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12th Mar '16 7:28:52 AM eroock
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->"''I was just thinkin'. About goldfish. Even though they are called 'goldfish' they aren't gold-colored, are they? They are red, right? [[UsefulNotes/GreenIsBlue The 'blue light' on traffic lights too, aren't they green]]? Things like that make me sick...''"

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->"''I ->''"I was just thinkin'. About goldfish. Even though they are called 'goldfish' they aren't gold-colored, are they? They are red, right? [[UsefulNotes/GreenIsBlue The 'blue light' on traffic lights too, aren't they green]]? Things like that make me sick...''""''
6th Jan '16 3:24:04 PM margdean56
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While explanations to misnomers are welcome and encouraged, please resist the urge to make a JustifyingEdit.

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While explanations to for misnomers are welcome and encouraged, please resist the urge to make a JustifyingEdit.
31st Dec '15 10:00:04 PM bt8257
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For ''series'' with nonindicative names, see WordSaladTitle and NeverTrustATitle. For songs, see NonAppearingTitle.
FluffyTheTerrible, DeathbringerTheAdorable, IronicName, and IronicNickname are subtropes of this.

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For ''series'' with nonindicative names, see WordSaladTitle and NeverTrustATitle. For songs, see NonAppearingTitle.
NonAppearingTitle. FluffyTheTerrible, DeathbringerTheAdorable, IronicName, and IronicNickname are subtropes of this.
19th Dec '15 10:13:49 PM Dcoetzee
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In our everyday language we tend to use words that are representative of certain objects or characteristics. On the other hand, we have words or combinations of them whose real meaning has nothing to do with their name. These are known as ''misnomers''.

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In our everyday language we tend to use words that are representative A birthday cake is a cake you eat on your birthday. That makes sense. But a butterfly is not a fly, a peanut is not a nut, and a ten-gallon hat can't even hold one gallon of certain objects or characteristics. On the other hand, we have words liquid. Words or combinations of them words like this whose real meaning has nothing to do with their name. These name are known as ''misnomers''.
5th Nov '15 7:29:41 AM Berrenta
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That's the sort of thing this article would be about if it were a SelfDemonstratingArticle. [[CaptainObvious But it isn't]]. [[AndThatsTerrible That would be silly.]]

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That's the sort of thing this article would be about if it were a SelfDemonstratingArticle. [[CaptainObvious But it isn't]].isn't. [[AndThatsTerrible That would be silly.]]
16th Sep '15 10:39:34 AM EdnaWalker
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FluffyTheTerrible, DeathbringerTheAdorable, and IronicNickname are subtropes of this.

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FluffyTheTerrible, DeathbringerTheAdorable, IronicName, and IronicNickname are subtropes of this.
3rd Sep '15 9:48:32 AM luiz4200
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': [[http://garfield.com/comic/2014-02-08 "Aphrodite"]] isn't a name that fits a mule that "had three legs, a glass eye, and one tooth".
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7th May '15 10:25:41 AM AsForMyHandle
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[-[[caption-width-right:280: Because "South American Cavy Rodent" just doesn't have the same ring to it.]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:280: [-[[caption-width-right:300: Because "South American Cavy Rodent" just doesn't have the same ring to it.]]-]
11th Oct '14 9:48:26 AM MyFinalEdits
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Contrary to ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. See InNameOnly when this trope arguably applies to the title of a derivative work.

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Contrary to ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. See InNameOnly when this trope arguably applies to the title of a derivative work.
22nd Feb '14 9:01:18 PM Elbruno
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->"''I was just thinkin'. About goldfish. Even though they are called 'goldfish' they aren't gold-colored, are they? They are red, right? [[UsefulNotes/GreenIsBlue The 'blue light' on traffic lights too, aren't they green]]? Things like that make me sick...''"\\
-- '''Yuno''', ''Manga/HidamariSketch''

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->"''I was just thinkin'. About goldfish. Even though they are called 'goldfish' they aren't gold-colored, are they? They are red, right? [[UsefulNotes/GreenIsBlue The 'blue light' on traffic lights too, aren't they green]]? Things like that make me sick...''"\\
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'''Yuno''', ''Manga/HidamariSketch''
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