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14th May '18 4:04:45 PM N1KF
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* Due to strict reverence for the name of the Judeo-Christian God, the actual name itself has been lost to the mists of time. The name is written down in ''Literature/TheBible'', but since the Hebrew writing doesn't indicate vowels, all we have are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetragrammaton four consonants]] (often transliterated in English as YHWH). This is rendered by some English speakers as "Yahweh" (or sometimes "Jehovah", based on the Latin transliteration IHVH), but when read aloud in Hebrew it is rendered as "Adonai", meaning "Lord," or "Hashem," "the Name." Though the consequences of speaking God's true name are not stated in the Bible, "taking the Lord's name in vain" (i.e. frivolous use of the name and/or swearing of false oaths by it) is forbidden in the Ten Commandments, and some legends hold that Moses killed the Egyptian overseer by speaking the true name of God, suggesting that hearing the name of God has a similar effect as being exposed to (or perhaps may even bring about) His full, unveiled presence.

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* Due to strict reverence for the name of the Judeo-Christian God, the actual name itself has been lost to the mists of time. The name is written down in ''Literature/TheBible'', Literature/TheBibl', but since the Hebrew writing doesn't indicate vowels, all we have are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetragrammaton four consonants]] (often transliterated in English as YHWH). This is rendered by some English speakers as "Yahweh" (or sometimes "Jehovah", based on the Latin transliteration IHVH), but when read aloud in Hebrew it is rendered as "Adonai", meaning "Lord," or "Hashem," "the Name." Though the consequences of speaking God's true name are not stated in the Bible, "taking the Lord's name in vain" (i.e. frivolous use of the name and/or swearing of false oaths by it) is forbidden in the Ten Commandments, and some legends hold that Moses killed the Egyptian overseer by speaking the true name of God, suggesting that hearing the name of God has a similar effect as being exposed to (or perhaps may even bring about) His full, unveiled presence.
14th Apr '18 7:19:14 PM nombretomado
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* The Scandal That Shall Not Be Named, as it's only ever euphemistically referred to around here, if at all, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and for good reason]], has had this effect on [[Wiki/TVTropes This Very Wiki]]. It even got to the point where the very mention of its ''name'' caused an Administrivia/ExampleSectionectomy.[[note]]Specifically, {{Scandalgate}} became restricted to InUniverseExamplesOnly when an Administrivia/EditWar over a certain example there [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot turned up some serious]] TropeDecay.[[/note]]

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* The Scandal That Shall Not Be Named, as it's only ever euphemistically referred to around here, if at all, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and for good reason]], has had this effect on [[Wiki/TVTropes This Very Wiki]]. It even got to the point where the very mention of its ''name'' caused an Administrivia/ExampleSectionectomy.[[note]]Specifically, {{Scandalgate}} became restricted to InUniverseExamplesOnly Administrivia/InUniverseExamplesOnly when an Administrivia/EditWar over a certain example there [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot turned up some serious]] TropeDecay.[[/note]]
4th Apr '18 4:02:44 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', all the fish swim away whenever Pinocchio mentions Monstro the Whale.

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* In ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', all the fish swim away whenever Pinocchio mentions [[TheDreaded Monstro the Whale.Whale]].
1st Apr '18 3:28:35 PM Malady
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* The Scandal That Shall Not Be Named, as it's only ever euphemistically referred to around here, if at all, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and for good reason]], has had this effect on [[Wiki/TVTropes This Very Wiki]]. It even got to the point where the very mention of its ''name'' caused an Administrivia/ExampleSectionectomy.[[note]]Specifically, {{Scandalgate}} became restricted to InUniverseExamplesOnly when an EditWar over a certain example there [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot turned up some serious]] TropeDecay.[[/note]]

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* The Scandal That Shall Not Be Named, as it's only ever euphemistically referred to around here, if at all, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and for good reason]], has had this effect on [[Wiki/TVTropes This Very Wiki]]. It even got to the point where the very mention of its ''name'' caused an Administrivia/ExampleSectionectomy.[[note]]Specifically, {{Scandalgate}} became restricted to InUniverseExamplesOnly when an EditWar Administrivia/EditWar over a certain example there [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot turned up some serious]] TropeDecay.[[/note]]
30th Mar '18 3:11:03 AM nanakiro
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** And then there's ''Sweet Apple Massacre''. I do dare speak it's name. It's [[spoiler:Big Mac raping, murdering and raping (in that order no less!) the Cutie Mark Crusaders because they were noisy]]. The reason it's this is that few will dare speak its name and fewer have actually read it.

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** And then there's ''Sweet Apple Massacre''. I do dare speak it's its name. It's [[spoiler:Big Mac raping, murdering and raping (in that order no less!) the Cutie Mark Crusaders because they were noisy]]. The reason it's this is that few will dare speak its name and fewer have actually read it.



-->'''Atlas:''' ''[narrating]'' The name of this place stills the heart of all who have encountered the brutal regime that had it's genesis here. The research and development arm of... [[spoiler:SANDY'S TOYS]]. Brr. Just the thought of the name sends a chill down your spine.

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-->'''Atlas:''' ''[narrating]'' The name of this place stills the heart of all who have encountered the brutal regime that had it's its genesis here. The research and development arm of... [[spoiler:SANDY'S TOYS]]. Brr. Just the thought of the name sends a chill down your spine.
26th Mar '18 10:14:37 PM jtierney50
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** DoubleSubversion in ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}''. In the song "Take A Break," Hamilton quotes Macbeth, then sings "I trust you'll understand the reference to another Scottish tragedy without me having to name the play." [[TemptingFate He then immediately refers to himself as Macbeth]]. As many fans have pointed out, after this song, everything in Hamilton's life goes to shit. [[spoiler:Hamilton cheats on his wife, is blackmailed for years by both his lover's husband and then by Jefferson & Madison, loses his job when Washington leaves office, is the subject of a sex scandal when his affair is leaked (in a document that he wrote and published to clear his name of a different crime), permanently wrecking his prospects of becoming President, being estranged from his wife, having his son killed in a duel in his honor, and ultimately being killed in a duel himself.]]

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** DoubleSubversion in ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}''. In the song "Take A Break," Hamilton quotes Macbeth, then sings "I trust you'll understand the reference to another Scottish tragedy without me having to name the play." [[TemptingFate He then immediately refers to himself as Macbeth]]. As many fans have pointed out, after this song, everything in Hamilton's life goes to shit. [[spoiler:Hamilton cheats on his wife, is blackmailed for years by both his lover's husband and then by Burr, Jefferson & Madison, loses his job when Washington leaves office, is the subject of a sex scandal when his affair is leaked (in in a document that he wrote and published to clear his name of a different crime), crime that permanently wrecking his wreckshis prospects of becoming President, being estranged from his wife, having his son killed in a duel in his honor, and ultimately being killed in a duel himself.]]
12th Mar '18 9:29:48 AM Gravidef
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** Similarly, Destruction, who gave up his title and decided to create things rather than destroy them, is referred to as either "our lost brother" or "the Prodigal." Their argument is that since he's no longer representing his sphere, he can't be called by the name "Destruction."
26th Feb '18 6:33:04 AM sabremeister
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** The leg is also the name of the rope that opens ad huts the stage-front curtains. If the performance is good enough to merit multiple curtain calls, the leg might break from all the opening and shutting.
14th Jan '18 10:37:50 PM gemnayal
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* {{Bears|AreBadNews}}. The Proto-Indo-European word for "bear" was *hrtkós, which became ''ursus'' in Latin, ''arktos'' in Greek and ''rkṣah'' in Sanskrit. But Indo-European peoples who lived closer to bears feared that if you said ''*hrtkós'', a ''*hrtkós'' would hear you; so in the Germanic languages, they were called "brown ones" (*beron, thus German ''Bär'', English ''bear''[[labelnote:*]]or maybe from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰwer- ("wild animal"), a better-attested root overall[[/labelnote]]); in the Slavic languages, "honey-eaters" (Russian ''medved''); in the Celtic world, "honey pigs" or even "good calves"; in Lithuania, "lickers." And the Proto-Indo-European word might have been a euphemism, too[[labelnote:*]]possibly meaning "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the destroyer]]"[[/labelnote]]...

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* {{Bears|AreBadNews}}. The Proto-Indo-European word for "bear" was *hrtkós, ''h₂ŕ̥tḱos'', which became ''ursus'' in Latin, ''arktos'' in Greek and ''rkṣah'' in Sanskrit. But Indo-European peoples who lived closer to bears feared that if you said ''*hrtkós'', ''h₂ŕ̥tḱos'', a ''*hrtkós'' ''h₂ŕ̥tḱos'' would hear you; so in the Germanic languages, they were called "brown ones" (*beron, thus German ''Bär'', English ''bear''[[labelnote:*]]or maybe from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰwer- ("wild animal"), a better-attested root overall[[/labelnote]]); in the Slavic languages, "honey-eaters" (Russian ''medved''); in the Celtic world, "honey pigs" or even "good calves"; in Lithuania, "lickers." And the Proto-Indo-European word might have been a euphemism, too[[labelnote:*]]possibly meaning "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the destroyer]]"[[/labelnote]]...
14th Jan '18 10:35:12 PM gemnayal
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* {{Bears|AreBadNews}}. The Proto-Indo-European word for "bear" was *rkto, which became ''ursus'' in Latin, ''arktos'' in Greek. But Indo-European peoples who lived closer to bears feared that if you said '*rkto', an *rkto would hear you; so in the Germanic languages, they were called "brown ones" (*beron, thus German ''Bär'', English ''bear''[[labelnote:*]]or maybe from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰwer- ("wild animal"), a better-attested root overall[[/labelnote]]); in the Slavic languages, "honey-eaters" (Russian ''medved''); in the Celtic world, "honey pigs" or even "good calves"; in Lithuania, "lickers." And the Proto-Indo-European word might have been a euphemism, too...

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* {{Bears|AreBadNews}}. The Proto-Indo-European word for "bear" was *rkto, *hrtkós, which became ''ursus'' in Latin, ''arktos'' in Greek. Greek and ''rkṣah'' in Sanskrit. But Indo-European peoples who lived closer to bears feared that if you said '*rkto', an *rkto ''*hrtkós'', a ''*hrtkós'' would hear you; so in the Germanic languages, they were called "brown ones" (*beron, thus German ''Bär'', English ''bear''[[labelnote:*]]or maybe from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰwer- ("wild animal"), a better-attested root overall[[/labelnote]]); in the Slavic languages, "honey-eaters" (Russian ''medved''); in the Celtic world, "honey pigs" or even "good calves"; in Lithuania, "lickers." And the Proto-Indo-European word might have been a euphemism, too...too[[labelnote:*]]possibly meaning "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the destroyer]]"[[/labelnote]]...
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