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  • One of my favorite Old-School games ever. There's a theory that the game was supposed to be called "Monkey Kong" and turned to "Donkey Kong" because of an error in translation. There's much more info here if you want to check it out: http://www.arcade-history.com/index.php?page=detail&id=666
  • Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of the character, believed "donkey" meant "stupid" in English, and assumed the name would convey the sense "stupid ape" to an American audience. When he suggested this name to Nintendo of America, he was ridiculed, but the name stuck. ~Wiki ; )

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