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Chinamals or Chanimals?

Started by animaltoyforum, June 03, 2018, 05:59:26 PM

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Chinamals, Chanimals, or Chinanimals?

Chinamals
9 (75%)
Chanimals
2 (16.7%)
Chinanimals
1 (8.3%)

Total Members Voted: 12

animaltoyforum

The word 'Chinasaur' is widely used by collectors to refer to dinosaur toys created by unknown companies but marked "made in China" (or unmarked and presumed to be made in China or thereabouts). However, there doesn't seem to be a similar term for animal toys. I'm surely not the the first person to wonder about this? Let me know if I've missed a thread.

If there isn't such a term, could we create one? How about 'Chanimals'? Or 'Chinamals'?





bmathison1972

#1
Quote from: animaltoyforum on June 03, 2018, 05:59:26 PM
The word 'Chinasaur' is widely used by collectors to refer to dinosaur toys created by unknown companies but marked "made in China" (or unmarked and presumed to be made in China or thereabouts). However, there doesn't seem to be a similar term for animal toys. I'm surely not the the first person to wonder about this? Let me know if I've missed a thread.

If there isn't such a term, could we create one? How about 'Chanimals'? Or 'Chinamals'?

I have seen Chinamals used. And of course I periodically use 'Chinabugs'.

animaltoyforum

#2
Quote from: bmathison1972 on June 03, 2018, 08:44:47 PM
Quote from: animaltoyforum on June 03, 2018, 05:59:26 PM
The word 'Chinasaur' is widely used by collectors to refer to dinosaur toys created by unknown companies but marked "made in China" (or unmarked and presumed to be made in China or thereabouts). However, there doesn't seem to be a similar term for animal toys. I'm surely not the the first person to wonder about this? Let me know if I've missed a thread.

If there isn't such a term, could we create one? How about 'Chanimals'? Or 'Chinamals'?

I have seen Chinamals used. And of course I periodically use 'Chinabugs'.

Oh, where have you seen it used - not on this forum, right? STS, maybe?

Chinabugs is good. :)


animaltoyforum



Advicot

Chinamals can actually be really good. For example I got some chinamals that were a bronze corydoras and a Cortez angelfish!
Don't I take long uploading photos!

BlueKrono

Chinamals makes more sense. Chanimal sounds like Jackie Chan in animal form.
I like turtles.

Avian

You must understand the past before you can change the future.

Avian

You must understand the past before you can change the future.

animaltoyforum

Quote from: MammothProductions on January 23, 2020, 09:55:40 PM
Anybody want to do a poll?

Done, added to this topic. I also added a third option, Chinanimals.

I find it difficult to decide, because 'Chinamals' looks better on paper, but doesn't sound right when said aloud. It doesn't flow off the tongue.


bmathison1972

Quote from: animaltoyforum on January 24, 2020, 02:28:28 PM
Quote from: MammothProductions on January 23, 2020, 09:55:40 PM
Anybody want to do a poll?

Done, added to this topic. I also added a third option, Chinanimals.

I find it difficult to decide, because 'Chinamals' looks better on paper, but doesn't sound right when said aloud. It doesn't flow off the tongue.

That's because you're speaking with a British accent. Sounds fine over here HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

Badger

#10
Quote from: bmathison1972 on January 25, 2020, 12:20:49 AM
Quote from: animaltoyforum on January 24, 2020, 02:28:28 PM

Done, added to this topic. I also added a third option, Chinanimals.

I find it difficult to decide, because 'Chinamals' looks better on paper, but doesn't sound right when said aloud. It doesn't flow off the tongue.

That's because you're speaking with a British accent. Sounds fine over here HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

I live in the UK and 'Chinamals' sounds perfectly fine to me when spoken  :P
(a.k.a. Ravonium, on the DTF and STS)

animaltoyforum

Quote from: Badger on January 25, 2020, 12:40:07 AM
Quote from: bmathison1972 on January 25, 2020, 12:20:49 AM
Quote from: animaltoyforum on January 24, 2020, 02:28:28 PM

Done, added to this topic. I also added a third option, Chinanimals.

I find it difficult to decide, because 'Chinamals' looks better on paper, but doesn't sound right when said aloud. It doesn't flow off the tongue.

That's because you're speaking with a British accent. Sounds fine over here HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

I live in the UK and 'Chinamals' sounds perfectly fine to me when spoken  :P

It doesn't sound as satisfying as 'Chanimals' though, right? O:-)

I think it's because the word 'animal' is lost in 'Chinamals', whereas the word China is lost in 'Chanimals'.

Chinasaur sounds like dinosaur so it works well.
Similarly, Chanimal sounds like animal so it works well, in the same way.
But Chinamal sounds like...China-mal. So it doesn't work as well.

It is probaby just me!  :-[


animaltoyforum

I must be the only one who voted for Chanimals.  :P


postsaurischian

 No, you're not ;D .
To me Chinamals sounds too much like China Mail.


Quote from: animaltoyforum on June 04, 2018, 04:02:59 PM
Urgh! I even used it myself! http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=35.msg1181#msg1181

My poor memory!  :-[


  :)) Ha, ha! And you're not even 40, are you?

animaltoyforum

Quote from: postsaurischian on January 30, 2020, 01:47:00 PM
No, you're not ;D .
To me Chinamals sounds too much like China Mail.


Quote from: animaltoyforum on June 04, 2018, 04:02:59 PM
Urgh! I even used it myself! http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=35.msg1181#msg1181

My poor memory!  :-[


  :)) Ha, ha! And you're not even 40, are you?

This year. And Alzheimers runs in my family, it's the reason @bugsnapz no longer posts here. :(

But, I'm glad I'm not alone in thinking Chanimals sounds better!


postsaurischian

#15
Quote from: animaltoyforum on January 30, 2020, 02:31:19 PM
Quote from: postsaurischian on January 30, 2020, 01:47:00 PM
Quote from: animaltoyforum on June 04, 2018, 04:02:59 PM
Urgh! I even used it myself! http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=35.msg1181#msg1181

My poor memory!  :-[


  :)) Ha, ha! And you're not even 40, are you?

This year. And Alzheimers runs in my family, it's the reason @bugsnapz no longer posts here. :(

  :-[  Oh sorry, I wasn't thinking of something like that. I thought I was just joking because you're still much younger than me.

animaltoyforum

Quote from: postsaurischian on January 30, 2020, 06:07:06 PM
Quote from: animaltoyforum on January 30, 2020, 02:31:19 PM
Quote from: postsaurischian on January 30, 2020, 01:47:00 PM
Quote from: animaltoyforum on June 04, 2018, 04:02:59 PM
Urgh! I even used it myself! http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=35.msg1181#msg1181

My poor memory!  :-[


  :)) Ha, ha! And you're not even 40, are you?

This year. And Alzheimers runs in my family, it's the reason @bugsnapz no longer posts here. :(

  :-[  Oh sorry, I wasn't thinking of something like that. I thought I was just joking because you're still much younger than me.

It's fine, I realised it was a joke, I didn't mean to turn it all serious! :)