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Following the hot trends over the stack network, I couldn't resist on making my own puzzle.

--> That would suppose to mean that I had seen a puzzle here yesterday (or pre-yesterday) that was seeking for a word of the same nature as of mine's.

The word I am looking for exists and can be found in a map!!!

Bellow I will provide clues for the two halves of the word (that means that the 1st part has the same length with the 2nd).

The 1st half:

  1. gets kicked (but that's not its primary use. It could be kicked after usage). This half is going places.
  2. getting inspired by this, some people and their work/product/art got really famous.

It might even get "posthumous fame", well not as much as the Greek Alexander the Great, but who knows now? It's too soon to say.

The 2nd half:

  1. was created around 1980 and was a replacement to many others of its kind, after printing Hello world.
  2. was a name of an English woman, which was somehow related to the concept of the former list item.

Which word do I have in mind?

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    $\begingroup$ If I felt like getting slapped I would say the answer is "ballhog" in front of a female acquaintance. $\endgroup$ Jul 21 '16 at 17:54
  • $\begingroup$ @Goinghamateur I didn't even know the existence of that word, but a search resulted in lots of memes. :))) I did edit the question, giving more clues... $\endgroup$
    – gsamaras
    Jul 21 '16 at 17:55
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling! Glad you were inspired - it's always great to have more puzzle creators around here c: $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Jul 21 '16 at 18:27
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you @Deusovi. Well that;s (one more) proof that you are doing a great job here. Note that the "inspired" part in my question is also a clue, which ideally should reveal the nature of the word we are seeking! In case you upvoted, thanks! :) $\endgroup$
    – gsamaras
    Jul 21 '16 at 18:29
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    $\begingroup$ @gsamaras, cool. That's a good puzzle, I was just wondering if you were looking for a word that had been formed from those words, like 'emoticon' or something. $\endgroup$
    – John
    Jul 21 '16 at 22:29

Canada (as a country, it's likely to be found on a map)

The 1st half:

Can: 1. There's the game Kick the can. 2. The "art" might be refering to Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans

The 2nd half:

Ada: 1. Refers to the Ada programming language, which first appeared in 1980. Printing Hello world refers to a classic example of a simple computer program which just prints Hello world. 2. The Ada language was named after Ada Lovelace, an English mathematician who is credited with being the first computer programmer.

  • $\begingroup$ Well, my question surely brought another new user on this site! :) Hope you liked my puzzle.... :) $\endgroup$
    – gsamaras
    Jul 21 '16 at 21:56
  • $\begingroup$ @gsamaras was that the right answer? $\endgroup$
    – Areeb
    Jul 21 '16 at 22:06
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    $\begingroup$ @gsamaras I did. It's the first one I could actually solve, though (that wasn't already solved, and without taking me a lot of time, at least). Well, I think I solved it... $\endgroup$ Jul 21 '16 at 22:07
  • $\begingroup$ Yeap, I just waited to see his explanation to accept it. What I had in mind for the 1st half is: kicking your can all over the place!!! This lyric has been pinned down to my mind from when we hear it on an English course at school (as a listening exercise). $\endgroup$
    – gsamaras
    Jul 21 '16 at 22:09
  • $\begingroup$ @gsamaras I'm so mad at myself! I was looking at another puzzle and was staring at the answer for so long!! $\endgroup$
    – Areeb
    Jul 21 '16 at 22:13

Are you thinking of -


The first part -

A ball is kicked. Also hosting a ball (party) could make someone popular.

The second part -

ET the Extra-Terrestrial came out in 1982. Also, ET sounds like the suffix "ette" which is applied to some feminine nouns (e.g. "dude" versus "dudette").

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling, and good answer! $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Jul 21 '16 at 18:33
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    $\begingroup$ I agree with @Deusovi, good answer! Also I didn't even know that the last word you are mentioning existed!! However, no, this is not the answer! Maybe I should provide more clues to solve the mystery, but not yet... ;) $\endgroup$
    – gsamaras
    Jul 21 '16 at 18:34
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    $\begingroup$ dudette is 90's slang :) $\endgroup$
    – Charlok
    Jul 21 '16 at 18:36

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