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A Brief History of Jigga Juggas

The sound of a rhythm guitar was similarly described as "jug jigga" in guitar.

From: death metal
Posted on: 00:39, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  • This is true, and there's definately a precedent.
  • The guitar page lists a similar reference to Strong Bad's Website under Fast Forward.
  • While slightly different, the onomatopoeia is extremely similar to the previous version.

Arguments against:

  • It could be a coincidence.
  • It may not be important enough to bother mentioning.
  • In guitar, Strong Bad says "jug jigga". In death metal, Brainkreig says "jugga jigga wugga". They're not the same.
  • Also, in guitar, Strong Bad describes the sound of a rhythm guitar as "jug jigga", but in death metal, it is the bassist and the drummer who say "jugga jigga wugga".
  • onomatopoeia is the spelling out of a sound, SB likes music and guitars therefore he is bound to spell it now and again, and there only so many ways to descirbe the sound in words. Not worthy of mention.
  • Not a solid enough reference to be noted.
  • At the time of typing, Strong Bad's Website doesn't have this fact so why this article?

Additional comments:

  • Originally this was placed under Remarks, but it might be better suited to Inside References.


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. ReverendTed
  2. Lapper (talk)
  3. Has Matt? (talk)
  4. Spell4yr
  5. Nintendostar_Runner
  6. Seriously (Talk)
  7. Trey56
  8. Thunderbird
  9. Thatkidsam
  10. NFITC1
  11. TheRealGoatface
  1. Heimstern Läufer
  2. LePorello / T / C
  3. Jay o'Lantern (Haunt)
  4. YK
  5. Geshmalder
  6. I R F
  7. Mycroft Holmes
  8. ISlayedTheKerrek
  9. Marsgirl4040
  10. The Chort
  11. teeeffoh!
  12. DJTehCheat M-E-H!
  13. — User:ACupOfCoffee@
  14. Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk)

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Taranchulae

"Mort", as in the name "Mort Dougland", is the French word for "death".

From: death metal
Posted on: 19:29, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  • It is true, makes sense in the context, and is somewhat interesting.

Arguments against:

  • "Mort" is a Latin root meaning death, so it would go back further than French.

Additional comments:

  • We could reword this fact to state Latin instead of French.
  • I went on one of those free translation sites, and even though it may not be entirely accurate, it says "mort" is indeed French for "death".
  • Now that I think about it, you're right. Stupid me.
  • Note that the original wording isn't technically wrong, just that the French word is derived from the Latin root.
  • It's probably just short for Mortimer.


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. THE SMOKING MONKEY
  1. Marth 99
  2. Has Matt? (talk)
  3. Alcnolien Has Spoken!
  4. The Chort
  5. L. Loire
  6. teeeffoh!
  7. I R F
  8. Lapper (talk)
  9. Trey56

Proposed revision:

"Mort", as in the name "Mort Dougland", is a Latin root meaning "death".

Arguments for:

  • Fixes problem listed above.
  • Re: arg 2: although the Latin word is "mortuus", the root is "mort", from which we get English word like "mortal", "postmortem", etc.

Arguments against:

  • Mort is an actual name(Short for Mortimer), so this isn't really necessary.
  • The actual latin word is "Mortuus".
    • "Mortuus" is actually part of the perfect (i.e. indicating a past action) form of the verb meaning "to die." (morior, mori, mortuus sum)
    • The Latin word meaning "death" is mors, mortis
  • In french the T is silent, but not in Dougland's name. Mort is also short for Mortimer.
    • The T isn't silent in the Latin root.

Additional comments:

  • "Mort latin" brings up 2,270,000 results on Google. "Mortuus latin" brings up 40,900.
    • The first thing that comes up in a search of "Mort latin" is Mort Crim, who later down the page has a reference to Latin America.
  • Although Mort is an actual name, we are discussing "death" because of its email: "death metal".
  • I don't think TBC would just randomly pick a name for the director of Taranchula's death metal video, and it would turn out to be something like "Mort".
  • Why not change it to "is derived from a Latin root"? Far more accurate and then we don't have to worry about all this Latin form business.
    • Er, it already says "Latin root".
      • Sorry, I just got a little too excited.
  • Also: Wiktionary articles on mori and mors.
  • Guys, regardless of what the name is short for, this is a legitimate real reference to something, because I doubt a lot of Wiki members know this.
  • I'd say it's a pretty commonly known Latin root. Mortician, Morticia Addams, Rigor Mortis...
    • Morton, Mortimer...
      • Actually, the names Morton, Mortimer, and Mort don't have anything to do with the Latin root other than that they a cute allusion, according to babynames.com and babynamesworld.com. Morticia, on the other hand, seems contrived enough.
        • Hence the reason I added them. I'm one of the naysayers.
          • "Mort" probably is short for Morton or Mortimer, but the thing is, it also refers to death. It could be coincidence, yes, but honestly, I'd find that to be more of a stretch than the alternate, given that TBC could've used any name in existance, yet chose one related to the subject matter.
  • I didn't say it wasn't common. I said I'm sure that there are quite a few Wiki-ers out there that don't know what it means. And it isn't along Pikachu lines.


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. Has Matt? (talk)
  2. Marth 99
  3. LePorello / T / C
  4. DorianGray
  5. The Chessman
  6. Mycroft Holmes
  7. Spell4yr
  8. DBK!
  9. marsh.gif marsh.gifFluffityPuffity (talkie)
  10. Daqcumberman9119
  11. Heimstern Läufer
  12. SaltyTalk!
  13. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  14. Yaztromo
  15. Benabik
  16. ISlayedTheKerrek
  17. Bill
  18. Ju Ju Master
  19. teeeffoh!
  20. Nintendostar_Runner
  21. I R F
  22. Sigmazero13
  23. Dakmor
  24. Lapper (talk)
  25. Marsgirl4040
  26. Trey56
  1. Alcnolien Has Spoken!
  2. THE SMOKING MONKEY
  3. Jay o'Lantern (Haunt)
  4. Swimma Dan
  5. GG Crono
  6. Trelawney

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Horriffic?

Though "extracurriculariffic" is obviously not a word, the "riffic" part borrows from "terrific", which is spelled with one "f", so, as much as can apply to made-up words, it's misspelled.

From: death metal
Posted on: 02:58, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  • The word is obviously a portmanteau of extracurricular and terrific, so there is no reason (other than it being a goof) for TBC to spell it with an extra f.

Arguments against:

  • Even if "extracurriculariffic" is based on the word terrific, it's still not a goof. TBC may very well have wanted to spell it with two "f"s, and they made up the word.
  • The fact sounds rather awkward.
    • Agreed. By the time my brain was done untangling this "fact" I had a headache.
  • "Extracurricularific" looks like it might have a long I sound, and "extracurricularrific" isn't much better.
  • It's a made-up word.
  • Even if this is true, it's not very fun or interestingB
  • I took the double f as being intentional, and that they just felt like adding the word "riff" in there to make it more silly.

Additional comments:

  • Perhaps a reword is in order, but the fact is a legitimate goof.
    • What are you talkin' about, Emily? This delves into the realm of picayune nitpicking.
  • "Terriffic" is a common misspelling of "terrific".
  • It could've been spelled eckstruh-cuhricyular-riffick and still been right.
    • If it was a totally "made-up word," as the argument against suggests, then that may be so, but it's not - it's a combination of the components of two words, each of which should be properly spelled.
      • Not if, by combining the words literally, the spelling suggests the wrong sound.
        • If you are referring to the alleged "long i sound," it should be no different than in the original word "terrific." Whether the i is long or short is determined by the letters after it, not before.
          • That should make logical sense, but when I look at the various forms above, I have to disagree. The way the Chaps spelled it is at least as good as the other ways, whether or not it's literally "correct".


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. Terlet Brush
  2. Has Matt? (talk)
  3. Spell4yr
  4. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  5. Daniel
  6. Ju Ju Master
  7. teeeffoh!
  1. Dakmor
  2. Thunderbird
  3. Geshmalder
  4. DorianGray
  5. YK
  6. Jay o'Lantern (Haunt)
  7. SaltyTalk!
  8. M Moogle
  9. Yaztromo
  10. Darthvader66
  11. Trey56
  12. Benabik
  13. GG Crono
  14. The Chort
  15. Mycroft Holmes
  16. Trelawney
  17. Demaar
  18. LePorello / T / C
  19. Nintendostar_Runner
  20. I R F
  21. Sigmazero13
  22. Lapper (talk)
  23. Marth 99
  24. TobyTheRobot
  25. Seriously (Talk)
  26. Marsgirl4040

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