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20th May '18 3:13:20 PM Midna
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* This has become a huge problem for {{Roguelike}}s as a whole. Up until the mid-2000s, "roguelike" had a very specific meaning among those that knew it, referring to a niche group turn-based, tile-based dungeon crawling affairs that traced their origins to mainframes in universities and in many cases still preserved the original text-mode graphics. But then games such as ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' and ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' were compared to them, which snowballed into many, many games that incorporate permanent death and randomly generated levels to be referred to or even ''refer to themselves'' as "roguelikes", regardless of their actual gameplay. This has since become the most popular definition, leaving an entire genre without an unambiguous name.

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* This has become a huge problem for {{Roguelike}}s as a whole. Up until the mid-2000s, "roguelike" had a very specific meaning among those that knew it, referring to a niche group turn-based, tile-based dungeon crawling affairs that traced their origins to mainframes in universities and in many cases still preserved the original text-mode graphics. But then games such as ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'', ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' were compared to them, which snowballed into many, many games that incorporate permanent death and randomly generated levels to be referred to or even ''refer to themselves'' as "roguelikes", regardless of their actual gameplay. This has since become the most popular definition, leaving an entire genre without an unambiguous name.
12th May '18 12:48:12 AM LaptopGuy
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** Aberdeen, Washingon: The hometown of Music/{{Nirvana}}'s Music/KurtCobain. Or, to [[UsefulNotes/ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestling]] fans who don't care about Nirvana, the hometown of [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]].

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** Aberdeen, Washingon: The hometown of Music/{{Nirvana}}'s Music/KurtCobain. Or, to [[UsefulNotes/ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestling]] fans who don't care about Nirvana, the hometown of [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Bryan Danielson, a.k.a. Daniel Bryan]].



** Calgary, Alberta: Home of the Hart wrestling family.



** Death Valley, California: Wrestling/TheUndertaker



** Fargo: The film ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' (and its subsequent [[Series/{{Fargo}} TV spinoff]]), which, by the way, doesn't even take place in Fargo!

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** Fargo: Fargo, North Dakota: The film ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' (and its subsequent [[Series/{{Fargo}} TV spinoff]]), which, by the way, doesn't even take place in Fargo!


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** Gainesville, Georgia: The hometown of Wrestling/AJStyles


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** Greenwich, Connecticut: The hometown of Wrestling/TripleH
** Grenoble, France: The hometown of Wrestling/AndreTheGiant


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** Silsbee, Texas: Home of Wrestling/MarkHenry.


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** Venice Beach, California: Hometown of Wrestling/HulkHogan.
9th May '18 5:02:46 AM KYCubbie
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** Winslow, Arizona, USA: The song "Take It Easy" by Music/TheEagles.

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** Winslow, Arizona, USA: The song "Take It Easy" by Music/TheEagles.the Music/{{Eagles}}.



** Yuma, Arizona, USA: ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma1957''.

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** Yuma, Arizona, USA: ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma1957''.''Film/ThreeTenToYuma1957'' and its [[Film/ThreeTenToYuma2007 2007 remake]].
9th May '18 4:58:16 AM KYCubbie
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** Coconute Grove, Miami, Florida, USA: The song "Coconut Grove" by John Sebastian, later recorded by Music/TheLovinSpoonful.

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** Coconute Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, USA: The song "Coconut Grove" by John Sebastian, later recorded by Music/TheLovinSpoonful.



** Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The song ''Copacabana'' by Barry Manilow... which was actually about the the New York City nightclub that took its name from the neighborhood in Rio.

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** Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The song ''Copacabana'' by Barry Manilow... which was actually about the the New York City nightclub that took its name from the neighborhood in Rio.
9th May '18 4:56:27 AM KYCubbie
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** Bremen, Germany: The fairytale ''Literature/TheBremenTownMusicians''

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** Bremen, Germany: The fairytale ''Literature/TheBremenTownMusicians''''Literature/TheBremenTownMusicians''.



** Canton, Ohio: The [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Pro Football]] Hall of Fame.



** Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The song ''Copacabana'' by Barry Manilow... which actually was about the New York City nightclub that took its name from the neighborhood in Rio.

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** Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The song ''Copacabana'' by Barry Manilow... which was actually was about the the New York City nightclub that took its name from the neighborhood in Rio.



** Houston, Texas, USA: Since ''Film/ApolloThirteen'', in itself based on a real life incident it's associated with the phrase: "Houston, we have a problem."

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** Houston, Texas, USA: Since ''Film/ApolloThirteen'', in itself based on a real life incident incident, it's associated with the phrase: "Houston, we have a problem."



** Kwai River, Cambodia: Made famous by Pierre Boulle's book and the Oscar winning film adaptation ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai''.

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** Kwai River, Cambodia: Made famous by Pierre Boulle's book and the Oscar winning Oscar-winning film adaptation ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai''.



** Nürnberg, Germany: ''Opera/DieMeistersingerVonNurnberg''. Or the Nuremberg trials of high-ranking Nazia after WWII, dramatized in ''Film/JudgmentAtNuremberg''.

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** Nürnberg, Germany: ''Opera/DieMeistersingerVonNurnberg''. Or the Nuremberg trials of high-ranking Nazia Nazis after WWII, dramatized in ''Film/JudgmentAtNuremberg''.



** Rhode Island: Location of Quahog, the setting of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** Route 66, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: The song ''"Route 66"'' as well as the ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' films.

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** Rhode Island: Location of Quahog, the setting of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
** Route 66, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: traveling through several western US states: The song ''"Route 66"'' "Route 66" as well as the ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' films.films.
** Saint Tropez, France: ''Film/LeGendarmeDeSaintTropez''.



** San Tropez, France: ''Film/LeGendarmeDeSaintTropez''.
** Santa Barbara, California: ''Series/{{Psych}}''

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** San Tropez, France: ''Film/LeGendarmeDeSaintTropez''.
** Santa Barbara, California: ''Series/{{Psych}}''''Series/{{Psych}}'', or the soap opera ''Santa Barbara''.
9th May '18 4:46:03 AM KYCubbie
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** Aberdeen, Washingon: The hometown of Music/{{Nirvana}}'s Music/KurtCobain.

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** Aberdeen, Washingon: The hometown of Music/{{Nirvana}}'s Music/KurtCobain. Or, to [[UsefulNotes/ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestling]] fans who don't care about Nirvana, the hometown of [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]].



** Appomattox, Virginia: The Appomattox Court House, where the Civil War ended.
** Avignon, France: The song ''"Sur le pont d' Avignon"''.
** Baker Street, London, Great Britain: Supposedly the address of Literature/SherlockHolmes or the eponymous song by Gerry Rafferty.

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** Appomattox, Virginia: The Appomattox Court House, where the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar American Civil War War]] ended.
** Avignon, France: The song ''"Sur le pont d' Avignon"''.
d'Avignon"''.
** Baker Street, London, Great Britain: Supposedly the address of Literature/SherlockHolmes Literature/SherlockHolmes, or the eponymous song by Gerry Rafferty.Music/GerryRafferty.



** Braunau am Inn, Austria: The birthplace of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler

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** Braunau am Inn, Austria: The birthplace of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitlerUsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.



** Burkittsville, Maryland: ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject''.



** Casablanca, Morocco: ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''

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** Casablanca, Morocco: ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.



** Cleveland, Ohio: "Cleveland Rocks", ''Film/MajorLeague'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''.

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** Cleveland, UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}}, Ohio: "Cleveland Rocks", ''Film/MajorLeague'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''.''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''. Or the stomping ground of UsefulNotes/LeBronJames for most of his [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] career.



** Columbine, Colorado: The Columbine massacre of April 20, 1999.

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** Columbine, Colorado: The Columbine UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} massacre of April 20, 1999.



** Copacabana, Brazil: The song ''Copacabana'' by Barry Manilow.
** Corleone, Sicily, Italy: The main family name in ''Film/TheGodfather''
** Cucamonga, California: Made famous by Creator/MelBlanc's train conductor in Creator/JackBenny's radio shows. Also, InherentlyFunnyWord. More recently, ''Series/{{Workaholics}}''
** Dallas, Texas, USA: ''Series/{{Dallas}}''

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** Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The song ''Copacabana'' by Barry Manilow.
Manilow... which actually was about the New York City nightclub that took its name from the neighborhood in Rio.
** Corleone, Sicily, Italy: The main family name in ''Film/TheGodfather''
''Film/TheGodfather''.
** Cucamonga, California: Made famous by Creator/MelBlanc's train conductor in Creator/JackBenny's radio shows. Also, InherentlyFunnyWord. More recently, ''Series/{{Workaholics}}''
''Series/{{Workaholics}}''.
** Dallas, Texas, USA: ''Series/{{Dallas}}''''Series/{{Dallas}}''.



** Dust Bowl, Oklahoma: Music/WoodyGuthrie's album ''Music/DustBowlBallads''.
** El Paso, USA: The song ''El Paso'' by Music/MartyRobbins.

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** Dust Bowl, Oklahoma: Bowl (mostly identified with Oklahoma): Music/WoodyGuthrie's album ''Music/DustBowlBallads''.
** El Paso, Texas, USA: The song ''El Paso'' by Music/MartyRobbins.



** Eugene, Oregon: The University of Oregon; Where most of ''Film/AnimalHouse'' was filmed.

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** Eugene, Oregon: The University of Oregon; Where where most of ''Film/AnimalHouse'' was filmed.



** Fargo: The film ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' (and its subsequent [[Series/{{Fargo}} TV spinoff]]), which, by the way, doesn't even take place in Fargo!.

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** Fargo: The film ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' (and its subsequent [[Series/{{Fargo}} TV spinoff]]), which, by the way, doesn't even take place in Fargo!.Fargo!



** Fucking, Austria: Sharing its name with a curse word. It has become somewhat of an Internet meme, though it actually exists.

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** Fucking, Austria: Sharing its name with a an English-language curse word. It has become somewhat of an Internet meme, though it actually exists.



** Gangnam District, Seoul: The song "Gangnam Style" by Music/{{PSY}}.

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** Gangnam District, Seoul: The song "Gangnam Style" "Music/GangnamStyle" by Music/{{PSY}}.



** Hodgenville, Kentucky: The birthplace of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln.

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** Hodgenville, Kentucky: The town closest to the birthplace of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln.



** Ipanema, Brazil: The song ''The Girl From Ipanema''.

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** Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The song ''The "The Girl From Ipanema''.Ipanema".



** Kenosha, Wisconsin: Birthplace of Creator/OrsonWelles and the famous "Did you ever hear of the Kenosha Kid?" refrain from Literature/GravitysRainbow

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** Kenosha, Wisconsin: Birthplace of Creator/OrsonWelles and the famous "Did you ever hear of the Kenosha Kid?" refrain from Literature/GravitysRainbowLiterature/GravitysRainbow.



** Klondike, Canada: The town where Scrooge [=McDuck=] amassed his first fortune, according to Creator/CarlBarks and Creator/DonRosa's ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' comics.

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** Klondike, Canada: The town where Scrooge [=McDuck=] amassed his first fortune, according to Creator/CarlBarks and Creator/DonRosa's ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' comics. (In real life, a region of Canada's Yukon territory.)



** Leonardo, New Jersey: ''Film/TheViewAskewniverse''
** Lima, Ohio: ''Series/{{Glee}}''

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** Leonardo, New Jersey: ''Film/TheViewAskewniverse''
''Film/TheViewAskewniverse''.
** Lima, Ohio: ''Series/{{Glee}}''''Series/{{Glee}}''.



** Madagascar: [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} The animated film]].

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** Madagascar: [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} The animated film]].film series]].



** Nottingham, England: ''Myth/RobinHood''
** Nürnberg, Germany: ''Opera/DieMeistersingerVonNurnberg''

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** Nottingham, England: ''Myth/RobinHood''
''Myth/RobinHood''.
** Nürnberg, Germany: ''Opera/DieMeistersingerVonNurnberg''''Opera/DieMeistersingerVonNurnberg''. Or the Nuremberg trials of high-ranking Nazia after WWII, dramatized in ''Film/JudgmentAtNuremberg''.



** Philadelphia Museum of Art: ''Film/{{Rocky}}''

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** Philadelphia Museum of Art: ''Film/{{Rocky}}''''Film/{{Rocky}}''.



** Porbandar, India: The birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.
** Prague, Czech Republic: ''Film/TheGolem''
** Pulaski, Tennessee: The birthplace of the original Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

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** Porbandar, India: The birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.
UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi.
** Prague, Czech Republic: ''Film/TheGolem''
''Film/TheGolem''.
** Pulaski, Tennessee: The birthplace of the original Ku Klux Klan UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan (KKK).



** Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA: The birthplace of the second Ku Klux Klan. Ironically, it now has a majority African-American population.



** Verona, Italy: The hometown of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''

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** Verona, Italy: The hometown of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.
18th Apr '18 9:36:06 AM Chasem
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** ''Dragon Ball'' itself gets this from Americans and other English speakers thanks to the divide between the original and American takes, such that it's much easier to find someone to laugh about the Over 9,000 meme than it is to discuss the Wuxia elements in the franchise. This is due to the separation of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' from the [[Anime/DragonBall earlier parts of the story]], and further thanks to the various dubs and script changes in FUNimation's version of the insatiably popular ''Z''. [[Anime/DragonBallKai Until]] [[Anime/DragonBallSuper recently]], the Japanese and American versions of the show were very different, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks with mixed]] [[BrokenBase results]].

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** ''Dragon Ball'' itself gets this from Americans and other English speakers thanks to the divide between the original and American takes, such that it's much easier to find someone to laugh about the Over 9,000 meme than it is to discuss the Wuxia elements in the franchise. This is due to the separation of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' from the [[Anime/DragonBall earlier parts of the story]], and further thanks to the various dubs and script changes in FUNimation's version of the insatiably popular ''Z''. [[Anime/DragonBallKai Until]] [[Anime/DragonBallSuper recently]], the Japanese and American versions of the show were very different, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks with mixed]] [[BrokenBase results]]. A common derisive stereotype among fans of the Japanese original is that dub fans ''only'' know and love the early CutAndPasteTranslation of the franchise, when in reality ''DBZ'' received an uncut dub down the line that proved to be more popular, and most modern English-language ''Dragon Ball'' material is fully uncensored and far more faithful to the Japanese original.
13th Apr '18 2:25:14 PM Lymantria
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* Use the word "atlas" and people will think you are talking about a geography book with maps, rather than the Greek half-god who carried the sky -- and various works of art have many mistakenly believing that Atlas carried the world (which is, granted, harder to portray in a statue).

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* Use the word "atlas" and people will think you are talking about a geography book with maps, rather than the Greek half-god who carried the sky -- and various works of art have many mistakenly believing that Atlas carried the world (which is, granted, harder easier to portray in a statue).
7th Apr '18 8:29:49 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Much like Dracula, a lot of this is down to the movie being based on the play. Despite being almost forgotten now, the 1823 play (which changed the monster into a mindless beast and removed all of the NatureVersusNurture ambiguity in favor of it being an [[HumanoidAbomination Abomination]] Against God) was the best-known version of the story for a century.
5th Apr '18 12:43:43 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* This Troper’s ten-year-old scandalized her piano teacher by referring to the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s Ninth as, “That victory theme from Peggle.”
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