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1st Dec '17 10:10:10 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Non-native speakers of a language often cannot tell the difference between words that native speakers swear are pronounced totally differently. Apparently, if you never had to distinguish between two phonemes during the first few years of your life, it takes lots of practice ever to learn to notice the difference. Well known examples include JapaneseRanguage and ArabBeobleTalk, but this can also happen between more closely related languages. For example, Danes commonly have trouble telling the English words "dock", "duck", "dug", and "dog" apart. Or, for that matter, Dutch people and "bat", "bad", "bed" and "bet".

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* Non-native speakers of a language often cannot tell the difference between words that native speakers swear are pronounced totally differently. Apparently, if you never had to distinguish between two phonemes during the first few years of your life, it takes lots of practice ever to learn to notice the difference. Well known examples include JapaneseRanguage and JapaneseRanguage, ArabBeobleTalk, but this and VampireVords. This can also happen between more closely related languages. For example, Danes commonly have trouble telling the English words "dock", "duck", "dug", and "dog" apart. Or, for that matter, Dutch people and "bat", "bad", "bed" and "bet".
15th Aug '17 6:43:04 PM nombretomado
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** Actually parodied quite a bit; in a sketch that parodies Smurfs [[XMeetsY filtered through]] Avatar, Gargamel as a Smurf is learning their language and apparently failing proper grammar and inflection. In vignette of women characters discussing sex, Smurfette gets a sexed about how someone wants to " smurf her smurf" and she responds how that could literally mean anything.

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** Actually parodied quite a bit; in a sketch that parodies Smurfs [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY filtered through]] Avatar, Gargamel as a Smurf is learning their language and apparently failing proper grammar and inflection. In vignette of women characters discussing sex, Smurfette gets a sexed about how someone wants to " smurf her smurf" and she responds how that could literally mean anything.
6th Jun '17 5:52:45 AM ApeAccount
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* The cats on Fargo's ship in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', once you are transformed into a cat and can understand Cat, speak Japanese or English (depending on your translation), except they end almost every sentence and veil swears with "Meow."



* The iOS remake of ''Skweek'' uses the word "skweek" in every level-completion quote, often in contexts where common four-letter words could easily be substituted.



* The cats on Fargo's ship in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', once you are transformed into a cat and can understand Cat, speak Japanese or English (depending on your translation), except they end almost every sentence and veil swears with "Meow."
* The iOS remake of ''Skweek'' uses the word "skweek" in every level-completion quote, often in contexts where common four-letter words could easily be substituted.

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* The cats on Fargo's ship in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', once In ''VideoGame/ThetaVsPi7'' the theta use "theta" for every word except "pi" and the pi use "pi" for every word except "theta". So a theta saying, "Hey, did you hear about King Pi?" would be "Theta, theta theta theta theta Theta Pi?" Thankfully there are transformed into a cat and can understand Cat, speak Japanese or English (depending on your translation), except they end almost every sentence and veil swears with "Meow."
* The iOS remake of ''Skweek'' uses the word "skweek" in every level-completion quote, often in contexts where common four-letter words could easily be substituted.
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1st Jun '17 10:55:57 AM DavidK93
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* After President Donald Trump sent a seemingly incomplete tweet ending with the nonsense word "covfefe," "covfefe" almost immediately became this. It was used comically to replace words that resemble covfefe, but has also been used to replace unrelated words in well-known phrases (such as a tweet by Hillary Clinton that "People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe.") It has also been used as an interjection.
13th May '17 8:41:27 AM dotchan
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* The beauty that is the ClusterFBomb can be an example of Smurfing, in which the F-word can be used as literally any part of speech in the English language.
12th May '17 10:21:04 PM Dvandemon
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** Actually parodied quite a bit; in a sketch that parodies Smurfs [[XMeetsY filtered through]] Avatar, Gargamel as a Smurf is learning their language and apparently failing proper grammar and inflection. In vignette of women characters discussing sex, Smurfette gets a sexed about how someone wants to " smurf her smurf" and she responds how that could literally mean anything.
3rd May '17 8:54:42 PM C2
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* [[LampshadeHanging Pointed out]], and played with a little, in an episode of ''series/MyBoys'', the TBS sitcom.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Pointed out]], and played with a little, in an episode of ''series/MyBoys'', ''Series/MyBoys'', the TBS sitcom.
17th Apr '17 6:22:40 PM nicktoon39
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-->-- '''Creator/BradJones''', [[TheNostalgiaCritic]] review of ''Film/TheSmurfs'' [[https://youtu.be/x-31DKJrFbA?t=772 review]]

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-->-- '''Creator/BradJones''', [[TheNostalgiaCritic]] review of Creator/TheNostalgiaCritic's ''Film/TheSmurfs'' [[https://youtu.be/x-31DKJrFbA?t=772 review]]
17th Apr '17 6:21:27 PM nicktoon39
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-->-- '''Creator/BradJones''', ''Film/TheSmurfs'' [[https://youtu.be/x-31DKJrFbA?t=772 review]]

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-->-- '''Creator/BradJones''', [[TheNostalgiaCritic]] review of ''Film/TheSmurfs'' [[https://youtu.be/x-31DKJrFbA?t=772 review]]
1st Apr '17 4:32:46 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Non-native speakers of a language often cannot tell the difference between words that native speakers swear are pronounced totally differently. Apparently, if you never had to distinguish between two phonemes during the first few years of your life, it takes lots of practice ever to learn to notice the difference. Most well known is the "flied lice" phenomenon (or, conversely, westerners' trouble with "getting" word tones), but can also happen between more closely related language. For example, Danes commonly have trouble telling the English words "dock", "duck", "dug", and "dog" apart. Or, for that matter, Dutch people and "bat", "bad", "bed" and "bet".

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* Non-native speakers of a language often cannot tell the difference between words that native speakers swear are pronounced totally differently. Apparently, if you never had to distinguish between two phonemes during the first few years of your life, it takes lots of practice ever to learn to notice the difference. Most well Well known is the "flied lice" phenomenon (or, conversely, westerners' trouble with "getting" word tones), examples include JapaneseRanguage and ArabBeobleTalk, but this can also happen between more closely related language.languages. For example, Danes commonly have trouble telling the English words "dock", "duck", "dug", and "dog" apart. Or, for that matter, Dutch people and "bat", "bad", "bed" and "bet".
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