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Ti Ta Ma (ちたま Chitama?) is an enemy that appears in Bubble Symphony.

Etymology[]

Ti Ta Ma's name originates from a misreading of the kanji for Chikyū (きゅう?), the Japanese word for "Earth". The "球" kanji (meaning "ball") can be pronounced as both kyū and tama depending on the reading, with the latter spelling being an incorrect way of rendering it in this instance within the context of the word.

The misreading of the word as Chitama was popularized by the manga and anime series Dr. Slump, in which the alien King Nikochan erroneously refers to the Earth by that name in the Japanese version.

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