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17th Nov '17 3:05:54 AM jormis29
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-->"You don't spell it like Walter Pidgeon. You spell it like 'Coo-Coo' Pigeon."

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-->"You don't spell it like Walter Pidgeon.Creator/WalterPidgeon. You spell it like 'Coo-Coo' Pigeon."
19th Oct '17 6:31:27 AM CosmicFerret
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* George Stobbart of ''BrokenSword'' is fond of introducing himself as "[[BondJamesBond Stobbart - George Stobbart]]. That's two b's, and two t's". This tends to just confuse people, as while there ''are'' two t's, they're non-consecutive.

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* George Stobbart of ''BrokenSword'' ''VideoGame/BrokenSword'' is fond of introducing himself as "[[BondJamesBond Stobbart - George Stobbart]]. That's two b's, and two t's". This tends to just confuse people, as while there ''are'' two t's, they're non-consecutive.
19th Sep '17 2:18:53 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' has a weird example - Master Xehanort's plan is to create a superweapon with a PunnyName: [[spoiler: the "X-blade", which uses the greek letter "Chi", making it sound exactly like "Keyblade"]]. This confuses Ventus, and Xehanort actually interrupts his supervillain speech to clarify, even conjuring a glowing letter as a visual aid. This explanation is only offered in Ventus's storyline, however - in Aqua and Terra's, it's almost like they can read the subtitles and pick up on the difference themselves.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' has a weird example - Master Xehanort's plan is to create a superweapon with a PunnyName: [[spoiler: the "X-blade", which uses the greek letter "Chi", making it sound exactly like "Keyblade"]]. "Keyblade".]] This confuses Ventus, and Xehanort actually interrupts his supervillain speech to clarify, clarify it, even conjuring a glowing letter as a visual aid. This explanation is only offered in Ventus's storyline, however - in Aqua and Terra's, it's almost like they can read the subtitles and pick up on the difference themselves.
12th Aug '17 3:46:02 PM nombretomado
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* Generally averted by {{Spenser}}, who when he gives his name notes that it is spelled with an "s." People who recognize that this is "like the poet" are viewed favorably.

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* Generally averted by {{Spenser}}, Literature/{{Spenser}}, who when he gives his name notes that it is spelled with an "s." People who recognize that this is "like the poet" are viewed favorably.
30th May '17 6:32:17 PM nombretomado
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* Averted rather reasonably on ''TheWestWing'' when Josh asks Donna for information on an Indonesian official named Rahmadi Sumahidjo Bambang. She immediately asks if he can spell the name; he replies "not correctly, no."

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* Averted rather reasonably on ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' when Josh asks Donna for information on an Indonesian official named Rahmadi Sumahidjo Bambang. She immediately asks if he can spell the name; he replies "not correctly, no."
25th Feb '17 8:02:08 PM somebob
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* Averted in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode ''Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E5RememberMe''. Data, being very thorough, goes through every possible spelling variation of Dr Dalen Quaice's name.
18th Oct '16 3:05:51 AM Gareth23
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* Barbara has perhaps the most impressive example of this on ''Series/Gotham''. She's attacked by a terrifying assassin, only ever hears his name, never sees it written, and writes Jim Gordon a note saying she's leaving him. Partly because she's so traumatised by "Zsasz".

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* Barbara has perhaps the most impressive example of this on ''Series/Gotham''.''Series/{{Gotham}}''. She's attacked by a terrifying assassin, only ever hears his name, never sees it written, and writes Jim Gordon a note saying she's leaving him. Partly because she's so traumatised by "Zsasz".
18th Oct '16 3:03:32 AM Gareth23
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* Barbara has perhaps the most impressive example of this on ''Series/Gotham''. She's attacked by a terrifying assassin, only ever hears his name, never sees it written, and writes Jim Gordon a note saying she's leaving him. Partly because she's so traumatised by "Zsasz".
4th Sep '16 11:31:20 AM nombretomado
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* Averted in Creator/LMMontgomery's ''AnneOfGreenGables'' series. Anne often introduces herself as "Anne Shirley. Anne--spelled with an E", to ward off those who would misspell it.

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* Averted in Creator/LMMontgomery's ''AnneOfGreenGables'' ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' series. Anne often introduces herself as "Anne Shirley. Anne--spelled with an E", to ward off those who would misspell it.
19th Aug '16 1:54:39 AM Tre
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* In the "Creator/SciFiChannel original movie" ''Scream of the Banshee,'' two characters watch a video clip of a man who mutters something that sounds like "bean see." One of them jokes that it might be Spanish for "beans, yes" but the other promptly types it into a search engine and - in about two seconds - informs him that it's Gaelic for "banshee." The problem with this is that the "see" part of that Gaelic term is spelled "sidhe", and "bean sidhe" is in any case pronounced "banshee". There's no way she could have Googled it that quickly (if at all) if she didn't already know that.

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* In the "Creator/SciFiChannel Creator/{{Syfy}} [[Film/SyfyOriginalMovie original movie" movie]] ''Scream of the Banshee,'' two characters watch a video clip of a man who mutters something that sounds like "bean see." One of them jokes that it might be Spanish for "beans, yes" but the other promptly types it into a search engine and - in about two seconds - informs him that it's Gaelic for "banshee." The problem with this is that the "see" part of that Gaelic term is spelled "sidhe", and "bean sidhe" is in any case pronounced "banshee". There's no way she could have Googled it that quickly (if at all) if she didn't already know that.
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