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Namedworld and Namedland
The simplest naming scheme in the world. Or land.
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(permanent link) added: 2011-06-19 03:13:35 sponsor: Lavalyte edited by: CaveCat (last reply: 2013-02-11 09:00:30)

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A very, very popular naming scheme for many, many things.

Simply take an attribute and append "-land" or "-world" to it.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]] [[/folder]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
  • Kree Homeworld, Skrull World and Mojo World.
  • DC Comics has Warworld, an artificial planet that can feasibly annihilate life on a globular scale if left unchecked. Naturally, it's usually under the command of Mongul.

[[folder:Film]] [[/folder]]

  • Everworld
  • Discworld
  • Flatland
  • The part of the continent where all the action takes place in The Wheel of Time is called the Westlands, or the Wetlands by the people of a neighboring desert. The same area, and alternately, the whole planet, is called Randland by fans.
  • Harry Harrison's To the Stars! Trilogy, which consists of Homeworld, Wheelworld, and Starworld.
  • Also his Deathworld series.
  • Mogworld
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Larry Niven seems to like to use place names as a humor element in his stories. Apparently people in his stories tend to name places after whatever first came to mind on seeing them. In addition to the Ringworld, his stories also feature planets named "Canyon", "Plateau", and "We Made It". Plateau's highest mountain is called "Mount Lookitthat".

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
  • Within the Ace Attorney series, there exists a theme park called Gatewater Land.

  • Norse Mythology does this with the nine worlds as most of them end with the word "Heim" (translates as world, land, and sometimes home).

[[folder:Video Games]] [[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
  • Paranoia adventure Send in the Clones. The adventure is split up into 3 segments titled "Sewerworld", "Bureaucracyworld" and "Entertainmentworld". They take place in the Absurdly Spacious Sewers, contorted Alpha Complex bureaucracy and the HPD & Mind Control section of NBD sector, respectively.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
  • Erfworld
  • In Drowtales, "Chel'el'Sussoloth" literally translates to "city of light within darkness". It's located within a cave roughly the size of the island of Manhattan.

[[folder:Western Animation]] [[/folder]]

[[folder:Real Life]] [[/folder]]
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