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(Daily Mail)   In the 1980s, a new IP was slightly renamed for British audiences - the word 'ninja' has more sinister undertones there (like "assassin" in the US), so the group became Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. Does Canada follow UK naming conventions, or ours?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2020-11-23 10:40:21 AM  
This is just like that time Harry Potter was changed from "philosopher" to "sorcerer" for US audiences; it's a well-known fact that Britons consider learned people to be quite suspect, whereas in America philosophers are revered for their intelligence and embraced for challenging the magical thinking of dotards; Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stonewould have made the average Kansan wonder how a little boy had gotten a PhD in geology, which, though admirable, sounds like a sixty second human interest story and certainly not a novel.
 
2020-11-23 2:40:54 PM  
We have our own quirks, Subby. The Buick Lacrosse was renamed in Canada because apparently in Quebec French "lacrosse" is a euphemism for masturbation. Although I'm told by French people that it's not a commonly-used term.
 
2020-11-23 3:07:25 PM  

bingethinker: We have our own quirks, Subby. The Buick Lacrosse was renamed in Canada because apparently in Quebec French "lacrosse" is a euphemism for masturbation. Although I'm told by French people that it's not a commonly-used term.


Similar to the Honda Wang, the Ford Dildo and the Subaru Semen
 
2020-11-23 3:08:22 PM  
I'd love to know how "all-dressed" means "with a bunch of different spice powders on it".
 
2020-11-23 3:11:21 PM  
Whatever, as long as it's written in both official languages.

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2020-11-23 3:13:27 PM  
I was not aware that ninja = assassin was only a British thing. (nerd alert) In the North American translation of Final Fantasy VI (both versions) Shadow the ninja is only ever referred to as an assassin (equipment names notwithstanding), so I was trained from a young age to know that ninjas can also be bad guys (or neutral at best).
 
2020-11-23 3:13:53 PM  
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2020-11-23 3:14:19 PM  

Yoleus: bingethinker: We have our own quirks, Subby. The Buick Lacrosse was renamed in Canada because apparently in Quebec French "lacrosse" is a euphemism for masturbation. Although I'm told by French people that it's not a commonly-used term.

Similar to the Honda Wang, the Ford Dildo and the Subaru Semen


All pale to the Pontiac Penis Punisher.
 
2020-11-23 3:14:36 PM  
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2020-11-23 3:15:05 PM  

bingethinker: We have our own quirks, Subby. The Buick Lacrosse was renamed in Canada because apparently in Quebec French "lacrosse" is a euphemism for masturbation. Although I'm told by French people that it's not a commonly-used term.


Yeah, but the national health insurance/care system, suck-ass cuisine*, and a functional parliamentary democracy.

You're basically Snow Brits.

// plus, there's all those u's sprinkled around the language
// ou la la, louk hou fancy u are!
// subby
* I admit I know nothing of Canadian cuisine beyond poutine, but Julia Child it ain't (and no, you can't just copy off of France's work)
 
2020-11-23 3:15:18 PM  

Stavr0: Whatever, as long as it's written in both official languages.

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And it was a girl doing the voice of one of the TMNT, in French  (not sure which)!
 
2020-11-23 3:15:35 PM  
Fun fact: Every photograph in existence contains a ninja.
 
2020-11-23 3:16:04 PM  
And in Philadelphia, they are the Teenage Mutant Hoagie Turtles.
 
2020-11-23 3:16:09 PM  

FrancoFile: I'd love to know how "all-dressed" means "with a bunch of different spice powders on it".


Probably because it sounds better than "all the floor sweepings of the spice powders after we made ketchup, barbeque, Sour Cream and Onion and Salt & Vinegar chips"
 
2020-11-23 3:18:21 PM  

Yoleus: bingethinker: We have our own quirks, Subby. The Buick Lacrosse was renamed in Canada because apparently in Quebec French "lacrosse" is a euphemism for masturbation. Although I'm told by French people that it's not a commonly-used term.

Similar to the Honda Wang, the Ford Dildo and the Subaru Semen


It's weird that the Dodge Ram snuck by.
 
2020-11-23 3:19:34 PM  
The Kawasaki Salaryman

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2020-11-23 3:22:47 PM  
I've got TMNT Vol. 1 #18 around here somewhere. Grade 5 SumoJeb assumed I would be able to retire off that comic.
 
2020-11-23 3:23:25 PM  

Algebrat: Yoleus: bingethinker: We have our own quirks, Subby. The Buick Lacrosse was renamed in Canada because apparently in Quebec French "lacrosse" is a euphemism for masturbation. Although I'm told by French people that it's not a commonly-used term.

Similar to the Honda Wang, the Ford Dildo and the Subaru Semen

It's weird that the Dodge Ram snuck by.


And the Ford Probe
 
2020-11-23 3:27:38 PM  

Yoleus: bingethinker: We have our own quirks, Subby. The Buick Lacrosse was renamed in Canada because apparently in Quebec French "lacrosse" is a euphemism for masturbation. Although I'm told by French people that it's not a commonly-used term.

Similar to the Honda Wang, the Ford Dildo and the Subaru Semen


Ironically, in another language, there would be no issue with the Subaru STI.
 
2020-11-23 3:32:20 PM  

bigbadideasinaction: FrancoFile: I'd love to know how "all-dressed" means "with a bunch of different spice powders on it".

Probably because it sounds better than "all the floor sweepings of the spice powders after we made ketchup, barbeque, Sour Cream and Onion and Salt & Vinegar chips"


Username checks out?
 
2020-11-23 3:34:41 PM  
Fanny pack anyone?

Danger noodle?
 
2020-11-23 3:35:29 PM  

bingethinker: Algebrat: Yoleus: bingethinker: We have our own quirks, Subby. The Buick Lacrosse was renamed in Canada because apparently in Quebec French "lacrosse" is a euphemism for masturbation. Although I'm told by French people that it's not a commonly-used term.

Similar to the Honda Wang, the Ford Dildo and the Subaru Semen

It's weird that the Dodge Ram snuck by.

And the Ford Probe


At least the Ford Probe doesn't have the female reproductive system as its logo.
 
2020-11-23 3:35:43 PM  
Speaking of UK/Canada naming conventions, it took decades to figure out the joke behind Ford Prefect.
 
2020-11-23 3:39:10 PM  

Brynden Rivers: I was not aware that ninja = assassin was only a British thing. (nerd alert) In the North American translation of Final Fantasy VI


In the REST of the English-speaking world, FINAL means never to be repeated.
 
2020-11-23 3:39:33 PM  

Dr Dreidel: bingethinker: We have our own quirks, Subby. The Buick Lacrosse was renamed in Canada because apparently in Quebec French "lacrosse" is a euphemism for masturbation. Although I'm told by French people that it's not a commonly-used term.

Yeah, but the national health insurance/care system, suck-ass cuisine*, and a functional parliamentary democracy.

You're basically Snow Brits.

// plus, there's all those u's sprinkled around the language
// ou la la, louk hou fancy u are!
// subby
* I admit I know nothing of Canadian cuisine beyond poutine, but Julia Child it ain't (and no, you can't just copy off of France's work)


By your handle I assume you are Jewish? Then let me introduce you to Montreal's finest foods:
Smoked meat

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(FYI this is NOT pastrami, don't confuse the two, this is a far different and IMO superior.)

and Montreal-style bagels
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(Not just a bun with a hole in the middle. Hand-rolled and braised in honey water, they are amazing.)

So whatever issues you have with Canadian cuisine, I invite you to try some Montreal cuisine!
 
2020-11-23 3:41:01 PM  
If I remember correctly, the UK version also edited out Michelangelo's nunchaku, because (at least at the time) the UK restricted nunchaku even more heavily than guns.
 
2020-11-23 3:43:02 PM  

Vkingbanna: Brynden Rivers: I was not aware that ninja = assassin was only a British thing. (nerd alert) In the North American translation of Final Fantasy VI

In the REST of the English-speaking world, FINAL means never to be repeated.


And yet The Final Countdown endures.
 
2020-11-23 3:44:02 PM  
 
2020-11-23 3:44:28 PM  

Devo Cornholiosky: Speaking of UK/Canada naming conventions, it took decades to figure out the joke behind Ford Prefect.


When I was younger, before I was able to look up Ford Prefect, I always assumed it was just a jab at Ford. The name being chosen so as not to arouse suspicion, Ford misspelled Perfect, because everyone assumes that Ford's are not, in fact, perfect vehicles. It made sense to me, as Ford's had always been readily dismissed as being crappy vehicles throughout my childhood. Noticeably by my mechanic Father, and my mother who had had at least two crappy Ford's that I can recall.

Turns out there was a much simpler explanation for the name. Thanks for clearing that up, internet! And then I proceeded to try figuring out how the internet could be used to look at boobies; that took far less time than looking up Ford Prefect.
 
2020-11-23 3:53:25 PM  
Canada tends to be more like the US unless there's some problem with french. 
Pokemon names are a weird one. The Canadian market kept the english names even when the games got a french version. The anime's french dub had do double work because of that. At some point the french canadian dub stopped.  
Nowadays it's easy to know roughly which gen a kid was raised to just by how he calls charmander or bulbasaur.
 
2020-11-23 3:54:11 PM  

Vern: Noticeably by my mechanic Father, and my mother who had had at least two crappy Ford's that I can recall.


If your father was a mechanic why did your mother have Fords?
 
2020-11-23 3:57:03 PM  
You're asking a question about a tribe that calls its money Loonies?
 
2020-11-23 4:04:33 PM  
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2020-11-23 4:04:34 PM  

KiltedBastich: Dr Dreidel: bingethinker: We have our own quirks, Subby. The Buick Lacrosse was renamed in Canada because apparently in Quebec French "lacrosse" is a euphemism for masturbation. Although I'm told by French people that it's not a commonly-used term.

Yeah, but the national health insurance/care system, suck-ass cuisine*, and a functional parliamentary democracy.

You're basically Snow Brits.

// plus, there's all those u's sprinkled around the language
// ou la la, louk hou fancy u are!
// subby
* I admit I know nothing of Canadian cuisine beyond poutine, but Julia Child it ain't (and no, you can't just copy off of France's work)

By your handle I assume you are Jewish? Then let me introduce you to Montreal's finest foods:
Smoked meat

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x199]
(FYI this is NOT pastrami, don't confuse the two, this is a far different and IMO superior.)

and Montreal-style bagels
[d2wtgwi3o396m5.cloudfront.net image 406x189]
(Not just a bun with a hole in the middle. Hand-rolled and braised in honey water, they are amazing.)

So whatever issues you have with Canadian cuisine, I invite you to try some Montreal cuisine!


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I've tried several lifetimes to explain bagels to American friends. To no avail. They don't have bagels over there (no not even you NYC, not yours).

A doughnut with a hole ain't a bagel, just like a twisted bread ain't a pretzel.
 
2020-11-23 4:08:09 PM  

KiltedBastich: Dr Dreidel: bingethinker: We have our own quirks, Subby. The Buick Lacrosse was renamed in Canada because apparently in Quebec French "lacrosse" is a euphemism for masturbation. Although I'm told by French people that it's not a commonly-used term.

Yeah, but the national health insurance/care system, suck-ass cuisine*, and a functional parliamentary democracy.

You're basically Snow Brits.

// plus, there's all those u's sprinkled around the language
// ou la la, louk hou fancy u are!
// subby
* I admit I know nothing of Canadian cuisine beyond poutine, but Julia Child it ain't (and no, you can't just copy off of France's work)

By your handle I assume you are Jewish? Then let me introduce you to Montreal's finest foods:
Smoked meat

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x199]
(FYI this is NOT pastrami, don't confuse the two, this is a far different and IMO superior.)

and Montreal-style bagels
[d2wtgwi3o396m5.cloudfront.net image 406x189]
(Not just a bun with a hole in the middle. Hand-rolled and braised in honey water, they are amazing.)

So whatever issues you have with Canadian cuisine, I invite you to try some Montreal cuisine!


You had me at "that looks like corned beef"...

CSB: I used to work about a mile from a food truck that had AMAZING corned beef. After having lunch there one Friday, I spent the evening with my then-new gf (now fiancee/partner). After the sexytimes, I burped (hey, it happens when you get shook up), and - before I could catch myself - said "mmmm, corned beef".

// we still laugh about it, 6 years later
 
2020-11-23 4:10:21 PM  

Dr Dreidel: KiltedBastich: Dr Dreidel: bingethinker: We have our own quirks, Subby. The Buick Lacrosse was renamed in Canada because apparently in Quebec French "lacrosse" is a euphemism for masturbation. Although I'm told by French people that it's not a commonly-used term.

Yeah, but the national health insurance/care system, suck-ass cuisine*, and a functional parliamentary democracy.

You're basically Snow Brits.

// plus, there's all those u's sprinkled around the language
// ou la la, louk hou fancy u are!
// subby
* I admit I know nothing of Canadian cuisine beyond poutine, but Julia Child it ain't (and no, you can't just copy off of France's work)

By your handle I assume you are Jewish? Then let me introduce you to Montreal's finest foods:
Smoked meat

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x199]
(FYI this is NOT pastrami, don't confuse the two, this is a far different and IMO superior.)

and Montreal-style bagels
[d2wtgwi3o396m5.cloudfront.net image 406x189]
(Not just a bun with a hole in the middle. Hand-rolled and braised in honey water, they are amazing.)

So whatever issues you have with Canadian cuisine, I invite you to try some Montreal cuisine!

You had me at "that looks like corned beef"...

CSB: I used to work about a mile from a food truck that had AMAZING corned beef. After having lunch there one Friday, I spent the evening with my then-new gf (now fiancee/partner). After the sexytimes, I burped (hey, it happens when you get shook up), and - before I could catch myself - said "mmmm, corned beef".

// we still laugh about it, 6 years later



Pastrami is the most sensuous of the salted, preserve meats.
 
2020-11-23 4:10:42 PM  

Stavr0: Whatever, as long as it's written in both official languages.

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Although, as kids, we never used the term "tortues ninja". It always was "les ninja turtles" or "un ninja turtle".
 
2020-11-23 4:13:54 PM  

Social Justice Warlock: I've tried several lifetimes to explain bagels to American friends. To no avail. They don't have bagels over there (no not even you NYC, not yours).

A doughnut with a hole ain't a bagel, just like a twisted bread ain't a pretzel.


IKR? Unless you've had that honey-braise deliciousness, you just don't get it. When you have a NY bagel with lox, the bagel is just a delivery vehicle for the smoked salmon and cream cheese. A Montreal bagel, on the other hand? It's an essential part of the experience. How many other kinds of breads are really tasty eaten plain, with nothing on them at all?

Dr Dreidel: You had me at "that looks like corned beef"...

CSB: I used to work about a mile from a food truck that had AMAZING corned beef. After having lunch there one Friday, I spent the evening with my then-new gf (now fiancee/partner). After the sexytimes, I burped (hey, it happens when you get shook up), and - before I could catch myself - said "mmmm, corned beef".

// we still laugh about it, 6 years later


Imagine corned beef's better-spiced, tastier, juicier relative, and you're still underestimating proper Montreal smoked meat.
 
2020-11-23 4:15:24 PM  

FrancoFile: Pastrami is the most sensuous of the salted, preserve meats.


Montreal smoked meat is what pastrami aspires to be. I've done head to head taste tests, it's no comparison.
 
2020-11-23 4:16:57 PM  

KiltedBastich: FrancoFile: Pastrami is the most sensuous of the salted, preserve meats.

Montreal smoked meat is what pastrami aspires to be. I've done head to head taste tests, it's no comparison.



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2020-11-23 4:20:13 PM  
Wasn't Nelly Furtado's song "Promiscuous" title changed in the States to "Loose" because the original title wasn't understood?

That's what I heard anyway, never bothered citing the source, it's easy to believe the worst
 
2020-11-23 4:22:15 PM  
KiltedBastich:
smoked meat
Smoked meat



Esti que chus malade d'aller me chercher un smoke meat patate frite de chez Schwartz s'a Main ...
 
2020-11-23 4:28:12 PM  

Stavr0: KiltedBastich:
smoked meat
Smoked meat


Esti que chus malade d'aller me chercher un smoke meat patate frite de chez Schwartz s'a Main ...


Moi aussi! J'sor pas d'puis des jours avec la pandemie, tabarnak! J'men calisse de me trainer chez moi!
 
2020-11-23 4:29:02 PM  

mjbok: Vern: Noticeably by my mechanic Father, and my mother who had had at least two crappy Ford's that I can recall.

If your father was a mechanic why did your mother have Fords?


One was before they were married. Two were after they got divorced. My Dad, despite them being divorced, still strongly advised against her buying a Ford. She ignored the advice, despite the fact that he had been working on cars since he was a teenager.

The last one, a Ford Tempo, even I strongly advised her not to buy. Friend had one in high school, and it was never anything but an absolute misery. Told her this multiple times, because I knew that if anything went wrong with it, she would call me to diagnose/work on it.

/I'm not a mechanic.
//I'm not bad at working on cars, learned a lot from my Dad
///But I'm still not a mechanic, nor do I have access to a shop
 
2020-11-23 4:31:15 PM  

bingethinker: We have our own quirks, Subby. The Buick Lacrosse was renamed in Canada because apparently in Quebec French "lacrosse" is a euphemism for masturbation. Although I'm told by French people that it's not a commonly-used term.


So that's what the sticks are for!
 
2020-11-23 4:34:23 PM  

Vern: Devo Cornholiosky: Speaking of UK/Canada naming conventions, it took decades to figure out the joke behind Ford Prefect.

When I was younger, before I was able to look up Ford Prefect, I always assumed it was just a jab at Ford. The name being chosen so as not to arouse suspicion, Ford misspelled Perfect, because everyone assumes that Ford's are not, in fact, perfect vehicles. It made sense to me, as Ford's had always been readily dismissed as being crappy vehicles throughout my childhood. Noticeably by my mechanic Father, and my mother who had had at least two crappy Ford's that I can recall.

Turns out there was a much simpler explanation for the name. Thanks for clearing that up, internet! And then I proceeded to try figuring out how the internet could be used to look at boobies; that took far less time than looking up Ford Prefect.


The first Dutch translator bizarrely decided to call him Amro Bank. In French he became Ford Escort.

I dare not repeat how Zaphod's name got mangled.
 
2020-11-23 5:00:48 PM  

Vern: The last one, a Ford Tempo, even I strongly advised her not to buy. Friend had one in high school, and it was never anything but an absolute misery. Told her this multiple times, because I knew that if anything went wrong with it, she would call me to diagnose/work on it.


I had an 84 Ford Tempo.  It never ran right.  The dealership gave us 10s of thousands of free repairs on it and it never ran right.  Reason why I will never buy a Ford.
 
2020-11-23 5:19:35 PM  

mjbok: I had an 84 Ford Tempo.  It never ran right.  The dealership gave us 10s of thousands of free repairs on it and it never ran right.  Reason why I will never buy a Ford.


So Ford gave you repairs equal to three times the value of the car 35 years ago and now you'll never buy a Ford because Ford decided your loyalty was worth the price of a Lincoln Town Car because you're you.

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2020-11-23 5:29:00 PM  
I drove a brand new Tempo with less than 100 miles on it, as a rental, and it already had an expensive-sounding clunk in the driveline.
 
2020-11-23 5:37:28 PM  

Byno: mjbok: I had an 84 Ford Tempo.  It never ran right.  The dealership gave us 10s of thousands of free repairs on it and it never ran right.  Reason why I will never buy a Ford.

So Ford gave you repairs equal to three times the value of the car 35 years ago and now you'll never buy a Ford because Ford decided your loyalty was worth the price of a Lincoln Town Car because you're you.

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Did you not understand where I said it never ran right.  The car would buck and just stop.  Then it wouldn't start.  Got stranded multiple times because of it.  It was under warranty so those free repairs were included in the purchase cost.  It was a bad thing for the dealership because it would have cost them less to give us a new car.

The fact that "their" people could never figure out what was wrong with it shows that there was something wrong with their overall process.  If someone buys a widget made by company x and it is defective they are likely not going to buy something from company x in the future when there are other options.
 
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