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23rd Apr '17 12:23:45 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'': Mary, rather jarringly, has a [[DeepSouth Texan]] American accent in the 1987 version. Occasionally she can be heard trying for a British accent, but it just doesn't work. There's also that one scene where she attempts a Yorkshire accent...

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* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'': ''Film/{{The Secret Garden|1987}}'': Mary, rather jarringly, has a [[DeepSouth Texan]] American accent in the 1987 version. Occasionally she can be heard trying for a British accent, but it just doesn't work. There's also that one scene where she attempts a Yorkshire accent...
19th Apr '17 7:01:35 PM genisgone
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* Given a grand total of [[Creator/AnnaGunn one person]] in the principal cast is New Mexican, it's perhaps not surprising that New Mexican accents are few and far between on ''Series/BreakingBad''. Creator/AaronPaul's accent slides slides northeast back to his Idaho when Jesse's shouting or particularly high, while Creator/BetsyBrandt doesn't do anything to hide her own fairly strong Michigan accent. The latter is especially jarring as Skylar and Marie are sisters and both born and raised in Albuquerque. Creator/StevenMichaelQuezada (Steve Gomez, for those who'd forgotten) is a native Burqueño and actually does have a strong and quite lovely accent. [[SarcasmMode In fairness]], [[MonochromeCasting the principal cast (aside from the villains) are all white]], and Anglos tend to have much less of an accent.

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* Given a grand total of [[Creator/AnnaGunn one person]] in the principal cast is New Mexican, it's perhaps not surprising that New Mexican accents are few and far between on ''Series/BreakingBad''. Creator/AaronPaul's accent slides slides northeast back to his native Idaho when Jesse's shouting or particularly high, while Creator/BetsyBrandt doesn't do anything to hide her own fairly strong Michigan accent. The latter is especially jarring as Skylar and Marie are sisters and both born and raised in Albuquerque. Creator/StevenMichaelQuezada (Steve Gomez, for those who'd forgotten) is a native Burqueño and actually does have a strong and quite lovely accent. [[SarcasmMode In fairness]], [[MonochromeCasting the principal cast (aside from the villains) are all white]], and Anglos tend to have much less of an accent.
19th Apr '17 6:59:54 PM genisgone
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* Given a grand total of [[Creator/AnnaGunn one person]] in the principal cast is New Mexican, it's perhaps not surprising that New Mexican accents are few and far between on ''Series/BreakingBad''. Creator/AaronPaul's accent slides slides northeast back to his Idaho when Jesse's shouting or particularly high, while Creator/BetsyBrandt doesn't do anything to hide her own fairly strong Michigan accent. The latter is especially jarring as Skylar and Marie are sisters and both born and raised in Albuquerque. Creator/StevenMichaelQuezada (Steve Gomez, for those who'd forgotten) is a native Burqueño and actually does have a strong and quite lovely accent. [[SarcasmMode In fairness]], [[MonochromeCasting the principal cast (aside from the villains) are all white]], and Anglos tend to have much less of an accent.
15th Apr '17 4:45:21 PM nombretomado
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** This tends to be the case in other Sonic games as well; ''everyone'' has an American accent, no matter what or where. Other media tends to avert this, however, especially SonicSATAM and Archie Comics exclusive character Antoine with his ([[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey exaggerated]]) French accent.

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** This tends to be the case in other Sonic games as well; ''everyone'' has an American accent, no matter what or where. Other media tends to avert this, however, especially SonicSATAM ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' and Archie Comics exclusive character Antoine with his ([[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey exaggerated]]) French accent.
30th Mar '17 2:18:20 AM Grudgeal
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* In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', while Mandy Patinkin imitates a Spanish accent for his Spaniard character, Wallace Shawn retains his natural American accent for a character who's explicitly described as a Sicilian.

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* In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', while Mandy Patinkin imitates a Spanish accent for his Spaniard character, Wallace Shawn retains his natural American accent for a character who's explicitly described as a Sicilian. Wrestling/AndreTheGiant uses his native French accent for a character who is Turkish in the books, but the film never mentions his nationality.
12th Mar '17 9:05:07 PM Abodos
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' takes place in the fictional country of Hyrule, which is based heavily on Europe (especially Britain). ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' is the first ''Zelda'' title to feature a large amount of voice acting (previous games featured single words, [[NonDubbedGrunts often in Japanese]], or in the case of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' the segment was just left out of translated versions). The accents seem to be a mixed bag. Many characters seem to speak with American accents despite the medieval-esque theme. Princess Zelda on the other hand does have a British accent.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' takes place in the fictional country of Hyrule, which is based heavily on Europe (especially Britain). ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' is the first ''Zelda'' title to feature a large amount of voice acting (previous games featured single words, [[NonDubbedGrunts often in Japanese]], or in the case of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' the segment was just left out of translated versions). The accents seem to be a mixed bag. Many characters seem to speak with American accents despite the medieval-esque theme. Princess Zelda on the other hand does have a British accent. Two stranger examples would be Zelda's father King Rhoam and the Great Deku Tree, who both speak with what can be considered 75% American, 25% British accents.
9th Mar '17 8:28:01 PM eowynjedi
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* The 1951 film version of ''Film/HoratioHornblower''. The non-British characters speak with the Hollywood-type accents you'd expect, but as for the men of His Majesty's Royal Navy? All American. Gregory Peck doesn't even hint at changing his distinctive deep voice. (Which is kind of hilarious as the section of Hornblower canon the film is based on takes place during ''the War of 1812'', and C.S. Forester put Hornblower in the Pacific specifically to keep him from encountering Americans.)

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* The 1951 film version of ''Film/HoratioHornblower''. The non-British characters speak with the Hollywood-type accents you'd expect, but as for the men of His Majesty's Royal Navy? All American. Gregory Peck doesn't even hint at changing his distinctive deep voice. (Which is kind of hilarious as the section of Hornblower canon the film is based on takes place during ''the War of 1812'', and C.S. Forester put Hornblower in the Pacific specifically to keep him from encountering Americans.)
5th Mar '17 5:08:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[DungeonSiege In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale]]'': Nobody tried, it was just a mish-mash of different accents. Creator/JasonStatham seemed very out of place in this movie, and it wasn't just because he was the only actor with an accent that MIGHT resemble the correct one.

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* ''[[DungeonSiege ''[[Film/InTheNameOfTheKing In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale]]'': Nobody tried, it was just a mish-mash of different accents. Creator/JasonStatham seemed very out of place in this movie, and it wasn't just because he was the only actor with an accent that MIGHT resemble the correct one.
5th Mar '17 2:58:43 AM Jaro7788
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Notoriously the case with foreign dubbing of English-language products. In some countries (such as Poland or Russia) that's partly due to the dialectal differentiation being all but absent among the native population. Sometimes it's for the better: on the rare occasions when actors who have had little to no exposure to another dialect of their own language need to come up with one completely artificial, the results more often than not being [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent rather easy to predict]].

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Notoriously the case with foreign dubbing of English-language products. In some countries (such as Poland or Russia) that's partly due to the dialectal differentiation being all but absent among the native population. Sometimes it's for the better: on the rare occasions when actors who have had little to no exposure to another dialect of their own language need to come up with one completely artificial, the results more often than not being are [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent rather easy to predict]].
5th Mar '17 2:57:58 AM Jaro7788
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Notoriously the case with foreign dubbing of English-language products. In some countries (such as Poland or Russia) that's partly due to the dialectal differentiation being all but absent among the native population. Sometimes it's for the better: on the rare occasions when actors who have had little to no exposure to another dialect of their own language need to come up with one completely artificial, the results more often than not being [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent rather easy to predict]].
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