July 24th, 2009

afer ventus or the river sings backwards

Buh, not bah

I forgot to post this yesterday, but I've recently noticed a new thing that bugs me: when adults don't play video games enough (if at all; in this case, they just don't play it enough) to know the names of most of the characters.

My reasoning is: At the autism intervention group I go to (which I am probably the highest functioning kid at, btw), one of my friends there tried to imitate a Goomba by sticking one row of teeth out (because Goombas do have two small fangs even though they've never sucked Mario's blood), putting his arms at his side, and sidestepping. He asked me if he was doing the fangs right, but was interrupted when one of the adults came and asked what he was doing. He explained it, but that led to the adults thinking it was "Ooma" or "Oomba". Once we corrected them, another of the adults mentioned that in the real world, Goomba is a derogatory word for Italian-Americans. I told her that that was "goombah", and she just said, "Just be careful."

Anyone know where there's a tape that says "Goomba" 285,194 times?