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Watermelon
Watermelon


in Scribblenauts Unlimited

Type

Food, Fruit and Veg, Sweet

Behavior

Can be eaten.

Synonyms

Acorn Squash, Alcayota, Ash Gourd, Beligo, Boodagumbala, Calabaza, Cayote, Chilacayote, Chilacayote, Chiverre, Cidra, Fig Leaved Gourd, Malabar Gourd, Pie Melon, Sambo (Scribblenauts only), Shark Fin Melon

Available in

Scribblenauts, Super Scribblenauts, Scribblenauts Remix, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Scribblenauts Unmasked, Scribblenauts Showdown

A Watermelon is the large melonlike fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with smooth green skin, red pulp, and watery juice.

The Controversy

The synonym "Sambo" caused minor controversy as "Sambo" is an offensive slur against Black people, and Black people are stereotypically associated with watermelons. The word was inculed due to the fact the sambo is also one of the many names for Cucurbita ficifolia, a gourd that resembles a watermelon. Jeremiah Slaczka confirmed that there was absolutely no racist intent and that he did not know about the racist slur offhand. However,, the synonym "Sambo" has been removed from subsequent games. An article about the controversy can be found here: http://kotaku.com/5361276/racial-term-in-ds-scribblenauts-unintentional-developer-explains-update

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