Do you ever read "Dreg" as "Doug"?

Posted by NickLott (793 posts) 2 months, 2 days ago

Poll: Do you ever read "Dreg" as "Doug"? (140 votes)

Yes 24%
No 74%

Does this happen to anyone else? The enemy label names for Dregs always read as "Doug" to me on first glance. I now just think of them as Dougs. I kind of like the idea of just giving random monsters such a plan name.

#1 Edited by csl316 (8691 posts) -

I read it as Dredg every single time.

#2 Posted by Noblenerf (321 posts) -

Don't be crazy. Destiny doesn't have any proper nouns in the game, so such a mistake is impossible.

#3 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1456 posts) -

I occasionally see it as Derg, and, in one rare case I mistook it for derp. The internet has fully infected my brain and I'm not sure how I feel about it.

#4 Posted by CorruptedEvil (3392 posts) -

@noblenerf: Yup, everything is named just a noun. The only actual names in the game (atleast in the beta) are the legendary enemies with randomly generated names.

#5 Posted by Counterclockwork87 (673 posts) -

I always read it as "Deng" as in basketball player Luol Deng. Something about the kerning on that font must screw my brain up.

#6 Edited by conmulligan (509 posts) -

No, but now I probably will every time. Thanks, @nicklott.

#7 Posted by Nodima (1203 posts) -

No, but the Gamespot Now Playing stream (here) had Mary Kish, Chris Watters and Shaun McGinnis on it and one of them thought it said Doug at first and then they were making Doug jokes the rest of the 4 hour stream. So I'll never forget that people COULD make that mistake, but I haven't personally.

#8 Posted by Humanity (9275 posts) -

@nodima said:

No, but the Gamespot Now Playing stream (here) had Mary Kish, Chris Watters and Shaun McGinnis on it and one of them thought it said Doug at first and then they were making Doug jokes the rest of the 4 hour stream. So I'll never forget that people COULD make that mistake, but I haven't personally.

Mary might have said "show him the dougy" about a dozen times

#9 Edited by Devil240Z (3368 posts) -

No but I read Shank as Shark during the alpha and was then confused when i read it different for the beta.

#10 Posted by Crono11 (1650 posts) -

I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE!

I was playing with my friend and I was very confused and said "is that enemy named Doug?"

#11 Edited by ripelivejam (3976 posts) -

#12 Posted by itsmadness (143 posts) -

No, but I read it as Greg...

#13 Posted by DoctorDonkey (265 posts) -

I think of Judge Dredd when I see it.

Judge Dreg.

#14 Posted by Skyfire543 (691 posts) -

No but I read Shank as Shark during the alpha and was then confused when i read it different for the beta.

Wait they're called Shanks? Fuck. I've been reading Shark as well.

#15 Edited by Turtlebird95 (2391 posts) -

#16 Posted by MindBullet (163 posts) -

Yes, actually. On top of that and me and my brother ended up calling the Shanks "Skanks" when we first saw them and now we're just stuck with it.

#17 Edited by A_E_Martin (219 posts) -

Well, I just read the title of this thread as 'Do you ever read "Dreg" as "Dong"?', so there you have it.

#18 Posted by delorean99947 (228 posts) -

@mindbullet: I thought they were sharks until my friend pointed out it was shank.

#19 Posted by JaredA (824 posts) -

I read it as dog for the first hour of playing it...

#20 Posted by adam1808 (1500 posts) -

Doug is getting revenge on y'all for picking Carly instead of him.

#21 Posted by StarvingGamer (8250 posts) -

Saw this thread earlier and thought "WTF is this poll about"?

Forgot about it and started playing the Destiny beta.

Wondered to myself, does anybody else sometimes read "Dreg" as "Doug"?

Saw this thread again and LOLOLOLOL

#22 Posted by ShadowSwordmaster (141 posts) -

Not when I played it.

#23 Posted by VooDooPC (325 posts) -

Yes! I actually laughed out loud when I saw this topic because I was playing it yesterday and said to my brother, "Sometimes I think it says 'Doug', but it says 'Dreg'"

I wear glasses when I drive, but not when I play video games. Maybe I should start.

#24 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2030 posts) -

I actually started the Beta sometime after I saw this thread title pop up on the forums. I thought this thread would predispose me to read "Dreg" as "Doug"... but I couldn't do it.

Maybe it had the opposite effect and caused me to expect "Dreg" so I could only read it properly afterwards?

#25 Posted by Pushtoclose (30 posts) -

Omg yes! Made my time with the beta alo more entertaining to my friends calling out where dougs are or like hearing "damnit doug killed me again".

#26 Posted by bboymaestro (279 posts) -

I read it as Dredd.

I.....AM THE LAWAH

#27 Posted by Fattony12000 (7418 posts) -

Dug.

#28 Edited by Karthas (94 posts) -

Not Doug so much, but I sure shot a heck of those flying Skank things.

#29 Posted by Marcsman (3198 posts) -

No

#30 Edited by Camelizer (77 posts) -

No. Having said that I am going to make an effort to start calling them Doug in the hopes that it catches on in my head. Yelling obscenities at 'Doug' whenever I see one would make dealing with them pretty entertaining.

#31 Posted by Brodehouse (9951 posts) -

On your knees, Doug.

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