History Main / IronicNickname

11th Feb '16 11:06:53 AM TrollBrutal
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* [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson LBJ]] was originally mocked as "Landslide Lyndon" because on his first election to the Senate he won ''very'' narrowly; he won the Texas Democratic primary by 87 votes, in an election where over a million votes were cast statewide. He would eventually win the 1964 Presidential election by a landslide.
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* [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson LBJ]] was originally mocked as "Landslide Lyndon" because because, on his first election to the Senate he won ''very'' narrowly; he narrowly. He won the Texas Democratic primary by 87 votes, in an election where over a million votes were cast statewide. He statewide, and he happily embraced the nickname after winning his seat by a landslide in the State elections, something he would eventually win repeat in the 1964 Presidential election by a landslide.elections.
11th Feb '16 11:00:55 AM TrollBrutal
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* [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson LBJ]] was originally mocked as "Landslide Lyndon" because on his first election to the Senate he won ''very'' narrowly; he won the Texas Democratic primary by 87 votes, in an election where over a million votes were cast statewide. He would eventually win the 1964 Presidential election by a landslide.
7th Feb '16 9:02:07 PM TARINunit9
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-->''Who's faster than Kid Speedy? EVERYBODY!! This little fatso is the slowest poke in the bunch.'' --In-universe advertising
5th Feb '16 10:02:11 PM nombretomado
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* 1960s AustralianRulesFootball strongman (i.e. thug) "Delicate" Des Dickson.
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* 1960s AustralianRulesFootball UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball strongman (i.e. thug) "Delicate" Des Dickson.
28th Jan '16 8:44:37 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Black Boy, who is noticeably paler than most people in the Caribbean, where he most frequently wrestles. He later became better known as Diamante.
3rd Jan '16 12:12:39 PM Doug86
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* Despite being a carpenter by trade, Handy from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' has stumps for arms. The name winds up being both descriptive ''and'' ironic.

* Despite being a carpenter by trade, Handy from ''HappyTreeFriends'' has stumps for arms. The name winds up being both descriptive ''and'' ironic.
1st Jan '16 5:26:52 AM Andyroid
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Nick and Judy end up running afoul of the city's most notorious crime boss, Mr. Big, who is decidedly ''not'' big. He is, in fact, a shrew, in real life one of the smallest species of mammals.
23rd Dec '15 5:21:37 AM Doug86
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* One of Mordecai and Rigby's coworkers in ''RegularShow'' is a fat little guy called Muscle Man. This is a special case because he likes to work out (and at one point turns to protein supplements as a comfort food), his daily tasks are very physically taxing, and he really is quite strong. Eventually it's revealed that he was once a bodybuilder, and that his old nickname stuck with him after he got out of shape.
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* One of Mordecai and Rigby's coworkers in ''RegularShow'' ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' is a fat little guy called Muscle Man. This is a special case because he likes to work out (and at one point turns to protein supplements as a comfort food), his daily tasks are very physically taxing, and he really is quite strong. Eventually it's revealed that he was once a bodybuilder, and that his old nickname stuck with him after he got out of shape.
20th Dec '15 4:52:24 PM Snicka
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* Young Fred in ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine''.
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* Young Fred in ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine''.''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' is an elderly man.
14th Dec '15 4:29:52 AM humanpunk
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** Subverted in the case of the Brotherhood member Mini. He would have Team Finch believe it's because of his large muscular frame, but in fact [[spoiler:it's short for Dominic, which they know as the name of the Brotherhood's leader]].
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