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Posted: 11th August 2018 01:46

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Here comes the silliest question of the month.

Is "Allo Ver", the enemy, or rather its name specifically, a pun on "Aloe vera"?

I mean it's obviously already a pun on "all over". But based on the way I pronounce it I end up saying it like "Aloe vera" minus the last a.

Given that it's a skeletal undead enemy and not a plant, my guess is probably not.

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Posted: 11th August 2018 20:23

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Quote (Glenn Magus Harvey @ 11th August 2018 01:46)
Given that it's a skeletal undead enemy and not a plant, my guess is probably not.

I would agree, with Death Warden being it's official name and all.

I do pronounce it the same way as you though.

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Posted: 12th August 2018 10:53

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Wow. I have never thought about it like that before.

I also just pronounced it as "Aloe Vera" minus the a, but now I see how All Over would work AND make more sense.

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Posted: 12th August 2018 17:51

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I mean it's obviously already a pun on "all over".

Hate to admit it, but wasn't obvious to me : / . And here I thought it had a cool, non-sensical name...

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Posted: 13th August 2018 20:29

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Quote (Glenn Magus Harvey @ 10th August 2018 19:46)
But based on the way I pronounce it I end up saying it like "Aloe vera" minus the last a.

I'm pretty sure I noticed the "intended" name as early as my first playthrough when the game was new. But like you and others in this thread, I've always pronounced it this way too.

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Posted: 13th August 2018 20:35

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Quote (Elena99 @ 12th August 2018 05:53)
Wow. I have never thought about it like that before.

I also just pronounced it as "Aloe Vera" minus the a, but now I see how All Over would work AND make more sense.

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Hate to admit it, but wasn't obvious to me : / . And here I thought it had a cool, non-sensical name...


I'll be honest, I noticed the intended pun ("all over") only after a while, because for a long time it didn't register due to having a very different sound.

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Posted: 18th August 2018 19:39

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Ted Woolsey likes to mess with our heads, lol.

I first read it as "Aloe Vera" too. biggrin.gif Heh. 1995 was fun year.

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