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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Figment View Post
    We associate it with both, because it means both. Axis means a line on a graph. It also means the Japan-Italy-Germany alliance during World War II. Pretending it has only one meaning (or mean more thing more than the other) is either a deliberate lie, or worse, a demonstration of ignorance.

    Which is why we're not infracting anyone for suggesting the name (because we know pertinently well they're suggesting it because of the mathematic association, and not because they're nazi supporters), but won't use it ourselves (because we know just as pertinently well that there WILL be people making the Nazi association and being offended by it, and we're not interested in putting up with the consequences of THAT just to satisfy butt-hurt maths fans).

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    Josh, I quote another wiki right back at you :

    The Axis powers (German: Achsenmächte, Italian: Potenze dell'Asse, Japanese: 枢軸国 Sūjikukoku), also known as the Axis alliance, Axis nations, Axis countries, or just the Axis
    See the last one. Yes, Axis does mean that.
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    Whatever this generation is called, what does it matter? All that matters is the adventures and experiences we share in the games.
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    The Heredity Generation.
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    Default Re: Color, Metal, Advance... Generation VI's nickname?

    Since X and Y refer to both coordinates and chromosomes (the latter would make Z stand out if there is one), I think we should wait and see which term has more importance.

    Until then, something akin to "DNA/Gene Gen" (doubly so if the 'Z' is another X and we get XX and XY)

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    Default Re: Color, Metal, Advance... Generation VI's nickname?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gollumbells View Post
    Seriously....

    What on earth has the war got to do with a Pokemon game? Grow up. It happened long ago, and it is not uncommon for a word to have two different meanings.

    Whatever this generation is called, what does it matter? All that matters is the adventures and experiences we share in the games.
    Nobody calls them by these names anyway so it I agree it honestly doesn't matter much what it is called. People just say Gen VI anyway, so yeah, let's just go with something.

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    Default Re: Color, Metal, Advance... Generation VI's nickname?

    Definitely Axis generation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miar View Post
    Since X and Y refer to both coordinates and chromosomes (the latter would make Z stand out if there is one), I think we should wait and see which term has more importance.

    Until then, something akin to "DNA/Gene Gen" (doubly so if the 'Z' is another X and we get XX and XY)
    Oh, that's a good one, the DNA generation (still like the Nuclear Generation though ;) )!



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    Default Re: Color, Metal, Advance... Generation VI's nickname?

    I'd suggest Generation X, but that might be problematic when we reach... well, Generation X.

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    Given how "X" is often associated with mysterious things, I'd expect "The Mysterious Generation", still, we don't know what the exact theme of Gen 6 is right now, as the games were only announced today.
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    How about the 3DNA generation?
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    Since when the fuck has IV been known as the 3D generation. I think it wouldn't be a bad idea to retcon that. As in can we like have a poll on bulbapedia or something to change it. A. I understand why it fits, but think there are much better options and B. This now creates quite a large discrepancy with that name.

    I'm a fan of the Helix Generation, if it does in fact have DNA as its main focus. I love alliteration as much as the next guy, but Genetic Generation doesn't sound quite right to me.

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    Default Re: Color, Metal, Advance... Generation VI's nickname?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gollumbells View Post
    Seriously....

    What on earth has the war got to do with a Pokemon game? Grow up. It happened long ago, and it is not uncommon for a word to have two different meanings.

    Whatever this generation is called, what does it matter? All that matters is the adventures and experiences we share in the games.
    Of course it's not uncommon for a word to have two meanings. And when using those words in context, it's perfectly fine. No one would criticize you for talking about axis while describign a graph, or a line, or something that falls under the clear definition of Axis.

    That's not the case here, though. Here, we're using the word out of context. There's nothing mathematical or statistical or graph-related in what we're describing: it's a pokémon game. And, when using words out of context, you need to keep all possible meanings in mind. Not just the one that fits your gag. Because not everyone will get your gag at a glance, and some people might - almost certainly will - go for the other meanings of the word.

    As for it happened a long time ago: there are still people alive who fought in that war, or lived through it. Still people alive who survived the holocaust. Many of them (the US govt estimate about 1.4 million US soldiers who served during the war are still alive). They're probably (most of them) not playing pokémon, but do you imagine perhaps some of them have grandchildren and grandnephews? Who might be playing the game?

    For something like World War II, with the scale of the death, suffering and devastation involved, a lifetime is not long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshawott View Post
    I vote for Axis Generation, as that's obviously where X and Y take their names from.
    yep. axis gen though they need a Z game to have all three axis or if they wabnted a machinest ot cnc edition

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    Generation IV should be renamed the Jewel Generation. Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, they're all associated with jewellery. Generation III could've been called the Gemstone Generation.

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