History IAmNotShazam / RealLife

17th Oct '16 7:00:36 AM LaszloZapacik
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* The name of the first emperor of the Roman Empire is generally given as "Augustus". That's actually a title - and indeed, one granted to virtually *all* Roman Emperors.

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* The name of the first emperor of the Roman Empire is generally given as "Augustus". That's actually a title - and indeed, one granted to virtually *all* ''all'' Roman Emperors.


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** The name of Julius Caesar's great rival, Pompey, is generally given as Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. As virtually all prominent Romans had three names, it is often assumed that this was his name. In fact, his name was just Gnaeus Pompeius - Pompey was from humble origins and, unlike most highborn Romans, had no third name. 'Magnus' simply meant 'the Great'.
*** A similar phenomenon occurs with Charlemagne, whose actual name was simply Charles (or 'Karl'). 'Charlemagne' means 'Charles the Great'.
17th Oct '16 6:47:44 AM LaszloZapacik
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** While there is not a scholarly consensus on what exactly it ''does'' mean, "Iscariot" was not Judas' surname. The most popular theory is that it means "from Kerioth", but it is certainly a descriptive term, not a name.
** The name of the man who became known as St Peter, referred to in the Bible as 'Peter' and sometimes 'Simon Peter' was Shimon, anglicised as Simon. 'Peter' was a nickname given to him by Jesus meaning 'rock'. When Jesus addresses him by name, he calls him Simon.
9th Oct '16 7:20:54 PM LaszloZapacik
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* "Genghis Khan" is a title, not a name. His real name was Temüjin.
9th Oct '16 7:06:02 PM LaszloZapacik
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* The name of the first emperor of the Roman Empire is generally given as "Augustus". That's actually a title - and indeed, one granted to virtually *all* Roman Emperors.
** Prior to his accession as Emperor in 27 BCE, historians generally refer to Augustus as 'Octavian'. No-one called him this at the time - his legal name, and the one he was actually known as, was 'Gaius Julius Caesar'. 'Octavianus' was a rarely-used fourth name only really used to distinguish him from his namesake uncle and adoptive father.
** Rome's third Emperor is generally known today as Caligula, but at the time he was known simply as Gaius.
** The title 'Emperor' itself comes from the Latin ''Imperator''. While it was consistently one of the head of state's titles, it simply means "commander" and was never considered their defining or most important title. The more important titles were considered to be ''Princeps'' ('first citizen') in the early Imperial period, ''Dominus'' ('master') in the late imperial period and ''Augustus'' throughout. The later Byzantine Emperors generally used ''Basileus''.
12th Sep '16 3:29:48 PM BackgroundGuy
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* Also "for the record", "Christ" is the Greek-derived word for "anointed" (how you show someone is a king, prophet or [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot both]]). The Aramaic[=/=]Hebrew-sourced version being, of course "[[MessianicArchetype Messiah]]". In either case, "Christ" is '''''NOT''''' Jesus' last name. He probably didn't have one--most people at the time either didn't need one, or if they did it wasn't fixed: he'd just be '...the carpenter' '...from Nazareth', '...the preacher', depending on the circumstances.

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* Also "for the record", "Christ" is the Greek-derived word for "anointed" (how you show someone is a king, prophet or [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot both]]). The Aramaic[=/=]Hebrew-sourced version being, of course "[[MessianicArchetype Messiah]]". In either case, "Christ" is '''''NOT''''' Jesus' last name. He probably didn't have one--most people at the time either didn't need one, or if they did it wasn't fixed: he'd just be '...the carpenter' '...from Nazareth', '...the preacher', depending on the circumstances. If he had one, his full name would probably have been, in Hebrew, "Jesus the son of Joseph".
12th Sep '16 3:26:53 PM BackgroundGuy
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* [[MemeticMutation "I think Halo is a pretty cool guy. Eh kills aleins and doesnt afraid of anything."]]
30th Jul '16 12:31:13 PM nombretomado
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** DavidMitchell on ''Radio/TheUnbelievableTruth'': "You're standing at the bottom of Big Ben--you know what I mean by Big Ben and everyone will write in and say it's not called Big Ben, the tower with the clock in that makes the bongy noise!"

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** DavidMitchell Creator/DavidMitchell on ''Radio/TheUnbelievableTruth'': "You're standing at the bottom of Big Ben--you know what I mean by Big Ben and everyone will write in and say it's not called Big Ben, the tower with the clock in that makes the bongy noise!"
4th Jun '16 3:43:39 PM FurryKef
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* Not many people know that Paul Frank's famous monkey character is actually called Julius, those people actually think he shares his creators name.

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* Not many people know that Paul Frank's famous monkey character is actually called Julius, those people Julius. Others actually think he shares his creators creator's name.
6th Apr '16 2:34:40 PM Penguin883
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* The developers of AVG were known as Grisoft until they changed their name to AVG Technologies in 2008.
24th Feb '16 5:28:29 PM zeldafanjtl
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** Has anyone ever actually gotten this confused? I've never heard of that. Though I have heard plenty refer to the show itself as ''Jon Stewart'', as if it's named after its host.
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