me, a german: *points at raccoon* washing bear
*points at koala* koala bear
you, unenlightened: *cries* you can't just call everything a bear
me: *points at ant eater* ant bear
@Gargron tbh in Spanish we call ant eaters ant bears too ("oso hormiguero")
@Gargron ...is a mastodon a tutenbär?
Chinese do the same thing.
Racoon -> Washing bear (which is the same)
Koala -> No-tail bear (?)
Panda -> Bear cat (?)
Latin started the trend with “Ursus ursus”
@Gargron don’t forget the famous “cat bear” which neither a cat or a bear
@Gargron we also came up with shield toad, which is friggin’ genius!
@Gargron fly thing.
@Gargron worst word in german is "Brustwarz" 😣
@Gargron Points to *Strawberries* Earth Bears!
*points at you* man bear
@Gargron a bear dipped in latex - Gummi bear!
@Gargron this is what we call them in Finnish as well and I'm about 98.75% sure we have you to blame for it
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