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« : 04-08-2013 22:30 »

so im having some trouble deciding if her first name in leela or turanga
DannyJC13

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« #1 : 04-08-2013 22:36 »

It seems to be in reverse for Leela's family/mutants in general, as her parents are called Turanga Morris and Turanga Munda, so I guess her first name is Leela.
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« #2 : 04-08-2013 22:40 »

I can't recall if it's been explicitly stated by some like MG or DXC, but we all take it like Leela's name is said in the order <family name> <personal name>, rather than the typical English <personal name> <family name>.
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« #3 : 04-08-2013 22:51 »

Yeah, it's a bit Shakespearian in that sense. Turanga is the family name.
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« #4 : 04-09-2013 01:07 »

Some cultures put the family name first. Morris and Munda's letterbox has "Turanga" on it, so it's definitely the last name.
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« #5 : 04-09-2013 01:56 »

Some cultures put the family name first. Morris and Munda's letterbox has "Turanga" on it, so it's definitely the last name.

yea thats what i thought it just confused me when the would annouce her name and say turanga leela
Frida Waterfall

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« #6 : 04-09-2013 02:04 »

I can't believe this is still an issue.

Turanga is Leela's surname and family name, but technically it is also a first name. Same applies to Leela's parents, Morris and Munda. In many Eastern cultures, this is commonplace. If you remember watching Disney's "Mulan", Mulan would answer to "Hua Mulan" to the matchmaker. Later, when the village was calling each family for the draft, the assistant called for the "Hua family".
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« #7 : 04-14-2013 17:29 »

I guess the mutants say names the way the Asians say their names. Last name first.

Turanga, Leela.

So in English it would be Leela Turanga.
Zed 85

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« #8 : 04-14-2013 22:22 »

Hungarians lead with their surnames too - just throwing that out there, it's not strictly an Asian cultural practice :)
TheMadCapper

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« #9 : 04-15-2013 22:53 »

Ah but what is Europe but an area arbitrarily divided from Asia by an imaginary line?

Most of the other continents have the decency to have relatively clear boundaries between them, but noooo, Europe and Asia have to pretend that they're two totally distinct continents.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« #10 : 04-16-2013 07:45 »

And Russia is so big it's partly in Europe and partly in Asia.
Eternium

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« #11 : 04-16-2013 10:00 »

Beacause we're europe and the mid east is still in between (which also makes sure we are connected to africa)
Inquisitor Hein
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« #12 : 04-16-2013 11:02 »
« : 04-16-2013 11:05 »


Most of the other continents have the decency to have relatively clear boundaries between them, but noooo, Europe and Asia have to pretend that they're two totally distinct continents.

I COULD be a mean person, and bring up the stereotypical American, for whom the world is diveded into a) "USA" and b) "Abroad". Whose perception refuses to divide b) into further subsets with appropriate differences....:p

Of course, I am NOT a mean person, and I am much too politically correct to refer to such stereotypes. Don't even know why such a bad, mean-spirited thought crossed my mind for even a second....:(
TheMadCapper

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« #13 : 04-16-2013 12:14 »

OK, we just went from what defines a continent to insulting a specific nation for no reason.

Not making yourself look good when you do stuff like that, Hein.
Inquisitor Hein
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« #14 : 04-16-2013 12:16 »
« : 04-16-2013 12:19 »

Well..the word "stereotype" and the Smiley obviously indicate a certain lack of seriousness.
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« #15 : 04-16-2013 12:28 »

I COULD be a mean person and bring up the stereotypical Hein, known for being sexist and racist without any real understanding and appreciation for people unlike himself.... :p

Of course I am NOT a mean person, and I am much too polite to say such a thing. Don't even know why such a bad, mean-spirited thought crossed my mind even for a second.... :(

It's OK because I used smilies and the word "stereotypical".
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« #16 : 04-16-2013 14:17 »
« : 04-17-2013 16:05 »

I COULD be a mean person and bring up the stereotypical German, known for being sexist and racist without any real understanding and appreciation for people unlike himself.... :p

Of course I am NOT a mean person, and I am much too polite to say such a thing. Don't even know why such a bad, mean-spirited thought crossed my mind even for a second.... :(

It's OK because I used smilies and the word "stereotypical".

Fixed it for you (from Wikipedia "Stereotype content refers to the attributes that people think characterize a GROUP").
Eternium

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« #17 : 04-16-2013 14:26 »

Steriotypes can be good and bad right? I mean, if my counrty wasn't co close to germany I'd still be thinking everybody was wearing lederhosen. As well as for Dutch people I've heard some things to xD American steriotypes to me are more really rich or really poor people, oil, cars and mcdonalds/burger king and stuff(It's just what media makes it ;))
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