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4th May '16 3:09:41 PM urutapu
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Tifa's bar has a neon sign with the word TEXAS written prominently on it. There's also a diner in Sector 6 that serves a "Korean BBQ Plate."

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Tifa's bar has a neon sign with the word TEXAS written prominently on it. There's also a diner in Sector 6 that serves a "Korean BBQ Plate."Plate" ([[DubInducedPlothole although note that the equivalent Japanese term is simply "grilled meat"]]).
3rd May '16 1:24:40 AM Lightice
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* In ''DarkSoulsIII'' you can find several religious tomes written in Braille for the benefit of {{BlindSeer}}s, even though the word "Braille" is a reference to the writing system's inventor in our world. Notably this was absent in the original Japanese, where it was simply called "dot-writing".

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* In ''DarkSoulsIII'' you can find several religious tomes written in Braille for the benefit of {{BlindSeer}}s, {{Blind Seer}}s, even though the word "Braille" is a reference to the writing system's inventor in our world. Notably this was absent in the original Japanese, where it was simply called "dot-writing".
3rd May '16 1:23:55 AM Lightice
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* In ''DarkSoulsIII'' you can find several religious tomes written in Braille for the benefit of {{BlindSeer}}s, even though the word "Braille" is a reference to the writing system's inventor in our world. Notably this was absent in the original Japanese, where it was simply called "dot-writing".
3rd May '16 1:20:44 AM Lightice
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30th Apr '16 5:51:11 PM Aspr3
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** Another ''Star Wars'' example: the novel ''Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka'' mentions a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Portuguese_man-o%27-war Portuguese man-o'-war]] despite Portugal, obviously, not existing in the setting. A later article on [=StarWars.com=] made an offhand mention of the planet Portug, though it's not explicitly said that it's where the term comes from in-universe.

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** Another ''Star Wars'' example: the novel ''Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka'' [=ThonBoka=]'' mentions a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Portuguese_man-o%27-war Portuguese man-o'-war]] despite Portugal, obviously, not existing in the setting. A later article on [=StarWars.com=] made an offhand mention of the planet Portug, though it's not explicitly said that it's where the term comes from in-universe.
30th Apr '16 5:03:44 PM jboxingfool
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* Your companion in {{Skyrim}} tells you at the end of the intro that the town of Rorikstead is the 'end of the line' despite not having trains.
9th Apr '16 1:42:45 AM Sammettik
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* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is more prone to referencing locations that may or may not exist in [[FantasyCounterpartCulture this universe's version of Earth]] than the games do, most commonly in the dub an [[EarlyInstallmentWeerdness early seasons]].

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* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is more prone to referencing locations that may or may not exist in [[FantasyCounterpartCulture this universe's version of Earth]] than the games do, most commonly in the dub an [[EarlyInstallmentWeerdness and [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness early seasons]].
19th Mar '16 11:51:24 PM Sammettik
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* WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones apparently live in the United States and celebrate Christmas. See the WildMassGuessing page for different interpretations...

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* WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' apparently live in the United States and celebrate Christmas. See the WildMassGuessing page for different interpretations...FlintstoneTheming in general can yield quite a lot of this trope.
19th Mar '16 11:48:04 PM Sammettik
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* Given that the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime [[AdaptationInducedPlotHole can't seem to decide]] whether Pokemon take the place of or co-exist with real animals, there have been numerous examples of this over the years when a phrase or comment that refers to real-world animals is used and they forget to [[HoldYourHippogriffs hold their hippogriffs]].

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* Given that the * The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime [[AdaptationInducedPlotHole can't seem is more prone to decide]] whether Pokemon take the place of referencing locations that may or co-exist with real animals, there have been numerous examples of may not exist in [[FantasyCounterpartCulture this over universe's version of Earth]] than the years when a phrase or comment that refers to real-world animals is used and they forget to [[HoldYourHippogriffs hold their hippogriffs]].games do, most commonly in the dub an [[EarlyInstallmentWeerdness early seasons]].
16th Mar '16 10:00:27 PM Sammettik
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' series often refers to real-world locations, such as Lt. Surge being "American". For the most part this could be Handwaved (e.g. The first four regions taking place in Japan and Unova being part of America). Kalos, however, replaces France ''entirely", yet the term "French" is still used.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' series often refers to real-world locations, such as Lt. Surge being "American". For the most part this could be Handwaved (e.g. The first four regions taking place in Japan and Unova being part of America). Kalos, however, replaces France ''entirely", ''entirely'', yet the term "French" is still used.
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