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30th Mar '18 7:12:01 AM DanteVin
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** ''FanNickname/GranblueFantasy''
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** FanNickname/StevenUniverse
26th Mar '18 9:12:50 PM nombretomado
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* [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir The Fresh Prince of]] [[{{Hamlet}} Denmark]].
* Enjolras's [[IconicOutfit red-and-gold vest]] in ''LesMiserables'' sometimes goes by the affectionate nickname "the Red Vest of Doom."

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* [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir The Fresh Prince of]] [[{{Hamlet}} [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Denmark]].
* Enjolras's [[IconicOutfit red-and-gold vest]] in ''LesMiserables'' ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' sometimes goes by the affectionate nickname "the Red Vest of Doom."
14th Mar '18 10:58:03 PM luisedgarf
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** The former PRD presidential candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador: "El Pejelagarto" (The Gar Fish) since he's from the Southern state of Tabasco and the gars are from that state, and due of his thick Southern accent. He's also nicknamed (in a very derogative way) as "El Pejendejo" ("The Gar Idiot")

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** The former PRD presidential and now (at 2018) current MORENA presidential candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador: "El Pejelagarto" (The Gar Fish) since he's from the Southern state of Tabasco and the gars are from that state, and due of his thick Southern accent. He's also nicknamed (in a very derogative way) as "El Pejendejo" ("The Gar Idiot")
10th Mar '18 7:58:14 PM KYCubbie
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* UsefulNotes/RichardNixon is almost just as commonly called Dick Nixon, or "Tricky Dick." He received that nickname back in 1950, when he ran for the Senate. The fact that the word also refers to a penis is not lost on the people who call him this.

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* UsefulNotes/RichardNixon is almost just as commonly called Dick Nixon, or "Tricky Dick." Dick". He received that nickname back in 1950, when he ran for the Senate. The fact that the word also refers to a penis is not lost on the people who call him this.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Saeed_al-Sahhaf Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf]], the [[http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/ Information Minister]] under Saddam Hussein, was referred to by commentators as "Baghdad Bob" and "Comical Ali" for his famously messy press confrences where he would claim victory was imminent for Iraqi forces fighting against the United States of America, despite things like gunfire being audible in the distance as he talked.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Saeed_al-Sahhaf Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf]], the [[http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/ Information Minister]] under Saddam Hussein, was referred to by commentators as "Baghdad Bob" and "Comical Ali" for his famously messy press confrences conferences where he would claim victory was imminent for Iraqi forces fighting against the United States of America, States, despite things like gunfire being audible in the distance as he talked.



** Sir John A [=MacDonald=] = "Old Tomorrow"

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** Sir John A A. [=MacDonald=] = "Old Tomorrow"



** Jean Chretien always stylied himself "''Le Petit Gars de Shawinigan''" ("The Little Guy from Shawinigan"), but this was never really popularly used. The term "Shawinigan Handshake," however, is universally used to describe throttling a protestor with his bare hands.

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** Jean Chretien Chrétien always stylied styled himself "''Le Petit Gars de Shawinigan''" ("The Little Guy from Shawinigan"), but this was never really popularly used. The term "Shawinigan Handshake," Handshake", however, is universally used to describe throttling a protestor with his bare hands.



** Barry Soetoro is more of a Conspiracy Theory bait than it is a fan nickname. Supposedly, Barack Obama is really Barry Soetoro, a Kenyan National brainwashed to become a manchurian candidate by the Democratic party. It spins off of an internet hoax on a fake birth certificate created by photoshoppers to troll Birthers like Orly Taitz. The fake was so real, it actually made its way around conspiracy circles, being mentioned on Alex Jones' infowars, [=PrisonPlanet=], and Coast to Coast AM.

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** Barry Soetoro is more of a Conspiracy Theory bait than it is a fan nickname. Supposedly, Barack Obama is really Barry Soetoro, a Kenyan National brainwashed to become a manchurian candidate Manchurian Candidate by the Democratic party. It spins off of an internet hoax on a fake birth certificate created by photoshoppers to troll Birthers like Orly Taitz. The fake was so real, it actually made its way around conspiracy circles, being mentioned on Alex Jones' infowars, Infowars, [=PrisonPlanet=], and Coast to Coast AM.''Radio/CoastToCoastAM''.



** The Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (R/R) campaign is often called "Rolls-Royce" by detractors since the candidates are perceived to be pandering to the upper class.
* [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope Francis]] is nicknamed in Latin America as ''Papancho'', being a portmanteau of the Spanish word for ''Pope'' (Papa) and the diminutive form of the Spanish version of his name, ''Francisco'' (Pancho)

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** The Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (R/R) campaign is was often called "Rolls-Royce" by detractors since the candidates are were perceived to be pandering to the upper class.
* [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope Francis]] is nicknamed in Latin America as ''Papancho'', being a portmanteau of the Spanish word for ''Pope'' (Papa) and the diminutive form of the Spanish version of his name, ''Francisco'' (Pancho)(Pancho).



* Similarly, UsefulNotes/BenjaminNetanyahu is often called "Bibi".



* Some Brazilians presidents even sign with their nickname since they are more known by it than their real name. Happened to Lula (Luis Inácio da Silva) and Jango (João Goulart).

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* Some Brazilians presidents even sign with their nickname since they are more known by it than their real name. Happened to Lula (Luis Inácio da Silva) Silva, who eventually changed his name to add "Lula" after Inácio) and Jango (João Goulart).



* UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}: Most of these are coined by right-wing radio host [[TheNicknamer Federico Jimenez Losantos]] and had been appropriated by the mainstream whether they actually like him or not.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}: Most of these are coined by right-wing radio host [[TheNicknamer Federico Jimenez Jiménez Losantos]] and had been appropriated by the mainstream whether they actually like him or not.



** Minister for Taxes, Cristóbal Motoro: {{Dracula}}; [[TheSimpsons Charles Montgomery Burns]], [[OurVampiresAreDifferent The Vampire]]
** Former Mayor of Madrid and Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz Gallardón: [[TheAntichrist Son of Satan]], [[{{Egopolis}} The Pharaoh]] (When Mayor), [[TheSimpsons Waylon Smithers]]
** Former Prime Minister Felipe González: Mister X[[labelnote:Explanation]]The counter-terrorist black ops group known as the GAL who murdered terrorists in the early nineties and was, supposedly, an independent group were proved to have received government fundings and it's members referred to its backer as Mr X, who allegedly was Felipe González. The PM's links to the group couldn't be proved but the funding was, prompting the dimission of the Minister of the Interior José Barrionuevo and the Secretary of State Rafael Vera and their subsequent judicial charges. The whole thing was one of the many issues that contributed to the conservative People's Party to win the elections in 1996 after fifteen years of socialist terms with Gonzalez in charge[[/labelnote]]

** Former Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero: Zapatitos (Little Shoes, coined by the spanish version of [[SpittinImage]]; Pancartero (Bannerman, for his Social Justice approach of leading opposition), Disney/{{Bambi}}, Series/MrBean, El Bobo Solemne (The Dignified Dunce), El Planetario (For a poorly thought speech where his first meeting with UsefulNotes/BarackObama after strained relations with UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush was defined as "A Planetary Meeting between two great leaders for the world to see"); Sosoman (Boring-man); ZP (Zapatero Presidente, Campaign Slogan)

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** Minister for Taxes, Cristóbal Motoro: {{Dracula}}; [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Charles Montgomery Burns]], [[OurVampiresAreDifferent The Vampire]]
** Former Mayor of Madrid and Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz Gallardón: [[TheAntichrist Son of Satan]], [[{{Egopolis}} The Pharaoh]] (When Mayor), [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Waylon Smithers]]
** Former Prime Minister Felipe González: Mister X[[labelnote:Explanation]]The counter-terrorist black ops group known as the GAL who murdered terrorists in the early nineties and was, supposedly, an independent group were proved to have received government fundings and it's its members referred to its backer as Mr X, who allegedly was Felipe González. The PM's links to the group couldn't be proved but the funding was, prompting the dimission of the Minister of the Interior José Barrionuevo and the Secretary of State Rafael Vera and their subsequent judicial charges. The whole thing was one of the many issues that contributed to the conservative People's Party to win the elections in 1996 after fifteen years of socialist terms with Gonzalez in charge[[/labelnote]]

** Former Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Rodríguez Zapatero: Zapatitos (Little Shoes, coined by the spanish version of [[SpittinImage]]; Pancartero (Bannerman, for his Social Justice approach of leading opposition), Disney/{{Bambi}}, Series/MrBean, El Bobo Solemne (The Dignified Dunce), El Planetario (For (for a poorly thought speech where his first meeting with UsefulNotes/BarackObama after strained relations with UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush was defined as "A Planetary Meeting between two great leaders for the world to see"); Sosoman (Boring-man); ZP (Zapatero Presidente, Campaign Slogan)



** Another well-known Russian machine, Mi-24 "Hind" was nicknamed "Crocodile", probably for its distinctive silhouette and nasty "bite". The Mujahadeen referred to it as "The Devil's Chariot" for its lethal effectiveness.

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** Another well-known Russian machine, Mi-24 "Hind" was nicknamed "Crocodile", probably for its distinctive silhouette and nasty "bite". The Mujahadeen Mujahideen referred to it as "The Devil's Chariot" for its lethal effectiveness.



** The Douglas [=A3D=] Skywarrior was by far the largest plane ever deployed from a carrier (excluding experiments involving resupplying carriers with C-130 transport aircraft, which did make successful takeoffs), thus the nickname "Whale." When reconfigured for electronic countermeasures, it became known as the "Electric Whale." And, since it had a crew of three and no ejection seats, it was also referred to as "All Three Dead."
** A Popular Mechanics issue from the early nineties had its main article dedicated to the (still widely popular in media back then) F-14 Tomcat. In it, it was revealed that the pilots from the aircraft carriers had nicknamed such fighter "The Turkey" and preferred to fly the F/A-18 Hornets.

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** The Douglas [=A3D=] Skywarrior was by far the largest plane ever deployed from a carrier (excluding experiments involving resupplying carriers with C-130 transport aircraft, which did make successful takeoffs), thus the nickname "Whale." "Whale". When reconfigured for electronic countermeasures, it became known as the "Electric Whale." Whale". And, since it had a crew of three and no ejection seats, it was also referred to as "All Three Dead."
Dead".
** A Popular Mechanics ''Popular Mechanics'' issue from the early nineties had its main article dedicated to the (still widely popular in media back then) F-14 Tomcat. In it, it was revealed that the pilots from the aircraft carriers had nicknamed such fighter "The Turkey" and preferred to fly the F/A-18 Hornets.



** The F/A-18C Hornet is also known as "The Bug" due to it's official name and it's bubble canopy. The introduction of the heavily upgraded and enlarged F/A-18E/F Super Hornet has also caused it to be called the "Baby Hornet" at times. The F/A-18E/F is nicknamed "the Rhino" instead.

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** The F/A-18C Hornet is also known as "The Bug" due to it's its official name and it's its bubble canopy. The introduction of the heavily upgraded and enlarged F/A-18E/F Super Hornet has also caused it to be called the "Baby Hornet" at times. The F/A-18E/F is nicknamed "the Rhino" instead.



** The US 'Kidd' class destroyers were originally built under a contract with the Shah of Iran, which was canceled pretty quickly when the Iranian revolution took place in 1979. The destroyers were instead completed and put into US service and where they were known as the "Ayatollah class". Also, due to their naming convention, they were sometimes called the "Dead Admiral class".
** The USS Missouri was one of the top battleships of WWII. It was affectionately nicknamed "The Mighty Mo."
** In a humorous twist on this, the modern guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) is also known as "The Mighty Moo".
** ''USS Enterprise'' (CVN-65) is also known as the ''Mobile Chernobyl'' due mainly to the fact that she is powered by ''eight'' nuclear reactors, more than any other ship ever built. [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime The designers figured that she'd need as many reactors as a conventional ship would need boilers.]] The later nuclear-powered carriers of ''Nimitz'' class use much more advanced reactors, getting just as much power out of only two. She is also known as:

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** The US 'Kidd' ''Kidd'' class destroyers were originally built under a contract with the Shah of Iran, which was canceled pretty quickly when the Iranian revolution took place in 1979. The destroyers were instead completed and put into US service and where they were known as the "Ayatollah class". Also, due to their naming convention, they were sometimes called the "Dead Admiral class".
** The USS Missouri ''Missouri'' was one of the top battleships of WWII. It was affectionately nicknamed "The Mighty Mo."
** In a humorous twist on this, the modern guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens ''Cowpens'' (CG 63) is also known as "The Mighty Moo".
** ''USS Enterprise'' USS ''Enterprise'' (CVN-65) is also known as the ''Mobile Chernobyl'' due mainly to the fact that she is powered by ''eight'' nuclear reactors, more than any other ship ever built. [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime The designers figured that she'd need as many reactors as a conventional ship would need boilers.]] The later nuclear-powered carriers of ''Nimitz'' class use much more advanced reactors, getting just as much power out of only two. She is also known as:



*** "The Big E", a nickname shared by her World War II predecessor, USS Enterprise (CV-6).

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*** "The Big E", a nickname shared by her World War II predecessor, USS Enterprise ''Enterprise'' (CV-6).



** {{Creator/ABC}} is sometimes called "The Alphabet Network" because of it's name alone.

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** {{Creator/ABC}} is sometimes called "The Alphabet Network" because of it's its name alone.



** Creator/FoxNewsChannel: "Faux News: False and Biased" because of the network's very right-wing slant despite their own claims of being "fair and balanced." Also given the tag line "We Distort...You Comply" (its actual tag was "We Report...You Decide").

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** Creator/FoxNewsChannel: "Faux News: False and Biased" because of the network's very right-wing slant despite their own claims of being "fair and balanced." balanced". Also given the tag line "We Distort...You Comply" (its actual tag was "We Report...You Decide").
10th Mar '18 3:05:49 PM TimeLordVictorious
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** Daddy Sakurai - Creator/MasahiroSakurai.
3rd Mar '18 11:08:13 PM XenMon2
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** The strip has quite a few, actually: Saint Lisa, Mopey Pete, Boy Lisa (or Duhrin), Cancerdeathville, etc. Even the author himself, Tom Batiuk, has a few with "TomBat" and "Batominc" (as in "BATOM, Inc.") being the most popular. In fact, nearly everyone and everything has a fan nickname - an inevitability when the only readership a strip has are people intent on mocking it relentlessly.

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** The strip has quite a few, actually: Saint Lisa, Mopey Pete, Boy Lisa (or Duhrin), Cancerdeathville, etc. Even the author himself, Tom Batiuk, has a few with "TomBat" "Tombat" and "Batominc" (as in "BATOM, Inc.") being the most popular. In fact, nearly everyone and everything has a fan nickname - an inevitability when the only readership a strip has are people intent on mocking it relentlessly.
3rd Mar '18 11:07:20 PM XenMon2
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** Masky McDeath's most famous victim is conventionally referred to as "Dead Lisa," due to her main purpose in the script being to be dead. Screenwriting duo Pete and Darin are commonly referred to as "Mopey Pete" and "Boy Lisa" (due to his resemblance to and unhealthy obsession with his late "bio-mom"), respectively ("Boy Lisa" is sometimes switched out with "Duhrin" too). The town of Westview, Ohio, is "Cancerdeathville." The strip itself is often referred to as "Funky Cancercancer" and variants thereof. The author himself, Tom Batiuk, is widely referred to as "TomBat" "or "Batominc" (as in "BATOM, Inc.). In fact, nearly everyone and everything has a fan nickname - an inevitability when the only readership a strip has are people intent on mocking it relentlessly.

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** Masky McDeath's most famous victim is conventionally referred to as "Dead Lisa," due to her main purpose in the script being to be dead. Screenwriting duo Pete and Darin are commonly referred to as "Mopey Pete" and "Boy Lisa" (due to his resemblance to and unhealthy obsession with his late "bio-mom"), respectively ("Boy Lisa" is sometimes switched out with "Duhrin" too). The town of Westview, Ohio, is "Cancerdeathville." The strip itself is often referred to as "Funky Cancercancer" and variants thereof. The has quite a few, actually: Saint Lisa, Mopey Pete, Boy Lisa (or Duhrin), Cancerdeathville, etc. Even the author himself, Tom Batiuk, is widely referred to as has a few with "TomBat" "or and "Batominc" (as in "BATOM, Inc.).") being the most popular. In fact, nearly everyone and everything has a fan nickname - an inevitability when the only readership a strip has are people intent on mocking it relentlessly.
28th Feb '18 11:59:02 PM XenMon2
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** Masky McDeath's most famous victim is conventionally referred to as "Dead Lisa," due to her main purpose in the script being to be dead. Screenwriting duo Pete and Darin are commonly referred to as "Mopey Pete" and "Boy Lisa" (due to his resemblance to and unhealthy obsession with his late "bio-mom"), respectively ("Boy Lisa" is sometimes switched out with "Duhrin" too). The town of Westview, Ohio, is "Cancerdeathville." The strip itself is often referred to as "Funky Cancercancer" and variants thereof. The author himself, Tom Batiuk, is widely referred to as "TomBat" "or "Batominc" (as in "BATOM, Inc.). In fact, nearly everyone and everything has a fan nickname - an inevitability when the only readership a strip has are people intent on mocking it relentlessly.
24th Feb '18 8:49:01 PM nombretomado
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* Australian free-to-air television network {{SBS}}, jokingly said to stand for "Sex Between Soccer", or "Sex, Blood and Soccer".

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* Australian free-to-air television network {{SBS}}, Creator/{{SBS}}, jokingly said to stand for "Sex Between Soccer", or "Sex, Blood and Soccer".
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