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

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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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So, Mario isn't even human? Craziness!

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#3  Edited By SpiderRumor

This is too weird not to share!

Thanks, grandma...

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pfffffffffffffft

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Mario BOP!

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Homo Nintendonus

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#7  Edited By tildebees

homo nintendonus

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

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Fuck T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas!

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#10  Edited By patrickklepek

This is too weird not to share!

Thanks, grandma...

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Slow news day, huh?

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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.

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

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

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#15  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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Was this accidentally published to the news section or something?

Genuine question

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#17  Edited By Sessh

@spiderrumor said:

This is too weird not to share!

Thanks, grandma...

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

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

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But what does the T. stand for!?

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@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

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@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

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

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@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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#23  Edited By alistercat

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

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@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.

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What does Jeff Gerstmann make of this news?

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#26  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.

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@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.

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#29  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.

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

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#31  Edited By InternetDotCom

what a smug asshole

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@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.

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#33  Edited By ArbitraryWater

Giantbombtaku up in here.

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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.

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I would like to know what Jeff thinks about this.

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

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Well, that's dumb.

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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.

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So, Mario isn't even human? Craziness!

This is by far the bigger revelation.

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Yoshi still sucks btw

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

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

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I...I kind of like it.

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#47  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.

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

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@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.

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#50  Edited By KaneRobot

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

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