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20th Oct '17 9:10:07 PM HiddenWindshield
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* If there's any deep meaning behind the phrase ''[[Literature/PayMeBug A Rake by Starlight]]'', it has yet to be revealed.
10th Oct '17 10:13:00 AM zachmartinez
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* What exactly does the name ''Borderlands'' refer to? The location is the alien planet of Pandora, but as it's a desolate wasteland there aren't any clear "borders" of anything anywhere. Is Pandora at the "border" of human discovery? Maybe, but the series never references any other known planets (not even Earth) [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield And the exact location of Pandora is never revealed.]]
17th Sep '17 11:52:09 AM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/ThePostmanAlwaysRingsTwice'' contains no postmen and no doorbells. It is a metaphor for fate. At the time the book was published, the title phrase would have been [[PeopleSitInChairs transparently obvious]] to the reader. Now that mail carriers donít come to the door at all, let alone ring the bell--not so much.

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* ''Literature/ThePostmanAlwaysRingsTwice'' contains no postmen and no doorbells. It is a metaphor for fate. At the time the book was published, the title phrase would have been [[PeopleSitInChairs [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs transparently obvious]] to the reader. Now that mail carriers donít come to the door at all, let alone ring the bell--not so much.
12th Sep '17 10:44:04 PM PaulA
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* Robert Ludlum's "The Propername Abstractnoun" {{Mad Lib Thriller Title}}s are notorious for sounding fancy while telling you nothing.

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* Robert Ludlum's Creator/RobertLudlum's "The Propername Abstractnoun" {{Mad Lib Thriller Title}}s are notorious for sounding fancy while telling you nothing.
2nd Sep '17 1:58:15 PM merotoker
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** As a interesting note, the whole comic was originally named "Albedo Anthropomorphics", since the comic originally began as an anthology of many [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry comics]] written by many authors, and the Erma's one was just named ''Erma Felna EDF'' without the ''Albedo'' moniker at first. The name became an ArtifactTitle when the anthology part dissapeared since the second StoryArc onwards and only the ''Erma Felna EDF'' story was the only one published there, but the name ''Albedo'' still remained relevant in the ''Erma Felna EDF'' saga because [[spoiler:it was used as a TitleDrop later when they find out a derelict spaceship, who was tripulated by ''humans'']]. By 2016, the author definitively changed the name of the comic to the current one since that name was used by the fans from many years ago, averting IAmNotShazam altogether.

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** As a interesting note, the whole comic was originally named "Albedo Anthropomorphics", since the comic originally began as an anthology of many [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry comics]] written by many authors, and the Erma's one was just named ''Erma Felna EDF'' without the ''Albedo'' moniker at first. The name became an ArtifactTitle when the anthology part dissapeared disappeared since the second StoryArc onwards and only the ''Erma Felna EDF'' story was the only one published there, but the name ''Albedo'' still remained relevant in the ''Erma Felna EDF'' saga because [[spoiler:it was used as a TitleDrop later when they find out a derelict spaceship, who was tripulated by ''humans'']]. By 2016, the author definitively changed the name of the comic to the current one since that name was used by the fans from many years ago, averting IAmNotShazam altogether.



* ''The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire'' by Dan Howell and Phil Lester: It makes sense if you know that the co-authors are better known as YouTube vloggers, and that their respective channels are called [=TheAmazingPhil=] and [=DanIsNotOnFire=].

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* ''The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire'' by Dan Howell and Phil Lester: It makes sense if you know that the co-authors are better known as YouTube Website/YouTube vloggers, and that their respective channels are called [=TheAmazingPhil=] and [=DanIsNotOnFire=].



* The Super Sentai Series in Japan is pretty guilty of this as it's impossible to translate most titles as anything but these.
** Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger translates as Pirate Squadron/Taskforce/Team Gokaiger. Gokai meaning misunderstanding is a pun on Goukai meaning heroic and ger as in ranger which makes this series translate as Pirate Squadron/Taskforce/Team Misunderstanding Ranger/Misunderstandingger.

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* The Super Sentai Franchise/SuperSentai Series in Japan is pretty guilty of this as it's impossible to translate most titles as anything but these.
** Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
these. ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' translates as Pirate Squadron/Taskforce/Team Gokaiger. Gokai meaning misunderstanding is a pun on Goukai meaning heroic and ger as in ranger which makes this series translate as Pirate Squadron/Taskforce/Team Misunderstanding Ranger/Misunderstandingger.



** The sequel is ''VideoGame/BravelySecond: End Layer''. "Bravely Second" is not only the ''second'' work in a ''"Bravely"'' series, but it also refers to a "Bravely Second" game mechanic that debuted in the original game (though it's not clear why the mechanic was named that in the first place). As for "End Layer" - [[spoiler:add "SP", which stands for the resource you spend to use the Bravely Second mechanic, and you get "Send Player" - which is what you need to do in order to rewind time.]]

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** The sequel is ''VideoGame/BravelySecond: End Layer''. "Bravely Second" is not only the ''second'' work in a ''"Bravely"'' series, but it also refers to a "Bravely Second" game mechanic that debuted in the original game (though it's not clear why the mechanic was named that in the first place). As for "End Layer" - [[spoiler:add "SP", which stands for the resource you spend to use the Bravely Second mechanic, and you get "Send Player" - which is what you need to do in order to rewind time.]]time]].



* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' is made from the names of the two lead characters. Its sequel ''Banjo-Tooie'' has "two" mixed in for flavor.
** SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee'' is the same, while also being a pun on "ukulele".

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* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' is made from the names of the two lead characters. Its sequel ''Banjo-Tooie'' has "two" mixed in for flavor.
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flavor. SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee'' is the same, while also being a pun on "ukulele".



* ''Every'' single show dog and show horse must have a unique name. This leads to... unusual names.
** Also Thoroughbred racehorses, which gets odder because if a horse wins enough races, people allude to his name in naming his children. For example, one of Secretariat's sons was named "[[UsefulNotes/UnitedNations General Assembly]]."

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* ''Every'' single show dog and show horse must have a unique name. This leads to... unusual names.
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names. Also Thoroughbred racehorses, which gets odder because if a horse wins enough races, people allude to his name in naming his children. For example, one of Secretariat's sons was named "[[UsefulNotes/UnitedNations General Assembly]]."



* ''Manga/{{Blame}}'' doesn't actually involve any finger pointing whatsoever. None. The lead characters rarely even talk. It's theorized the title is [[TyopOnTheCover a misspelling of]] "Blam!", an onomatopoeia for a gun firing, rather appropriate considering the amount of gunplay. This is further supported by another of Tsutomu Nihei's works, a ''Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}'' miniseries for Creator/MarvelComics, being titled ''Snikt!''

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* ''Manga/{{Blame}}'' doesn't actually involve any finger pointing whatsoever. None. The lead characters rarely even talk. It's theorized the title is [[TyopOnTheCover a misspelling of]] "Blam!", an onomatopoeia for a gun firing, rather appropriate considering the amount of gunplay. This is further supported by another of Tsutomu Nihei's works, a ''Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}'' ''Franchise/{{Wolverine}}'' miniseries for Creator/MarvelComics, being titled ''Snikt!''



* ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' has nothing to do with the Evanescence song, grieving (the subject of the song), or anyone being immortal. Although most of the chapters are titleless, some randomly have song title names which in no way reflect the content of those chapters.

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* ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' has nothing to do with the Evanescence Music/{{Evanescence}} song, grieving (the subject of the song), or anyone being immortal. Although most of the chapters are titleless, some randomly have song title names which in no way reflect the content of those chapters.



* ''99 and 44/100% Dead'': a 1974 crime thriller. The title is a parody of the long-standing slogan of Procter & Gamble's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivory_Soap Ivory Soap]], which was advertised as "99 & 44/100% pure" and still has that written on the packaging.[[note]]Well, "99.44% pure clean & simple"[[/note]] Ivory has been a fairly small brand (well, small for P&G) since the middle of the 20th century, marketed mostly to Americans of modest means. (So that's where [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka]] got that combination from!)

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* ''99 and 44/100% Dead'': a 1974 crime thriller. The title is a parody of the long-standing slogan of Procter & Gamble's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivory_Soap Ivory Soap]], which was advertised as "99 & 44/100% pure" and still has that written on the packaging.[[note]]Well, "99.44% pure clean & simple"[[/note]] Ivory has been a fairly small brand (well, small for P&G) since the middle of the 20th century, marketed mostly to Americans of modest means. (So that's where [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka]] Film/{{Willy Wonka|AndTheChocolateFactory}} got that combination from!)



* Speaking of butter, there's ''Webcomic/ButtercupFestival''. It's a disconnected series of [[DadaComics obtuse and/or philosophical]] comics, starring a cheerful and [[NoNameGiven nameless]] little GrimReaper who never does any reaping.

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* Speaking of butter, there's ''Webcomic/ButtercupFestival''. It's a disconnected series of [[DadaComics obtuse and/or philosophical]] comics, starring a cheerful and [[NoNameGiven nameless]] little GrimReaper [[TheGrimReaper Grim Reaper]] who never does any reaping.



* [[JustForFun/BackstrokeOfTheWest Star War The Third Gathers: Backstroke of the West]] is a TranslationTrainWreck and RecursiveTranslation of [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith]]. It has spawned several memes, especially [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/do-not-want DO NOT WANT]]. Its FanSequels [[WebOriginal/TheStarWarGatherings The Star War Gatherings]] are no better.

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* [[JustForFun/BackstrokeOfTheWest ''[[JustForFun/BackstrokeOfTheWest Star War The Third Gathers: Backstroke of the West]] West]]'' is a TranslationTrainWreck and RecursiveTranslation of [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith]].Sith]]''. It has spawned several memes, especially [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/do-not-want DO NOT WANT]]. Its FanSequels [[WebOriginal/TheStarWarGatherings The Star War Gatherings]] are no better.
13th Aug '17 10:32:32 PM Kotomikun
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* Speaking of butter, there's ''Webcomic/ButtercupFestival''. It's a disconnected series of [[DadaComics obtuse and/or philosophical]] comics, starring a cheerful and [[NoNameGiven nameless]] little GrimReaper who never does any reaping.
24th Jul '17 2:46:03 AM ninjacreeper48
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' makes sense in the original Japanese, as it means "King of Games", and Yugi is the protagonist's name. The latter is probably the reason why the title wasn't simply translated along with the rest of the show - the connection between title and character name would be lost, and naming him "Kingof" would just be weird.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' makes sense in the original Japanese, as it means "King of Games", and Yugi is the protagonist's name. The latter is probably the reason why the title wasn't simply translated along with the rest of the show - the connection between title and character name would be lost, and naming him "Kingof" "Game" would just be weird.
21st Jul '17 4:55:55 PM Vir
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Contrast with ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, this trope's direct opposite. See also NonindicativeName, for characters and in-story objects with similarly unintuitive names. Related to IThoughtItMeant. For an example of a "TV Tropes" title that follows this formula, see NinjaPirateZombieRobot. Frequently results in an OverlyLongTitle.

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Contrast with ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, this trope's direct opposite. See also NonindicativeName, NonIndicativeName, for characters and in-story objects with similarly unintuitive names. Related to IThoughtItMeant. For an example of a "TV Tropes" title that follows this formula, see NinjaPirateZombieRobot. Frequently results in an OverlyLongTitle.
21st Jul '17 8:32:20 AM Eily
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* ''Film/MoulinRouge'' has the song Elephant Love Medley (medley used here to mean the same thing as Salad in this trope. Elephant Love Salad anyone?). Two characters are singing a medley of songs related to love, in a building shaped like an elephant.
7th Jul '17 10:14:11 PM SomberCaelifera
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