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19th Mar '17 4:04:52 PM Lirodon
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* The Canadian financial news channel Report on Business Television (named after the business section of ''The Globe and Mail'', which owned a stake in the channel) formerly abbreviated itself as [=ROB-TV=]. Two years after it launched, it decided to start going exclusively by its full name, mainly because you wouldn't want a business channel to be called Rob(bery) TV, wouldn't you? It later re-branded as BNN.
19th Mar '17 4:04:10 PM Lirodon
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* The Canadian financial news channel Report on Business Television (named after the business section of ''The Globe and Mail'', which owned a stake in the channel) formerly abbreviated itself as [=ROB-TV=]. Two years after it launched, it decided to start going exclusively by its full name, mainly because you wouldn't want a business channel to be called Rob(bery) TV, wouldn't you? It later re-branded as BNN.
17th Mar '17 1:01:17 PM VutherA
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*** Kit Fisto, appearing most significantly in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', but also in the live-action entries of ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' (though never really speaking in them). Because of that, casual fans are probably only really know of his name because this trope - and the unfortunate part of his name is obvious, the fisting jokes just write themselves after seeing it.
10th Mar '17 3:25:05 AM LB7979
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* The poor ice giant planet {{Uranus|IsShowing}}. [[note]][[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It's actually pronounced "YER-uh-nus"]].[[/note]]]]

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* The poor ice giant planet {{Uranus|IsShowing}}. [[note]][[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It's actually pronounced "YER-uh-nus"]].[[/note]]]][[/note]]
7th Mar '17 8:28:16 PM Bismuth83
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* The poor ice giant planet {{Uranus|IsShowing}}.

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* The poor ice giant planet {{Uranus|IsShowing}}. [[note]][[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It's actually pronounced "YER-uh-nus"]].[[/note]]]]
2nd Mar '17 10:05:29 AM pinkdalek
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**Dr. Jart do a sheet mask called Rubber Mask Firming Lover.



** A Korean-influenced indie beauty product is called Shark Sauce. It does not contain shark (or sauce), but its inventor Chel Cortes often gets hate mail from people accusing her of cruelty to sharks.

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** A Korean-influenced indie beauty product is called Shark Sauce. It does not contain shark (or sauce), but its inventor Chel Cortes often gets hate mail from people accusing her of cruelty to sharks. She also claims people sometimes drizzle their friend's bottles on fish or salads.
20th Feb '17 6:26:19 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/TheBigHit'': The title of the InUniverse VanityProject (and BoxOfficeBomb) that bankrupted Mr. Nishi (which provides a pretty big complication to the titular kidnapping scheme) was "Taste The Golden Spray".
14th Feb '17 9:41:21 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Film/TheBellWitchHaunting'' has the unfortunately named Officer Bungalon, pronounced like "bunglin'". He's actually reasonably competent.
* The eponymous car from ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. Seriously, who in their right mind decided to come up with a name that sounds like something far more appropriate as a [[DoubleEntendre sexual innuendo slang]]? And this movie is considered to be a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/MaryPoppins'', another children's musical film.
* ''Film/{{Drive}}'' has the character Shannon, who's described as a man who never got a break. Apparently it started at birth.



* ''Meet The Hitlers'' is a documentary about people who happen to be have the surname "Hitler". Most of them faced bullying growing up due to their name.
* Extremely PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian''. Pontius Pilate has a great personal friend whose name is... Biggus Dickus. He has a wife named Incontinentia. Incontinentia Buttocks.
* The villain of ''Film/RedEye'' is named "[[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Jackson Rippner]]." [[MeaningfulName Fitting for Jackson]], to be sure, but who in their right mind would inflict such a name on their kid? (Apparently, he expressed similar views to them. Right before he killed them.)
* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' has a character named Latrine. Who is revealed to have changed her name ''to'' Latrine. Her given name? ''Shithouse''.
* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'': "Lord Blackwood" is one thing, but if you had to live with a name like "Lord Coward", you might have turned to villainy, too.



* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'': "Lord Blackwood" is one thing, but if you had to live with a name like "Lord Coward", you might have turned to villainy, too.
* [[Film/StarWars Emperor Palpatine.]] A respectable name: imperious, meaningful, and just plain cool. His first name is Sheev. And now you know why he was on LastNameBasis for thirty-seven years.
** Considering his original name was supposed to be Cos Dashit, well, Sheev isn't that bad.
* The villain of ''Film/RedEye'' is named "[[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Jackson Rippner]]." [[MeaningfulName Fitting for Jackson]], to be sure, but who in their right mind would inflict such a name on their kid? (Apparently, he expressed similar views to them. Right before he killed them.)
* ''Film/TheBellWitchHaunting'' has the unfortunately named Officer Bungalon, pronounced like "bunglin'". He's actually reasonably competent.
* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' has a character named Latrine. Who is revealed to have changed her name ''to'' Latrine. Her given name? ''Shithouse''.
* ''Film/{{Drive}}'' has the character Shannon, who's described as a man who never got a break. Apparently it started at birth.
* The eponymous car from ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. Seriously, who in their right mind decided to come up with a name that sounds like something far more appropriate as a [[DoubleEntendre sexual innuendo slang]]? And this movie is considered to be a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/MaryPoppins'', another children's musical film.
* ''Meet The Hitlers'' is a documentary about people who happen to be have the surname "Hitler". Most of them faced bullying growing up due to their name.

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* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'': "Lord Blackwood" is one thing, but if you had to live with a name like "Lord Coward", you might have turned to villainy, too.
* [[Film/StarWars
''Franchise/StarWars'':
** [[BigBad
Emperor Palpatine.]] A respectable name: imperious, meaningful, and just plain cool. His first name is Sheev. And now you know why he was on LastNameBasis for thirty-seven years.
** *** Considering his original name was supposed to be Cos Dashit, well, Sheev isn't that bad.
* The villain ** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has a background member of ''Film/RedEye'' is the Jedi Council named "[[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Jackson Rippner]]." [[MeaningfulName Fitting Yarael Poof. In Britain, "poof" is a derogatory term for Jackson]], to be sure, but who in their right mind would inflict such a name on their kid? (Apparently, he expressed similar views to them. Right before he killed them.)
* ''Film/TheBellWitchHaunting'' has the unfortunately named Officer Bungalon, pronounced like "bunglin'". He's actually reasonably competent.
* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' has a character named Latrine. Who is revealed to have changed her name ''to'' Latrine. Her given name? ''Shithouse''.
* ''Film/{{Drive}}'' has the character Shannon, who's described as a man who never got a break. Apparently it started at birth.
* The eponymous car from ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. Seriously, who in their right mind decided to come up with a name
"gay man". It's unlikely that sounds like something far more appropriate as a [[DoubleEntendre sexual innuendo slang]]? And this movie is considered to be a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/MaryPoppins'', another children's musical film.
* ''Meet The Hitlers'' is a documentary about people who happen to be have the surname "Hitler". Most of them faced bullying growing up due to their name.
Creator/GeorgeLucas knew, however.



* Extremely PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian''. Pontius Pilate has a great personal friend whose name is... Biggus Dickus. He has a wife named Incontinentia. Incontinentia Buttocks.
10th Feb '17 12:56:13 PM pinkdalek
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** Cosrx also does a product called 'Skin Returning A-Sol'.
** There's a popular brand of Taiwanese sheet masks called "My Scheming".
** Many products have names that just sound absurd to English speakers, like Elizavecca Milky Piggy Silky Creamy Donkey Steam Cream Mask Pack. (Yes, it contains donkey milk.)

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** Cosrx **Cosrx also does a product called 'Skin Returning A-Sol'.
** There's **There's a popular brand of Taiwanese sheet masks called "My Scheming".
** Many **Many products have names that just sound absurd to English speakers, like Elizavecca Milky Piggy Silky Creamy Donkey Steam Cream Mask Pack. (Yes, it contains donkey milk.))
**A Korean-influenced indie beauty product is called Shark Sauce. It does not contain shark (or sauce), but its inventor Chel Cortes often gets hate mail from people accusing her of cruelty to sharks.
10th Feb '17 12:52:38 PM pinkdalek
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* The increasing popularity of Asian skincare in Western markets leads to some CrossCulturalKerfuffle at times.
** A popular Korean anti-aging, brightening and moisturising essence used to be called Cosrx Galactomyces 95 [[ThoseWackyNazis White Power Essence]]. Western Asian beauty enthusiasts gave it the FanNickname 'Racism Essence'. The beauty blogger Holy Snails emailed the Cosrx marketing team to explain what the name meant in English, and the product was changed to 'Whitening Power Essence'.
**Cosrx also does a product called 'Skin Returning A-Sol'.
**There's a popular brand of Taiwanese sheet masks called "My Scheming".
**Many products have names that just sound absurd to English speakers, like Elizavecca Milky Piggy Silky Creamy Donkey Steam Cream Mask Pack. (Yes, it contains donkey milk.)
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