I'm watching an ancient VHS Nintendo made to promote Donkey Kong Country. One of the people keeps referring to extra lives as "free men"
as in "If you do it right you can score a bunch of free men at the end of the level."
@srol i remember this extremely weird terminology. i called them "extra guys"
@wolfteeth I had a friend who called them "mans"
@srol @wolfteeth I vaguely remember this from playing video games before I really knew English, the picture of extra guys was all I had.
@srol I vaguely recall at least one childhood friend saying this and me cringing so hard at it