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4th Jun '18 1:57:45 AM HawkbitAlpha
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Ted Woolsey was the primary translator for most of Square's UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem-era {{RPG}}s from 199196. He is a polarizing figure in the video game community, even today. Depending on whom you ask, Woolsey was either an iron-fisted dictator who was convinced that American gamers were morons or a hard-pressed but nonetheless creative artisan who was the primary reason the scripts for these games weren't either [[WidgetSeries rendered incomprehensible to Westerners]], [[BlindIdiotTranslation translated literally with little regard for accuracy]], or, on the contrary, [[CutAndPasteTranslation completely remolded to suit the audience]] or [[{{Macekre}} worse]].

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Ted Woolsey was the primary translator for most of Square's Square's[[note]]the same Square which would later give us today's Creator/SquareEnix[[/note]] UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem-era {{RPG}}s from 199196. He is a polarizing figure in the video game community, even today. Depending on whom you ask, Woolsey was either an iron-fisted dictator who was convinced that American gamers were morons or a hard-pressed but nonetheless creative artisan who was the primary reason the scripts for these games weren't either [[WidgetSeries rendered incomprehensible to Westerners]], [[BlindIdiotTranslation translated literally with little regard for accuracy]], or, on the contrary, [[CutAndPasteTranslation completely remolded to suit the audience]] or [[{{Macekre}} worse]].
30th May '18 6:53:05 PM nombretomado
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Woolseyisms and [[SuperlativeDubbing well-made dubs]] overall are most likely to be found within translated {{seinen}} anime, where even with the AnimationAgeGhetto, translators know better than to attempt to turn an adult program into a low-quality kids' show. {{Shonen}} anime, with their younger demographics, usually don't fare as well. Woolseyisms are also so common in Latin American dubs that many people actually prefer watching the Hispanic dub rather than the Japanese original.

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Woolseyisms and [[SuperlativeDubbing [[SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing well-made dubs]] overall are most likely to be found within translated {{seinen}} anime, where even with the AnimationAgeGhetto, translators know better than to attempt to turn an adult program into a low-quality kids' show. {{Shonen}} anime, with their younger demographics, usually don't fare as well. Woolseyisms are also so common in Latin American dubs that many people actually prefer watching the Hispanic dub rather than the Japanese original.
15th Mar '18 7:21:00 AM DoctorDetective
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[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Enjoy the world of snow.]]" \\

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[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Enjoy the world of snow.]]" " \\
14th Mar '18 7:54:10 PM Cenourinha
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Enjoy the world of snow." \\

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[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Enjoy the world of snow." ]]" \\
14th Mar '18 7:52:34 PM Cenourinha
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->''"This is White Snow, a town filled with snow. \\

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->''"This is White Snow, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment a town filled with snow.snow]]. \\
13th Mar '18 7:26:53 PM Tightwire
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Sometimes, things are considered Woolseyisms because of how drastically different languages can be, often resulting in a few things becoming LostInTranslation if it's a direct translation, or something that doesn't exactly translate over ''period''. These include but are not limited to puns, regional dialects, accents, and [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to pop culture. Subbed shows and manga usually get around these by putting a note on the side explaining what they're mentioning.

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Sometimes, things are considered Woolseyisms because of how drastically different languages can be, often resulting in a few things becoming LostInTranslation if it's a direct translation, or something that sometimes a word or phrase just doesn't exactly translate over ''period''.have a direct translation at all. These include but are not limited to puns, regional dialects, accents, and [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to pop culture. Subbed shows and manga usually get around these by putting a note on the side explaining what they're mentioning.
9th Mar '18 6:34:00 PM nombretomado
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Ted Woolsey was the primary translator for most of Square's SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem-era {{RPG}}s from 199196. He is a polarizing figure in the video game community, even today. Depending on whom you ask, Woolsey was either an iron-fisted dictator who was convinced that American gamers were morons or a hard-pressed but nonetheless creative artisan who was the primary reason the scripts for these games weren't either [[WidgetSeries rendered incomprehensible to Westerners]], [[BlindIdiotTranslation translated literally with little regard for accuracy]], or, on the contrary, [[CutAndPasteTranslation completely remolded to suit the audience]] or [[{{Macekre}} worse]].

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Ted Woolsey was the primary translator for most of Square's SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem-era UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem-era {{RPG}}s from 199196. He is a polarizing figure in the video game community, even today. Depending on whom you ask, Woolsey was either an iron-fisted dictator who was convinced that American gamers were morons or a hard-pressed but nonetheless creative artisan who was the primary reason the scripts for these games weren't either [[WidgetSeries rendered incomprehensible to Westerners]], [[BlindIdiotTranslation translated literally with little regard for accuracy]], or, on the contrary, [[CutAndPasteTranslation completely remolded to suit the audience]] or [[{{Macekre}} worse]].
15th Jan '18 2:36:49 PM RCLeahcar
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** ''[[Woolseyism.YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh!]]''
15th Jan '18 2:32:49 PM RCLeahcar
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** ** ''[[Woolseyism.DragonBallZ Dragon Ball Z]]''

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** ** ''[[Woolseyism.DragonBallZ Dragon Ball Z]]''
15th Jan '18 2:32:38 PM RCLeahcar
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** ** ''[[Woolseyism.DragonBallZ Dragon Ball Z]]''
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