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111: What's in a Name?

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You asked for it, and here it is - our episode about the sizzling world of names and nomenclature. RAWR! Learn about the Pinocchio Rex and other goofy (but real!) dinosaur names and origins. Can you identify movies from their initial or secret working titles? We also have funky trivia about NBA team names, movie sequels, and brand name translations. Are you sitting on a POÄNG while watching TV on a BESTÅ? Discover the weird world of the IKEA naming system. JA!

ALSO: Gremlins II

RUNTIME: 51 minutes 29 seconds

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Reader Comments (7)

Um Actually, you forgot the NHL team the Tampa Bay Lightning.

May 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

An interesting tidbit... The first name of the monopoly man and the first name of the bank president in the Beverly Hillbillies are the same- Milburn. Coincidence, I think not.

May 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Karen's bit on the Mandarin literal translations made me 1) miss living in Beijing and 2) think of this graphic of the literally translation of the Beijing subway stops:

May 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoey

Um, actually, this Florida hockey fan knows you forgot the Tampa Bay Lightning in your NHL teams not ending in S.

May 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmySue Benker

for more about the pinochio rex. great episode guys, keep it up

May 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdagny

Could you guys do a episode on mythology (greek, egyptian, norse, etc)?

May 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Came here (too late) to mention the lightning. Instead, merely agreeing.

May 31, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterphizzled

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