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24th Feb '17 4:41:56 AM Hjortron18
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* In the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', the Asgardians usually speak like this and ''not'' in FlowerlyElizabethanEnglish like Tony Stark likes to joke.

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* In the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', the Asgardians usually speak like this and ''not'' in FlowerlyElizabethanEnglish FloweryElizabethanEnglish like Tony Stark likes to joke.
24th Feb '17 4:40:54 AM Hjortron18
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* In the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', the Asgardians usually speak like this and ''not'' in FlowerlyElizabethianEnglish like Tony Stark likes to joke.

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* In the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', the Asgardians usually speak like this and ''not'' in FlowerlyElizabethianEnglish FlowerlyElizabethanEnglish like Tony Stark likes to joke.
24th Feb '17 4:39:19 AM Hjortron18
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* In the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', the Asgardians usually speak like this and ''not'' in FlowerlyElizabethianEnglish like Tony Stark likes to joke.
30th Jan '17 12:01:43 PM lavendermintrose
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* Nagare Hisui, the Green King in ''[[Anime/{{K}} K: Return of Kings]]'', speaks this way. His Sanctum's theme is the internet.


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* Evindr in ''Literature/EmeraldPrince''. He is one of the top sorcerers in his country, and in [[MagicAIsMagicA this setting]], that comes from being incredibly intelligent.
22nd Dec '16 9:57:26 PM Lloigor
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* Characters having english as their second language, and avoiding contractions because it is easier for them to speak this way.

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* Characters having english English as their second language, and avoiding contractions because it is easier for them to speak this way.
23rd Nov '16 9:28:49 AM ChilledXSocks
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* Grover of ''Series/SesameStreet''.

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* Grover of ''Series/SesameStreet''.''Series/SesameStreet'' insists on avoiding the use of contractions because he is obsessed with doing everything right, according to his original performer, Frank Oz.
9th Nov '16 7:25:25 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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-->'''Big Brother''': "Cleaning" as in eradicating people, right? Whoa man, that's cold. Makes you sound real alien and inhuman...you ''Franchise/StarTrek'' sounding mother***!

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-->'''Big Brother''': "Cleaning" as in eradicating people, right? Whoa man, that's cold. Makes you sound real alien and inhuman... you ''Franchise/StarTrek'' sounding mother***!



* In ''Film/FlightOfTheNavigator'', Max, the spaceship AI, originally talked like this...until he downloaded the required info from David's brain. Then he speaks like a TotallyRadical version of [[Series/ThePeeWeeHermanShow Pee]]-[[Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse Wee]] [[Theatre/ThePeeWeeHermanShowOnBroadway Herman]] though it's because it ''is'' PaulReubens supplying the voice.

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* In ''Film/FlightOfTheNavigator'', Max, the spaceship AI, originally talked like this... until he downloaded the required info from David's brain. Then he speaks like a TotallyRadical version of [[Series/ThePeeWeeHermanShow Pee]]-[[Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse Wee]] [[Theatre/ThePeeWeeHermanShowOnBroadway Herman]] though it's because it ''is'' PaulReubens supplying the voice.



* Aximili from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''...when he's not in human form. (When he's in human form, [[VerbalTic he's just]] [[SenseFreak crazy]].) Ax's internal monologue is not quite as formal as his speech, though it is still clearly the thought process of someone foreign to American culture; when speaking, he's actively affecting a formal tone because he believes that's how a soldier in the Andalite military should act.

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* Aximili from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''... when he's not in human form. (When he's in human form, [[VerbalTic he's just]] [[SenseFreak crazy]].) Ax's internal monologue is not quite as formal as his speech, though it is still clearly the thought process of someone foreign to American culture; when speaking, he's actively affecting a formal tone because he believes that's how a soldier in the Andalite military should act.



** ...unless they're either A)in ''severe'' distress or B)evil.

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** ...unless they're either A)in A.) in ''severe'' distress or B)evil.B.) evil.



** One of the novels explains that Spock learned English from Earth university textbooks, explaining his rigid sentence structure and lack of contractions, as well as his odd pronunciation of some words ("sen-sores") Which is in itself silly, since [[WordOfGod his mom is Canadian]]. It's more likely to be an at least semi-conscious choice to have as many Vulcan behavioral tics as possible--he has severe insecurities about how good a Vulcan he is, and about being acknowledged as one by other people. His father talks the same way. T'Pau, T'Pring and Stonn, not being diplomats or with Starfleet, have an even more stilted speech pattern.

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** One of the novels explains that Spock learned English from Earth university textbooks, explaining his rigid sentence structure and lack of contractions, as well as his odd pronunciation of some words ("sen-sores") Which is in itself silly, since [[WordOfGod his mom is Canadian]]. It's more likely to be an at least semi-conscious choice to have as many Vulcan behavioral tics as possible--he possible -- he has severe insecurities about how good a Vulcan he is, and about being acknowledged as one by other people. His father talks the same way. T'Pau, T'Pring and Stonn, not being diplomats or with Starfleet, have an even more stilted speech pattern.



** Anya developed into this, first as a consequence of being a former demon with limited knowledge of humans. Later it was revealed that she had [[{{Retcon}} when she had been an ordinary human she had]] ''[[{{Retcon}} always]]'' [[{{Retcon}} used Spock Speak]]. Charitably we may assume she was an Aspie. (Her lack of understanding about mortality on the other hand...well, a thousand years is a long time.)

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** Anya developed into this, first as a consequence of being a former demon with limited knowledge of humans. Later it was revealed that she had [[{{Retcon}} when she had been an ordinary human she had]] ''[[{{Retcon}} always]]'' [[{{Retcon}} used Spock Speak]]. Charitably we may assume she was an Aspie. (Her lack of understanding about mortality on the other hand... well, a thousand years is a long time.)



--->'''Donald Donlan:''' Hey Tony, aren't you coming for lunch?\\

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--->'''Donald -->'''Donald Donlan:''' Hey Tony, aren't you coming for lunch?\\



--> '''Leela''': Nibbler! You--you can talk?

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--> '''Leela''': Nibbler! You--you You -- you can talk?



* The normal implications of this trope are unpleasantly subverted in a flashback in ''WesternAnimation/OsmosisJones'', when Frank talks to a boy whose science project can supposedly leach all the toxins out of polluted oysters. Frank, being Frank, pulls one of the oysters out of the water and ''eats it'', then discovers that the boy doesn't talk that way because he's smart--he talks that way because "the doctors say he's got a brain the size of a tangerine." The oysters are still polluted, and Frank throws up at the worst possible moment.

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* The normal implications of this trope are unpleasantly subverted in a flashback in ''WesternAnimation/OsmosisJones'', when Frank talks to a boy whose science project can supposedly leach all the toxins out of polluted oysters. Frank, being Frank, pulls one of the oysters out of the water and ''eats it'', then discovers that the boy doesn't talk that way because he's smart--he smart -- he talks that way because "the doctors say he's got a brain the size of a tangerine." The oysters are still polluted, and Frank throws up at the worst possible moment.



* UsefulNotes/{{Arabic|Language}} gets this hard. Whenever anyone speaks in Standard Arabic, it inevitably sounds stilted and formal--i.e. Spock Speak. This is expected when what you're talking about is complex philosophy, abstract theology, or high politics (especially when you're from, say, Egypt and your interlocutor is, for instance, Moroccan). But when foreigners learning Arabic try to use Standard Arabic in relatively ordinary situations--like instructing a cabbie--it comes out quite ridiculous.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Arabic|Language}} gets this hard. Whenever anyone speaks in Standard Arabic, it inevitably sounds stilted and formal--i.formal -- i.e. Spock Speak. This is expected when what you're talking about is complex philosophy, abstract theology, or high politics (especially when you're from, say, Egypt and your interlocutor is, for instance, Moroccan). But when foreigners learning Arabic try to use Standard Arabic in relatively ordinary situations--like situations -- like instructing a cabbie--it cabbie -- it comes out quite ridiculous.
5th Nov '16 8:24:09 AM DinoMaurus
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* Starfire of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' acts like a GranolaGirl but uses classic ''Spock Speak'': misplaced articles, misinterpreted puns, lack of contractions, the works. The reason for this being that she's both an alien speaking English as a second language (though gained through TranslatorMicrobes), and [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses royalty]]. Her sister Blackfire speaks fluent English, though.

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* Starfire of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' acts like a GranolaGirl but uses classic ''Spock Speak'': misplaced articles, misinterpreted puns, lack of contractions, contractions (she uttered a couple of them, though), the works. The reason for this being that she's both an alien speaking English as a second language (though gained through TranslatorMicrobes), and [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses royalty]]. Her sister Blackfire speaks fluent English, though.
5th Nov '16 8:16:08 AM DinoMaurus
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* Characters having english as their second language, and avoiding contractions because it is easier for them to speak this way.


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* [[Main/FunnyForeigner Rolf]] from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' completely avoids contractions in his speech, which may be part of his somewhat poor grasp on English.


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* Pople who speak English as a second language may usually avoid contractions because it is easier for them to speak this way.
15th Oct '16 8:42:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''FalloutEquestria'': Xenith the zebra uses little to no contractions in her speech and usually talks in a more sophisticated manner than her comrades.

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* ''FalloutEquestria'': ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'': Xenith the zebra uses little to no contractions in her speech and usually talks in a more sophisticated manner than her comrades.
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