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I don't think I'll ever be able to use this in a fic · 10:46pm Sep 3rd, 2015

...but I want to leave some record of this idea.

Twilight took the briefest peek out the window, at the hordes of monsters surrounding the Golden Oaks Library, then ducked out of sight. She turned back to her five friends. “Girls, we’re definitely outnumbered. Twenty to one.”

Rainbow Dash snorted. “Sounds like pretty bad odds ...” Then she smirked. “... for them.”

“That’s the spirit!” Twilight said. “I think it’s time we give those monsters a taste of the Dewey Classical Decimation System!

Silence hung in the library, like an overripe fruit.

It was Rainbow who knocked that fruit to the ground. Grabbing Twilight’s shoulders, she said, “You know, we’d better all survive this. Because I am going to kill you for making that pun.”

No, Rainbow, it's not a pun. It's a spoonerism.

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:pinkiegasp: "But, Twilight! What will we do with the other one hundred and eight?"

Oh wow. I totally didn't see the joke until I tried to google what "Dewey Decimation System" actually means, seeing how I hear that term in about 1 out of 10 fanfictions, and I slowly am getting the suspicions there's more to it than just alphanumerical sorting.

Then I got confused because Google returned a whole lot of random "Let's plays", other videogame-related results and even one search-result on page 1 mentioning the Ghostbusters, as opposed to, say, a Wikipedia article explaining what "Dewey Decimation System" means.

Only then did I notice it said "Decimation System" instead of "Decimal System".

Ah.

Heh. :pinkiesmile:

I guess that's what I get for checking fimfiction before eating breakfast. :twilightsheepish:

. It's a spoonerism.

I find myself unable to transpose the initial sounds of any of those words to make a thing they were allegedly to be instead, so…pun, methinks.

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