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It says "He wears underwear. . . unlike his grown-up counterpart", so I think the latest edit can sorta be reverted, or at least rephrased.

Sould this be moved to Li'l Strong Bad? that what he is called in the record book and his birthday sign. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 11:01, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)

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inverted

maybe a comment about his eye shine (or whatever its called) is inverted compared to the strongbad of today

Article name

There are now at least two references to "Lil'" (as opposed to "Little") Strong Bad on the official site, origins and record book. I can find no mention of the other spelling. Should we change the article name here? — It's dot com 15:50, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)

In stand-up, Coach Z does enunciate the word "little", but we could view that simply as an adjective. — It's dot com
Nobody replied to this, but I see that the article has been moved, so somebody must have agreed. — It's dot com 04:59, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Wrong place, wrong place!!

Hey, woah, hey, you guys. It's "Li'l", not "Lil'". That's... how "little" gets abbreviated. Oh man. *Woah.* Apostrophe... wrong place... can't happen... -Polly 06:01, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Unfortunately for obsessive-compulsive people like us, Lil' is how it appears in record book. —BazookaJoe 06:03, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)
First of all, it's whoa, not woah. Second, it would technically be Li'l'. Third, Lil' is a common spelling. Fourth, neither is listed in most dictionaries. Last, like BazookaJoe said, TBC spell it Lil or Lil'. — It's dot com 06:09, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Yeah... All right, you win. -Polly 10:21, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I should mention that I certainly sympathize with you, Polly. One of my jobs here at the printing company where I work is copyeditor, and I have changed Lil' to Li'l in the past. But ultimately we're transcribing what TBC do, not correcting it. Here's another example that really bugs me: most people think that to form a possessive on a singular word that ends in -s, you just add an apostrophe. Wrong! Good style books say that for all singular nouns, you add -'s. Most newspapers, which try to save space wherever they can, get this wrong. Most magazines, books, and well-written articles get this right. TBC get this wrong in the phrase "Bubs' Concession Stand." They even get it wrong when the second -s is clearly pronounced, as in "sell these down at Bubs's," (which they spell "...at Bubs' "). Even then, however, if that's how they spells it, that's how I types it. — It's dot com 14:23, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)
UPDATE: On the DVD commentary for crying, Mike admits to spelling the word different ways and not knowing which was best. — It's dot com 19:49, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Additional Things?

Does anyone else think we should add the part in Fan Costumes '06 where Strong Bad says "Wait a minute. This is just a picture from my actual childhood! That's me with my girlfriend, Pirate Cheerleader, and then there's my best friend The Grim Reaper. Man, we had some good times. Terrorizing the streets of Meadowbrook Chase... two... hills..." He is saying that that's his childhood...

The first sentence of the article reads "Lil' Strong Bad (also called Little Strong Bad or Lil Strong Bad) is the depiction of Strong Bad as a kid." Notice the word "depiction". This isn't really a history of Strong Bad's younger years, it's more of a description of Strong Bad as he was in his younger years. That's why I think we should only include instances where Lil' Strong Bad is explicity mentioned or seen. (Also, I suspect that Strong Bad might have been making that stuff up.) Has Matt? (talk) 23:24, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Baby?

Should Baby strong Bad go into this article? If the baby from record book was recorded in this, so should the baby form of him from highschool. Hoemstar!!SpazZataKcRunner!!

That's a different style character, and not even confirmed as actually existing (Strong Bad has a doodle memory, after all). That variant of Strong Bad is recorded on Middle School Variations. --DorianGray 04:49, 29 February 2008 (UTC)


Spelling

According to standard English punctuation and syntax, the apostrophe replaces letters that have been removed to shorten the word (when used in a contraction). If the base word is "Little" (as in "Little Strong Bad"), than shortening to a single syllable yields Li'l' not Lil'. (The word breaks down as follows: Little, Li[tt]l[e], Li'l'. We need two apostrophes!) I refer you to love poems for the precedence of crazy usage of apostrophes.

To quote BazookaJoe, from just up there; "....Lil' is how it appears in record book." So that's why it's spelled that way. StrongAwesome 01:06, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
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