I knew about the Diagon Alley from the movie when Daniel Radcliffe says “diagonally” but every other one is blowing me away. Well, the ones that I understand anyway.
I never got this one until I was listening to a Comedy Bang Bang episode where a character who is a Pokemon trainer shows up and the character’s name is Dash Grabum.
It was only in that very moment that I got Ash’s name. D’oh.
It’s actually probably intended to be a triple pun (I always read it as “Diagon Alley”==“Diagonally”==“Diagonal Ley” (punning on Ley Lines, given the close arrangement of lots of magical stuff in a line)).
Yeah, me too.
i read The Colour of Magic when i was in my teens. i figured out “in-sewer-ants” fairly quickly, but it took until my early twenties before i finally figured out what “reflected-sounds-of-underground-spirits” meant.
A month or two after Giant Bomb started doing their DBZ podcast, I was driving home from school, not doing or listening to anything that’s related to that podcast at all, and my brain randomly makes the realization: “Ohhhhhhh! It’s called ‘All Systems GOku…’”
I only realized that Voltorb is a portmanteau like a week ago.
same for knockturn alley - nocturnally!
The truth of Ekans & Arboc made me feel incompetent.
“Other M” is an anagram of “Mother”
He’s literally the second Mew. Mewtwo.
Goddamnit this is the first one on the list I’d never gotten.
Both an anagram and an acronym: M.etroid O.ther M.
Diddy’s Kong Quest.
Not Diddy Kong’s Quest
Diddy’s Kong Quest.
Wait, “down”, as in “feather”? Shit…
I thought it was “Phoenix Down” like “the phoenix is down (and needs to come back to life)”.
I just realized the other week that Sonic Boom is not called such only because Boom is a catchy subtitle.
No it refers to the type of feather: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_feather
It’s also a reference to the theme song of Sonic CD, which I misunderstood as a kid to be a reference to Street Fighter.
Phoenix Wright is full of these, and I’m a fan of bad puns.
Winston Payne. Winced in pain.
That took me waaaaaaaay too long.
Luke Atmey. Luke Atmey!
In new vegas, I somehow didn’t catch it the first time that the big empty in Old World Blues is actually the Big MT as in Big Mountain. God damn I’m stupid.
Not a game, but Dragon Ball Z, it took me an embarassingly long time to figure out Bibidi, Babidi and Buu.