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View Poll Results: Which way do you remember it?
Berenstein Bears 154 77.00%
Berenstain Bears 30 15.00%
I Don't Remember 16 8.00%
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:17 PM   #1
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The Great Berenst#in Bears Debate

So...yea who here remembers them as the Berenstein Bears and who remembers the Berenstain bears?

http://woodbetweenworlds.blogspot.ca...living-in.html

http://www.vice.com/read/the-berenst...llel-universes

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Several theorists in particular think that the Berenst(E)ain Bear conspiracy is proof of the Mandela Effect.

The Mandela Effect is the brainchild of Fiona Broome, and it pulls its name from when a large group of people all had vivid memories of Nelson Mandela dying in prison. A thing that in this timeline, as they say, never happened. The theory reasons that if there is a large population of people who all share a similar false memory then the phenomenon is "related to alternate history and parallel realities."
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This is like totally blowing my mind right now. I am like 99.9% Certain it was Berenstein. Anyone else?
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:30 PM   #2
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It was definitely Berenstein. Though oddly enough, it showed up both ways in my word suggestion box just now as I was typing.
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:32 PM   #3
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My entire family remembers it as Berenstein, this blew my mind too.
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:36 PM   #4
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Funny, they don't look Jewish.

In before racist ban...
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:02 AM   #5
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I really don't get this, of course it's Berensteins.
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:04 AM   #6
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E obv
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:07 AM   #7
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E obv, but way weird it I'm wrong
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:13 AM   #8
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I'm 29 and remember going to BerenstAin Bear land at Cedar Point, 20 years ago.

I always thought it was odd that it was spelled with an A but pronounced as an E.

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Old 08-14-2015, 12:14 AM   #9
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E.
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:37 AM   #10
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have read them to my daughter this week, def with an "e" on that book
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:43 AM   #11
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It really does seem like they avoided using that 3rd 3 to keep away from them possibly being Jewish.
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:54 AM   #12
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I thought it was pronounced "steen" and spelled "stein". Guess I was wrong. Mind not blown.
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:57 AM   #13
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Funny, they don't look Jewish.

In before racist ban...


Stan was Jewish. Jan was Episcopalian. Together they wrote a seemingly endless series of homespun morality tales featuring anthropomorphized cartoon bears.

And now they're both dead.

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Old 08-14-2015, 12:58 AM   #14
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have read them to my daughter this week, def with an "e" on that book
pics or gtfo

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Old 08-14-2015, 01:10 AM   #15
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horrible thread idea, wtf cares
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Old 08-14-2015, 01:13 AM   #16
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Stan was Jewish. Jan was Episcopalian. Together they wrote a seemingly endless series of homespun morality tales featuring anthropomorphized cartoon bears.

And now they're both dead.


Lol. :thumbup:
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Old 08-14-2015, 01:15 AM   #17
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pics or gtfo



My mind is blown. I would have lost the maximum.
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Old 08-14-2015, 01:36 AM   #18
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The right spelling or not, they were amazing!
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Old 08-14-2015, 02:08 AM   #19
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The only reason I know its "a" is that I previously noticed how weird it is that they spelled it that way. I grew up reading those books, always pronounced it "steen," and only noticed the "a" years later.
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Old 08-14-2015, 02:26 AM   #20
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'e'

Ugh, couldn't stand it when my kids had that show on — too sickeningly sweet. Just plain awful.
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Old 08-14-2015, 04:08 AM   #21
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Heh thought obviously e too

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Old 08-14-2015, 04:17 AM   #22
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Re: The Great Berenst#in Bears Debate

I have a photographic memory. It's not to the degree of the guy who can draw the entire city from memory, but it is photographic to some degree. The Memory Explanation doesn't even phase me, I am positive of what I remember.

100% lock **** you I don't even really believe these pictures aren't photoshopped. i am one thousand percent sure i'd bet my life that it was (in the paralell universe or whatever) actually STEIN. i was an avid reader as a child and read these books plenty of times. i'm not sure if alternate reality or what is the cause of it, but i KNOW its stein. I am sure.

The Pronunciation Explanation doesn't even make sense, because I read the books to myself only, not aloud, simply in my head. I lived a sheltered childhood and never was exposed to television. I always pronounced it berenstein. (STEEN). If I had all those years read the word berenstain in my head, I would never pronounce and remember it as STEEN, it would be STAYN.

This has to be a sick joke. There's no way, absolutely no way, it was not stein.

1984 is coming true? We were always at war with eastasia?

Spooky, never trust anything but your own senses, people. My senses don't lie and my gut says something is way the **** off about this.

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Old 08-14-2015, 04:29 AM   #23
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Re: The Great Berenst#in Bears Debate

Here's the thing. I read them as a child. And remember thinking it was 'steen' as I was learning to read. Then I saw the TV show and remember the song "ohhhhh we are the bear-ehn-stain Bears' to the tune of Stars and Stripes Forever and that's when I realized I had been reading it wrong. So I am 100% sure there was a glitch in the matrix here.
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:15 AM   #24
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it's definitely E. everyone who says A is just really good at photoshop
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:27 AM   #25
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The more I read about it, its actually quite interesting. I'm going to try to glitch over to the parallel universe where I have lots of cash.
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