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Yoshi's Real Name Is...T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas?

My entire world has been turned upside down by this revelation.

This is too weird not to share! Console Wars author Blake Harris has been going through a Nintendo Character Guide from 1993. It's meant to instruct folks on the who, where, and what of Nintendo characters.

Amongst a bunch of other interesting tidbits Harris has been tweeting out, the book contains biographical information about Yoshi, and it's revealed the dino's real name is--wait for it--T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas.

I'm not sure if I like Yoshi more or less because of this revelation.

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Posted by theimmortalbum

So, Mario isn't even human? Craziness!

Edited by SpiderRumor

This is too weird not to share!

Thanks, grandma...

Posted by UberExplodey

pfffffffffffffft

Posted by DeadMonkeys

Mario BOP!

Posted by Nightcrawlah

Homo Nintendonus

Edited by tildebees

homo nintendonus

Posted by roc_553

This is already on the forums. Patrick, as the site's Yoshi editor, you need to be quicker on this sort of thing.

Posted by Dalai

Fuck T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas!

Edited by patrickklepek

This is too weird not to share!

Thanks, grandma...

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Posted by Kbohls

Slow news day, huh?

Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials

Thank you for providing the name without making people click through.

I kind of like the name. It's so obviously from 1992, and probably wasn't seen by many people at Nintendo other than the one person who was writing this book.

Posted by AlisterCat

I also take issue with Americans pronouncing it YO-she. Yoshi clearly says Yosh-ee, as do most people in England.

Posted by kindgineer

^^^^^ I knew before it was cool.

Edited by patrickklepek

I also take issue with Americans pronouncing it YO-she. Yoshi clearly says Yosh-ee, as do most people in England.

wait, really

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Posted by Giantstalker

Was this accidentally published to the news section or something?

Genuine question

Edited by Sessh

@spiderrumor said:

This is too weird not to share!

Thanks, grandma...

Right, because after Yoshi you just have to ruin sandwiches too.

Posted by Ronald

I bet that guide also claims the Koopalings are Bowser's children. So, according to modern Nintedo, it's full of lies. LIES!

Posted by EmuPrime

But what does the T. stand for!?

Posted by AlisterCat

@patrickklepek said:

@alistercat said:

I also take issue with Americans pronouncing it YO-she. Yoshi clearly says Yosh-ee, as do most people in England.

wait, really

Posted by Efesell

@patrickklepek said:

@alistercat said:

I also take issue with Americans pronouncing it YO-she. Yoshi clearly says Yosh-ee, as do most people in England.

wait, really

That still just sounds like yo-she to me, just with derpy yoshi voice filter.

Posted by MattyFTM

@alistercat said:

I also take issue with Americans pronouncing it YO-she. Yoshi clearly says Yosh-ee, as do most people in England.

wait, really

I'm from the UK and I've always called it Yo-she. I have known people who pronounce it Yosh-ee, but they're in the minority.

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Edited by AlisterCat

@efesell: I disagree. 'Yo' is quite a harsh sound where as 'Yosh' is soft, and that sounds like yosh to me.

Posted by AlisterCat

@mattyftm said:

@patrickklepek said:

@alistercat said:

I also take issue with Americans pronouncing it YO-she. Yoshi clearly says Yosh-ee, as do most people in England.

wait, really

I'm from the UK and I've always called it Yo-she. I have known people who pronounce it Yosh-ee, but they're in the minority.

It's a joke, but that's how I've always said it. Not sure if you can declare one or the other a minority because all we have is anecdotal evidence.

Posted by streetninja

What does Jeff Gerstmann make of this news?

Edited by Efesell

@efesell: I disagree. 'Yo' is quite a harsh sound where as 'Yosh' is soft, and that sounds like yosh to me.

Well either way I wanna say that Smash Bros has said it the other way so who knows.

Yoshi is weird.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@alistercat said:

I also take issue with Americans pronouncing it YO-she. Yoshi clearly says Yosh-ee, as do most people in England.

wait, really

No, it's actually pronounced Yosh. Like, if you were Yoshi's friend in high school and you were like, "Hey, Yosh!"

I'm not kidding. That's actually how it's pronounced in Japanese.

Edited by AlisterCat

@efesell said:

@alistercat said:

@efesell: I disagree. 'Yo' is quite a harsh sound where as 'Yosh' is soft, and that sounds like yosh to me.

Well either way I wanna say that Smash Bros has said it the other way so who knows.

Yoshi is weird.

I don't doubt that Yo-she is the 'canon' pronunciation. I was mostly joking.

Posted by bboymaestro

All I know is this gives Jeff way more ammo in calling Yoshi a dweeb.

Edited by GorillaMoPena

what a smug asshole

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Posted by EXTomar

@alistercat said:

I also take issue with Americans pronouncing it YO-she. Yoshi clearly says Yosh-ee, as do most people in England.

wait, really

Double what? I would have assumed if that were true they would have made an effort to spell that "Yoshii" instead.

Posted by CorruptedEvil

I don't doubt that Yo-she is the 'canon' pronunciation. I was mostly joking.

From reading up on it, it seems that in English it's Yo-shi and in Japanese its Yosh-i. The voice actors being the same everywhere for the Mario series is why characters say Yosh-i.

Posted by Pirateogta

I would like to know what Jeff thinks about this.

Posted by JimiPeppr

"T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas." He goes by "Yoshi." Nothing has changed...

Posted by conmulligan

Well, that's dumb.

Posted by Rayeth

ORRRRRRRR...

Nintendo of America was full of silly people during this time and they did a bunch of stuff without Japan's approval in the name of "localizing for the Western market". You know, things like making some weird Doki Doki Panic game into Super Mario Bros. 2 or the like.

Posted by mshaw006

So, Mario isn't even human? Craziness!

This is by far the bigger revelation.

Posted by jimmyfenix

Yoshi still sucks btw

Posted by Adrian79

I'm English and I pronounce it Yo-she, as does everyone I know.

Edited by MikaelBoogart
Posted by cyberfunk

Its not HIS name, its his species name. Cuz theres millions of Yoshis, they're disposable.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

I...I kind of like it.

Edited by ShawnS

Check out the manual's explanation of the story and character bios for Super Mario Bros. 2. If you thought the game itself was blasphemously non-canon, wait'll you read some of that stuff. I forget the details right now, I really need to brush up on my hard-Nintendo facts.

Posted by DazzHardy

Finally the Yoshi page can say "character" instead of "concept" and be accurate, instead of classing a species as a character :D

Posted by l3illyl3ob

@efesell said:

@alistercat said:

@efesell: I disagree. 'Yo' is quite a harsh sound where as 'Yosh' is soft, and that sounds like yosh to me.

Well either way I wanna say that Smash Bros has said it the other way so who knows.

Yoshi is weird.

I don't doubt that Yo-she is the 'canon' pronunciation. I was mostly joking.

Yoshi is based on a nickname for some Japanese names which are definitely pronounced Yo-she. Like Yoshitsune or Yoshimitsu.

Edited by KaneRobot

Man, Jeff goes on vacation and everything goes fucking insane.

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