As a kid, I really loved Eric Idle’s Wreck-Gar, who spoke entirely in dated commercial slang, even for 1986.  His unique pronouncements on the Planet of Junk make me smile even today, as do Yoda’s inverted sentences and even the Men from Nowhere, who speak in acronyms.  Even in live-action we see this sort of thing, as seen when June Cleaver fortunately spoke jive, today’s query of unusual which leading this is to…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also thinks it’s very cool that the titular V of ‘V For Vendetta’ spoke entirely in iambic pentameter, but don’t know if that’s the same thing, asking: Who your favorite speaker with strange syntax is?


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  1. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    I always think about the Wordplay episode from one of the Twilight Zone reboots with Robert Kline. It’s kind of inside out to the question in a way, because it’s everyone else who has a strange syntax. I just remember it had a really good-feeling, as opposed to just feel-good, ending.

    • Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

      You know, I hadn’t seen it in a few decades, so I looked up the cast and crew of this episode. No wonder this episode stood out in those mediocre reboots!

  2. Malone_hasco on

    Most recent one is Keppi, the prince of now nonexistent Kappa Kingdom from Sarazanmai anime. He’s a small round Kappa, a creature of Japanese folklore who speaks in very poetic manner and adds “kero” after every sentence.

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