I know you were confused about Muppet names. I hope this venn diagram helps you figure things out and you can get on with your life. [via | Thanks, David]
The Muppets name etymology
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What makes you sure they are »silly«. They are probably typical names in a somewhat strange language like, french ;)
Isn’t “Guy Smiley” kind of descriptive?
Ya I was also going to say Guy Smiley is definitely in the wrong spot. I’d put it only descriptive (I’d say human/descriptive except he pronounces it “guy” and not “Gee” if it were French..)
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Actually Guy Smiley falls into the silly name category. He was a news reporter, and the cliche is that there are so many news reporters out their that have silly names.
The descripive ones are “The frog” and “The Grouch” and “The Dog”
If he was Guy Smiley “The Reporter” then it would work.
I meant to type descriptive, not descripive. Figured I would point that out before then Spelling Nazis raid my attic.
‘Yip yip’ is also descriptive. It’s onomatopoeic.
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kermit is not a human.
I think the point was meant to be that Kermit’s name is a human one, though even that doesn’t seem right to me…
to make a Muppet venn diagram and not include Miss Piggy is a terrible shame.
The fact that Rowlf in is the center is just one more compelling piece of evidence in the “muppet Jesus” theory:
It’s SNUFFALUPAGUS. no snuffle-uffles!!!
Aloysius Snuffleupagus is his full name :)
and how in the world is “cookie monster” a silly name? Neither “cookie” nor “monster” is silly…
Yet another person trying too hard to make a venn diagram…
How are oscar, rowlf, and kermit “Human”?
Someone needs a lesson on ven diagrams. . . .
It’s a ven diagram on names. They have Human names.
Ocar (human name) the grouch (descriptive)
Can some one include more members of the cast and make a T-shirt as well.
That would be sweet.
O, you missed my favorite, Grover
It’s obvious that “Guy Smiley” should be in the center of the diagram.
Wait, sesame street characters are NOT muppets. Totally different shows!
“The legal trademark on the term “Muppet” is currently held by The Muppets Holding Company (now The Muppets Studio, LLC, a division of The Walt Disney Company); although Sesame Workshop and The Jim Henson Company continue to use the term on their characters with certain permissions.” —Wikipedia
Sesame street characters were developed by Jim Henson… who created the muppets. Therefore sesame street characters are muppets. Why do you think Kermit the Frog is on sesame street from time to time?
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Somehow I knew that rowlf the dog was at the center of it all. My friends all think that animal is my muppet, but nope, it’s rowlf.
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they got Snuffy wrong. his name is Aloysius Snuffleupagus, not snuffalufagus
Kermit the human?