Main Sesquipedalian Smith Discussion

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04:26:43 PM May 1st 2014
Is Solomon Kane really an example of this trope? They're both unusual (and Biblical / quasi-Biblical) names, rather than the "Fancyname Smith" that the trpe seems to be about.
11:38:56 PM Jan 1st 2012
Please ignore the cut request for this page. It was actually aimed for a misspelled version, but I accidentally spelled the name right.
10:48:57 AM Jan 6th 2012
edited by ShadowHog
Too late.

EDIT: Well, I went through a crapload of effort to undo the cut and recreate the entire article from scratch just going off of a cached page on Google. You're welcome, glad to be of service.
07:23:00 AM Dec 16th 2011
edited by namboto
The name makes it sound like it is talking about a certain type of character that is sesquipedalian. The title has little to do with the trope.
06:59:13 PM Aug 24th 2010
There seems to be some confusion over what, exactly, this trope is. Some examples have two-syllable first names, some have multi-syllable last names, and I'm not sure whether the emphasis is supposed to be on the asymmetry of syllables or the exoticness of the first name.
03:38:41 PM Jun 17th 2012
edited by FenrirMX
Also, isn't the trope about interesting and unusual names? I mean, you have Alejandro Sanz, which is just the Spanish equivalent of Alexander, in there. It's hardly an unusual name. And there are several examples in there that are just... wat.
01:47:49 PM Jul 1st 2012
The whole thing seems a bit chairsy to me, and at the very least I'd make it In-Universe Examples Only. I can just about buy into the idea that characters are consistently given these names to evoke some kind of coolness, but the same isn't true for real life people.
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