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.'