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20th Jul '16 6:35:53 PM kaithehedgefox
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Some names and titles are stored in a way that is not case-sensitive, but doesn't allow spaces to separate words. So how do you tell one word apart from the next? If you're not careful, you can wind up with names that are quite... [[DoubleEntendre odd]]. Thus, this trope.

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Some names and titles are stored in a way that is not case-sensitive, but doesn't allow spaces to separate words. So how do you tell one word apart from the next? If you're not careful, you can wind end up with names that are quite... [[DoubleEntendre odd]]. Thus, this trope.
18th Jul '16 9:33:40 PM Roxor
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* On ThisVeryWiki, a past version of the Laconic page for this trope (circa 2011) consisted of "...is that TheProblemWithPenisLand is a valid link to the exact same page."
18th Jul '16 6:44:03 PM WillKeaton
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* For AprilFoolsDay 2012, ''Webcomic/TheNoNadVenturesOfWonderella'' [[http://nonadventures.com/no-nad.html took advantage of a possible misparsing of the page URL]]. (Warning: NSFW)

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* For AprilFoolsDay 2012, ''Webcomic/TheNoNadVenturesOfWonderella'' [[http://nonadventures.com/no-nad.html took advantage of a possible misparsing of the page URL]]. URL.]] (Warning: NSFW)



* Pen Island is also a [[http://www.penisland.net/ store that sells custom fountain pens]]. As far as we can tell it's a joke website, but that's only because we're too scared to order a commission.

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* Pen Island is also a [[http://www.penisland.net/ store that sells custom fountain pens]]. pens.]] As far as we can tell it's a joke website, but that's only because we're too scared to order a commission.
18th Jul '16 6:43:08 PM WillKeaton
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* There's a mod/cheat utility program for ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' called Dwarf Therapist. This is not particularly funny until you notice that the URL for the program is http://code.google.com/p/dwarftherapist/ .

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* There's a mod/cheat utility program for ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' called Dwarf Therapist. This is not particularly funny until you notice that the URL for the program is program; http://code.google.com/p/dwarftherapist/ .com/p/dwarftherapist/



%%* Similar to the 'Dilbert' example: [[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/alt.sysadmin.recovery/3Y6HPGk652k/0O6vV4eB9fAJ Standard email address policy applied to Mary E. Cummings]].

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%%* Similar to the 'Dilbert' example: [[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/alt.sysadmin.recovery/3Y6HPGk652k/0O6vV4eB9fAJ Standard email address policy applied to Mary E. Cummings]].Cummings.]]
18th Jul '16 6:41:26 PM WillKeaton
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** http://www.expertsexchange.com [[spoiler:Experts Exchange]].[[note]]The site has since been moved to http://www.experts-exchange.com/ and the hyphenless version has expired and taken by domain squatters.[[/note]] Also mentioned in [[http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Blame-Peter.aspx this article]].

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** http://www.expertsexchange.com [[spoiler:Experts Exchange]].[[note]]The site has since been moved to http://www.experts-exchange.com/ and the hyphenless version has expired and taken by domain squatters.[[/note]] Also mentioned in [[http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Blame-Peter.aspx this article]].article.]]



* [[http://www.baseball-reference.com/ Baseball-Reference.com]], a very popular database of baseball players and their statistics, lists players by the first five letters of their last name and the first two letters of their first name. No problem, except for Boston Red Sox star Kevin Youkilis. The result: [=YoukiKe=]. Yeah. They changed his entry real quick...to [=YouklKe=], which isn't much better. Particularly unfortunate because Youkilis is Jewish.

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* [[http://www.baseball-reference.com/ Baseball-Reference.com]], com,]] a very popular database of baseball players and their statistics, lists players by the first five letters of their last name and the first two letters of their first name. No problem, except for Boston Red Sox star Kevin Youkilis. The result: [=YoukiKe=]. Yeah. They changed his entry real quick...to [=YouklKe=], which isn't much better. Particularly unfortunate because Youkilis is Jewish.
18th Jul '16 6:39:19 PM WillKeaton
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** In [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-absurd-superhero-names-all-time_p2/# this article]], Website/{{Cracked}} mentions one Flick Falcon.

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** In [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-absurd-superhero-names-all-time_p2/# this article]], article,]] Website/{{Cracked}} mentions one Flick Falcon.
18th Jul '16 6:38:59 PM WillKeaton
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** Demonstrated by [[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002971.html this old comic]] and [[http://viciousimagery.blogspot.com/2006/11/who-you-calling-clint-flicker.html a later comic]].

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** Demonstrated by [[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002971.html this old comic]] and [[http://viciousimagery.blogspot.com/2006/11/who-you-calling-clint-flicker.html a later comic]].comic.]]
18th Jul '16 6:38:36 PM WillKeaton
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See [[JustForFun/TheProblemWithPenIsland this page]] for the hilarity that could arise from trope names. Also known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_divider#Types_of_word_divider scripta continua]].

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See [[JustForFun/TheProblemWithPenIsland this page]] for the hilarity that could arise from trope names. Also known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_divider#Types_of_word_divider scripta continua]].
continua.]]
18th Jul '16 6:38:20 PM WillKeaton
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->''"I was in a bookshop and I said to the assistant, 'Excuse me, what's this "psycho the rapist" section?'. She said, 'It's pronounced "psychotherapist".'"''

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->''"I was in a bookshop and I said to the assistant, 'Excuse me, what's this "psycho the rapist" section?'. section?' She said, 'It's pronounced "psychotherapist".'"''
15th Jul '16 12:01:43 AM MoonlightBomber
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* A popular gay cruising and hangout spot in the city of Manchester, England, is Canal Street. Unfortunately, people--not always mischievous heteros--will insist on [[SignsOfDisrepair stealing two letters from the street signs so they read " ANAL TREET"]]

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* A [[{{Gayborhood}} popular gay cruising and hangout spot spot]] in the city of Manchester, England, is Canal Street. Unfortunately, people--not always mischievous heteros--will insist on [[SignsOfDisrepair stealing two letters from the street signs so they read " ANAL TREET"]]
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