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19th Mar '18 4:52:29 AM AuraXtreme
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* Franchise/KingdomHearts has the all-powerful X-Blade, sometimes pronounced Kai-Blade. However, most characters pronounced it Kee-Blade, like the signature Keyblade weapons. Somehow the characters know how to distinguish between the X-Blade and their normal Keyblades.

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* Franchise/KingdomHearts has the all-powerful X-Blade, χ-blade, spelled with the Greek letter that is sometimes pronounced Kai-Blade. However, "kye" but is most characters frequently pronounced it Kee-Blade, "kee". This results in the name of the weapon being pronounced like the signature Keyblade weapons. Somehow the characters know how to distinguish between the X-Blade χ-blade and their normal Keyblades.[[note]]Although some characters pronounce it "Key Blade" with an audible gap between the syllables, most of the ''main'' characters fail to do so[[/note]]
18th Mar '18 1:12:33 PM themerryman
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** The second game does this too: although the incriminating evidence (a message supposedly written by Maggey Byrde's boyfriend which calls her "Maggie") is a photograph and thus makes total sense, once this distinction is brought up, everyone seems fully capable of distinguishing the two spellings by sound. Of course, since this is ''Ace Attorney'', it's almost certainly done for humor.
** Imported straight from the Japanese version, in which the court can tell apart two names that are pronounced ''exactly the same way'' but spelled using different kanji. "Her name isn't Suzuki... it's ''Suzuki!''"
26th Jan '18 7:12:39 AM FreeJaffa
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* T-Rex from ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'' at one point tries [[http://www.qwantz.com/archive/000691.html speaking in homophones,]] except that no one can tell the difference. Also, God can tell whether or not [[http://www.qwantz.com/archive/001245.html a spoken sentence is properly punctuated.]]

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* T-Rex from ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'' at one point tries [[http://www.qwantz.com/archive/000691.html com/index.php?comic=691 speaking in homophones,]] except that no one can tell the difference. Also, God can tell whether or not [[http://www.qwantz.com/archive/001245.html com/index.php?comic=1245 a spoken sentence is properly punctuated.]]
19th Dec '17 2:09:35 PM StFan
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} can and has done this thanks to MediumAwareness.

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-->'''Dorothy:''' Anyway, Mr. Puh-feiffer... about the puh-funeral -- about the funeral...
-->Pfeiffer: (not verbatim) You're pre-arranging one for your mother?
-->'''Sophia:''' How'd you like a punch in the p-face?
* In one host segment of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', Tom Servo declares that his name has been changed to Tom Sirveaux. Later, he adds an H to his first name... to make it Htom Sirveaux. In response, Crow suggests that Htom hlick him and starts spelling his name with an "e" and a HeavyMetalUmlaut (Cröe).
** During this sequence, Tom can tell when the others are calling him Servo rather than Sirveaux even though the pronunciation is exactly the same.

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-->'''Dorothy:''' Anyway, Mr. Puh-feiffer... about the puh-funeral -- about the funeral...
-->Pfeiffer: (not verbatim)
funeral...\\
'''Pfeiffer:''' ''[not verbatim]''
You're pre-arranging one for your mother?
-->'''Sophia:'''
mother?\\
'''Sophia:'''
How'd you like a punch in the p-face?
* In one host segment of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', Tom Servo declares that his name has been changed to Tom Sirveaux. Later, he adds an H to his first name... to make it Htom Sirveaux. In response, Crow suggests that Htom hlick him and starts spelling his name with an "e" and a HeavyMetalUmlaut (Cröe).
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(Cröe). During this sequence, Tom can tell when the others are calling him Servo rather than Sirveaux even though the pronunciation is exactly the same.
29th Nov '17 9:51:33 PM AnotherDuck
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* This trope is infamously well-loved by manga creators. Because Japanese names can be drastically different despite using the same kanji, characters are often seen stating that they use a rare reading. It's a level up on reading Smith as either "smith" or "smythe". On the other side of this trope, in which the same name can be written with sometimes wildly differing kanji, even characters in manga not known for breaking the fourth wall can express an unusual writing of their name in speech bubbles, so it comes across as if other characters can actually read what they're describing.
29th Nov '17 3:10:35 PM LB7979
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* The Irish name Seán has maintained [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff a surprising amount of popularity]] across socioeconomic groups in Israel, where having a Western name if you were born there is generally seen as a sign of pretentiousness, at least for boys, but more often than not they spell their ''own'' name in English as ‘Shon’.

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* The Irish name Seán has maintained [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff a surprising amount of popularity]] across socioeconomic groups in Israel, where having a Western name if you were born there is generally seen as a sign of pretentiousness, at least for boys, but more often than not they spell their ''own'' name in English as ‘Shon’. Also, in the U.S. this name seems to frequently be spelled "Shawn", and in Ireland and Scotland "Shaun"[[note]]English actor Creator/SeanBean's birth name is actually "Shaun", but he chose to be known professionally as "Sean"[[/note]].
29th Nov '17 2:44:58 PM Willbyr
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19th Oct '17 8:13:07 AM BreadBull
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12th Oct '17 8:17:03 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''The Literature/{{Ringworld}} Throne'', sapient races' names receiving a capital letter, and lower case letters used for non-sapients. Justified by TranslationConvention, as a character remarks that one species "takes the prefix" for animals, not people.

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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''The Literature/{{Ringworld}} Throne'', ''Literature/TheRingworldThrone'', sapient races' names receiving a capital letter, and lower case letters used for non-sapients. Justified by TranslationConvention, as a character remarks that one species "takes the prefix" for animals, not people.
24th Aug '17 4:30:18 AM jormis29
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* Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''What A Cartoon Short'' "A Short Pfuse" starred Pfish, a shark, who with Chip (a bobcat) were bomb squad officers. It was made by a pre-''Fairly Oddparents'' Butch Hartman.

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* Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''What A Cartoon ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow Short'' "A Short Pfuse" starred Pfish, a shark, who with Chip (a bobcat) were bomb squad officers. It was made by a pre-''Fairly Oddparents'' Butch Hartman.
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