Superman in the Phonebook ?

#1 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1254 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok I was wondering. If they had phonebooks on kryipton where would I find Superman's number ? Under the K's or the E's ?

#2 Posted by cattlebattle (12783 posts) - - Show Bio

W for who cares
 
 
seriously though since he was a part of the House of El I would assume his surname was El....so I guess E

#3 Posted by HolySerpent (12546 posts) - - Show Bio

Agree with cattle

#4 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1254 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh the E section ? I thought he would be listed on the K section because his name is Kal-El ?

#5 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1254 posts) - - Show Bio

@HolySerpent: Agree on What ? The Who cares or the E section ?

#6 Posted by HolySerpent (12546 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree on the E section. it goes by last name

#7 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1254 posts) - - Show Bio

@HolySerpent: Oh... well like I said before I thought Kal-El was one word ?

#8 Posted by HolySerpent (12546 posts) - - Show Bio

To be honest I thought his first name was kal-el. But I'm not sure

#9 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14698 posts) - - Show Bio

you viners are running out of topics.

#10 Posted by 0n1zuka (3715 posts) - - Show Bio

His first name is Kal, and his family's name is El. So it would be under E.

#11 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1254 posts) - - Show Bio

@0n1zuka: Ok ok so let me see if I got this right. Even the name Kal-El has a Hyphen in it its still counts as two words ?

#12 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

not everyone names their kids the way they do in America, even just going to different parts of the world things would mess up your phonebooks

but yes it would be under E

if you look at Kryptonian names you'll notice that the portion after the hyphen is what's shared from individual to individual and is the name of their house or surname...the bit before the hyphen is their first name in the case of a male, and in the case of females, they keep their father's first and last name as their full last name and get a name without a hyphen as their first name

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#13 Posted by 0n1zuka (3715 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kid_Omega_Prime: Yes, as odd as it may seem. Same with Jor-El, Mon-El, etc.

#14 Posted by Onemoreposter (4054 posts) - - Show Bio

I think even though his House name is El, Kal-El is still one word. I've always pronounced it Kallel. I think when they call him Kal it's the equivalent to calling a person named Christopher, Chris.

If my logic here holds water then as each Kryptonian technically only has one name I think Kal-El would be in the phone book under K.

#15 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1254 posts) - - Show Bio

@0n1zuka: Ok so again even if a word has a Hyphen in it it still counts as two words ? So If Shang-Chi was in the phonebook his name would be under C and not S ? What About Hyperion I think his birth name is Zhib-Ran. That means he will be under R ? or Noh-Varr he would be under V not N ?

#16 Edited by 0n1zuka (3715 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kid_Omega_Prime: Hyphenated words are one word, but if Superman put his name in a phone book, it would be under E since El is his last name. Same for Shang-Chi, Zhib-Ran, and Noh-Varr, if the second word is their last name.

Sorry about my earlier post, I was wrong about it being two words.

#17 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1254 posts) - - Show Bio

@0n1zuka: Ok I think I get it now. Still confused but hey its better the nothing. Thanks : )

#18 Posted by r3d_rob1n (541 posts) - - Show Bio

Krypton is too advanced for phonebooks

#19 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1254 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok here is the reason I asked its because i'm making a list of some of my favorite heroes and on the "K" section I need 7. 5 On DC and 2 on Marvel. So for for DC I have Superboy, Cosmic Boy, Ted Kord and Spartain. For Marvel I have Hellion and Kaine. Now if superman is in the "E" section I could add Starman (Thom Kallor) see my delema.

#20 Posted by r3d_rob1n (541 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kid_Omega_Prime: Superboy could be in the E section as Kon-El, if you are trying to free up K room. Superman is in the House El, so El is definitely his last name. Making him under the E's if classifying by kryptonian name, or K for Kent if going by Earth name

#21 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1254 posts) - - Show Bio

@r3d_rob1n: Well I was going to put Superboy in the "P" section for Project 13 but I dissided to put him in the "K" section for Kent. I gess I could put Superman in the "K" section to but I would have to kick off ether Starman or Cosmic Boy ? Oh maybe Ted Kord and put a different human somewere else. IDK ? : (

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