantines all speak in a generic Southern European accent, the Eastern European factions (and, for some reason, the Danes) speak in a generic Eastern European accent, and the Mongols and Timurids speak in an {{egregious}} East-Asian accent.
19th Oct '16 12:07:05 PM MisterApple
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* Largely averted throughout ''Film/TheBourneSeries''. Foreign characters are usually shown speaking in their native tongue.
* Parodied in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. When one of the Frenchmen tries speaking in French, one of the other Frenchmen ''can't even understand him''. This happens repeatedly.
5th Oct '16 3:49:21 AM ImpudentInfidel
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*** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' averts this. When the Mohawk characters speak to one another, they speak in [[ShownTheirWork subtitled Mohawk.]]
** It's worth mentioning that many fans and critics complained that everyone but Altair had an "appropriate" accent in the [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI first game]], with the general consensus that Altair should have had a matching accent, even though that makes no more sense than him speaking English in the first place. The accents in [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII the]] [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Ezio]] [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations trilogy]] were generally well received for the same [[FridgeLogic "reason."]]

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*** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' averts this. When the Mohawk characters speak to one another, they speak in [[ShownTheirWork subtitled Mohawk.subtitled Kanien'kehá:ka.]]
** It's worth mentioning that many fans and critics complained that everyone but Altair had an "appropriate" accent in the [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI first game]], with the general consensus that Altair should have had a matching accent, even though that makes no more sense than him speaking English in the first place.place (he gained one in later appearances). The accents in [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII the]] [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Ezio]] [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations trilogy]] were generally well received for the same [[FridgeLogic "reason."]]
28th Sep '16 12:50:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used as a gag in ''GorgeousPrincessCreamyBeamy'' with the natives of French West Stereotypia: ''"Eet eez a small nation, deevoted to upholding zee stereotypes of owair fairfazzers! Cheese, wine, love, berets, stripy shairts, a zense of cultural zuperioretee, and talkeeng like zis instead of speaking ze actual French!"''

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* Used as a gag in ''GorgeousPrincessCreamyBeamy'' ''Webcomic/GorgeousPrincessCreamyBeamy'' with the natives of French West Stereotypia: ''"Eet eez a small nation, deevoted to upholding zee stereotypes of owair fairfazzers! Cheese, wine, love, berets, stripy shairts, a zense of cultural zuperioretee, and talkeeng like zis instead of speaking ze actual French!"''



* ''IrregularWebcomic'' uses this in comic no. [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2435.html 2435]], and (as expected) has a link back to this very trope.

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* ''IrregularWebcomic'' ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' uses this in comic no. [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2435.html 2435]], and (as expected) has a link back to this very trope.
22nd Sep '16 12:55:17 PM FrustratedFox
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* If ''VideoGame/RomeTotalWar'' is an indication, the Greeks, Egyptians, Eastern peoples, Carthaginians, Numidians, and the various barbarian tribes, all spoke perfect English aside from their accents. ''VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar'' takes this one step further: Scots speak in a thick Scottish accents, The Holy Roman Empire and France speak in thick over-the-top German and French accents and throw in GratuitousGerman/[[GratuitousFrench French]] on a regular basis, the English speak in a posh [[BritishAccents British accent]], the Moors, Turks and Egyptians speech is in an Arabic accent and is laced with Arabic terms, the Spanish, Portuguese, various Italians, and the Byzantines all speak in a generic Southern European accent, the Eastern European factions (and, for some reason, the Danes) speak in a generic Eastern European accent, and the Mongols and Timurids speak in an {{egregious}} East-Asian accent.

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* If ''VideoGame/RomeTotalWar'' is an indication, the Greeks, Egyptians, Eastern peoples, Carthaginians, Numidians, and the various barbarian tribes, all spoke perfect English aside from their accents. ''VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar'' takes this one step further: Scots speak in a thick Scottish accents, The Holy Roman Empire and France speak in thick over-the-top German and French accents and throw in GratuitousGerman/[[GratuitousFrench French]] on a regular basis, the English speak in a posh [[BritishAccents British English accent]], the Moors, Turks and Egyptians speech is in an Arabic accent and is laced with Arabic terms, the Spanish, Portuguese, various Italians, and the Byzantines all speak in a generic Southern European accent, the Eastern European factions (and, for some reason, the Danes) speak in a generic Eastern European accent, and the Mongols and Timurids speak in an {{egregious}} East-Asian accent.
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