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14th Dec '17 8:29:46 AM BeerBaron
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* In the universe of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls,'' those aquatic mammals with tusks and whiskers aren't walruses - they're "Horkers". It is borderline in that horkers aren't exactly walruses, just very similar (they have three tusks, although it's easy to miss, and in ''Bloodmoon'' they had arrow-shaped snouts), but gets highlighted by the fact that almost all the other ''almost''-like-Earth animals get to keep their Earth-analogue's name (the four-tusked fur-covered Elephantidae are mammoths, for example).
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' includes an in-universe example - Bonewalker is stated to be the Dunmer term for the category of undead generally called 'zombies' in the west (where your character came from).

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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the universe of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls,'' series wherever they appear, those aquatic mammals with tusks and whiskers aren't walruses - they're "Horkers". It is borderline in that horkers Horkers aren't exactly ''exactly'' walruses, just very similar (they have three tusks, although it's easy to miss, and in ''Bloodmoon'' they had have arrow-shaped snouts), but gets highlighted by the fact that almost virtually all the other ''almost''-like-Earth animals get to keep their Earth-analogue's name (the four-tusked fur-covered Elephantidae are mammoths, for example).
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' includes an in-universe example - Bonewalker is stated to be the Dunmer Dunmeri term for the category of undead generally called 'zombies' in the west (where your character came from).rest of Tamriel.



** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' rats are known as Skeevers. This is a tad bit odd, since all the previous games had rats called rats. It goes beyond odd when you consider that "skeevers" are the only animals (or indeed, enemies) in the entire game to get this treatment -- Draugr are something thoroughly different from the zombies and skeletons of previous titles, and though Horkers are essentially walrus, they've had that name since ''Morrowind''. Beyond that, wolves are wolves, bears are bears, and mammoths are even mammoths. Skeevers in the game are even described as "rat-like", and are much larger then rats. Since Skyrim has other prehistoric animals, maybe the skeevers are supposed to be some kind of early mammaliaformes.
*** It may also be possible that Bethesda finally figured out a name they like for their fantastical giant rats. The same seems to apply to the series' giant spiders since this game always calls them frostbite or albino spiders.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' rats are known as Skeevers. This is a tad bit odd, since all the previous games had rats called rats. It goes beyond odd when you consider that "skeevers" are the only animals (or indeed, enemies) in the entire game to get this treatment -- Draugr are something thoroughly different from the zombies and skeletons of previous titles, and though Horkers are essentially walrus, they've had that name since ''Morrowind''. Beyond that, wolves are wolves, bears are bears, and mammoths are even mammoths. Skeevers in the game are even described as "rat-like", and are much larger then rats. Since Skyrim has other prehistoric animals, maybe the skeevers are supposed to be some kind of early mammaliaformes.
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mammaliaformes. It may also be possible that Bethesda finally figured out a name they like for their [[RodentsOfUnusualSize fantastical giant rats.rats]]. The same seems to apply to the series' giant spiders since this game always calls them frostbite or albino spiders.
7th Dec '17 4:05:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Darksiders}}'' has a "Ortho," also known as the "Angelic Beast". It's a [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Griffin.]]

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* ''{{Darksiders}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' has a "Ortho," also known as the "Angelic Beast". It's a [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Griffin.]]
19th Oct '17 5:17:34 PM calbear
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* Every language but English calls Pineapples "Ananas". This came to be because pineapples were shipped from the same areas as bananas, but nobody wanted to write the name on the boxes every time, so they just used boxes labeled "bananas" and crossed out the B.
8th Oct '17 8:32:13 PM PaulA
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** In ''[[Literature/{{Ringworld}} The Ringworld Throne]]'', Niven calls some tasty rabbit-like critters "smeerps", as a reference to the {{Trope Namer|s}}, the Website/TurkeyCityLexicon.

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** In ''[[Literature/{{Ringworld}} The Ringworld Throne]]'', ''Literature/TheRingworldThrone'', Niven calls some tasty rabbit-like critters "smeerps", as a reference to the {{Trope Namer|s}}, the Website/TurkeyCityLexicon.
7th Oct '17 12:26:44 PM thatother1dude
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** Homeworld's autonomous machines are always called "robonoids" instead of "robots".

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** Homeworld's Homeworld call their autonomous machines are always called "robonoids" instead of "robots"."robots". Steven had to explain the latter term to Peridot.



* ''The Legend of Zelda'' example is parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode, [[ShoutOut "Video Game References"]] where Starfire, in a pastiche of the game, comes across a women trying to rein in a rowdy "coocalacka". "You mean, the chicken?" "Nooooo! Coocalacka!"

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* ''The Legend of Zelda'' example is parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode, [[ShoutOut "Video Game References"]] References" where Starfire, in a pastiche of the game, comes across a women trying to rein in a rowdy "coocalacka". "You mean, the chicken?" "Nooooo! Coocalacka!"
2nd Oct '17 1:57:56 PM thatother1dude
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** Homeworld's autonomous machines are always called "robonoids" instead of "robots".
29th Sep '17 7:48:38 PM LlamaAdventure
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* Chumbucket in ''VideoGame/MadMax'' has no idea what a dog is actually called, so when Max arrives with one in tow he refers to it as a "Dinki-Di", after the numerous cans of Dinki-Di brand dog food scattered throughout the Great White.
24th Sep '17 11:20:34 AM nombretomado
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* David Eddings avoids this for the most part, which makes it difficult to say whether or not he actually is doing it. In the {{Belgariad}} series they encounter "rock wolves", which might be hyenas, or might simply be hyena-like monsters (vaguely wolfish, humped backs, hooting laugh). Since Garion does not know what a hyena is, he cannot contrast any differences the rock wolves might have.

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* David Eddings avoids this for the most part, which makes it difficult to say whether or not he actually is doing it. In the {{Belgariad}} series ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' they encounter "rock wolves", which might be hyenas, or might simply be hyena-like monsters (vaguely wolfish, humped backs, hooting laugh). Since Garion does not know what a hyena is, he cannot contrast any differences the rock wolves might have.
15th Sep '17 4:16:34 PM ElSquibbonator
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** One could argue fire ferrets are also this trope, as compared to the series' other MixAndMatchCritters they're ''extremely'' similar looking to real life red pandas--in fact, the in-series Chinese writing even uses the same word for red panda ("fire fox" translated literally).

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** One could argue fire ferrets are also this trope, as compared to the series' other MixAndMatchCritters they're ''extremely'' similar looking to real life red pandas--in pandas, with the only real difference being that they're somewhat smaller and thinner. In fact, the in-series Chinese writing even uses the same word for red panda ("fire fox" translated literally).
12th Sep '17 1:36:52 PM TheKaizerreich
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* Every language but English calls Pineapples "Ananas".

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* Every language but English calls Pineapples "Ananas". This came to be because pineapples were shipped from the same areas as bananas, but nobody wanted to write the name on the boxes every time, so they just used boxes labeled "bananas" and crossed out the B.
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