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POLL: Do Funny Names Annoy You?


215 votes were cast.


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unknown member writes:

I use a few in my cowboy games.
There's a very stiff Indian named Owl Gore
Chief Wannahocaloogy
A Mexican bandit named Jose Cuervo
and others…


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
only when used in serious contexts
24
11%
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yes if it's a commercial publication
8
4%
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no
70
33%
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only when I didn't think of them first
6
3%
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other (explain)
5
2%
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pun names are never funny
7
3%
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yes
22
10%
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no opinion
12
6%
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only if they are not really funny
25
12%
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yes when they break the suspension of disbelief
16
7%
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yes if they are crude
20
9%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Writing in Battlegames magazine, Mike Siggins applauded the latest Astounding Adventures scenario book, except for one thing…
I have to say I didn't like the pun character names in this one – Wai Li Gai and Dahji Fellah – they might be funny the first time (or, indeed might not), but I find the thirtieth instance is likely to grate.
Are you bothered by pun or funny names for wargaming characters?

Poll set up by unknown member, based on this pre-poll discussion.