You look burnt or DEAD
From: alternate universe
Posted on: 08:07, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
- It's a made-up word, so it's highly unlikely that it's a coincidence.
- It struck me as a reference immediately.
- Context isn't important (see comment below).
- Except that it's a generic cartoony sound effect.
- Context is totally different.
- Re: First arg against: I don't think anything is random here, especially considering how much emphasis this email puts on previous things they've done. If they created a word and use it again, it's gotta be intentional.
- Though I can't cite any examples offhand, I'm fairly certain I've heard that word used elsewhere in cartoons, and that TBC didn't make it up. I wouldn't swear on Strong Sad's grave about that, though... I could be wrong.
- Just because it may have been used in other extra-H*R contexts doesn't mean that TBC didn't make it up for Teen Girl Squad (we've already decided we don't think they were referring to Voice over Internet Protocol). What matters is whether we think they were referring to themselves.
- It's less notable, though, if both instances were referring something else.
- Like VOIP, SNUH illustrates an example where context isn't important. From Wikipedia: "In the animated television series The Simpsons, SNUH stands for Springfieldians for Nonviolence, Understanding, and Helping, although the word itself appears in a number of other contexts in the show, [including, among other things,] in a clip from a campy '70s Radioactive Man movie."
- Looking for help: If it's proven that the word VOIP! was used in comics before Teen Girl Squad, then because Strong Badman is a comic it's only natural that it will be used there. I'm not a comic-book expert, but I'm pretty sure that it was used. If any user have information, please help.
- I don't see what difference that would make. This item isn't suggesting that TBC were the first ones ever to use the "word", just that the second time they used it, they meant it as a nod to the first time they used it.
- Well, if they weren't the first to use the word, then as it stands this fact is technically incorrect. If they're both referring to the same comic book "sound effect", it may be better to reword this fact to state that "VOIP" was also the Visor Robot's laser "sound", not that it's a "reference" to it. Something like "The word "VOIP" was also used as the Visor Robot's sound effect from Teen Girl Squad Issue 1." Sounds better that way. Gets rid of the absolutist statement that it *was* a reference, and merely notes that it'd been used before on the site.
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