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'''Nondescript Nouns''' are generic [[Wikipedia:noun|nouns]] used where either a proper noun or a more specific common noun is expected. This unusual naming convention has become a hallmark of the website's style.
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'''Nondescript or generic [[Wikipedia:noun|nouns]]''' are often used where either a proper noun or a more specific common noun is expected. This unusual naming convention has become a hallmark of the website's style.
==Appearances==
==Appearances==
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*[[Original Book]] and its toon remake, [[Strongest Man in the World]] — The robot who won the competition last year is named  "[[The Robot (storybook)|The Robot]]".
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*[[Original Book]], [[Strongest Man in the World]] — The robot who won the competition last year is named  "[[The Robot (storybook)|The Robot]]."
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*[[Where My Hat is At?]] and its [[Where My Hat is At? (toon)|toon remake of the same name]] — [[Homestar Runner]] prepares for the "Big Game".
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*[[Where My Hat is At?]]/[[Where My Hat is At? (toon)]] — [[Homestar Runner]] prepares for the "Big Game".
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*[[A Jumping Jack Contest]] — The title of the toon and the contest in the toon are generic.
*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 5.0]] — Homestar says that he represents "Distinguished Businessman".
*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 5.0]] — Homestar says that he represents "Distinguished Businessman".
**This line appears again in [[An Open Forum]].
**This line appears again in [[An Open Forum]].
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 6.0]] — Strong Bad, as "Doctor Professional" informs Marzipan that tests revealed her to have "serious problems".
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*Email [[i she be]] — "great looking girl" wants to meet The Cheat at "the [[food court]]".
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*[[First Time Here?]] — Homestar's attempts to introduce the website include "something.com" and "A Website".
*Email [[dullard]] — During the demonstration for "Method 3", Homestar tries to discuss last night's episode of "Popular Reality Show" with Strong Bad.
*Email [[dullard]] — During the demonstration for "Method 3", Homestar tries to discuss last night's episode of "Popular Reality Show" with Strong Bad.
*Email [[vacation]] — [[Strong Bad]] sends postcards from such [[Strong Bad's Vacation Spots|locations]] as "That Clock" and historic "Over There".
*Email [[vacation]] — [[Strong Bad]] sends postcards from such [[Strong Bad's Vacation Spots|locations]] as "That Clock" and historic "Over There".
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* Email [[your friends]] — Strong Mad is watching "Some Type of TV Show". The hot sauce bottle on top of the circular saw blades reads "sauce".
*Email [[comic]] — Strong Bad creates [[Teen Girl Squad]], giving the main characters the nondescript names [[Cheerleader]], [[So and So]], [[What's Her Face]], and [[The Ugly One]].
*Email [[comic]] — Strong Bad creates [[Teen Girl Squad]], giving the main characters the nondescript names [[Cheerleader]], [[So and So]], [[What's Her Face]], and [[The Ugly One]].
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*Email [[fingers]] — Homestar's foam finger reads "GO SPORTS!"
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*Email [[morning routine]] — Strong Sad wants to watch "that show on public broadcasting hosted by that British guy".
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*Email [[fingers]] — Homestar's foam finger reads "GO SPORTS!".
*Email [[english paper]] — An Easter egg contains a parody of eBay called [[Some Type of Online Auction]].
*Email [[english paper]] — An Easter egg contains a parody of eBay called [[Some Type of Online Auction]].
*[[The Show]] — Homestar's game show has a nondescript title.
*[[The Show]] — Homestar's game show has a nondescript title.
*[[Lookin at a Thing in a Bag]] — Homestar orders red, blue, and orange drinks. It's never revealed what Strong Bad and the others were pretending was the "thing in a bag".
*[[Lookin at a Thing in a Bag]] — Homestar orders red, blue, and orange drinks. It's never revealed what Strong Bad and the others were pretending was the "thing in a bag".
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*Email [[sibbie]] — Strong Bad tells the viewer that he does not want to fulfill "your every freakin' whim" and gives "put on a purple thing and dance around" as an example.
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*Email [[sibbie]] — Strong Bad tells the viewer that he does not want to fulfill "your every freakin' whim" and gives "put on a purple thing and dance around" as an example. He also repeatedly refers to "The Guy" as a character on a TV show.
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*[[Population: Tire]] —  The introduction states that "[[Deliberately Poor English|You ''are'' Soldier]]!"
*Email [[anything]] — The postcard for Fish Lake states that it's "Home of this fish". Additionally, Homestar gives Marzipan "Really Slow Old People Music", "Pretty Slow Old People Music", and "Very Slow Old People Music" CDs.
*Email [[anything]] — The postcard for Fish Lake states that it's "Home of this fish". Additionally, Homestar gives Marzipan "Really Slow Old People Music", "Pretty Slow Old People Music", and "Very Slow Old People Music" CDs.
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 4]] — So and So carries a "Subject" textbook. Cheerleader asks [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Quarterback|Quarterback]] out.  
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 4]] — So and So carries a "Subject" textbook. Cheerleader asks [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Quarterback|Quarterback]] out.  
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*Email [[couch patch]] — The [[ASCII art]] million dollar bill that is printed out has the portrait labeled simply "President".
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*Email [[couch patch]] — Strong Bad's [[Floppy Disk Container|floppy disk]] is simply labeled "Old game". The [[ASCII art]] million dollar bill that is printed out has the portrait labeled simply "President".
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*[[Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits ]] — The last song on the album is Homestar's [[Secret Song]].
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*[[Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits]] — The last song on the album is Homestar's [[Secret Song]].
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*[[Thy Dungeonman]] — One of the game's items is "[[ye flask]]". Another one of the items is "a trinket", which turns out to be "a bauble". Additionally, one of the areas is "parapets", which are described as such.
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 5]] — What's Her Face receives a postcard from "A Beach".
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 5]] — What's Her Face receives a postcard from "A Beach".
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*Email [[different town]] — At the end of the email, Strong Bad says "I'm gonna go... Place." Then, in an Easter egg, a postcard from [[Made-up Places#Place|Place]] is shown.
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*Email [[different town]] — At the end of the email, Strong Bad says, "I'm gonna go... Place." Then, in an Easter egg, a postcard from [[Made-up Places#Place|Place]] is shown.
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*Email [[crying]] — At the end of the email, Strong Bad says he has "a food...in the oven."
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*[[Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon]] — The jail is labeled "A box".
*[[Cheat Commandos (toon)]] — Coach Z plays with a figurine named "[[Reinforcements]]".
*[[Cheat Commandos (toon)]] — Coach Z plays with a figurine named "[[Reinforcements]]".
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*Email [[other days]] — Strong Bad's calendar has "A Month" written on the top. Homestar brags about his frag count in "Online Gaming".
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*[[Cheat Commandos...O's]] — [[Silent Rip]] calls [[Crackotage]] "that guy" and his plane "that plane".
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*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 6]] — Cheerleader gets a "gift card for fashion".
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*Email [[crying]] — At the end of the email, Strong Bad says he has "a food...in the oven".
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*Email [[other days]] — Strong Bad's calendar has "A Month" written on the top. Homestar brags about his frag count in "Online Gaming".
*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 11.2]] — Strong Bad, under the alias "Bob Statesman", claims to be running for the office of "Elected Official".
*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 11.2]] — Strong Bad, under the alias "Bob Statesman", claims to be running for the office of "Elected Official".
*Email [[montage]] — Strong Bad announces one of his guests will be "Some Guy from a Zoo".
*Email [[montage]] — Strong Bad announces one of his guests will be "Some Guy from a Zoo".
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*[[Videro Games]] — Strong Bad mentions the "video game make place".
*Email [[origins]] — The book ''Ewww, Claire!! Why???'' has won "Some Award".
*Email [[origins]] — The book ''Ewww, Claire!! Why???'' has won "Some Award".
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*Email [[rock opera]] — The amp in the background reads "An Amp".
*[[Stinkoman 20X6]] — One of the game's [[Stinkoman 20X6 Enemies and Items|bosses]] is called "An Ice Machine".
*[[Stinkoman 20X6]] — One of the game's [[Stinkoman 20X6 Enemies and Items|bosses]] is called "An Ice Machine".
*[[Biz Cas Fri 1]] — Homestar tries to persuade Strong Bad to go to "Beach Themed Restaurant".
*[[Biz Cas Fri 1]] — Homestar tries to persuade Strong Bad to go to "Beach Themed Restaurant".
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*Email [[modeling]] — There is a map which shows the locations of "Place" and "Land".
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*Email [[modeling]] — There is a map that shows the locations of "Place" and "Land".
*[[Puppets on the Road]] — [[Shark-Tooth Bubs]] says that a regular stand has "a food" for sale.
*[[Puppets on the Road]] — [[Shark-Tooth Bubs]] says that a regular stand has "a food" for sale.
*[[TrogdorCon '97]] — In an Easter egg, Strong Bad suggests someone wear "like five or six... more clothes...."
*[[TrogdorCon '97]] — In an Easter egg, Strong Bad suggests someone wear "like five or six... more clothes...."
*[[Exaggerations]] — The picture that cycled through various puns in the original [[Marshmallow's Last Stand]] simply reads "a joke" in the Exaggerations.
*[[Exaggerations]] — The picture that cycled through various puns in the original [[Marshmallow's Last Stand]] simply reads "a joke" in the Exaggerations.
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*[[Fall Float Parade]]
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 11]] — So and So is forced to take a summer job at Shirt Folding Store.
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 11]] — So and So is forced to take a summer job at Shirt Folding Store.
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*Email [[portrait]] — Strong Bad paints his self-portrait using cans of "Some Paint" and "Some More Paint".
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*Email [[secret identity]] — The book ''Laramie, Why?'' has won "Some Award".
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*[[Thy Dungeonman 3]] — One of the areas is blank. It claims that there are "no people here", "no paper on the ground", etc.
*Email [[cliffhangers]] — [[Coach Z]] and [[Homestar Runner]] accuse themselves of being [[The Thnikkaman]] and stealing the [[Lappy 486]], respectively, and try to cover it up by talking about "sports team".
*Email [[cliffhangers]] — [[Coach Z]] and [[Homestar Runner]] accuse themselves of being [[The Thnikkaman]] and stealing the [[Lappy 486]], respectively, and try to cover it up by talking about "sports team".
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*Email [[coloring]] — An Easter egg shows a crayon named "Some Crayon".
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*[[Let us give TANKS!]] — [[Gunhaver]] salutes a flag marked "The Flag".
*Email [[the chair]] — After Strong Bad and Strong Sad each get hurt while trying out [[Le Restige]] and the [[Styleron Ecochair]] (respectively), each exclaims, "I can't feel my parts."
*Email [[the chair]] — After Strong Bad and Strong Sad each get hurt while trying out [[Le Restige]] and the [[Styleron Ecochair]] (respectively), each exclaims, "I can't feel my parts."
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*Email [[what I want]] — The Cool Snowman's monitor reads "internet dot com."
*Email [[looking old]] — [[Bubs]] sells "iTems".
*Email [[looking old]] — [[Bubs]] sells "iTems".
*Email [[strong badathlon]] — An announcer on the television announces the upcoming "Cute little girl from sit-com sings patriotic song." Strong Bad acts as though he knows exactly which little girl is singing.
*Email [[strong badathlon]] — An announcer on the television announces the upcoming "Cute little girl from sit-com sings patriotic song." Strong Bad acts as though he knows exactly which little girl is singing.
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*[[Let us give TANKS!]] — [[Gunhaver]] salutes a flag marked "The Flag".
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**At the end, the box of [[Minor foods#Temporarios|Temporarios]] reads "side words" on the side.
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 12]] — Two boys are talking about "band name".
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 12]] — Two boys are talking about "band name".
*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 14.2]] — Strong Bad uses a robotic voice and claims to be "Nadine Automated Menu Burger" calling from "Trusted Financial Institution".
*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 14.2]] — Strong Bad uses a robotic voice and claims to be "Nadine Automated Menu Burger" calling from "Trusted Financial Institution".
*[[Drive-Thru]] — The [[Drive-Thru Whale]] describes the week's toy as "brown". When this upsets [[The Cheat]], Strong Bad exclaims that they must be out of "blue ones". Later, in an Easter egg, Strong Bad asks for a "blue one" for The Cheat.
*[[Drive-Thru]] — The [[Drive-Thru Whale]] describes the week's toy as "brown". When this upsets [[The Cheat]], Strong Bad exclaims that they must be out of "blue ones". Later, in an Easter egg, Strong Bad asks for a "blue one" for The Cheat.
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*[[Date Nite]] — An Easter egg radio advertisement for Public Rage-O at "some civic hall auditorium" plays.
*Email [[more armies]] — Homestar holds up a book of "Game Program Instructions" from a [[Videlectrix]] game.
*Email [[more armies]] — Homestar holds up a book of "Game Program Instructions" from a [[Videlectrix]] game.
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 13]] — [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Momkins|Momkins]] says, "Listen, I'll be at a place until a time. My cell phone number is some numbers. The baby needs stuff."
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 13]] — [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Momkins|Momkins]] says, "Listen, I'll be at a place until a time. My cell phone number is some numbers. The baby needs stuff."
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*[[strongbad_email.exe Disc Five]] — the inside of the case lists "stuff, things, and more!" as bonus features.
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*[[strongbad_email.exe Disc Five]] — The inside of the case lists "stuff, things, and more!" as bonus features.
*Email [[mini-golf]] — One of the places that Strong Bad calls out the name of is called "That Paintball Place Down the Street".
*Email [[mini-golf]] — One of the places that Strong Bad calls out the name of is called "That Paintball Place Down the Street".
*Email [[hygiene]] — A pennant on the wall during the hygiene video reads "A sport!".
*Email [[hygiene]] — A pennant on the wall during the hygiene video reads "A sport!".
*[[Rap Song]] — Coach Z and [[Peacey P]] sing "Rap Song".
*[[Rap Song]] — Coach Z and [[Peacey P]] sing "Rap Song".
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*Email [[business trip]] — Homestar and Strong Bad go to the "Annual Symposium Conference Lecture Seminar Series Registration".
*Email [[yes, wrestling]] — [[The Announcer]] hosts an interview in "historic empty high school [[gymnasium]]".
*Email [[yes, wrestling]] — [[The Announcer]] hosts an interview in "historic empty high school [[gymnasium]]".
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*Email [[diorama]] — Strong Bad's fake book is decorated with "Some Award". Its summary is "A real book that exists," and it is allegedly printed by the "Actual Publishing Company".
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*Email [[diorama]] — Strong Bad's fake book is decorated with "Some Award". Its summary is "[[Allegedly Real Things|A real book that exists]]", and it is allegedly printed by the "Actual Publishing Company".
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*[[Trogday 08]] — Strong Bad holds a book titled ''Things I'm About to Say''.
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*[[Trogday 08]] — Strong Bad holds a book entitled ''Things I'm About to Say''.
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*[[Population: Tire]] — The introduction states that "You ''are'' Soldier!"
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*Email [[winter pool]] — Strong Bad fills the [[swimming pool]] with "[[Fluffy Puff Translucent Dessert Related Substance]]".
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*Email [[pet show]] — [[The King of Town]]'s pet is an "As Seen on TV Low-Fat Cooking Device".
*[[Sloshybowl]] — [[sloshy]] performs as the halftime show for American Football Championship Game.
*[[Sloshybowl]] — [[sloshy]] performs as the halftime show for American Football Championship Game.
*Email [[licensed]] — Strong Bad mentions knock-off DVDs with such generic titles as ''Jungle Animals in Decidedly Non-Jungle Situations''.
*Email [[licensed]] — Strong Bad mentions knock-off DVDs with such generic titles as ''Jungle Animals in Decidedly Non-Jungle Situations''.
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*[[SBCG4AP Dev Blog]] — In the May 7 2008 entry, a generic Videogame Company Logo screen is shown.
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*[[SBCG4AP Dev Blog]] — In the May 7, 2008 entry, a generic Videogame Company Logo screen is shown.
*Email [[love poems]] — Homestar's grocery list consists of the words "amazing thing" repeated four times.
*Email [[love poems]] — Homestar's grocery list consists of the words "amazing thing" repeated four times.
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*Email [[specially marked]] — The book ''"Problem Brian"'' has won a "Round Award".
*[[The Baloneyman]] — Bubs sells summer movie tie-in baloney sandwiches to promote "the sequel".
*[[The Baloneyman]] — Bubs sells summer movie tie-in baloney sandwiches to promote "the sequel".
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*Email [[hiding]] — The book ''"Scar, Let Moe"'' has won a "Round Award".
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*[[The Next Epi-Snowed]] — The actor who portrays [[Blue Laser Commander]] is called [[Guy Who Does the Bad Guy's Voice]]. The character portrayed by [[Crack Stuntman's Girlfriend]] is named [[New Bad Guy Girl Character]].
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*[[Homestar Ruiner]] — Various characters compete in the "Race to the End of the Race".
*[[Strong Badia the Free]] — Strong Mad's section is called "Country".
*[[Strong Badia the Free]] — Strong Mad's section is called "Country".
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*[[Coach Z's 110%]] — Homestar just won "the sports".
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*[[Costume Commercial]]
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*[[Coach Z's 110%]] — Homestar is said to have just won "the sports". Strong Sad participates in "sports and practice". The cartoon advertises "Hustle for Sports".
*[[Hooked on Decemberween]] — "A cuss" is spelled on the roof with Christmas lights.
*[[Hooked on Decemberween]] — "A cuss" is spelled on the roof with Christmas lights.
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 16.2]] — [[Marzipan]] receives a call from "Slick Somebody".
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*[[A Death-Defying Decemberween]] — Before Homestar goes down the [[Steep Deep]], the Announcer introduces him as "the man that's about to do a thing".
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*[[First Time Here?]] — Homestar's attempts to introduce the website include "something.com" and "A Website".
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 16.2]] — [[Marzipan]] receives a call from "[[Aliases Used in Prank Calls|Slick Somebody]]".
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*[[2-Part Episode: Part 1]] — The title is called "Two-Part Episode: Part One".
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*[[2 Part Episode: Part 1]] and [[2 Part Episode: Part 2|Part 2]] — The title of this two-part [[Cheat Commandos]] toon is "Two-Part Episode".
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*[[Thy Dungeonman]] — The object of the game is to get "ye flask". One of the areas is "parapets", which are described as such.
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*Email [[imaginary]] — Strong Bad makes up his own [[imaginary friend]] after drinking three gallons of "blue drink".
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*[[Thy Dungeonman II]] — one of the items is "a trinket", which turns out to be "a bauble"
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*Email [[independent]] — [[Pom Pom]]'s film is entitled "[[city (comma) state]]".
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*[[Thy Dungeonman 3]] — one of the areas is blank. It claims that there are "no people here", "no paper on the ground", etc
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*Email [[dictionary]] — Strong Sad only says "Talk?" during Strong Bad's demonstration of the "gutterance" for him.
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*[[A Decemberween Mackerel]] — Marzipan writes that [[Senor Cardgage]] won first place in "sports".
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*[[Halloween Safety]] — Decompiling the Flash file reveals the hidden words "hidden words".
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*[[Characters from Yonder Website]] —
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**One of Strong Bad's sponsors is "Faceless Megacorp".
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**The characters are named [[Yonder Website Character Variations|Character 1 through Character 8]].
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*[[Decemberween Dangeresque]] —
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**The black beans are labeled "canned item".
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**A product at Shady's is labeled "actual jug".
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**[[Dangeresque (character)|Dangeresque]] says "Six-syllable catchphrase".
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*[[Trogdor Was Dragon Man]] — The game box has the label "Contains: Contents".
==See Also==
==See Also==

Current revision as of 18:44, 10 November 2020

The "That Paintball Place Down the Street" Scorecard.

Nondescript or generic nouns are often used where either a proper noun or a more specific common noun is expected. This unusual naming convention has become a hallmark of the website's style.

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[edit] See Also

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