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24th May '17 7:24:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* FourOneNineScam: Since this con is one of the OldestOnesInTheBook, most people are GenreSavvy enough to know that there ''is'' no Nigerian prince on the other side of the email willing to give you a share of riches for shuffling money around. So when it's used in fiction, it's almost always parodied, most commonly by showing that the Nigerian prince ''is'' real, and dumbfounded as to why no one ever emails him back, or to show WhatAnIdiot someone is to fall for this trick.

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* FourOneNineScam: Since this con is one of the OldestOnesInTheBook, most people are GenreSavvy smart enough to know that there ''is'' no Nigerian prince on the other side of the email willing to give you a share of riches for shuffling money around. So when it's used in fiction, it's almost always parodied, most commonly by showing that the Nigerian prince ''is'' real, and dumbfounded as to why no one ever emails him back, or to show WhatAnIdiot someone is to fall for this trick.
7th May '17 11:49:05 AM Ramidel
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* The excuse "{{A dog ate my homework}}!" is so prevalent in media that even students know better than to pull this when they don't finish their homework. Nowadays, this is [[EvolvingTrope replaced]] by the more plausible "My printer stopped working!"[[note]]Even then, the "printer" phrase itself is turning into a dead horse, given that email and online assignments are becoming increasingly prevalent. "My internet went down"
has become another form of this.[[/note]] The logical extension of this trope, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs "The dog ate my printer!"]], has yet to catch on.

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* The excuse "{{A dog ate my homework}}!" is so prevalent in media that even students know better than to pull this when they don't finish their homework. Nowadays, this is [[EvolvingTrope replaced]] by the more plausible "My printer stopped working!"[[note]]Even then, the "printer" phrase itself is turning into a dead horse, given that email and online assignments are becoming increasingly prevalent. "My internet went down"
down" has become another form of this.[[/note]] The logical extension of this trope, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs "The dog ate my printer!"]], has yet to catch on.
7th May '17 11:48:28 AM Ramidel
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* The excuse "{{A dog ate my homework}}!" is so prevalent in media that even students know better than to pull this when they don't finish their homework. Nowadays, this is [[EvolvingTrope replaced]] by the more plausible "My printer stopped working!"[[note]]Even then, the "printer" phrase itself is turning into a dead horse, given that email and online assignments are becoming increasingly prevalent.[[/note]] The logical extension of this trope, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs "The dog ate my printer!"]], has yet to catch on.

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* The excuse "{{A dog ate my homework}}!" is so prevalent in media that even students know better than to pull this when they don't finish their homework. Nowadays, this is [[EvolvingTrope replaced]] by the more plausible "My printer stopped working!"[[note]]Even then, the "printer" phrase itself is turning into a dead horse, given that email and online assignments are becoming increasingly prevalent. "My internet went down"
has become another form of this.
[[/note]] The logical extension of this trope, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs "The dog ate my printer!"]], has yet to catch on.
2nd May '17 3:26:55 PM Syera
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* SuperheroesWearCapes: This was pretty common during TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, but fell out of favor over time. Few superheroes are unironically given capes anymore; those who do have them usually hearken back to a time to when capes were more popular.
14th Apr '17 11:18:07 AM angie710
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* FourOneNineScam: Since this con is one of the OldestOnesInTheBook, most people are GenreSavvy enough to know that there ''is'' no Nigerian prince on the other side of the email willing to give you a share of riches for shuffling money around. So when it's used in fiction, it's almost always parodied, most commonly by showing that the Nigerian prince ''is'' real, and dumbfounded as to why no one ever emails him back, or to show WhatAnIdiot someone is to fall for this trick.
13th Apr '17 7:23:11 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* VenusIsWet: Common when the only thing known about UsefulNotes/{{Venus}} was the permanent cloud cover over its entire surface, stomped flat when unmanned space probes reveal that the clouds are sulfuric acid, the atmosphere is largely carbon dioxide, and due to the resulting greenhouse effect the temperature at the planet's dry and barren surface is around 480°C (900°F). Now only appears as part of a GenreThrowback. The few modern stories that still use this trope generally invoke [[{{Main/Terraform}} terraforming]] as an explanation.

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* VenusIsWet: Common when the only thing known about UsefulNotes/{{Venus}} was the permanent cloud cover over its entire surface, stomped flat when unmanned space probes reveal that the clouds are sulfuric acid, the atmosphere is largely carbon dioxide, and due to the resulting greenhouse effect the temperature at the planet's dry and barren surface is around 480°C (900°F). Now only appears as part of a GenreThrowback. The few modern stories that still use this trope generally invoke [[{{Main/Terraform}} terraforming]] {{terraform}}ing as an explanation.
27th Mar '17 3:39:57 AM Ramidel
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* MattressTagGag: Not only is this trope not played straight anymore, it's doubtful that it ever was.


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* PlanetaryRomance: The classic version (set in the Solar System, specifically Mars) has been [[ScienceMarchesOn killed by science]], and is impossible to do except in a deliberate GenreThrowback that either ignores or [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the science. The genre as a whole is sliding into obscurity as well, due to changes in the SciFiGhetto. [[note]]From TheFifties to TheEighties, publishers considered fantasy to be significantly lower than sci-fi on the hierarchy, and at some points fantasy was almost impossible to get published. Hence, a trend developed to write HighFantasy as science fiction and just set it on another planet, often replacing magic with PsychicPowers. Nowadays, if you want to write fantasy, you just write fantasy, and so most Planetary Romance novels are either part of LongRunners that aren't going anywhere, or are (again) deliberate [[GenreThrowback Genre Throwbacks]] to the classics.[[/note]]
5th Mar '17 11:08:44 PM Ramidel
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* BondGunBarrel: Parodied so many times that it became a [[StockParodies stock parody]]. It's still played straight by the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise, either on movies or video games, because [[GrandfatherClause people have come to expect it and]] [[WatchItForTheMeme would complain if it weren't included]]. If you see it elsewhere, it's probably a parody.
28th Feb '17 2:20:03 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:330:Nobody told him that {{Visual Pun}}s aren't funny anymore.]]

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6th Feb '17 7:02:52 AM Tightwire
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* YouAlwaysHearTheBullet: The page mostly hosts aversions of the trope, since it's just not used any more.
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