->'''Crackotage:''' Movie night is my favorite night. I think it is my favorite night!
->''[beat]''
->'''Silent Rip:''' Are you even trying anymore?
-->''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Commandos In The Classroom]]''

The VerbalTic version of OohMeAccentsSlipping. A character with a weird speaking habit, such as [[RhymesOnADime rhyming all the time,]] [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe using pseudo-archaic terms]], [[JiveTurkey outdated slang,]] or just any [[VerbalTic weird speech habit,]] starts to trip up after trying to keep up the speaking habit for a while. One common example is a constant rhymer who starts to trip up on his rhymes as the story progresses, either making nonsense rhymes, or forgetting to rhyme. Almost always played for laughs.

Note this is not a complete failure to keep up a verbal habit from the beginning, like DelusionsOfEloquence. Nor a single attempt, like MixedMetaphor. This is when the character is established to have the habit, but starts to falter as time goes on.

Related to BuffySpeak and SophisticatedAsHell, which can overlap if the person is known for [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness big words,]] but starts to trip up after a while. Similarly, instances can fall into MixedMetaphor, {{Metaphorgotten}}, IceCreamKoan, and several other 'failed' attempts at verbal tics.

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!!Examples:

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Asterix and Son]]'', a (male) Roman sneaks into the Gaulish village dressed as a nanny, in an attempt to abduct a child. 'His' speech is always prefaced with ''(Falsetto)'' to signify his disguise. When he got mocked for being clobbered by the baby, (Who had gained super strength from the potion) his ''(Falsetto)'' dropped to snap at the mocker.
* In ''I Can't Believe It's Not the Justice League'', Blue Beetle is shocked when Etrigan, a rhyming demon, says something that doesn't rhyme. He was also surprised at a weak, reaching rhyme earlier.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* [[TheIgor Igors]] in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' are expected to lisp, and almost all of the 'classic' ones do so. Though sometimes they lose it when under stress or trying to explain something complicated.
** Or simply expressing a sentence with excessive sibilants. Possibly because their master protested being sprayed with spittle.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', with the Man Who Speaks Only In Anagrams:
-->'''Palin''': Ah, Ring Kichard, yes... but surely that's not an anagram, that's a {{Spoonerism}}.\\
'''Idle''': If you're going to split hairs, I'm going to piss off.
* A ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' MonsterOfTheWeek references it (but doesn't fall into it) when a Ranger is resisting his hate spell.
-->'''Hate Master''': "Would you give in already!? Doing this is no snap! It really isn't easy talking all the time in rap!"

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* Jaiver, one of the [=COs=] from ''AdvanceWars: Dual Strike'', doesn't quite speak in YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe, but certainly uses a lot of archaic terms and references to honour and combat. Near the end of the game, he starts to flub it up.
-->Ho, Sir Clone of Sir Kanbei! I challenge your honor on the...er...field of honor!
-->Let my sword and shield save the day from villainy most...villainous! Huzzah!
* Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]''. [[BigBad Gruntilda]] speaks in rhyme for the entirety of the first game and during a portion of the second game's opening cutscenes before her sisters force her to stop rhyming. She then speaks entirely normally for the rest of the second game without even going through a period of decay, implying that her tendency to rhyme before was entirely manufactured, if not well manufactured.

[[AC:WebAnimation]]
* Crackotage, one of the ''Cheat Commandos'' from WebAnimation/HomestarRunner, usually speaks in rhyme. As the page quote shows, though, he starts to get lazy after a while. He stopped rhyming entirely after being fired from the Cheat Commandos, and started again after he got his job back, implying that he thinks of it as part of his job (ignoring the fact that rhyming was what got him fired in the first place).

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Timmy outwits a sickeningly sweet Alien Invasion by making them so angry they start fumbling their rhymes, which breaks Cosmo and Wanda from their hypnosis, letting Timmy make a wish to help the allergic-to-cute Yugopotamians defeat them.
* In ''MegasXLR'', T-Bot, an obvious homage/parody of Mr. T, speaks constantly in rhymes. ("Feared as the baddest, the maddest, the worst you ever haddest bot in the quadrant!") His second-last line isn't quite as impressive.
-->'''T-Bot:''' T-Bot doesn't know failure! Will, uh... Lock you... In a trailer!
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', at a time of great distress, Hermes's "Sweet [noun] of [rhyming place name]!" becomes "Sweet something of someplace!"
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