Funny: Iain Banks
- How the Minds of the Culture ships name themselves. The more obscenely violent the ships are, the more whimsical and ridiculous the name.
- You gotta give props to ships that name themselves Of Course I Still Love You, Funny It Worked Last Time, I Blame My Mother, I Blame Your Mother, and Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory.
- Running Gag: Banks wanted to have at least one Culture ship per book use the word Gravitas in its name.