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    #1

    UBOAT

    Dear Friends,
    please help. We just launching our story about
    UBOATS - small funny cartoon characters, who live in the Uboat, traveling around the world, are friendly, outgoing, like fun, move, are very curious and stuck in different stories.
    We will be very appreciate, if you can help us with the name for this characters, how it is better in English:
    UBOATS
    UBOATSMAN or
    UBOATy
    what your ideas are?

    Thanks in advance,
    your opinion is very important for us.

    Anna

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    Re: UBOAT

    You may not realize this, but U-boats were German submarines during WWII. One of them sank the Lusitania, a non-military target, killing 1,198 civilians (and helped sway US public opinion to join the war), so 'u-boat' might not be the best name for a whimsical cartoon.

    It still carries some negative connotations in English.
    Last edited by Skrej; 08-Jun-2015 at 20:23. Reason: typo

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    #3

    Re: UBOAT

    Maybe you could call it "Submariners"
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: UBOAT

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    You may not realize this, but U-boats were German submarines during WWII. One of them sank the Lusitania, a non-military target, killing 1,198 civilians (and helped sway US public opinion to join the war), so 'u-boat' might not be the best name for a whimsical cartoon.

    It still carries some negative connotations in English.
    Not A Teacher

    Just a minor correction U-boats were used both in WWI and WWII, the Lusitania sinking occurred during WWI.

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