A/N: Idea I've had for a while. Short drabble. Nine, Rose, and Jack.

Xenophobia

"They're all speaking English."

"Yes they are, very astutely spotted. Boy, Rose, you sure know how to pick the clever ones, don't you?"

"Oh, shut up, you, leave 'im alone. It's the Tardis. Translates alien languages in your head. They're not really talkin' English, you're just hearin' English."

"Oh."

"Mm, hm."

"…"

"Why are they all speaking British English?"

"She just told you, the Tardis--"

"Yeah, I heard that part, but if it translates in my head then shouldn't it be translating into American English instead of British English?"

"…"

"Well?"

"…"

"The linguistical hard-drive contains records of primary dominant and or original phonetic dictational forms of any widely used systematic organization of articulated expression, thereby installing a regulatory telepathic vernacular that will encompass as much of each linguistically-similar passenger's vocabulary to ensure consistency among separate travelers' understanding of a translated system of communication."

"…"

"…"

"So, why do I hear British English?"

"…"

"…Because it's the default."

"…"

"…"

"So, one more question."

"…"

"…oh no."

"How come the Tardis doesn't translate your technobabble?"

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