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3rd May '16 4:10:03 PM rjd1922
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* To avoid legal trouble with a German company named [=StarVox=], ''VideoGame/StarFox1'' was renamed ''Starwing'' in Europe, and ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' was renamed ''Lylat Wars''. This issue has since been resolved and subsequent games have kept the original titles.

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* To avoid legal trouble with a German company named [=StarVox=], ''VideoGame/StarFox1'' was renamed ''Starwing'' in Europe, and ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' was renamed ''Lylat Wars''. This issue has since been resolved (or they just decided it wasn't an issue) and subsequent games have kept the original titles.
27th Apr '16 12:47:28 AM RAMChYLD
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* In Malaysia, the Islamic authorities will not certify any beverage that refers to itself as "beer", regardless of alcohol content, as halal. This can harm their market viability among the Islamic population, which is a major demographic of the region. As beverage companies have been trying to target root beer and other non-alcoholic beers to Islamics because alcohol is forbidden under Halal by default. Concessions had to be made to remove the B word: A&W has used "sarsaparilla" and "RB" as a term instead, and some companies rebranded their sarsaparilla-esque beverages as ''Root B'' ([[FlatWhat what?]]). PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad? Very yes.

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* In Malaysia, the Islamic authorities will not no longer certify any beverage that refers to itself as "beer", regardless of alcohol content, as halal.halal. This was a recent decision, since Root Beer has been sold as just that for a long time without any complains from the Muslim population. This can harm their market viability among the Islamic population, which is a major demographic of the region. As beverage companies have been trying to target root beer and other non-alcoholic beers to Islamics because alcohol is forbidden under Halal by default. Concessions had to be made to remove the B word: A&W has used "sarsaparilla" and "RB" as a term instead, and some companies rebranded their sarsaparilla-esque beverages as ''Root B'' ([[FlatWhat what?]]). PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad? Very yes.
27th Apr '16 12:44:38 AM RAMChYLD
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* Song title example: Meredith Brook's ''Bitch'' was changed to ''Nothing In Between'' in several Asian markets (notably Malaysia- with the titular word silenced out instead of bleeped out in the song, giving it a level or {{Narm}}[[note]]Since it now goes: I'm a *beat*/I'm a lover...).
24th Apr '16 6:19:25 PM Lirodon
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* In Malaysia, the Islamic authorities will not certify any beverage that refers to itself as "beer", regardless of alcohol content, as halal. This can harm their market viability among the Islamic population, which is a major demographic of the region. As beverage companies have been trying to target root beer and other non-alcoholic beers to Islamics because alcohol is forbidden under Halal by default. Ridiclous concessions had to be made, under which some companies rebranded their sarsaparilla-esque beverages as ''Root B'' ([[FlatWhat what?]]). PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad? Very yes.)

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* In Malaysia, the Islamic authorities will not certify any beverage that refers to itself as "beer", regardless of alcohol content, as halal. This can harm their market viability among the Islamic population, which is a major demographic of the region. As beverage companies have been trying to target root beer and other non-alcoholic beers to Islamics because alcohol is forbidden under Halal by default. Ridiclous concessions Concessions had to be made, under which made to remove the B word: A&W has used "sarsaparilla" and "RB" as a term instead, and some companies rebranded their sarsaparilla-esque beverages as ''Root B'' ([[FlatWhat what?]]). PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad? Very yes.)
24th Apr '16 6:17:32 PM Lirodon
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* In Malaysia, the Islamic authorities will not certify any beverage that refers to itself as "beer", regardless of alcohol content, as halal. This can harm their market viability among the Islamic population, which is a major demographic of the region. As beverage companies have been trying to target root beer and other non-alcoholic beers to Islamics because alcohol is forbidden under Halal by default. Ridiclous concessions had to be made, under which some companies rebranded their sarsaparilla-esque beverages as ''Root B'' ([[FlatWhat what?]]). PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad? Very yes.)
16th Apr '16 12:12:49 PM Pinokio
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* ''{{Elebits}}'' is called ''Eledees'' in Europe. It's a pun on LEDs, small electronic components which produce light for indicating the circuitry conveys the electricity properly.

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* ''{{Elebits}}'' is called ''Eledees'' in Europe. It's a pun on LEDs, [=LEDs=], small electronic components which produce light for indicating the circuitry conveys the electricity properly.properly.
* MobilePhoneGame ''Lies of Astaroth'' is also distributed as ''Elves Realm''.
14th Apr '16 3:58:34 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/{{Pandemonium}}'' and its sequel were imported to Japan by Bandai under the titles ''Magical Hoppers'' and ''Miracle Jumpers'', the former also receiving something of a CutAndPasteTranslation.
14th Apr '16 1:42:59 PM FannyLoveless
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* For reasons best known to crazed Djinn, ''Film/[[Wishmaster3BeyondtheGatesofHell]] is known as {{Devil Stone}} in the UK.

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* For reasons best known to crazed Djinn, ''Film/[[Wishmaster3BeyondtheGatesofHell]] Film/Wishmaster3BeyondTheGatesOfHell is known as {{Devil Stone}} in the UK.
14th Apr '16 1:37:14 PM FannyLoveless
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* For reasons best known to crazed Djinn, ''Film/[[Wishmaster3BeyondtheGatesofHell]] is known as {{Devil Stone}} in the UK.
5th Apr '16 1:15:53 AM erforce
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* ''Film/SympathyForLadyVengeance'' (the third installment of The Vengeance Trilogy) was shortened to ''Lady Vengeance'' in the US due to the box office failure of the first installment, ''Film/SympathyForMrVengeance'' (which opened domestically after the second installment, ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'').

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* ''Film/SympathyForLadyVengeance'' (the third installment of The Vengeance Trilogy) was shortened to ''Lady Vengeance'' in the US due to the box office failure of the first installment, ''Film/SympathyForMrVengeance'' (which opened domestically after the second installment, ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'').''Film/{{Oldboy|2003}}'').



* A lot of movies who keep their English title in France lose their "the", further fueling TheTheTitleConfusion. Others, like Film/TheDarkKnightSaga, were spared.

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* A lot of movies who keep their English title in France lose their "the", further fueling TheTheTitleConfusion. Others, like Film/TheDarkKnightSaga, ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', were spared.



* ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' was released as ''Fast & Furious 7'' in several countries in case people from said countries fail to associate the movie with the previous movies of the franchise. This is also true for the franchise's past films- which loses it's fancy title (ie 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast 5) in said markets to ensure that the viewers know that it's part of the franchise. However, if IMDB is correct, Japan once against wins with the title of the film being ''Wild Speed: Sky Mission'' in said market.

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* ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' was released as ''Fast & Furious 7'' in several countries in case people from said countries fail to associate the movie with the previous movies of the franchise. This is also true for the franchise's past films- which loses it's fancy title (ie 2 (i.e. ''2 Fast 2 Furious, The Furious'', ''The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast 5) Drift'', ''Fast 5'') in said markets to ensure that the viewers know that it's part of the franchise. However, if IMDB is correct, Japan once against wins with the title of the film being ''Wild Speed: Sky Mission'' in said market.
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