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Rareware’s Inspiration for the Kong Names:

Postby WesternTanager794 » November 30th, 2022, 6:27 am

When Shigeru Miyamoto originally named donkey Kong, he meant donkey as in dumb.

I’d have to check but I don’t think Diddy is a word, but it sounds like giddy.

Dixie refers to the south or the confederacy

Kiddy is self explanatory.

What is everybody else’s opinions on these kongs and all of the other kongs. I’ll be adding more kings soon. :parry:
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Re: Rareware’s Inspiration for the Kong Names:

Postby Super Luigi! » November 30th, 2022, 6:41 am

From what I remember, Diddy is some sort of British word for small. Many of the Kong names also speak for themselves, and here are some examples:

Cranky - He's cranky.
Wrinkly - She's old.
Lanky - He has long arms.
Tiny - She was rather small, but now her name is ironic.
Chunky - He's hefty.
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Re: Rareware’s Inspiration for the Kong Names:

Postby WesternTanager794 » November 30th, 2022, 1:53 pm

I also think that Dixie was partly inspired based on the fact that it indicates the confederacy, that it refers to an out of norms video game girl, like Cranky says, not a token video game princess in needing of saving. Thanks, for the explanation on the word Diddy.

Here's more:

Funky, he's well, Funky!

Klubba, hence the club! Never fight him!

K.rool, Kremling Rule?

What was Snide's name based off? It makes me think of sneer, but that's definitely not it. I'll have to look into that!

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Re: Rareware’s Inspiration for the Kong Names:

Postby WesternTanager794 » December 4th, 2022, 3:02 pm

Snide is a word!
1. Mocking or derogatory in a malicious or ironic way.
2. Making or given to making snide remarks.
3. Tricky; deceptive; contemptible
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