History NamesToRunAwayFrom / ShadyNames

14th Mar '17 7:11:26 AM Allronix
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** Or, in waters north of [[UsefulNotesSeattle Seattle,]] Deception Pass? [[note]]Significantly less perilous since they [[StuffBlowingUp dynamited]] the underwater rocks in the channel.[[/note]]

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** Or, in waters north of [[UsefulNotesSeattle [[UsefulNotes/Seattle Seattle,]] Deception Pass? [[note]]Significantly less perilous since they [[StuffBlowingUp dynamited]] the underwater rocks in the channel.[[/note]]
14th Mar '17 7:10:46 AM Allronix
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* A real-life British spy organization in World War 2 called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Operations_Executive The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare]]
14th Nov '16 7:47:30 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is fond of giving shady names to its criminal characters. ''Film/ANewHope'' started the trend with a bounty hunter named Greedo, and the prequel ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' introduced a drug dealer named Elan Sel'Sabagno, nicknamed "Sleazebaggano."

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is fond of giving shady names to its criminal characters. ''Film/ANewHope'' started the trend with a bounty hunter named Greedo, and the prequel ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' introduced a drug dealer named Elan Sel'Sabagno, nicknamed "Sleazebaggano."
Sleazebaggano.
14th Nov '16 7:46:40 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is fond of giving shady names to its criminal characters. ''Film/ANewHope'' started the trend with the bounty hunter Greedo, and the prequel ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' introduced Elan Sel'Sabagno, nicknamed "Sleazebaggano."

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is fond of giving shady names to its criminal characters. ''Film/ANewHope'' started the trend with the a bounty hunter named Greedo, and the prequel ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' introduced a drug dealer named Elan Sel'Sabagno, nicknamed "Sleazebaggano."
14th Nov '16 7:46:17 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Would you meet up in a bar with a bounty hunter named [[Film/ANewHope Greedo]]? (If you do, you'd better be prepared to [[TheDogShotFirst shoot first]].)

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* Would you meet up in a bar ''Franchise/StarWars'' is fond of giving shady names to its criminal characters. ''Film/ANewHope'' started the trend with a the bounty hunter named [[Film/ANewHope Greedo]]? (If you do, you'd better be prepared to [[TheDogShotFirst shoot first]].)
Greedo, and the prequel ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' introduced Elan Sel'Sabagno, nicknamed "Sleazebaggano."



* Vermin in the ''{{Redwall}}'' series. When characters with names like Scumnose, Mangefur and Cheesethief knock on the door of your abbey, do you follow the dictates of peace and let them in, or do you put up all the barricades and start hunting down Martin the Warrior's sword?

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* Vermin in the ''{{Redwall}}'' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series. When characters with names like Scumnose, Mangefur and Cheesethief knock on the door of your abbey, do you follow the dictates of peace and let them in, or do you put up all the barricades and start hunting down Martin the Warrior's sword?
2nd Nov '16 4:44:54 PM nombretomado
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* One heroic example is Lyra "Silvertongue" Belacqua, clever heroine of ''HisDarkMaterials.''

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* One heroic example is Lyra "Silvertongue" Belacqua, clever heroine of ''HisDarkMaterials.''Literature/HisDarkMaterials.''
18th Aug '16 7:15:51 PM Scrounge
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Flim and Flam, the "world famous" Flim-Flam brothers.
19th May '16 5:59:47 AM pgj1997
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* How 'bout [[ShiningTimeStation Horace Schemer]]?

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* How 'bout [[ShiningTimeStation [[Series/ShiningTimeStation Horace Schemer]]?
4th May '16 11:35:45 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* One corrupt Bitcoin gambling operation ''[[http://www.dailydot.com/crime/bitcoin-ponzicoin-scam/ openly called itself "Ponzicoin"]]'' -- and some chumps ''still fell for it''.
28th Mar '16 10:44:59 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Would you expect anything other than [[IncrediblyLamePun monkey business]] from an ape named [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia Shift]]? (Subverted with his friend Puzzle the Donkey, who's actually a good guy.)
* Would you trust a rat named [[Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles Twirltongue?]]

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* Would you expect anything other than [[IncrediblyLamePun monkey business]] from an ape named [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Shift]]? (Subverted with his friend Puzzle the Donkey, who's actually a good guy.)
* Would you trust a rat named [[Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles Twirltongue?]]Twirltongue]]?



* There was a famous embezzler during the recession from about 2008 in named Bernie Madoff (pronounced "made-off"). Creator/RobinWilliams lampshaded the irony about an embezzler having such a name, "What's next? [[TheLawFirmOfPunPunAndWordplay A law firm called Dewey, Fuckyou and Howe?"]]

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* There was a famous embezzler during the recession from about 2008 in named Bernie Madoff (pronounced "made-off")."made off," as in "he made off with all our money"). Creator/RobinWilliams lampshaded the irony about an embezzler having such a name, "What's next? [[TheLawFirmOfPunPunAndWordplay A law firm called Dewey, Fuckyou and Howe?"]]
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