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23rd May '17 1:39:12 AM PaulA
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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''[[Literature/TheWindroseChronicles Dog Wizard]]'' by Creator/BarbaraHambly, where a wizard exposits this flaw in the ''spell of tongues''. Later, when an alien has stated that his equipment can keep everybody safe for only two hours, he's startled when the heroine comments that time is almost up 100 minutes later -- it's not even been one "hour" as far as he's concerned.

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''[[Literature/TheWindroseChronicles Dog Wizard]]'' ''Literature/DogWizard'' by Creator/BarbaraHambly, where a wizard exposits this flaw in the ''spell of tongues''. Later, when an alien has stated that his equipment can keep everybody safe for only two hours, he's startled when the heroine comments that time is almost up 100 minutes later -- it's not even been one "hour" as far as he's concerned.
14th May '17 3:02:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{StarCraft}}'' has a particularly bizarre one. While it might make some sense that Terrans still refer to Earth years as standard (despite their having spread to planets with a very diverse range of orbital speeds), the fact that the ''Protoss'' do so does not. For example, Fenix (a Protoss) has more than three centuries on Raynor (and the Protoss' ages in the manual are given in years). That or one Aiur year is the same as one on Earth.

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* ''Franchise/{{StarCraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' has a particularly bizarre one. While it might make some sense that Terrans still refer to Earth years as standard (despite their having spread to planets with a very diverse range of orbital speeds), the fact that the ''Protoss'' do so does not. For example, Fenix (a Protoss) has more than three centuries on Raynor (and the Protoss' ages in the manual are given in years). That or one Aiur year is the same as one on Earth.
6th May '17 12:12:41 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', where the Cybertronians typically use their own terms: astro-clicks, cycles and nanocycles, for example. When around humans, at least in ''[[TransformersAnimated Animated]]'', they know when to switch to Earth units of measurements like years without adding a "your."

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* Averted in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', where the Cybertronians typically use their own terms: astro-clicks, cycles and nanocycles, for example. When around humans, at least in ''[[TransformersAnimated ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]'', they know when to switch to Earth units of measurements like years without adding a "your."
22nd Apr '17 1:45:23 AM Arivne
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** This exchange from "Journey to Babel":

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** This exchange from "Journey to Babel":Babel". Ambassador Sarek reminds Dr. [=McCoy=] that Vulcan has years of different length than the Earth.



** "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"

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** "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"Battlefield". Commissioner Bele comes from the planet Cheron, but he's familiar with Earth time units.



** "The Cloud Minders"

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** "The Cloud Minders"Minders". The leader of the planet Ardana notes that its hours are no the same length as Earth hours.



** "The Corbomite Maneuver"

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** "The Corbomite Maneuver"Maneuver". Balok is a member of the First Federation, but after scanning the Enterprise's records he knows how long Earth minutes are.



** "The Enterprise Incident"

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** "The Enterprise Incident"Incident". The 2nd in command of a Romulan ship gives the Enterpise an ultimatum, thoughtfully translated into Earth time units so they can understand him.
11th Mar '17 12:01:25 AM Arivne
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** Many episodes use the word "solar" before a time unit to indicate that the Earth unit is being referred to.

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** Many episodes have characters use the word "solar" before a time unit to indicate that the Earth unit is being referred to.


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*** "I, Mudd". The android Norman says "We shall continue on our present course for approximately four solar days."
10th Mar '17 11:58:35 PM Arivne
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** "Wolf in the Fold" uses the word "solar" because several aliens not familiar with Earth time units are present.
-->''Commander Spock''': Computer, digest log recordings for past five solar minutes.
-->''Computer''': Additional data. Murders on Rigel Four occurred one solar year ago.
** "The Trouble With Tribbles". Commander Spock uses the word "solar" to refer to Earth time units.
-->'''Spock''': The battle of Donatu Five was fought near here twenty three solar years ago.

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** "Wolf in the Fold" uses Many episodes use the word "solar" because several aliens not familiar with before a time unit to indicate that the Earth time units are present.
-->''Commander Spock''': Computer,
unit is being referred to.
*** "Wolf in the Fold". Commander Spock says "Computer,
digest log recordings for past five solar minutes.
-->''Computer''': Additional data. Murders
minutes." and the Enterprise computer says "Murders on Rigel Four occurred one solar year ago.
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ago."
***
"The Trouble With Tribbles". Commander Spock uses the word "solar" to refer to Earth time units.
-->'''Spock''': The
says "The battle of Donatu Five was fought near here twenty three solar years ago."
*** "The Doomsday Machine". Spock says "Warp drive and deflectors will be out for a solar day." and "At least one solar day."
*** "The Empath". Spock says "...it will take exactly seventy four point one solar hours for the storm to pass."
*** "Amok Time". Star Fleet Command tells Captain Kirk "Inauguration ceremonies, Altair Six, have been advanced seven solar days."
*** "That Which Survives". An Enterprise crewman tells Mr. Spock "...our estimated time of arrival is eleven and one half solar hours."
*** "The Deadly Years". Captain Kirk transmits a message including "...all Federation ships will avoid this area for the next four solar years."



* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Lorelei Signal". Every 27 years, a starship is lured to a planet where female aliens drain the life force of the male crew members. While explaining the situation to Lieutenant Uhura:
-->'''Head Female Theela''': To survive we must vitalize each 27 years of your time.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''
** Episode
"The Lorelei Signal". Every 27 years, a starship is lured to a planet where female aliens drain the life force of the male crew members. While explaining the situation to Lieutenant Uhura:
-->'''Head --->'''Head Female Theela''': To survive we must vitalize each 27 years of your time.time.
** "The Pirates of Orion". When Captain Kirk asks the Enterprise computer the location of the the nearest supply of the drug strobolin, the computer says "Beta Canopus. Four solar days away at maximum warp."
10th Mar '17 11:35:59 PM Arivne
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** And this exchange from "Journey to Babel":

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** And this This exchange from "Journey to Babel":



** "Wolf in the Fold" has two of them, used because several aliens not familiar with Earth time units are present.

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** "Wolf in the Fold" has two of them, used uses the word "solar" because several aliens not familiar with Earth time units are present.


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** "The Trouble With Tribbles". Commander Spock uses the word "solar" to refer to Earth time units.
-->'''Spock''': The battle of Donatu Five was fought near here twenty three solar years ago.
10th Mar '17 11:32:26 PM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1036 SCP-1036 (''Nkondi'')]]. A nganga (African tribal shaman) is talking with one of the spirits trapped in a SCP-1036 doll. When the nganga asks the spirit how long it has been trapped in the doll, it says "Three hundred twenty-six of your years".
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1036 SCP-1036 (''Nkondi'')]]. A nganga (African tribal shaman) is talking with one of the spirits trapped in a SCP-1036 doll. When the nganga asks the spirit how long it has been trapped in the doll, it says "Three hundred twenty-six of your years".
10th Mar '17 11:19:05 PM Arivne
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** "Wolf in the Fold" has two of them, used because several aliens not familiar with Earth time units are present.
-->''Commander Spock''': Computer, digest log recordings for past five solar minutes.
-->''Computer''': Additional data. Murders on Rigel Four occurred one solar year ago.
3rd Mar '17 12:36:52 AM Aquillion
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* In Literature/TheBible, {{God}} tells Adam and Eve that the day they eat from the Tree of Knowledge, they will die. Since Adam lives [[LongLived about 900 years after this]], the general interpretation is that God spoke metaphorically that they would turn mortal. One Jewish tradition, however, says that God was merciful and gave them a "day" in Heavenly reckoning--which is one thousand years.\\
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Stretching this trope a bit, more liberal interpretations of Genesis suggest that the seven "days" of Creation could also refer to longer periods of time. Though this is largely used to fit evolutionary and astronomical theories, some of these interpretations [[OlderThanTheyThink go back a few thousand years]].

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* In A few times in Literature/TheBible, of all places:
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{{God}} tells Adam and Eve that the day they eat from the Tree of Knowledge, they will die. Since Adam lives [[LongLived about 900 years after this]], the general interpretation is that God spoke metaphorically that they would turn mortal. One Jewish tradition, however, says that God was merciful and gave them a "day" in Heavenly reckoning--which is one thousand years.\\
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Stretching this trope a bit, more liberal interpretations of Genesis suggest that the seven "days" of Creation could also refer to longer periods of time. Though this is largely used to fit evolutionary and astronomical theories, some of these interpretations [[OlderThanTheyThink go back a few thousand years]].years]].
** A more straightforward example is in the Book of Revelations, where John talks to an angel who is measuring the gates of New Jerusalem during one of his visions; John goes out of his way to specify that the height of the city's wall was "144 cubits by ''human'' measurement, which the angel was using."
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