Talk:Development of Bugs Bunny
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There is some reference in this article as to the reasons for the inclusion of the apostrophe in the original incarnation of the character's name, indeed extending into a comment later in the article that removal of the apostrophe somehow changed its pronunciation as well.
My explanation? The apostrophe indicates not possession but a shortening of the name - indicating a missing "y" from the character's first name. Bugsy is a far more commonly used name than Bugs, and would most likely have appealed to the producers and animators as indicative of some sort of small-time crim, very much in keeping with the demeanour of the character. However "Bugsy Bunny" is somewhat cumbersome to say, which, I assert, led the producers to adopt an abbreviated form. If anyone can come up with any DOCUMENTARY evidence why this would not be the case I will leave the article as it is, otherwise after 12 months from this discussion entry I will take it upon myself to change it.
I also strongly contest the notion that the inclusion of the apostrophe would have changed the pronunciation of the characters name from "Bugs" to anything else. The assertion in the article that Bugs' would somehow be pronounced "Bugs-es" is simply ludicrous and wrong. If anyone can show any evidence to suggest the public or producers would ever have pronounced the name "Bugs-es" during the early days of the character I'm - like Bugs - all ears.
For various reasons I suggest that this article be moved to "Evolution of Bugs Bunny" or something similar. It is not clear from this article that there ever was a stable character called "Bugs' Bunny", and it is not clear from the title what this article is on about. PatGallacher (talk) 09:07, 13 June 2009 (UTC)