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The Mane-iac promo title S4E6

The Mane-iac, a character whose name is a pony-related pun (here a play on mane and maniac).

Standard vocabulary in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic features numerous terms in relation to ponies and other animals, expressions or turns of phrase, word or name alterations, and other puns that are a play on or substituted with real-life words and phrases. The following is a list of these words and expressions and their real-life equivalents and meanings/contexts.

Single-word terms

Term Real term Example(s) of usage
"anypony"
"anygriffon"
"anybody" "Does anypony know where I can find an accordion?" — Pinkie Pie, Swarm of the Century
"birth-iversary" "birthday", "anniversary" "My birth-iversary's already looking way cooler!" — Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pride
"businesspony" "businessperson" "I hadn't realized you were such a savvy businesspony!" — Twilight Sparkle, Sweet and Elite
"colt" "boy" "Let's hear it for all our talented fillies and colts." — Cheerilee, The Show Stoppers
"congresspony" "congressperson" "What are you doing? Let me out of this right now. My father is a congresspony!" — Buck Withers, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #12
"cowpony" "cowboy", "cowgirl" "Yee-haw! Ride 'em, cowpony!" — Pinkie Pie, Applebuck Season
"cute-ceañera" "quinceañera" "You're still totally invited to my cute-ceañera this weekend." — Diamond Tiara, Call of the Cutie
"everypony" "everybody" "Thank you, everypony, for being here bright and early." — Mayor Mare, Winter Wrap Up
"filly" "girl", "lady" "When I was a little filly and the sun was going down..." — Pinkie Pie, Friendship is Magic, part 2
"fillynap"
"dragon-nap"
"kidnap" "Trouble Shoes, you're under arrest for [...] fillynappin'!" — Sheriff Silverstar, Appleoosa's Most Wanted
"foal" "fool" "Stand back, you foals!" — Nightmare Moon, Friendship is Magic, part 2
"baby", "child" "Two new foals for me to play with?" — Pinkie Pie, Baby Cakes
"gallop" "run" "I have been galloping all over looking for you." — Rarity, Sisterhooves Social
"Gesundhoof" "Gesundheit" "A firm "Gesundhoof" when I sneeze" — Discord, Three's A Crowd
"henchpony" "henchman" "To market, henchponies!" — Dr. Caballeron, Daring Don't
"hoof" "hand", "arm", "finger", "foot" "I challenge you to a hoof-wrestle." — Applejack, The Ticket Master
"Would you like to try your hoof at a nest?" — Rarity, Winter Wrap Up
"Just put one hoof in front of the other." — Fluttershy, Stare Master
"hooficure" "manicure", "pedicure" "I am going for a hooficure and that is that!" — Wild Fire, A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1
"mailpony" "mailman" "I wish the mailpony would just come already!" — Pinkie Pie, Wonderbolts Academy
"mare" "girl", "lady", "woman" "I would stroll through the gala, and everyone would wonder, 'Who is that mysterious mare?'" — Rarity, The Ticket Master
"mare-trimony" "matrimony" "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join these two in mare-trimony." — Mayor Mare, Slice of Life
"month-iversary" "month", "anniversary" "Happy month-iversary to you and you today!" — Pinkie Pie, Baby Cakes
"neighsayer" "naysayer" "It seems we have some neighsayers in the audience." — Trixie, Boast Busters
"nopony" "nobody" "I don't need no help from nopony!" — Applejack, Applebuck Season
"Pegasister" "Pegasus", "sister" "No sweat, my Pegasisters and dragon boyz." — Pinkie Pie, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #8
"Pegassistance" "assistance" "Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, a little Pegassistance?" — Pinkie Pie, MMMystery on the Friendship Express
"pony-pedi" "mani-pedi" "I had a pony-pedi and I am not about to chip a hoof because you dislike my style of digging." — Rarity, A Dog and Pony Show
"rocktorate" "doctorate" "Maud is heading out to get her rocktorate in rock science..." — Pinkie Pie, Maud Pie
"salespony" "salesperson" "We're the world famous Flim Flam Brothers, traveling salesponies nonpareil" — Flim and Flam, The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
"scaredy-pony"
"scaredy-dragon"
"scaredy-cat" "Don't be such a scaredy-pony." — Rainbow Dash, Dragonshy
"schoolpony" "schoolboy", "schoolgirl", "schoolchild", "schoolkid" "She's just a harmless schoolpony engaged in a little harmless gossip." — Rarity, Ponyville Confidential
"showpony" "showman", "showgirl" "Showpony business is tough." — Cherry Berry, Putting Your Hoof Down
"snowpony" "snowman" "I spy a snowpony!" — Rainbow Dash, Hearth's Warming Eve
"somepony" "somebody" "If only somepony hadn't been so persnickety." — Applejack, Look Before You Sleep
"stallion" "boy", "man" "She deserves to have one of the best stallions as her very special somepony." — Sweetie Belle, Hearts and Hooves Day
"toraindo" "tornado", "rain" My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #2
"trot" "walk" "Are we gonna gallop or are we gonna trot!?" — Shining Armor, Games Ponies Play
"wingpony" "wingman" "After all, Spitfire did make me the leader and you the wingpony." — Lightning Dust, Wonderbolts Academy
"worryworm" "worrywart" "Quit bein' such a worryworm and follow your ears!" — Granny Smith, Leap of Faith

Phrases and expressions

Phrase Real phrase Example(s) of usage
"Attention Horse" ​[​specify​]​ Rarity, Attention Horsecollectible card game
"best mare"
"best beast"
"best man" "You want me to be your best mare?" — Twilight Sparkle, A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1
"blow your horseshoes off" "blow your socks off" "Grade-A, top-notch, five-star, blow-your-horseshoes-off, one-of-a-kind cider!" — Flim, The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
"cutie mark" "beauty mark" "Today we are going to be talking about cutie marks." — Cheerilee, Call of the Cutie
"fillies and gentlecolts"
"mares and gentlecolts"
"ladies and gentlemen" "Fillies and gentlecolts, may I present for the very first time, Princess Twilight Sparkle!" — Princess Celestia, Magical Mystery Cure
"for pony's sake" "for X's sake" "Rarity, for pony's sake, stop sweatin' the small stuff and help me get rid of this thing!" — Applejack, Look Before You Sleep
"goody four-shoes"
"goody two-horseshoes"
"goody two-shoes" "I couldn't risk a goody four-shoes like you giving that ticket away to just anybody." — Rainbow Dash, The Ticket Master
"hold your horsefeathers" "hold your horses" "Now you hold your horsefeathers, little seed!" — Granny Smith, Leap of Faith
"hoof thing" "groove thing" "Who's ready to shake their hoof thang?!" — Pinkie Pie, Party of One
"mare and colt"
"jack and jenny"
"husband and wife", "man and wife" "I now pronounce you mare and colt." — Princess Celestia, A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2
"Iron Pony competition" "Iron Man competition" "I challenge you to an Iron Pony competition." — Rainbow Dash, Fall Weather Friends
"mane event" "main event" "Time for the mane event!" — Mane-iac, Power Ponies
"old ponies' tale"
"old mare's tale"
"old wives' tale" "Mare in the Moon? But that's just an old ponies' tale." — Spike, Friendship is Magic, part 1
"Pin the Tail on the Pony" "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" "How about a game of 'Pin the Tail on the Pony'?" — Discord, Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2
"pony of ceremonies" "master of ceremonies" "I am Rarity, and I have been chosen as pony of ceremonies for the Ponyville Days festival." — Rarity, Simple Ways
"sonic rainboom" "sonic boom", "rainbow" "I could do sonic rainbooms in my sleep." — Rainbow Dash, Sonic Rainboom
"trot to it" "hop to it" "Trot to it, ponies!" — Scootaloo, Flight to the Finish
"trot of life" "walk of life" "I also see so many ponies from all trots of life, brought together by love." — Mayor Mare, Slice of Life
"what the hay" "what the heck" "Applejack, what the hay is going on?" — Rainbow Dash, Applebuck Season
"Ziegfilly Follies" "Ziegfeld Follies" "I'll be touring all of Equestria with my latest concert, Sapphire Shores' Ziegfilly Follies, so I need to look seeensational!" — Sapphire Shores, A Dog and Pony Show

Character names

Character Real term/name Example(s) of usage
Con Mane "con man" "Or as he's known the spy world, Mane. Con Mane." — Pinkie Pie, MMMystery on the Friendship Express
Fili-Second "millisecond" "Pinkie is Fili-Second, the fastest pony in all of Maretropolis!" — Spike, Power Ponies
Hayscartes Descartes "You've still gotta teach me that Hayscartes technique." — Moon Dancer, Amending Fences
Headless Horse Headless Horseman "If the Headless Horse catches me, I'm never gonna be heard from again!" — Scootaloo, Sleepless in Ponyville
Heisenbronc Heisenberg "Heisenbronc's uncertainty principle says that in order to properly observe a subject, you need to minimize your interference with it..." — Twilight Sparkle, My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #17
Hooffield Hatfield "I don't believe we've ever been friends with the Hooffields!" — Big Daddy McColt, The Hooffields and McColts
Mane-iac "maniac" "The Power Ponies have to stop the Mane-iac or Maretropolis is doomed!" — Spike, Power Ponies
Mare Do Well "ne'er-do-well" "I dub this new masked hero the mysterious Mare Do Well!" — Mayor Mare, The Mysterious Mare Do Well
Mare in the Moon Man in the Moon "The mythical Mare in the Moon is in fact Nightmare Moon." — Twilight Sparkle, Friendship is Magic, part 1
Masked Matter-Horn Matterhorn "You're the Masked Matter-Horn! You can shoot all kinds of crazy power beams from your horn!" — Spike, Power Ponies
McColt McCoy "We don't have a friendship problem. We have... a McColt problem." — Ma Hooffield, The Hooffields and McColts
Mistress Mare-velous "marvelous" "Mistress Mare-velous!" — Spike, Power Ponies
Ponyacci Pagliacci "Ponyacci's my idol! He's forgotten more stuff about comedy than most ponies ever learn!" — Pinkie Pie, My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #5
Prancy Drew Nancy Drew "May I present the third member of our team, famous filly investigator Prancy Drew!" — Diamond Tiara, My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #16
Sass Squash Sasquatch "It's the Sass Squash!" — Granny Smith, My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #6
Wonderbolts "wonder", "thunderbolt" "The Wonderbolts perform at The Grand Galloping Gala every year." — Rainbow Dash, The Ticket Master

Location names

Location Real term/location Example(s) of usage
Appleloosa Appaloosa "He needs his rest so we can give him as a gift to my relatives in Appleloosa." — Applejack, Over a Barrel
Applewood Hollywood "I can hop on a train today and be in Applewood late tomorrow..." — Applejack, My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #8
Bales Wales "According to this book on the history of sheepdog trials in Trotland and Bales..." — Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair
Baltimare Baltimore "Another Pegasus just got back from Baltimare with an all-clear." — Rainbow Dash, It's About Time
Bitsburgh Pittsburgh My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #20
Bridleway Broadway "These are tickets to the hottest musical on Bridleway!" — Rarity, Rarity Takes Manehattan
Bronclyn Brooklyn "This event promises to bring our Bronclyn neighbors together and restore our sense of community..." — Rarity, Made in Manehattan
Canterlot Camelot "Are you not happy that your quest is complete and you can return to your studies in Canterlot?" — Princess Celestia, Friendship is Magic, part 2
Carneighie Hall Carnegie Hall "Here we are, girls: Manehattan's famous Carneighie Hall!" — Rarity, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #21
Chicoltgo Chicago My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #3
Cloudsdale Clydesdale "I'm the greatest flyer to ever come out of Cloudsdale!" — Rainbow Dash, Sonic Rainboom
Coltifornia California "One more ride on 'Nightmare Moon Mountain' and then on to Coltifornia Adventure!" — Applejack, My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #8
Fillydelphia Philadelphia "I'm afraid an emergency has come up in Fillydelphia." — Princess Celestia, Swarm of the Century
Gallopinghost Islands Galápagos Islands "The Gallopinghost Islands?! Nopony can find those islands! They're the stuff of legend." — Twilight Sparkle, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #13
Hoofington "-ington", Huffington, Huntington, etc. "When all hope was lost, the ponies of Hoofington had no one to turn to..." — Trixie, Boast Busters
Hooflyn Brooklyn "This train'll take us straight to Hooflyn." — Babs Seed, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #21
Horsolulu Honolulu My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #20
Las Pegasus / Los Pegasus Las Vegas / Los Angeles "My team gave the all clear from Fillydelphia to Las Pegasus." — Rainbow Dash, It's About Time
Madisoat Square Garden Madison Square Garden "Welcome to Madisoat Square Garden in Manehattan..." — My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #29
Manehattan Manhattan "I knew I'd find out who I was meant to be in Manehattan." — Applejack, The Cutie Mark Chronicles
Mare-is, Prance Paris, France "But I also studied abroad in Mare-is, Prance, last summer." — Charity Sweetmint, Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity
Maretania Mauritania "Is that the candlestick he used to light the way when he was exploring the caverns of Maretania?" — Princess Cadance, Three's A Crowd
Maretropolis "metropolis" "The Maretropolis bakery was only sixty-five blocks away!" — Pinkie Pie, Power Ponies
Mustangia Mustang "Just an ordinary wild mustang from Mustangia here to enjoy a little vay-cay." — Ms. Peachbottom, Games Ponies Play
Mythica, Neigh York Ithaca, New York "Those hornaments are due in Mythica, Neigh York, by tomorrow morning and they aren't going to finish rhinestoning themselves." — Rarity, Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell
Neigh Mexicolt New Mexico Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity
Neighcy's Macy's "What about this? I just bought it in Neighcy's." — Charity Sweetmint, Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity
Saddle Arabia Saudi Arabia "I have to be at my best when she arrives with the delegates from Saddle Arabia." — Twilight Sparkle, Magic Duel
San Flanksisco
San Franciscolt
San Francisco My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #1, Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell
Seaddle Seattle "Got your ticket to Seaddle ready?" — My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #8
South Amareica South America "Peppers from South Amareica." — Applejack, Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare
Timbucktu Timbuktu "You've never heard of the fall of Timbucktu?! Don't you know your Equestria history?!" — Rainbow Dash My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #5
Trot Troy "I don't think any pony will forget about the siege on Trot!" — Fluttershy, My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #5
Trotland Scotland "According to this book on the history of sheepdog trials in Trotland and Bales..." — Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair
Trottingham Nottingham "They're due in Trottingham tomorrow morning." — Rarity, Stare Master
Whinny World Disney World "Go to Whinny World!" — Rarity, My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #8
Whinnyapolis Minneapolis "It'd sure be a shame to see something like a scheduling issue create a nasty old rift between Whinnyapolis and Ponyville." — Whinnyapolis Delegate, Princess Spike

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