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30th Sep '17 2:53:04 AM Piterpicher
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* DrewBarrymore has a great scene in ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'' where she's trying out her married name in front of a mirror and realizes she's about to become "Mrs. Julia Gulia".

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* DrewBarrymore Creator/DrewBarrymore has a great scene in ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'' where she's trying out her married name in front of a mirror and realizes she's about to become "Mrs. Julia Gulia".
26th Sep '17 10:28:48 AM shokoshu
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* Enforced aversion: Craig Venter, genome entrepreneur, renamed his Institute for Genome Research (IGOR) to The Institute for Genome Research (TIGR) for [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} obvious]] reasons.
24th Sep '17 8:23:10 AM Theriocephalus
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-->-- '''George ''Cockburn''''', Royal Navy [[DoubleEntendre Rear Admiral]], destroying a U.S. newspaper during the burning of Washington, D.C. in UsefulNotes/WarOf1812

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-->-- '''George ''Cockburn''''', Royal Navy [[DoubleEntendre Rear Admiral]], destroying a U.S. newspaper during the burning of Washington, D.C. in UsefulNotes/WarOf1812
UsefulNotes/WarOf1812.
12th Sep '17 12:38:33 PM Rytex
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* Microsoft's search engine Bing. They apparently were not aware that 病 (bìng) translates to "disease."
3rd Sep '17 7:21:51 PM Bismuth83
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* The poor ice giant planet {{Uranus|IsShowing}}. [[note]][[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It's actually pronounced "YER-uh-nus", which isn't any better]].[[/note]]

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* The poor ice giant planet {{Uranus|IsShowing}}. [[note]][[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It's actually pronounced "YER-uh-nus", which isn't any much better]].[[/note]]
11th Aug '17 6:53:40 PM DoubleEdgedSword
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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"]]."YER-uh-nus", which isn't any better]].[[/note]]
11th Aug '17 12:41:35 PM CityOfTheDead
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* ''[[FanFic/MiTruLov]]'' has two major antagonists called Vommy and Snoteleks.

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* ''[[FanFic/MiTruLov]]'' ''FanFic/MiTruLov'' has two major antagonists called Vommy and Snoteleks.
11th Aug '17 12:40:34 PM CityOfTheDead
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* ''[[FanFic/Mi Tru Lov]]'' has two major antagonists called Vommy and Snoteleks.

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* ''[[FanFic/Mi Tru Lov]]'' ''[[FanFic/MiTruLov]]'' has two major antagonists called Vommy and Snoteleks.
11th Aug '17 12:39:39 PM CityOfTheDead
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* ''[[FanFic/Mi Tru Lov]]'' has two major antagonists called Vommy and Snoteleks.
24th Jul '17 1:25:29 PM ironballs16
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* Creator/RowanAtkinson's standup set includes a skit called "Nobody Named Jones", where the names of boys in a charter school are either unusual or flat-out profane.

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* Creator/RowanAtkinson's standup set includes a skit called "Nobody Named "No One Called Jones", where the names of boys in a charter school are either unusual or flat-out profane.
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