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I watched an old movie with an "exotic" setting and an international cast. The accents couldn't be faulted, and I knew at least one of the actors was American, but a statement made by one of the characters indicated that this was not a U.S. production, and all the actors had been "coached," and not very well. It was also not a very good movie.

What was the giveaway?
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o hai soli kitteh, this iz gud puzzel!

they did not haz cheezburgur?
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I have inspired a puzzle? But what an honour!

I want to have a whack at it, but I think I should refrain, so as to not give clues to mine. ;)
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o hai soli kitteh, this iz gud puzzel! Maybe. We shall see.

they did not haz cheezburgur? Not that I noticed.

I have inspired a puzzle? But what an honour!

I want to have a whack at it, but I think I should refrain, so as to not give clues to mine. ;) Thanks - I think?
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Is slang relevant? Colloquialisms? Grammar rules/structure?
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I watched an old movie with an "exotic" setting and an international cast.

By "exotic" you mean set in a foreign country? On a remote island? On the moon? Deep in the ocean? In the future? In the past?

The accents couldn't be faulted, and I knew at least one of the actors was American

You knew it beforehand (for example, from an external source, like an official cast list) or you realized it while watching the movie?

a statement made by one of the characters indicated that this was not a U.S. production

Did a material (such as one given by the producers) claimed that it was in fact a US production? Did the characters in the movie claim to be Americans and you discovered that the actors clearly weren't?

It was also not a very good movie.

Is this relevant?
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were all the actors speaking with American accents?

did someone mispronounce a word? like "schedule"? or "aluminium"?
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Is slang relevant? Colloquialisms? Grammar rules/structure? None of these, but explore.
I watched an old movie with an "exotic" setting and an international cast.

By "exotic" you mean set in a foreign country?"Foreign" to me - non U.S. No to the rest. On a remote island? On the moon? Deep in the ocean? In the future? In the past?

The accents couldn't be faulted, and I knew at least one of the actors was American

You knew it beforehand (for example, from an external source, like an official cast list){I knew because she was a fairly well-known actress.} or you realized it while watching the movie? No, but I think I would have even if I hadn't known who she was.

a statement made by one of the characters indicated that this was not a U.S. production

Did a material (such as one given by the producers) claimed that it was in fact a US production?n.r. Did the characters in the movie claim to be Americans and you discovered that the actors clearly weren't? I knew that she was a US citizen, as her character claimed to be in the movie. I wasn't sure about the actor portraying her husband.

It was also not a very good movie.

Is this relevant? Yes! They made an error showing lack of research and a sloppy production. Also it was a film the forum members would probably not have heard of.
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Was a place identified by a former name?
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Was a place identified by a former name? No
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If you had only read the lines from the script, would you have come to the same conclusion? If you only heard the sound but did not watch the picture, would you have come to the same conclusion?
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I think you missed my questions
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If you had only read the lines from the script, would you have come to the same conclusion? If you only heard the sound but did not watch the picture, would you have come to the same conclusion?Yes to both. The give-away was not a matter of accents.
were all the actors speaking with American accents? No - mixed.

did someone mispronounce a word? like "schedule"? or "aluminium"? Sorry, Shez. Mea culpa! No, not a matter of pronunciation.
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Can I do a quick recap here.

You saw an old movie that was set in a country other than the US? One of the characters in the movie made a statement that quickly led you to deduce that this was not a US production? The character who made that statement was supposed to be amercian but the statement clearly indicated that the actor wasn't and hadn't been properly coached? Is that all correct?

Was it the woman's husband who made the statement? Anything to do with between differences between US terminology and british? e.g. sidewalk/pavement faucet/tap?

Is the movie generally regarded as a bad one or is this only your opinion? Was the film set in the UK? is the actor that made the statement very famous? still alive?
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Can I do a quick recap here.

You saw an old movie that was set in a country other than the US? One of the characters in the movie made a statement that quickly led you to deduce that this was not a US production? Correct so far.The character who made that statement was supposed to be amercian and, in fact, was but the statement clearly indicated that the actor wasn't and hadn't been properly coached? "Coached" in the sense she was given lines that would indicate she was not American, though she was. Is that all correct?

Was it the woman's husband who made the statement? AFAI Remember, is was she. Anything to do with between differences between US terminology and british? e.g. Noishsidewalk/pavement faucet/tap? None of these. More like a British term for which there is no US equivalent.

Is the movie generally regarded as a bad one or is this only your opinion? It's my opinion, but I think many critics agreed. Certainly not a "blockbuster" or a "classic." Was the film set in the UK? No. Do you think of the UK as "exotic?"is the actor that made the statement very famous? Fairly famous at the time, but not so much so now.still alive?yes
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No. Do you think of the UK as "exotic?" D'oh I forgot that the location was described as exotic. Would definitely not put the UK in that bracket

Are we allowed to ask elimination questions to find out the movie e.g. Was it made in (Insert LTPF list of decades here)?

Or is the movie sufficiently obscure that finding out it's name will not help.

Was the movie set in the Caribbean? Africa? Jungle setting? at sea?

Genre : War? Adventure? Horror? Romance? Action? Thriller? Whodunnit? Crime/Gangster?

Is the movie based on a play or book? relevant?
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sci fi?
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Are we allowed to ask elimination questions to find out the movie e.g. Was it made in (Insert LTPF list of decades here)? 1960s, but don't think that will help much.

Or is the movie sufficiently obscure that finding out it's name will not help. yes, fairly obscure.

Was the movie set in the Caribbean? Africa? Jungle setting? at sea? Africa. Hint: The title of the movie refers to its setting.

Genre : War? Adventure? Horror? Romance? Action? Thriller? Whodunnit? Crime/Gangster? Best described as psychological drama, I suppose. One critic said it was a "pot-boiler."

Is the movie based on a play or book? relevant? Don't know; n.r.
sci fi? No
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was the story about ex-pat Brits in Africa?

modern-day setting? 20th century?
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Is slavery a theme of the movie?
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was the story about ex-pat Brits in Africa? I don't remember very much about the plot, but ex-pat Brits did feature in it.

modern-day setting? 20th century? Yes; appeared to be contemporary with the making of the mmovie - early 60s or thereabouts.
Is slavery a theme of the movie? no
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were the actors who had been coached playing Africans? South Africans? Arabs? Americans? Brits?
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were the actors who had been coached playing Africans? South Africans? Arabs? Americans?yes Brits?yessish. No to the rest. Mosstly it was the American actress who was badly coached.
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so the American actress said something a Brit wouldn't say? or wouldn't say that way?

or did she do something in a non-British way?
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so the American actress said something a Brit wouldn't say? or wouldn't say that way? No, she said something an American would not say.

or did she do something in a non-British way?Unless you saw the movie, you wouldn't be able to say exactly what she said, but you should be able to work out in what field or area the mistake was made. It has nothing to do with grammar, syntax, or different words for the same thing.
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Is a mannerism relevant? A custom? A tradition? A holiday?
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Are the connotations of what she said relevant? i.e. something outdated/offensive/slang/bizarre in context was said that someone translating the script with a dictionary might not be aware of just from this word/phrase's literal meaning?
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Is a mannerism relevant? A custom? A tradition? A holiday?Yopish to "custom" and "tradition" tho that's not quite it. No to the others.
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Is the exact location in Africa relevant? or could this have happened anywhere in Africa ? the name of a country relevant?
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Is it relevant why an American wouldn't say this thing, or only that they wouldn't say it?
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Is the exact location in Africa relevant? Noor could this have happened anywhere in Africa ?or anywhere else the name of a country relevant?No, although the title of the movie is African-relatted, if that helps.
Is it relevant why an American wouldn't say this thing, or only that they wouldn't say it? Hard to answer. I guess a bit of yope to both questios. Remember, it has nothing to do with grammar, syntax, or different words for the same thing.
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is it a question of pronunciation? stress?

is it something that would sound ludricous to an American?
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is it a question of pronunciation? stress? No to both.

is it something that would sound ludricous to an American? Not lol funny, just odd.
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so...she was an American and said something that would sound odd to an American, and that's how you knew she was badly coached? *iz confuseded kitteh, soli cheezfrend kitteh* *feelz like iz missin teh obvious...halp!*
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so...she was an American and said something that would sound odd to an American, and that's how you knew she was badly coached?That's right. *iz confuseded kitteh, soli cheezfrend kitteh* *feelz like iz missin teh obvious...halp!* Hey, lateral puzzles are meant to be confusing, aren't they? =)
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Is slang relevant?
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Is slang relevant? No
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did the way the actor said something demonstrate that they misunderstood what they were saying?
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did the way the actor said something demonstrate that they misunderstood what they were saying? more like she didn't know (though she should have) or didn't care - and it wasn't the way it was said but what was actually said.
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Would what was said be deemed offensive to Americans or potentially offensive ?

Is American History relevant? politics?
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Would what was said be deemed offensive to Americans or potentially offensive ? no

Is American History relevant? politics? no to both, but sort of OTRT
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Is it one particular word that's relevant? A phrase?
Is an anachronism relevant? An obsolete word?
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Is it one particular word that's relevant? A phrase? A phrase, and one word in particular.
Is an anachronism relevant? An obsolete word? No to both.
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Is the phrase an idiom? A proverb?
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American Geography relevant? Did the phrase contain a placename or landmark?
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Is the phrase an idiom? A proverb?No. I used the word 'phrase' because it uses two words to describe something, which is not a concrete, actual, thing. Does that help?
American Geography relevant? Did the phrase contain a placename or landmark? No to both.
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something which might have no special meaning to foreigners? like Big Apple? Old Faithful?
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something which might have no special meaning to foreigners? like Big Apple? Old Faithful? No, and FA. She said something that an American would _not_ be likely to say.
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Is the metric system relevant at all?
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Is the metric system relevant at all? No; weights and measures not involved.
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Hint to nudge in the right direction: What she said does not refer to an actual, concrete _thing_, but something more abstract.
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would an American not say it because it would not make sense? because it would have a different meaning to them than the intended one?

because it would be extremely rude in America?

did someone use the "n" word?
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would an American not say it because it would not make sense?yessish; it would make sense to a Brit but not to an American. because it would have a different meaning to them than the intended one? most likely it would have no meaning at all to an American speaker.

because it would be extremely rude in America? no

did someone use the "n" word? no
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Is it an exclusively British expression?
Does it refer to
an emotion?
a relationship?
a state of being?
a state of mind?
anything related to healthcare? religion? politics? romance? friendship?
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Is it an exclusively British expression? Yes!
Does it refer to
an emotion?
a relationship? Yes, and....
a state of being?
a state of mind?
anything related to healthcare? religion? politics? romance? distantly related; no to the rest friendship?
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Relationship:
Familial? If so, spouse? parent? offspring? grandparent/grandchild? sibling? step-family?
Professional relationship? superior? subordinate?
Romantic? If so, lover? ex? secret admirer?
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my old Dutch? trouble and strife? skin and blister? our kid? dustbin lids?
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Familial? If so, spouse?yes, no to the rest parent? offspring? grandparent/grandchild? sibling? step-family?
Professional relationship? superior? subordinate?
Romantic? If so, lover? ex? secret admirer?

my old Dutch? trouble and strife? skin and blister? our kid? dustbin lids? lovely! but no.
The character speaking is an American, talking about her marriage. She uses a term that an American would not use, because it does not exist in the U.S. It is a matter of law.
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Does the law relate to the process of getting married? what must occur in a marriage? what mustn't occur in a marriage? divorce?
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Same-sex marriage relevant? (Not sure what the law on the other side of the pond is regarding that issue)
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Does the law relate to the process of getting married?\b(yes} what must occur in a marriage? yopishwhat mustn't occur in a marriage? divorce? no to all these
Same-sex marriage relevant? no. This was in the 1960s. (Not sure what the law on the other side of the pond is regarding that issue)
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Who can marry whom?
Age that someone can get married?
Waiting periods relevant?
What must be done before the wedding? during? after?
Location of wedding relevant?
Citizenship relevant?
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Social classes relevant?
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Who can marry whom?
Age that someone can get married? no to both
Waiting periods relevant? yessish
What must be done before the wedding?yes during? after? no to both
Location of wedding relevant? yes
Citizenship relevant? yes. Since they were both U.S. citizens, assume they were married in the U.S., but what she says might cast doubt on this.

Social classes relevant? no
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Is eloping relevant? Registry offices?
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Is eloping relevant?possibly Registry offices?yessish.

Close enough for a
*******************SPOILER*****************
The movie was "Station Six Sahara." Carrol Baker's character spoke of marrying her husband by "special liscence" which does not exist in the USA.

The actor playing her husband was an older man who did the entire performance with his teeth out. I wonder if that was to disguise his (British) accent?
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it sounds like a terrible film!

my parents were married by special licence - everyone thought my mother must have been pregnant
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aww shez kitteh! what is "special licence"?

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