I mean, that's not good to break the tendency of writing, for example, "Stack Exchange" or "Stack Overflow" or "Super User" or etc.

So. It should be. Untypoed! Why StackEgg, while it must be Stack Egg?

Even my auto-correction doesn't respect it.

  • Because it is called StackEgg. Don't argue or all the producers will come and wreck you... Mar 31, 2015 at 22:57
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    Stackagotchi would be a better name.
    – Zanon
    Mar 31, 2015 at 23:03
  • @Pyth wah, are they ogres?
    – nicael
    Mar 31, 2015 at 23:07
  • It's Shrek 4! Or is it... Mar 31, 2015 at 23:09
  • @Anna the reason is the below answer?:)
    – nicael
    Mar 31, 2015 at 23:33
  • Yes, but also "this is what it's called, so it's by design".
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Apr 1, 2015 at 1:16

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StackEgg is clearly a reference to digital pet games, specifically the Tamagotchi series.

Tamagotchi, as Wikipedia points out, is a portmanteau combining the Japanese word "たまご" (tamago), which means "egg", and the English word "watch". Similiarly, consider StackEgg to be a portmanteau of Stack Exchange (stackexchange.com) + egg (a literal egg).

I'm pretty sure it's in reference to Tamagotchi since the look of the devices are uncannily similar.

Also, Anna Lear has approved my theory:

Yes, but also "this is what it's called, so it's by design".

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