History Main / UnusuallyUninterestingName

5th Jan '16 11:20:34 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' short story "Kentish Glory in the Secret of Drearcliff Grange School", lepidoptery enthusiast Amy suggests that her classmates' detective organisation be called the Moth Club. When her friends ask what kind of name that is for a secret society, she says it's one that would cause most people to instantly lose interest.

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* In the ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' short story "Kentish Glory in the Secret of Drearcliff Grange School", ''Literature/TheSecretsOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'', lepidoptery enthusiast Amy suggests that her classmates' detective organisation be called the Moth Club. When her friends ask what kind of name that is for a secret society, she says it's one that would cause most people to instantly lose interest.
11th Nov '15 5:11:37 PM nombretomado
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* In ''RiversOfLondon'' the department of the London Police that enforces law in the magical community is merely mentioned as being "The Economic and Specialist Crime Team, Unit 9", no mention of VaginaDentata, BodyHorror, or throwing {{fireballs}} at all.

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* In ''RiversOfLondon'' ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' the department of the London Police that enforces law in the magical community is merely mentioned as being "The Economic and Specialist Crime Team, Unit 9", no mention of VaginaDentata, BodyHorror, or throwing {{fireballs}} at all.
7th Oct '15 11:03:25 AM IchigoMontoya
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When something is generally implied to be ''more'' important or special because someone went out of their way to make the name as uninteresting and nondescriptive as possible. This might be because they want to [[CovertGroupWithMundaneFront avoid drawing attention to the unit]], hiding it in the sea of boring names for various unimportant agencies, or just because the sort of BadAss who works there finds the bravado-filled names of many [[BadAssArmy elite units]] to be [[ConsummateProfessional distasteful]]. For various reasons, very common in many modern Western armed forces.

A savvy character might try to [[RefugeInAudacity bluff his way]] past an obstacle by identifying themselves as a member of some completely fictional agency, as long as the name is intimidatingly vague enough to make the other person [[YouDontWantToKnow think better than to investigate.]]

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When something is generally implied to be ''more'' important or special because someone went out of their way to make the name as uninteresting and nondescriptive as possible. This might be because they want to [[CovertGroupWithMundaneFront avoid drawing attention to the unit]], hiding it in the sea of boring names for various unimportant agencies, or just because the sort of BadAss badass who works there finds the bravado-filled names of many [[BadAssArmy [[BadassArmy elite units]] to be [[ConsummateProfessional distasteful]]. For various reasons, very common in many modern Western armed forces.

A savvy character might try to [[RefugeInAudacity bluff his way]] past an obstacle by identifying themselves as a member of some completely fictional agency, as long as the name is intimidatingly vague enough to make the other person [[YouDontWantToKnow think better than to investigate.]]
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A SuperTrope to {{Room101}} and TheGroup; Related to MaximumFunChamber. Often overlaps with CovertGroupWithMundaneFront, CovertGroup and NoSuchAgency. For individual characters with names less interesting than the role, see SpecialPersonNormalName.

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A SuperTrope to {{Room101}} {{Room 101}} and TheGroup; Related to MaximumFunChamber. Often overlaps with CovertGroupWithMundaneFront, CovertGroup and NoSuchAgency. For individual characters with names less interesting than the role, see SpecialPersonNormalName.
22nd Apr '15 7:11:26 PM Lythande
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30th Jan '15 11:35:50 PM LinTaylor
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* Inverted by ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'', where the main character works for the Metropolitan Police Department's Special Investigations Unit[[note]]full name: Special Circumstances and Incidents Investigation Division[[/note]], which certainly sounds important, but is treated poorly by other divisions who see it as the dumping ground for all the freaks and weirdos in the PD. This is mainly because SI's job (investigating incidents relating to the [[TimeStandsStill time-warping]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek Roidmudes]]) is seen as a SnipeHunt by "regular" cops when it actually makes them one of humanity's only lines of defense against the monsters.
15th Jan '15 4:35:26 AM AFP
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When something is generally implied to be ''more'' important or special because someone went out of their way to make the name as uninteresting and nondescriptive as possible. This might be because they want to [[CovertGroupWithMundaneFront avoid drawing attention to the unit]], hiding it in the sea of boring names for various unimportant agencies, or just because the sort of BadAss who works there finds the bravado-filled names of many [[BadAssArmy elite units]] to be [[ConsumateProfessional distasteful]]. For various reasons, very common in many modern Western armed forces.

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When something is generally implied to be ''more'' important or special because someone went out of their way to make the name as uninteresting and nondescriptive as possible. This might be because they want to [[CovertGroupWithMundaneFront avoid drawing attention to the unit]], hiding it in the sea of boring names for various unimportant agencies, or just because the sort of BadAss who works there finds the bravado-filled names of many [[BadAssArmy elite units]] to be [[ConsumateProfessional [[ConsummateProfessional distasteful]]. For various reasons, very common in many modern Western armed forces.
15th Jan '15 4:35:14 AM AFP
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When something is generally implied to be ''more'' important or special because someone went out of their way to make the name as uninteresting and nondescriptive as possible. This might be because they want to [[CovertGroupWithMundaneFront avoid drawing attention to the unit]], hiding it in the sea of boring names for various unimportant agencies, or just because the sort of BadAss who works there finds the bravado-filled names of many [[BadAssArmy elite units]] to be distasteful. For various reasons, very common in many modern Western armed forces.

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When something is generally implied to be ''more'' important or special because someone went out of their way to make the name as uninteresting and nondescriptive as possible. This might be because they want to [[CovertGroupWithMundaneFront avoid drawing attention to the unit]], hiding it in the sea of boring names for various unimportant agencies, or just because the sort of BadAss who works there finds the bravado-filled names of many [[BadAssArmy elite units]] to be distasteful.[[ConsumateProfessional distasteful]]. For various reasons, very common in many modern Western armed forces.
17th Nov '14 5:00:50 PM Therapsid
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In all versions of Franchise/GhostInTheShell, the heroes work for the blandly named Public Security Section Nine. It's also shown that there are other Sections in Public Security with different specializations from Section Nine.

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In *In all versions of Franchise/GhostInTheShell, the heroes work for the blandly named Public Security Section Nine. It's also shown that there are other Sections in Public Security with different specializations from Section Nine.Nine.
17th Nov '14 5:00:00 PM Therapsid
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In all versions of Franchise/GhostInTheShell, the heroes work for the blandly named Public Security Section Nine. It's also shown that there are other Sections in Public Security with different specializations from Section Nine.
22nd Jul '14 11:41:00 AM destructorn
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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation. Even knowing that it stands for "Secure, Contain, Protect" doesn't give an insight into their work of dealing with bizarre reality-defying objects, many with lethal potential ranging from a person's slow, hideous death to reducing the Earth to gravel. Their reports include many other blandly-named terrors, some carried out by the Foundation to prevent worse things, such as the [[NothingIsScarier mysterious]] but horrific "Procedure 110-Montauk" done to a girl between █ and █&#9608 years old.

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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation. Even knowing that it stands for "Secure, Contain, Protect" doesn't give an insight into their work of dealing with bizarre reality-defying objects, many with lethal potential ranging from a person's slow, hideous death to reducing the Earth to gravel. Their reports include many other blandly-named terrors, some carried out by the Foundation to prevent worse things, such as the [[NothingIsScarier mysterious]] but horrific "Procedure 110-Montauk" done to a girl between █ and █&#9608 ██ years old.
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