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Hello everyone. Frist of all let me say that I'm not an native english speaker, and that's the main reason I'm asking for a linguistic advice. I received quite a few critiques about the wording on this design and I would like to hear your technical opinions.



Many argued that "Han Duo" would have been better, but I feel that "Han with Friend" conveys better the concept that having friends is better than being alone. Furthermore, Han Duo isn't technically correct since they should be both named "Han" to be a "Han Duo", isn't it?

Can you give me a counsel please? Thank you very much!
 

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Hello everyone. Frist of all let me say that I'm not an native english speaker, and that's the main reason I'm asking for a linguistic advice. I received quite a few critiques about the wording on this design and I would like to hear your technical opinions.



Many argued that "Han Duo" would have been better, but I feel that "Han with Friend" conveys better the concept that having friends is better than being alone. Furthermore, Han Duo isn't technically correct since they should be both named "Han" to be a "Han Duo", isn't it?

Can you give me a counsel please? Thank you very much!

its a pun or play on the word solo, han duo although not technically correct as you say is funny, han with friend is nice not but not funny.

I hope that helps
 

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I agree with angippp.

Puns like this depend, in part, on being short and snappy. Also, there are often related sounds or a pattern in the syllables between the words. "solo" and "duo" are both two syllables long and end in the same sound. That works well. Whereas "with friend" has no sounds or syllables that play off of either Hans or Solo, so that depends entirely upon the meaning of the words which just isn't funny by itself.
 

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I agree with others, Duo would be the better pun/play on words. While you may want to convey the whole friendship thing, that is done through the art, not through the words. If the pun/humor is not what you meant with your words, then essentially your shirt should be "Han without friend", "Han with friend", which probably wouldn't sell as well.
 
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