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20th Jul '16 5:19:13 PM nombretomado
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* ChinaMieville's uses "chymistry" in his [[Literature/BasLagCycle New Crobuzon]] setting, though this may fall more into the "Magick With A K" category.

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* ChinaMieville's Creator/ChinaMieville's uses "chymistry" in his [[Literature/BasLagCycle New Crobuzon]] setting, though this may fall more into the "Magick With A K" category.
17th Jul '16 3:43:31 PM Dmmaus
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* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' uses the actual word "smeerp" itself to describe an animal that the Ewocs[[note]]Not "Ewoks"[[/note]] hunt.
14th Jul '16 2:53:21 AM Doug86
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->''"This jackass just said that something can go 'through a ferrocrete bunker like a neutrino through plasma.' I get it, man. It says ''Franchise/StarWars'' on the cover. I know I'm reading about'' Star Wars''. It's like, do they not have butter in space? Or hot knives to cut it with?"''

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->''"This jackass just said that something can go 'through a ferrocrete bunker like a neutrino through plasma.' I get it, man. It says ''Franchise/StarWars'' on the cover. I know I'm reading about'' Star about ''Star Wars''. It's like, do they not have butter in space? Or hot knives to cut it with?"''



* The ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games ''Path of Radiance'' and ''Radiant Dawn'' refer to regular humans as "beorc." To make matters worse, the laguz (a race of humanoid shapeshifters) use the word "human" as an ''insult.''

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* The ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games ''Path of Radiance'' and ''Radiant Dawn'' refer to regular humans as "beorc." To make matters worse, the laguz (a race of humanoid shapeshifters) use the word "human" as an ''insult.''
10th Jul '16 7:06:31 AM Pichu-kun
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* '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 ''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!"
10th Jul '16 6:55:54 AM Pichu-kun
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* Starting with Unova, the English dub of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' refers to all fruits as "berries", as in the fictional berries seen throughout the series. Even when they're blatantly eating apples (and they're called apples in the Japanese version) they're referred to as "berries". They also have a tendency to not refer to vegetables as names, though instead of a fictional name they just call them "veggies".

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* Starting with Unova, the English dub of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' refers to all fruits as "berries", as in the fictional berries seen throughout the series. Even when they're blatantly eating apples (and they're called apples in the Japanese version) they're referred to as "berries". They also have a tendency to not refer to vegetables as names, by name, though instead of a fictional name they just call them "veggies".
10th Jul '16 6:55:04 AM Pichu-kun
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* Starting with Unova, the English dub of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' refers to all fruits as "berries", as in the fictional berries seen throughout the series. Even when they're blatantly eating apples (and they're called apples in the Japanese version) they're referred to as "berries". They also have a tendency to not refer to vegetables as names, though instead of a fictional name they just call them "veggies".



* Like the movie example below, Superman's iconic 'S' shield isn't just an ordinary 'S' - it's actually the crest of his Kryptonian family, House of El. Sure looks like an 'S', though...

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* Like the movie example below, Superman's Franchise/{{Superman}}'s iconic 'S' shield isn't just an ordinary 'S' - it's actually the crest of his Kryptonian family, House of El. Sure looks like an 'S', though...



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' series has used this trope to death, but in the past, with dinosaurs. On the one hand, if you saw stegosauruses every day, you'd want to come up with a word for them that's easier on the tongue than the polysyllabic ones that scientists come up with. On the other, the reasoning could have had more to do with the ViewersAreMorons mindset...because, of course, kids ''always'' have a hard time remembering words like "tyrannosaurus" and "stegosaurus". Therefore, everything has incredibly simplistic names, such as "spike tail" for stegosaurus. They even have a word for the sun, "great circle" They actually refer to one species as "rainbow faces," despite the fact that they call rain "sky-water."



* Similar to the ''WatershipDown'' example above, in Tad William's novel ''Tailchaser's Song'' the cats ("the folk" as they call themselves) have their own language. Dogs are ''growlers'', rodents are ''squeakers'' and squirrels are ''rikchikchik'', birds are ''fla-fa'az'' and so on.

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* Similar to the ''WatershipDown'' ''Literature/WatershipDown'' example above, in Tad William's novel ''Tailchaser's Song'' ''Literature/TailchasersSong'' the cats ("the folk" as they call themselves) have their own language. Dogs are ''growlers'', rodents are ''squeakers'' and squirrels are ''rikchikchik'', birds are ''fla-fa'az'' and so on.









* The Rahi in Toys/{{Bionicle}} all have [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Foreign-Sounding Gibberish]] names despite most of them just being enlarged, cyborg versions of Earth creatures.
** The Term ''Rahi'' itself could be used equivalent to our ''animals'', not including sapient beings, just like most people not including humans when speaking of ''animals''

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* The Rahi in Toys/{{Bionicle}} all have [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Foreign-Sounding Gibberish]] names despite most of them just being enlarged, cyborg versions of Earth creatures.
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creatures. The Term ''Rahi'' itself could be used equivalent to our ''animals'', not including sapient beings, just like most people not including humans when speaking of ''animals''



* The ''FireEmblem'' games ''Path of Radiance'' and ''Radiant Dawn'' refer to regular humans as "beorc." To make matters worse, the laguz (a race of humanoid shapeshifters) use the word "human" as an ''insult.''

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* The ''FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games ''Path of Radiance'' and ''Radiant Dawn'' refer to regular humans as "beorc." To make matters worse, the laguz (a race of humanoid shapeshifters) use the word "human" as an ''insult.''



* ''SuperMarioBros'': They're Koopa Troopas. Not turtles.
** Given the game's origin country as Japan, you'd think that there's some etymology of the name from '{{kappa}},' a Japanese turtle {{youkai}}. Averted when you learn that it's because they're so-called for being Bowser's forces, and Bowser is spelled 'Kuppa' in Japan (and pronounced Koopa). As in, [[http://kmuto.jp/b.cgi/cook/cook-20050527.htm Korean foodstuffs.]]

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* ''SuperMarioBros'': ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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They're Koopa Troopas. Not turtles.
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turtles. Given the game's origin country as Japan, you'd think that there's some etymology of the name from '{{kappa}},' a Japanese turtle {{youkai}}. Averted when you learn that it's because they're so-called for being Bowser's forces, and Bowser is spelled 'Kuppa' in Japan (and pronounced Koopa). As in, [[http://kmuto.jp/b.cgi/cook/cook-20050527.htm Korean foodstuffs.]]



* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'': Almost all primates, ape or monkey, are referred to as "kongs". The main antagonists are crocodiles, but are referred to as Kremlings. Vultures are neckies, Beavers are gnawties, sharks are chomps, etc.

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'': Almost all primates, ape or monkey, are referred to as "kongs". The main antagonists are crocodiles, but are referred to as Kremlings. "kremlings". Vultures are neckies, "neckies", Beavers are gnawties, "gnawties", sharks are chomps, "chomps", etc.



* In JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal, a poorly translated bootleg of ''Pokemon Crystal Version'', all of the people, places, and Pokemon have been renamed. To name a few, Venonat is called "Corn," Rattata is called "Caml," Goldenrod City is called "Xiaojin City," Professor Oak is called "Oujide Dr.," and Slowpoke is "Yedong."
* ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' uses dinosaur terminologies similar to WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime, including "Earthwalkers" for Triceratops, "Snowhorns" for Woolly Mammoths, and "Red Eyes" for Tyrannosaurus.

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* In JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal, ''JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal'', a poorly translated bootleg of ''Pokemon Crystal Version'', all of the people, places, and Pokemon have been renamed. To name a few, Venonat is called "Corn," Rattata is called "Caml," Goldenrod City is called "Xiaojin City," Professor Oak is called "Oujide Dr.," and Slowpoke is "Yedong."
* ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' uses dinosaur terminologies similar to WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime, ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', including "Earthwalkers" for Triceratops, "Snowhorns" for Woolly Mammoths, and "Red Eyes" for Tyrannosaurus.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' series has used this trope to death, but in the past, with dinosaurs. On the one hand, if you saw stegosauruses every day, you'd want to come up with a word for them that's easier on the tongue than the polysyllabic ones that scientists come up with. On the other, the reasoning could have had more to do with the ViewersAreMorons mindset...because, of course, kids ''always'' have a hard time remembering words like "tyrannosaurus" and "stegosaurus". Therefore, everything has incredibly simplistic names, such as "spike tail" for stegosaurus. They even have a word for the sun, "great circle".
** They actually refer to one species as "rainbow faces," despite the fact that they call rain "sky-water."
* In ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', Marvin the Martian's weapon of choice is the Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator, which to the untrained eye looks just like an ordinary stick of dynamite. The original name "Uranium Pu-36" changed to "Illudium Q-36 " in subsequent cartoons. Pu is the chemical symbol for Plutonium. So I'm guessing that either Uranium Pu-36 didn't sound "spacey" enough or they wished to not have kids think of nuclear weapons whenever it was referenced.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' series has used this trope to death, but in the past, with dinosaurs. On the one hand, if you saw stegosauruses every day, you'd want to come up with a word for them that's easier on the tongue than the polysyllabic ones that scientists come up with. On the other, the reasoning could have had more to do with the ViewersAreMorons mindset...because, of course, kids ''always'' have a hard time remembering words like "tyrannosaurus" and "stegosaurus". Therefore, everything has incredibly simplistic names, such as "spike tail" for stegosaurus. They even have a word for the sun, "great circle".
''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
** They actually refer to one species as "rainbow faces," despite the fact that they call rain "sky-water."
* In ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'',
Marvin the Martian's weapon of choice is the Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator, which to the untrained eye looks just like an ordinary stick of dynamite. The original name "Uranium Pu-36" changed to "Illudium Q-36 " in subsequent cartoons. Pu is the chemical symbol for Plutonium. So I'm guessing that either Uranium Pu-36 didn't sound "spacey" enough or they wished to not have kids think of nuclear weapons whenever it was referenced.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' does this with food. Butter is now "blutter", coriander is now "snoriander", pizza is now "feetsa", etc.
** It should be noted that the characters themselves are named after foods, such as Chowder , Truffles, Schnitzel, Gorgonzola, Panini etc.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' does this with food. Butter is now "blutter", coriander is now "snoriander", pizza is now "feetsa", etc.
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etc. It should be noted that the characters themselves are named after foods, such as Chowder , Truffles, Schnitzel, Gorgonzola, Panini etc.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has "Satomobiles," automobiles with sedan-chair flair, named after their in-universe creator, [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Henry Ford-like]] industrialist Hiroshi Sato. Although it is a little different: automobiles are called automobiles, while "Satomobiles" are automobiles made by Hiroshi's company. It still applies, as Satomobile [[BrandNameTakeover is still slang for any automobile]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
**
"Satomobiles," automobiles with sedan-chair flair, named after their in-universe creator, [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Henry Ford-like]] industrialist Hiroshi Sato. Although it is a little different: automobiles are called automobiles, while "Satomobiles" are automobiles made by Hiroshi's company. It still applies, as Satomobile [[BrandNameTakeover is still slang for any automobile]].



* The Legend of Zelda example is parodied in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Teen Titans Go!]] 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 'The Legend of Zelda Zelda'' example is parodied in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Teen Titans Go!]] ''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!"



-->'''Amethyst:''' This?? ''(points to backside)''

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-->'''Amethyst:''' This?? This? ''(points to backside)''
4th Jul '16 8:27:37 PM Trevorg2000
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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 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 Japanese [[spoiler:Japanese script and Tokyo.Tokyo]]. As for why this is the case, it's a very long and spoilerrific story.
30th Jun '16 7:12:39 PM nombretomado
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* The Rahi in {{Bionicle}} all have [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Foreign-Sounding Gibberish]] names despite most of them just being enlarged, cyborg versions of Earth creatures.

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* The Rahi in {{Bionicle}} Toys/{{Bionicle}} all have [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Foreign-Sounding Gibberish]] names despite most of them just being enlarged, cyborg versions of Earth creatures.
17th Jun '16 1:26:40 AM erforce
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' universe, wolves are called "rhebolls", squirrels are "quias", etc.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' universe, wolves ''Franchise/{{Ys}}''
** Wolves
are called "rhebolls", squirrels are "quias", etc.
16th Jun '16 6:29:32 PM maddthesane
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* ''TheCyantianChronicles'': Acid Whip = Dragon. Equid = Horse. Just don't call the sentient cyantians "animals", they consider it a major insult. And just look up "Mounty" in the Shivaewiki to find the alternate names for the various terran felines in their anthropomorphic cyantian forms.

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* ''TheCyantianChronicles'': ''WebComic/TheCyantianChronicles'': Acid Whip = Dragon. Equid = Horse. Just don't call the sentient cyantians "animals", they consider it a major insult. And just look up "Mounty" in the Shivaewiki to find the alternate names for the various terran felines in their anthropomorphic cyantian forms.
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