Talk:Noun-Verb

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[edit] Two issues

  1. The name. I seriously doubt that anyone, be they an expert on H*R or not, would ever search for "Hyphen-have" when looking for a page like this. What better names could this article be known as?
  2. The appearances. At the moment, no older toons are listed, and I can't think of any appearances off the top of my head that are from older toons. This may sound silly, but is there a rule against every instance of a running gag being from newer toons? It's just that I have... something against articles about running gags that are exclusive to newer toons.

RickTommy (edits) 09:00, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

  1. The ability to search for a name is not the most important part of a name, but whether the name accurately covers the topic. The fact is, more often a page is going to be found by someone clicking on a link than searching for a specific page. That's not what a rename issue is about.
  2. No, there's no such rule. A running gag could turn up at any time. Onion Bubs is pretty recent, for example.
--DorianGray 09:08, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
I know the name's kinda bleh, but I couldn't think of anything that would fit it well enough. "Noun-Verb" is an idea, but that's just one thing I've thought of. StrongAwesome 19:38, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
I think "X-Have" may be a better name. --NobleSkull 19:49, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
While it's an idea, "have" isn't the only word that is used, such as "make" and "take". StrongAwesome 19:54, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
"Noun-Verb"? hegtcX1.png Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 04:58, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
What if the page was just called "Hyphenated Words" and contained sub-categories for each word used. -have, -make, -take, etc. (Is "-get" used anywhere? I know "Cherry Get!" occurs in the sbemail redesign. It isn't hyphenated there, but is it anywhere else? It's a fairly similar concept at any rate.--128.163.75.124 12:38, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
"Cherry Get" is more just an example of deliberately poor English, since it's a video game. You know, though, I kinda like both those titles suggested. Every example follows the format "noun-verb", and they are all hyphenated words— though of course, there are a lot of hyphenated words that aren't a part of this joke. And I don't think subcategories would be necessary; they would be too short. Anyway, I think I like Gfd's idea best. SRMX12 (boo) 15:40, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
I second the "Hyphenated Words" page. TheThin 04:42, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
I like "Noun-Verb" better, because "hyphenated words" is too broad and could include any words that are hyphenated. This is a specific joke. — Defender1031*Talk 08:00, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
After giving it a bunch of thought, I'm really thinking we should rename this to Noun-Verb. It's more accurate— for one thing, it doesn't necessitate there physically being a hyphen there. Like on the Two More Eggs page, we can put "weird talk make", "wrong word say", and "grammar mouth unhave" as examples of this (Parental Notice: Two More Eggs). SRMX12 (boo) 02:29, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
I found a Homestar Runner example that has no hyphen: pukemake. Do I add it and then we have to shift the page? 99.48.86.26 01:31, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
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