DID YOU KNOW:
The name of the character Kirby is actually a corruption of the original Japanese カービイ (kaabii). This more properly translates into “Curvy,” which we all know is just a euphemism because Japanese society is too polite to call him “fat.”
Someone should add this valuable information to Wikipedia. Go on, do it. Be a hero.
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Makes complete sense, but where did this fact come from?
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That’s not true, when this 215 lb gaijin was in Japan, I had no shortage of people calling me “large man!” So then “Kirby” is just coincidentally connected to the famous vacuum?
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He used katakana to indicate a foreign word that has been “Japanesed”. It checks out!
I used to think he was named for Kirby Vacuums.
“Varia” sounds similar to “Barrier” to a Japanese person. Varia sounds a lot more exotic than Barrier though.
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