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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?

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erm_dreams
Jul. 25th, 2009 06:09 am (UTC)
You are so right though. They should play more games. I have an ps2, xbox, xbox 360, ds and my laptop to play games. I am always playing somthing EVEN ON MY PHONE.

Guh... I think I have a problem lol
matt1993
Jul. 25th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
If you have a problem, then that means I have a problem too. :(
pathvain_aelien
Jul. 28th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
I've never heard that to be a derogatory word for Italian-Americans.
matt1993
Jul. 28th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
http://www.mariowiki.com/Goomba#Name_Analysis

Edited at 2009-07-28 05:05 am (UTC)
pathvain_aelien
Jul. 28th, 2009 10:41 am (UTC)
Ah.
pathvain_aelien
Aug. 22nd, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
Still fine.
matt1993
Aug. 23rd, 2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
(Explanation to anyone besides us who happens to revisit this entry even later than we did: Some drama on LJ that happened much later made it seem not only plausible, but likely, that a lot of my old entries and comments - including this one - might make people, even my LJ friends, hate me, so I linked to all of the posts that I was worried about.)

What about:

(which I am probably the highest functioning kid at, btw)

which a) might sound kind of mean and b) why did I even still refer to myself as a kid even though I was 16 when I wrote this?
pathvain_aelien
Aug. 23rd, 2013 11:17 pm (UTC)
I don't think it sounds mean, it sounds honest. And that's still a kid. :)
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