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7th Feb '16 9:04:53 PM Everdream
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld:'' Many of the monsters are named after real or mythological animals but deviate in design from the real thing, sometimes quite substantially. For example, the "raven" is a large black eagle or hawk, the "orca" is draconic or sea monster like, the "Cerberus" only has one head, the "griffin" lacks the front legs that normally define a griffin as something different than a regular bird, etc... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4M_G4Na0Vs Seen here.]]
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld:'' Many of the monsters are named after real or mythological animals but deviate in design from the real thing, sometimes quite substantially. For example, the "raven" is a large black eagle or hawk, the "orca" is draconic or sea monster like, the "Cerberus" only has one head, the "griffin" lacks the front legs that normally define a griffin as something different than from a regular bird, etc... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4M_G4Na0Vs Seen here.]]
7th Feb '16 9:00:38 PM Everdream
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld:'' Many of the monsters are named after real or mythological animals but deviate in design from the real thing, sometimes quite substantially. For example, the "raven" is a large black eagle or hawk, the "orca" is draconic or sea monster like, the "Cerberus" only has one head, the "griffin" lacks the front legs that normally define a griffin as something different than a regular bird, etc... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4M_G4Na0Vs Seen here.]]
2nd Feb '16 5:44:00 PM RAMChYLD
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* In ''Anime/SuzysZooDaisukiWitzy'', dandelion puffs are called ''wishing puffs'' in the English dub of the show. This is unique to the English version however, the Japanese originals still call them "dandelions".
1st Feb '16 8:54:25 PM GrammarNavi
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* TamoraPierce does this from time to time. Her Literature/TortallUniverse in particular takes leaps and bounds in development from the earliest books to the latest ones, with all kinds of details added to keep what was a very eighties swords-and-sorcery world running smoothly, many of which seem suspiciously modern for their setting. Trouble is, she occasionally forgets what needs renaming and what doesn't. The process of a "new exercise" Kel learns as a page is meticulously described...and turns out to be a push-up. Which Alanna did in her first book, where they were identified by name and not explained. (One {{Justified}} example is 'duckmole' for 'platypus'--actually a word coined by British settlers in Australia, since there's not exactly Ancient Greek or Latinization in Tortall.)
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* TamoraPierce Creator/TamoraPierce does this from time to time. Her Literature/TortallUniverse in particular takes leaps and bounds in development from the earliest books to the latest ones, with all kinds of details added to keep what was a very eighties swords-and-sorcery world running smoothly, many of which seem suspiciously modern for their setting. Trouble is, she occasionally forgets what needs renaming and what doesn't. The process of a "new exercise" Kel learns as a page is meticulously described...and turns out to be a push-up. Which Alanna did in her first book, where they were identified by name and not explained. (One {{Justified}} example is 'duckmole' for 'platypus'--actually a word coined by British settlers in Australia, since there's not exactly Ancient Greek or Latinization in Tortall.)
15th Jan '16 5:49:29 AM Anddrix
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* TamoraPierce does this from time to time. Her Literature/TortallUniverse in particular takes leaps and bounds in development from the earliest books to the latest ones, with all kinds of details added to keep what was a very eighties swords-and-sorcery world running smoothly, many of which seem suspiciously modern for their setting. Trouble is, she occasionally forgets what needs renaming and what doesn't. The process of a "new exercise" Kel learns as a page is meticulously described...and turns out to be a push-up. Which Alanna did in her first book, where they were identified by name and not [[ViewersAreMorons explained]]. (One {{Justified}} example is 'duckmole' for 'platypus'--actually a word coined by British settlers in Australia, since there's not exactly Ancient Greek or Latinization in Tortall.)
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* TamoraPierce does this from time to time. Her Literature/TortallUniverse in particular takes leaps and bounds in development from the earliest books to the latest ones, with all kinds of details added to keep what was a very eighties swords-and-sorcery world running smoothly, many of which seem suspiciously modern for their setting. Trouble is, she occasionally forgets what needs renaming and what doesn't. The process of a "new exercise" Kel learns as a page is meticulously described...and turns out to be a push-up. Which Alanna did in her first book, where they were identified by name and not [[ViewersAreMorons explained]].explained. (One {{Justified}} example is 'duckmole' for 'platypus'--actually a word coined by British settlers in Australia, since there's not exactly Ancient Greek or Latinization in Tortall.)
8th Jan '16 12:50:50 PM nombretomado
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* In an odd variant, humans from the FunnyAnimal-populated world of {{Spellsinger}} are so accustomed to living amongst hundreds of other intelligent mammals that they (like everyone else) refer to what grows on top of their own heads as "fur", not "hair".
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* In an odd variant, humans from the FunnyAnimal-populated world of {{Spellsinger}} Literature/{{Spellsinger}} are so accustomed to living amongst hundreds of other intelligent mammals that they (like everyone else) refer to what grows on top of their own heads as "fur", not "hair".
8th Jan '16 1:46:06 AM Doug86
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* Mostly avoided in {{Redwall}} except for "hotroot pepper", which the evidence suggests is probably horseradish.
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* Mostly avoided in {{Redwall}} Literature/{{Redwall}} except for "hotroot pepper", which the evidence suggests is probably horseradish.
28th Dec '15 6:04:48 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.
12th Dec '15 4:15:48 PM nombretomado
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* The ''XWingSeries'' dealt more with everyday life than other entries in the EU, so we got a lot of smeerpy terms for ordinary objects like appliances. Refrigerators are "conservators", and bathrooms are "refreshers". Creator/AaronAllston uses the latter for a pun in ''Starfighters of Adumar'' when Tomer Darpen remarks that the facilities in the Adumari hotel Wedge et al. are staying in are more primitive than they're used to, and they may need to be taught how to use them. Hobbie immediately calls it "a refresher course". Janson gets irritated that Hobbie ninja'd his joke.
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* The ''XWingSeries'' ''Literature/XWingSeries'' dealt more with everyday life than other entries in the EU, so we got a lot of smeerpy terms for ordinary objects like appliances. Refrigerators are "conservators", and bathrooms are "refreshers". Creator/AaronAllston uses the latter for a pun in ''Starfighters of Adumar'' when Tomer Darpen remarks that the facilities in the Adumari hotel Wedge et al. are staying in are more primitive than they're used to, and they may need to be taught how to use them. Hobbie immediately calls it "a refresher course". Janson gets irritated that Hobbie ninja'd his joke.
6th Dec '15 5:58:48 PM nombretomado
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** Similar to the ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' example with ''Star Wars'' above, ''SciFiDebris'' took exception to Star Trek "updating" metaphors like describing someone as a 'third nacelle' rather than a third wheel, pointing out that ''we'' haven't updated metaphors about horses and carriages to make them about cars, for example.
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** Similar to the ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' example with ''Star Wars'' above, ''SciFiDebris'' ''WebSite/SFDebris'' took exception to Star Trek "updating" metaphors like describing someone as a 'third nacelle' rather than a third wheel, pointing out that ''we'' haven't updated metaphors about horses and carriages to make them about cars, for example.
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