False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

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eldin raigmore
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Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

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Like “the ‘hood” for “the neighborhood”.
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Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

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Japanese Totoro (name of a fictional animal) and Old High German totoro "egg yolk"
Spoiler:
Japanese Totoro:
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German Totoro:
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I prefer to not be referred to with masculine pronouns and nouns such as “he/him/his”.
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