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10th Feb '16 1:08:29 PM shokoshu
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** Selfsame trope also applies to [[Comicbook/NewMutants Warlock]] somewhat.
31st Jan '16 4:12:12 PM Vale
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** He was much less rigid with this in the original trilogy, and could sometimes even turn an eloquent phrase here and there (like "Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny!" or "do or do not, there is no try"). It mostly comes in during his first few scenes, when he's using ObfuscatingStupidity and actively screwing with Luke. In the prequels it's [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] and he almost never speaks in any other order, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle regardless if horribly butchered the resulting language becomes]] ("Not if anything to say about it I have!").
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** He was much less rigid with this in the original trilogy, and could sometimes even turn an eloquent phrase here and there (like "Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny!" or "do or do not, there is no try"). It mostly comes in during his first few scenes, when he's using ObfuscatingStupidity and actively screwing with Luke. In the prequels it's [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] and he almost never speaks in any other order, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle regardless if horribly butchered the resulting language becomes]] ("Not if anything to say about it I have!").have!"/"Around the survivors a perimeter create!").
17th Jan '16 5:41:11 PM nombretomado
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** ''StarControl'''s Daktaklakpak provide a similar challenge -- their language is so mathematical and formulaic that initially the tech teams don't even think they're ''sentient.'' Once you obtain a translator their speech remains formulaic and stilted: "Statement: Daktaklakpak are superior to Humans. Interrogation: What are Humans doing in our space?" * The Orz from ''StarControl 2'' have [[StarfishAlien thought processes so alien]] that the best translators cannot fully process their language. Translations end up using a combination of best guesses and mixed metaphors for the unknown words.
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** ''StarControl'''s ''VideoGame/StarControl'''s Daktaklakpak provide a similar challenge -- their language is so mathematical and formulaic that initially the tech teams don't even think they're ''sentient.'' Once you obtain a translator their speech remains formulaic and stilted: "Statement: Daktaklakpak are superior to Humans. Interrogation: What are Humans doing in our space?" * The Orz from ''StarControl 2'' ''VideoGame/StarControlII'' have [[StarfishAlien thought processes so alien]] that the best translators cannot fully process their language. Translations end up using a combination of best guesses and mixed metaphors for the unknown words.
15th Dec '15 8:56:16 PM surgoshan
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* English isn't unique in using "do" as a placeholder, but it's pretty darn unusual. It makes learning English somewhat confusing (among other odd features of a language that's basically the bastard hybrid of German and Celtic).
15th Dec '15 8:49:14 PM surgoshan
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* Also by Alan Moore, ''ComicBook/VForVendetta's'' title character only spoke in iambic pentameter. They scrapped that for the movie, though, because it would have sounded weird as balls.
8th Dec '15 6:51:52 PM PaulA
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* In ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', [[DumbJock Stretch Snodgrass's]] grammar is atrocious. It's a toxic combination of current slang, malapropisms and double negatives. -->Miss Brooks: Stretch, it is incorrect to use a double negative in a sentence. You've just used four of them. -->Stretch Snodgrass: Oh! So what I said was alright then?
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* In ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', [[DumbJock ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': ** DumbJock Stretch Snodgrass's]] Snodgrass's grammar is atrocious. It's a toxic combination of current slang, malapropisms and double negatives. -->Miss Brooks: --->'''Miss Brooks''': Stretch, it is incorrect to use a double negative in a sentence. You've just used four of them. -->Stretch Snodgrass: them.\\ '''Stretch Snodgrass''': Oh! So what I said was alright then?
10th Oct '15 10:11:49 AM nombretomado
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* Blindfold, from the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', speaks rather oddly, usually by putting too many polite phrases in her speech, and when referring to locations when using her psychic powers.
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* Blindfold, from the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', ''Comicbook/XMen'', speaks rather oddly, usually by putting too many polite phrases in her speech, and when referring to locations when using her psychic powers.

* The {{New 52}} ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' featured Thrice, a team of three metahuman brothers with powers that involve merging into one body and splitting apart. The combined form always uses first person ''and'' first person plural pronouns, possessives, etc., referring to "I/We", "me/us", and so on.
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* The {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' featured Thrice, a team of three metahuman brothers with powers that involve merging into one body and splitting apart. The combined form always uses first person ''and'' first person plural pronouns, possessives, etc., referring to "I/We", "me/us", and so on.
27th Sep '15 2:16:34 PM Thepenguinking2
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* Backwards sentences its all speaks ''[[VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime Time About It's 2: Zombies Vs. Plants]]'' from Warp Thyme. [[labelnote:*]]Thyme Warp from ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'' speaks all its sentences backwards.[[/labelnote]]
21st Aug '15 3:03:01 PM Discar
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* Spook from the [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy first]] ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' trilogy speaks really oddly in the first book, using a nigh-incomprehensible form of street slang. In one scene the whole crew gets in on it, much to Breeze's annoyance. Amusingly enough, by the time of ''Literature/TheMistbornAdventures'', his guttural street slang is considered to be the ClassicalTongue.
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* Spook from the [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy first]] ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' trilogy speaks really oddly in the first book, using a nigh-incomprehensible form of street slang. In one scene the whole crew gets in on it, much to Breeze's annoyance. Amusingly enough, by the time of ''Literature/TheMistbornAdventures'', ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'', his guttural street slang is considered to be the ClassicalTongue.
16th Jul '15 9:18:51 PM DrFraud
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* In the second chapter of Donald Keith's ''Mutiny in the Time Machine'' the juvenile main characters accidentally end up in a distant future where everybody is bald and toothless and has an over-sized head. They also speak a rather interesting variety of English. -->'''Scoutmaster:''' Nullo! Jog law six. A Scout is kind. He null kills or pangs any living creature for trivia.
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