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14th Jan '17 4:54:13 PM pinkdalek
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**Ishbosheth's name means 'from the mouth of shame'. A very early translator had changed it from Ishbaal ('from the mouth of God') due to concern about Baal worship (even though the word 'Baal' literally means 'god').
10th Jan '17 10:06:51 PM DarthWalrus
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* ''Homo Erectus'' (Upright Man), is an early species of Human notable for it's straight (erect) posture. These days, say the words ''Homo Erectus'' to someone and they'll be thinking of [[SomethingElseAlsoRises another form of erect altogether]].
9th Jan '17 6:09:06 PM nombretomado
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* GenderBlenderName -- Many names (at least, in American English) were once relatively common and unremarkable as names for male children, but in recent years have become more common for girls, sometimes with minor spelling differences. In the real world there are male Stacys, Danas, Courtneys, Kellys, and Ashleys, and yet you only see those names in fiction on women (on the other hand, there are female Chrises, Pats, Lees, and Terrys and yet, they're only male names in fiction). Likewise, LeslieNielsen was a man. So someone with old-fashioned parents, or simply a desire to name a baby after an ancestor, might wind up with a "girly" name, such as Mary. Conversely, unfortunate women may end up with a "guy" name; though they are mostly more fortunate. A custom in UsefulNotes/{{France}} and francophonic countries is to give children a second "saint's name" drawn from the hagiography. This can be given regardless of matching the gender of child and patron saint, so that a son might be called, for instance, Emmanuel-Marie. This can sound odd outside France.

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* GenderBlenderName -- Many names (at least, in American English) were once relatively common and unremarkable as names for male children, but in recent years have become more common for girls, sometimes with minor spelling differences. In the real world there are male Stacys, Danas, Courtneys, Kellys, and Ashleys, and yet you only see those names in fiction on women (on the other hand, there are female Chrises, Pats, Lees, and Terrys and yet, they're only male names in fiction). Likewise, LeslieNielsen Creator/LeslieNielsen was a man. So someone with old-fashioned parents, or simply a desire to name a baby after an ancestor, might wind up with a "girly" name, such as Mary. Conversely, unfortunate women may end up with a "guy" name; though they are mostly more fortunate. A custom in UsefulNotes/{{France}} and francophonic countries is to give children a second "saint's name" drawn from the hagiography. This can be given regardless of matching the gender of child and patron saint, so that a son might be called, for instance, Emmanuel-Marie. This can sound odd outside France.
3rd Jan '17 1:23:03 PM KatanaCat
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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has included many... fascinatingly-named ponies over time. These include [[ToiletHumor a yellow pony named Trickles, as well as ponies named Steamer, Floater]], [[AccidentalInnuendo Pillow Talk, Swinger, and Morning Glory]]. Baby Surprise sounds a little too much like an [[ButWeUsedACondom unexpected pregnancy]], rather than a baby version of a Pegasus called Surprise. Others, such as Tink-a-Tink-a-Too and Gigglebean, are merely silly.

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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has included many... fascinatingly-named ponies over time. These include [[ToiletHumor a yellow pony named Trickles, as well as ponies named Whizzer, Steamer, Floater]], [[AccidentalInnuendo Pillow Talk, Swinger, and Morning Glory]]. Baby Surprise sounds a little too much like an [[ButWeUsedACondom unexpected pregnancy]], rather than a baby version of a Pegasus called Surprise. Others, such as Tink-a-Tink-a-Too and Gigglebean, are merely silly.
29th Dec '16 3:09:32 AM AgProv
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* GenderBlenderName -- Many names (at least, in American English) were once relatively common and unremarkable as names for male children, but in recent years have become more common for girls, sometimes with minor spelling differences. In the real world there are male Stacys, Danas, Courtneys, Kellys, and Ashleys, and yet you only see those names in fiction on women (on the other hand, there are female Chrises, Pats, Lees, and Terrys and yet, they're only male names in fiction). Likewise, LeslieNielsen was a man. So someone with old-fashioned parents, or simply a desire to name a baby after an ancestor, might wind up with a "girly" name, such as Mary. Conversely, unfortunate women may end up with a "guy" name; though they are mostly more fortunate.

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* GenderBlenderName -- Many names (at least, in American English) were once relatively common and unremarkable as names for male children, but in recent years have become more common for girls, sometimes with minor spelling differences. In the real world there are male Stacys, Danas, Courtneys, Kellys, and Ashleys, and yet you only see those names in fiction on women (on the other hand, there are female Chrises, Pats, Lees, and Terrys and yet, they're only male names in fiction). Likewise, LeslieNielsen was a man. So someone with old-fashioned parents, or simply a desire to name a baby after an ancestor, might wind up with a "girly" name, such as Mary. Conversely, unfortunate women may end up with a "guy" name; though they are mostly more fortunate. A custom in UsefulNotes/{{France}} and francophonic countries is to give children a second "saint's name" drawn from the hagiography. This can be given regardless of matching the gender of child and patron saint, so that a son might be called, for instance, Emmanuel-Marie. This can sound odd outside France.
28th Dec '16 6:04:52 PM AgProv
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* A young girl called Emma Roydes has passed selection exams to the Assassins' Guild School with flying colours. The Guild believes at the age of ten years and nine months, she has already had ample cause to display commendable fighting skills and an admirable aptitude for applied aggression. Seen as a new first year student, she has a best friend who affectionately nicknames her "Piles". And gets away with it.
14th Dec '16 11:58:37 AM RubyVisiblyShaken
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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has included many... fascinatingly-named ponies over time. These include [[ToiletHumor a yellow pony named Trickles, as well as ponies named Steamer, Floater]], [[AccidentalInnuendo Pillow Talk, Swinger, and Morning Glory]]. Baby Surprise sounds a little too much like an [[MissConception unexpected pregnancy]], rather than a baby version of a Pegasus called Surprise. Others, such as Tink-a-Tink-a-Too and Gigglebean, are merely silly.

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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has included many... fascinatingly-named ponies over time. These include [[ToiletHumor a yellow pony named Trickles, as well as ponies named Steamer, Floater]], [[AccidentalInnuendo Pillow Talk, Swinger, and Morning Glory]]. Baby Surprise sounds a little too much like an [[MissConception [[ButWeUsedACondom unexpected pregnancy]], rather than a baby version of a Pegasus called Surprise. Others, such as Tink-a-Tink-a-Too and Gigglebean, are merely silly.
14th Dec '16 11:57:15 AM RubyVisiblyShaken
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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has included many... fascinatingly-named ponies over time. These include [[ToiletHumor a yellow pony named Trickles, as well as ponies named Steamer, Floater]], [[AccidentalInnuendo Pillow Talk, Swinger, and Morning Glory]]. Baby Surprise sounds a little too much like an unexpected pregnancy, rather than a baby version of a Pegasus called Surprise. Others, such as Tink-a-Tink-a-Too and Gigglebean, are merely silly.

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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has included many... fascinatingly-named ponies over time. These include [[ToiletHumor a yellow pony named Trickles, as well as ponies named Steamer, Floater]], [[AccidentalInnuendo Pillow Talk, Swinger, and Morning Glory]]. Baby Surprise sounds a little too much like an [[MissConception unexpected pregnancy, pregnancy]], rather than a baby version of a Pegasus called Surprise. Others, such as Tink-a-Tink-a-Too and Gigglebean, are merely silly.
10th Nov '16 10:00:34 PM KatanaCat
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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has included many... fascinatingly-named ponies over time. These include [[ToiletHumor a yellow pony named Trickles, as well as ponies named Steamer, Floater]], [[AccidentalInnuendo Pillow Talk, Swinger, and Morning Glory]]. Others, such as Tink-a-Tink-a-Too and Gigglebean, are merely silly.

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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has included many... fascinatingly-named ponies over time. These include [[ToiletHumor a yellow pony named Trickles, as well as ponies named Steamer, Floater]], [[AccidentalInnuendo Pillow Talk, Swinger, and Morning Glory]]. Baby Surprise sounds a little too much like an unexpected pregnancy, rather than a baby version of a Pegasus called Surprise. Others, such as Tink-a-Tink-a-Too and Gigglebean, are merely silly.
10th Nov '16 9:57:14 PM KatanaCat
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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has included many... fascinatingly-named ponies over time. These include [[ToiletHumor a yellow pony named Trickles, as well as ponies named Steamer, Floater]], [[AccidentalInnuendo/Other Pillow Talk, Swinger, and Morning Glory]]. Others, such as Tink-a-Tink-a-Too and Gigglebean, are merely silly.

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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has included many... fascinatingly-named ponies over time. These include [[ToiletHumor a yellow pony named Trickles, as well as ponies named Steamer, Floater]], [[AccidentalInnuendo/Other [[AccidentalInnuendo Pillow Talk, Swinger, and Morning Glory]]. Others, such as Tink-a-Tink-a-Too and Gigglebean, are merely silly.
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