Talk:Melty Molten Galaxy
Can the info of the volcano, as in the first star, about the switch being held in reveales the star bits, and upon using the Launch Star, you will get one of the parts as seen in the trailer? Learner 18:03, 4 March 2008 (EST)
Well, I was going through the Galaxies' articles, adding their Japanese names, and I'm not sure what to do here. The Japanese name for this Galaxy is 「ヘルプロミネンス。」 Now there's not much ambiguity at all about what this translates as; it's "Hell Prominence." The reason is that this is what's called wasei eigo, or Japanese-Made English. Basically, it's English written with Japanese Characters. Now, I know that this Wiki has a profanity policy that's... shaky, at best, so I need to know what I should do here. Thanks.
- 2257(Talk) 10:41, 26 October 2008 (EDT)
I don't get you. Hell is a word. It describes a place.
Hell, according to many religious beliefs, is a location in the afterlife, which may be described as a place of suffering.
How is it profane? It's a description, not an insult. Only because some Americans use it to swear (just like "devil" in other languages), that doesn't make the word itself bad. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 11:03, 26 October 2008 (EDT)
Really? Where I come from, saying hell, even in reference to the place, is pretty offensive. Actually, referencing the place is one of the worst ways to use it. "Heck" is sometimes offensive too. Of course, I live in the bible belt, so... Anyway, thanks for clearing that up.
- 2257(Talk) 11:22, 26 October 2008 (EDT)
The word "Hell" used away from its religious context was long considered to be profanity, particularly in North America. Although its use was commonplace in everyday speech and on television by the 1970s, many people in the US still consider it somewhat rude or inappropriate language, particularly involving children. Many, particularly among religious circles and in certain sensitive environments, still avoid casual usage of the word. In British English and some parts of North America, the word has fallen into common use and is not considered profane; often considered to be a safer and less offensive alternative to swearing, as in the phrase, "Go to Hell!" or "Bloody Hell!"