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26th Sep '16 9:04:37 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/CJCherryh's ''Literature/{{Foreigner}}'' series this is (unsuccessfully) [[DefiedTrope defied]] 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 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 biologist is ignored and the human colonists wind up calling them grass/trees/etc.
20th Sep '16 5:07:49 AM Viethra
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* ''Anime/PomPoko'' the movie all about tanuki of all films insists we are watch a film about the common raccoons westerners are familiar with troughout the entire dub, while still preserving the gratuitous scrotum jokes and imagery. Though, they refer to the scrotums as pouches if that counts.
16th Sep '16 10:32:31 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** The only excuse they have is these are not "real" dinosaurs. The creatures in the park(s) are spliced animals as they have dinosaur DNA with other parts put in to fill the blanks, such as a species of frog that changes sex when there isn't enough breading partners. The Indominus Rex can't even be called a "dinosaur" because it's a freakish mix of several dinosaurs and modern animals to create the most fearsome (and deadliest) creature in the park.
14th Sep '16 7:26:53 PM rjd1922
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** VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX has ''Ragtime Mouse''- which certainly doesn't look like any mouse we know, ''and there are mice people in the game''. Also, the music playing during the encounter certainly isn't ragtime.[[note]]It's actually a mistranslation of Ragtime ''Mouth'' - which made more sense given the giant mouth[[/note]]

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** VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has ''Ragtime Mouse''- which certainly doesn't look like any mouse we know, ''and there are mice people in the game''. Also, the music playing during the encounter certainly isn't ragtime.[[note]]It's actually a mistranslation of Ragtime ''Mouth'' - which made more sense given the giant mouth[[/note]]
2nd Sep '16 7:41:00 AM Malady
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* TabletopGame/Numenera: After one billion years in the future, all life forms on Earth look nothing like what they look like now. What people would call a tiger or an elk would be very different from what we would call them.

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* TabletopGame/Numenera: TabletopGame/{{Numenera}}: After one billion years in the future, all life forms on Earth look nothing like what they look like now. What people would call a tiger or an elk would be very different from what we would call them.
16th Aug '16 5:55:18 PM blackkittyfreak
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* A JustifiedTrope in Literature/TheHost; the BodySnatcher invaders only understand the language of their host, so they use the name of the closest Earth analogue for other alien species that they've conquered, despite the fact that BizarreAlienBiology abounds.

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* A JustifiedTrope in Literature/TheHost; the BodySnatcher invaders only understand the language of their current host, so they use the name of the closest Earth analogue for other alien species that they've conquered, despite the fact that BizarreAlienBiology abounds.
16th Aug '16 5:54:12 PM blackkittyfreak
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* A JustifiedTrope in Literature/TheHost; the BodySnatcher invaders only understand the language of their host, so they use the name of the closest Earth analogue for other alien species that they've conquered, despite the fact that BizarreAlienBiology abounds.
** The Dragons are gelatinous and float through their planet's thick, soupy atmosphere.
** The Dolphins have three sexes, each one having either three, five, or seven legs.
** The Bears have four arms with double-sided multi-fingered hands, and can see a wider spectrum of color than humans.
** The See Weeds probably have the most accurate name considering that they are sentient plants with a hundred thousand eyes each.
12th Aug '16 1:16:50 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''{{VideoGame/Franchise}}'':

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* ''{{VideoGame/Franchise}}'':''{{Franchise/Halo}}'':
12th Aug '16 11:19:29 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''{{VideoGame/Halo}}''
** One race of aliens called the Kig-yar are also named "jackals", because everyone knows jackals are not small dog-like canids but humanoid... bird... things. [[http://halo.neoseeker.com/wiki/Jackals This is what they look like.]]
*** Might be justified, since "jackal" also refers to someone who performs menial tasks or is opportunistic.
** The flightless birds on Reach are named moa, after the extinct real-life species. The latter were 12 feet tall and completely wingless, while the Reach birds are smaller and have rudimentary wings.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Halo}}''
''{{VideoGame/Franchise}}'':
** One race of aliens called the Kig-yar are also named "jackals", referred to as "Jackals" by humans, because everyone knows jackals are not small dog-like canids but humanoid... bird... things. [[http://halo.neoseeker.com/wiki/Jackals This is what they look like.]]
*** Might be justified, since "jackal" also refers to someone who performs menial tasks or is opportunistic.
]] However, it's explicitly stated that the nickname was given because of their scavenging and mercenary ways.
** The flightless birds on Reach seen in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' are named moa, after the extinct real-life species. The latter were 12 feet tall and completely wingless, while the Reach ''Reach'' birds are smaller and have rudimentary wings.
3rd Aug '16 4:30:26 PM karstovich2
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** There are no alligators in the Alligator River. There are, however, plenty of crocodiles.

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** There are no alligators in the Alligator River.River--indeed, there are no alligators native to anyplace other than the United States and China. There are, however, plenty of crocodiles.
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