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13th Jun '16 11:28:13 AM Diask
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Military people, [[TruthInTelevision real]] or fictional, have a macabre (and often hilarious) tendency to give cutesy nicknames to some truly nasty and often lethal hardware. This trope does for weapons what FluffyTheTerrible and {{Fluffy Tamer}}s do for the animal kingdom, with possibly a little bit of overlap with ICallItVera.

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Military people, [[TruthInTelevision real]] or fictional, have a [[BlackComedy macabre (and often hilarious) hilarious)]] tendency to give cutesy nicknames to some truly nasty and often lethal hardware. This trope does for weapons what FluffyTheTerrible and {{Fluffy Tamer}}s do for the animal kingdom, with possibly a little bit of overlap with ICallItVera.



* ''EndersGame'': I give you the Molecular Detachment Device, capable quite literally of destroying whole planets. Also known as the Little Doctor or Doctor Device, for M.D. Device.

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* ''EndersGame'': I give you ''Literature/EndersGame'' features the Molecular Detachment Device, capable quite literally of destroying whole planets. Also known as the Little Doctor or Doctor Device, for M.D. Device.



* The TropeNamer is, of course, the "Bouncing Betty". On the off chance there's actually someone here who doesn't know what a Bouncing Betty is, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-mine this article]] at TheOtherWiki should bring you up to speed...

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* The TropeNamer is, of course, is the "Bouncing Betty". On the off chance there's actually someone here who doesn't know what a Bouncing Betty is, TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-mine this article]] at TheOtherWiki should bring you up to speed...speed]]...



** One of the first tanks imported in volume from the USA was initially called "The Honey" because it was a delight to drive and maintain. British generals fretted that having two main battle tanks with names like ''Valentine'' and ''Honey'' suggested the men weren't getting the idea about it being a war. [[note]]After some thought, the British generals initiated a system where American tanks were named after cavalry generals of the American Civil War (if they were the smaller faster light tanks) or infantry generals (if they were the heavier infantry tanks). Thus the Honey became the ''General Stuart'', closely followed by the Lee, Grant and Sherman. This naming principle so impressed American authorities that it initiated the naming ssytem for American tanks that persists today. [[/note]]

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** One of the first tanks imported in volume from the USA was initially called "The Honey" because it was a delight to drive and maintain. British generals fretted that having two main battle tanks with names like ''Valentine'' and ''Honey'' suggested the men weren't getting the idea about it being a war. [[note]]After some thought, the British generals initiated a system where American tanks were named after cavalry generals of the American Civil War (if they were the smaller faster light tanks) or infantry generals (if they were the heavier infantry tanks). Thus the Honey became the ''General Stuart'', closely followed by the Lee, Grant and Sherman. This naming principle so impressed American authorities that it initiated the naming ssytem for American tanks that persists today. [[/note]]\n[[/note]]
7th Jun '16 3:13:02 PM erana
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** The Finns developed [[TakeThat "a drink to go with the main course"]] - [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molotov_cocktail Molotov Cocktail]]

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** The Finns developed gave name to [[TakeThat "a drink to go with the main course"]] - [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molotov_cocktail Molotov Cocktail]]
7th Jun '16 9:17:50 AM Doug86
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* Towards the end of WorldWarII, the Americans introduced a large air-launched rocket (11 inches in diameter, with a 148 pound explosive warhead) designed for knocking out bunkers. It was known as "[[Literature/AChristmasCarol Tiny Tim]]".

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* Towards the end of WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Americans introduced a large air-launched rocket (11 inches in diameter, with a 148 pound explosive warhead) designed for knocking out bunkers. It was known as "[[Literature/AChristmasCarol Tiny Tim]]".
2nd Jun '16 7:58:55 AM Doug86
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* The spear of Gil-Galad, ''Aiglos'' (literally "snow-point", or rather "icicle") in JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.

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* The spear of Gil-Galad, ''Aiglos'' (literally "snow-point", or rather "icicle") in JRRTolkien's Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
27th Apr '16 3:43:51 AM alchixinren
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* The most portable nuclear weapon system ever invented, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett_%28nuclear_device%29 Davy Crockett]].


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* The most portable nuclear weapon system ever invented, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett_%28nuclear_device%29 Davy Crockett]].
27th Apr '16 3:41:31 AM alchixinren
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* The most portable nuclear weapon system ever invented, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett_%28nuclear_device%29 Davy Crockett]].
19th Apr '16 12:50:57 AM HiddenWindshield
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* Funky Boy is a "[[WeaponOfMassDestruction bio weapon]]" from ''Anime/{{Redline}}''. In other words, it's a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shape-shifting]] [[BodyHorror blob]] of yellow matter [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever the size of an aircraft carrier]], which can [[CurbStompBattle wipe out an entire army in one shot]] and [[spoiler:survive a blast from a {{kill sat}}]], all while [[EldritchAbomination still in it's infant stage]].

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* Funky Boy is a "[[WeaponOfMassDestruction bio weapon]]" "bio weapon" from ''Anime/{{Redline}}''. the ''Anime/{{Redline}}'' world. In other words, it's a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shape-shifting]] [[LovecraftianSuperpower Lovecraftian]] [[BodyHorror blob]] of [[NightmareFuel yellow matter matter]] the size of [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever the size of an aircraft carrier]], which can [[CurbStompBattle wipe out an entire army in one shot]] scream a {{wave motion gun}} and [[spoiler:survive a blast from a {{kill sat}}]], all while [[EldritchAbomination still in it's its infant stage]].
2nd Apr '16 8:06:14 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Funky Boy is a "[[WeaponOfMassDestruction bio weapon]]" from ''Anime/{{Redline}}''. In other words, it's a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shape-shifting]] [[BodyHorror blob]] of yellow matter [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever the size of an aircraft carrier]], which can [[CurbStompBattle wipe out an entire army in one shot]] and [[spoiler:survive a blast from a {{kill sat}}]], all while [[EldritchAbomination still in it's infant stage]].
12th Mar '16 1:19:09 PM AgProv
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** One of the first tanks imported in volume from the USA was initially called "The Honey" because it was a delight to drive and maintain. British generals fretted that having two main battle tanks with names like ''Valentine'' and ''Honey'' suggested the men weren't getting the idea about it being a war. [[note]]After some thought, the British generals initiated a system where American tanks were named after cavalry genewral of the American Civil War (if they were the smaller faster light tanks) or infantry generals (if they were the heavier infantry tanks). Thus the Honey became the ''General Stuart'', closely followed by the Lee, Grant and Sherman. This naming principle so impressed American authorities that it initiated the naming ssytem for American tanks that persists today. [[/note]]

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** One of the first tanks imported in volume from the USA was initially called "The Honey" because it was a delight to drive and maintain. British generals fretted that having two main battle tanks with names like ''Valentine'' and ''Honey'' suggested the men weren't getting the idea about it being a war. [[note]]After some thought, the British generals initiated a system where American tanks were named after cavalry genewral generals of the American Civil War (if they were the smaller faster light tanks) or infantry generals (if they were the heavier infantry tanks). Thus the Honey became the ''General Stuart'', closely followed by the Lee, Grant and Sherman. This naming principle so impressed American authorities that it initiated the naming ssytem for American tanks that persists today. [[/note]]
12th Mar '16 1:18:11 PM AgProv
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** One of the first tanks imported in volume from the USA was initially called "The Honey" because it was a delight to drive and maintain. British generals fretted that having two main battle tanks with names like ''Valentine'' and ''Honey'' suggested the men weren't getting the idea about it being a war. [[note]]After some thought, the British generals initiated a system where American tanks were named after cavalry genewral of the American Civil War (if they were the smaller faster light tanks) or infantry generals (if they were the heavier infantry tanks). Thus the Honey became the ''General Stuart'', closely followed by the Lee, Grant and Sherman. This naming principle so impressed American authorities that it initiated the naming ssytem for American tanks that persists today. [[/note]]
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