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18th Apr '18 5:09:55 AM Omeganian
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** In Russia, pine nuts are called cedar nuts, and the pines giving them are called cedar pines or simple cedars. The species most commonly called that is the siberian pine.

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** In Russia, What's called pine nuts are in English is called cedar nuts, nuts in Russian, and the pines giving producing them are called cedar pines or simple simply cedars. The species most commonly called that is the siberian pine.Siberian Pine, which, as you can guess, doesn't tend to grow in the Mediterranean.
18th Apr '18 1:56:13 AM Omeganian
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** In Russia, pine nuts are called cedar nuts, and the pines giving them are called cedar pines or simple cedars. The species most commonly called that is the siberian pine.
16th Apr '18 9:54:18 AM vifetoile
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* Come the latter third of Catherynne M. Valente's ''Literature/{{Radiance}}'', young Anchises' narrative of life on Venus is peppered with native Venusian animals that are named after Earth fauna -- at least the narrative is upfront in pointing out the differences. Earlier on there is also a references to Plutonian "buffalo" that are actually reptilian and good at pulling carriages.
10th Apr '18 11:35:02 AM Theriocephalus
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Just as SpeculativeFiction authors like to CallARabbitASmeerp, they also like to invent wild new creatures, give them the names of familiar animals, and plunk them down into their settings to run amok. The differences between the smeerps and their real-world counterparts can range from mild -- such as "[[AllAnimalsAreDogs dogs]]" that have spiked backs and three tails in addition to all their normally canine traits -- to extreme, such as bipedal, poison-spitting, frilled reptiles with saddles being referred to as "[[HorseOfADifferentColor horses]]".

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Just as SpeculativeFiction authors like to CallARabbitASmeerp, they also like to invent wild new creatures, give them the names of familiar animals, and plunk them down into their settings to run amok. The differences between the smeerps and their real-world counterparts can range from mild -- such as "[[AllAnimalsAreDogs dogs]]" "dogs" that have spiked backs and three tails in addition to all their normally canine traits -- to extreme, such as bipedal, poison-spitting, frilled reptiles with saddles being referred to as "[[HorseOfADifferentColor horses]]".
8th Apr '18 12:07:12 AM Kadorhal
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** Antlions are InsectoidAliens that don't resemble the larval or adult forms of RealLife antlions, even though the antlion Hive Guardian is referred to by the vortigaunts as the "myrmidont," which is derived from antlions' scientific name (Myrmeleontidae).

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** Antlions in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' are InsectoidAliens that don't resemble the larval or adult forms of RealLife antlions, even though the antlion Hive Guardian is referred to by the vortigaunts as the "myrmidont," which is derived from antlions' scientific name (Myrmeleontidae).



** Also featured is Dog, a huge, ''gorilla''-like robot... Who does act like a dog would, if it were in actuality a huge, gorilla-like robot. It's implied that it used to look more dog-like until Alyx added on to it.

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** Also featured is Dog, a huge, ''gorilla''-like robot... Who does act like a dog would, if it were in actuality a huge, gorilla-like robot. It's implied that it used to look more dog-like until Alyx added on to it.it; she does mention when he's introduced that the original model her dad built was only about half as tall as she is now.



** The Bullsquids at least have a passing resemblance to squids, [[{{Dissimile}} if squids were highly-aggressive bi-pedal land-bound sewer-dwelling acid-spitting beasts]]. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen They were initially called "Bullchickens" during development]], which makes even less sense.

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** The Bullsquids from [[VideoGame/HalfLife1 the original game]] at least have a passing resemblance to squids, [[{{Dissimile}} if squids were highly-aggressive bi-pedal land-bound sewer-dwelling highly-aggressive, bipedal, land-bound, sewer-dwelling, acid-spitting beasts]]. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen They were initially called "Bullchickens" during development]], which makes even less sense.



* The Wind Fish in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' is actually a flying whale (which are mammals, not fish.) It's eventually lampshaded by the game itself.

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* The Wind Fish in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' is actually a flying whale (which are mammals, not fish.) fish). It's eventually lampshaded by the game itself.
23rd Mar '18 7:20:44 PM MagnusForce
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* The popular ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' {{kaiju}} Zetton goes by the BossSubtitles of "Space [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Dinosaur]]". Said "dinosaur" is an insect-like humanoid creature with TheBlank for a face. Supposedly, this is because Zetton's role as Ultraman's final enemy was originally intended for a reptilian monster named Saigo (who is certainly more dinosaur-like than Zetton), and although Saigo was DemotedToExtra during production, the subtitle stuck.



** Actually, fire-breathing crocodiles are a very common motiff in both heraldy and mythology. As for the behemoth, it is vague enough to be interpreted as just about anything, though the "tail" is pretty obviously an euphemism for "penis", which combined with the apparent external testicles narrows it down to some sort of mammal.

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** Actually, fire-breathing crocodiles are a very common motiff in both heraldy and mythology. As for the behemoth, Behemoth, it is vague enough to be interpreted as just about anything, though the "tail" is pretty obviously an euphemism for "penis", which combined with the apparent external testicles narrows it down to some sort of mammal.
26th Feb '18 10:00:20 PM Synchronicity
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16th Feb '18 3:56:23 PM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:320:[[Anime/MonsterRancher http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/smeerp_tiger.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:320:Do ''[[CanisMajor these]]'' look like "tigers" to you?]]

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[[caption-width-right:260:"Ah, yes. The blue furred, horned tiger. [[Film/NapoleonDynamite Bred for its skills in magic]]."]]
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2nd Feb '18 8:48:16 AM Randomwaffle23
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series has "centaurs", the embodiment of BodyHorror. They have human heads and torsos, after a fashion. They also have six legs (all of which look like human arms), a second canine head (in ''VideoGame/Fallout1'' and ''VideoGame/Fallout2''), three tentacle-like tongues (in ''[[VideoGame/Fallout3 3]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]''), and no visible horse-like traits.
12th Jan '18 6:29:44 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacine thylacine]], a marsupial that went extinct in the twentieth century, was also called the "Tasmanian tiger" due to the stripes on their back, or the "Tasmanian wolf" due to its vaguely canine shape.

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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacine thylacine]], a marsupial that went extinct in the twentieth century, was also called the "Tasmanian tiger" due to the stripes on their its back, or the "Tasmanian wolf" due to its vaguely canine shape.
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