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Playing With: Hiding Behind the Language Barrier
Basic Trope: [A one sentence summary of the trope]
  • Straight: Alice, Bob and Claire speak Language A, but Alice and Bob speak Language B to prevent Claire from understanding them.
  • Exaggerated: ???
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified: ???
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted: Claire also knows Language B and understands the conversations that Alice and Bob wanted to keep secret from her.
  • Double Subverted: Claire doesn't know Language B well enough to fully understand the conversation.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice and Bob can speak Language B, but choose not to because they don't want to act like they are keeping secrets from Claire.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "We can't let Claire find out about this, Bob." "It's a good thing she doesn't know Language B, Alice!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

I'm sure the people talking in that language I don't know are discussing Hiding Behind the Language Barrier

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