My favorite part had to be the Koopalings (Bowser’s ill-behaved children) and their similarities to the famous musicians to which they were named after:
Iggy, Morton, Lemmy, Ludwig, Roy, Wendy, Larry, and Bowser
And after reading the section about Malboro, a recurring monster in the Final Fantasy series, you can’t help but wonder if Philip Morris intentionally named their most popular brand of cigarettes “bad breath” (Latin mal meaning “bad,” and boros, allegedly meaning “breath” in Latin or Greek).
It’s a bit of a long read, but if you have the time (and like me, can remember when Princess Peach was called “Princess Toadstool”) and a genuine interest in video games as well as etymology, I highly recommend you check out this article.
Via the mental_floss Blog.