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18th Sep '16 6:08:00 PM ultimomant
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* Occurs in the pilot of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', bundled with a subversion of ThisIsMyBoomstick: Sheppard tries to impress the natives of a new planet with his lighter, only for one of them to use a similar device, showing they're not as primitive as they seem.
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--->'''Homer:''' I said ''pull my finger!''
22nd Dec '15 7:21:21 PM WillKeaton
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* In [[http://www.modestmedusa.com/?p=346 this]] ''WebComic/ModestMedusa'' strip, Marah is unable to pay for her stay at an inn with "copper pieces" (copper-plated zinc US pennies). Instead they have to barter with the Medusa's [[http://www.modestmedusa.com/?p=351 Nintendo DS]].

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* In [[http://www.modestmedusa.com/?p=346 this]] ''WebComic/ModestMedusa'' strip, Marah is unable to pay for her stay at an inn with "copper pieces" (copper-plated zinc US pennies). Instead they have to barter with the Medusa's [[http://www.modestmedusa.com/?p=351 Nintendo DS]].DS.]]
26th Nov '15 4:30:54 PM Generality
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* Occurs in the pilot of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', bundled with a subversion of ThisIsMyBoomstick: Sheppard tries to impress the natives of a new planet with his lighter, only for one of them to use a similar device, showing they're not as primitive as they seem.
7th Aug '15 11:50:32 PM Llygodenfawr
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Basically either the FishOutOfWater (or another character who's visiting from elsewhere) describes something or someone shows or describes something to them, usually in a very condescending or superior manner. This is met with something along the lines of "So its like a..." or "We have those too". TruthInTelevision -- don't ask foreign people "do you have cable TV in Russia?"

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Basically either the FishOutOfWater (or another character who's visiting from elsewhere) describes something or someone shows or describes something to them, usually in a very condescending or superior manner. This is met with something along the lines of "So its it's like a..." or "We have those too". TruthInTelevision -- don't ask foreign people "do you have cable TV in Russia?"
29th Apr '15 2:07:47 PM StFan
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29th Apr '15 2:07:22 PM StFan
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->''The thing that most people don't realize is that John Cusack is a universal constant."

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->''The ->''"The thing that most people don't realize is that John Cusack is a universal constant.""''



Basically either the FishOutOfWater (or another character who's visiting from elsewhere) describes something or someone shows or describes something to them, usually in a very condescending or superior manner. This is met with something along the lines of "So its like a..." or "We have those too". TruthInTelevision - don't ask foreign people "do you have cable TV in Russia".

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Basically either the FishOutOfWater (or another character who's visiting from elsewhere) describes something or someone shows or describes something to them, usually in a very condescending or superior manner. This is met with something along the lines of "So its like a..." or "We have those too". TruthInTelevision - -- don't ask foreign people "do you have cable TV in Russia".
Russia?"



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* Used in the Martin Lawrence vehicle ''Film/BlackKnight''. Martin tries to impress the English primitives with a Bic lighter. Cue unimpressed peasant, "We have fire."
* While trying to barter with a goblin in ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'', Liz offers him "magic eyes", to which he responds he already has binoculars.
* In the 1997 live action film of ''Film/{{George Of The Jungle}}'' while in the jungle being guided by native guides, Lyle Van de Groot, rich snob white guy, attempts to impress his native guides by offering them lighters and showing off his camera... even though his guides are clearly familiar with such things. The guides play along for a bit, and then burst out laughing at him, whereupon their translator makes it clear they're not only unimpressed, they know more about cameras than ''he'' does.
-->'''Kwame''': He says that he likes your magic pictures... but he prefers the resolution of the Leica 35-millimeter transparencies. He also says that your lens is dirty, but he has the equipment to clean it for you.



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* Used in the Martin Lawrence vehicle ''Film/BlackKnight''. Martin tries to impress the English primitives with a Bic lighter. Cue unimpressed peasant, "We already have fire."
* While trying to barter with a goblin in ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'', Liz offers him "magic eyes", to which he responds he already has binoculars.
* In the 1997 live-action film of ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'', while in the jungle being guided by native guides, Lyle Van de Groot, rich snob white guy, attempts to impress his native guides by offering them lighters and showing off his camera... even though his guides are clearly familiar with such things. The guides play along for a bit, and then burst out laughing at him, whereupon their translator makes it clear they're not only unimpressed, they know more about cameras than ''he'' does.
-->'''Kwame:''' He says that he likes your magic pictures... but he prefers the resolution of the Leica 35-millimeter transparencies. He also says that your lens is dirty, but he has the equipment to clean it for you.
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* A virtually identical scene happens in the book ''Literature/TheTimeGarden'' by EdwardEager.

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* A virtually identical scene happens in the book ''Literature/TheTimeGarden'' by EdwardEager. Creator/EdwardEager.



-->'''Jessup:''' We could talk to each other, with flashlights.
-->'''Tommy:''' ...What's a flashlight?
-->'''Jessup:''' You don't have ''flashlights?'' Jeeze! A cylinder, like, with batteries inside it, and a lightbulb behind glass at one end -
-->'''Tommy:''' [[SarcasmMode We have a thing in Scotland that's a cylinder too. Very thin, made of wood, with graphite in the center. We call it a pencil.]]
-->'''Jessup:''' You think ''we'' don't have ''pencils?''
-->'''Tommy:''' ''You think we don't have flashlights?!'' That's just American dialect. In the ''English'' language they're called torches.
* From the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'':
-->'''Lord Rust:''' "That's a Make-Things-Bigger device, isn't it? My word, you ''are'' up to date. They were only invented last year."
-->'''General Ashal:''' "I didn't buy this, my lord. I inherited it from my grandfather."
** TruthInTelevision. Many things were invented in the medieval Arab world long before Europe got them. As for the specific Make-Things-Bigger Device, spyglasses, albeit ones with magical powers as well as just ordinary magnification, were mentioned in the Literature/ArabianNights.

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-->'''Jessup:''' We could talk to each other, with flashlights.
-->'''Tommy:''' ...
flashlights.\\
'''Tommy:''' ...
What's a flashlight?
-->'''Jessup:'''
flashlight?\\
'''Jessup:'''
You don't have ''flashlights?'' Jeeze! A cylinder, like, with batteries inside it, and a lightbulb behind glass at one end -
-->'''Tommy:'''
end--\\
'''Tommy:'''
[[SarcasmMode We have a thing in Scotland that's a cylinder too. Very thin, made of wood, with graphite in the center. We call it a pencil.]]
-->'''Jessup:'''
]]\\
'''Jessup:'''
You think ''we'' don't have ''pencils?''
-->'''Tommy:'''
''pencils?''\\
'''Tommy:'''
''You think we don't have flashlights?!'' That's just American dialect. In the ''English'' language they're called torches.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
**
From the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'':
-->'''Lord Rust:''' "That's a Make-Things-Bigger device, isn't it? My word, you ''are'' up to date. They were only invented last year."
-->'''General Ashal:''' "I didn't buy this, my lord. I inherited it from my grandfather."
** TruthInTelevision.
''Discworld/{{Jingo}}''[[note]]TruthInTelevision. Many things were invented in the medieval Arab world long before Europe got them. As for the specific Make-Things-Bigger Device, spyglasses, albeit ones with magical powers as well as just ordinary magnification, were mentioned in the Literature/ArabianNights.[[/note]]:
--->'''Lord Rust:''' That's a Make-Things-Bigger device, isn't it? My word, you ''are'' up to date. They were only invented last year.\\
'''General Ashal:''' I didn't buy this, my lord. I inherited it from my grandfather.



* In ''Notes From A Small Island'' Creator/BillBryson mentions a conversation with a British couple, who asked if they had [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._W._Woolworth_Company Woolworths]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Keith_Kellogg cornflakes]] in America.
** Happens again when he returns to America in ''Notes from a Big Country''.
* Inverted in ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'', where it's commented on that ''every'' race seems to have a drink whose name is some phonetic variation of "gin and tonic", but the drinks themselves vary wildly - the Sivolvian "chinanto/mnigs", for instance, is merely water served at slightly above room temperature, while the Gagrakackan "tzjin-anthony-ks" [[GargleBlaster "kills cows at a hundred paces."]]

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* In ''Notes From A from a Small Island'' Creator/BillBryson mentions a conversation with a British couple, who asked if they had [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._W._Woolworth_Company Woolworths]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Keith_Kellogg cornflakes]] in America.
**
America. Happens again when he returns to America in ''Notes from a Big Country''.
* Inverted in ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'', where it's commented on that ''every'' race seems to have a drink whose name is some phonetic variation of "gin and tonic", but the drinks themselves vary wildly - -- the Sivolvian "chinanto/mnigs", for instance, is merely water served at slightly above room temperature, while the Gagrakackan "tzjin-anthony-ks" [[GargleBlaster "kills cows at a hundred paces."]]



* ''Series/TheTenthKingdom''. Tony is in a fairy-tale world. He attempts to barter his wristwatch, using overly simplified language and refering to it as a "clock." The Tooth Fairy quietly turns around, opens a cabinet full of old-fashioned fob watches, and says "we call them watches."

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* ''Series/TheTenthKingdom''. Tony is in a fairy-tale world. He attempts to barter his wristwatch, using overly simplified language and refering referring to it as a "clock." "clock". The Tooth Fairy quietly turns around, opens a cabinet full of old-fashioned fob watches, and says "we call them watches." "



* Something along these lines happens with John's first LoveInterest in ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.

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* %%* Something along these lines happens with John's first LoveInterest in ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.



* Similar to the Black Knight example above, in an early episode of ''Series/{{Stargate Atlantis}}'', Sheppard tried to impress the Athosians with his lighter. Teyla pulled out a much fancier lighter that also functioned as a flame thrower, much to his consternation.
* The ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Waiting For God" has this exchange:
-->'''Cat:''' You see, sometimes, in a book, we have a drawing of something that is happening in the story, and we call them "pictures".
-->'''Lister:''' (amused) Yeah, yeah, we have pictures too.
-->'''Cat:''' Hey, you monkeys are smarter than I thought!

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* Similar to the Black Knight ''Black Knight'' example above, in an early episode of ''Series/{{Stargate Atlantis}}'', ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', Sheppard tried tries to impress the Athosians with his lighter. Teyla pulled pulls out a much fancier lighter that also functioned functions as a flame thrower, small flamethrower, much to his consternation.
* The ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Waiting For for God" has this exchange:
-->'''Cat:''' You see, sometimes, in a book, we have a drawing of something that is happening in the story, and we call them "pictures".
-->'''Lister:''' (amused)
"pictures".\\
'''Lister:''' (''amused'')
Yeah, yeah, we have pictures too.
-->'''Cat:'''
too.\\
'''Cat:'''
Hey, you monkeys are smarter than I thought!



-->'''Jon:''' We have latkes--
-->'''Stephen:''' What are they?
-->'''Jon:''' Potato pancakes. We have dreidels--
-->'''Stephen:''' What are they?
-->'''Jon:''' Wooden tops. We have candles--
-->'''Stephen:''' [[RuleOfThree What are they?]]
-->'''Jon:''' THEY ARE ''CANDLES''!

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-->'''Jon:''' We have latkes--
-->'''Stephen:'''
latkes--\\
'''Stephen:'''
What are they?
-->'''Jon:'''
they?\\
'''Jon:'''
Potato pancakes. We have dreidels--
-->'''Stephen:'''
dreidels--\\
'''Stephen:'''
What are they?
-->'''Jon:'''
they?\\
'''Jon:'''
Wooden tops. We have candles--
-->'''Stephen:'''
candles--\\
'''Stephen:'''
[[RuleOfThree What are they?]]
-->'''Jon:'''
they?]]\\
'''Jon:'''
THEY ARE ''CANDLES''!



-->'''Beljoxa's Eye:''' The eye sees not the future, only the truth of the now and before.
-->'''Anya:''' Yes, we've all got that - it's called ''memory.''
* In the season one episode of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' where [[Film/{{Thor}} Lady Sif]] guest-stars, Coulson tries to acquaint her with SHIELD's computerized database. In keeping with the interpretation of Asgardians as SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, she replies that she's already familiar with such systems, having used them when visiting other not-as-advanced worlds. She even calls SHIELD's system "antiquated". Coulson can be excused for thinking Sif would be impressed, since Thor was not familiar with the modern world back in his film.
* In ''Series/SleepyHollow,'' Lt. Mills at one point begins explaining the term "John Doe" to Crane. Since the term originated in England in the 1300s, he's entirely exasperated.

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-->'''Beljoxa's Eye:''' The eye sees not the future, only the truth of the now and before.
-->'''Anya:'''
before.\\
'''Anya:'''
Yes, we've all got that - -- it's called ''memory.''
* In the season one episode of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' where [[Film/{{Thor}} Lady Sif]] guest-stars, Coulson tries to acquaint her with SHIELD's S.H.I.E.L.D.'s computerized database. In keeping with the interpretation of Asgardians as SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, she replies that she's already familiar with such systems, having used them when visiting other not-as-advanced worlds. She even calls SHIELD's S.H.I.E.L.D.'s system "antiquated". Coulson can be excused for thinking Sif would be impressed, since Thor was not familiar with the modern world back in his film.
* In ''Series/SleepyHollow,'' ''Series/SleepyHollow'', Lt. Mills at one point begins explaining the term "John Doe" to Crane. Since the term originated in England in the 1300s, he's entirely exasperated.



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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Terezi dialog with Dave shows that troll society has things like orange creamsicles and cotton candy, while invoking this trope. Of course, [[spoiler: this actually ties in with how the trolls made the protagonists universe to begin with.]]
** Karkat's bedroom posters show that many Earth actors have Alternian troll equivalents.
--> The thing that most people don't realize is that John Cusack is a universal constant.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Terezi dialog with Dave shows that troll society has things like orange creamsicles and cotton candy, while invoking this trope. Of course, [[spoiler: this [[spoiler:this actually ties in with how the trolls made the protagonists universe to begin with.]]
**
]] Karkat's bedroom posters show that many Earth actors have Alternian troll equivalents.
--> The -->''The thing that most people don't realize is that John Cusack is a universal constant.''



** In the episode "Lisa's Wedding", Lisa's fiancee tells Homer that they have the "pull my finger" joke in Britain.

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** In the episode "Lisa's Wedding", Lisa's fiancee fiancée tells Homer that they have the "pull my finger" joke in Britain.



--->'''Ringo Starr:''' "Dear Marge, thanks for the fab painting of Yours Truly. I hung it on me wall. You're quite an artist. In answer to your question, yes, we do have hamburgers and fries in England. But we call French fries "chips." Love, Ringo. P.S. Forgive the lateness of my reply."

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--->'''Ringo Starr:''' "Dear Dear Marge, thanks for the fab painting of Yours Truly. I hung it on me wall. You're quite an artist. In answer to your question, yes, we do have hamburgers and fries in England. But we call French fries "chips." Love, Ringo. P.S. Forgive the lateness of my reply."



-->'''Hermes''': Get ready for fun, Fry! Nowadays we have a type of game played entirely on video.
-->'''Leela''': We call it a "video game".
-->'''Fry''': ''(deadpan)'' Oh, well you mighty space men of the future will have to show me how it works.
-->''(The next scene has Fry kicking their asses six ways to Sunday.)''

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-->'''Hermes''': --->'''Hermes:''' Get ready for fun, Fry! Nowadays we have a type of game played entirely on video.
-->'''Leela''':
video.\\
'''Leela:'''
We call it a "video game".
-->'''Fry''': ''(deadpan)''
game".\\
'''Fry:''' (''deadpan'')
Oh, well you mighty space men of the future will have to show me how it works.
-->''(The
works.\\
(''the
next scene has Fry kicking their asses six ways to Sunday.)''Sunday'')



-->'''Giant Amazon:''' What men good for anyway?
-->''(Amy whispers in her ear)''
-->'''Giant Amazon:''' Ohhh... you mean [[UnusualEuphemism snu-snu]]!

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-->'''Giant --->'''Giant Amazon:''' What men good for anyway?
-->''(Amy
anyway?\\
(''Amy
whispers in her ear)''
-->'''Giant
ear'')\\
'''Giant
Amazon:''' Ohhh... you mean [[UnusualEuphemism snu-snu]]!



* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' "Escape From the House of Mummies Part 2", Doctor Venture and Brock set up a TotemPoleTrench in an attempt to scare an Egyptian cult by pretending to be their "giant four-armed god". Doc aims a flashlight at one of them and boasts about his ability to create light from his hands. A cultist responds "It's just a flashlight!"

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* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' "Escape From from the House of Mummies Part 2", Doctor Venture and Brock set up a TotemPoleTrench in an attempt to scare an Egyptian cult by pretending to be their "giant four-armed god". Doc aims a flashlight at one of them and boasts about his ability to create light from his hands. A cultist responds "It's just a flashlight!"
15th Apr '15 4:03:55 PM Gamecubist
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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode where [[Film/{{Thor}} Lady Sif]] guest-stars, Coulson tries to acquaint her with SHIELD's computerized database. In keeping with the interpretation of Asgardians as SufficientlyAdvancedAliens; she replies that she's already familiar with such systems, having used them when visiting other not-as-advanced worlds. She even calls SHIELD's system "antiquated". Coulson can be excused for thinking Sif would be impressed, since Thor was not familiar with the modern world back in his film.

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* In the season one episode of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode where [[Film/{{Thor}} Lady Sif]] guest-stars, Coulson tries to acquaint her with SHIELD's computerized database. In keeping with the interpretation of Asgardians as SufficientlyAdvancedAliens; SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, she replies that she's already familiar with such systems, having used them when visiting other not-as-advanced worlds. She even calls SHIELD's system "antiquated". Coulson can be excused for thinking Sif would be impressed, since Thor was not familiar with the modern world back in his film.
8th Jan '15 1:27:22 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode where [[Film/{{Thor}} Lady Sif]] guest-stars, Coulson tries to acquaint her with SHIELD's computerized database. In keeping with the interpretation of Asgardians as SufficientlyAdvancedAliens; she replies that she's already familiar with such systems, having used them when visting other not-as-advanced worlds. She even calls SHIELD's system "antiquated".

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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode where [[Film/{{Thor}} Lady Sif]] guest-stars, Coulson tries to acquaint her with SHIELD's computerized database. In keeping with the interpretation of Asgardians as SufficientlyAdvancedAliens; she replies that she's already familiar with such systems, having used them when visting visiting other not-as-advanced worlds. She even calls SHIELD's system "antiquated". Coulson can be excused for thinking Sif would be impressed, since Thor was not familiar with the modern world back in his film.
23rd Dec '14 6:03:26 PM Bisected8
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* Subverted in Disney's ''{{Pocahontas}}'', when John Smith explains gold to the title character. She triumphantly produces an ear of corn, at which point Smith realizes there is no gold and Ratcliffe is deluded. The idea that a culture with no metal at all might have just not mined it never seems to occur to him.
* Used in the Martin Lawrence vehicle ''Black Knight''. Martin tries to impress the English primitives with a Bic lighter. Cue unimpressed peasant, "We have fire."

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* Subverted in Disney's ''{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', when John Smith explains gold to the title character. She triumphantly produces an ear of corn, at which point Smith realizes there is no gold and Ratcliffe is deluded. The idea that a culture with no metal at all might have just not mined it never seems to occur to him.
* Used in the Martin Lawrence vehicle ''Black Knight''.''Film/BlackKnight''. Martin tries to impress the English primitives with a Bic lighter. Cue unimpressed peasant, "We have fire."



* Not exactly vocalized, but in the book ''BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', one of the children tries to scare a cannibal native into letting them go by showing him matches. Unfortunately, they've already got those.
* A virtually identical scene happens in the book ''TheTimeGarden'' by EdwardEager.

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* Not exactly vocalized, but in the book ''BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', ''Literature/BedknobAndBroomstick'', one of the children tries to scare a cannibal native into letting them go by showing him matches. Unfortunately, they've already got those.
* A virtually identical scene happens in the book ''TheTimeGarden'' ''Literature/TheTimeGarden'' by EdwardEager.



* ''TheTenthKingdom''. Tony is in a fairy-tale world. He attempts to barter his wristwatch, using overly simplified language and refering to it as a "clock." The Tooth Fairy quietly turns around, opens a cabinet full of old-fashioned fob watches, and says "we call them watches."

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* ''TheTenthKingdom''.''Series/TheTenthKingdom''. Tony is in a fairy-tale world. He attempts to barter his wristwatch, using overly simplified language and refering to it as a "clock." The Tooth Fairy quietly turns around, opens a cabinet full of old-fashioned fob watches, and says "we call them watches."



* An episode of ''TopGear'' reports on Toyota's latest invention: "I didn't have the heart to tell them, but we have something like this in Britain already. It's called a ''wheelchair''."

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* An episode of ''TopGear'' ''Series/TopGear'' reports on Toyota's latest invention: "I didn't have the heart to tell them, but we have something like this in Britain already. It's called a ''wheelchair''."



* In ''SleepyHollow,'' Lt. Mills at one point begins explaining the term "John Doe" to Crane. Since the term originated in England in the 1300s, he's entirely exasperated.

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* In ''SleepyHollow,'' ''Series/SleepyHollow,'' Lt. Mills at one point begins explaining the term "John Doe" to Crane. Since the term originated in England in the 1300s, he's entirely exasperated.



* In [[http://www.modestmedusa.com/?p=346 this]] ''ModestMedusa'' strip, Marah is unable to pay for her stay at an inn with "copper pieces" (copper-plated zinc US pennies). Instead they have to barter with the Medusa's [[http://www.modestmedusa.com/?p=351 Nintendo DS]].

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* In [[http://www.modestmedusa.com/?p=346 this]] ''ModestMedusa'' ''WebComic/ModestMedusa'' strip, Marah is unable to pay for her stay at an inn with "copper pieces" (copper-plated zinc US pennies). Instead they have to barter with the Medusa's [[http://www.modestmedusa.com/?p=351 Nintendo DS]].
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