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:I agree.  I'm no U2-ologist, but I see no connection to anything Strong Bad did in the cartoon that would be construed as parodying/satirizing/have anything to do with-ing the Edge.  The only connection is that they rhyme.  I suppose the Chap Bros just noticed that a shortened, nicknamed form of "legend" was the word "ledge", and got 79 seconds of comedy out of it. [[User:GillanTheVillain|GillanTheVillain]] 13:30, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
:I agree.  I'm no U2-ologist, but I see no connection to anything Strong Bad did in the cartoon that would be construed as parodying/satirizing/have anything to do with-ing the Edge.  The only connection is that they rhyme.  I suppose the Chap Bros just noticed that a shortened, nicknamed form of "legend" was the word "ledge", and got 79 seconds of comedy out of it. [[User:GillanTheVillain|GillanTheVillain]] 13:30, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
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A much more likely, and much less lame possibility, is that it is a reference to The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, whose name actually was often abbreviated to "The Ledge".
 
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:::Well, the point of the wiki is to provide as accurate information possible, right? So, if TBC had written the transcript themselves (which would mean that it is as accurate as possible), wouldn't they have spelt it the same way it as it appears in the 'toon? I think "The Leg" is the best one, but, maybe, for clarification, "The Leg'" is better. --[[Special:Contributions/66.235.23.114|66.235.23.114]] 04:30, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
:::Well, the point of the wiki is to provide as accurate information possible, right? So, if TBC had written the transcript themselves (which would mean that it is as accurate as possible), wouldn't they have spelt it the same way it as it appears in the 'toon? I think "The Leg" is the best one, but, maybe, for clarification, "The Leg'" is better. --[[Special:Contributions/66.235.23.114|66.235.23.114]] 04:30, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
::::Adding an apostrophe is still adding something, and if we're going to add something, it might as well be an ''-e'' to get the pronunciation right. "The Leg' ", while better than nothing, is too subtle; it doesn't suggest the correct pronunciation enough to the reader. It should definitely ''not'' be "The Ledge" (except the one time by Strong Sad). Currently, the transcript reads, "This book belongs to: ... The Ledge. ''{He spells 'Ledge' as 'LEG'.}''" That's exactly backwards. It should either be "The Lege" (for the reasons in my above post) or "The Leg ''{pronounced 'ledge'}''". As cumbersome as the latter choice is, it does have the advantage of being truest to the intent of the toon. — [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 15:50, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
::::Adding an apostrophe is still adding something, and if we're going to add something, it might as well be an ''-e'' to get the pronunciation right. "The Leg' ", while better than nothing, is too subtle; it doesn't suggest the correct pronunciation enough to the reader. It should definitely ''not'' be "The Ledge" (except the one time by Strong Sad). Currently, the transcript reads, "This book belongs to: ... The Ledge. ''{He spells 'Ledge' as 'LEG'.}''" That's exactly backwards. It should either be "The Lege" (for the reasons in my above post) or "The Leg ''{pronounced 'ledge'}''". As cumbersome as the latter choice is, it does have the advantage of being truest to the intent of the toon. — [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 15:50, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
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:::::Agree with IDC on all accounts of his two posts.  -[[Special:Contributions/128.103.10.135|128.103.10.135]] 17:56, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
 
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I don't think spelling it "ledge" conveys a false meaning any more than the 'toon itself.  Personally, my reaction to the line when Strong Bad first said it was the same as Strong Sad's.  Since the transcript should give an as accurate as possible impression of the toon, and since we don't learn what the word is supposed to mean or how Strong Bad spells it until after it's said, and since it sounds exactly like a common English word, I don't see any reason to not spell it like that word.  "Lege" could work, I suppose, but that's much more obscure and personally I would assume it was pronounced "leizh" if I didn't know better.  On the other hand, I  think anyone who A:  realizes this is a written representation of something originally spoken and B:  has a very basic grasp of the English language could figure out how "ledge" is short for "legend".  [[User:Ingiald|Ingiald]] 02:31, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
 
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:: I guess this is all settled by now, but I think it's worth mentioning that nicknames are often not spelled the same way as the names they're short for.  If the short form of "Michael" can be spelled "Mike," I don't see why the short form of "Legend" can't be spelled "Ledge."
 
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Y'all are missing one thing. Lege, according to the phonetic rules of English, would be pronounced with a long E (i.e. /liːdʒ/). And, anyways, if we can't spell it the way Strong Bad does, I don't see any reason not to spell it the way it sounds. As for the d being silent, you've got to realize that the "j" sound already contains a "d". The word spoken by Strong Bad would be transliterated as /lɛdʒ/, as is the word ''ledge''. {{User:Trlkly/sig}} 07:31, 15 June 2009 (UTC) ETA: Wait. "Leizh" is supposed to mean a long E, isn't it. Oops. --TT
 
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:Geez, didn't know this had gone on... I agree entirely with Trlkly. With all due respect to those supporting it, I think spelling it as "Lege" is a horrible idea. It looks like it ought to be pronounced like "liege", not "ledge". It's been argued that "lege" is in fact pronounced that way. Who uses that word in real life? Very few people. It's going to be ''terra incognita'' for most of our readers, who are most likely to read it phonetically. As for the argument I see here: "Currently, the transcript reads, 'This book belongs to: ... The Ledge.' ''{He spells 'Ledge' as 'LEG'.}''" That's exactly backwards." No, I think not. What is backward is putting in a completely counterintuitive spelling. Getting the exact ''meaning'' is much less important than getting the correct phonetics. Meaning can be inferred from context, and indeed must be (as I've pointed out, I originally heard it as "ledge" too and needed SB's explanation to understand him). False phonetics cannot be sorted out from context and are a disservice to our readers. I can see dissatisfaction with "ledge", and would be happy to support an alternative spelling if I could think of one, but honestly, I'd rather see it written in IPA than see a misleading spelling like "lege" or "leg". {{User:Heimstern Läufer/sig}} 10:38, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
 
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:: I guess this is all settled by now, but I think it's worth mentioning that nicknames are often not spelled the same way as the names they're short for.  If the short form of "Michael" can be spelled "Mike," I don't see why the short form of "Legend" can't be spelled "Ledge." -Anony
 
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: It should at least go go in trivia, then.  It doesn't seem to be intentional. [[User:TheFunmachine|TheFunmachine]] 14:44, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
: It should at least go go in trivia, then.  It doesn't seem to be intentional. [[User:TheFunmachine|TheFunmachine]] 14:44, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
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== Wii Version ==
 
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I was watching toons on the wii from the website when this one came up. I was watching it and there's some MAJOR goofs. The word 'Loading...' is missing, Strong Sad has no legs, There's no chair so Strong bad is floating. When it shows a front view of Strong Bad as hes telling them his new nickname is "the ledge" his left arm is missing. and the word 'end.' at the end of the toon is missing. Should this be added to goofs?
 
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:No, this is simply a goof for the version of flash the Wii is running at or the Opera browser. It doesn't belong on the page. {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 19:19, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
 

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