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7th Dec '16 3:40:29 PM XFllo
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* The definition of 'Yarmouth' in [[Literature/TheMeaningOfLiff The Meaning of Liff]]:
--> ''"To shout at foreigners in the belief that the louder you speak the better they'll understand you"''


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* The definition of 'Yarmouth' in [[Literature/TheMeaningOfLiff The Meaning of Liff]]:
--> ''"To shout at foreigners in the belief that the louder you speak, the better they'll understand you"''
1st Dec '16 4:31:49 PM CornettoLass
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* The definition of 'Yarmouth' in [[Literature/TheMeaningOfLiff The Meaning of Liff]]:
--> ''"To shout at foreigners in the belief that the louder you speak the better they'll understand you"''
29th Nov '16 2:29:43 AM XFllo
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In all fairness, trying to employ this trope might sometimes work, especially with languages that are partly mutually comprehensible and share a similar vocabulary and grammar, or when talking to someone who has a very basic knowledge of the language.[[note]]For example, English is part of the basic syllabus in Japanese schools so pretty much every Japanese person would at least be able to say "this is a pen", but most who don't make an extra concerted effort to learn the language in full will have a ''very'' basic vocabulary and poor pronunciation.[[/note]] Speaking slowly and clearly allows them to keep up and they might catch some of the few words they know or grasp the meaning from gestures.

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In all fairness, trying to employ this trope might sometimes work, especially with languages that are partly mutually comprehensible and share a similar vocabulary and grammar, or when talking to someone who has a very basic knowledge of the language.[[note]]For example, English is part of the basic syllabus in Japanese schools so pretty much every Japanese person would at least be able to say "this is a pen", but most who don't make an extra concerted effort to learn the language in full will have a ''very'' basic vocabulary and poor pronunciation.[[/note]] Speaking slowly and clearly allows them to keep up and they might catch some of the few words they know or grasp the meaning from gestures.
27th Nov '16 11:43:51 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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In all fairness, trying to employ this trope might sometimes work, especially with languages that are partly mutually comprehensible and share a similar vocabulary and grammar, or when talking to someone who has a very basic knowledge of the language. Speaking slowly and clearly allows them to keep up and they might catch some of the few words they know or grasp the meaning from gestures.

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In all fairness, trying to employ this trope might sometimes work, especially with languages that are partly mutually comprehensible and share a similar vocabulary and grammar, or when talking to someone who has a very basic knowledge of the language. [[note]]For example, English is part of the basic syllabus in Japanese schools so pretty much every Japanese person would at least be able to say "this is a pen", but most who don't make an extra concerted effort to learn the language in full will have a ''very'' basic vocabulary and poor pronunciation.[[/note]] Speaking slowly and clearly allows them to keep up and they might catch some of the few words they know or grasp the meaning from gestures.
26th Oct '16 6:04:52 PM nombretomado
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* Howie Mandel (back before he did [[DealOrNoDeal game shows]]) used this concept in his stand-up routine, asking how we would like it if people did it to us. The punch line being that, when someone did it to him, it worked.

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* Howie Mandel (back before he did [[DealOrNoDeal [[Series/DealOrNoDeal game shows]]) used this concept in his stand-up routine, asking how we would like it if people did it to us. The punch line being that, when someone did it to him, it worked.
17th Sep '16 7:17:37 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/EmptyNest'': Carol shouts at the blind man she's just met, annoy him and embarrassing her sister Barbara.
* ''Series/OneLifeToLive'': Andrew shouts at his wheelchair bound father in law, who's stricken with ALS and can't talk, but ''still'' manages to snark, via keyboard, "I can hear perfectly fine."
20th Aug '16 7:57:12 PM jamespolk
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* ''Literature/TheTerror'' by DanSimmons. Sir John Franklin (portrayed as generally affable but incompetent) tries to do this to a wounded Esquimaux who's been brought on board the ship.

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* ''Literature/TheTerror'' by DanSimmons. Creator/DanSimmons. Sir John Franklin (portrayed as generally affable but incompetent) tries to do this to a wounded Esquimaux who's been brought on board the ship.ship.
* ''[[Literature/TheBountyTrilogy Mutiny on the Bounty]]'': How Alexander Smith communicated with the Tahitians.
--> "Smith, nevertheless, was of the opinion that if English were spoken slowly and in a loud voice, it must be a stupid foreigner indeed who could fail to understand."
11th Aug '16 3:23:42 AM XFllo
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The Wikivoyage [[https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Talk article]] on conversation while traveling (appropriately enough labeled "talk") links to this page, discussing a common pitfall when there is no shared language.


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* The Wikivoyage [[https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Talk article]] on conversation while traveling (appropriately enough labeled "talk") links to this page, discussing a common pitfall when there is no shared language.
10th Aug '16 12:39:07 PM DarkHunter
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The Wikivoyage [https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Talk article] on conversation while traveling (appropriately enough labeled "talk") links to this page, discussing a common pitfall when there is no shared language.

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The Wikivoyage [https://en.[[https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Talk article] article]] on conversation while traveling (appropriately enough labeled "talk") links to this page, discussing a common pitfall when there is no shared language.
4th Aug '16 6:22:50 PM Jhonny
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The Wikivoyage [https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Talk article] on conversation while traveling (appropriately enough labeled "talk") links to this page, discussing a common pitfall when there is no shared language.
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