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What's the technical or slang term for humanized inanimate objects?

 
 
Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2011 10:54 am
In cartoons, they call humanized animal characters, or funny animals, or anthropormorphic animals furries.

What is the slang or technical term for humanized inanimate objects?

Like:

http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/homepage/students/Chang-Schneider/Pictures/Mr.%20Peanut.bmp
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_2r6lrKXAJvQ/SJMsunc10RI/AAAAAAAAAbI/c-YLkhGxqq8/s400/california%2Braisins.jpg ?
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2011 11:07 am
an·thro·po·mor·phism (nthr-p-môrfzm)
n.
The attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to nonhuman organisms or inanimate objects
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2011 11:10 am
@boomerang,
Yes-I am an artist. You DON'T have to tell me that. Neutral
Francis
 
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Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2011 11:37 am
@boomerang,
Quote:
Prosopopoeia:
This term also refers to a figure of speech in which an animal or inanimate object is ascribed human characteristics or is spoken of in anthropomorphic language
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2011 11:38 am
@JGoldman10,
then why did you ask,

as to the question, i'm not sure there is a generic term other than anthropomorphism, there are specific things like furries i guess, the california raisins are basically caricatures of a soul singing group
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2011 11:48 am
@djjd62,
I am asking what term applies to anthropomorphic inanimate objects. I grew up with thr Raisins- I know who they are.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2011 11:57 am
@JGoldman10,
from wiki
The California Raisins were a fictional rhythm and blues musical group as well as advertising and merchandising characters composed of anthropomorphized raisins based on black caricatures. Instead of black the raisins were varying shades of purple. Lead vocals were sung by musician Buddy Miles. The California Raisins concept experienced high popularity in the mid-to-late 1980s.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2011 12:48 pm
@djjd62,
That still doesn't answer my question. Is there a technical or slang term ARTISTS use to describe anthroporphic inanimate objects?
LionTamerX
 
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Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2011 12:50 pm
@JGoldman10,
Dildo.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 30 Apr, 2011 12:53 pm
@LionTamerX,
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/DildoNewfoundland.jpg/200px-DildoNewfoundland.jpg
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zodemknows
 
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Reply Tue 10 Dec, 2013 08:35 am
@JGoldman10,
You keep on saying that word. . . I do not think it means what you think it means.
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