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21st Sep '16 4:06:53 PM nombretomado
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* The ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'' games do this to a degree; we have such things as "fluffpups" (poodles) and "bunnycats" (long-eared cats), as well as "pollywhales" (tiny legged orcas). And then there are the weird ones, like "pows" - pigs that, umm, give large quantities milk, and are white colored with black splotches. BatenKaitos is less Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp", more of MixAndMatchCritters. Pows for example are Pig/Cow, Bunnycats are Bunny/Cat, and pollywale seems to be Tadpole/Orca. Other hybrids include Dog/Deer and Sheep/Goat.

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* The ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'' games do this to a degree; we have such things as "fluffpups" (poodles) and "bunnycats" (long-eared cats), as well as "pollywhales" (tiny legged orcas). And then there are the weird ones, like "pows" - pigs that, umm, give large quantities milk, and are white colored with black splotches. BatenKaitos ''Baten Kaitos'' is less Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp", more of MixAndMatchCritters. Pows for example are Pig/Cow, Bunnycats are Bunny/Cat, and pollywale seems to be Tadpole/Orca. Other hybrids include Dog/Deer and Sheep/Goat.
11th Sep '16 9:10:09 PM PaulA
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See Part One of the SFWA's Website/TurkeyCityLexicon for more detail. Writers are warned against this trope in OrsonScottCard's ''How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy''. However this trope can also be used intelligently by works with characters that are part of a culture that [[{{Xenofiction}} has a unique way of viewing familiar concepts]] (e.g., the rabbits from WatershipDown).

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See Part One of the SFWA's Website/TurkeyCityLexicon for more detail. Writers are warned against this trope in OrsonScottCard's Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy''. However this trope can also be used intelligently by works with characters that are part of a culture that [[{{Xenofiction}} has a unique way of viewing familiar concepts]] (e.g., the rabbits from WatershipDown).
''Literature/WatershipDown'').
31st Aug '16 7:52:14 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' series by Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs several Barsoomian words are substituted for perfectly applicable English terms, such as calling kings "jeddaks".
** Even more applicable to his ''Pellucidar'' novels, where various prehistoric animals are called by names such as "tandor" (mammoth), "sithic" (labyrinthodont), "thipdar" (pteranodon), and "lidi" (diplodocus). Understandable, as having primitive natives call these animals by their highly-technical scientific names would've been pretty jarring.

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In the ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' series by Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs series, several Barsoomian words are substituted for perfectly applicable English terms, such as calling kings "jeddaks".
** Even more applicable to his ''Pellucidar'' In the ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'' novels, where various prehistoric animals are called by names such as "tandor" (mammoth), "sithic" (labyrinthodont), "thipdar" (pteranodon), and "lidi" (diplodocus). Understandable, as having primitive natives call these animals by their highly-technical scientific names would've been pretty jarring.
16th Aug '16 6:01:58 AM CCIB
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** Later on, Amethyst and Steven visit Peridot and Lapis to discover they've turned their new home into a sculpture garden. Only since neither of them know words like "art" or "sculpture", they've been calling them meep-morp.
15th Aug '16 11:56:30 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', the idiom for "Agent", "Representative, or "plenipotentitary" is "voice". For instance, when Miles oversaw a criminal investigation for his father, in ''Mountains of Mourning'' he concluded by saying "I am the Voice of Count Vorkosigan." And when he conducted a diplomatic mission for the Emperor in ''Diplomatic Immunity'' he did so as The Emperor's Voice." This is a believable idiom for a legal concept any complex civilization would need.
12th Aug '16 8:11:23 PM nombretomado
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* Robert Sobel's ''Literature/ForWantOfANail'' is an AlternateHistory classic with a failed AmericanRevolution as its PointOfDivergence that employs this trope, with terms like "vitavision" for television and "locomobiles" for automobiles.

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* Robert Sobel's ''Literature/ForWantOfANail'' is an AlternateHistory classic with a failed AmericanRevolution UsefulNotes/AmericanRevolution as its PointOfDivergence that employs this trope, with terms like "vitavision" for television and "locomobiles" for automobiles.
9th Aug '16 10:20:06 PM PaulA
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* Dragaerans from [[{{Dragaera}} Steven Brust's novels]] refer to all predatory birds as "hawks", even if they're owls, shrikes, or whatever. There are occasional mentions of an animal called a "mock-man", which is probably an ape to judge by its description.

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* Dragaerans from [[{{Dragaera}} Steven Brust's novels]] Creator/StevenBrust's Literature/{{Dragaera}} novels refer to all predatory birds as "hawks", even if they're owls, shrikes, or whatever. There are occasional mentions of an animal called a "mock-man", which is probably an ape to judge by its description.
29th Jul '16 9:32:56 AM supergod
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* Only a person who has played ''UltimaUnderworld II'' can adequately describe to you what it means to use a Delgnizator on two Control Crystals to skup a new Bliy Skup Ductosnore.

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* Only a person who has played ''UltimaUnderworld ''VideoGame/UltimaUnderworld II'' can adequately describe to you what it means to use a Delgnizator on two Control Crystals to skup a new Bliy Skup Ductosnore.
28th Jul '16 7:47:05 PM Granas3
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**It would be more accurate to say that quippers behave like piranhas do in fiction, eating anything that comes near them, rather than the more placid real world version.
28th Jul '16 11:54:33 AM trulymadmoves
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* In 5th Edition, small animals identified as "quippers" are clearly piranhas.
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