Quotes / Translator Microbes

Donna: Hold on a minute. That sign over there, it's in English. [disappointed] Are you having me on? Are we in Epcot?
Doctor: No-no-no, that's the TARDIS translation circuits. It just makes it look like English. Speech as well; you're talking Latin right now.
Donna: Seriously? I just said 'seriously' in Latin.
Doctor Who, "The Fires of Pompeii"

Clara: Pretty bad "spies", mate. I don't even speak Russian!
Soviet Officer: ...what?
Clara: I don't... [to the Doctor] Am I speaking Russian right now?
Doctor: Yep.
Clara: Are they speaking Russian?
Doctor: Of course they are! They're Russians!
Doctor Who, "Cold War"

Simon: What's English?
Bill: Er, what you're speaking in.
Simon: You're speaking Latin.
Bill: I'm not.
Simon: That's Latin. You just said that in Latin.
Bill: Ah! It's the Doctor. Or the Tardis. Or both. Something...telepathic...link. Auto-translate. That's why everyone in space speaks English.
Simon: What on Earth are you talking about?
Bill: Oh my God, it even does lip-sync.
Doctor Who, "The Eaters of Light"

"When the Captain made a vague noise of appreciation in response to my breasts, the device scanned his mind, interpreted the context and psi-cast the equivalent meaning in Vulcan while simultaneously (using chronoton sideshift to avoid time-loss) refracting the light waves around his mouth so his lips appeared to be saying those words."
Farce Contact, a Star Trek: Enterprise Parody Fic by Odon.