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17th Feb '18 10:08:56 AM MikeK
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* The Buzz Of Delight, an early project of Music/MatthewSweet, got their name from a conversation between [[Music/{{REM}} Michael Stipe]] and Linda Hopper of Magnapop (both of whom were friends of Sweet): Hopper was complaining about a buzzing light bulb in her kitchen and Stipe heard "the buzz of the light" as "the buzz of delight".

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* The Buzz Of Delight, an early project of Music/MatthewSweet, got their name from a conversation between [[Music/{{REM}} Michael Stipe]] and Linda Hopper of Magnapop (both of whom were friends of Sweet): Hopper was complaining about a buzzing light bulb in her kitchen and Stipe heard "the buzz of the light" lights" as "the buzz of delight".
14th Feb '18 4:36:03 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling makes enough sense from the first reader. International Wrestling Grand Prix, while nonsensical given that it describes an athletic commission rather than a racing event, still gets the point across quickly. New Blood Evolution Valiantly Eternal Radical, or NEVER, not so much. NEVER's a BShow about young talents and independent wrestlers.[[/folder]]

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* Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling makes enough sense from the first reader. International Wrestling Grand Prix, while nonsensical given that it describes an athletic commission rather than a racing event, still gets the point across quickly. New Blood Evolution Valiantly Eternal Radical, or NEVER, not so much. NEVER's a BShow about young talents and independent wrestlers.wrestlers.
* Several Japanese promotions have titles that only make sense if you're familiar with the promotion's history. [=AtoZ=] was intentionally named this way, for example. Some are a combination of poor [[SpellMyNameWithAnS translation/transliteration]] and {{Engrish}}, such as Fighting Detective Team [=BattlARTS=]. Some have an inherently weird gimmick that's just hard to capture in words like Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE. With some, such as Big Mouth Loud, you might as well forget trying to figure it out and just watch the matches.
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7th Feb '18 5:31:20 AM thatother1dude
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** The literal translation of the original Japanese title, ''Shin Seiki Evangelion'', is "New Century Evangelion". Hideaki Anno has said that he chose the word "Evangelion" because it "[[RuleOfCool sounded cool]]".

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** The literal translation of the original Japanese title, ''Shin Seiki Evangelion'', is "New Century Evangelion".Evangelion", possibly a reference to its TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture setting. Hideaki Anno has said that he chose the word "Evangelion" because it "[[RuleOfCool sounded cool]]".
6th Feb '18 9:17:15 AM WilliamRadarStorm
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* While a lot of band names seem rather arbitrary, bands in the Elephant 6 collective seem to take this to extremes. Music/NeutralMilkHotel and The Olivia Tremor Control spring to mind; it's been hypothesised that they were formed from reading out the results of a game of Scrabble. Jeff Mangum claims there's a deep, long story behind the name "Neutral Milk Hotel" but he doesn't want to tell anyone due to its personal nature.

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* While a lot of band names seem rather arbitrary, bands in the Elephant 6 collective [[ExaggeratedTrope seem to take this to extremes. extremes]]. Music/NeutralMilkHotel and The Olivia Tremor Control Music/TheOliviaTremorControl spring to mind; it's been hypothesised that they were formed from reading out the results of a game of Scrabble. Jeff Mangum claims there's a deep, long story behind the name "Neutral Milk Hotel" but he doesn't want to tell anyone due to its personal nature.nature.
** This got lampshaded in the Elephant 6 art exhibit at the Georgia Museum: the official title for the exhibit was "The ... of Elephant Six," with a random and changing jumble of words in place of the ellipses at the actual exhibit.
26th Jan '18 4:20:44 PM Lemia
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* ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'': While the "Messenger" part of the title is accurate as the game takes place almost entirely on a chat messenger service, the "Mystic" part is misleading because there is absolutely nothing mystical or supernatural about the messenger or anything else in the game. ''Mysterious Messenger'' would have been a much more appropriate title for the game...but then again, it's possible the creators thought ''Mystic Messenger'' [[RuleOfCool just had a better ring to it]].
14th Jan '18 8:12:16 PM Kotomikun
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* ''Anime/DevilmanCrybaby'', an adaptation of the manga ''Manga/{{Devilman}}''. The addition of "crybaby" pushes it into this trope; as incongruous as it sounds, it's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin almost self-explanatory]]. The hero is a [[Main/ManlyTears sensitive man prone to crying]] who obtains demonic powers.
14th Jan '18 6:41:17 AM Lyendith
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* ''Anime/APlaceFurtherThanTheUniverse'' is the title of a book written by the mother of one of the protagonists. The "place" is the South Pole and/or Antarctica. "Further than the Universe" doesn't make much sense in and of itself, but they may have meant "further than space," that is, that the distance from the shore of Antarctica to the Pole is greater than the distance to the edge of Earth's atmosphere (only a couple hundred miles).
13th Jan '18 12:06:25 PM Kotomikun
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* ''LightNovel/DeathMarchToTheParallelWorldRhapsody''--"death march" refers to an overly-long coding marathon, after which the main character inexplicably jumps to a ParallelUniverse. "Rhapsody" is just there to complete the MadLibFantasyTitle, vaguely linking back to "march" (both relate to music).
13th Jan '18 5:40:12 AM Kotomikun
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* Speaking of psychos, there's ''Anime/PsychoPass''. It sounds random, but does turn out to mean something: [[spoiler:it's a pun. The mind-scanning system that all citizens must "pass" is powered by the disembodied brains of psychopaths. A Japanese speaker would pronounce "psychopath" as "psychopassu."]]


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* ''Anime/APlaceFurtherThanTheUniverse'' is the title of a book written by the mother of one of the protagonists. The "place" is the South Pole and/or Antarctica. "Further than the Universe" doesn't make much sense in and of itself, but they may have meant "further than space," that is, that the distance from the shore of Antarctica to the Pole is greater than the distance to the edge of Earth's atmosphere (only a couple hundred miles).
13th Jan '18 5:10:09 AM Kotomikun
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* ''Anime/ShowByRock'' is apparently a recursive-translation of "rock concert," or something analogous. The protagonist joins a band and uses ThePowerOfRock to defeat baddies.


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* The ShowWithinAShow in ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' known as "Helvetica Standard." [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helvetica Helvetica]] is a ''typeface'', and nothing that happens in this [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs bizarrified version of an already bizarre universe]] could be considered "standard."
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