- Development Hell: Several projects languished in this for years. The most famous is Backwards, a collection of demos from 1993 that never saw release until 2008.
- Mondegreen: "Triple Sun." Is it "I swallowed the one you bury" or "I swallowed the one yew berry?" The liner notes for The Ape of Naples imply that either is correct.
- Tear Jerker: The Ape Of Naples has quite a few, most of all their cover of "Going Up."
- From the same album there's "Fire of the Mind".