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18th Oct '16 5:38:50 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', the pop music station Non Stop Pop FM features tracks by Mis-Teeq, N-Joi, Modjo, and All Saints (with the UpdatedRerelease including Bronski Beat, Moloko, Morcheeba, and Simply Red), all of whom were successful in the UK but fairly unknown in the US, despite the station being based in a pastiche of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. It's also hosted by the thickly-accented English model Cara Delevingne, though her case is admittedly justified; she came to America to [[OneOfUs pick up the new]] ''[[OneOfUs Righteous Slaughter]]'' [[OneOfUs game early]]. (It might also explain the large number of British pop stars on the station.)

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** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', the pop music station Non Stop Pop FM features tracks by Mis-Teeq, N-Joi, Modjo, and All Saints (with the UpdatedRerelease including Bronski Beat, Moloko, Morcheeba, and Simply Red), all of whom were successful in the UK but fairly unknown in the US, despite the station being based in a pastiche of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. It's also hosted by the thickly-accented English model Cara Delevingne, model/actress Creator/CaraDelevingne, though her case is admittedly justified; she came to America to [[OneOfUs pick up the new]] ''[[OneOfUs Righteous Slaughter]]'' [[OneOfUs game early]]. (It might also explain the large number of British pop stars on the station.)
10th Oct '16 6:35:52 AM mariofan1000
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5th Oct '16 6:15:57 AM thatother1dude
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* A very subtle example in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'': some American police officers mishear the name "Rorschach" as "raw shark". This specific mishearing is far more likely to someone with a British accent than an American one because of different pronunciations of the word "raw", leading American readers to think the cops were very stupid or that the person talking to them mispronounced the name.

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* A very subtle example in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'': some American police officers mishear the name "Rorschach" as "raw shark". This specific mishearing is far more likely to someone with a British accent than an American one because of different pronunciations of the word "raw", words "raw" and "shark", leading American readers to think the cops were very stupid or that the person talking to them mispronounced the name.
16th Sep '16 10:35:10 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* [[http://yourfaveispoc.tumblr.com/ Your Fave Is PoC]], a community for headcanon races of non-specified or non-human characters, is an interesting idea but almost every headcanon is from an American perspective, resulting in things such as Mexican characters apparently going unremarked in revolution-era France.

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* [[http://yourfaveispoc.tumblr.com/ Your ''Your Fave Is PoC]], PoC'', a community for headcanon races of non-specified or non-human characters, is was an interesting idea but almost every headcanon is was from an American perspective, resulting in things such as Mexican characters apparently going unremarked in revolution-era France.
2nd Sep '16 3:05:34 AM erforce
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* Having been made in the UK, all the cars in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' have their steering wheels on the right side. However, one of the missions takes place in Russia, where cars should have their steering wheels on the left side. [[note]] It's actually fairly common to see right-hand-drive cars in the Russian Far East due to its proximity to Japan. Japanese import vehicles are easier to obtain (thus cheaper) and more reliable than domestic models. A move by Moscow to ban them led to protests.[[/note]]

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* Having been made in the UK, all the cars in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' have their steering wheels on the right side. However, one of the missions takes place in Russia, where cars should have their steering wheels on the left side. [[note]] It's actually fairly common to see right-hand-drive cars in the Russian Far East due to its proximity to Japan. Japanese import vehicles are easier to obtain (thus cheaper) and more reliable than domestic models. A move by Moscow to ban them led to protests.[[/note]]
12th Aug '16 8:14:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/ForWantOfANail'' is an AlternateHistory by American author Robert Sobel that depicts the world after a failed AmericanRevolution. The British government sets up their colonies as the Confederacy of North America, which possesses a parliamentary government. Nonetheless, later on in the book, articles of impeachment are drawn up against this system's equivalent of a Prime Minister [[FridgeLogic despite the earlier confirmed existence of a vote of no confidence]]. [[note]] Could technically still work, as these are two distinct things a no-confidence vote merely forces a PM to step down; an impeachment, by contrast, is a legal trial presided over by a judge where conviction typically results in the accused being banned from ever holding public office again.[[/note]]

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* ''Literature/ForWantOfANail'' is an AlternateHistory by American author Robert Sobel that depicts the world after a failed AmericanRevolution.UsefulNotes/AmericanRevolution. The British government sets up their colonies as the Confederacy of North America, which possesses a parliamentary government. Nonetheless, later on in the book, articles of impeachment are drawn up against this system's equivalent of a Prime Minister [[FridgeLogic despite the earlier confirmed existence of a vote of no confidence]]. [[note]] Could technically still work, as these are two distinct things a no-confidence vote merely forces a PM to step down; an impeachment, by contrast, is a legal trial presided over by a judge where conviction typically results in the accused being banned from ever holding public office again.[[/note]]
11th Aug '16 6:14:38 AM fq
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* Inverted in ''ComicBook/WerewolfByNight'' volume 2. Jack is shown to have a bidet in the bathroom of in his small New York apartment. The issues were penciled by Leonardo Manco, an Argentine artist. In Argentina bidets are a standard feature of homes but they are rare in North America.
4th Aug '16 9:16:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/VantagePoint'': It's set in Spain, yet the Secret Service (the U.S. President's bodyguards) are seen seizing cars from the locals, as well as chasing, arresting, and ''shooting'' them, even cops. Plenty of wars have started over much less.
** Such a policy was proposed in real life. See [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/nov/16/terrorism.usa here]]. The USSS asked Britain to allow its agents to shoot to kill when protecting the US president in the UK. The British said no.

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* ''Film/VantagePoint'': It's set in Spain, yet the Secret Service (the U.S. President's bodyguards) are seen seizing cars from the locals, as well as chasing, arresting, and ''shooting'' them, even cops. Plenty of wars have started over much less.
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less. Such a policy was proposed in real life. See life when [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/nov/16/terrorism.usa here]]. The the USSS asked Britain Britain]] to allow its agents to shoot to kill when protecting the US president in the UK. The British said no.
2nd Aug '16 9:39:12 AM LeahJ
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* ''Film/TheOmen1976'': Armed police in the UK operate in special firearm units and are only called in when the situation requires it. Not so, apparently, in the world of The Omen because, at the climax of the film, [[spoiler: Robert Thorn is shot dead by an officer who had been pursuing him for what amounted to erratic driving]].
30th Jul '16 11:59:54 AM nombretomado
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* DanBrown's ''Literature/AngelsAndDemons'' for some reason has a British camerawoman for the [[Creator/TheBBC British Broadcasting Corporation]] referred to as "African American". Her partner is also allegedly British, but seems to think and speak using an awful lot of American terminology and in an ImagineSpot he likens himself to Dan Rather -- who is almost totally unknown in Britain. Even if the reporter has heard of Rather, if he were really British he would have likened himself to Trevor [=McDonald=]. [[note]] American reporters are hardwired by their training to '''''always''''' use the term "African American" to refer to any Black person who isn't outright a citizen of an African country (and sometimes even if they are), to avoid causing offense; one could also call it a mild form of PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad. Either way, their tendency to do this ''really'' annoys Black Britons/Canadians/etc.[[/note]]

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* DanBrown's Creator/DanBrown's ''Literature/AngelsAndDemons'' for some reason has a British camerawoman for the [[Creator/TheBBC British Broadcasting Corporation]] referred to as "African American". Her partner is also allegedly British, but seems to think and speak using an awful lot of American terminology and in an ImagineSpot he likens himself to Dan Rather -- who is almost totally unknown in Britain. Even if the reporter has heard of Rather, if he were really British he would have likened himself to Trevor [=McDonald=]. [[note]] American reporters are hardwired by their training to '''''always''''' use the term "African American" to refer to any Black person who isn't outright a citizen of an African country (and sometimes even if they are), to avoid causing offense; one could also call it a mild form of PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad. Either way, their tendency to do this ''really'' annoys Black Britons/Canadians/etc.[[/note]]
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