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5 of the funniest catchphrases in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Jun/2020 23:42

by Brittany Vincent

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The villagers of Animal Crossing: New Horizons each have their own unique set of idiosyncrasies, including some very weird (and very funny) catchphrases. 

Throughout your interactions with characters in the Animal Crossing series, you’ll see some of the funniest catchphrases in New Horizons. Game after game, some faces stay the same, but new potential neighbors keep popping into our virtual lives. They all have their own personalities, likes, and dislikes as well as catchphrases. Some are odd, some are heartwarming, and others are downright hilarious.

Though catchphrases may be changed (and some may be adopted by other villagers), it’s so much more fun to leave them exactly as-is. Because we love interacting with each and every unique character that we meet in-game just like you do, we thought it’d be fun to put together a list of some of the funniest catchphrases in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Ranging from fun to outright puzzling, here are five of the best.

Aurora

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' villagers includes Aurora, who has a very unique phrase.
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Aurora’s catchphrase is reminiscent of a chilly little penguin.

Aurora is a little penguin friend who’s a bit timid, and this nervous phrase fits perfectly with this chill little chick . She’s seemingly freezing, and as such her catchphrase is “baby,” but it comes out as “b-b-baby.” As a normal villager, she doesn’t have a particular affectation in terms of her personality, but it sure is cute and giggle-inducing to think she’s standing there shivering every time she says her catchphrase.

It also raises a serious question: aren’t penguins used to the cold weather? And why is Aurora so cold standing in the middle of an island paradise? Maybe she’s just gotten so acclimated to being in the cold that this phrase simply comes naturally to her now. Either way, it always puts a smile on our faces.

Bob

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Bob is a fan favorite.
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Bob’s catchphrase is unintelligible, but so him.

Everyone loves Bob. But what’s up with his catchphrase, “pthhpth”? We’re going to go out on a limb here and go by the old Animal Crossing E-reader card (thanks, Animal Crossing Wiki!) and say it’s because he tends to spit a lot when he talks. That doesn’t make trying to say this bit of onomatopoeia any less hilarious.

This lazy purple cat drifts around town with half-closed eyes and loves to chill out. But we lose all our chill every time we get into conversation with this cool dude and he, well, spits on us. Or he’s coughing up a hairball. It’s hard to say.

Broccolo

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Broccolo has a very different kind of catchphrase.
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Is Broccolo telling you to eat the tunic? Probably.

Broccolo is one gluttonous little mouse, and that at least partially explains his uproarious catchphrase “eat it”. But it definitely doesn’t make things any less awkward then you’re trying to have a conversation with this little guy. Uh, no, Broccolo, we don’t want to eat anything you command us to.

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This food-loving mouse can’t get enough of napping and eating, but he may as well be a comedian with a few well-timed uses of “eat it” in his lexicon. And while Animal Crossing is nothing but innocent and wholesome, this phrase of course does take on a bit of a naughty connotation in the right context.

Coco

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Coco is just a little bit weird.
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Where did Coco even get this phrase from?

Coco is pretty creepy, so adding the phrase “doyoing” makes her a little more approachable. She looks a little strange, but that weird catchphrase kind of reminds us of the gyroids of older Animal Crossing games. Either way, it’s such a weird phrase that we can’t help but giggle when it comes up.

It’s also a word that’s so unlike all the rest of the villagers’ catchphrases that you really have to wonder why it’s thrown in with the rest of the mix. Either way, it’s a laugh riot, especially when you aren’t expecting it. Doyoing!

Tammy

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Tammy can be rude.
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Tammy isn’t playing anymore, ya heard?!

Could this sisterly cub villager named Tammy actually be one of the sassiest of all? She might look lazy and laid back, but she can go from 0-to-100 quicker than the blink of an eye, ya heard? Yes, “ya heard?” is her catchphrase, and we’d honestly have it no other way.

Tammy talks tough, and it shows, especially if you start bullying her. Maybe it’s the fact that she likes to stay up late at night, but she’s always wound up and ready to speak her mind. Just don’t get her around any snooty or cranky villagers who like to spread rumors. Or do just that, because we love to laugh at these crazy animals.

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Why Animal Crossing’s hairstyles are dividing the community

Published: 23/Nov/2020 14:45

by Alice Hearing

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons players appear to be quite divided on one part of the new winter update, as it allowed for a more inclusive range of hairstyles.

On November 19, Nintendo enabled the game’s winter update. Excitement has revolved around new hip reactions that will let them sit on the ground, do workouts and yoga, like many have seen their villagers do on their islands.

The content refresh also includes six new hairstyles: afro, afro puffs, cornrows, buzz cut with faded sides, voluminous curls, and even a bald look. New additions have been a welcome change for people of color playing the game, who wanted to see themselves represented.

Previous versions of the game came under fire for a lack of representation. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, some players were forced to play around with the tan feature to give their characters their actual skin tone.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons hairstyle winter update
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Nintendo added six new hairstyles to the game in its Winter update

While New Horizons finally represents a far wider variety of skin tones, players felt that not enough had been done for representation and even created a petition in August asking for more inclusive hairstyles.

The campaign ended in victory, but the update has actually been dividing the community on Twitter. A debate has erupted as to whether it can be deemed cultural appropriation if white players use some of the new hairstyles.

It all began on the day after the update launched when user stardewleaf tweeted an image of a white in-game character with what they called “Space buns”. It has sparked a huge debate with many people taking offense that a white user was using a hairstyle added to represent people of color.

One user responded: “They’re not space buns, they’re afro puffs made for POC”, while another explained why people had taken offense, adding: “The reason people are p**sed off is because we don’t really have a lot of hair options that represent us in Animal Crossing, and you do. Then you specifically choose that one, despite what you others pick from.”

Another person defended the style, saying: “As a white person with curly hair, these could in fact be what a white girl’s bun looks like. They’re both afro puffs and buns, games are games.”

Several other people commented that they felt the debate as a whole was ridiculous and trivial: “No one who gets mad at another person enjoying a hairstyle in a video game is worth listening to.”

The original tweet now has more than 5,000 responses and the number still continues to grow.

In general terms, the decision to have additional hairstyles and more representation incorporated into the Animal Crossing world has been a popular move.