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17th Jun '17 8:57:35 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/PiratesVikingsAndKnights'': The Berserker and Viking announcer both speak with a strange, unidentifiable accent that sounds kind of like {{Arnold Schwarzenegger}} if he was ''really'' pissed off.

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* ''VideoGame/PiratesVikingsAndKnights'': The Berserker and Viking announcer both speak with a strange, unidentifiable accent that sounds kind of like {{Arnold Schwarzenegger}} Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger if he was ''really'' pissed off.
14th Jun '17 8:26:28 AM CosmicFerret
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* Peter [=MacNicol=] as Janosz Poha in ''Film/GhostbustersII'' provides the page quote. He's supposedly Hungarian, but his accent lurches all over Eastern Europe like a drunk in a Yugo. Since his name doesn't have any real country of origin, it's just a nonspecific wacky accent, which [=MacNicol=] developed by hanging out at the Romanian consulate in New York.

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* Peter [=MacNicol=] Creator/PeterMacNicol as Janosz Poha in ''Film/GhostbustersII'' provides the page quote. He's supposedly Hungarian, but his accent lurches all over Eastern Europe like a drunk in a Yugo. Since his name doesn't have any real country of origin, it's just a nonspecific wacky accent, which [=MacNicol=] developed by hanging out at the Romanian consulate in New York.
7th Jun '17 6:19:03 PM MaciekOst
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** 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).
1st Jun '17 11:56:06 AM eldiablo555
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* One of the running gags of the ''Fortunes of War'' duology of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' books was that the main character, Lt. Piper, was going nuts trying to figure out what obscure planet Scotty was from to explain his thick accent. It completely blew her mind when she found out he was born and raised in Scotland on Earth.
16th May '17 11:11:08 PM joergenjetsam
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* Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' adopts a weird sort of mid-Atlantic accent that sounds sort of like it wants to be British but can't quite make it -- which stands out, given that practically everybody in the movie speaks with one [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents British Regional Accent]] or another. And occasionally he says random lines in a hammy Irish accent. FridgeBrilliance -- Aragorn is an Arnorian (the King of Arnor, in fact); no-one else with a prominent role in the movie is; also he was raised by Elves from a fairly young age, so his Arnorian accent he started with has been modified by that as well. He ''shouldn't'' sound like anyone else.

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* Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' adopts a weird sort of mid-Atlantic accent that sounds sort of like it wants to be British but can't quite make it -- which stands out, given that practically everybody in the movie speaks with one [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents British Regional Accent]] or another. And occasionally he says random lines in a hammy Irish accent. FridgeBrilliance -- Aragorn is an Arnorian (the King of Arnor, in fact); no-one else with a prominent role in the movie is; also he was raised by Elves from a fairly young age, so his Arnorian accent he started with has been modified by that as well. He ''shouldn't'' sound like anyone else.
13th May '17 10:24:03 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Like Layla before her, Wrestling/{{Maryse}} (who is French-Canadian) sounds noticeably more American now than she did in her early years. Perhaps justifiably so since English isn't her first language and she's had many years to become more fluent. She still has a bit of a French twang though.
13th May '17 6:29:13 PM pinkdalek
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', Ignis's accent is clearly posh English, but a variant so exaggerated that it incorporates bizarre affectations that sound like no accent on Earth. The voice actor's natural accent is English, and all of the English accents elsewhere in the game are convincing, so it appears to be a [[JustifiedTrope character choice]] to indicate Ignis's chronic perfectionism and over-compensation.
12th May '17 11:17:51 PM louisXVI
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* William F. Buckley Jr., conservative author and commentator, had a unique accent. It was halfway between New England English and Standard English, with a slight Southern drawl tone. That, and his formal sounding word choice produced an accent that was best described as "kinda upper-class gentry-ish."

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* William F. Buckley Jr., conservative author and commentator, who was born to upper-class Southern parents and raised partially in Europe, had a unique accent. It was halfway between New England English and Standard English, with a slight Southern drawl tone. That, and his formal sounding word choice produced an accent that was best described as "kinda upper-class gentry-ish."
12th May '17 2:03:54 PM MrXilla
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* American foodie person on British TV Loyd Grossman, originally from Massachusetts, is famous for his very plummy transatlantic accent.

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* American foodie person on British TV Loyd Grossman, originally from Massachusetts, is famous for his very plummy transatlantic accent. As TV critic Victor Lewis-Smith once observed on his late night Channel 4 show ''TV Offal'': "I know a man whose peculiar vowels, sound like they're coming from his bowels".
12th May '17 3:30:32 AM boatsnot
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* Oded Fehr's bizarre European accent is a result of being born in Germany, going to London for acting classes, and his parents being Israeli/Ashkenazi Jewish.
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