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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.
16th May '16 10:24:22 PM Yuihime
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** InUniverse, there's one of these in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Bridle Gossip"]], where Zecora's pawing at the ground [[FurryReminder (something real zebras do to search for water)]] is mistaken by the ponies as a threat display (horses paw the ground to show they're about to charge or kick).

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** InUniverse, there's one of these in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Bridle Gossip"]], where Zecora's pawing at the ground [[FurryReminder (something real zebras do to search for water)]] is mistaken by the ponies as a threat display (horses paw the ground to show they're about to charge or kick).(which it is for them).
16th May '16 10:23:05 PM Yuihime
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** InUniverse, there's one of these in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Bridle Gossip"]], where Zecora's pawing at the ground [[FurryReminder (something real zebras do to search for water)]] is mistaken by the ponies as a threat display.

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** InUniverse, there's one of these in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Bridle Gossip"]], where Zecora's pawing at the ground [[FurryReminder (something real zebras do to search for water)]] is mistaken by the ponies as a threat display.display (horses paw the ground to show they're about to charge or kick).
10th May '16 4:21:24 PM Naram-Sin
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* [[http://i.imgur.com/xOaNxR7.jpg Thanks for the clariffication.]]
17th Apr '16 10:29:02 AM 10-13-2
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* In the 1983 ''Series/SesameStreet'' special "Big Bird In China", Big Bird and Barkley encounter [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest the Monkey King]] during their trip. While Chinese viewers obviously recognized the character, there was a backlash from Western parents. They were complaining that their children [[NightmareFuel were terrified by the character]].

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* In the 1983 ''Series/SesameStreet'' special "Big Bird In China", Big Bird and Barkley encounter [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest the Monkey King]] during their trip. While Chinese viewers obviously recognized the character, there was a backlash from Western parents. They were complaining that their children [[NightmareFuel were terrified by the character]]. In-universe, Big Bird himself nearly had a heart attack the first few times the Monkey King appeared out of thin air.


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* Similarly, Wrestling/ChrisJericho went too far in riling up a crowd in Brazil by tearing up a Brazilian flag - which is ''illegal'' in that country.
17th Apr '16 10:23:38 AM 10-13-2
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* If you're a student of the German language, the name "Immanuel Kant" is unintentionally funny/vulgar. Most English speakers would assume that the pronunciation of the 18th-century philosopher's surname is the same as the British or [[AmericanAccents Northeastern American]] pronunciation of "can't." But because in German vowels are pronounced very short when they occur in the middle of a syllable between two consonants, the correct pronunciation of "Kant" actually [[ScunthorpeProblem sounds more like the English vulgar slang term for a woman's private parts]]. (Of course, English itself has words that might cause this problem, such as "continue", but in that particular case the first four letters don't stand alone - and the syllable break is after the "n" anyway.)
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