Sabrblade wrote: craggy wrote: Sabrblade wrote:
Yeah, but the Romanized form of the name is "Baro", hence the "Ba" pronounciation. Though, we could say that the pun is more of "B
" instead of "Bu
not sure either of those is really an honest to goodness, according to Whiteley "pun".
Here's what TFWiki wrote on the matter:
Balo's name is a shortening of "buffalo", accomplished by dropping the middle syllable from the Japanese spelling of the word, turning baffarō (バッファロー) into baro (バロ). It's a bit fiddly when it comes to being effectively translated, though: if we were attempting to recreate the intent of the name's origin in English, he'd be "Bulo", but that's not how his name is actually pronounced, so... nngh.
Here's what wikipedia says about puns
. Shortening a name by removing the middle of it isn't a pun, unless Bulo, or Balo or Baro means something in Japanese that makes the naming of a robot buffalo funny.
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