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22nd Jun '17 6:38:01 PM DrNoPuma
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* In ''VideoGame/TinkerQuarry'', the toys have come up with names for their "species". For example, plush toys are called "Softies", and mechanical toys are called "Tinkers".
19th Jun '17 7:02:12 AM Doug86
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* Creator/KevinSmith once said [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgYhLIThTvk in an interview]] on his having written for ''{{Superman}}'' that studio executives asked him to call the GiantSpider demanded by the producer, Jon Peters, something other than a spider. He suggested Thanagarian Snarebeast (Thanagar being Hawkman's home planet), and they told him to go with it.

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* Creator/KevinSmith once said [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgYhLIThTvk in an interview]] on his having written for ''{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' that studio executives asked him to call the GiantSpider demanded by the producer, Jon Peters, something other than a spider. He suggested Thanagarian Snarebeast (Thanagar being Hawkman's home planet), and they told him to go with it.
15th Jun '17 6:58:26 AM Nepeta
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** Parodied with the trolls, who use an exaggerated form of U- and non-U-English. Where a low-class troll like Sollux would say "ablution trap", a higher-blooded troll like Equius would say "bathtub". Additionally, Alternian versions of Earth animals are named after a word relating to the animal with the suffix "-beast." For example, horses are "hoofbeasts"." [[note]](Sheep are "woolbeasts", but wool is "woolbeast material". Figure that one out.)[[/note]] Also, professions are given combat-related names, even if they have nothing to do with combat (so lawyers are "legislacerators".) Justified in this case, as [[ProudWarriorRace literally every troll is in the military or will be in the future.]] Also, some celebrities on earth have troll counterparts, who are literally called "Troll (name)".

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** Parodied with the trolls, who use an exaggerated form of U- and non-U-English. Where a low-class troll like Sollux would say "ablution trap", a higher-blooded troll like Equius would say "bathtub". Additionally, Alternian versions of Earth animals are named after a word relating to the animal with the suffix "-beast." For example, horses are "hoofbeasts"." [[note]](Sheep are "woolbeasts", but wool is "woolbeast material". Figure that one out.)[[/note]] )[[/note]][[note]] Except for cats, which are just cats and [[BeamMeUpScotty not meowbeasts]]. [[/note]] Also, professions are given combat-related names, even if they have nothing to do with combat (so lawyers are "legislacerators".) Justified in this case, as [[ProudWarriorRace literally every troll is in the military or will be in the future.]] future]]. Also, some celebrities on earth have troll counterparts, who are literally called "Troll (name)".
31st May '17 8:00:35 PM nombretomado
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** Also, there are no slaves in TheWheelOfTime. They have ''da'covale'' in Seanchan, ''gai'shain'' (not exactly slaves if not captured by [[spoiler: Shaido Aiel]]) in the Waste, and people "sold like animals" in Shara.

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** Also, there are no slaves in TheWheelOfTime.''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. They have ''da'covale'' in Seanchan, ''gai'shain'' (not exactly slaves if not captured by [[spoiler: Shaido Aiel]]) in the Waste, and people "sold like animals" in Shara.
29th Apr '17 11:16:20 AM nombretomado
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** TimothyZahn, in his novels, generally tries, with the exception of hot chocolate, to keep to this trope, since the 'verse is very not Earth and involves humans, but few other Earth animals. He tends not to describe nonhumans in great detail, but will mention avians in the brush or hostile canid creatures. This does lead to some readers wondering how "avian" is less an Earthism than "bird", and why he'll use "snake".

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** TimothyZahn, Creator/TimothyZahn, in his novels, generally tries, with the exception of hot chocolate, to keep to this trope, since the 'verse is very not Earth and involves humans, but few other Earth animals. He tends not to describe nonhumans in great detail, but will mention avians in the brush or hostile canid creatures. This does lead to some readers wondering how "avian" is less an Earthism than "bird", and why he'll use "snake".
24th Apr '17 7:09:35 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/SandcastleBuilder'': Many words are replaced with counterparts from the [[Webcomic/XkcdTime xkcd: Time]] forum thread, just to add "flavour":
** The word "day" is always replaced with "dip".
** Molpies are just cute animals.
** Vital game functions such as "partial reset" and "complete reset" are confusingly named "Molpy Down" and "Coma."
** "big" is replaced by "seaish."
** The numerical value [=NaN=] (Not a Number, which results from undefined operations such as subtracting infinity from infinity or multiplying infinity by 0) is displayed as "Mustard."
20th Apr '17 3:17:07 PM MarlonDaniels
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** Lampshaded when The Simpsons visit Australia and accidently introduce (Previously somehow unheard of) Bullfrogs to the ecosystem. One native, bewildered at the species' name, states "I would've called 'em Chazzwazzers!"
18th Apr '17 12:26:20 PM ElSquibbonator
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** It should be noted that "birdie" really is a word sometimes used instead of "shuttlecock". TheOtherWiki recognizes it, for instance.
14th Apr '17 12:43:33 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' has the citizens of the 15th-century kingdom of Mikado using terms such as "mystic script" and the "Unclean Ones' country". As it turns out, those two terms refer to [[spoiler:Japanese script and Tokyo]]. As for why this is the case, it's a very long and spoilerrific story.

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* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' has the citizens of the 15th-century kingdom of Mikado using terms such as "mystic script" and the "Unclean Ones' country". As it turns out, those two terms refer to [[spoiler:Japanese script and Tokyo]].Tokyo (the people of Mikado use English)]]. As for why this is the case, it's a very long and spoilerrific story.
5th Apr '17 7:37:03 AM Kyrillion
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* In His Dark Materials (at least in Northern Lights, which is the most concerned with depicting a particular alternate universe), differences in volabulary are used both as subtle reminders of how the world has common roots with ours but has diverged, and also to hint at how the greater power of the Church in that world has affected its development. For instance, what we would call physicis is known as 'experimental theology'. Generally where words are different they are versions of the word which are now archaic in our world. It's not to be picturesque so much as to imply a society stunted in its development.

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* ** In His Dark Materials (at least in Northern Lights, which is the most concerned with depicting a particular alternate universe), differences in volabulary are used both as subtle reminders of how the world has common roots with ours but has diverged, and also to hint at how the greater power of the Church in that world has affected its development. For instance, what we would call physicis is known as 'experimental theology'. Generally where words are different they are versions of the word which are now archaic in our world. It's not to be picturesque so much as to imply a society stunted in its development.
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