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12th Dec '17 7:04:57 AM hunty91
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12th Dec '17 7:00:43 AM hunty91
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* Peter Sellers' [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] bears no resemblance whatsoever to any French accent, real or imaginary. Even other French characters find him unintelligible at times. At no point does he speak a single, actual French word (save that he does occasionally refer to people as monsieur or madame.

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* Peter Sellers' [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] bears no resemblance whatsoever to any French accent, real or imaginary. Even other French characters find him unintelligible at times. At no point does he speak a single, actual French word (save that he does occasionally refer to people as monsieur ''monsieur'' or madame.''madame'').
12th Dec '17 7:00:07 AM hunty91
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* Peter Sellers' [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] bears no resemblance whatsoever to any French accent, real or imaginary. Even other French characters find him unintelligible at times. At no point does he speak a single, actual French word.

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* Peter Sellers' [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] bears no resemblance whatsoever to any French accent, real or imaginary. Even other French characters find him unintelligible at times. At no point does he speak a single, actual French word.word (save that he does occasionally refer to people as monsieur or madame.
10th Dec '17 7:41:59 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Invoked this trope for comedy, as all of the characters' "accents" are as how a typical American in TheSixties might have perceived it. The Spy's accent, in particular, is the hardest to pin down; [[Characters/TeamFortress2Support his character page]] on This Very Wiki even quips that it "seems to take a drunken tour of most of southern Europe". Before "Meet The Spy" ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn and every subsequent update thereafter]]) made it clear he was French, his mixed use of French, Italian, and Spanish pronunciation and vocabulary in his dialogue actually led to massive Edit Wars on both The Other Wiki and the [=TF2=] Wiki over the Spy's nationality, labeling him as Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Basque and Corsican, among other ethnicities.

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Invoked this trope for comedy, as all of the characters' "accents" are as how a typical American in TheSixties might have perceived it. The Spy's accent, in particular, is the hardest to pin down; [[Characters/TeamFortress2Support his character page]] on This Very Wiki even quips that it "seems to take a drunken tour of most of southern Europe". Before His mixed use of French, Italian, and Spanish pronunciation and vocabulary in his dialogue was so confusing that, before "Meet The Spy" ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn and every subsequent update thereafter]]) made it definitively clear that he was French, his mixed use of French, Italian, and Spanish pronunciation and vocabulary in his dialogue actually led to there were massive Edit Wars on both the Official [=TF2=] Wiki and The Other Wiki and the [=TF2=] Wiki over the Spy's nationality, labeling him as Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Basque and Corsican, among other ethnicities.
23rd Nov '17 2:09:30 AM carkaroth
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* ''Film/TheRoom'': Where the ''hell'' is Johnny supposed to be from? That voice is vaguely French, but not ''quite'' enough. "Actor" Tommy Wiseau is using his real accent, but refuses to state his country of origin, claiming to be Cajun. (Although internet scuttlebutt places his origins in Poland.)

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* ''Film/TheRoom'': Where the ''hell'' is Johnny supposed to be from? That voice is vaguely French, but not ''quite'' enough. "Actor" Tommy Wiseau is using his real accent, but refuses to state his country of origin, claiming to be Cajun. (Although Cajun (although internet scuttlebutt places his origins in Poland.)



* Tommy Wiseau, lead actor, director, writer, and executive director of ''Film/TheRoom'' is noted to have a very indeterminate accent. According to Greg Sestero's book ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist'', Wiseau is originally from some Eastern European country (some say Poland, Czechoslovakia, or Romania, but it is not confirmed). He moved to France for political reasons and spoke French all the time, then moved to live with relatives in French part of New Orleans, USA where learned English, then moved to San Francisco where he picked up American mannerisms (he felt that if he studied Sestero's audition videos, he might be able to talk like him). Significantly it is said that Tommy Wiseau is not his real name, but those are his initials. He is shrouded in mystery, though, so nobody's clear.
** Most evidence points at Tommy Wiseau being of Polish origin - his accent has precisely outright baffled so many English speakers simply because ''nobody has any idea wat a Polish accent even sounds like'', leading to this trope applying to the Polish language itself (kind of parallelling "dumb Polack" jokes which ended up being so generic simply because people forgot why the Polish are supposed to be apparently so stupid in the first place).

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* Tommy Wiseau, lead actor, director, writer, and executive director of ''Film/TheRoom'' is noted to have a very indeterminate accent. According to Greg Sestero's book ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist'', Wiseau is originally from some Eastern European country (some say Poland, Czechoslovakia, or Romania, but it is not confirmed). He moved to France for political reasons and spoke French all the time, then moved to live with relatives in French part of New Orleans, USA where he learned English, then moved to San Francisco where he picked up American mannerisms (he felt that if he studied Sestero's audition videos, he might be able to talk like him). Significantly it is said that Tommy Wiseau is not his real name, but those are his initials. He is shrouded in mystery, though, so nobody's clear.
** Most evidence points at Tommy Wiseau being of Polish origin - his accent has precisely outright baffled so many English speakers simply because ''nobody has any idea wat what a Polish accent even sounds like'', leading to this trope applying to the Polish language itself (kind of parallelling "dumb Polack" jokes which ended up being so generic simply because people forgot why the Polish are supposed to be apparently so stupid in the first place).
20th Nov '17 10:22:54 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Invoked this trope for comedy, as all of the characters' "accents" are as how a typical American in TheSixties might have perceived it. The Spy's accent, in particular is the hardest to pin down, with even [[Characters/TeamFortress2Support his character page]] on This Very Wiki quipping that his accent "seems to take a drunken tour of most of southern Europe". Before "Meet The Spy" ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn and every subsequent update thereafter]]) made it clear that he's French, his mixed use of French, Italian, and Spanish pronunciation and vocabulary in his dialogue actually led to massive Edit Wars on both The Other Wiki and the TF2 wiki over the Spy's nationality, labeling him as Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Basque and Corsican, among other specific guesses.

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Invoked this trope for comedy, as all of the characters' "accents" are as how a typical American in TheSixties might have perceived it. The Spy's accent, in particular particular, is the hardest to pin down, with even down; [[Characters/TeamFortress2Support his character page]] on This Very Wiki quipping even quips that his accent it "seems to take a drunken tour of most of southern Europe". Before "Meet The Spy" ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn and every subsequent update thereafter]]) made it clear that he's he was French, his mixed use of French, Italian, and Spanish pronunciation and vocabulary in his dialogue actually led to massive Edit Wars on both The Other Wiki and the TF2 wiki [=TF2=] Wiki over the Spy's nationality, labeling him as Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Basque and Corsican, among other specific guesses.ethnicities.
20th Nov '17 10:19:57 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Invoked this trope for comedy, as all of the characters' "accents" are as how a typical American in TheSixties might have perceived it; the Spy's accent is the hardest to pin down, having mixed French, Italian, and Spanish pronunciations and words in his vocabulary. This actually led to a massive Administrivia/EditWar over the Spy's nationality on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] page for the game (before "Meet The Spy" made it clear he was French). [[Wiki/TVTropes This Very Wiki]] even quips that his (supposedly) French accent "seems to take a drunken tour of most of southern Europe".

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Invoked this trope for comedy, as all of the characters' "accents" are as how a typical American in TheSixties might have perceived it; the it. The Spy's accent accent, in particular is the hardest to pin down, having mixed French, Italian, and Spanish pronunciations and words in with even [[Characters/TeamFortress2Support his vocabulary. This actually led to a massive Administrivia/EditWar over the Spy's nationality character page]] on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] page for the game (before "Meet The Spy" made it clear he was French). [[Wiki/TVTropes This Very Wiki]] even quips Wiki quipping that his (supposedly) French accent "seems to take a drunken tour of most of southern Europe".Europe". Before "Meet The Spy" ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn and every subsequent update thereafter]]) made it clear that he's French, his mixed use of French, Italian, and Spanish pronunciation and vocabulary in his dialogue actually led to massive Edit Wars on both The Other Wiki and the TF2 wiki over the Spy's nationality, labeling him as Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Basque and Corsican, among other specific guesses.
10th Nov '17 4:25:43 PM number9robotic
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* Pharah from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has a really bizarre, vaguely Spanish/Indian/English accent that really doesn't seem to fit with her Egyptian background at all, especially in contrast with her mother, Ana, whose accent is distinctly Arabic (and is voiced by a native Egyptian). [[FanWank Fans have theorized that]] this is a result of her MilitaryBrat upbringing, having traveled around and operated across the world from a young age, resulting in a really homogenized mix. There is also the fact that Pharah's father has never been concretely identified, which opens up the possibility he may have had some influence in the way she sounds.

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* Pharah from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has a really bizarre, vaguely Spanish/Indian/English accent that really doesn't seem to fit with her Egyptian background at all, especially in contrast with her mother, Ana, whose accent is distinctly Arabic (and is voiced by a native Egyptian). [[FanWank Fans have theorized that]] this is a result of her MilitaryBrat upbringing, having traveled around and operated across the world from a young age, resulting in a really homogenized mix. There is She was also the fact that Pharah's father has never been concretely identified, confirmed to be half-First Nations from her father, which opens up the possibility he may have had some influence in the way she sounds.something to do with it.
8th Nov '17 6:29:13 PM ambiguousCase
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''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': the Amish operatives of Sector A speak in what can only be described as a confsing mix between American Southern, vaguely Scandinavian, and really BAD Liverpool accents. It doesn't help that the accent is inconsistent with almost every spoken line.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': the Amish operatives of Sector A speak in what can only be described as a confsing mix between American Southern, vaguely Scandinavian, and really BAD Liverpool accents. It doesn't help that the accent is inconsistent with almost every spoken line.
8th Nov '17 6:26:34 PM ambiguousCase
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''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': the Amish operatives of Sector A speak in what can only be described as a confsing mix between American Southern, vaguely Scandinavian, and really BAD Liverpool accents. It doesn't help that the accent is inconsistent with almost every spoken line.
** Heck, ''most'' of the characters meant to have accents can come across like this from time to time.
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