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7th Oct '17 11:15:51 AM reptoherp
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[[WMG: Donkey language rhymes]]
This means that Zecora's rhyming is part of her accent.
17th Sep '17 6:22:04 AM MorphinBrony
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* {{Jossed}} as of the Season 6 episode "Flutter Brutter."
16th Sep '17 11:47:58 PM MorphinBrony
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[[WMG: The word "ass" is a racial slur for donkeys.]]
Consider that in English, ass is not only an archaic term for donkeys, but also an insult, meaning "a stupid, foolish, or stubborn person." Combined with "ass" being considered a swearword... well, the UnfortunateImplications write themselves.
11th Aug '17 3:14:28 PM Theriocephalus
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* This can probably be safely considered jossed. While the Apple siblings' dad ''was'' called Bright Macintosh, their mom was born Pear Butter and later went by Buttercup. Likewise, while Twilight does have the same first half of her name with her mother Twilight Velvet, Shining Armor does not share any part of his name with his dad Night Light. Similarly, Rainbow Dash doesn't share any part of her name with her mother Windy Whistles. As for Rarity and Sweetie Belle, their mom is canonically named Cookie Crumbles -- they didn't get any part of their names from her either.




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*** By that token, though, all human names are real words as well (which does make sense, as names are in the end personal descriptors): all modern names turn out to be actual words and phrases or full sentences in some language or another if you go back far enough, with centuries of repetition as languages change having caused their immediate meanings to be lost. In light of that, it may be more likely that Equestria's naming traditions are due to ponies being careful to translate the words that make up their names as their language evolves to make sure their meanings are not lost.




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* The problem with this is that among the named, married pony couples we’ve seen so far (mid-Season 7), only the Pies (who are fairly obviously outliers to mainstream Equestrian culture anyway) share a name. As for the others, Night Light didn't take Twilight Velvet's name, Bow Hothoof didn't take Windy Whistles', and Bright Macintosh didn't take Pear Butter's either.
22nd May '17 8:57:01 AM valar55
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* The real question this raises is why is there a need for a draft? A secret war perhaps? But against who?

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* The real question this raises is is, why is there a need for a draft? A secret war perhaps? But against who?
25th Nov '16 10:34:54 AM nombretomado
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* [[AustinPowers Who throws a shoe? Honestly!]]

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* [[AustinPowers [[Film/AustinPowers Who throws a shoe? Honestly!]]
21st May '16 5:46:19 PM Nyperold
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[[WMG: Equestrian has at least two writing systems.]]
* One we saw in the very first episode (a book we saw) and in The Show Stoppers (the talent show poster). Its alphabet depicts unicorn horns, unicorn heads, entire unicorns, horseshoes, crescent moons, lightning bolts, spirals, and a few other things I can't identify (pimento olives?). I believe it is used for words native to the Equestrian language. The other is a Latin-based alphabet, possibly for loanwords from our languages that use it. Millenia of linguistic evolution may have turned "Sisterhooves Social" into "SIHOVI IVCIOVCΓLO", but the letters are mostly still recognizable.
10th Mar '16 8:27:20 PM nombretomado
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** ''Stallion with a winged skull cutie mark and a high-peaked combination cap:'' We shall purge the Universe of the Foul Forces of [[CareBears Care-a-Lot]]! Glory to the First Stallion to Die! FOR THE PRINCESS!

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** ''Stallion with a winged skull cutie mark and a high-peaked combination cap:'' We shall purge the Universe of the Foul Forces of [[CareBears [[Franchise/CareBears Care-a-Lot]]! Glory to the First Stallion to Die! FOR THE PRINCESS!
21st Jan '16 6:37:17 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: The ponies of Equestria use the same naming conventions as [[HorseRacing Horse Racing]].]]

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[[WMG: The ponies of Equestria use the same naming conventions as [[HorseRacing [[UsefulNotes/HorseRacing Horse Racing]].]]
12th Dec '15 5:21:46 AM Masterweaver
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[[WMG:There is a secret cabal of pink ponies that run everything.]]
Every time a pony that could be argued as Pink gets an important role, they're usually in a position of power. The exact power level varies--Spoiled Rich is merely a school-board member, while princess Cadence is a princess for example--but they usually have enough leverage to do things that might otherwise be questionable or outright illegal. This is partially due to paperwork skill, but mostly because of their social manipulation.

Yes, Pinkie is part of this cabal. She's probably a major leader, just not right on the top because she doesn't want to stop her parties.



[[WMG: Equestira has a naming ceremony similar to ''Genpuku'']]

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[[WMG: Equestira Equestria has a naming ceremony similar to ''Genpuku'']]


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[[WMG: Earth ponies Noun, Pegasi Verb, and Unicorns Adjective.]]
Or at least that's how it used to run, and it still does in most cases. Applejack is a noun, and the Pie in Pinkimena Diane Pie's name is a noun. Both Rainbow ''Dash'' and ''Flutter''shy have verbs in their names. Rarity and Twilight Sparkle clearly have adjectives.

This is a result of the pre-unification culture. Since unicorns were the scholars, they'd give their children names that described them in increasingly fancy ways. "The Clovergreen Clever one," "The Princess of Platinum." With the pegasi, their militaristic culture would lend itself to more active trends--"He who is a Hurricane," and such. Earth ponies, in connection with the land, would look around for inspiration when it came to their children's names. "Cookie," "Pudding," etc.

Of course, sometimes cultures will appropriate things from each other, and unification did a lot to mix the mess together. So there are exceptions to the rules, and some just plain weird names that might have come from donkies or griffons. But all in all, the trend remains.
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