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27th Mar '18 1:43:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In Japanese, forming words like this is perfectly normal. They are built from combinations of Japanese and [[GratuitousEnglish English]] words. For example, the Japanese word for "PC" is [[Anime/{{Chobits}} "paso-kon"]], an abbreviation of "personal computer" pronounced using standard Japanese phonemes. This extends even to names, especially of celebrities. Music/JimiHendrix, for example, is something like [=JimiHen=]. Specifically, they form words of four moraic units as in ''pa-so-ko-n''=Personal computer, ''ji-mi-he-n''=Jimi Hendrix. Also 'lo-li-ko-n'=LolitaComplex, ''ko-n-bi-ni''=Convenience Store, or ''i-ra-su-to''=Illustration.

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* In Japanese, forming words like this is perfectly normal. They are built from combinations of Japanese and [[GratuitousEnglish English]] words. For example, the Japanese word for "PC" is [[Anime/{{Chobits}} "paso-kon"]], an abbreviation of "personal computer" pronounced using standard Japanese phonemes. This extends even to names, especially of celebrities. Music/JimiHendrix, for example, is something like [=JimiHen=]. Specifically, they form words of four moraic units as in ''pa-so-ko-n''=Personal computer, ''ji-mi-he-n''=Jimi Hendrix. Also 'lo-li-ko-n'=LolitaComplex, 'lo-li-ko-n'=[[LoliconAndShotacon Lolita Complex]], ''ko-n-bi-ni''=Convenience Store, or ''i-ra-su-to''=Illustration.
8th Mar '18 8:35:49 PM nombretomado
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See also {{Tropemanteau}}, {{Portmantitle}}, and NounVerber. Compare with NewSpeak.

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See also {{Tropemanteau}}, {{JustForFun/Tropemanteau}}, {{Portmantitle}}, and NounVerber. Compare with NewSpeak.
26th Feb '18 2:13:17 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''TachyonTheFringe'' has a MegaCorp named [=GalSpan=], which is short for the Galactic Spanning Corporation. Interesting in that the name reveals absolutely nothing about what they do.

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* ''TachyonTheFringe'' ''VideoGame/TachyonTheFringe'' has a MegaCorp named [=GalSpan=], which is short for the Galactic Spanning Corporation. Interesting in that the name reveals absolutely nothing about what they do.
9th Feb '18 6:39:37 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' (besides the title), [[TheReptilians the Race]]'s names for certain things fit the trope. For example, an admiral is called "fleetlord", while a ship captain is a "shiplord"; a tank is a "landcruiser", and a fighter jet is a "killercraft".
16th Jan '18 2:43:34 AM Cryoclaste
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* S. L. Viehl's ''Literature/StarDoc'' series is packed with words like this, starting right at the title. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason behind which words use [=CamelCase=] and which don't, but at least the series is consistent about each once a word is invented. One can probably blame the [[strike:[[WorldOfWarcraft Draenei]]{{Expy}}s]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Jorenians]], for the most part: They're not the ''only'' ones at fault, but they're the most ''egregious'' offenders.

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* S. L. Viehl's ''Literature/StarDoc'' series is packed with words like this, starting right at the title. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason behind which words use [=CamelCase=] and which don't, but at least the series is consistent about each once a word is invented. One can probably blame the [[strike:[[WorldOfWarcraft [[strike:[[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Draenei]]{{Expy}}s]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Jorenians]], for the most part: They're not the ''only'' ones at fault, but they're the most ''egregious'' offenders.
1st Jan '18 12:42:22 AM Piterpicher
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* In ''LittleKingsStory'', the king gets a "fanlet" from a peasant which reads:

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* In ''LittleKingsStory'', ''VideoGame/LittleKingsStory'', the king gets a "fanlet" from a peasant which reads:
15th Aug '17 8:30:29 AM Occidensill
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* Mocked in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', when Rodney dubs the craft that would become known as a Puddle Jumper a "[=GateShip=]", and is instantly told, "Okay, you don't get to name things anymore." In an alternate timeline, [=McKay=] does get to name it [=GateShip=], mainly to set up a [='GS-1'=] joke. And the Asurans call them [=GateShips=].

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* Mocked in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', when Rodney dubs the craft that would become known as a Puddle Jumper a "[=GateShip=]", and is instantly told, "Okay, you don't get to name things anymore." In an alternate timeline, [=McKay=] does get to name it [=GateShip=], mainly to set up a [='GS-1'=] joke. And Later they learn that the Asurans who built the ships did call them [=GateShips=].[=GateShips=], which enthuses McKay, but is taken as another piece of evidence of their creative bankruptcy by everyone else.
25th Jul '17 9:01:50 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 4th Edition is starting to head in this direction with its use of compound names for classes and monsters (most recently the Shardmind race and the Battlemind and Runepriest classes from PHB3), much to the annoyance of those who prefer simpler and more resonant naming conventions. The battlemind is known as a "fightbrain" on [=RPGnet=].

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 4th Edition is starting to head briefly headed in this direction with its use of compound names for classes and monsters (most recently the Shardmind race and the Battlemind and Runepriest classes from PHB3), much to the annoyance of those who prefer simpler and more resonant naming conventions. The battlemind is known as a "fightbrain" on [=RPGnet=].
31st Mar '17 3:43:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''OrionsArm'', the collaborative sci-fi WorldBuilding project, brings us "[[GreyGoo Nanodisaster]]," "[[DeusEstMachina Archailects]]", and even "[[UsefulNotes/TheSolarSystem Solsys]]".

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* ''OrionsArm'', ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'', the collaborative sci-fi WorldBuilding project, brings us "[[GreyGoo Nanodisaster]]," "[[DeusEstMachina Archailects]]", and even "[[UsefulNotes/TheSolarSystem Solsys]]".
28th Feb '17 8:08:21 AM gemmabeta2
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* L. Ron Hubbard (creator of Scientology and author of ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'') idolized the military and incorporated a lot of Wiki Words into "Scientologese" such as [=IntBase=] (International Base, one of many headquarters) and [=SecCheck=] (Security Check, a 200-question punishment).

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* L. Ron Hubbard (creator of Scientology and author of ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'') idolized the military United States Navy and incorporated a lot of Navy-style Wiki Words into "Scientologese" such as [=IntBase=] (International Base, one of many headquarters) and [=SecCheck=] (Security Check, a 200-question punishment).
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