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biolizard_alpha



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:13 am Reply with quote
I hope they don't plan on cutting "langauge", "violence", and "sex" from this edition to make it family-safe...
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Ein, the wonder pup



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:13 am Reply with quote
I wonder if there will be any reference to
manhwa?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:43 am Reply with quote
Ein, the wonder pup wrote:
I wonder if there will be any reference to
manhwa?

I doubt it, although it could show up in a couple of years. I remember when I was graduating HS, one of my teacher made me (and my class) look up all the words that had officially became a part of the dictionary since we first started attending HS, that project sucked.
Till next time,

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:26 am Reply with quote
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The new edition will be released this fall in its original left-to-right format


Ha ha Rolling Eyes

I think it's pretty interesting to know that the word has become enough of a part of the English language to merit being put in the dictionary. That really is pretty cool and a good sign of how anime and manga are both rising in the awareness of English culture as a whole.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:05 am Reply with quote
Does this mean that newspapers won't have to italicize manga anymore?
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DuelLadyS



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:58 am Reply with quote
from article:

manga (n) 1951: a Japanese comic book or graphic novel

Does this mean Tokyopop's PR people need a new term for OEL manga? Very Happy
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Hollerama



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:51 pm Reply with quote
Oh goody, now when people make a discussion on how to definte "manga" exactly I'll just send them to the dictionary Laughing
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Wolverine Princess



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:52 pm Reply with quote
I remember reading that "anime" is defined in one dictionary as "Japanese animation of the science fiction and fantasy genres" in Manga : Sixty Years of Japanese Comics. Does anyone know if that's ever been corrected?
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Faithlesssoldier



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:28 pm Reply with quote
marie-antoinette wrote:
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The new edition will be released this fall in its original left-to-right format


Ha ha Rolling Eyes


Haha!!! Yeah, that was definitely a well-phrased sentence.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:41 pm Reply with quote
I'm surprised it wasn't in the dictionary before.
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mewtwo



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:58 pm Reply with quote
Not until it becomes more popular first. Speaking of manhwa, doesn't it seem like nearly every manhwa artist rips off CLAMP's art style?

Oh, and hopefully this'll squash all of those idiots who keep saying "maynga".
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marie-antoinette



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:14 pm Reply with quote
SharinganEyes92 wrote:
I'm surprised it wasn't in the dictionary before.


There's a fairly extensive process that a word has to go through to be put into the dictionary (I was at a talk with one of the women who works on the Oxford Canadian Dictionary). Not sure if the same stuff would apply, but I know that a word had to be found in a fair number of varied printed sources to show that it was a part of the language.
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Kouji



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:17 pm Reply with quote
So, how long will it be until we get the word otaku in the dictionary?
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x_Shinta_x



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:12 pm Reply with quote
Kouji wrote:
So, how long will it be until we get the word otaku in the dictionary?

I hope our world will never come to that.

I hope that Tokyopop and their Global "Manga" and Cine"manga" hears this.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:24 pm Reply with quote
x_Shinta_x wrote:
I hope that Tokyopop and their Global "Manga" and Cine"manga" hears this.
I am sure they are hanging on every word. Very Happy
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