Underworld or the Underworld? Edit

I don't really get why some people add the particle "the" to Underworld. As far as I understand, as this is an actual (code)name for the virtual world, the article is not really needed here. Nobody says "The Aincrad", so why doesn't just "Underworld" suffice? English is not my native language, so correct me if I'm wrong. Gsimenas (talk) 15:27, May 7, 2013 (UTC)

I agree with you on "Underworld". But strange enough, I can not tell why "the Underworld" is incorrect. I do see a lot of "the Underworld" in this wiki. --Insanemaster (talk) 16:04, May 7, 2013 (UTC)

Well, I also can't say for sure why it is wrong, but I definitely feel that it sounds wrong. I'm only guessing that it could be because Underworld is a name and not a general word. And yeah, I've seen 'the Underworld" being used in plenty of places, that's why I've become concerned with this issue. P.s. Thanks for correcting me there, I don't know why I said "particle" instead of "article". Something else from an English lesson was probably ringing in my ear at the time. :D Gsimenas (talk) 16:31, May 7, 2013 (UTC)

The is a unique preposition the implication of "the" is to give an item or title uniqueness. For example in the novel a boss is signified also by the presence of "The" like "The Gleameyes." Meaning there is only one Gleameyes, whereas the a lizardman is just a lizardman being singular yet there can be more of them. I suppose another meaning could be interpreted for locations but it has more effect in spoken context. For example, I say "Let's go to a forest" then I am referring to no forest in particular, but if I say "Let's go to the forest" then I am referring to a specific forest that you are aware of. Still I think it is just "Underworld" and not "The Underworld" since the calendar is based on UW rather than TUW or "the UW" still that is just the context I am thinking of when I think of Underworld. Dim1 (talk) 23:45, May 7, 2013 (UTC)

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