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Myke Greywolf
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(04-04-2007, 10:08 AM)
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I could be wrong, but it could be because of this spanish cartoon:

Edebits

Here's a description from the site:

The cartoon tells all about the entertaining adventures of Bet and her five friends, the edebits, tiny intelligent beings who live in her computer.

Through her adventures we will know about life in Antarctica and the universe to be found inside computers. Two worlds, ecological and technical, close to children’s interests.
Edebits is a “white” serial, kind, with funny tips and without surly items. A balanced edutainment between educating and entertaining.

So, Konami could have change the name in order to avoid an action for trademark violation, or something.

Therefore, we europeans are stuck with that crappy name because of an equally crappy cartoon.

I just thought you'd like to know. :P
JonathanEx
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(04-04-2007, 10:09 AM)
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Actually, I believe the reason is that Konami actually does despise Europe more than Nintendo.
nofi
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(04-04-2007, 10:27 AM)
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'Bits' is a naughty word in, er, German or something, too. Not sure where.
HAL_Laboratory
(04-04-2007, 10:29 AM)
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Is the European voice-acting any better than NA's?
yilmazz
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(04-04-2007, 10:40 AM)

Originally Posted by nofilter

'Bits' is a naughty word in, er, German or something, too. Not sure where.

No, it's not. At least not in German.
Also I don't think that Eledees is a worse name than Elebits.
deepred
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(04-04-2007, 10:41 AM)

Originally Posted by nofilter

'Bits' is a naughty word in, er, German or something, too. Not sure where.

I think that you're refering to French actually. But we're used to it anyway. "16-bit" used to make us laugh in the early 90s. But that's over.
nofi
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(04-04-2007, 11:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by deepred

I think that you're refering to French actually. But we're used to it anyway. "16-bit" used to make us laugh in the early 90s. But that's over.

Ah, apologies for my ignorance. I knew it was something, though.
Dizzan
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(04-04-2007, 11:05 AM)
E"leb"its

Leb is a naughty word in Australia
Burai
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(04-04-2007, 11:08 AM)
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"Elebits" is Spanish for "Trannysurprise.com"
Totalriot
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(04-04-2007, 11:13 AM)
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Speaking of naughty words.. What was the name of the car again which means wanker in spanish? :lol
Bildi
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(04-04-2007, 11:16 AM)
Because it was too easy to mistakenly call it 'Eletits'.
Vaandaviii
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(04-04-2007, 11:56 AM)

Originally Posted by Totalriot

Speaking of naughty words.. What was the name of the car again which means wanker in spanish? :lol

Mitshubishi Pajero :lol
Stumpokapow
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(04-04-2007, 11:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by deepred

I think that you're refering to French actually. But we're used to it anyway. "16-bit" used to make us laugh in the early 90s. But that's over.

I've been bilingual my whole life (although admitedly Québecois french and not Parisian french), and I've never heard "bit" used in a way that would get a chuckle out of me. What does it mean?
maxmars
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(04-04-2007, 11:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Totalriot

Speaking of naughty words.. What was the name of the car again which means wanker in spanish? :lol

Pajero?

Edit: beaten. :lol
Mr_Moogle
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(04-04-2007, 12:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dizzan

E"leb"its

Leb is a naughty word in Australia

I see what you did there.

deepred
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(04-04-2007, 12:07 PM)

Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

I've been bilingual my whole life (although admitedly Québecois french and not Parisian french), and I've never heard "bit" used in a way that would get a chuckle out of me. What does it mean?

How do you call in French the thing between your legs (I assume you're a man) ?
speedpop
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(04-04-2007, 12:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr_Moogle

I see what you did there.

http://smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/12/1..._470x313,0.jpg

I loved how the entire media circle was all, "Where did this come from..?!?! We aren't a racist nation!" Utter bullshit.
Valtox
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(04-04-2007, 01:34 PM)
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What does bits means in french?
itsinmyveins
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(04-04-2007, 02:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Totalriot

Speaking of naughty words.. What was the name of the car again which means wanker in spanish? :lol

Honda released a car in Scandinavia which was called "Honda Fitta". The only problem there is that "fitta", in swedish, means cunt. Yeah, they renamed it ASAP.

As far as Elebits goes, I don't think Eledees is that much of a disaster.
Keyser Soze
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(04-04-2007, 02:09 PM)
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I don’t know why companies bother! just ‘cause it is offensive in one location does not mean everyone cares. Just let some people laugh and the rest be oblivious…

…SEGA!!!!
Ranger X
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(04-04-2007, 02:10 PM)
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"bit" written "bite" in french (pronounced the same as in english) is a slang for "penis".

And in french you can even make a sentence with the title

"E LE BITS" you can make

"Et les bites" wich means "And the dicks"
SlayrUK
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(04-04-2007, 05:23 PM)
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I thought it was a play on LEDs (Eledees).. not sure why that would warrant a European rename, but thats what I associate the name with anyway!
Diablos54
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(04-04-2007, 05:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by SlayrUK

I thought it was a play on LEDs (Eledees).. not sure why that would warrant a European rename, but thats what I associate the name with anyway!

That's exactly what I thought too. L-E-D's.
anotherworld
Banned
(04-04-2007, 06:15 PM)
cause everyone in Europe has a wette bee tee?
McBacon
SHOOTY McRAD DICK
(04-04-2007, 06:18 PM)
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Dacing Stage...?
Kilrogg
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(04-04-2007, 11:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ranger X

"bit" written "bite" in french (pronounced the same as in english) is a slang for "penis".

And in french you can even make a sentence with the title

"E LE BITS" you can make

"Et les bites" wich means "And the dicks"

Actually, you can even say "Hé, les bites" with "Elebits". It means "Hey, you dicks!"

See? We French are ze funny lot.
Funky Papa
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(04-04-2007, 11:25 PM)
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Fun fact: Eledees sounds exactly like LDS in Spanish. So much for thinking about the children. No kidding.
shattyboombatty
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(04-04-2007, 11:37 PM)
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So what are they going to rename the Wii? I hear that means penis
Night_Trekker
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(04-04-2007, 11:39 PM)
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I cannot believe nobody has made an "Eledees nutz" joke yet. I'm proud (disappointed?).
Last edited by Night_Trekker; 04-04-2007 at 11:45 PM. Reason: teh grammar
Barry Lightning
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(04-04-2007, 11:41 PM)
also, "elebits" sounds like good olde english shit talk for "wee man's private parts"
Gekkonidae
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(04-04-2007, 11:50 PM)
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In some British slang, a bit refers to a bit of tail, i.e. a woman of loose morals.
Ranger X
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PS: Itoi > Kojima by a good green country mile
(04-05-2007, 12:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kilrogg

Actually, you can even say "Hé, les bites" with "Elebits". It means "Hey, you dicks!"

See? We French are ze funny lot.


We indeed are funny totalement.

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