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:::Nope. Both the nondescript names and the overdescriptive names have a sense of genericness to them, the difference is whether they are descriptions that are overly specific, or overly general. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 11:32, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
:::Nope. Both the nondescript names and the overdescriptive names have a sense of genericness to them, the difference is whether they are descriptions that are overly specific, or overly general. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 11:32, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
:How about "vague noun descriptions" and "overdetailed noun descriptions"? [[User:StarFox|StarFox]] 01:02, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
:How about "vague noun descriptions" and "overdetailed noun descriptions"? [[User:StarFox|StarFox]] 01:02, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
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::That last one, while more accurate, is a bit of a tongue tripper.  I like Dot Com's suggestions. {{User:GuardDuck/sig}} 01:52, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
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::::That last one, while more accurate, is a bit of a tongue tripper.  I like Dot Com's suggestions. {{User:GuardDuck/sig}} 01:52, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
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:::::Why must you people make things difficult? No one has given a reason why Dot com's suggestions wouldn't work, so why suggest anything else? {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 11:09, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

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wow. i do not think i haved ever seen something so stupid. delete this garbage. Seriously 11:51, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

I think it's a good idea, but you'd need to find at least three or four instances to warrant a page about such a "Nondescript Subject". Thunderbird 23:51, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, Seriously. I think you can be a bit more polite than that. Has Matt? (talk) 23:52, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
Unluckily, I have to agree with deleting it. It doesn't really help the wiki in Homestar information. Bluebry muffin 14:10, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
Yeah. This is the Homestar Runner Wiki. If we wanted to list so much about grammar, we might as well create a separate wiki. teeeffoh! 22:19, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
Geez, what's with all the rudeness on this page? Anyway, I agree with Thunderbird; this is an interesting idea and it will work eventually, but I think it needs to happen more often before it gets a page. -Unknownwarrior33 03:32, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
Okay-I made this page, and would probably not care if it was deleted, but you don't have to go out with rudeness and horrible grammar/spelling/capitization. —Einstein runner (thorax.pngfile_icon.gifmail_icon.gif)
Me again. Someone edited the page and made one heck of a lot better. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you! —Einstein runner (thorax.pngfile_icon.gifmail_icon.gif)
No probalo! :) — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 19:10, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Over There

Actually "Over There" is also gag on "Over Gatlinburg." — 151.213.148.237 (Talk | contribs) 15:20, 9 February 2006 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Reinforcements

There's the Cheat Commando "Reinforcements". Does that qualify?

Yes. I added it, as he acts as reinforcements, but has no specific name. Retromaniac 16:46, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
Does anyone recall why it was removed? Bad Bad Guy 22:55, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
I was always under the impression that "Reinforcements" WAS his name--that way it was a hopelessly silly pun when the Commandos needed "reinforcements" and the guy NAMED Reinforcements showed up...as reinforcements. I dunno, just my two cents and my perception of the situation. Does anyone else think this might be the case, though? Lucentas 02:17, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
That's exactly what his gags are supposed to be like. Lots of nondescript nouns have common nouns for their actual names. Bad Bad Guy 02:41, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, that's true. I guess I was just so used to thinking of it as an actual commando name that the fact that it is a somewhat nondescript noun slipped under the radar. Lucentas 03:51, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Other Possible Examples

A few more suggestions for Nondescript Nouns: In dullard, Homestar mentions "Popular Reality Show", and in other days he brags about his frag-count in "Online Gaming". Andyroid 01:31, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I noticed that...Interesting thought. I'll put it up (with credit to you). —Einstein runner (thorax.pngfile_icon.gifmail_icon.gif) 22:09, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Good page, common joke

but...it needs a better title. May I throw out a few suggestions: "Nonspecific Nouns" would better cover the instances of common nouns being used as proper nouns, but the other "errors" (misused countable/uncountable nouns, lack of determiners/prepositions/etc...) aren't really covered there. Perhaps "Misused Common Nouns" or something like that. Just shooting for accuracy here.

doubledoubleu

Songs?

What about songs with uber-generic titles? Like Secret Song and The Hold Music? --Fourth of Jay (Fireworks!) 00:37, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

The Hold Music is not a canon name. Secret Song, mebbe. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:55, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Perhaps, but what else would the title be? --Fourth of Jay (Fireworks!) 01:03, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
We don't know. "The Powers Of French Bread?" "After I Wash My Toes?" "With A Little Blob Of Mayo?" They're all possible, eh? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:13, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
That's a little non-sequitur-ish, even for Homestar. I mean, how many H*R songs with known titles don't actually have the title or a derivative thereof in the lyrics? Only one I can think of offhand is rock opera. --Fourth of Jay (Fireworks!) 01:17, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Nonetheless, it's speculation. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:20, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Homestar/Waiter

I think Date Nite should be listed either here or in Jumbled Words, but not both. It can't be an instance of two running gags at once--either Homestar meant to say his name was "Waiter" because he couldn't think of a better fake name, or he meant to say "My name is Homestar and I will be your waiter" but got confused and jumbled it around. What do y'all think? So makey outy 17:50, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Band Name

When I watched the toon, I thought those boys were asking people to help them write a band name, not conversing about a band called "band name." Does anyone agree with me or is it gonna stay? Bad Bad Guy 22:51, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

It's going to stay. --DorianGray 23:38, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
I agree, the fact that they say "she likes cloth" is a good band name, and the fact that the easter egg features a cd by she likes cloth with their heads on it. I think it's the one guy bugging the other guy about coming up with a band name. Removing. - Young Roy
No, they're talking about "band name" and then they hear it and are reminded of band names... It stays. — Defender1031*Talk 12:20, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Falling Asleep on the Couch Watching Football Bowl

I fail to find what is nondescript about that title, but does anyone still want me to return it? Please say why. Bad Bad Guy 15:57, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

It still sounds rather generic. --Trogga 19:56, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
Would you agree with me that it's not as vague as "place" or "a sport"? Bad Bad Guy 21:02, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
Could someone explain to me how it is generic? Bad Bad Guy 04:42, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Baloneyman: "The Sequel"

I'm not sure this is a nondescript noun in the same sense... it just sounds like bubs is tying to make it sound like it really is connected to a movie so it'll sell better. I could go either way on this one. — Defender1031*Talk 02:32, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Well, I thought the fact Homestar knew what movie it was just by "the sequel" made it count. BBG 06:19, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Page title

Nouns aren't descriptive or nondescript. Nouns are just people, places, or things. The name of a specific noun, on the other hand, can be descriptive or not, and just about everything on this page is a name. This article should be renamed Nondescript Names, and the companion article should be Overdescriptive Names. — It's dot com 05:02, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Makes sense to me — Defender1031*Talk 09:43, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
Or "Generic Names" would work.
Nope. Both the nondescript names and the overdescriptive names have a sense of genericness to them, the difference is whether they are descriptions that are overly specific, or overly general. — Defender1031*Talk 11:32, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
How about "vague noun descriptions" and "overdetailed noun descriptions"? StarFox 01:02, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
That last one, while more accurate, is a bit of a tongue tripper. I like Dot Com's suggestions. —Guard Duck talk 01:52, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
Why must you people make things difficult? No one has given a reason why Dot com's suggestions wouldn't work, so why suggest anything else? — Defender1031*Talk 11:09, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
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