Brooklyn Accents in the Most Unlikely Places

Written by Dan Carlson@minutiaeman

Published November 7, 2007

If you’ve ever played any games from the Civilization series, you’re probably familiar with some of the humorous quotes that are thrown in when you’re negotiating with the various other world leaders. But even so, you occasionally find some of the most unexpected comments. It’s especially funny when you get certain random combinations; the third one especially is particularly hilarious. It’s the kind of humor that you have to wonder whether it’s deliberate, or random.

Civilization III screenshot: Tokugawa says, “All your base are belong to us!”Civilization III screenshot: Domestic advisor says, “Our people are overthrowing our Anarchy. Our Civilization is descending into Anarchy!”Civilization III screenshot: Bismarck says, “Germany does not cave in to terrorism. The outlaw sate of America will pay for its arrogance.”Civilization IV screenshot: Louis XIV says, “It is far too late for peace, you silly German person! Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time!”Civilization IV screenshot: Mansa Musa says, “I suppose you realize, this means war.”

Who knew that Mansa Musa spoke with a Brooklyn accent?