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You Know That Thwip (9/17/12)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:11 pm
by brasca
Thwip? Zachary Zyzzyva? Did Spiderman influence parents to give their kids exotic names?

And it would also appear Nixon didn't get impeached since he's got a street named after him.

Re: You Know That Thwip (9/17/12)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:39 am
by oddtail
brasca wrote:Thwip? Zachary Zyzzyva? Did Spiderman influence parents to give their kids exotic names?

And it would also appear Nixon didn't get impeached since he's got a street named after him.


As far as I'm concerned, Zachary is a pretty normal, if a bit uncommon, name. Zyzzyva is a surname (so it's not like it was likely to have been chosen by Zachary's parents or their parents, unless someone along the line changed it legally), probably used just to maintain alliteration. I would not attach much significance to it in-story.

As for "Thwip" - well, this IS the onomatopoeia for a webshooter being used, so... yeah, you're probably right.

EDIT: apparently "thwip" and "snikt" are trademarked by Marvel... I didn't know that.

Re: You Know That Thwip (9/17/12)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:33 am
by Muttley
It's also rather closely related to a classic gaming memory-bite, XYZZY, from Colossal Cave. If this has any significance or not, we've yet to see.

Re: You Know That Thwip (9/17/12)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:15 am
by oddtail
Muttley wrote:It's also rather closely related to a classic gaming memory-bite, XYZZY, from Colossal Cave. If this has any significance or not, we've yet to see.


The name of the insect is related to "XYZZY"? How so?