- The Thing trying to adjust its language to deal with the less technically-advanced nomes.
Thing: Vitally important I communicate information of utmost significance to community leaders, concerning imminent destruction of this artifact.
Masklin: I'm sorry, could you try that again?
Thing: You do not comprehend?
Masklin: I don't know what "comprehend" means.
Thing: Evidently language has changed in ways I do not understand. I will endeavor to clarify my statement.
Masklin: Jolly good.
Thing: Big-fella Store him go Bang along plenty soon enough chop-chop?
'Do you even remember that you are shipwrecked?'
'I'm Masklin,' said Masklin, 'I don't know who Shipwrecked is.'
- This conversation, from the TV series.
Vinto Pimmie: ...So this girl fell down this hole, and there was a white rabbit! Oh, a rabbit, er, a big, white, furry thing...
Grimma: Yes, we know rabbits. There were lots of them where we lived.
Vinto: Really?! With watches?
Grimma: Well, we didn't ask them the time...we ATE them!