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  • 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: Oh. Jolly good.
    Thing: Big-fella Store him go Bang along plenty soon enough chop-chop?
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  • And when Masklin misunderstands the Thing later on.
    Thing: Do you even remember that you are shipwrecked?
    Masklin: I'm Masklin. I don't know who Shipwrecked is.
  • This conversation, from the TV series.
    Vinto Pimmie: ...So this girl fell down this hole, and there was a white rabbit! Oh, a rabbit, er, a big, white, furry thing...
    Grimma: Yes, we know rabbits. There were lots of them where we lived.
    Vinto: Really?! With watches?
    Grimma: Well, we didn't ask them the time...
    Vinto: Oh...
    Grimma: We ATE them!
  • The Nomes' attempts to drive a truck. Especially when they spot a sign "Road Works Ahead". They're quite happy for the confirmation.
  • Masklinn giving some thought to where the wind could come from, eventually coming to the conclusion that it is the leaves in the trees moving that cause it.
  • In Wings, Thing is horrified at the thought of countermanding the orders of a Nome. It immediately changes its tune after watching Angelo try to land.
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