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14th May '16 1:37:08 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** In the ''{{Timeline-191}}'' series, a fictional character with the last name Blackford is president during TheGreatDepression instead of UsefulNotes/HerbertHoover, resulting in shanty towns of unlucky stockholders being called Blackfordburgs rather than Hoovervilles. Also, with the [[RomanovsAndRevolutions Russian Revolution]] a dismal failure, the Molotov cocktail is renamed "Featherston fizz" after the series' UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler equivalent. Finally, tanks are called "barrels" because, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanks_in_World_War_I paralleling the origin of the Real Life term]], they were first made in a building labeled "the Barrel Works".

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** In the ''{{Timeline-191}}'' ''Literature/Timeline191'' series, a fictional character with the last name Blackford is president during TheGreatDepression instead of UsefulNotes/HerbertHoover, resulting in shanty towns of unlucky stockholders being called Blackfordburgs rather than Hoovervilles. Also, with the [[RomanovsAndRevolutions Russian Revolution]] a dismal failure, the Molotov cocktail is renamed "Featherston fizz" after the series' UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler equivalent. Finally, tanks are called "barrels" because, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanks_in_World_War_I paralleling the origin of the Real Life term]], they were first made in a building labeled "the Barrel Works".
4th May '16 7:08:53 AM KhymChanur
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* In Creator/CJCherryh's Literature/{{Foreigner}} series this is (unsuccessfully) [[InvokedTrope invoked]] by one of the first human biologists to land on the world of the alien ''atevi''. The biologist argues that though there are things on the atevi's plant that look and act a lot like grass/trees/etc from the old Earth of the humans, ''calling'' them grass/trees/etc could cause humans to assume that they're exactly like the Earth lifeforms when there might be important, yet-to-be-discovered differences. The biologists is ignored and the human colony winds up calling them grass/trees/etc.

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* In Creator/CJCherryh's Literature/{{Foreigner}} series this is (unsuccessfully) [[InvokedTrope invoked]] by one of the first human biologists to land on the world of the alien ''atevi''. The biologist argues that though there are things on the atevi's plant planet that look and act a lot like grass/trees/etc from the old Earth of the humans, ''calling'' them grass/trees/etc could cause humans to assume that they're exactly like the Earth lifeforms when there might be important, yet-to-be-discovered differences. The biologists biologist is ignored and the human colony winds colonists wind up calling them grass/trees/etc.
29th Apr '16 1:37:58 AM Emperor_Oshron
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "The Royal Drum," Grandpa Smurf tells a story of when he went to Africa. The Smurfs being a reclusive medieval European culture, he obviously doesn't know what the local animals are called so he refers to a giraffe as a "long-necked leaf-eater," a herd of zebras as "black-and-white striped horses" and a lion as a "Smurf-toothed monster cat". The other Smurfs don't believe him until some of the animals are brought to their country by the princess of an African tribe that Grandpa Smurf befriended.
25th Apr '16 5:22:20 AM Akaihiryuu
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*** This is somewhat justified in the Stargate verse, due to the "aliens" not actually being aliens at all, but humans that were kidnapped from Earth in the past. Thus most of the "alien" cultures are actually based on ancient Earth cultures.
24th Apr '16 8:55:16 AM JohnZ
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* In the light novel series ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'', author Keiichi Sigsawa includes notes introducing the reader to "persuaders" (guns) and "motorrads" (motorcycles, specifically Hermes). Motorrad also counts as GratuitousGerman.
23rd Apr '16 11:28:14 AM TVRulezAgain
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* ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' uses dinosaur terminologies similar to TheLandBeforeTime, including "Earthwalkers" for Triceratops, "Snowhorns" for Woolly Mammoths, and "Red Eyes" for Tyrannosaurus.

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* ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' uses dinosaur terminologies similar to TheLandBeforeTime, WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime, including "Earthwalkers" for Triceratops, "Snowhorns" for Woolly Mammoths, and "Red Eyes" for Tyrannosaurus.
18th Apr '16 11:53:26 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', many dinosaurs populating the world are called by different names - for example, allosauruses are matadors, and deinynochuses become horrors. Justified by those being local monikers, whereas "international" names are the ones we know.
12th Apr '16 4:57:10 PM 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". As it turns out, those two terms refer to 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".Ones' country". As it turns out, those two terms refer to Japanese script and Tokyo. As for why this is the case, it's a very long and spoilerrific story.
12th Apr '16 4:56:40 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* That's not a golf ball in ''VideoGame/{{Pangya}}'', that's some sort of magical orb called an Aztec or a Phoenix (depending on localization).
5th Apr '16 8:58:07 AM BreadBull
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** It should be noted that the characters themselves are named after foods, such as Chowder , Truffles, Schnitzel, Gorgonzola, Panini etc.
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