Misused: Bilingual Bonus

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Here's the start of a suggested rewrite of the description:

One way to hide an Easter Egg in plain sight is to cloak it in a foreign language. That way, bilingual and international audiences get extra information or a special treat from their knowledge.

The extra can be anything from a plot-relevant point to additional dialogue (often used to demonstrate that they've Shown Their Work with the language) to a random gag.

[Compare/contrast section?]

A Bilingual Bonus using names falls under Meaningful Name. Creators and actors who know a foreign language... is Not a Trope.
77 notahandle17th Apr 2014 02:21:27 PM from Chicago Illinois
Well, I'm going to a complete clean up/rewrite of the description from the crowner.
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78 Madrugada17th Apr 2014 03:22:44 PM , Relationship Status: In season
<Disregard what was here. I cleaned up Easter Egg to solve the problem.>

edited 17th Apr '14 3:29:14 PM by Madrugada

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79 ReikoKazama26th Oct 2014 04:42:04 AM from Australia , Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
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Can we close this now since the issue's apparently been solved? smile
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Has the work been done? No one ever responded to my suggestion, and there's no update to the sandbox idea.
81 SeptimusHeap26th Oct 2014 03:54:33 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Given the (unchanged) number of wicks, I don't think anything has happened here.
82 MarqFJA19th Feb 2015 04:18:37 PM from Saudi Arabia , Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
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Should those who are actually Bilingual be spun off on a different trope? Most come at a surprise or it is a sign of intelligence, IE 'I am fluent in over six million forms of communication' and such.

I think 'improbable language knowledge' is already a trope: Omniglot.
That is just the extreme version, even 1 extra language can be used to show intelligence in a work, usually it comes as a surprise or a put up or shut up kind of situation.

86 Karxrida26th Oct 2015 09:02:46 PM from Darkness within Darkness , Relationship Status: Abstaining
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Bump. I think we still need to make this a Super Trope and YKTTW subtropes.
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Opinions on [up][up]? In many works even showing a character knows even 1 more language it is seen as a sign of intelligence. In anime it would be English if the user is a native Japanese person.

edited 27th Oct '15 1:02:38 AM by Memers

What does that have to do with Bilingual Bonus as a trope?
Quite a bit of the misuse is that.
"A character is bilingual" has nothing to do with this trope and should just be nuked as misuse.
But shouldn't it be split off in another trope though?

It's just going to come back and being Bilingual alone is very important in a lot of works that do not exist in areas where that kind of thing is normal or areas where it is expected but no one is ever fluent in it but the genius ones in media.

edited 30th Oct '15 3:21:01 PM by Memers

92 Karxrida30th Oct 2015 04:05:55 PM from Darkness within Darkness , Relationship Status: Abstaining
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Crowner already said no to that.

I think there's a trope with "character is bilingual or multilingual to show that they are intelligent" (possibly a Sister Trope to Omniglot), but bilingualism by itself doesn't sound like a trope to me.
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So what still needs to be done here?
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