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* The obscure 1982 {{Midway|Games}} UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Kozmik Krooz'r''.

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* The obscure 1982 {{Midway|Games}} Creator/{{Midway|Games}} UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Kozmik Krooz'r''.
27th Jan '18 1:02:25 PM Malady
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Xtreme Kool Letterz shows up around this wiki as well, with titles such as FriendsOfReallyKoolSobriquet, and yes, [[ThisTropeNameReferencesItself this article]].

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Xtreme Kool Letterz shows up around this wiki as well, with titles such as FriendsOfReallyKoolSobriquet, DarthWiki/FriendsOfReallyKoolSobriquet, and yes, [[ThisTropeNameReferencesItself this article]].



* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear G'': Kirika's attack names are spelled in a bizarre mishmash of randomly-sized Japanese and English characters, written in neon-colored "violent" calligraphy and accompanied by the sound of a witch's cackling. This is fitting for her nature as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and a massive [[{{Chuunibyou}} chuuni]].

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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear G'': Kirika's attack names are spelled in a bizarre mishmash of randomly-sized Japanese and English characters, written in neon-colored "violent" calligraphy and accompanied by the sound of a witch's cackling. This is fitting for her nature as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and a massive [[{{Chuunibyou}} chuuni]].{{chuuni|byou}}.



** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] with the Xyz monsters introduced in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' and the card sets. It's pronounced "ik-seez" and is a reference to spacial coordinates[[note]]three dimensions: its place on the mat, and the cards under it[[/note]]. Humorously, up to the point of their announcement in the TCG, fansubbers of the show never caught that meaning, assuming it was "Exceed" because it was the closest-sounding actual word.

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** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] {{Invoked|Trope}} with the Xyz monsters introduced in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' and the card sets. It's pronounced "ik-seez" and is a reference to spacial coordinates[[note]]three dimensions: its place on the mat, and the cards under it[[/note]]. Humorously, up to the point of their announcement in the TCG, fansubbers of the show never caught that meaning, assuming it was "Exceed" because it was the closest-sounding actual word.
25th Jan '18 3:53:32 AM Asteroidz
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* The online flash game creator Website/{{Sploder}} has a power-up called the Power Gluv.
24th Jan '18 12:03:05 AM CountDorku
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* ''Dark Age'' has one character known simply as "X'cess". It's...''almost'' the correct way to spell "excess"!
3rd Jan '18 4:48:43 PM merotoker
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* The AHEM [[PrivateMilitaryContractors military contracting company]] formerly known as Blackwater has changed their name to Xe. One could say that these days, Blackwater's name is mud.... So they changed it. Plus, there is the irony of them changing their name to the chemical symbol of an almost inert gas. [[UsefulNotes/{{MSNBC}} Rachel Maddow]] quickly took to pronouncing it "she."

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* The AHEM [[PrivateMilitaryContractors military contracting company]] formerly known as Blackwater has changed their name to Xe. One could say that these days, Blackwater's name is mud.... So they changed it. Plus, there is the irony of them changing their name to the chemical symbol of an almost inert gas. [[UsefulNotes/{{MSNBC}} [[Creator/{{MSNBC}} Rachel Maddow]] quickly took to pronouncing it "she."
3rd Jan '18 4:44:45 PM merotoker
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* ''{{Bratz}}'' (doll lines, animated series, [=DVDs=]) totally qualifies. Not just with the name, but the name of ''every single doll line they have''. Doll names with a short '''I''' also have a double '''II''' for no apparent reason. Once they got to stringing together names like "Bratz Babyz Ponyz," you get to wondering how much longer until they trademarked the letter z and we'd all have to start paying them to be able to use it.

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* ''{{Bratz}}'' ''Franchise/{{Bratz}}'' (doll lines, animated series, [=DVDs=]) totally qualifies. Not just with the name, but the name of ''every single doll line they have''. Doll names with a short '''I''' also have a double '''II''' for no apparent reason. Once they got to stringing together names like "Bratz Babyz Ponyz," you get to wondering how much longer until they trademarked the letter z and we'd all have to start paying them to be able to use it.



* According to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, Kool-Aid (originally Kool-Ade) was first sold in 1927, and Kool cigarettes were first sold in 1933.

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* According to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, Kool-Aid KoolAid (originally Kool-Ade) was first sold in 1927, and Kool cigarettes were first sold in 1933.



* UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork has a sort of video-magazine entitled Qore (Core).

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* UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork UsefulNotes/PlaystationNetwork has a sort of video-magazine entitled Qore (Core).



* KoolAid probably counts.



* {{Transformers}} examples:

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* {{Transformers}} Franchise/{{Transformers}} examples:



*** [[ZigzaggedTrope Some sources still spell his name with an 'S' though]]. This is more due to Japanese inconsistency with pronunciation vs. katakana.

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*** [[ZigzaggedTrope [[ZigzaggingTrope Some sources still spell his name with an 'S' though]]. This is more due to Japanese inconsistency with pronunciation vs. katakana.



** ''X-Treme X-Men''. Generally considered a really silly title, one online reviewer referred to the first three issues as ''That [[Creator/ChrisClaremont Claremont]] Book''. Ironically, when, after 46 issues, the book was canceled and the writer moved the characters to ''Uncanny X-Men'', the team was renamed "X-Treme Sanctions Executive."

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** ''X-Treme X-Men''. Generally considered a really silly title, one online reviewer referred to the first three issues as ''That [[Creator/ChrisClaremont Claremont]] Book''. Ironically, when, after 46 issues, the book was canceled and the writer moved the characters to ''Uncanny X-Men'', ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen'', the team was renamed "X-Treme Sanctions Executive."



** And the ''ComicBook/XMen'' spin-off book ''X-Force'' once had a character called Adam-X, the X-Treme. Ah, the '90s. Thankfully, "the X-Treme" part rarely appeared outside of cover announcements of his guest appearances.
** Before Adam-X, there was Illyana Rasputin, aka Magik.
*** Although ''magik'', pronounced with a long 'a' and a hard 'g', is an actual word in Russian; it means "magician". The question is if Chris Claremont knew that when he gave the Siberian mutant that name.

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** And the ''ComicBook/XMen'' spin-off book ''X-Force'' ''ComicBook/XForce'' once had a character called Adam-X, the X-Treme. Ah, the '90s. Thankfully, "the X-Treme" part rarely appeared outside of cover announcements of his guest appearances.
** Before Adam-X, there was Illyana Rasputin, ComicBook/IllyanaRasputin, aka Magik.
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Magik. Although ''magik'', pronounced with a long 'a' and a hard 'g', is an actual word in Russian; it means "magician". The question is if Chris Claremont knew that when he gave the Siberian mutant that name.



** Played with in two spin-off titles launched by Creator/ChrisClaremont, ''Excalibur'' and ''GeNext''. In both cases the "X" was the biggest letter in the cover logo.
*** It went even further in the ''ComicBook/{{Age of Apocalypse}}'' crossover in the 90's, when ''Excalibur'' became X-Calibre.

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** Played with in two spin-off titles launched by Creator/ChrisClaremont, ''Excalibur'' and ''GeNext''. ''[=GeNext=]''. In both cases the "X" was the biggest letter in the cover logo.
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logo. It went even further in the ''ComicBook/{{Age of Apocalypse}}'' crossover in the 90's, when ''Excalibur'' became X-Calibre.



** When the second incarnation of the ''ComicBook/XForce'' was threatened with legal action over their name, leader the Orphan simply changes it -- to "X-Statix". He says it came to him in a dream and he doesn't really know what it's supposed to mean.

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** When the second incarnation of the ''ComicBook/XForce'' ''X-Force'' was threatened with legal action over their name, leader the Orphan simply changes it -- to "X-Statix"."ComicBook/XStatix". He says it came to him in a dream and he doesn't really know what it's supposed to mean.



* Kobra

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* ** Kobra



* This trope was popular in comics during TheNineties and the Speculator Boom when comic creators were looking to make a quick buck off of original characters. The reasoning for using Xtreme Kool Letterz at this time was likely done to help insure that whatever name a creator came up with for their NinetiesAntiHero could be trademark/copywrited. You can't retain the rights to "Strike", but you can retain the rights to "Stryke".
** Although Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby (the creator of "[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Kirby Krackle]]") also indulged in this, e. g. with names like Klaw, Kalibak and Apokolips (this last one replacing a 'y' with an 'i'). Other Marvel examples from the 1970s and 1980s include Deathlok the Demolisher, Drax the Destroyer, Karisma, Mahkizmo, Nekra, Terrax the Tamer and Terrex. Also, Creator/FrankMiller called Daredevil's first love Elektra, while "Electra" is the more common spelling in English; however it was justified by making her Greek.

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* This trope was popular in comics during TheNineties UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks and the Speculator Boom when comic creators were looking to make a quick buck off of original characters. The reasoning for using Xtreme Kool Letterz at this time was likely done to help insure that whatever name a creator came up with for their NinetiesAntiHero could be trademark/copywrited. You can't retain the rights to "Strike", but you can retain the rights to "Stryke".
** Although Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby (the creator of "[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Kirby Krackle]]") also indulged in this, e. g. with names like Klaw, Kalibak and Apokolips (this last one replacing a 'y' with an 'i'). Other Marvel examples from the 1970s and 1980s include Deathlok the Demolisher, Drax the Destroyer, Karisma, Mahkizmo, Nekra, Terrax the Tamer and Terrex. Also, Creator/FrankMiller called Daredevil's first love Elektra, ComicBook/{{Elektra}}, while "Electra" is the more common spelling in English; however it was justified by making her Greek.



* The marketing for the movie adaptation of ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' used the acronym "LXG". Didn't help the movie either.

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* The marketing for the movie adaptation of ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' used the acronym "LXG". Didn't help the movie either.



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':



** Another children's book has a character named Susan who changes her name to, well, the title says it all: ''My Name is Sus5an Smith. The 5 is Silent.''

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** Another children's book has a character named Susan who changes her name to, well, the title says it all: ''My Name is Sus5an [=Sus5an=] Smith. The 5 is Silent.''



* Invoked in Ray Bradbury's short story "Literature/ASoundOfThunder." The bizarre spelling on the time-travel safari sign is the first clue the characters have that [[ButterflyOfDoom killing a butterfly in the past dramatically changed the future]].

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* Invoked in Ray Bradbury's Creator/RayBradbury's short story "Literature/ASoundOfThunder." The bizarre spelling on the time-travel safari sign is the first clue the characters have that [[ButterflyOfDoom killing a butterfly in the past dramatically changed the future]].



** One comic strip mentioned is called "Xtreme Sk8ters". Another is "Action Fighterz", which features a character "Captain Klobber", another is "Wacky Dawg" and another is "Office Antix".

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** One comic strip mentioned is called "Xtreme Sk8ters".[=Sk8ters=]". Another is "Action Fighterz", which features a character "Captain Klobber", another is "Wacky Dawg" and another is "Office Antix".



* ''Series/StargateSG1''

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* ''Series/StargateSG1''''Series/StargateSG1'':



** Of course, the titles of all Stargate series do the same thing, replacing the second "A" in "Stargate" with the gate symbol for Earth. Not mandatory, thankfully. Which, incidentally, is just an uppercase lambda with a krou�ek on top of it. A rather strange blend of a greek letter with a Scandinavian diacritic (Å). It is described in-show as representing the sun rising above the Great Pyramid of Gizah.

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** Of course, the titles of all Stargate series do the same thing, replacing the second "A" in "Stargate" with the gate symbol for Earth. Not mandatory, thankfully. Which, incidentally, is just an uppercase lambda with a krou�ek on top of it. A rather strange blend of a greek Greek letter with a Scandinavian diacritic (Å). It is described in-show as representing the sun rising above the Great Pyramid of Gizah.



* Music/AvrilLavigne's song "Sk8er Boi."

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* Music/AvrilLavigne's song "Sk8er "[=Sk8er=] Boi."



** When making ''Series/TheMileyAndMandyShow'', she nicknamed herself and her dancer friend/co-host Mandy Jiroux "Milez" and "Manderz" in many episodes.

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** When making ''Series/TheMileyAndMandyShow'', ''WebVideo/TheMileyAndMandyShow'', she nicknamed herself and her dancer friend/co-host Mandy Jiroux "Milez" and "Manderz" in many episodes.



* Microsoft Windows NT 5.1, also known as XP, which is supposed to be short for [=eXPerience=].

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* Microsoft Windows UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows NT 5.1, also known as XP, which is supposed to be short for [=eXPerience=].



* There's NXT. Doesn't stand for anything, that's just the "xtreme kool" way of spelling "next", since the program is the "next" generation of WWE, though at least [[OldThanTheyThink one promotion]], The Scottish Wrestling Alliance, did it beforehand.
* After many years of identifying [=WrestleMania=] events with Roman numerals, #17 was officially X-Seven -- pronounced "ecks-seven". And the next year saw X8, "ecks-eight". From #19 (XIX) onwards, all-Roman numbers have been back in vogue.

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* There's NXT. Doesn't stand for anything, that's just the "xtreme kool" way of spelling "next", since the program is the "next" generation of WWE, though at least [[OldThanTheyThink [[OlderThanTheyThink one promotion]], The Scottish Wrestling Alliance, did it beforehand.
* After many years of identifying [=WrestleMania=] Wrestling/WrestleMania events with Roman numerals, #17 was officially X-Seven -- pronounced "ecks-seven". And the next year saw X8, "ecks-eight". From #19 (XIX) onwards, all-Roman numbers have been back in vogue.



* ECW itself was an xception to the rulez, so to speak, by correctly using an E for Extreme. (Other wrestling promotions such as XPW, as noted above, are not so grammatically-minded.) It was founded in 1992, though: you can bet that 10 or so years later there would have been an X in there for sure � their late-period pay-per-view Anarchy Rulz submitted to this trope, for instance. They also started out as Eastern Championship Wrestling.
* Shawn Michaels and Triple H (and Wrestling/{{X-|Pac}}[[XPacHeat Pac]], and Wrestling/{{Chyna}}, [[OverlyLongGag and]] Wrestling/BillyGunn [[ThoseTwoGuys and Road Dogg]] and [[Wrestling/RonKillings K Kwick]]) ARE Wrestling/DGenerationX, and they've got [[CatchPhrase two words for ya...]]
* Wrestling/VinceRusso's [[FunWithAcronyms Sports Entertainment Xtreme]] faction from the early days of Wrestling/{{TNA}}. Russo was especially fond of this. He used to pen a regular article in WWE Magazine in the 90's where he changed any hard "S" sound to a z. For instance:

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* ECW itself was an xception to the rulez, so to speak, by correctly using an E for Extreme. (Other wrestling promotions such as XPW, as noted above, XPW are not so grammatically-minded.) It was founded in 1992, though: you can bet that 10 or so years later there would have been an X in there for sure � sure; their late-period pay-per-view Anarchy Rulz submitted to this trope, for instance. They also started out as Eastern Championship Wrestling.
* Shawn Michaels Wrestling/ShawnMichaels and Triple H Wrestling/TripleH (and Wrestling/{{X-|Pac}}[[XPacHeat Pac]], [[Wrestling/SeanWaltman X-Pac]], and Wrestling/{{Chyna}}, [[OverlyLongGag and]] Wrestling/BillyGunn [[ThoseTwoGuys and Road Dogg]] and [[Wrestling/RonKillings K Kwick]]) Kwik]]) ARE Wrestling/DGenerationX, and they've got [[CatchPhrase two words for ya...]]
* Wrestling/VinceRusso's [[FunWithAcronyms Sports Entertainment Xtreme]] faction from the early days of Wrestling/{{TNA}}. Russo was especially fond of this. He used to pen a regular article in WWE Magazine Magazine/WWEMagazine in the 90's where he changed any hard "S" sound to a z. For instance:



* In the original Worlds of Wonder version of Lazer Tag[[note]]This specific spelling; now copyrighted by Hasbro.[[/note]], the gun was referred to as a "Starlyte".

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* In the original Worlds of Wonder version of Lazer Tag[[note]]This specific spelling; now copyrighted by Hasbro.Creator/{{Hasbro}}.[[/note]], the gun was referred to as a "Starlyte".



* ''Toys/{{Bratz}}''

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* ''Toys/{{Bratz}}''''Franchise/{{Bratz}}''



* [[SuperMarioBros Bowser's]] vehicle in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' was originally called the Koopa Klown Kar. For [[UnfortunateImplications obvious]] [[TheKlan reasons,]] it's spelled normally in newer games.
* The ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series takes this to an extreme. ''Every'' word which starts with a hard C (with some of the exceptions being Johnny Cage, the male Chameleon, and the live action series ''Series/MortalKombatConquest'') is spelt with a K. Worse still, those are apparently the ''proper'' spellings of those words in the MK universe. ''Damn''.

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* [[SuperMarioBros Bowser's]] ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Bowser's vehicle in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' was originally called the Koopa Klown Kar. For [[UnfortunateImplications obvious]] [[TheKlan reasons,]] it's spelled normally in newer games.
* The ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series takes this to an extreme. ''Every'' Nearly ''every'' word which starts with a hard C (with some of the exceptions being Johnny Cage, the male Chameleon, and the live action series ''Series/MortalKombatConquest'') is spelt with a K. Worse still, those are apparently the ''proper'' spellings of those words in the MK universe. ''Damn''.



** ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' has a stage called "The Cove", which Boon apologized for misnaming sans the 'K' during an E3 interview (so in a sense it's the XtremeKoolLetterz spelling for the ''MK'' universe).

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** ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' has a stage called "The Cove", which Boon apologized for misnaming sans the 'K' during an E3 interview (so in a sense it's the XtremeKoolLetterz Xtreme Kool Letterz spelling for the ''MK'' universe).



* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' is especially bad with this one:

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is especially bad with this one:



* Any term related to the Kremlings in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' has its hard "C"'s replaced with "K"'s. [[http://www.smbhq.com/users/botvgh/season7/2k1christmascarol.html This installment]] of ''BattleOfTheVideoGameHeroes'' {{Lampshade}}s this by having DK ask if they honestly have to keep doing it.

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* Any term related to the Kremlings in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' has its hard "C"'s replaced with "K"'s. [[http://www.smbhq.com/users/botvgh/season7/2k1christmascarol.html This installment]] of ''BattleOfTheVideoGameHeroes'' {{Lampshade}}s {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this by having DK ask if they honestly have to keep doing it.



* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynowarz Dynowarz]]''

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* ''[[http://en.''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynowarz org/wiki/Dynowarz:_Destruction_of_Spondylus Dynowarz]]''



** {{Discussed}} with car model names in [[http://xkcd.com/1571/ this comic]]. The author offers a few... [[UnfortunateNames suggestions]] (Lincoln [[{{UsefulNotes/Socialism}} Marxism]], anyone?) that nevertheless score high on this rubric.

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** {{Discussed}} {{Discussed|Trope}} with car model names in [[http://xkcd.com/1571/ this comic]]. The author offers a few... [[UnfortunateNames suggestions]] (Lincoln [[{{UsefulNotes/Socialism}} Marxism]], anyone?) that nevertheless score high on this rubric.



* From ''Website/TheOnion'': "[[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/alphabet_updated_with_15_exciting Alphabet Updated With 15 Exciting New Replacement Letters]]"

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* From ''Website/TheOnion'': "[[http://www."[[https://www.theonion.com/content/news/alphabet_updated_with_15_exciting com/alphabet-updated-with-15-exciting-new-replacement-lette-1819571356 Alphabet Updated With 15 Exciting New Replacement Letters]]"



* Also related to the above example, ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'''s principle restaurant is titled the Krusty Krab.

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* Also related to the above example, ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'''s ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'''s principle restaurant is titled the Krusty Krab.



* "Sonic Sez" from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''. Of note, though, is the fact that "Sez" was written by Tails in each case, and when Sonic appeared, he would correct it to "Says".
** "Sez" was also used on newspaper headlines [[OlderThanTheyThink decades]] before ''[=AoStH=]'' came about.

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* "Sonic Sez" from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''. Of note, though, is the fact that "Sez" was written by Tails in each case, and when Sonic appeared, he would correct it to "Says".
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"Says". "Sez" was also used on newspaper headlines [[OlderThanTheyThink decades]] before ''[=AoStH=]'' came about.



** In the year 3000, occurances of "sk" has been replaced by "x". You can frequently hear characters saying "Can I ax you a question?"
** One episode [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this while [[PlayingWithATrope playing with]] BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord.

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** In the year 3000, occurances occurrences of "sk" has have been replaced by "x". You can frequently hear characters saying "Can I ax you a question?"
** One episode [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this while [[PlayingWithATrope playing with]] {{playing with|ATrope}} BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord.



'''[[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny Bugs]]:''' Eh, I told you, Daffy, my name is Bugs.\\

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'''[[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny Bugs]]:''' '''WesternAnimation/{{Bugs|Bunny}}:''' Eh, I told you, Daffy, my name is Bugs.\\



* ''America's Best Dance Crew'' is a particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} example of this. Almost every crew have "kool letterz" their name, but as an example three crews have the word "crew" in their name. Here are the ways they spell that otherwise simple word: "Cru," "Kru," and "Cr3w."

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* ''America's Best Dance Crew'' is a particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} example of this. Almost every crew have "kool letterz" their name, but as an example three crews have the word "crew" in their name. Here are the ways they spell that otherwise simple word: "Cru," "Kru," and "Cr3w."[=Cr3w=]."



* The AHEM [[PrivateMilitaryContractors military contracting company]] formerly known as Blackwater has changed their name to Xe. One could say that these days, Blackwater's name is mud.... So they changed it. Plus, there is the irony of them changing their name to the chemical symbol of an almost inert gas. [[{{MSNBC}} Rachel Maddow]] quickly took to pronouncing it "she."

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* The AHEM [[PrivateMilitaryContractors military contracting company]] formerly known as Blackwater has changed their name to Xe. One could say that these days, Blackwater's name is mud.... So they changed it. Plus, there is the irony of them changing their name to the chemical symbol of an almost inert gas. [[{{MSNBC}} [[UsefulNotes/{{MSNBC}} Rachel Maddow]] quickly took to pronouncing it "she."



* In 11 markets, Comcast has changed the name of its "Triple Play" service to [[http://www.xfinity.com/home/ Xfinity]], probably under the belief that it is "contemporary." Furthering this delusion, they have covered the site with Klavika (a [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} sans-serif typeface]] with squarish curves that has become a go-to "web 2.0" face). Their mobile internet service, meanwhile, is the predictably "kewl" ''Internet 2go''.

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* In 11 markets, Comcast has changed the name of its "Triple Play" service to [[http://www.xfinity.com/home/ Xfinity]], probably under the belief that it is "contemporary." Furthering this delusion, they have covered the site with Klavika (a [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} sans-serif typeface]] with squarish curves that has become a go-to "web 2.0" face). Their mobile internet Internet service, meanwhile, is the predictably "kewl" ''Internet 2go''.



* Car and motorcycle manufacturers in general are very fond of the letter [[XMakesAnythingCool X]], as it can be associated with sportiness, technology and luxury.
* The names kids choose for themselves on XBox Live. Hell, even the name ''XBox'' itself.

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* Car and motorcycle manufacturers in general are very fond of the letter [[XMakesAnythingCool X]], {{X|MakesAnythingCool}}, as it can be associated with sportiness, technology and luxury.
* The names kids choose for themselves on XBox Live. UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade. Hell, even the name ''XBox'' ''UsefulNotes/XBox'' itself.
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* The title character from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. At first, the creators could not find a name for her, but when they were staying in an eco-lodge, the owner introduced them to his dog "Cora". They agreed on the name and changed it to "Korra", most likely to fit into the Water Tribe's tradition of having "K" somewhere in their name, so this trope might be a coincidence.
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* ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'':
** One brand of carrot sticks is Xtreme Sports Stix (despite them having nothing to do with sports).
** One book Greg's mother hates is called "Xtreme Pop-up Sharks".
** One comic strip mentioned is called "Xtreme Sk8ters". Another is "Action Fighterz", which features a character "Captain Klobber", another is "Wacky Dawg" and another is "Office Antix".
** A brand of shoes Greg buys is Sportsterz.


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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'':
** One shop is called Dodgy Dealz. Another is Katsuma Klothes.
** There's a cereal called Katsuma Krunch.
1st Jan '18 10:37:09 AM Dghcrh
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' subtly manages to slip this in. Everyone in the fire nation's royal family has the letter Z in their name ('''Z'''uko, A'''z'''ula, O'''z'''ai, So'''z'''in), and many characters from the Water Tribes have names featuring K ('''K'''atara, So'''kk'''a, Ha'''k'''oda, Pa'''kk'''u, '''K'''ana, '''K'''ya). Iroh and Ursa are the odd ones out for the former example.
** Its sequel, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', continues the latter tradition, as all but one named waterbender have K's in their name (Korra, Tarrlok, Yakone, and [[spoiler: Noatak]] do, and Tahno doesn't (it may be justified as he is the only one who wasn't stated to be born in either water tribe and may be a city native)).
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* {{ESPN}}'s Summer and Winter X-Games, originally the "Extreme Games".

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* {{ESPN}}'s Creator/{{ESPN}}'s Summer and Winter X-Games, originally the "Extreme Games".
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