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16th Feb '18 10:02:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The series' BigBad, in the original trilogy, is referred to solely as TheEmperor. The original ExpandedUniverse did clarify that his name was Palpatine, but this name did not appear onscreen until 1999’s ‘’ThePhantomMenace’’, and many casual fans who hadn’t followed the EU were still surprised by ‘’RevengeOfTheSith’’ revealing him to be the Emperor.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The series' BigBad, in the original trilogy, is referred to solely as TheEmperor. The original ExpandedUniverse did clarify that his name was Palpatine, but this name did not appear onscreen until 1999’s ‘’ThePhantomMenace’’, ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', and many casual fans who hadn’t followed the EU were still surprised by ‘’RevengeOfTheSith’’ ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' revealing him to be the Emperor.
13th Feb '18 12:16:19 AM Phys101
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* Disney these days is often called "The Mouse", overtly [[ShoutOut shouting out to]] one of its old and famous characters. One might think of other characteristics of a mouse as well, such as its small size and timid, frightened behavior.
9th Feb '18 5:35:18 AM LondonKdS
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* A negative variation is in ''Literature/TheComfortableCourtesan'', in which Clorinda almost always refers to van Ehleben (a sadistic bad john who almost killed her) only as "the Junker", because she can't bear to use his name.

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* A negative variation is in ''Literature/TheComfortableCourtesan'', in which Clorinda almost always refers to van von Ehleben (a sadistic bad john who almost killed her) only as "the Junker", because she can't bear to use his name.
9th Feb '18 5:35:04 AM LondonKdS
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* A negative variation is in ''Literature/TheComfortableCourtesan'', in which Clorinda almost always refers to van Ehleben (a sadistic bad john who almost killed her) only as "the Junker", because she can't bear to use his name.
9th Feb '18 1:32:58 AM CaptainTedium
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'', the Ant Hill Mob's sentient car Chugaboom is occasionally referred to as "the Chugaboom".
28th Jan '18 3:12:17 PM Ezclee4050
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* When the FBI first started waging a public battle against TheMafia, they picked up on how its members called it ''Cosa Nostra'' ("our thing"), but apparently since it had a better ring, the FBI would call it ''La Cosa Nostra'', even though it's very bad Italian grammar (''The "Our Thing"''). It's often called The Cosa Nostra as well.

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* When the FBI first started waging a public battle against TheMafia, they picked up on how its members called it ''Cosa Nostra'' ("our thing"), but apparently since it had a better ring, the FBI would call it ''La Cosa Nostra'', even though it's very bad Italian grammar (''The "Our Thing"''). It's often called The Even worse, they'd abbreviate it to "The LCN" (''The "The Our Thing"''). There's also the common English form "The Cosa Nostra Nostra" as well.
26th Jan '18 5:58:17 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', when people refer to Errastas as an Elder God they usually speak of The Errant. The Korelri also know him as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Great Deceiver]].

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* In the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', when people refer to Errastas as an Elder God they usually speak of The Errant. The Korelri also know him as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Great Deceiver]].
16th Jan '18 4:32:14 AM meganrenee
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The series' BigBad, in the original trilogy, is referred to solely as TheEmperor.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The series' BigBad, in the original trilogy, is referred to solely as TheEmperor. The original ExpandedUniverse did clarify that his name was Palpatine, but this name did not appear onscreen until 1999’s ‘’ThePhantomMenace’’, and many casual fans who hadn’t followed the EU were still surprised by ‘’RevengeOfTheSith’’ revealing him to be the Emperor.


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* A foreign variation is TheDiva Carlotta in ‘’Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera’’ being frequently referred to as La Carlotta, ‘la’ being a Spanish, feminine ‘the’. This was not unheard of for particularly celebrated opera divas in real life, including Carlotta’s inspiration Adelina Patti (La Patti). As Christine’s star begins to rise, she is occasionally referred to by the in-universe press as La Daaè, Christine being presumably too common a name to be given the ‘the’ treatment.
8th Jan '18 2:50:44 PM Ezclee4050
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* When the FBI first started waging a public battle against TheMafia, they picked up on how its members called it ''Cosa Nostra'' ("our thing"), but apparently since it had a better ring, the FBI would call it ''La Cosa Nostra'', even though it's very bad Italian grammar (The "Our Thing"). It's often called The Cosa Nostra as well.

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* When the FBI first started waging a public battle against TheMafia, they picked up on how its members called it ''Cosa Nostra'' ("our thing"), but apparently since it had a better ring, the FBI would call it ''La Cosa Nostra'', even though it's very bad Italian grammar (The (''The "Our Thing").Thing"''). It's often called The Cosa Nostra as well.
4th Jan '18 6:46:52 AM Oirad
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***Actually, using articles for first names is typical of northern dialects rather than the general language. For ''last'' names the use is more general, and almost only used for women.
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