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3rd Dec '16 7:03:35 PM lucy24
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* ''Literature/ThePostmanAlwaysRingsTwice'' contains no postmen and no doorbells. It is a metaphor for fate. At the time the book was published, the title phrase would have been [[PeopleSitInChairs transparently obvious]] to the reader. Now that mail characters donít come to the door at all, let alone ring the bell--not so much.

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* ''Literature/ThePostmanAlwaysRingsTwice'' contains no postmen and no doorbells. It is a metaphor for fate. At the time the book was published, the title phrase would have been [[PeopleSitInChairs transparently obvious]] to the reader. Now that mail characters carriers donít come to the door at all, let alone ring the bell--not so much.
3rd Dec '16 7:02:09 PM lucy24
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* ''Literature/ThePostmanAlwaysRingsTwice'' contains no postmen and no doorbells. It is an overly complicated metaphor for fate.

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* ''Literature/ThePostmanAlwaysRingsTwice'' contains no postmen and no doorbells. It is an overly complicated a metaphor for fate.fate. At the time the book was published, the title phrase would have been [[PeopleSitInChairs transparently obvious]] to the reader. Now that mail characters donít come to the door at all, let alone ring the bell--not so much.
28th Nov '16 8:30:50 PM RAMChYLD
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* "Music/{{Polysics}}'' is known to do deploy this trope with certain song titles. For example, ''Colecanth is Android'' and ''New Wave Jacket''.

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* "Music/{{Polysics}}'' ''Music/{{Polysics}}'' is known to do deploy this trope with certain song titles. For example, ''Colecanth is Android'' and ''New Wave Jacket''.
28th Nov '16 8:27:59 PM RAMChYLD
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* "Music/{{Polysics}} is known to do deploy this trope with certain song titles. For example, ''Colecanth is Android'' and ''New Wave Jacket''.

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* "Music/{{Polysics}} "Music/{{Polysics}}'' is known to do deploy this trope with certain song titles. For example, ''Colecanth is Android'' and ''New Wave Jacket''.
28th Nov '16 8:27:31 PM RAMChYLD
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* "[[Music/{{Polysics}} Colecanth is Android]]"? What does that mean?
** Also, ''New Wave Jacket''.

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* "[[Music/{{Polysics}} Colecanth "Music/{{Polysics}} is Android]]"? What does that mean?
** Also,
known to do deploy this trope with certain song titles. For example, ''Colecanth is Android'' and ''New Wave Jacket''.
21st Nov '16 11:54:42 AM rjd1922
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* In ''Film/StrawDogs2011'', David compares the locals to straw dogs, saying that the men are treated reverently when they are football stars in high school but are "trash" afterwards. [[spoiler: Such feelings make sense, considering how he treats them later. Or throughout the film, for that matter.]] The [[Film/StrawDogs original film]] gives no explanation for the title.

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* In ''Film/StrawDogs2011'', David compares the locals to straw dogs, saying that the men are treated reverently when they are football stars in high school but are "trash" afterwards. [[spoiler: Such feelings make sense, considering how he treats them later. Or throughout the film, for that matter.]] The [[Film/StrawDogs [[Film/StrawDogs1971 original film]] gives no explanation for the title.
21st Nov '16 11:53:40 AM rjd1922
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* ''Film/ZeroDarkThirty'' sounds like this, but it's in fact a military term for 30 minutes after midnight. That's not the actual time Osama bin Laden's death took place, but refers to the darkness and secrecy surrounding his search and eventual killing.



* ''Film/ZeroDarkThirty'' sounds like this, but it's in fact a military term for 30 minutes after midnight. That's not the actual time Osama bin Laden's death took place, but refers to the darkness and secrecy surrounding his search and eventual killing.
21st Nov '16 11:53:04 AM rjd1922
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* ''KishinCorps'' had its title changed to an example of this trope for [[Creator/{{Geneon}} Pioneer/Geneon's]] DVD re-release: ''Alien Defender Geo Armor''.

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* ''KishinCorps'' ''Anime/KishinCorps'' had its title changed to an example of this trope for [[Creator/{{Geneon}} Pioneer/Geneon's]] DVD re-release: ''Alien Defender Geo Armor''.


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* ''Film/ZeroDarkThirty'' sounds like this, but it's in fact a military term for 30 minutes after midnight. That's not the actual time Osama bin Laden's death took place, but refers to the darkness and secrecy surrounding his search and eventual killing.
21st Nov '16 11:43:57 AM rjd1922
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is starting to venture into this territory. The first {{Oddly Named Sequel|2ElectricBoogaloo}} subtitle was ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]'', which described Namine's ability to break the links of memories between, and sounded pretty cool even before explanation. After ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', though, there was ''Coded'', which did kinda make sense...and now we have the DS and PSP games ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]'' (phrased "Three-Five-Eight Days Over-Two") and ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'' respectively. ''358/2 Days'' is feasibly explained by the game taking place over the course of, well, 358 days for two people. Birth By Sleep refers to the sleep (coma) of the main character Ventus, which led to the birth (awakening) of Sora as the protagonist of the events in Kingdom Hearts. There's also a TitleDrop in the secret ending, when [[spoiler: Ansem the Wise refers to those waiting for Sora to release them from their various fates as those waiting for 'their new beginning, their birth by sleep'.]]

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is starting to venture into this territory. The first {{Oddly Named Sequel|2ElectricBoogaloo}} subtitle was ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]'', which described Namine's ability to break the links of memories between, and sounded pretty cool even before explanation. After ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', though, there was ''Coded'', which did kinda make sense...and now we have the DS and PSP games ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]'' (phrased "Three-Five-Eight Days Over-Two") and ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'' respectively. ''358/2 Days'' is feasibly explained by the game taking place over the course of, well, 358 days for two people. Birth By Sleep ''Birth by Sleep'' refers to the sleep (coma) of the main character Ventus, which led to the birth (awakening) of Sora as the protagonist of the events in Kingdom Hearts.''Kingdom Hearts''. There's also a TitleDrop in the secret ending, when [[spoiler: Ansem the Wise refers to those waiting for Sora to release them from their various fates as those waiting for 'their new beginning, their birth by sleep'.]]
17th Nov '16 1:25:54 AM PaulA
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* "La Cantatrice Chauve" (The Bald Soprano) {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this trope. The title bears no relationship to the content of the play, and the [[TitleDrop one time somebody quotes the title]], it almost sounds as though he's [[BreakingTheFourthWall inquiring about the name of the play he's in]].
* In the play Say Goodnight, Gracie by Ralph Pape (not the One Man Show with the same name about George Burns) Gracie Allen's name only comes up once, and nobody says goodnight.

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* "La Cantatrice Chauve" (The Bald Soprano) (''Theatre/TheBaldSoprano'') {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this trope. The title bears no relationship to the content of the play, and the [[TitleDrop one time somebody quotes the title]], it almost sounds as though he's [[BreakingTheFourthWall inquiring about the name of the play he's in]].
* In the play Say ''Say Goodnight, Gracie Gracie'' by Ralph Pape (not the One Man Show with the same name about George Burns) Gracie Allen's name only comes up once, and nobody says goodnight.
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