History Main / CrossCulturalKerfluffle

24th Sep '16 3:23:40 PM Maverickface
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*''[[{{Videogame/Xenoblade}} Xenoblade's]]'' Metal Face had his name changed in the American release from the original: [[spoiler: Black Face]]
14th Sep '16 11:41:13 PM PaulA
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'' had a plotline involving giant hostile insects, and featured Max complaining about "these buggers"; it's not clear whether this was a deliberate attempt at GettingCrapPastTheRadar, a ShoutOut to EndersGame or genuine ignorance, but it created a bit of a problem when the episode aired in Britain... without anyone having thought to watch it all the way through first. [[OhCrap Oops.]]

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'' had a plotline involving giant hostile insects, and featured Max complaining about "these buggers"; it's not clear whether this was a deliberate attempt at GettingCrapPastTheRadar, a ShoutOut to EndersGame ''Literature/EndersGame'' or genuine ignorance, but it created a bit of a problem when the episode aired in Britain... without anyone having thought to watch it all the way through first. [[OhCrap Oops.]]
26th Aug '16 3:13:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[MarvelUniverse Marvel's]] [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/schutzheiligruppe.htm Schutz Heiliggruppe]]. Sure, the intention (portraying superheroes from [[TheBerlinRepublic modern Germany]] [[MustMakeAmends who hunt down Nazi war criminals]]) is laudable, but the execution... Oh boy!

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* [[MarvelUniverse Marvel's]] [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/schutzheiligruppe.htm Schutz Heiliggruppe]]. Sure, the intention (portraying superheroes from [[TheBerlinRepublic [[UsefulNotes/TheBerlinRepublic modern Germany]] [[MustMakeAmends who hunt down Nazi war criminals]]) is laudable, but the execution... Oh boy!
18th Aug '16 12:47:01 PM Tre
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* The American SciFiChannel changed their name to Syfy, which in Polish slang is a colloquialism for syphilis and is also used as an derogatory indicator of extremely low quality, an equivalent to English 'crap'. Something not at all lost on Americans who dislike the change, some of whom have taken to calling it the "Syphilis Channel".

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* The American SciFiChannel Sci-Fi Channel changed their name to Syfy, Creator/{{Syfy}}, which in Polish slang is a colloquialism for syphilis and is also used as an derogatory indicator of extremely low quality, an equivalent to English 'crap'. Something not at all lost on Americans who dislike the change, some of whom have taken to calling it the "Syphilis Channel".
5th Aug '16 12:44:03 AM ScotieRw
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* The German baby food company Gerber once tried to enter the African market. In Africa many food companies put pictures of the packaging's content on the packaging, eg. a can of chicken meat has a picture of a chicken, because of high analfabetism figures. Unfortunately, Gerber food had a picture of a baby on its packaging, thus making the jars look like they contained human meat.

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* The German baby food company Gerber once tried to enter the African market. In Africa many food companies put pictures of the packaging's content on the packaging, eg. a can of chicken meat has a picture of a chicken, because of high analfabetism figures.illiteracy rates. Unfortunately, Gerber food had a picture of a baby on its packaging, thus making the jars look like they contained human meat.
26th Jul '16 6:54:27 PM LaughingGiraffe
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* In Brazil, Durex is a brand of tape. In North America, it is a brand of condoms. Travellers be warned.
19th Jul '16 7:46:15 PM Yalsaris63
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** The bundles of wood sticks called "Faggots" were also on stock in IKEA's stores for some time. Granted, the word may be an archaic term for said wood sticks, [[GetBackInTheCloset but by modern standards...]]

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** The bundles of wood sticks called "Faggots" were also on stock in IKEA's stores for some time. Granted, the word may be an [[HaveAGayOldTime archaic term term]] for said wood sticks, [[GetBackInTheCloset but by modern standards...]]
19th Jul '16 7:45:49 PM Yalsaris63
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** The bundles of wood sticks called "Faggots" were also on stock in IKEA's stores for some time.

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** The bundles of wood sticks called "Faggots" were also on stock in IKEA's stores for some time. Granted, the word may be an archaic term for said wood sticks, [[GetBackInTheCloset but by modern standards...]]
19th Jul '16 7:43:42 PM Yalsaris63
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** The bundles of wood sticks called "Faggots" were also on stock in IKEA's stores for some time.
1st Jul '16 8:48:51 AM Quanyails
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** Lenora from ''Videogame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' is a Black woman who wears an apron. It's supposed to be both because she's an archaeologist - it keeps her clothes from getting dirty and possibly is a place to put stuff - and to signify she's motherly. In America it comes off as referring to Mammy stereotypes, especially considering she has curly hair and is a BigBeautifulWoman. Her official art and [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] appearances were changed to have the apron off (in the game art she drapes it over her shoulder like a BadassCape) but her game sprite is unchanged even in the sequels. In ''PokemonSpecial'' she's depicted without it which may be due to the controversy.

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** Lenora from ''Videogame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' is a Black black woman who wears an apron. It's supposed to be both because she's an archaeologist - it archaeologist--it keeps her clothes from getting dirty and possibly is a place to put stuff - and stuff--and to signify she's motherly. In America it comes off as referring to Mammy stereotypes, especially considering she has curly hair and is a BigBeautifulWoman. Her official art and [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] appearances were changed to have the apron off (in the game art she drapes it over her shoulder like a BadassCape) but her game sprite is unchanged even in the sequels. In ''PokemonSpecial'' she's depicted without it which may be due to the controversy.
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