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22nd May '16 7:27:38 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* After coming to Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}} to join Wrestling/BulletClub, Tanga Roa's name has alternatively been spelled as Tanga Loa. Again, [[AccidentalPun not such a bad thing]] since his TagTeam with Tama Tonga is called '''G'''uerrillas '''o'''f '''D'''estiny.
6th May '16 3:04:34 PM Divra
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* Invoked intentionally by the Chinese Uncle Benny in ''Film/LethalWeapon4'': "That's ''fried rice,'' you plick!"

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* Invoked intentionally by the Chinese Uncle Benny in ''Film/LethalWeapon4'': "That's "Flied lice!? It's called ''fried rice,'' you plick!"
8th Apr '16 10:42:10 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''Film/AChristmasStory'': "Tis the season to be jorry. Fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra, ra, ra"
** May be a {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing, since the old Asian man immediately yells at them, "Not 'ra-ra-ra-ra' -- falalalala!", and gives up when they fail to get it right.
** They may have been simply jerking their boss's chain for the Parker family's amusement. They do immediately switch to another L-heavy carol, rather than something else.

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* ''Film/AChristmasStory'': "Tis the season to be jorry. Fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra, ra, ra"
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ra" May be a {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing, since the old Asian man immediately yells at them, "Not 'ra-ra-ra-ra' -- falalalala!", and gives up when they fail to get it right.
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right. And they may have been simply jerking their boss's chain for the Parker family's amusement. They do amusement, ad they immediately switch to another L-heavy carol, rather than something else.
1st Apr '16 6:21:21 AM JosephCBadass
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* In the [[Manga/Hellsing]], arc that takes place in Brazil, we see a news report that has the words "LIO SHOCK" in big bold letters, even though it takes place in Rio de Janeiro. Also, when Alucard disguised himself as a Mr. "J.H. Brenner," in one panel, we see that his name was misspelled "Blenner." It should be noted that these problems only existed in the manga, and in the anime, no such issues occur.

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* In the [[Manga/Hellsing]], ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', arc that takes place in Brazil, we see a news report that has the words "LIO SHOCK" in big bold letters, even though it takes place in Rio de Janeiro. Also, when Alucard disguised himself as a Mr. "J.H. Brenner," in one panel, we see that his name was misspelled "Blenner." It should be noted that these problems only existed in the manga, and in the anime, no such issues occur.
1st Apr '16 6:19:55 AM JosephCBadass
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* In the ''Manga/Hellsing'', arc that takes place in Brazil, we see a news report that has the words "LIO SHOCK" in big bold letters, even though it takes place in Rio de Janeiro. Also, when Alucard disguised himself as a Mr. "J.H. Brenner," in one panel, we see that his name was misspelled "Blenner." It should be noted that these problems only existed in the manga, and in the anime, no such issues occur.

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* In the ''Manga/Hellsing'', [[Manga/Hellsing]], arc that takes place in Brazil, we see a news report that has the words "LIO SHOCK" in big bold letters, even though it takes place in Rio de Janeiro. Also, when Alucard disguised himself as a Mr. "J.H. Brenner," in one panel, we see that his name was misspelled "Blenner." It should be noted that these problems only existed in the manga, and in the anime, no such issues occur.
1st Apr '16 6:19:05 AM JosephCBadass
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** Similarly, ブルマ ("Bloomer", to go with the underwear ThemeNaming present in the Briefs family) is romanized as "Bulma".
** Also, Vegeta's Garlic Gun became "Gallick Gun" in the English dub. And Vegeta's daughter Bura (Bra) became Bulla.

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** Similarly, ブルマ Buruma; ("Bloomer", to go with the underwear ThemeNaming present in the Briefs family) is romanized as "Bulma".
** Also, Vegeta's Garlic Gun became "Gallick Gun" in the English dub. And Vegeta's daughter Bura (Bra) became Bulla.


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* In the ''Manga/Hellsing'', arc that takes place in Brazil, we see a news report that has the words "LIO SHOCK" in big bold letters, even though it takes place in Rio de Janeiro. Also, when Alucard disguised himself as a Mr. "J.H. Brenner," in one panel, we see that his name was misspelled "Blenner." It should be noted that these problems only existed in the manga, and in the anime, no such issues occur.
20th Mar '16 1:40:04 PM dotchan
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Also applied to other [[InterchangeableAsianCultures Asians]] - even if the accent doesn't fit (though Chinese are prone to r/l mistakes as well), or with exaggerated accents of their own.

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Also applied to other [[InterchangeableAsianCultures Asians]] - even if the accent doesn't fit (though Chinese are prone to r/l mistakes as well), well, particularly Cantonese speakers), or with exaggerated accents of their own.
15th Mar '16 8:35:23 PM merotoker
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* Used (subverted?) in ''Da Series/KathAndKim Code'' (movie-length Christmas special of ''KathAndKim''). As the family is sitting down for dinner one of the characters says "this chicken is bloody rubbery". The others think he's making one of these jokes, but the "chicken" turns out to be the latex fake breast Kath had lost earlier in the episode.

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* Used (subverted?) in ''Da Series/KathAndKim Code'' (movie-length Christmas special of ''KathAndKim'').''Series/KathAndKim''). As the family is sitting down for dinner one of the characters says "this chicken is bloody rubbery". The others think he's making one of these jokes, but the "chicken" turns out to be the latex fake breast Kath had lost earlier in the episode.



** An interesting example exists in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', where the special blocking technique that avoids chip damage but uses up the super bar can be transliterated as Faultless Defense or Fortress Defense, both of which describe the technique accurately. Also, a variant of an AnimationCancel move that requires super bar energy can be either False Roman Cancel (False because it resembles the real one but uses half as much energy) or Force Roman Cancel (an FRC can always be used, even if your attack misses, while a regular RC can only be used if you make contact).

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** An interesting example exists in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', where the special blocking technique that avoids chip damage but uses up the super bar can be transliterated as Faultless Defense or Fortress Defense, both of which describe the technique accurately. Also, a variant of an AnimationCancel a LagCancel move that requires super bar energy can be either False Roman Cancel (False because it resembles the real one but uses half as much energy) or Force Roman Cancel (an FRC can always be used, even if your attack misses, while a regular RC can only be used if you make contact).



* In WorldWarII, this was also used as a shibboleth. If an American unit spotted someone claiming to be Filipino, they would ask him to say "Lollapalooza"; if they said "roraparooza", they were shot.

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* In WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, this was also used as a shibboleth. If an American unit spotted someone claiming to be Filipino, they would ask him to say "Lollapalooza"; if they said "roraparooza", they were shot.



* Another consonant that frequently causes problem with East Asian languages is F, which often winds up being rendered as "H" or "P". Interesting too is that F/P divergence also took place in the evolution of European languages[[note]]Notably consistent for the Germanic languages[[/note]]: for example, English "fish" vs. Latin "pisces," English "father" vs. Latin "pater," etc. (The latter is called "Grimm's Law," which was a major scholarly contribution by Jakob Grimm, of TheBrothersGrimm fame, when the two were not working on dark folklore.)

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* Another consonant that frequently causes problem with East Asian languages is F, which often winds up being rendered as "H" or "P". Interesting too is that F/P divergence also took place in the evolution of European languages[[note]]Notably consistent for the Germanic languages[[/note]]: for example, English "fish" vs. Latin "pisces," English "father" vs. Latin "pater," etc. (The latter is called "Grimm's Law," which was a major scholarly contribution by Jakob Grimm, of TheBrothersGrimm Creator/TheBrothersGrimm fame, when the two were not working on dark folklore.)



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1st Mar '16 3:08:19 PM Katherine-Sanderson
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** Actually the title was completely picked at random when the author was promted for one by his editor.
5th Feb '16 6:00:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''Magical Error wo Sagase'', an ArcadeGame by Techno Soft, has a title screen asking the player to "Please Insert Corn."

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* ''Magical Error wo Sagase'', an ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame by Techno Soft, has a title screen asking the player to "Please Insert Corn."
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